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Even Fox News analysts say Donald Trump should face criminal charges as channel starts airing Jan 6 hearings

One analyst says Trump may have crossed a ‘legal line’ by making ‘false statements in conjunction with the certification of an election’

Fox News analysts have said evidence from the January 6 House select committee showed Donald Trump’s “unfitness” to lead the country and that he may be guilty of a crime.

Analysing the fourth hearing by the panel investigating the Capitol insurrection, former assistant US attorney Andy McCarthy told Fox News host Anita Vogel when asked if the panel was trying to charge the former president with “conspiracy to defraud the United States”.

“No, I don’t think so, I think the most plausible crime is obstruction of Congress,” Mr McCarthy replied.

He said the committee was “relying heavily on the opinion of a federal district judge in California, David Carter, a Clinton appointee who once ran for public office as a Democrat, a lot of bombastic rhetoric in that opinion, not surprising they are relying on it.

He argued: “What I would just say is that if you had a different perspective being presented here, I don’t think that would be very helpful to President Trump, per se, because the evidence pretty clearly shows his unfitness.”

“It even suggests that he may be guilty of a crime, maybe, maybe not, there are arguments on both sides, but I would highlight here is the plausible gap, a scheme that attacked every tier of government versus how likely it was to succeed,” he added.

It came as Fox News walked back on its previous plans of not airing the primetime hearings which made it the only major American outlet to not air the hearings for a short while.

The conservative channel did not air the first hearing live, but joined other networks for the subsequent ones.

Fox News host Neil Cavuto also remarked on the revelations from the hearings, saying they made Mr Trump “look awful. Just awful”.

“If you knowingly make statements you know aren’t true and they’re proven untrue and yet you still make the statements – maybe because you’re totally and personally convinced you’re on the right and they’re on the wrong – at what point does that cross a constitutional line and maybe a legal one?” he asked legal expert Thomas Dupree on the discussion panel.

“Tom, you’re a lawyer and a great one,” Cavuto began. “And I’m not, but this just seems to make Donald Trump look awful. Just awful.”

Mr Dupree, who earlier served in the Justice Department under George W Bush, said Mr Trump could be in legal trouble and that he can cross a “legal line if you’re making those false statements in conjunction with the certification of an election or you’re trying to corrupt the count or things of that nature”.

Tuesday’s hearing focused on Mr Trump and his legal team’s efforts to pressure lawmakers and state officials in Georgia and Arizona to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory and appoint Trump-voting electors to flip their respective states’s electoral college votes in his favour.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
LOL, when does the cross-examination of the witnesses begin?
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@TheOneyouwerewarnedabout That's part of Trump's problem -- they have been playing the numerous videos of what he has said, reading the even more copious Tweets he sent out, even read into the record his 12-page rebuttal to the first 3 hearings. He's getting equal time in his own words and they are the most damning.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@dancingtongue When is the cross-examination of the "witnesses"?
@dancingtongue lolz ok…

I’m literally surprised you lot keep believing the exact same ppl every time they say they got the goods..

maybe this time right? 🍿🍿

I bet adam schiffs whistleblowers holding onto all the evidence? 🤷‍♂️
BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
I still don’t trust FOX news
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
it good at last to see fox news a once backer of trump finally get there head from up his arse . it is time people accepted trump is a liar and a crook and this is why he is court for the january 6th inserrection [spunkylama]
Which proves what?
Fox is out for Fox, and Trump is for Trump.

The issue is those who believe that Trump's self interest and his actions in support thereof are somehow not amoral or criminal.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@MistyCee LOL, I'll buy into that the day after the hildabeest gets jailed for destroying 33,000 emails, cell phones, and computers
@sunsporter1649 Will you cm really concedev that an orange is an orange onlyv when someone else concedes that an apple is an apple?
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@MistyCee And boys are really girls, bees are fish, and rocks are racist?
oh wow. fox news said so..

well heck darn, im convinced. light the tiki torches boys.lolz
@Spunkylama i did. its beside me burning
@TheOneyouwerewarnedabout So you are white racist trash. Not a surprise since you are a trump supporter.
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Elessar · 26-30, M
Clearing the way for De Santis?
Samhainn · 22-25, M
@Elessar The thing is, any Republican is likely to be like that.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@Samhainn Yeah, maybe better not to vote a republican then
Samhainn · 22-25, M
@Elessar I won't be voting Republican. As I said, DeSantis' not completely disastrous environmental record is the one tiny crumb of comfort should the horror of him becoming president be realised.
Even if he doesnt get locked up he has zero chance of ever being POTUS again he will be wasting his time if he even runs in 24 then again Biden will be wasting his time if he runs as well
More bits of sunlight shining into the cavern of darkness...and some people saying the obvious.

It's refreshing.

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