Evidence is accumulating against the former president and although he could have escaped the Justice verdict, he has not escaped history.
These public hearings of the Congress Committee on the events of January 6, 2021 are long awaited.
The U.S. Department of Justice has already filed hundreds of lawsuits against violent protesters in Capitol Hill over the January 6, 2021 incident. They testified that they believed Donald Trump’s lies about the election and acted on his request to keep him in office.
It remains to be seen whether the person most responsible for this attack on democracy will suffer the consequences.
It is an offense to participate in a conspiracy that interferes with the functioning of democratic institutions. Donald Trump has put pressure on his vice president for election scupper certification.
Leaders of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers have been accused of plotting treason against the United States government. Evidence suggests that this is a crime that Trump was involved in.
It is a crime to pressure an election official to cancel the votes of thousands of citizens. The same thing Donald Trump did with the Georgia Foreign Minister.
The Commission has proven that Donald Trump knows his fraud allegations are false. Yet he used this false pretext to extort $ 250 million from his innocent supporters. That is also a crime.
Will he scroll again?
Donald Trump has long been a master at preventing the consequences of his actions. He can escape from it this time.
To avoid political consequences, he can count on the blindness of his supporters and the misinformation of the moderate media.
To avoid legal consequences, he may rely on the fact that it is very difficult to prove conspiracy allegations. Also, like the mafia bosses, Trump knows how to cover his tracks, especially by systematically destroying almost all the documents that go into his hands in the White House (which is also a crime).
Attorney General Merrick Garland’s warning is understandable, because the trial of Trump will be hyperpolitical and the dangers of violent slipping are real. So Garland is waiting for definite evidence before initiating criminal proceedings, but it will take time and the wheels of politics will turn much faster than justice.
Judgment of history
Regardless of the political and legal fallout of the events of January 6 for Donald Trump, in view of the history of the collection of evidence revealed by the Commission, it already allows to confirm that he can not get out of it.
Donald Trump was the first president to try to prevent a peaceful transfer of power in order to retain his position despite the election ruling. For the former president, who refused to impeach in February 2021, for those who have supported or defended him since then, and for those who voted for him or his apology in 2022 and 2024, the judgment of history is most severe.