by Glenn Greenwald
When a population is placed in a state of sufficiently grave fear and anger regarding a perceived threat, concerns about the constitutionality, legality and morality of measures adopted in the name of punishing the enemy typically disappear. The first priority, indeed the sole priority, is to crush the threat. Questions about the legality of actions ostensibly undertaken against the guilty parties are brushed aside as trivial annoyances at best, or, worse, castigated as efforts to sympathize with and protect those responsible for the danger. When a population is subsumed with pulsating fear and rage, there is little patience for seemingly abstract quibbles about legality or ethics. The craving for punishment, for vengeance, for protection, is visceral and thus easily drowns out cerebral or rational impediments to satiating those primal impulses.
The aftermath of the 9/11 attack provided a vivid illustration of that dynamic. The consensus view, which formed immediately, was that anything and everything possible should be done to crush the terrorists who — directly or indirectly — were responsible for that traumatic attack. The few dissenters who attempted to raise doubts about the legality or morality of proposed responses were easily dismissed and marginalized, when not ignored entirely. Typically, they were vilified with the accusation that their constitutional and legal objections were frauds: mere pretexts to conceal their sympathy and even support for the terrorists. It took at least a year or two after that attack for there to be any space for questions about the legality, constitutionality, and morality of the U.S. response to 9/11 to be entertained at all.
For many liberals and Democrats in the U.S., 1/6 is the equivalent of 9/11. One need not speculate about that. Many have said this explicitly. Some prominent Democrats in politics and media have even insisted that 1/6 was worse than 9/11.
Joe Biden’s speechwriters, when preparing his script for his April address to the Joint Session of Congress, called the three-hour riot “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” Liberal icon Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), whose father’s legacy was cemented by years of casting 9/11 as the most barbaric attack ever seen, now serves as Vice Chair of the 1/6 Committee; in that role, she proclaimed that the forces behind 1/6 represent “a threat America has never seen before.” The enabling resolution that created the Select Committee calls 1/6 “one of the darkest days of our democracy.” USA Today’s editor David Mastio published an op-ed whose sole point was a defense of the hysterical thesis from MSNBC analysts that 1/6 is at least as bad as 9/11 if not worse. S.V. Date, the White House correspondent for America’s most nakedly partisan “news” outlet, The Huffington Post, published a series of tweets arguing that 1/6 was worse than 9/11 and that those behind it are more dangerous than Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda ever were.
Trump Apology Corps in full apology mode.
The 9/11 terrorists and Osama bin Laden never threatened the heart of the American experiment.
The 1/6 terrorists and Donald Trump absolutely did exactly that. Trump continues that effort today. https://t.co/cDcOkXFeio
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) May 25, 2021
And ever since the pro-Trump crowd was dispersed at the Capitol after a few hours of protests and riots, the same repressive climate that arose after 9/11 has prevailed. Mainstream political and media sectors instantly consecrated the narrative, fully endorsed by the U.S. security state, that the United States was attacked on 1/6 by domestic terrorists bent on insurrection and a coup. They also claimed in unison that the ideology driving those right-wing domestic terrorists now poses the single most dangerous threat to the American homeland, a claim which the intelligence community was making even before 1/6 to argue for a new War on Terror (just as neocons wanted to invade and engineer regime change in Iraq prior to 9/11 and then exploited 9/11 to achieve that long-held goal).
With those extremist and alarming premises fully implanted, there has been little tolerance for questions about whether proposed responses for dealing with the 1/6 “domestic terrorists” and their incomparably dangerous ideology are excessive, illegal, unethical, or unconstitutional. Even before Joe Biden was inaugurated, his senior advisers made clear that one of their top priorities was to enact a bill from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) — now a member of the Select Committee on 1/6 — to import the first War on Terror onto domestic soil. Even without enactment of a new law, there is no doubt that a second War on Terror, this one domestic, has begun and is growing, all in the name of the 1/6 “Insurrection” and with little dissent or even public debate.
