Star Chamber. Echo Chamber. Kangaroo Court.
Take your pick. Any one of the could describe the Jan 6 committee. You could also call it the “Kill Donald Trump’s political viability” hearings.
The committee itself is illegitimate as Nancy Pelosi blew off the rules to make sure it was 100% partisan:
H.Res. 503, requires that the committee be composed of thirteen members, five of whom “shall” be appointed after consultation with the Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy appointed Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to the committee and Pelosi removed them. Because of that, there will be no questioning of witnesses by the opposition because there is no opposition. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are the two stooges masquerading as Republicans on the committee. Blinded by their hatred of Donald Trump, they have little interest in the truth and have become the faithful servants of Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi.
Let’s stop for a minute. How many times have you heard “We nearly lost our democracy!” or “we came this close to losing our democracy!”
Really? Imagine, for a minute, that the so-called “insurrection” played out. Let’s say that the protesters actually took control of the Capitol and the vote counting process. Then what? They halt it?
And then what? They hold hostages in demand for an attempt to change the vote outcome?
Is there a single person in his or her right mind that believes any of that kind of disruption would remain recognized as a legal proceeding? Does anyone think the protesters would somehow be recognized as the legitimate government? Or, once the scofflaws are removed and order is restored, do the proceedings continue on as before suffering only a delay?
Give me a break.
Rather than focus on what happened and how to prevent it, the Kangaroo 6 committee is determined to impale Donald Trump on a spear of ineligibility for office. But that’s meant to hide the real guilty party and right there the Kangaroo 6 committee has a real problem and it is a biggie.
On January 4, 2021 Donald Trump authorized the deployment of up to 10,000 National Guard troops to prevent what happened. The horse manure organization known as “PolitiFact” rates the assertion that Trump authorized the Guard as “false” saying
There is no clear evidence that Trump made such a request, and no evidence that Pelosi denied one.
PolitiFact is widely recognized to be a partisan operation which plays loose with the truth. There is evidence that Trump authorized the Guard.
On the evening of January 5—the night before a white supremacist mob stormed Capitol Hill in a siege that would leave five dead—the acting secretary of defense, Christopher Miller, was at the White House with his chief of staff, Kash Patel. They were meeting with President Trump on “an Iran issue,” Miller told me. But then the conversation switched gears. The president, Miller recalled, asked how many troops the Pentagon planned to turn out the following day. “We’re like, ‘We’re going to provide any National Guard support that the District requests,’” Miller responded. “And [Trump] goes, ‘You’re going to need 10,000 people.’ No, I’m not talking bullshit. He said that. And we’re like, ‘Maybe. But you know, someone’s going to have to ask for it.’” At that point Miller remembered the president telling him, “‘You do what you need to do. You do what you need to do.’ He said, ‘You’re going to need 10,000.’ That’s what he said. Swear to God.”
Even more about the wholly inept and biased PolitiFact here.
Why weren’t they deployed? The finger pointing is astonishing. One AP report says that Bowser requested the Guard but the Capitol Cops refused.
Mayor Muriel Bowser had warned of impending violence for weeks, and businesses had closed in anticipation. She requested National Guard help from the Pentagon on Dec. 31, but the Capitol Police turned down the Jan. 3 offer from the Defense Department, according to Kenneth Rapuano, assistant defense secretary for homeland security.
Another says Bowser requested only a minimal number of unarmed troops and mostly for traffic control. Yet Bowser herself did tweet
“To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway.”
Which puts the AP report into the dumpster.
For Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund (who should be testifying) said in an interview
The former chief of U.S. Capitol Police says security officials at the House and Senate rebuffed his early requests to call in the National Guard ahead of a demonstration in support of President Trump that turned into a deadly attack on Congress.
Former chief Steven Sund — who resigned his post last week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for him to step down — made the assertions in an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday.
Sund contradicts claims made by officials after Wednesday’s assault on Capitol Hill. Sund’s superiors said previously that the National Guard and other additional security support could have been provided, but no one at the Capitol requested it.
That points the finger at Pelosi and McConnell, who also should be made to testify. Then there is an issue with the timeline.
But Pelosi is the mayor of the Capitol. It is her job to see that it is protected. An internal review found “sweeping intelligence, security failures on Pelosi’s watch.” Among them:
Pelosi was warned
Specifically, the report stated that some Capitol Police leaders had received intelligence from outside sources like the FBI warning of the strong potential for violence, including the targeting of lawmakers, on the day Congress certified the 2020 election, but those warnings were not properly distilled into the operational plan given to front-line commanders or highlighted in the summary section known as the “Bottom Line Up Front.”
