Attorneys Blast Left’s Newest Plot to Remove Pres. Trump From Ballot – One America News Network

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 15: Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the stage after speaking during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on November 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump announced that he was seeking another term in office and officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the stage after speaking during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on November 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
8:00 AM – Friday, September 1, 2023

As 45th President Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican primary, liberal groups have explored invoking a section of the 14th Amendment to possibly bar Trump from running for office in certain states.


“It’s an absolutely insane theory,” said constitutional attorney Jesse Binnall.

They claim Section 3 of the 14th Amendment reads: “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

“On January 6th, 2021, Donald Trump encouraged people to peacefully and patriotically make their voices heard,” Binnall told One America News. “That is not an insurrection. That is not giving aid or comfort to the enemy. You know what is giving aid and comfort to the enemy? Engaging in business with either our enemies or other corrupt countries such as Ukraine — what the Bidens have done.”

“So under this theory, Secretary of States shouldn’t remove Donald Trump from the ballot,” Binnall continued. “They should remove Joe Biden from the ballot, but nobody’s saying that.”

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes addressed this possible issue in an interview with local outlets.

“Now, the Arizona Supreme Court said that because there’s no statutory process in federal law to enforce Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, you can’t enforce it,” Fontes said on “The Gaggle” podcast by The Arizona Republic and

Binnall emphasized that even talking about this possibility is a slippery slope for both sides.

“It’s absolute insanity to start taking people off the ballot unilaterally,” Binnall said. “Just having bureaucrats pull people off the ballot, which is what these extreme left-wing people want to have happen.”

He claimed that under no reading of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment would support removing Trump from the ballot in any state. He specifically highlighted the use of the word “officer” in the text to support Trump.

“If you want to be technical about it, a plain reading of the text of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, the president is not an officer of the United States,” Binnall explained. “The officers of the United States are people who are appointed by the president, not the president himself. They specifically provided four members of Congress, and they therefore excluded the president.”

Some left wing groups are likely to bring lawsuits regarding this part of the Constitution as election season nears. It could trigger legal chaos that goes as high as the U.S. Supreme Court.

“They don’t want the people to choose the next president,” Binnall said.”

“We must, at the end of this, make sure that this never happens again,” Binnall continued. “And the way that we do that is accountability, criminal accountability, for the people that are doing this to our country.”

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Pres. Trump Files To Sever GA Case From Co-Defendants Seeking Speedy Trial – One America News Network

ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 29: Former U.S. President Donald Trump enters Erie Insurance Arena for a political rally while campaigning for the GOP nomination in the 2024 election on July 29, 2023 in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump enters Erie Insurance Arena for a political rally while campaigning for the GOP nomination in the 2024 election on July 29, 2023 in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
12:06 PM –Thursday, August 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump has formally moved to sever his Georgia legal case from co-defendants seeking a speedy trial, arguing it would violate his right to a fair trial.


“It is perfectly reasonable for some defendants to want a speedy trial,” Jesse Binnall, a constitutional attorney, told One America News. “There’s statutory and constitutional rights that protect that. But it is also very, very reasonable in a case like this where you’re looking at the possibility of millions and millions of documents that have to be reviewed to not want to be railroaded.”

Steve Sadow, Trump’s attorney in the case, argued that an Oct. 23, 2023 trial date scheduled for co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro, who has invoked his right to a speedy trial, would be unfair to the 45th president.

“Undersigned lead counsel will not have sufficient time to prepare President Trump’s case for trial by the October 23, 2023 scheduled trial date of co-defendant Chesebro, who has demanded a speedy trial,” Sadow wrote in a court filing.

“[Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis] knows that Donald Trump wins any fair trial that’s put before any court,” Binnall said. “And so a fair trial is her enemy. It is what she does not want. She wants a railroad job.” 

“And so that’s why she would love the opportunity to try to get this case tried in October, because, at that point, there’s no way to review the millions and millions of pages of documents that are likely to be at issue in this case,” Binnall continued.

Trump pleaded not guilty to the charges in the Georgia case and will now avoid having to appear at a scheduled arraignment hearing on Sept. 6.

Trump’s latest court filing continues to amplify pre-trial legal battles that will likely continue to dominate and highlight the difficulty of trying 19 co-defendants at once.

“I think these cases will probably be severed,” Binnall told OAN. “And on top of that, truth be told, I think it’s very, very likely that these cases are gonna be removed to the federal court.”

If Trump succeeds in severing his case, Binnall explained it will have the desired effect of slowing down proceedings for the 45th president.

“If he severed from the defendants that want the speedy trial, then that’s not going to speed things up,” Binnall said. “I think that is something that is going to make this case proceed at the reasonable pace that you would expect of a case that involves millions and millions of documents and extraordinarily important constitutional issues that are going to have to be litigated before trial.”

Binnall says any reasonable judge would do everything he/she could to ensure that both sides have ample amount of time to prepare before going to trial.

“Something that the judges always ask parties in a criminal trial before they’re ready to start is, ‘Is the prosecution ready to proceed and is the defendant ready to proceed,’” Binnall explained. “And if you try to railroad someone, then I expect a defense attorney would stand up and say, ‘No, your Honor, we have told the court that we need more time. We have not been able to review documents to find out if there’s evidence that’s been presented to the court or that presented to us in discovery that exonerates our client, something that we call Brady evidence. We haven’t been able to fully be able to synthesize the information that’s given to us to properly put together our case. We’re not ready to proceed.’ And that’s an important Sixth Amendment issue to the United States Constitution.”

