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Swalwell v. Trump - District Court, D.C.

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Swalwell v. Trump - District Court, D.C.


Post by MN-Skeptic »

I think this deserves its own thread.

Previously - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=36&p=30434&hilit=Swalwell#p30434

Now from Law & Crime -

In Attempt to Deflect and Dismiss Lawsuit Accusing Him of Inciting Jan. 6, Trump Says: What About Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, and Cori Bush?
In a legal brief resembling one of his freewheeling campaign speeches and impeachment defense montages, Donald Trump went on the attack against lawmakers like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) to depict the former president’s speech in the lead-up to the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol as routine political rhetoric.

Trump’s missive comes courtesy of his lawyer Jesse Binnall, who offered dozens of conspiracy theories to explain away the former president’s defeat in Nevada. In December, former Michael Flynn lawyer Binnall blamed voter fraud, dead voters, electronic voting machines, automated vote-counting machines, shenanigans by election officials and more for Trump’s loss, and a judge shot down some 25 of his varying hypotheses.

In the brief, the former president casts his efforts to subvert the 2020 election and block its legally mandated certification as merely “exercising a specific constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

“President Trump had an ever-present duty to ensure the election laws were followed, including the certification process,” Binnall wrote.

The argument turns on its head an argument deployed against Trump, accusing him of violating that duty.
Legal brief here.

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