In this excerpt from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the news that special counsel Jack Smith informed former President Donald Trump that he is a target in DOJ’s January 6 investigation, and they explain the criminal statutes Trump might be charged with violating.
In the full episode, Preet and Joyce break down:
- The order by a federal judge in Florida setting a May 2024 trial date for Trump’s classified documents criminal case;
- The ruling by a federal judge in New York clarifying the jury’s decision in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation and sexual assault case against Trump; and
- The charges brought by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel against 16 pro-Trump fake electors who sought to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state.
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Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer; Nat Weiner – Audio Producer
REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
18 U.S. Code §371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States
18 U.S. Code §1512 – Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant
18 U.S. Code §241 – Conspiracy against rights
18 U.S. Code §242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law
18 U.S. Code §2384 – Seditious conspiracy