Following the post-9/11 script, anyone voicing such concerns about responses to 1/6 is reflexively accused of minimizing the gravity of the Capitol riot and, worse, of harboring sympathy for the plotters and their insurrectionary cause. Questions or doubts about the proportionality or legality of government actions in the name of 1/6 are depicted as insincere, proof that those voicing such doubts are acting not in defense of constitutional or legal principles but out of clandestine camaraderie with the right-wing domestic terrorists and their evil cause.
When it comes to 1/6 and those who were at the Capitol, there is no middle ground. That playbook is not new. “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists” was the rigidly binary choice which President George W. Bush presented to Americans and the world when addressing Congress shortly after the 9/11 attack. With that framework in place, anything short of unquestioning support for the Bush/Cheney administration and all of its policies was, by definition, tantamount to providing aid and comfort to the terrorists and their allies. There was no middle ground, no third option, no such thing as ambivalence or reluctance: all of that uncertainty or doubt, insisted the new war president, was to be understood as standing with the terrorists.
The coercive and dissent-squashing power of that binary equation has proven irresistible ever since, spanning myriad political positions and cultural issues. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s insistence that one either fully embrace what he regards as the program of “anti-racism” or be guilty by definition of supporting racism — that there is no middle ground, no space for neutrality, no room for ambivalence about any of the dogmatic planks — perfectly tracks this manipulative formula. As Dr. Kendi described the binary he seeks to impose: “what I’m trying to do with my work is to really get Americans to eliminate the concept of ‘not racist’ from their vocabulary, and realize we’re either being racist or anti-racist.” Eight months after the 1/6 riot — despite the fact that the only people who died that day were Trump supporters and not anyone they killed — that same binary framework shapes our discourse, with a clear message delivered by those purporting to crush an insurrection and confront domestic terrorism. You’re either with us, or with the 1/6 terrorists.
What makes this ongoing prohibition of dissent or even doubt so remarkable is that so many of the responses to 1/6 are precisely the legal and judicial policies that liberals have spent decades denouncing. Indeed, many of the defining post-1/6 policies are identical to those now retrospectively viewed as abusive and excessive, if not unconstitutional, when invoked as part of the first War on Terror. We are thus confronted with the surreal dynamic that policies long castigated in American liberalism — whether used generally in the criminal justice system or specifically in the name of avenging 9/11 and defeating Islamic extremism — are now off-limits from scrutiny or critique when employed in the name of avenging 1/6 and crushing the dangerous domestic ideology that fostered it.
Almost immediately after the Capitol riot, some of the most influential Democratic lawmakers — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who also now chairs the Select 1/6 Committee — demanded that any participants in the protest be placed on the no-fly list, long regarded as one of the most extreme civil liberties assaults from the first War on Terror. And at least some of the 1/6 protesters have been placed on that list: American citizens, convicted of no crime, prohibited from boarding commercial airplanes based on a vague and unproven assessment, from unseen and unaccountable security state bureaucrats, that they are too dangerous to fly. I reported extensively on the horrors and abuses of the no-fly list as part of the first War on Terror and do not recall a single liberal speaking in defense of that tactic. Yet now that this same brute instrument is being used against Trump supporters, there has not, to my knowledge, been a single prominent liberal raising objections to the resurrection of the no-fly list for American citizens who have been convicted of no crime.
With more than 600 people now charged in connection with the events of 1/6, not one person has been charged with conspiracy to overthrow the government, incite insurrection, conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping of public officials, or any of the other fantastical claims that rained down on them from media narratives. No one has been charged with treason or sedition. Perhaps that is because, as Reuters reported in August, “the FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result.” Yet these defendants are being treated as if they were guilty of these grave crimes of which nobody has been formally accused, with the exact type of prosecutorial and judicial overreach that criminal defense lawyers and justice reform advocates have long railed against.
Dozens of the 1/6 defendants have been denied bail, thus being imprisoned for months without having been found guilty of anything. Many are being held in unusually harsh and bizarrely cruel conditions, causing a federal judge on Wednesday to hold “the warden of the D.C. jail and director of the D.C. Department of Corrections in contempt of court,” and then calling on the Justice Department “to investigate whether the jail is violating the civil rights of dozens of detained Jan. 6 defendants.” Some of the pre-trial prison protocols have been so punitive that even Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — who calls the 1/6 protesters “domestic terrorists” — denounced their treatment as abusive: “Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging,” Warren said, adding: “And we’re talking about people who haven’t been convicted of anything yet.” Warren also said she is “worried that law enforcement officials are deploying it to ‘punish’ the Jan. 6 defendants or to ‘break them so that they will cooperate.”