She disbanded “the department’s open-source intelligence unit that scanned for threats on social media.”
The Capitol cops simply were over their heads- they weren’t ready for anything:
But the after-action report found there was sweeping blame to be shared by the Capitol Police leadership, citing failures as large as poor communications, staffing, equipment and preparations and as small as doors to Senate areas that did not lock properly and elevators leading to a sensitive floor of the complex that did not get secured during the mayhem.
They were slow to respond:
Equipment was “stored in locations that were difficult to access which led to slower response times,” including on a bus that officers did not have the key to unlock.
Equipment was poorly designed and did not allow effective radio communications by CDU officers, requiring some to remove gas masks to communicate.
Unit training had been focused on operating in an “urban environment” with “defined barriers” and not on an “open campus” like the sprawling Capitol complex. “Commanders should work on better tactics for the open environment of the Capitol Grounds as opposed to narrow streets in the middle of a major city,” the report recommended.
Leaders did not have adequate planning for an event of such severity. “There were not enough hard platoons deployed for the day,” it noted.
CDU officers had been taken off their regular duty to cover other assignments, leaving an inadequate number to respond to the riot.
The department did not have adequate numbers of CDU officers training in non-lethal tactics and did not have enough ammunition for such non-lethal encounters.
This security force gets half a billion dollars every year, which is more than is allocated to the entire Detroit police force.
For what? Where is this money going?
The Kangaroo Committee won’t concern itself with any of this. The truth is not important here, nor is preventing another such incident. It will be the “Kill Donald Trump” hearings. If we don’t hear from Muriel Bowser, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Steven Sund, Kash Patel, Christopher Wray and Chris Miller all under oath this will be another colossal waste of time. The most important of the outcomes from this committee will go wanting.
A Russian Collusion Redux, but worse.
And always remember- these are the same liars who sold the country on Russian collusion for four plus years.
Democrats/Globalist/the Deep State got sloppy and didn’t think Trump could beat an HRC who the DNC had just installed as their candidate against the wishes of their own registered voters.
Then they waged a four year coup, complete with sham impeachments, invented scandals, and even a released pandemic.
After the rigged 2020 election, they solidified the illegal install of a drooling puppet the way that all tyrannical usurpers do: they staged a false-flag.
There is no debate on this. Those claiming 2020 wasn’t rigged and J6 isn’t a false flag are just part of the rebels intent on stealing our country for themselves.
They cannot defeat President Trump without cheating or resorting to completely unethical tactics. The democrat party must be eliminated the November.
They didn’t think they needed more fraud than they used. They learned their lesson and corrected it in 2020.
The Proud Boys member who just pleaded guilty to sedition and the 100 cops who got the crap beat out of them by the Trump mob while Trump did nothing might want to debate you on this post.
Nathan, do you have any intention of getting a grasp on reality any time soon?
Tom, you certainly don’t seem to be in touch with reality. It has never been proven that there was a Trump mob, but it is pretty certain there were a bunch of people pretending to be Trump supporters in an effort to put the blame on him. What do you think of the fact that there were so many undercover Federal agents pushing the demonstrators? What do you think of the fact that the people responsible for security, Nancy and Chuck totally abdicated their responsibility? Do you think they personally organized the riots, are were there lots more Dimocrats involved?
Where is your proof they “got the crap beat out of them”? At least you didn’t declare they were all killed, as was the earlier trend.
After watching them have Officer Sicknick lay in state in the Rotunda to promote Pelosi’s lie about him being killed with a fire extinguisher (imagine, using someone’s corpse as a prop to support a lie), I am sure every Capital cop that got a splinter that day was listed as an “injury”.
Back the blue!
Yeah, back them instead of using their dead bodies for political theater.
The angry 9 democrats have nothing to show for the time and waste of taxpayers dollar for their must not see show trial.
Get ready to laugh you asses off when their twisted efforts to watergate style President Trump fails. The committee of 9 angry democrats are prepared to lie about their manufactured evidence while suppressing the actual truth.
How much does an ABC producer cost?
you can get an answer to that from almost any Dimocrat, they buy them regularly
Telling people to peacefully protest the proven massive voter fraud that affected the outcome of the presidential election, as well as most likely 2-4 Senate seats, is not a crime. Encouraging people to go to the homes of Supreme Court justices to intimidate them into voting a certain way is encouraging lawbreaking because it is against the law to do that. Now that they just arrested a demokrat outside Kavanaigh’s home who was there to assassinate him, it makes it even more criminal. When the Republicans retake the House (the Senate not so much because of the way Senate RINO’s have sold out to the dems again and again), it’ll be payback time. In the meantime, the dems are just digging a deeper hole for themselves. And then there is the case of the real insurrection, the dem sponsored riots of the 2020 summer.
