The Left and their RINO allies are doing everything they can to get rid of Trump. It looks like their plan may be working.
And a federal judge hit Trump with a major loss that could kick him off the ballot.
A Colorado judge ruled from the bench on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump cannot halt the trial to determine if he can stand on the state’s Republican primary ballot in 2024.
Trump’s legal team requested a directed verdict from Denver District Court Judge Sarah B. Wallace to end the trial, which began on Monday, but she denied the request.
Following that, Trump’s attorneys brought Kash Patel as their first witness.
Patel, a former National Security Council senior director, talked on the incident at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
On the day of the attack, he expressed worry that the Justice Department had been “designated the lead law enforcement agency for Jan. 6 and was not taking the appropriate preemptive measures to secure the Capitol grounds.”
The former NSC director also said that FBI Director Christopher Wray “was on none of the leadership calls” that day, and that Ray is “one of the members… we’ve caught lying.”
“Mayor Bowser wrote a letter herself on approximately Jan. 4 … declining further requests for National Guard services outside of the 346 National Guardsmen already authorized,” Patel added, pointing the finger at both the federal agencies and the District of Columbia.
On Wednesday, Patel said that Trump ordered the deployment of 10,000 to 20,000 National Guard members to assist local police.
The statement Patel submitted contradicts the findings of a House committee on Jan. 6 in which acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, to whom Patel served as chief of staff, said that an order to ready 10,000 National Guard members was never issued.
The third day of the trial saw testimony from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and even a vow from pro-Trump Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) to testify in Trump’s defense.
Six Colorado voters who are plaintiffs in the case claim that Trump is barred from running in the 2024 election due to a clause in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment containing a “insurrection” clause.
Patel’s remarks came after testimony from a law professor brought in earlier in the day by the plaintiffs, Gerard Magliocca of Indiana University.
Magliocca testified about the 14th Amendment’s history and how the term “insurrection” was defined and interpreted at the time the amendment was passed to the Constitution in July 1868.
He also claimed that Trump’s Save America PAC pays him $15,000 per month and has spent over $100 million on Trump’s legal bills.
According to Magliocca, the article does not just pertain to the Civil War and that words can encourage insurrection, citing historical interpretations of the “insurrection” phrase.
However, during cross-examination by Trump’s attorney, Scott Gessler, the professor stated that he couldn’t define “incitement” because he isn’t a First Amendment specialist.
Trump is also attempting to end a trial before the Michigan Supreme Court over a similar attempt to keep Trump off the state’s ballot in 2024.
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