The few 1/6 defendants who have thus far been sentenced after pleading guilty have been subjected to exceptionally punitive sentences, the kind liberal criminal justice reform advocates have been rightly denouncing for years. Several convicted of nothing more than trivial misdemeanors are being sentenced to real prison time; last week, Michigan’s Robert Reeder pled guilty to “one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building” yet received a jail term of 3 months, with the judge admitting that the motive was to “send a signal to the other participants in that riot… that they can expect to receive jail time.”
Meanwhile, long-controversial SWAT teams are being routinely deployed to arrest 1/6 suspects in their homes, and long-time liberal activists denouncing these tactics have suddenly decided they are appropriate for these Trump supporters. That prosecutors are notoriously overzealous in their demands for harsh prison time is a staple of liberal discourse, but now, an Obama-appointed judge has repeatedly doled out sentences to 1/6 defendants that are harsher and longer than those requested by DOJ prosecutors, to the applause of liberals. In sum, these defendants are subjected to one of the grossest violations of due process: they are being treated as if they are guilty of crimes — treason, sedition, insurrection, attempted murder, and kidnapping — which not even the DOJ has accused them of committing. And the fundamental precept of any healthy justice system — namely, punishment for citizens is merited only once they have been found guilty of crimes in a court of law — has been completely discarded.
Serious questions about FBI involvement in the 1/6 events linger. For months, Americans were subjected to a frightening media narrative that far-right groups had plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, only for proof to emerge that at least half of the conspirators, including its leaders, were working for or at the behest of the FBI. Regarding 1/6, the evidence has been clear for months, though largely confined to right-wing outlets, that the FBI had its tentacles in the three groups it claims were most responsible for the 1/6 protest: the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and the Three Percenters. Yet last month, The New York Times acknowledged that the FBI was directly communicating with one of its informants present at the Capitol, a member of the Proud Boys, while the riot unfolded, meaning “federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known.” All of this suggests that to the extent 1/6 had any advanced centralized planning, it was far closer to an FBI-induced plot than a centrally organized right-wing insurrection.
There was no insurrection, and absolutely no equivalency of the Jan. 6th protest with the on-going insurrections waged by antifa/BLM and their paying Democrat backers.
They know the Majority in this country voted for Trump, simply voted for our Constitutional democracy to remain as such, and they fear our resistance to their illegal re-structuring of our government into a tyranny.
Not on our watch.
Trump IS “The American Experiment.”
These Leftists are just the usual Marxists being led around by the nose by beta-male bureaucrats.
In the face of an unpopular Party taking over things they don’t get to have, most Americans are standing up and stopping them.
Their weak reliance on made up and completely false things about Trump is getting rather pathetic.
Now that thousands have died from Covid-19 when they could have got life-saving drugs, drugs withheld by Democrats lining their pockets, these Dems are in full panic mode….trying to cling to their false-flag narratives as the nation wants to expel them from our government and vote in our own legal representation.
Saving our constitutional democracy from Democrats, who no longer understand the point of free and fair elections because they just can’t stand that they lost to Trump…twice.
Throngs of Trump supporters breached the Capitol on January 6th and hunted for lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to get them to overturn the election. The mob brutalized police officers in the name of Donald Trump. These bastards, and Trump himself, will one day pay the price for their involvement in this clearly seditious act.
Gary Wright sock puppet?
If he was trying to be the least bit incognito, he fails miserably each and every time. But, that may be what he wants, just sayin…
He’s pathetic. But unless I force people to register I’ll just keep coming back in to remove them.
Keep repeating that lie…The Big Lie.
Maybe it will come true one day.
In the real world, a virus was released and an election rigged to prevent a non-globalist-approved President from carrying out the will of the people.