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Pres. Trump Pushes Georgia State Lawmakers to Back Push to Defund Fulton County DA – One America News Network

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks in the Fulton County Government Center during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, in Atlanta. Donald Trump and several allies have been indicted in Georgia over efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks in the Fulton County Government Center during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
8:06 AM –Thursday, August 31, 2023

Members of the Georgia state legislature are still pushing for an emergency session to defund Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. 


“My constituents are super excited about the stand that I’m taking,” State Sen. Colton Moore (R-Ga.) told One America News. “They elected me to do my job as a state senator, and a state senator has a legislative duty to put a check and balance on rogue judicial and executive officers. And that’s what I’m doing by calling for this emergency special session.”

Former President Donald Trump praised Moore for being the first state legislator to make this stand. 

“Highly respected Georgia State Senator Colton Moore deserves thanks and congratulations of everyone for having the courage and conviction to fight the radical Left lunatics who are so badly hurting the great state of Georgia and, frankly, the USA itself,” Trump said in a statement.

In order to call for an emergency session, Moore needs to acquire signatures from more than ⅗ of both the state House and Senate. 

“Right now, I only have three other signatures,” Moore said. “There’s three signatures in total calling for this emergency special session.”

Moore blasted other state lawmakers for not backing his initiative.

“My constituents’ tax dollars are still funding Fani Willis,” Moore said. “And all it takes to defund Fani Willis of Georgia tax dollars is a simple majority. We have 33 Republican senators. We only need 29 to defund her. Why we have not taken action on that is mind-boggling to me.”

Trump appeared to have agreed, hammering Willis for not addressing Fulton County’s high crime rates.

“Failed DA Fani Willis, who has allowed Fulton County to become a record setting murder and violent crime Warzone with almost no retribution for those murders, shockingly indicted your favorite president, me, for a perfect phone call,” said Trump. “She is very bad for America. She is very bad for Georgia.”

Moore says he may even face repercussions for backing Trump in this fight.

“There’s a little talk in the news today that they may even vote me out of the caucus,” Moore told OAN. “I’m trying to take out Fani Willis and Republicans want to talk about voting me out of their Senate caucus.”

Moore reiterated that he will not back down from this fight. He says holding Willis accountable is a logical first step to restoring justice in the country. 

“This is so much bigger than Donald Trump,” said Moore. “It’s so much bigger than our fellow senators. It’s so much bigger than Brian Kemp, our governor. This is about American freedom. These individuals were questioning the integrity of an election, and now they’ve been taken political prisoner. The only evidence held in some cases is nothing more than a tweet. It’s time to take action.”

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‘It’s A Rallying Cry’ – New Polls Show Pres. Trump Overtake Pres. Biden in 2024 Matchup Following Mugshot – One America News Network

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to depart at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after being booked at the Fulton County jail on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Trump was booked on multiple charges related to an alleged plan to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
6:20 AM –Thursday, August 31, 2023

New polls have shown former President Donald Trump overtaking President Joe Biden in a 2024 matchup following the release of Trump’s mugshot.


“[The mugshot] is a political gift,” Luke Ball, CEO of Masonboro Strategies, told One America News. “This mugshot is a humongous in-kind contribution from Fanni Willis and Fulton County.”

Trump has leapfrogged Biden into the lead, according to the new YouGov/Economist poll. The poll shows the 45th president beating Biden by one percent following a four-point jump from the end of July to the end of August. It was conducted after the public release of the mugshot.

“It’s almost as if [the mugshot’s] a rallying cry,” Ball said. “There’s nothing stronger than an image in a political campaign. And the image of Joe Biden going after Donald Trump on the federal level, and these weaponized district attorneys across the United States on state levels going after Donald Trump is the image that they’re going to take into the voting booth.”

The mugshot has resulted in a fundraising frenzy for the Trump campaign. The campaign announced it has raised more than $9.4 million since the mugshot was released, selling 36,000 t-shirts. Further, the team revealed it has raised more than $20 million in the month of August. Ball says the events in Fulton County, Georgia will only draw more possible voters to Trump’s side.

“I really believe that some people who don’t even normally tune into politics, like some of the urban areas of Atlanta, you saw they reacted to [Trump] when he was driving through their towns and their cities on his way to get indicted and all the way back from it,” Ball said. “They’re starting to look at this and get involved in politics a little bit and have opinions about it.”

Trump emphasized this in a newly released video, saying Biden’s entire campaign hinged on the indictments.

“Joe Biden’s only campaign strategy is indicting me,” Trump said. “That’s all they can do. Keep indicting me on nonsense, going on extended vacations, and sleep, sleep, sleep. That’s what he wants to do. He wants to sleep, and he wants to go to the beach and sleep. He thinks he looks good in a bathing suit. He doesn’t.”

The indictments appear to be backfiring, as Trump also leads Biden by 2% in the new Emerson College poll. Ball asserted that independent voters are backing the 45th president.

“Independents are going to have to look at the two options, presumably Donald Trump and Joe Biden and say, ‘Who do I want to command for the next four years,” Ball explained. “Joe Biden can’t command a sentence. How is he going to command four more years of this administration?”

Trump has seen his support swell in the Republican primary. Morning Consult shows Trump leading Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by 44%. An internal poll commissioned by the Trump Team also revealed that 54% of likely Republican voters viewed Trump as “very favorable.”

“The only chance that any of the other candidates have at getting the Republican presidential nomination is if Donald Trump drops out or goes away,” Ball said. “And I don’t foresee that happening.”

According to RealClearPolitics polling average, Trump was leading the GOP primary by slightly less than 15% in 2015. In 2023, he’s leading the pack by more than 40%.

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