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Good news for Trump and Capitol protesters

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AN Epoch Times report is both exciting and potentially very good news for those who care about the coup against democracy that the Biden administration is perpetrating in the United States.

It says: ‘The US Supreme Court could upend more than 330 criminal cases and strike down the most potent weapon in the Department of Justice’s arsenal against January 6 protesters.’ 

The court, the paper reports, has taken up a challenge to the felony the Department of Justice (DOJ) has most frequently used to charge the January 6 defendants. It has granted certiorari to a petition of appeal from Joseph Fischer, 57, a January 6 defendant from Jonestown, Pennsylvania, who is among the hundreds charged with corruptly obstructing an ‘official proceeding’ (the joint session of Congress that met to tally Electoral College votes and hear objections from lawmakers).

What put the protesters in the sights of the DOJ was the unprecedented use of a 20-year-old ‘evidence tampering statute’ used to prosecute them for delaying the counting of votes, a charge that has also been levied in federal court against President Donald Trump and other high-profile defendants, the Epoch Times explains.

Defendants who arrived at the Capitol well after Congress was evacuated on January 6 were nevertheless charged with obstruction of an official proceeding. A number argued unsuccessfully at trial that they could not have obstructed Congress because they were not present in the Capitol when lawmakers left the House and Senate chambers.

The court is likely to hear the arguments in the case during its spring term. We will keep you updated on this.

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Kathy Gyngell
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