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Democratic Congressman: Marjorie Taylor Greene Was ‘Gleeful’ During The Jan. 6 Riots

Since she arrived in Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has done nothing but tweet, hold whiny press conferences, and alienate nearly every other member of the House of Representatives, which is quite an accomplishment since the vast majority of the Republican House caucus is composed of assholes and douchebags.

In other words, Greene is a lot like her political hero, Donald Trump. With one big difference: She’s even dumber than the Donald.

Greene could also be facing criminal charges and expulsion from Congress based on what Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) said Thursday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.”

Maloney was asked by host Nicolle Wallace about reports that the Biden administration will release all of former President Donald Trump’s records from the days surrounding the Capitol insurrection to the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 riots that left five people dead. He told Wallace:

“It’s pretty simple. Let the facts come out. If the president and Kevin McCarthy and other members of Congress were involved in inciting or encouraging a violent attack on the Capitol, I think we should know that. If they weren’t, we will know that, too. But I do think that it’s important that this special committee get all the information about a completely unprecedented attack on our Capitol, and the American public should want that.”

Wallace then asked Maloney why he thought Republican officials seem so eager to cover up their phone calls, conversations, and actions when most of what they did has already been exposed:

“Where do you think the fervor comes from to keep secret their conversations with Donald Trump?”

That’s one of the things the House Select Committee needs to find out, Maloney responded:

“You are right, we already have, out in the open, outrageous conduct, inciting an insurrection against the Capitol, there is really no debate about that. Denying the science and trying to flip the results in Georgia and other places. Let’s know the details, too, let’s know who on Capitol Hill was involved in it. That’s fair. I think there is a reason why they are so freaked out about their conduct and their actions being revealed on that terrible day.”

Wallace also noted that some Republicans have admitted they spoke to Trump on Jan. 6. So why are they scared of their phone records being given to the committee? And that’s when Maloney made it clear he intends to hold every member of the GOP accountable, telling the host:

“Let’s just get the facts. I was there on the House floor, at that location with a bunch of Republicans who were — one in particular who was gleeful of the events transpiring outside. It took me a minute to understand why she was having such a good time. But I saw it. I saw it with her staff who caught up with her. They were excited about what was going on. They had been at the White House, I believe, the day before talking about what was going to happen.”

Who was that gleeful Republican? Wallace inquired.

Maloney replied:

“Well, I don’t want to say but her initials were Marjorie Taylor Greene.”

The congressman then added:

“It took me a minute to notice why they were having a good time. Look, I am reading into their behavior but it seemed to me like they were enjoying what was happening and when they united with some of their staff and some of the people they had been separated from, it was clear to me that they were happy in a way that made no sense given the tragedy that was unfolding.”

You can bet that the Jan. 6 committee and the Justice Department will be taking a long hard look at the members of Congress who may have played a role in the Capitol insurrection. And from what Congressman Maloney had to say, it sounds like Marjorie Taylor Greene should be very worried.

Here’s the video from MSNBC:

 

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Republican Appointed To Jan. 6 Commission Says Nancy Pelosi Is Responsible For Capitol Riots

On Monday, Andrew Solender of Forbes reported that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has decided on five men he plans to put forth for appointment to the House Select Committee that will investigate the January 6 riots and insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol:

Politico later confirmed those five names, suggesting that they are indeed the picks to serve on the select committee.

It should be noted that three of those on the list — Banks, Jordan, and Nehls — voted to overturn the results of the Electoral College shortly before the Capitol was attacked.

Banks would be the ranking Republican if he’s approved by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Pelosi has veto power over any appointment.

While you may not have heard of Banks, he wasted no time making it clear that he doesn’t deserve a seat on the committee, insisting in a statement he released that Pelosi was to blame for what transpired on Jan. 6. It reads in part:

“We need leaders who will force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored. Among them, why was the Capitol unprepared and vulnerable to attack on January 6?”

Yes, Banks says he’ll agree to serve on the committee, but it’s quite obvious from his statement that he’s already made up his mind and intends to blame everyone except those responsible.

That set off a great deal of debate on Twitter:

All five of McCarthy’s choices are unacceptable. Here’s hoping Speaker Pelosi will reject every damn one of them.

 

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An Obscure 19th Century Federal Law Could Finally Rid Us Of Donald Trump

Since January 6, it’s been clear that the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol and staged an insurrection were operating at the urging of former President Donald Trump, and it now appears that he can be charged in a way that would keep him from ever serving in public office again.

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe was a guest on MSNBC, and he was asked by host Alex Witt:

“So, Laurence, the DOJ has actually named Trump, they’ve cited his false claims about the election, this in a legal argument to try to keep an accused capitol rioter under monitoring. Does that connection create any legal jeopardy for him?”

