The finger-pointing within the Trump team has now begun over a federal indictment in connection with the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The indictment directly or indirectly implicates members of the former president’s team, including Rudy Giuliani, Corey Lewandowski, David Bossie, and Donald Trump Jr. Trump’s legal team is already attacking the indictment, claiming it is politically motivated and has “zero legal basis”. The legal team has also pointed the finger at individual members of the Trump team, saying they acted without consulting with the team or informing the president.
The indictment, however, makes clear that it was Giuliani who assembled the crowd of Trump supporters, as well as Lewandowski and Bossie who plugged a rally preceding the attack. It goes on to state that Trump Jr. had prior knowledge of the attack.
The legal fallout of the indictment is still uncertain, and it’s likely that the Trump team will continue to point fingers as the situation progresses. One thing is certain: the president’s loyalists will most likely remain unified, even in the face of mounting legal trouble.