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Former Solicitor General Has A Way To Keep The Jan. 6 Investigation Going After GOP Takes House

The latest election returns from the still undecided Congressional races across the country suggest that Republicans will retake the House, though their margin of victory will likely be one of the smallest in history.

If indeed the House is under control of the GOP when the new Congress convenes in January, one of the first moves by the new leadership will probably be to pull the plug on the select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

But former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has a way to make sure the investigation continues, and he shared his idea on the Open Arguments podcast.

In the lame-duck session of Congress, Katyal explained, the committee can transfer their investigation to the Senate, which would then take over the investigation and preserve all of the evidence and records accumulated so far.

Today was the day that disgraced former president Donald Trump was supposed to appear before the Jan. 6 committee. He refused to do so, no doubt worried that if he testified under oath he would commit perjury and be charged with that crime.

Trump’s refusal to appear may trigger a House vote to hold the ex-president in contempt of Congress and make a referral to the Justice Department for that crime.

Trump is also facing criminal charges from the DOJ for his role in the Capitol insurrection. It remains unclear when Attorney General Merrick Garland will choose to make any announcement on a possible indictment of the former president.

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Tom Cotton: The Price Of Gas Is More Important Than What Happened On January 6

 

According to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R), what transpired on January 6, 2021 when thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and called for then-vice president Mike Pence to be hanged isn’t the important fact to recall about that fateful day.

Instead, Cotton told former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on her Sirius XM show, what Americans need to remember is that gasoline only cost $2.40 at the time.

“The J6 Capitol riots had many terrible crimes, but what most Americans remember most about Jan 6, 2021 was that gas was $2.40 a gallon.”

Ah, yes: Another day, another excuse from Republicans for what took place on Jan. 6. Their fingerprints are all over the planning and coordination of the attack, so now they want to try and shift the debate to the price of gas.

But what has actually caused the rise in gas prices? To hear the GOP tell it, it’s all President Joe Biden’s fault, but as NBC News noted last month, that’s far from the truth.

Prices are likely to keep going higher from here as oil prices climb, according to Patrick De Haan, chief petroleum analyst at the gas price tracking group GasBuddy.com.

“With OPEC+ deciding to cut oil production by two million barrels a day, we’ve seen oil prices surge 20%, which is the primary factor in the national average rising for the third straight week,” he said in a blog post Monday.

For the rest of the country, De Haan said he expects prices to rise as much as $0.30 from their September lows, which would put them at around $4 a gallon.

In a note to clients Monday, Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC consultancy, said he also expects gasoline prices to rise to as high as $4. Lipow also noted gasoline inventories have plummeted across much of the U.S. because the previously lower pump prices increased demand among drivers, which caused prices to climb.

Translation: The Saudis and their OPEC brethren are greedy bastards who are trying to gouge the world by reducing production.

Tom Cotton is a fool, and his attempts to paper over his and many in his party’s complicity in a direct attack on American democracy is a new low, even for bottom feeders like them.

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Former US Attorney Lays Out The ‘Criminal Act’ Trump Will Be Indicted For In Connection To Jan. 6

Now that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol has completed its public hearings and issued a subpoena for disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, about all that remains to be decided is whether or not the panel will submit a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

If the committee does indeed refer Trump to the DOJ, what might the charges be against the ex-president?

According to former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, one crime Trump allegedly committed would be easy to prosecute and result in a guilty verdict, she told MSNBC host Ali Velshi.

“I think that there’s been a public perception that Merrick Garland is moving too slowly or cowardly or he is afraid to bring charges. We will see charges against Donald Trump.

“I think everybody’s looking for the big charge of tying Donald Trump to the seditious conspiracy; that’s a hard one to prove his connections to the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Maybe it’s there and it sounds like they’re looking there. They have given cooperation agreements to a number of those charged with seditious conspiracy already.”

McQuade added:

“But I think you can make the case by showing a conspiracy to defraud the United States by the pressure he applied to Mike Pence. The lie is the fraud, the pressure on Mike Pence is the criminal act, and that is a serious crime: trying to interfere with the lawful transfer of presidential power. So I think that case is there and I think Merrick Garland will charge it.”

