For those who may have caught part of the January 6 committee recently, our condolences! It represents how ridiculous our national expectations/tolerance about political propaganda has become. This kangaroo court has been designed to be completely partisan, ignore the role Pelosi, Schumer, and others played in the events around January 6, and to do as much damage to Trump as possible.
It is astonishing that the January 6 committee presentation is even considered news.
IF the committee were interested in learning the truth, in getting a full understanding of what happened before and after the riot, they would present information and subject it to an adversarial investigation. Hear all sides, ask questions, challenge assumptions, verify information. That process can lead to truth. But that is not what they have done.
The left/national leadership shows you who they fear most based on the level of their attacks against them. They hate Trump and know he will likely win if he runs again. They also, btw, clearly fear DeSantis. They know DeSantis will be strong if he runs for president.
January 6 is all about stifling dissent, controlling the narrative, and censoring opposition. And the national media, with the partial exception of FOX, has fallen in line to do their bidding.
Time was that Congress and their sycophants in the media made an effort to appear fair and neutral. Today, most don’t even pretend to be objective.
Yesterday, we saw supposed “bombshell” testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff under Trump. She offered no eyewitness accounts, presented no proof, and offered not one item suggesting Trump encouraged or planned for a riot January 6. If this is the best they’ve got, they should just wrap it all up and go home.
Hutchinson’s testimony was all hearsay. She passed on stories that others, supposedly, told her, about activities of others. This would not be allowable in any court. She had no first-hand knowledge and offered zero corroboration of any of the details. It is like your neighbor offering evidence by saying a friend of a friend said something. It is meaningless.
Hutchinson told of alleged instances where Trump lost his temper, tried to get the Secret Service to take him to the Capitol, or simply complained. Uh, well, o k. At no point did the testimony even contain an accusation of illegal activity by anyone. Yet, it led the news. Unsurprisingly, the formerly respected Democratic Party sycophant from Wyoming, Liz Cheney, hugged Hutchinson after her testimony and acted as if it were a game changer. See https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/29/new-j6-narrative-about-trump-and-secret-service-collapses-hours-after-tuesday-hearing/
This is a key question to ask all the anti-Trumpers/leftists who are trying to damage Trump: where is the actual evidence that Trump committed a crime? Where? We have heard for at least six years that Trump is a crook, he will go to jail, he will have to resign in disgrace, and more. To date, not a word of it has been true. There have been no indictments, much less convictions.
Reasonable people can disagree about how far a politician or elected official should go do to win an election or debate, and let’s have those discussions. It is entirely another thing, however, to claim that a president acted in a criminal or unconstitutional manner. There is, to date, no evidence of that.
If he did, prove it. If you can’t, well, I believe the phrase is STFU. 😊