Trump's Conspiracy and Campaign Troubles

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Letter to the Editor

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Your editorial “Another Troubling Trump Indictment” (Aug. 2) says the election conspiracy “had no chance of success.” Didn’t it? What if former Vice President Mike Pence hadn’t been a hero? One reason a conspiracy to do an unlawful act is illegal is that it could succeed.

Former President Donald Trump did more than “lobby” Mr. Pence. He repeatedly ordered Mr. Pence to violate the law to overturn an election. After Mr. Pence said he wouldn’t, Mr. Trump tweeted to the angry mob that “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution.” Members of the mob shouted, “Hang Mike Pence!” and built a gallows. Might Mr. Pence have been intimidated?

Source Publication

The Wall Street Journal