Former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega made a point that Democrats could still get a ban on former President Donald Trump from running for office in 2024. She encouraged using a sentencing agreement as the key tactic.
In a Twitter thread earlier Monday, former White House counsel Richard Painter explained what charges Trump could be indicted with for his role in the Jan. 6 attack in the U.S. Capitol. If Trump is indicted and convicted of a felony, de la Vega explained that sentencing could add conditions to Trump's sentence.
"If Trump is convicted of a fed felony (not just sedition) involving election fraud or the Jan. 6 insurrection, a court may order, as a condition of up to 5 years supervised release, him to refrain 'from engaging in a specified occupation... [directly related to offense conduct,'" she explained.
She pointed out that a conviction of sedition would trigger an automatic ban on Trump taking any future office under the Fourteenth Amendment Sec. 3 as well as "under 18 USC 2383."
De la Vega gave an extensive legal analysis on Twitter during the impeachment trial to help give context and specifics. She continues to answer questions and call out specific actions and the laws they violate.
PSA: If Trump is convicted of a fed felony (not just sedition) involving election fraud or the 1/6 insurrection, a… https://t.co/9cQcBjzDtB— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega)1613415399.0
Of course, a conviction for sedition results in automatic disqualification from fed office under 18 USC 2383. This… https://t.co/7GzgZuYKbw— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega)1613415641.0
Trump's campaign funds paid for the rally and his campaign staff ran the rally. On top of that, of course, a presid… https://t.co/ndo6pTngrx— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega)1613413689.0