Jackson, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, said that the judiciary has to make it clear that it is not patriotism to stand up for one man and not the constitution.

The multiple criminal probes connected to Trump that contain dangerous undertones are being used by Trump and his allies.

Jackson said that some prominent figures in the Republican Party called for violence in the streets if one of the investigations didn't go their way.

Kyle Young was sentenced on Jan. 6 for attacking D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone during the attack on the Capitol. Jackson sentenced Young to 86 months in prison for his involvement in the mob violence against Fanone, one of the stiffest sentences handed down. She noted that Young was with his son.

She referred to Trump and GOP leaders as so beholden to one man that it has become "heresy" for them to refute his claims of election fraud.

A number of federal judges have rebuked Trump in the context of the January 6 riot prosecutions. Many of the low-level rioters were tricked by powerful figures, including Trump, into marching on the Capitol and ended up in jail. The judge said that Trump was acharlatan for his conduct during the election. David Carter, a federal judge in California, found that the actions of Trump were likely to subvert the election.

The most stinging assessment of Trump was made by Jackson, who echoed him. She denied that the defendants had been targeted for political reasons.

There was no prosecution for being a Trump supporter. She told Young that he wouldn't be sentenced for exercising his first amendment rights. You are not a political prisoner and you were trying to stop the peaceful transfer of power. "Stop the Steal" is what it means.

Jackson is familiar with high-profile Trump matters. She was in charge of the trial of Roger Stone, who was found guilty of lying to Congress. She castigated Stone for using his social media account to post an image of her that appeared inside crosshairs.

One of the criminal cases against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was presided over by Jackson.