The subsequent false-flag at the Capitol was very shoddy, very obvious, and the only bastards that will come to justice are those cheating our system and destroying our liberty: Democrats, Leftists, and the Cult-fools they’ve employed.
You have no evidence of that. They confronted the Capital Police and the Capital Police let them in. Mostly they roamed around and took pictures. The only sedition has been committed by Congressional Democrats.
Maybe you can explain why ANTIFA is not tracked down and persecuted for burning federal buildings and attacking police or the violent insurrectionists that attacked the Department of Interior never face prosecution. Neither did the violent mob that attacked the Supreme Court because they couldn’t destroy Kavenaugh with their false accusations.
This is the action of a leftist totalitarian police state acting illegally and unconstitutionally.
This is, historically, how all tyrannies come to power.
Funny thing is that the Left’s false-flag wasn’t even a good one.
When being right-wing is now “counter-culture”, you know you’re f*cking up…
“the judge admitting that the motive was to “send a signal to the other participants in that riot… that they can expect to receive jail time.”” Of course, the inside joke is that this only applies to conservatives and others that respect the Constitution. The violent insurrectionists that attacked the Department of Interior knew such a warning didn’t apply to them. Violent leftists don’t suffer penalties of law.
Throngs of angry Leftists, for over a year, attacked our government institutions and citizens. Antifa and BLM publicly executed Trump supporters, maimed policemen, and poured paint on old ladies who were just protecting people.
Their insurrection against our Constitutional democracy is FACT. Democrats covered or outright paid for these thugs.
Hundreds of thousands of Patriots in the Capitol on Jan. 6th made for the perfect cover for a false-flag leaving 21000 troops around a man even Democrats knew did not win the election.
Most of the Leftwing Cult still doesn’t know how the leaders of both the Oathkeepers and Proudboys were FBI “informants” strangely not arrested for the “riot.” They helped to make it happen, with antifa filming all the way.
The MO of Democrat/globalist psy-ops has been to simply blame the Right for what the Left just got caught doing.
Hillary cheated. Say Trump cheated and make up a “dossier.”
Biden withheld aid. Say Trump did it and “impeach.”
The Dems and their mindless puppet Biden rig the election. Say Trump is trying to “overturn” the election.
The January 6 committee just voted unanimously to bring contempt charges against Steve Bannon. There will be a full vote in a couple of days. It will be interesting to see how many republicans are going to vote to let Bannon defy both the law and the House of Representatives that they themselves are part of.
There’s no legal basis for Bannon’s refusal to comply with the subpoena. If Bannon wanted to show up and avail himself of the protection of the Fifth Amendment, that was his right. Claiming executive privilege as a basis for refusal to show up ISN’T, because the man telling him to keep his mouth shut is no longer the Chief Executive, and because Bannon wasn’t part of the White House staff when the matter under investigation occurred.
“The Democrats don’t matter. The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.” (Steve Bannon to Michael Lewis, 2018)
In other words, put out so many lies and so much disinformation that it becomes impossible for people to determine what’s actually true.
“…While Bannon may relish playing his cat-and-mouse game with the committee, he has three strikes against him. One, he was fully aware of pending chaos on Jan. 6. He told listeners to his radio show on Jan. 5: “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow.” And again on the morning of Jan. 6 he warned: “Today’s not just a rally. At one o’clock that starts and there’s going to be some pretty controversial things going on.” What did he know, and when did he know it?
“Two, having been fired by Trump in 2017, Bannon was no longer part of the White House staff and therefore is in no way protected by “executive privilege,” not even under the phony claim Trump’s now making to block any efforts by him or former staffers to comply with Congress.
“Three, by refusing to testify, Bannon’s clearly breaking federal law. According to 18 U.S. Code Section 1505, whoever “influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law” by government departments, agencies, and committees is subject to a fine and five years in prison. Case closed.
“This isn’t the first time Bannon’s defied a congressional investigation. He also refused to appear before the House committee investigating the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia. But, of course, that’s when Trump was still in the White House and Bannon knew the Trump Justice Department would never hold him in contempt.
