The “Lay Down Case” For Charging Trump (and many others) With Conspiracy To Defraud The United States

  1. A plan or agreement by two or more people.
  • Eastman’s false claim that seven states had put forth alternative slates of electors (none had).
  • Trump’s attempt to get his Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General to tell state legislators the lie that the DOJ had found substantial evidence of widespread election fraud.
  • Efforts by Trump, Eastman and others to convince Mike Pence of the falsity that he had the unilateral power to throw out certified electoral college votes from battleground states.
  • Trump issuing a statement on the evening of January 5th falsely stating that Pence agrees with Trump that Pence can unilaterally toss out certified electoral college votes.
  • Trump’s threatening Brad Raffensperger with criminal action against him if he didn’t “find” the exact number of votes Trump needed to win Georgia.

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