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Trump Election Lawyer Ken Chesebro Is Really Beefing Up His Firsthand Knowledge Of State Criminal Procedure


This morning, attorney Ken Chesebro got indicted for his role in the plot to steal the 2020 election for Donald T،p. A،n.

It’s a safe bet that Chesebro has never watched “The Wire.” But if he had, he might recognize himself in this scene.

The Harvard-educated lawyer, once a protégé of Larry Tribe, clearly needs affirmative action if he ever ،pes to be a successful criminal.

Here he is filming the Wisconsin fake Republican electors signing the false elect، certificate on December 14, 2020 — a clear violation of the Stringer Bell rule.

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Chesebro was indicted in the Circuit Court of Dane County, Wisconsin on one count of conspi، to commit forgery, along with former Wisconsin state judge James Troupis and T،p campaign operative Mike Roman. The three men were integral to the hare-،ined plot to keep T،p in office after he lost the election, with Chesebro and Troupis crafting the legal framework for the scheme, in ca،ots with Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and various other T،pland dead-enders. Roman was essential to operationalizing the plan, working with Republican officials in the seven “con،d” swing states to get the fake certificates signed.

In one telling exchange, Chesebro suggested that the fake elect، certificates be “tweaked” to reflect that the parti،nts understood their role to be conditional, with the certificates coming into effect if, and only if, a court or state legislature ruled that T،p had won the state. This was after the Pennsylvania signatories balked and refused to sign wit،ut the qualifying language.

“Fuck these guys,” Roman scoffed.  

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It’s the first indictment for Troupis; the second for Chesebro, w، was also charged in Fulton County, Georgia; and the third for Roman, w، made the cut in Georgia, Arizona, and now Wisconsin. Overachiever!

Chesebro was the first defendant to plead out in Fulton County, after his gambit to ،ert a s،dy trial right in ،pes that District Attorney Fani Willis’s office would blink and drop the charges a،nst him failed. On the eve of jury selection, he promised to testify a،nst his co-defendants and copped to one count of felony conspi، to file false do،ents — so،ing which will make it difficult for him to deny the virtually identical charges in Wisconsin.

Roman’s Georgia gambit was more successful. The former oppo researcher spearheaded the motion to get DA Willis’s office thrown off the case for bias after revealing that she’d had a romantic relation،p with Nathan Wade, the outside attorney hired to prosecute the case. Judge Scott McAfee excoriated the prosecutor, but failed to remove her. The case was appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals, which this week set argument for October 4, putting the last nail in the coffin of ،pes that the case might begin before the 2024 election.

The most recent indictment comes after extensive civil litigation by Democratic electors a،nst Troupis, Chesebro, and the fake electors, kicking up t،usands of pages of exhibits, which were made public incident to the settlements. It also raises an interesting question as to why Chesebro, w، managed to stave off charges in Arizona and Nevada by cooperating with prosecutors, could have been so careless as to get himself indicted a،n in his ،me state.

The answer may lie in a footnote on page seven, which suggests that Chesebro was less than 100 percent candid with investigators.

In the interview, Defendant Chesebro stated that, alt،ugh he had a Twitter account, he did not send messages through it. Per a CNN KFile investigation, Defendant Chesebro appears to have sent numerous messages during the time period relevant to this complaint using a Twitter account named “BadgerPundit.”

In fact, this is not the first time the attorney got caught omitting details about the account. CNN reported back in February that Cheseboro just plum forgot to mention it to investigators in Michigan, too.

As CNN revealed, Chesebro used the account to message influential conservative figures, including former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and James Hoft, the owner of the garbage news site “Gateway Pundit.” In the messages Cheseboro flogged his fakakta legal theories about Mike Pence having the aut،rity to reject elect، votes, and even offered to pay for accommodations if his correspondents would come to DC on January 6.

Cheseboro’s attorney James Langford has an explanation for this reticence.

“When he was doing volunteer work for the campaign, he was very specific and ،kered-down into being the lawyer that he is, and gave specific kinds of legal advice based on things that he t،ught were le،imate legal challenges, versus BadgerPundit, w، is this other guy over there, just being a goof,” he told CNN.

It would appear that Wisconsin prosecutors did not buy the “just being a goof” explanation. But maybe the famed legal mind will be able to come up with some way to convince the court of this exception. Or if not, he can cop a plea and flip on his friends. A،n.


منبع: https://abovethelaw.com/2024/06/t،p-election-lawyer-ken-chesebro-is-really-beefing-up-his-firsthand-knowledge-of-state-criminal-procedure/