Trump and His Allies: “A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy”

Source: Common Dreams
by Steven Harper

“Former federal appellate judge J. Michael Luttig concluded his testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol with these words: ‘Today, almost two years after that fateful day in January of 2021, still Donald Trump and his law allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.’ Judge Luttig’s concerns carry enormous weight. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed him to the federal appeals court. Years later, he landed on President George W. Bush’s short list of U.S. Supreme Court nominees twice. On the evening of January 4, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence’s outside counsel sought Luttig’s advice on a critical question: Could the Vice President overturn the election, as Trump was demanding of Pence? Along with every other legal adviser whom Pence consulted on the subject, Luttig said no.” (06/21/22)