Tribe responded:

“Well, it’s at least an indication that they’re beginning to connect the dots.

“That is, if it is the case as the Department of Justice has asserted in saying that somebody ought to be constantly monitored and not trusted to be completely at liberty, if they’re saying that part of what is fomenting violence even now is the claim by Trump and some of his followers that the election was stolen, and if that is fomenting violence now, then the claim that it was all stolen and that the mob should use force to prevent the transition of power to Joe Biden by interrupting the counting of the electoral votes on January 6th, all of that seems to be part and parcel of a violation of a very important federal criminal law that goes back to the civil rights, civil war era. That is, 18 U.S.C § 2383.”

That just so happens to be the section of federal law that covers rebellion or insurrection against the government. It reads:

“Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

According to Prof. Tribe:

“That law, I think, may well apply to Donald Trump.”

If it does, not only would Trump go to prison, he would also be ineligible for any public office for the rest of his miserable life.

Here’s Professor Tribe on MSNBC:

 

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DOJ Issues New Criminal Conspiracy Charges Against Capitol Insurrectionists

The wait is over for some of the people who participated in the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol which resulted in the deaths of five people, including a member of the Capitol Police Force.

CNN reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has begun handing down more criminal conspiracy charges against members of the group known as the Oath Keepers:

“The Justice Department has added four new defendants to the federal criminal conspiracy case against Oath Keepers who allegedly prepared for and took part in the US Capitol riot, according to a new indictment made public in DC District Court on Sunday.

“The newly named Oath Keeper defendants are Joseph Hackett, who went by ‘Ahab,’ Jason Dolan, who went by ‘Turmoil,’ and William Isaacs, all from Florida. A fourth new defendant’s name and alleged actions are still redacted.”

All of the Oath Keeper defendants are accused of taking part in a criminal conspiracy and entering the restricted Capitol grounds:

 “Isaacs, for instance, allegedly yelled, ‘The fight’s not over’ once the Oath Keepers group had gotten inside the building, and he waved rioters down the hallway toward the Senate, according to the indictment.”

Additionally, five of the individuals already named as defendants are also facing charges of allegedly deleting their social media and cell phone activity, which could lead to them being convicted of obstruction of justice and other federal felonies.

The new court filings also lay out disturbing new details about how the Oath Keepers illegally attempted to smuggle weapons into Washington, D.C. for the Jan. 6 event:

“Department of Justice prosecutors were describing in court filings what else they’ve learned about the group’s so-called Quick Reaction Force, an effort to allegedly bring guns to a Northern Virginia Comfort Inn as backup for the siege.

“Previously, prosecutors had described how the Oath Keepers gathered and stashed weapons at the Comfort Inn, and how defendant Thomas Caldwell of Virginia allegedly had floated an idea of ferrying weapons across the Potomac River to assist with the Capitol siege.”

Before federal prosecutors are finished, many of the Oath Keeper defendants could well be facing charges that would put them in federal prison for the remained of their lives, a fitting punishment for anyone who dares to try and overthrow the elected representatives of the nation as they were going about their official duty of certifying the 2020 presidential election results.

Ironically, the Oath Keepers love to portray themselves as being devoted to the principle of defending the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” But they’re nothing more than terrorist punks who deserve to rot behind bars.

 

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Former Defense Chief: Trump Wanted The National Guard To ‘Protect’ MAGA Rioters On January 6

For the sake of history, all of the relevant facts surrounding an event have to be laid on the table and examined carefully. That’s how we know what happened in the past and, more importantly, how we attempt to make certain we never repeat the mistakes of the past.

On Wednesday, we got more new facts regarding what transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, when thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and defaced historical artifacts that date back to the founding of this nation.

As president at the time of the Capitol insurrection, Donald Trump had a responsibility to protect the building and those inside it, just as he swore to do when he took the oath of office. But he didn’t. Instead, he waited hours and even then reinforcements were sent by others, not by Trump.

That’s where what we learned during a Congressional hearing yesterday when former acting Secretary Christopher Miller testified and revealed that three days before the Capitol was attacked and five people died, Trump said that if the National Guard was called in, it should be to protect the insurrectionists.

Specifically, Miller was asked:

“What was the president’s response to you with regard to the requests made to you by Mayor [Muriel] Bowser?”

The former DOD chief replied:

“(Trump said) ‘do whatever is necessary to protect the demonstrators, ya, uh, and, uh, that were executing their constitutionally protected rights.'”

Protect the demonstrators. Protect the violent insurrectionists who were trying to overthrow the U.S. government so they could install their candidate despite the fact that he had lost.

History needs to record that when the nation was on the brink of a coup, the head of state sided with the criminals. For that alone, Donald Trump deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.