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Why Trump’s Free-Speech Defense Is a ‘Red Herring’

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2023
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Few people are more familiar with the events surrounding the Capitol riot than Timothy Heaphy. The lead investigator for the January 6 House Select Committee, Heaphy helped lay the groundwork for Jack Smith’s indictment of former president Donald Trump this week. As a white-collar defense lawyer, he also has a handle on how Trump’s attorneys will probably approach the difficult task of keeping their client out of prison. I spoke with Heaphy, who has served as a U.S. attorney as well, about the strength of the charges against Trump, whether he’s surprised it took this...

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