“But times have changed, and the stakes are higher. “Those days are over,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told MSNBC last week. Today, with both the select committee and the Biden administration determined to use the full force of the law to uncover the truth about Jan. 6, it’s only a matter of time before Steve Bannon is either before the committee or behind bars.”
Please ignore greg’s sudden obsession with Steve Bannon. It’s the usual misdirection, the “flood the space with sh*t” that greg and his colleagues fall back on when they can’t win an argument.
This Biden guy is rapidly being rejected by the manufactured minority that actually voted for him, and he’s in real danger of being pulled from a chair he never should have been in.
Meanwhile Trump has been giving real leadership to a country still deciding on how to cleanse it’s government of the Democrat/Marxist State that is growing like a cancer, against the simple democratic will of the American People.
Leftists/Democrats put out lies and disinformation for decades.
How to cover that up?
Just say it’s the Right doing it.
Funny thing about propagandists like you is that you always show your hand, always admit your own guilt and confess your own sins.
“put out so many lies and so much disinformation that it becomes impossible for people to determine what’s actually true.”
That’s you, that’s CNN, that’s the CCP, that’s the Jan. 6th false-flag, that’s the Covid-19 disinformation you criminals are putting out so big pharma can line it’s pockets, etc.
The legal basis for Bannon to disregard the subpoena is that the committee is unconstitutional and that Democrats don’t honor subpoenas, so why should anyone else?
If he has trouble grasping the “rule of law” concept, maybe he should just focus on the consequences.
Comrade Greggie, odd that you are concerned with Bannon. When Eric Holder refused to honor a subpoena, you were mute. Not one little word from you about how Holder had no legal basis for his actions. You never really cared that Brian Terry, and hundreds of Mexicans, lost their life because of the actions of Obama and Holder.
But then, your hypocrisy knows no bounds.
So what consequences? There are none. Eric Holder set the bar for violating a subpoena.
Holder was currently Attorney General, and the then-current Chief Executive invoked executive privilege.
Bannon has no governmental position. Neither does Donald Trump. Executive privilege is not applicable. It can only be invoked by a current president. All presidential powers of office end when you leave office.
The “rule of law” should apply equally to all, not just the opponents of Democrats. The consequences should apply to all, not just opponents of Democrats. You, obviously, don’t accept that as the rule.
The fact that Holder was Attorney General at the time makes it MORE inexcusable for him to ignore the subpoena. The fact that Holder was an advocate of denying citizens their 2nd Amendment rights as he was actively running guns to Mexican cartels makes his refusal to honor a subpoena MORE inexcusable. You seem to believe because he is a liberal and part of a liberal regime, he is above the law; HE caused the death of a border patrol officer.
Idiot Biden himself stated if he was subpoenaed to appear for testimony during Trump’s impeachment trial he would ignore it.
He wasn’t a member of government. He was just a Democrat that knew he didn’t have to abide by the law.
So, as sad as it is to see, it should be no surprise when others just ignore a subpoena from Congress because Democrats have made honoring them optional.
Holder declined to provide documents protected by executive privilege, which was invoked by a SITTING president.
Trump IS NOT a sitting president; Bannon had held NO government position. Executive privilege is not applicable.
A person’s power to invoke executive privilege end when he or she is no longer Chief Executive.
“Holder declined to provide documents protected by executive privilege, which was invoked by a SITTING president.” How can that be when Obama said he knew nothing of and had nothing to do with “Fast and Furious”? SOMEONE is lying. Who is it? Obama, Holder… or YOU?
Besides, he could still testify without the documents. No, he just knew, having been Obama’s “wing man”, he was above the law and didn’t need to waste his valuable time complying with those requirements reserved for peasants.
Another swing and a miss there, Greg-a-roo. How about just admitting the truth instead of pointlessly trying to defend the lawless corruption of Democrats which is leading to an erosion of our entire judicial system.
I went to a meeting last night where one of the defendants of January 6th spoke. He and his wife just went to the Capital that day; the fences and barricades had been taken down but for one row. They didn’t try to breach them; they were just outside them when the police attacked the protesters with batons and pepper spray. They retreated to their hotel room and, four months later, the FBI arrived at his home and arrested him and his wife… for “assaulting police officers”.
The prosecutions are total bullshit, a smoke screen to distract from idiot Biden’s unconstitutional actions and his disastrous failures. But, it isn’t nearly enough.
If you want to contribute to the guy’s defense fund, I can give you the information.
There are many videos showing WHAT happened on January 6th. The people have a right to know HOW and WHY, before the Trump takes another swing at American democracy. This is clearly what he intends to do, no matter what the consequences for the nation might be. He’s a narcissistic psycho on an ego-driven mission.
Trump’s propagandists have tried to sell the nonsensical stories that this was the work of the CIA, or the FBI, or Black Lives Matter, or ANTIFA. They’ve peddled the tale that it was actually a peaceful demonstration; that Capitol police attacked peaceful protesters. They’ve tried to turn the unfortunate Ashli Babbitt into a martyr for the cause.
If Trump were innocent, he wouldn’t be trying to hide the facts. This is the same crap we’ve seen from him again and again. It’s a pattern that was set long before he entered politics. He’s not morally or mentally fit to hold public office. He’s the enemy in “Enemies Foreign and Domestic”, and the “Clear and Present Danger”.
“There are many videos showing WHAT happened on January 6th. The people have a right to know HOW and WHY, before the Trump takes another swing at American democracy. ” That’s right. So why won’t the government release them? When they are accusing a suspect of a crime, why do they withhold the video that supposedly shows the crime? It is REQUIRED they share the evidence with the defense. Just as they did with General Flynn, the government is making false accusations then withholding the exculpatory evidence that proves they are lying.
In a deliberative sense, documents internally within a department of the executive branch that does not necessarily involve communication between said department and the WH has been found by a court to not fall under the purview of executive privilege.
Trump’s discussions with Bannon WERE NOT between the White House and any person or department of the U.S. government. Further, Trump’s power to invoke executive privilege ended when he left office.
The legal circumstances of Holder’s subpoena have NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with Bannon’s situation.
“Trump’s discussions with Bannon WERE NOT between the White House and any person or department of the U.S. government. ” I must assume you are simply stupid. Trump WAS the White House. No one communicates with a building. The executive privilege existed at that time and covers the conversations now.
But, again, your corrupt Democrats began the practice of just ignoring the law. Take, for example, the FOIA requests made of the DOJ and FBI that are simply ignored because it will expose their corruption. Remember the IRS targeting scandal; those involved in that simply ignored the demands made of them. Of course, there is Hillary destroying 33,000 emails subpoenaed by the State Department…
Please list the Democrats and their corporate donors who have ignored subpoenas.
WE are under no compunction to follow unjust and unconstitutional Laws, especially those pushed by those supplanting our constitutional republic in favor if an unelected Marxist Globalist Dictatorship.
Supporting Trump is just supporting freedom, and American Law.
A list could more easily be made of Trump administration officials, accomplices, and toadies.
Sure, you could easily lie and make that list. What else is new?
Evidently you didn’t follow the news during Trump’s first impeachment investigation.
I followed it very closely. That’s how I know you can’t provide the list you refer to. Heresay, innuendo, rumor and lies isn’t compelling in a fair court of law but it is all you and your Democrats ever have to offer.
greg is at a loss to produce any evidence of the propaganda he spews.
greg touts himself as something more than he demonstrates. greg is not the least bit intelligent for those of any degree of intelligence could recognize the travesty that is the democrat party.
greg is an idealogical tool for the communist democrat party.
Refused to provide subpoenaed documents or refused to appear in connection with Trump’s first impeachment investigation:
Also refused was the Republicans requests to provide witnesses and evidence. Schiff restricted all the evidence and testimony to hearsay, innuendo, speculation and outright lies. Refused was reference to idiot Biden’s ACTUAL extortion and quid pro quo of the Ukraine government. So, Schiff’s little Nazi People’s Court demonstration was null and void.
Look at the list you provided; how many of those were involved in Trump’s phone call? Nothing but fishing and theater.
