Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is convinced that the Justice Department now has enough evidence to indict failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump for at least three felonies.
Gonzales, who served as AG for George W. Bush, was a guest on CNN Thursday afternoon, was asked about a speech given by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who serves as vice chair of the January 6 House Select Committee in which she said:
That led host Jake Tapper to inquire of Gonzales:
“I think that that is a very accurate statement, quite frankly,” Gonzales replied, adding:
Tapper followed up by asking:
Gonzales then laid out the three crimes he believes Trump could potentially be indicted for:
Seditious conspiracy, obstruction of Congress, and witness tampering. The penalty for those crimes is 20 years, five years, and 20 years, meaning if Trump got the maximum, he’d be looking at a sentence of 45 years in federal prison. Considering what he tried to do, that seems like a just punishment.
Since he’s already decided he isn’t running for reelection, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) is burning the proverbial boats and going after members of his party he believes are a cancer on the GOP and the nation.
For example, Kinzinger (along with Liz Cheney) was brave enough to accept an invitation and serve on the January 6 House Select Committee where he is doing a great job as a member of that panel.
And now the Illinois Republican is pushing back on remarks made by Rep. Lauren Boebert, who had this to say during a speech she made at Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colorado:
As HuffPost notes, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear:
The First Amendment, from 1791, states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
This is widely held to mean that church and state should be separate. Amid a spate of recent Supreme Court rulings, though, critics charge that the conservative-dominated court is dismantling that separation and eroding laws intended to prevent the government from pushing any particular faith.
That led Kinzinger to label Boebert a member of what he called the “Christian Taliban.”
“There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must [oppose] the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian.”
Others also clapped back at Boebert, and their comments were on-point. Take a look:
Yes! Can we please ship Lauren Boebert to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, or Iran? And make sure it’s a one-way ticket. We don’t want her back.
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been following the money and appears to have found evidence that failed, one-term former president Donald Trump helped fund witness tampering, according to a member of the committee.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) was interviewed by CNN host Anderson Cooper on Wednesday evening and was asked:
Congresswoman Lofgren replied:
“Let’s just say, we’re concerned.
“As you know, in a prior hearing, we talked about the hundreds of millions of dollars that the former president raised. Some of that money is being used to pay for lawyers for witnesses and it’s not clear that that arrangement is one that is without coercion potential for some of those witnesses.”
She then added:
While we’ve thought for months the crime Trump would be charged with in relation to his actions to stage a coup on Jan. 6 might be seditious conspiracy, it now looks like he’s also facing being referred by the Select Committee to the Justice Department for witness tampering, too.
There are more hearings planned next month, and the list of crimes committed by Trump is likely to grow. Things are looking bad for Donald, and it’s way past time for him to be charged, tried, and locked up.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced a significant increase of the U.S. military presence in Europe, including additional naval destroyers stationed in Spain, two F-35 fighter jet squadrons in the United Kingdom, and a headquarters in Poland for the U.S. 5th Army Corps.
Making the announcement, Biden noted:
Shortly after Biden made his remarks, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) went on Twitter and proved her complete ignorance of foreign and military policy while also making it crystal clear where her true loyalty lies.
Of course, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Congresswoman Greene (along with the vast majority of the Republican Party) is once again siding with Russian President and mass murderer Vladimir Putin and against our NATO allies.
Greene got pelted with derision for her ignorant tweet.
Fox News host Jesse Watters (who has been called by some “Bill O’Reilly’s former fluffer”) is absolutely apoplectic that former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson dared to repeat something she heard took place on January 6, 2021 when she testified before the House Select Committee on Tuesday.
Specifically, Hutchinson said she had been told that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump grabbed a Secret Service agent and ordered him to drive to the Capitol while also grabbing the steering wheel of the vehicle.
Keep in mind Hutchinson never claimed she had witnessed the altercation. She made it clear it was something that had been told to her by another person.
And now there are reports that the Secret Service and the agent in question are upset with what Hutchinson said and they’re pushing back by floating stories to the media but not bothering to actually sit down before the committee, be sworn to tell the truth, and testify.
That was the jumping off point for Watters, who began his rant with this:
So there’s no way a member of the Secret Service would ever lie? Not even to protect his career and not be publicly humiliated? Please! That’s just plain stupid on its face.
But Watters was far from done, adding:
Does it get more misogynistic than that? New “it girl”? Be sure and note the line about never having to pay for another drink, too. As if that’s why Ms. Hutchinson agreed to testify: Just so she could get free drinks.
Twitter ripped Watters to shreds for his disgusting remarks: