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Beginning of the End?

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Prinsa Latina) Legal proceedings against hundreds of participants in the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack continue in the United States, but cases directly related to former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) are progressing slowly.

Some followers of the former president are even facing accusations of sedition, however, and many complaints about the money magnate, accused of calling for riots and inciting violence, appear to be stuck in the bureaucracy of the country’s judicial system.

Five members of the right-wing Proud Boys, including the group’s national leader, Enrique Tarrio, have been charged with conspiring to obstruct an official procedure, namely the ratification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory in the 2020 presidential election.

Members of the right-wing Oath Guard militia who participated in the attack on the legislative headquarters could also be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to sedition.

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirchner, a professor at Georgetown University and a legal analyst for networks like MSNBC and NBC News, justified the delay by deeming Trump the “ultimate target” of the Justice Department’s investigation into the violent event, with unfounded motive. Allegations of electoral fraud.

In all, there are nine complaints against the former president related to the elections and incitement to riots that day, in which five people were killed and hundreds injured.

What many are wondering is whether these cases will really be examined in a timely and objective manner, that is, if this will be the beginning of the end of the Trump era.

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The former incumbent of the Oval Office wants to return to the White House in 2024, and there are still no concrete legal conclusions about his share of responsibility for events that put the much defended American democracy at stake.

The House special committee that analyzes the facts began public hearings this week with the results of the investigations into the attack on Congress, as Trump rallied in his defense his Republican allies inside and outside the legislature.

(taken from orb)