One thing remains clear: Trump deserves to be charged for his role in the violence on Jan. 6.

 

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Trump Wanted People To Die On Jan. 6 So He Could Declare Martial Law And Stay In Office: Report

While failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump was desperate to stay in office long beyond January 20, 2022, could it be that he was also an accessory to murder so he could accomplish that goal?

A former Trump staffer said Thursday after the House Select Committee ended its hearings by subpoenaing the ex-president that he believes he knows exactly how Donald expected to carry out his plan of remaining president.

Miles Taylor, who served in the Department of Homeland Security during the Trump administration, said during an appearance on MSNBC that the latest hearing made an impact:

“It made my heart race to watch today’s hearing, really, because they brought up Trump’s mindset, and the question was, what was his mindset? I’m going to demystify that for America right now. I’ve spent time with the guy in the Oval Office, the White House situation room, and Air Force One. I’ll tell you what his mindset was on January 6th.”

Taylor continued:

“I believe Donald Trump wanted people to die. He wanted people to die who were elected officials, en masse, so he could call out the military, so he could invoke the Insurrection Act, so he could prevent the peaceful transfer of power. That’s not a conspiracy theory. In fact, in hindsight, it’s pretty damn clear to me this is what he had in mind from day one in office.”

Taylor then explained that he once wondered why Trump steadfastly refused to condemn right-wing domestic extremist groups, and it finally hit him one day:

 “Why did he make excuses for domestic terrorist groups? Because he was on their side.”

The former DHS official added:

“We saw in testimony the other week in courts that the January 6th plotters knew they were engaging in an insurrection, an armed insurrection. That’s what they intended. And we have people, extremists … two hops away from the president of the United States who were planning on making that happen. He wanted people to die on January 6th so that he could use those presidential powers to prevent our democracy from transitioning to a new president. And I think the committee presented that in extremely powerful passion.”

 

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Infantile Trump Has A Social Media Meltdown After The 1/6 Committee Subpoenas Him

It’s been an especially crappy day for disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump.

First, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal for an intervention on the special master appointed to look at documents seized from Mar-a-Lago in August.

An order from the high court was handed down that read:

“The application to vacate the stay entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on September 21, 2022, presented to Justice [Clarence] Thomas and by him referred to the Court is denied.”

Even his old buddy Clarence Thomas couldn’t save him.

Later in the afternoon, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol voted unanimously to subpoena the ex-president for testimony regarding his role in the insurrection.

According to The Washington Post:

The House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, voted Thursday to subpoena testimony and documents from former president Donald Trump, a dramatic culmination of its year-and-a-half-long investigation, and a sign that the committee wants to continue its work beyond this Congress.

This is a question about accountability to the American people,” Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) said ahead of the vote. “He must be accountable.”

The unanimous vote came at the end of a meeting that also revealed new details about warnings from the Secret Service that armed supporters of Trump would go to the Capitol, with one agent describing that morning as the “calm before the storm.”

That was all it took to trigger Donnie in a major way. But since he’s banned from Twitter and Facebook, he had to settle for a meltdown on his failing Truth Social site, which is reportedly on the verge of a complete financial collapse.

“Why didn’t the Unselect Committee ask me to testify months ago? Why did they wait until the very end, the final moments of their last meeting? Because the Committee is a total “BUST” that has only served to further divide our Country which, by the way, is doing very badly – A laughing stock all over the World?”

That was followed by this one:

“The Unselect Committee knowingly failed to examine the massive voter fraud which took place during the 2020 Presidential Election – The reason for what took place on January 6th.”

And that was followed by an attempt to blame others for Jan. 6, even though he and his ragtag bunch of would-be revolutionaries are the ones solely responsible for what took place:

“Why didn’t Crazy Nancy Pelosi call out the ‘troops’ before January 6th, which I strongly recommended that she do. It was her responsibility, but she ‘didn’t like the look.’ Crazy Nancy failed the American People!”

He’s scared. He realizes everything is falling apart.