The bar review of John Eastman’s conduct in the run-up to and aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection has begun, and how the case unfolds is uncertain. Bar discipline is an instrument ill-suited to address the gravity of the allegations against Eastman.
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After my post went live on Oct. 18, two significant developments occurred in the prospects of a contempt prosecution of Steve Bannon.
The report outlines the committee’s efforts to get Bannon to comply and his failure to do so.
On Oct. 18, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against: Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol; the House Select Committee; David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States; and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
If the Jan. 6 Committee eliminates any potential claim of executive privilege, the challenges of prosecuting Bannon and other former executive branch officials may be facilitated.
Democracy is dependent on the good faith of people in power. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s new staff report shows how fragile fidelity stands as a bulwark against anti-democratic efforts.
Misdemeanor plea bargains may seem too lenient in a few cases, but it appears that the government is going to insist on guilty pleas to felony charges in some cases.
The House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack has set out to uncover an enormous amount of information with significant obstacles to overcome in the process. With so much to cover in such little time, one committee investigation won't be enough to answer all the unresolved questions.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack is intent on seeking any and all information. However, the amount of information the committee receives depends on a battle between four distinct groups with different legal obligations and authorities.