Wednesday, June 29, 2022

New Bombshell testimony paints Trump as out of control madman believing Mike Pence deserved mob justice.

by Rod Williams, Jan. 29, 2022- Please watch the above short clip.  

I have been dismayed that many Republicans have vowed not to watch the Jan. 6th Congressional hearings and have denounced them as infomercials or a show trial. They have also distorted what a congressional hearing is, dismissing it because it did not follow the same rules as that of a trial. A congressional hearing is information gathering. It finds no "guilt" or innocence. It does not even have to make a recommendation to prosecute or even have to suggest legislative remedies. Those who dismiss the because of the procedure are not like that of a trial know better.  

Unfortunately, there are a lot of Trump loyalists who are true believers. Their mind is closed to believing anything that contradicts what Trump tells them. They are like Jim Jones followers and would drink the Kool-Aid if Trump told them to. By no means is that all Trump supporters but many will not open their minds to the possibility that Trump lied to them and misled them and tried to subvert our democracy.

If the Trump supporters would have watched the hearings would not have seen a bunch of Democrats denouncing Trump but loyal Republicans who love this country calmly telling how Trump tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.  Almost all of the witnesses have been Republicans. If Republicans who refused to watch would have watched they would have seen that Trump was told time and time again by stalwart conservatives such as former Attorney General Jim Barr that there was no credible evidence of election fraud and how he tried to dissuade Trump from attempts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power.  They would have seen how Trump's own advisor who was pushing the theory that Mike Pence could change the outcome of the election knew he had no legally defensible leg to stand on in making that claim.  They would have seen how numerous courageous Republican state election officials resisted demands by Trump to overturn the election results. We came close to losing our Democracy in the days leading up to January 6th and a violent coup resulted in the murder of Vice President Pence on January 6th.

Yesterday's testimony was the most damaging testimony yet. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump Chief of Stall Mark Meadows says that Trump was out of control and wanted to march with the protestors to the Capitol, At his rally at the Eclipse he wanted the devices that detect guns entering the area to be removed saying those people were not there to hurt him. He had no concern for Mike Pence's safety. When in the Presidential car he tried to take the wheel from the secret service and demanded they drive him to the Capitol. They refused. 

If you can't sit through hours of the Jan. 6 Congressional testimony, please watch the above short clip.


The Case for Prosecuting Donald Trump Just Got Much Stronger

New testimony may have produced a smoking gun.

by David French, The Dispatch, Jun 28, 2022- I confess that I’ve been skeptical that the January 6 committee would produce evidence that Donald Trump was directly criminally responsible for the attack on the Capitol. Certainly, he was morally and politically responsible. ... a mob would have stormed the Capitol if he had the basic decency to concede a race he clearly lost. 

At the same time, it’s legally quite difficult to hold a politician responsible for the violence of his followers. ... the primary responsibility for a riot rests with the rioters... .... Yes, Trump urged the mob to “fight like hell” and march on the Capitol, but he also said they should “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard. That caveat was likely enough to spare him from prosecution.

That was yesterday’s analysis. Today’s is different. Because of a courageous woman named Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows. Earlier this afternoon she gave the most extraordinary congressional testimony I’ve ever seen. She testified that the president was so committed to walking to the Capitol with his own supporters that he allegedly tried to grab the wheel of his Secret Service vehicle. She painted the picture of a president utterly out of control, a man so committed to preserving his own power that he approved of the riot and believed that Mike Pence deserved to face mob justice. 

But the most legally significant testimony came in a few key sentences: (link)


Wall Street Journal: Cassidy Hutchinson Says Trump Demanded to Be Driven to the Capitol on Jan. 6

National Review: ‘They’re Not Here to Hurt Me’: Trump Urged Secret Service to Allow Armed Supporters into January 6 Address, Witness Testifies

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