Make that “Kavanaugh”.
The largest concern I have for the next election is that the Dimocrats will steal it again. I can’t see how anything is being changed to keep the votes from going to foreign countries to be re-packaged and sent back in the Dimocrats favor. The people that control the voting machines are likely still in the same hands, maybe with Sleepy being in office, maybe even more so. I just have not heard of any changes being made that is going to stop the massive fraud in our elections. Anyone that thinks Sleepy got 80 million votes, has to be a dimocrat.
Again? No one has yet come up with any credible evidence that the last election was ‘stolen.”
You’re kidding, right? 80 million votes for sleepy? I doubt there is anywhere near 80 million Dimocrats in the country. Tell me how the numbers are accumulated, Republicans large lead, goes to some foreign for counting (as if a ‘new total’ was necessary) comes back with a large Dimocrat lead. That was just manipulating the actual vote, not even including all the dead voters. There is/was lots of evidence of vote manipulation and no evidence that the vote was real. Just because you are a dimocrat doesn’t mean you have to be made a fool of.
81 million votes AGAINST Donald Trump. That’s how much he’s DETESTED and MISTRUSTED. How can you be so blind to that? How can’t you see what would happen if he ever ran again?
If we want a unified country we need someone who’s a unifier—not the most divisive person in modern American history. Either a conservative-leaning Democrat, or a liberally-inclined Republican.
Joe Biden did not get 81 million legal votes.
The election was rigged, both through illegal and legal means.
Covid was released on purpose.
Laws were changed unconstitutionally to allow for fraud you can’t detect.
Ballots were dumped in swing states.
Oligarchs were allowed to set up their own shadow election systems.
Six Billion was given to Biden by those who now get their pockets lined by Democrat policies, such as forcing an unnecessary, dangerous, and now out-dated vaccine.
Media loyal to the Democrat Party suppressed news that damaged Biden, and made up stories that hurt Trump.
Biden is not the president of the United States, and never will be.
Biden’s Democratic Party supporters + Those utterly terrified of a second Trump term = 81 million votes.
Every national poll had forecast the Trump loss for months.
The 2020 polls were the MOST WRONG than they’ve ever been.
There exists no consensus on Trump or any issue that the Democrat-media complex struggles to maintain daily. None.
Every national poll was cooked and meant to influence public opinion, not measure it.
The government is a massive network of money and influence that has secret rules. It operates outside of it’s mandate, and anyone wishing to be in government has to buy in, have leverage on others, and have leverage on them.
Trump broke this cycle. He could have someone else. The fact was a massively successful Billionaire who knew how to manage capital, people, and organizations was a much better fit for our top executive.
He wasn’t part of the “system,” however, which is why everything from polls to media to the ballots themselves had to put up a desperate last defense to pretend Trump “lost” when it was clear the election was rigged.
This will have consequences…legally and Constitutionally.
We have two countries now. Us, being legal Americans, and “you”, being the rebels supporting this installed regime.
But there was, how may boat flotillas were for Biden, how many thousands showed up for Bidens campaign events. The capitol was entirely fenced because they didnt want to show how few people would come to his swearing in that were not holding Trump signs.
Trump haters just cant fathom how alone they are.
You have us there. If we based our election results on boat flotillas, Trump would have won.
Maybe you can get the Constitution changed to replace the Electoral College with the Boat Flotilla College.
I see you came short on the campaign rally numbers for the basement campaign.
Do I even need to ask the obvious question here?
You already had that. Donald Trump.
He made Bill Clinton look far-Right.
Trump would have unified the country. The only reason he didn’t is because the deep state with their propaganda media lied….lied….lied…and intentionally tried to undermine our President.
Trump wasn’t divisive. Biden, and the Great Divider Obama, are.
Trump followers here have occasionally opined that civil war will be necessary to put things “back in order.” I take them at their word, and consider that sentiment with every post from them I read.
The country would be better off if Trump would quietly go away. That includes republicans, democrats, conservatives, liberals, and those in the middle.
The country would be FAR better off if the Democrats hadn’t used election fraud to destroy election integrity and put the most incompetent, corrupt idiot in office, undoing all the progress Trump had made and even making the entire world less stable and safe.
This has nothing to do with Trump.
It has to do with Constitutional Processes and free and fair elections.
I’d say the same things if Trump and an ocean of deep state operatives, Republicans, and global corporations colluded to install Trump.
