So far the men on the ground are getting arrested and convicted but what about the men in suits who were in the background cheering them on?
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Federal judge calls 'illegality' of Trump’s plan to overturn 2020 election 'obvious,' in ruling for House Jan. 6 committee. U.S. District Judge David Carter said “the illegality of the plan was obvious” in approving the transfer of John Eastman’s emails to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. Eastman is a lawyer who wrote a six-page memo for Trump explaining a potential strategy for overturning the election. Source 3q.
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and 4 other House Republicans ahead of hearings next month. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said McCarthy and Reps. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama were issued subpoenas after failing to voluntarily cooperate with the panel's investigation. Source 8b.
At least 5 House Republicans sought pardons from Trump after Capitol attack, Jan. 6 committee findings reveal. The five GOP lawmakers who asked for a pardon - Mo Brooks of Alabama, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania - have denied wrongdoing and accused the committee of playing politics. Source 5z.
Texas militia member sentenced to more than 7 years in most severe punishment in Capitol riot case. A federal court jury in March delivered guilty verdicts on five criminal counts, including obstruction, against Guy Wesley Reffitt in the first jury trial to emerge from the government's far-reaching investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack. Source 4s.