Former Prosecutor: Trump Effort To Overturn Election Is Racketeering

Efforts by Donald Trump, his lawyers, state attorneys general and members of Congress to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election could make them all vulnerable to federal racketeering charges.

Appearing Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” with Ari Melber, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman suggested that the coordinated effort, beginning with Trump’s effort to get the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden and continuing to the present with the filing of multiple frivolous lawsuits, amounts to a coordinated plot to steal the election from Biden.

“One of the worst examples is they’re trying to say that there was some kind of fraud because on election night Trump was winning and then afterwards he suddenly lost,” Akerman said. “When, in fact, Donald Trump had purposely gotten the legislatures in Michigan and Pennsylvania to make the law so that you could not count absentee ballots prior to election day. So of course that was gonna happen. But that was a premeditated plot that was orchestrated by Donald Trump from the White House purposely for that reason, to make it seem like somehow those votes came out of nowhere.”

Akerman said sanctions should be pursued against Trump and the lawyers. “If you take this back to what the goal here was, which was to keep Joe Biden from becoming president,” he said, “they are involved in bribery, extortion with President Zelensky, that carried right in through a premeditated plan to steal the election from Joe Biden. That was the goal of their entire scheme.”

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