My principles don’t change. You can’t rig elections. That’s over the line.
You doubt? Well, that’s some solid data. I’m convinced!
That is the Democrats revealing what their agenda was. The riot they instigated was intended to end democracy here. They followed it up with 35,000 soldiers militarizing the Capital. Had they gotten any public support for their insurrection, they would have continued. When it lost support, they drew back.
But she wasn’t expecting any actual RIGHT WING violence. If there was violence (other than what the FBI was going to incite), it would be BLM/ANTIFA and the left NEVER suppresses that violence.
Ha. I BET.
“They followed it up with 35,000 soldiers militarizing the Capital.”
You guys: They didn’t bring in any soldiers! An outrage!
Also you guys: They brought in soldiers! An outrage!
Do you even stop to read your blabbering out loud?
That anti-intellectual vomit didn’t make the point you thought it did. Quite the opposite.
Trump wanted soldiers to put down BLM/ANTIFA violence. They were NEEDED. Democrats put 35,000 troops in DC to use as a PROP. It’s pathetic you can’t see the difference.
This dumbfuck “michael” compared having security to militarizing a government after an illegal installation of a dictator.
What a moron.
The Democrats failed to Impeach Trump for not doing a a single move that would arrent a Impeachment however their to totaly ignoring Biden and his abuse of power since they will make big gains in their whole thing and the M.S. Media covers up for them
Meanwhile, police are taking care of Paul Pelosi’s White Racist Democrat Privilege by refusing to release video of his arrest. When Police have to deal with a black guy resisting arrest video is available everywhere.
In short, the violence of January 6th was a planned event, and Donald Trump was fully aware of it. The Oath Keepers set out for the Capitol early to prepare entry for the angry mob that Trump fired up and launched. Trump claimed he would go with them, but returned to the White House to watch events unfold on television.
Why no National Guard beforehand? We already know why. There was concern that Trump would issue an executive order and federalize them, which would have put him in command of the Guard himself.
Your circus show was a flop. A big nothingburger
A tally of the total searches on line last night had the film maverick as the most sought after term by search engines
Liz Cheney who will lose her seat in the upcoming midterms lied repeatedly through her teeth.
Liz Cheney is a Republicans who still puts truth, integrity, and oath of office ahead of opportunism. The GOP needs more like her.
Liz Cheney is obviously compromised and being held at blackmail “gunpoint” to support her nonsense.
The GOP needs more Manchin’s and Sinema, who stand up to their tyrannical party.
Cheney has no integrity. We’ll find out what they have on her perhaps after she suffers some from of “Arkancide.”
Making shit up again.
Shocking photographic evidence of what actually happened:
Was there a bombshell? If there was America missed it.
The bombshell was already known: that the Democrats hate the Constitution and due process and are dedicated to the totalitarian police state.
As Liz Cheney explained, all evidence will be presented during upcoming sessions:
“Over a series of hearings in the coming weeks, you will hear testimony, live and on video, from more than half a dozen former White House staff in the Trump administration, all of whom were in the West Wing of the White House on January 6th.”
Here’s a full transcript of the January 6 Committee’s opening remarks.
You always have been a sucker for fiction. The name Mueller ring bell? You swallowed hard on that one.
It’s not Robert Mueller’s fault that his reports couldn’t break through the Trump cult’s Wall of Stupidity.
His reports produced nothing
About as accurate as one of Schiff’s “parodies” he tries to pass off as “evidence”. You leftists really have no use for truth, do you?
That image, sans Trump, is more representative of the summer of 2020 when BLM/ANTIFA laid siege to the Capital, the White House and Lafayette Square.
Jan 6 Sham Hearings a Ratings BUST for Big Networks – Look How They Compared to Normal Week Night
To which clip is this person referring?
“Fox News’ decision not to air the first January 6th committee hearing in primetime Thursday night seems to have backfired, at least from a ratings perspective, as the usual first place network fell to behind MSNBC, which led the cable news ratings with 4.1 million viewers, according to early Nielsen numbers. Fox’s counterprogramming from Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity drew an average of 3 million viewers while CNN came in third with 2.6 million despite also showing the hearing in full. Overall, at least 20 million people watched the first hearing across multiple networks, with ABC in the lead with 4.8 million viewers.”
It was a ratings flop. Among the 9 dedicated network/cable sources of the dog and pony show, there was a collective total of 20 million viewers. Not a great success
I heard some bragging that it was more than watched the Oscars!
It beat Fox.
Possibly. My prediction is that, had Fox beaten the other networks, you’d still be crowing about it.
