“If I do this, what do I have to lose?”: New documents show Trump feared no consequences for a coup | Salon.com

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The Trump Principle ” Can I get away with it and at what cost ? ” Just think Atlantic City!!

There is one simple reason why Donald Trump orchestrated his coup — one which led to a violent insurrection on January 6, 2021: He didn’t think he’d ever face consequences for doing so. A document filed by the January 6 committee with a California federal court on Wednesday confirmed it. The document is filed on a narrow question about obtaining documents from likely Trump co-conspirator John Eastman, who is claiming attorney-client privilege. But that privilege doesn’t give lawyers the right to conspire to commit crimes with their clients, which is exactly what the committee alleges Eastman and Trump were doing. “The Select Committee also has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States.”

Source: “If I do this, what do I have to lose?”: New documents show Trump feared no consequences for a coup | Salon.com

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