Trump Lawyers Could Face Prosecution After Jan. 6 Referral

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    The Facts

    • The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots has referred four of former Pres. Trump’s lawyers for possible prosecution by the Dept. of Justice (DOJ), which some legal experts say could increase their chances of facing criminal charges.

    • The panel said John Eastman, Jeff Clark, Rudy Giuliani, and Kenneth Chesboro gave Trump erroneous advice while the former president was contesting the results of the 2020 election. The committee linked that advice to the events at the Capitol.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Finally, Trump’s cronies are closer to being charged for their role in an attempted coup to overthrow American democracy. Trump’s lawyers, most notably Giuliani, added fuel to the fire by giving wildly inaccurate advice and filing frivolous lawsuits with the explicit goal of obstructing the peaceful transfer of power. Everyone involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Between the sham Jan. 6 House committee and the biased Special Counsel appointed by Biden’s DOJ, the American people cannot trust justice to be fairly served. Jack Smith has demonstrated a clear political bias, as he was involved in the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits, and now he’s heading up the latest phase of the witch hunt against Trump and his lawyers.

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