When you yourselves disregard the rule of law, don’t expect everyone else to allow you to use the rule of law against them.
You asked for a list. You got a list. All of those people complied with Trump’s efforts to obstruct an investigation that would have resulted in his removal from office.
The bastard was impeached TWICE, and protected TWICE by the party that he is destroying. Now they’re stupidly going to let him try to grab control of the country again after he tried to overturn the election that threw him out. The only reason he can ride them like an abused horse is because THEY LET HIM.
They should reclaim their honor, their party, and their self respect while they still can, and save the nation in the process. They USED to be a party of principle, worthy of respect even when I disagreed with them.
And you did not disappoint. You provide a list of lies. BOTH impeachments were an abuse of power, politically motivated and neither was base on a crime.
Oh… and this:
Supreme Court confirms the President has the right to contest Congressional subpoenas
Disaster: Biden Hits New Low of 28 Percent Approval by Independents in New Quinnipiac Poll
Democrat Maxine Waters Paid Her Daughter $81,000 in Campaign Funds During Fiscal Year 2021 – Bringing Grand Total to $1.2 Million Paid Since 2003
Oh, don’t worry. “Ethics” Pelosi will make sure she is held accountable. She doesn’t want House members to look like hypocritical, corrupt, lying scumbags.
This is not the first rodeo waters has been on with respect to ethical financial issues…
She’s always been a corrupt bag of shit. She is the epitome of the corrupt Democrat salivating at the thought of another $5 trillion of poorly monitored taxpayer money being dumped in their districts.
Just another reveal that this show has nothing to offer. Bannon is not the person they need to have before them. How about Wray, Pelosi, stewart Rhodes, mayor bowser(formally of Sha NA NA).
Any one of these three scumbags had more to do with the fake insurrection than Steve Bannon….
The fbi pelosi and the mayor of dc are responsible for the capital siege, not President Trump or anyone else in MAGA
This is all the pathetic TDS greg has
This is a more important issue than the fake January 6 show trial.
Biden’s Pick for Comptroller of the Currency, Born and Raised in Communist USSR, Won’t Hand Over Her Thesis on Marxism Written When She Was in the USSR
Like everyone else idiot Biden proposes, just assume she is not only incompetent but anti-American and move on. It will avoid another impeachment later.
Liz Cheney on acid
This bushie is messed up
Liz Cheney — Bannon’s actions suggest Trump was involved in Capitol breach planning
Liz Cheney said late Tuesday that Stephen Bannon’s refusal to cooperate with the House committee suggests President Trump was “personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th.”
“Based on the committee’s investigation, it appears that Mr. Bannon had substantial advance knowledge of the plans for Jan. 6 and likely had an important role in formulating those plans. Mr. Bannon was in the war room at the Willard on Jan. 6. He also appears to have detailed knowledge regarding the president’s efforts to sell millions of Americans the fraud that the election was stolen,” Cheney said as the panel voted unanimously to hold Bannon in contempt and refer him to the Justice Department for criminal charges.
Cheney also said that Bannon and Trump’s arguments “do appear to reveal one thing. They suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of Jan. 6. And we will get to the bottom of that.”
The committee said Monday that it contacted Bannon’s attorney multiple times seeking information in its investigation but did not receive an answer. The full House will vote Thursday to hold Bannon in contempt after he refused to provide information despite a congressional subpoena.
Legal experts say the committee might have to pursue a civil suit again Bannon if the Justice Department chooses not to formally charge him.
Ahead of the vote on Tuesday, Trump said in a statement that Kevin McCarthy was unable to put “real Republicans’ on the panel, “so they got stuck with low-polling warmonger Liz Cheney.”
greg thinks he has hold of a hot one.
What a tool, parroting the fake January 6 show trial. Get some popcorn
They have no idea who they are messing with
With luck, the January 6th committee will expose Trump for what he is. He can no longer stop them. Why the GOP would want to do so for him is beyond understanding. Trump will destroy them.
With the usual cascade of lies. The FBI has already determined there was on organization behind the riot and that Trump had nothing to do with it. Give it up. Like your beloved “Russian collusion”, this is just another of your leftist lies you have wet dreams of coming true.
