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Guilty, But Not Barred

A judge on Friday ruled Donald Trump had engaged in insurrection by inciting a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but decided that he is not barred from appearing on the primary ballot in Colorado.

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The ruling in state court — the first to find that the presidential candidate had participated in an insurrection — served as a rebuke to the Republican front-runner, even as it provided him with a legal victory. Trump has won a string of cases brought by opponents who are trying to keep him off the ballot under a provision of the Constitution that bars officials who engage in insurrection from holding office.

Denver District Judge Sarah B. Wallace wrote that Trump “acted with the specific intent to disrupt the Electoral College certification of President Biden’s electoral victory through unlawful means; specifically, by using unlawful force and violence.” And, she concluded, “that Trump incited an insurrection on January 6, 2021 and therefore ‘engaged’ in insurrection.”

“The evidence shows that Trump not only knew about the potential for violence, but that he actively promoted it and, on January 6, 2021, incited it,” she wrote.

Although Wallace found that Trump engaged in insurrection, she determined Section 3 does not apply to him. Section 3 refers to some offices by name as well as those who are an “officer of the United States,” but does not specifically mention the presidency.
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
So the President is subject to lower ethical and legal standards than other public servants?
Convivial · 26-30, F
@SunshineGirl not quite... It's yet to be decided and will end up in the supreme Court
Northwest · M
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fadedloner · F
I hope he unleashes hell when he gets back in office. Work with foreign governments to launch criminal investigations into everyone in Washington. He tried domestic investigations while he was in office but now that he knows how mobbed up Washington is he will go outside of the country to push these legal issues. Not to mention the cost of living will drop 25 percent the day he's voted in
fadedloner · F
@Renaci you might want to up the Prozac dosage
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SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
@fadedloner If you increase the availability of money in the economy (which will happen if you cut taxes or hand out grants) and the supply of goods does not keep up with the resulting increase in demand (perhaps because you have at the same time discouraged international trade through protectionist tariff barriers), prices will usually rise as a result. Price inflation is a mid to long term phenomenon which does not always neatly coincide with the term of office of the government which stoked it.
Convivial · 26-30, F
Her full summation was interesting, drawing on constitutional law experts... Apparently the original draft of the amendment did mention the prez and vice pres by title, but it was removed in the final draft... Off to the supreme Court methinks
GerOttman · 61-69, M
And folks still wonder why nobody trusts the law, lawyers, judges, trump, biden, fbi, cia, usda, and that guy next door that puts his trash cans out the day before trash day... (that would be me!)
'The tree of liberty occasionally needs to be nourished by the blood of tyrants and patriots, it's a natural manure.' Thomas Jefferson
Sadly, with each day that passes it seems to be more of a possibility.
Just because a person is immoral, unethical, misogynistic, and discriminates against some ethnic groups, is no reason to keep his name off a states ballot for POTUS. 🙈🙉🙊
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
This is rapidly becoming farcicle and yet STILL the Republican party are quiet on the issue
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Northwest · M
@GerOttman look dumbfuck, can you stick to the fucking topic?
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JoyfulSilence · 46-50, M
The People are scary.

They voted the Nazi's into power, too.
JaggedLittlePill · 41-45, F
So sick of this crap. "He did the bad thing...but it doesn't matter, he can still run and do whatever"

He has shot many people on 5th avenue. Over and over.
perceptivei · 31-35, F
He's definitely guiltily of insurrection.

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