The U.S. Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether a man (Thomas Robertson, a Virginian former police sergeant) involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol assault can be charged with obstructing an official proceeding, a case with potential implications for the prosecution of Donald Trump.
HOLY SH*T: Supreme Court will review 1512(c)(2), obstruction of an official proceeding case.— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 13, 2023
This is felony used against 300+ J6ers and represents half of Jack Smith's indictment against Trump.
If SCOTUS determines DOJ has misused the statute…will be a game changer.
The man is one of at least 325 people facing that charge for their alleged roles in the attack, which has also been brought against the Republican former president in the federal case charging him with trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat by Democratic President Joe Biden.
The justices said nothing about the Trump prosecution in agreeing to take up the case, but legal experts said Trump’s lawyers could argue that the court’s move should delay the start of his Washington trial on election subversion charges, currently due to begin in March.
Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination to challenge Biden, is facing four concurrent criminal prosecutions. But the Washington case brought by U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith is scheduled to begin first and is seen as the likeliest to be resolved before the Nov. 5 election. Reuters
BREAKING – MASSIVE: The Supreme Court just announced moments ago that it has agreed to decide a critical question in the federal election-interference case against thousands of people, including former President Donald J. Trump related to the January 6, 2021 protests.— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) December 13, 2023
The case… pic.twitter.com/DedWoRm1Xh
Julie Kelly is the only journalist in court every day watching over the J6 prisoners. Read this
Donald Trump doesn’t know Thomas Robertson. But the former president’s fate appears inextricably tied to that of the former Army Ranger, who was convicted last year for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 protest at the U.S. Capitol…
…In Washington, D.C., prosecutors are using a financial crimes statute passed by Congress in 2002 in response to the Enron scandal to bring felony charges against hundreds of Jan. 6 defendants, including Trump and Robertson. Lawyers for both and for other Jan. 6 defendants argue the law is being misapplied. The controversy could soon wind up before the Supreme Court.
I don’t always direct you away from this site but I strongly recommend you read this so that you can understand exactly what is going on.