“They’ve Got Nothing Else to Talk About, This is The Worst Administration In History:” Rep Jim Jordan Drops Bomb on Biden and the Sham Jan 6th Commission During Firey Bannon Contempt Hearing
This from a former wrestling coach involved in a student sexual abuse cover-up…
This is an example of you promoting a lie, ergo you are a liar.
“Democracy”, as manifested by the Texas State Legislature:
“…Texas’ population is 39.8 percent white, 39.3 percent Hispanic, 11.8 percent Black, and 5.4 percent Asian American. But under the state legislative maps approved on October 15, white people comprise a majority of eligible voters in more than 60 percent of districts on average, while Hispanics are a majority in roughly 20 percent of districts, Black residents a majority in just 3 percent of districts, and Asian Americans a majority in zero districts—far below their overall numbers in the state. The congressional maps approved on October 18 have a similar skew in favor of white representation: white people comprise a majority of eligible voters in 60 percent of districts, while Hispanics are a majority in 18 percent of districts, and Black residents are a majority in zero districts—a stunning level of under-representation for voters of color given that Texas gained nearly two million new Latino residents and more than 550,000 Black residents compared to just 187,000 white residents over the past decade. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has already filed suit against the state, contending the maps violate the Voting Rights Act…”
Don’t bother whining about the source, because those are the plain and simple FACTS.
There’s one solution, before the fallen GOP ends democracy and turns the nation into an authoritarian state that will be a republic in name only: The Democratic Party must seize the moment, end the filibuster, and pass the voting rights bill.
OCTOBER 19, 2021 – Republicans Are Passing Rigged Maps and Democrats Are Running Out of Time to Stop It
If you don’t think Donald Trump would use a dominant GOP as his personal power tool, you haven’t been paying attention.
As whites are a majority of the population the map would reflect that how dumb are you? More and more minorities are leaving the racist nazi party of the Democrats. You have zero examples of Trump beig an authoritarian zero zip nada.
The FBIs own findings on January 6th you should read them. You will love the source
You’re probably making no statistical distinction between white (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic.
Texas republicans certainly did, when they gerrymandered in a way that greatly diminished their power as a block of voters. They know they tend to vote for Democrats.
If that’s what you think, YOU didn’t pay attention when he was President, which is no surprise. You were too immersed in leftist lies to pay attention.
While the only thing you can rely on Mother Jones to do is lie, let’s say this is true. I say, “So?” This is the same game Democrats play, PLUS massive election fraud.
But, redistricting is common and both sides do it. It is based on the census and, you might want to acknowledge, because of idiot Biden’s stupid border policies creating the worst crisis we’ve ever seen on our border, Hispanics (who don’t automatically support illegal immigration) are rejecting Democrats. Your idiot Biden is destroying one of your voter bases. Gosh, all that pandering… gone to waste.
Try to keep “So?” in mind if Democrats decide to nuke the filibuster and push through the voter protection bill. Keep in mind that they only did it because of Donald Trump.
Where you going to get 51 votes? You don’t have them and you are losing more day to day because of idiot Biden’s stupidity. As badly as you leftists want that Legalize Election Fraud Bill to create your one-party totalitarian police state, your harassment of Sinema and Manchin are assuring you won’t get it… which is great for America and Americans.
Idiot Biden’s SCOTUS committee recommended against the illegal packing of the SCOTUS, so NOW what are you going to do?
Oct 19, 2021 – Senator King Delivers Impassioned Speech On the Senate Floor Urging Action to Defend Voting Rights
Listen very carefully to what Senator King, an independent, is saying. This isn’t a partisan warning. It’s an patriot’s warning that American democracy itself is in great peril.
Voting rights is protecting the integrity of elections, not legalizing election fraud, which is what HR1 does. Democrats have given up ever winning a fair election because their party, their candidates, their policies and their performance SUCKS.
CLOWN SHOW: Chairman of Jan 6 Committee, Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson, Supported Radical Insurrectionists Involved in Death of a Police Officer
In true democrat standard operating procedure, accuse your opponent of what a democrat is or has done…