Not that time.
So, they are batting 999.9. I don’t think they are in panic mode yet.
Well, I don’t have cable or satellite or anything, so I don’t have access to any of those channels, and my actual interest in who beat whom is pretty limited.
You are easily swayed, aren’t you?
Not really. I’m just not as into pounding out the frothing-at-the-mouth, caps-lock-ridden contradiction as you are. It costs me nothing to type “possibly.” See? I did it again.
Gee, out of almost 30 letters, one is capitalized. And that, in your weak brain is “caps-lock-ridden?” Math is not your forte, obviously.
Clearly you have no conception of what a Congressional committee is supposed to do or how it operates. And maybe you can tell me when, in any trial which this is designed to represent, the mind of the person on trial is a greater factor than the actions of the person on trial.
If anything, Liz Cheney could address why her father and fellow war monger, sacrificed American lives for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that were not there.
You have been ill informed, Groomer.
I wonder why this kangaroo kommittee hearing was broadcast in prime time, so it can draw a purported 19 million viewers (all of those who actually voted for idiot Biden, apparently) but the ensuing hearings, where the “proof” of the accusations presented last Thursday will be presented, will be held in the middle of the day, where far fewer will see it? Isn’t the “proof” as important, or more, as the “accusation”?
Whether it was broadcast on Fox or not, I wasn’t going to watch. It is composed with the intent to suppress any defense. It is already guilty of suppressing exculpatory evidence and altering texts and emails to promote their predetermined result. Who in their right mind would waste any time watching such garbage? If I want to watch some campaign propaganda, I’ll wait for the election season.
It has already become boring. Ask any American what they feel is most important, it is not this dog and pony show. It is the cost of living we are experiencing and is continuing to worsen being done intentionally.
Yes. I don’t pretend to know why they made the decision to have the bulk of the hearings during the day.
When they aren’t composed of just one, singular ideological outlook, they CAN’T do that. Thus, Pelosi selecting only those she can trust to support the same lies as she wants presented to be on the panel.
The point the committee seemed to be interested in making at that moment was that Trump had been told by various people—including his numbers guy—that he had lost the election. What hopes he had for gaming the system or reversing the outcome, which was the topic of the part that was trimmed, were immaterial at that time.
Based on Cheney’s rundown of what is to come, we will hear plenty about Trump’s beliefs on the legitimacy of the election. Plenty. After all, those beliefs and the plans that grew from them are what led to the whole fiasco.
Clearly, there will BE no “proof”. There will simply be more accusations, just as with the Mueller “investigation” and the phony impeachments. The sooner you figure this out, the better off you will be.
Possibly, though at the moment I don’t see how that would be the case.
No, really. There is vast room for improvement.
The Right is saying “There was no attack; it was just a normal tourist visit” and “The Capitol Police weren’t ready for the attack.” Simultaneously.
Who is saying this? Provide some examples.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, to begin with.
Gosar said that they were “peaceful patriots.”
Do your own homework.
OK. We looked. No one said that.
What was the point of that?
You asked for others to validate your point. We tried. We couldn’t, so your point is pointless.
Oh, my, aren’t you touchy today? Did you wake up today thinking you are now a girl and having your menstrual cycle?
Or maybe you don’t like the basic rule that when you make a claim, the onus is on you to prove it. Or are you just proving what a dishonest person you have shown yourself to be ever since you first appeared at FA?
I provided names, which is exactly what I was asked to provide. Do your own homework.
Dep asked for names, and you promptly replied. I asked you to provide links for your comments about who said what and your Hanes crawled up the crass of your ass.
So basically, I can only assume you read the claim of statements from Clyde and Gosar but didn’t bother to fact check it. No surprise. You’re lying.
You fail to surprise, Groomer.
I wonder why that is.
Because, like all liberals/Democrats, you think you can say anything, make any claim, and it should be treated like absolute truth and never questioned.
Your minds are so closed you cannot accept that it doesn’t work that way.
“it should be treated like absolute truth and never questioned.”
Except that, as you yourself pointed out, Deplorable Me asked for details and I gave them to him.
OK, let’s play.
There was NO right wing violence committed at the Capital on January 6th.
Alfred E. Newman.
There were peaceful patriots I’m sure there were tourists.
The violence displayed by protestors that caused the President too be placed in a secure place, burning vandalizing historic buildings was much more severe than January 6th. At that time the media was not concerned about the city burning down or injuries sustained by secret service.
Learn to pronounce
Most were. A few weren’t . But by BLM/ANTIFA standards, it was a MORE than “mostly peaceful” protest.