Change of Venue for January 6th Trials.
Despite spending millions compiling evidence against the Capitol Riot defendants, Biden's DOJ is afraid to let Republicans onto the jury.
By Shipwreckedcrew | July 16, 2021
George Washington University School of Law’s Program on Extremism has created an online resource for tracking the hundreds of criminal cases filed by the Biden Justice Department against United States citizens for their alleged actions on January 6th. The Administration has charged people from all 50 states, and as is reflected in the“Capitol Hill Siege” project archive, every case has been filed in the District of Columbia.
What all their legal sophistry cannot hide is that their demand to conduct trials in the District of Columbia ultimately comes down to a question of who they want as jurors.
This was far from inevitable. Despite the fact that the events on January 6th all culminated at the United States Capitol, according to federal court rules, not a single trial is required to take place in the District of Columbia. The rules do not require that the Department of Justice demand that trials regarding the events of January 6th take place in the District of Columbia.
Yet, in opposing a motion for change of venue filed by defendant Jenny Cudd, the Biden Justice Department is insisting that the trial take place in the District of Columbia. The rationale? Well, according to the DOJ, the Watergate trials took place in the District of Columbia, so why not the January 6th protest cases? The government argument is as follows:
Notwithstanding the fact ‘that Washington, DC is unique in its overwhelming concentration of supporters of the Democratic Party, as opposed to the Republican Party to which the defendants … belonged,’ and that roughly 80% of the voters in DC voted for the Democratic Party candidate when Nixon ran for president in 1968 and 1972, [citation omitted] the court declared that, ‘[n]ot without reason, the relevance of this information seems to have escaped the prosecution, the defendants, their counsel, and the trial court,” and that there was no legal support for the proposition “that a community’s voting patterns are at all pertinent to venue.’ [citation omitted].