Trump Supporters Urge Obstruction of Justice and Suborning a Jury in Trump’s NY Hush Money Trial

The Trumpiest Trumpettes are veering from hyper-partisanship into straight-up anti-Americanism.

The Trumpette’s consistent whinny posture that every trial and every indictment of Trump is a “witch hunt,” and Trump is innocent of all charges, every single charge, now Trumpettes are urging obstruction of justice and suborning a jury trial:

On Monday, conservative media personality Clay Travis sent the following tweet to his one million-plus Twitter (X) followers: “If you’re a Trump supporter in New York City who is a part of the jury pool, do everything you can to get seated on the jury and then refuse to convict as a matter of principle, dooming the case via hung jury. It’s the most patriotic thing you could possibly do.”

Good luck with that, really.

It is increasingly clear that in the exhortations to twist themselves into a pretzel to justify their claims of Trump’s innocence, instead, they end up launching broadside cannonade against the American justice system and now are outright advocating obstruction of justice and suborning a jury trial (known as jury tampering) — all in the name of being “patriotic.”

It would be patriotic if the authorities defended our time-honored court system, which has endured and evolved since the founding of the Republic. Authorities should protect the integrity of the court and jury trial by prosecuting those who want to manipulate the outcome of any prosecution illegally, especially this one.

This is an ongoing theme of Trumpettes: the American judicial system is flawed, and here is how to rig it — a trial by a jury of your peers is one of the cornerstones of American justice.

The Trumpettes are mocking it, discrediting it, and urging that it be corrupted, suborned and undermined.

Here are the charges of jury tampering and obstruction of justice penalties in New York state, as recited by Chat GPT:

In New York, jury tampering is treated as a serious offense, and the penalties can be quite severe, depending on the specifics of the case. The charge for jury tampering is typically defined under New York Penal Law Section 215.23 for jury tampering, and Section 215.25 for tampering with a juror.

  1. Jury Tampering (Penal Law § 215.23): This charge is considered when someone, knowing that a person is a member of a grand or petit jury, attempts to influence the juror’s vote, opinion, decision, or other action in a case by means that are unlawful. Jury Tampering is classified as a Class D felony in New York, which can result in up to 7 years in prison.
  2. Tampering with a Juror First Degree (Penal Law § 215.25): This more severe charge applies if the person commits the crime of jury tampering and has previously been convicted of an offense involving jury tampering or attempts to influence more than one juror or multiple cases. This is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

These penalties reflect the importance of protecting the integrity of the judicial process and ensuring that verdicts are reached based on the evidence presented in court, free from external influences.

In New York State, the penalties for convictions under obstruction of justice charges, such as tampering with evidence, tampering with a witness, or obstructing governmental administration, vary depending on the specific offense and its classification. Here’s a breakdown of the penalties associated with each level of offense:

1. **Class A Misdemeanor** (e.g., Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree):
– Up to 1 year in jail
– Probation
– Fines

2. **Class E Felony** (e.g., Obstructing Governmental Administration in the First Degree):
– Between 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for a first-time felony offender
– Probation
– Fines

3. **Class D Felony** (e.g., Tampering with a Witness, depending on degree and circumstances):
– Between 2 to 7 years in prison for a first-time felony offender
– Probation
– Fines

4. **Class C Felony** (e.g., Tampering with a Witness, more severe degrees):
– Between 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison for a first-time felony offender
– Probation
– Fines

Each case can be influenced by factors such as the defendant’s prior criminal history, the specifics of the case, and any mitigating or aggravating circumstances. Additionally, judges have some discretion in sentencing, which can affect the final penalty. Convictions may also lead to additional consequences, like loss of certain civil rights, difficulties in finding employment, and other social and economic impacts.

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