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Trump indictment a document like no other


I just finished reading the 45-page (nearly two hours) Federal Indictment of Donald J. Trump on three counts of conspiracy occurring between Nov. 14, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021 to defraud the People of the United States of America, and one count to disrupt and attempt to disrupt the counting and certification of electoral ballots on Jan. 6, 2021.

This extraordinary document is deserving of your undivided attention as an American.

It reveals the incredible devotion to truth and justice of your fellow citizens: investigators, prosecutors, appointed and elected officials (Republicans and Democrats), and those fellow citizens who served as grand jurors to bring to justice the principle conspirator (and his inner circle of co-conspirators) in Trump’s vain and selfish attempt to remain in power as the President of the United States.

Our system of justice provides that a defendant is innocent until convicted “beyond a reasonable doubt.” However, the evidence presented in this indictment by the prosecution is far beyond a preponderance of evidence.

If you think this is “politics as usual” you are mistaken. Please, try to find the time to read this indictment in full. You owe it to yourself as an American.

Sometimes, duty calls in ways that we could not imagine, and this is one of those times. It is an incredibly deep journey into one of America’s darkest times.

Peter Mancuso, Solebury

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