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The Roundtable: Did Trump Attempt a Coup?

Between January 6 and his attempts to discredit the election, the former president sought to override U.S. law.

What will the findings of the Mar-a-Lago raid mean for Trump's future? A panel of experts joined Roundtable to analyze the incident's legal and political implications. In this segment, Richard Painter, a former White House Ethics Lawyer, discusses the charges that Trump could face.

"We believe that the evidence uncovered by the January 6th committee more than supports, sedition, and this goes back to the week after the election when he talked about plans to overturn the election results," Painter explains. 

"They had a meeting in the White House where they talked about sending the military into several states to seize the ballot boxes and redo the election, following up with the pressure of the justice department to declare the election invalid."

"Then there's everything following up through January 6th. All this fits into a plan, a seditious conspiracy to overturn the laws of the United States," he continues. 

"This was an attempted coup. He put enormous pressure on the justice department to declare the election invalid," he says. "This is how representative democracies end."

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Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Sharon Kyle, Co-Founder, Hollywood Progressive

BIll Blum, Founder and Editor In Chief, Blum's Law

Richard Painter, Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer