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Congressional Democrat Says Trump Will Be Compelled To Testify Before Jan. 6 Committee

It’s a question many have asked since the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was formed: Will former President Donald Trump be subpoenaed for his testimony, and if he is, will he actually have to give a deposition?

According to Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), the answer is yes.

Plaskett appeared on MSNBC Saturday morning and was asked by host Ali Velshi:

“The chairman of the January 6th committee, [Rep.] Bennie Thompson, has suggested that Donald Trump himself may receive a subpoena for information and possibly testimony.”

Plaskett responded:

“I think that that’s not something that we should consider farfetched. Bennie Thompson has made it very clear that he is going to take this select committee and its members, who are in full agreement with him, wherever the facts may lead them. They’re going to be bound by the facts and the law, and if that means deposing the president, they will do so.”

The congresswoman then added:

“You know, Ali, we’ve recently seen, even if it’s a civil case, that the president has been compelled to give depositions and so his ability to remove himself from depositions in this matter may be farfetched. You know, not only the deposition of the president himself, but records related to him. whether those be cell phone, whether those be Twitter accounts, communications with individuals, video tapes, if there are in the White House of what he is doing on that day.”

Indeed, Trump was ordered earlier this week to give a videotaped deposition in a case involving some of his bodyguards assaulting protesters outside Trump Tower:

Former President Trump will be required to appear for a videotaped deposition in New York next week, a New York judge ruled Thursday.

“It is hereby ordered…Donald J. Trump shall appear for a deposition on October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.,” wrote New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez, ruling in favor of a group of Mexican human rights activists who sued Mr. Trump, his business, and his presidential campaign in 2015.

Considering the importance of the work being done by the Jan. 6 committee, it seems likely that a federal judge will also order Trump to give a deposition under oath to the House panel.

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Ivanka Trump Is Also Facing A Subpoena From The Jan. 6 Select Committee: Report

On Thursday, the House Special Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection made it clear they are referring former Trump administration aide Steve Bannon to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress.

But it turns out that members of former President Donald Trump’s family are also facing being subpoenaed by the committee, according to CNN reporter Jamie Gangel, who noted:

“If [Trump] thinks he can get away with being cute with his press releases, he has another thing coming.”

When host Wolf Blitzer remarked that the committee may subpoena Trump himself, Gangel replied:

“I think it opens up the Trump family. Remember, Ivanka Trump was with her father on January 6th. She was in and out of the Oval Office. I think that there are going to be a lot of people who are fair game who are very close to the former president.”

The former president has urged Bannon and others who have received subpoenas from the committee to ignore them, but that could have serious repercussions if his daughter is also pressed for testimony.

Can you imagine Ivanka being hauled away by federal marshals and taken to jail for refusing to comply with a subpoena? What would her father do then?

Knowing Donald Trump, he’d probably let her stay in lockup and then try to suggest she’s the one who dreamed up the Capitol insurrection.

 

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Capitol Rioter Compares Himself To Jesus And Tells Judge He Was Entrapped

Brandon Fellows is one of the pro-Trump insurrectionists who showed up at the Capitol and took part in desecrating the seat of American government, at one point snapping a photo of himself sitting on a police motorcycle while wearing a fake orange beard.

Fellows later shared that photo on Instagram, and that’s where his legal problems began.

As if that’s not incriminating enough, Fellows also allegedly showed up on CNN wearing the same absurd costume, remarking:

“Yeah, we went in there and then I walked in and there’s just a whole bunch of people lighting up some Oregon room…they were smoking a bunch of weed in there.”

Despite all of this evidence, Fellows is now asking a federal judge to release him from custody and allow him to go home. His reasoning: He’s a lot like Jesus Christ and he wraps his phone in tinfoil.

Clearly, what Fellows needs most is some good psychotropic meds and maybe a few dozen ECT sessions.

Josh Gerstein, the Senior Legal Affairs correspondent for Politico, reported on what transpired in court as Fellows regaled the judge with his bizarre rambling:

Fellows is just the latest of the Capitol insurrectionists to whine about being locked up for his disgusting actions.

Joe Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys domestic terror group, wrote a friend and complained he couldn’t take a leak in private:

“Today is my 3 month anniversary being locked up. Not allowed to work out. My body feels as if it’s aged too much. Can hardly move.

“No privacy allowed when shitting allowed.”

Robert Reeder, on the other hand, said he couldn’t find work as a result of his disgusting actions on Jan. 6:

“I’ve lost my job. I’m radioactive. No one wants to hire me. They just have to Google my name.”

Oh well. These miscreants should have stayed home and watched it all on TV. Instead, they have to pay for their actions. And that infuriates them.

 

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Capitol Rioter Whines That He’s ‘Radioactive – No One Wants To Hire Me!’

In today’s edition of “MAGA morons gone to hell,” we have a man by the name of Robert Reeder who got all teary-eyed when he appeared before a judge for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that left five people dead.

In federal court, Reeder — who pleaded guilty to charges of illegally parading, demonstrating, and picketing the Capitol — told the judge that he was ever-so sorry for what he’d done and suggested being a part of the insurrection was “the biggest mistake of my life,” according to Scott MacFarlane of NBC 4 Washington:

“I sincerely apologize for my shameful actions. I committed unacceptable actions for being there. I know it was really tough for the police… I’ve always supported the police 110%.”

Yeah, he supported the police so much that he took part in an illegal riot that left a member of the Capitol Police Force dead and numerous others injured and with lifelong post-traumatic stress disorder.

After offering up his empty apologies, Reeder began to whine about the toll his actions have had on him:

“I’ve lost my job. I’m radioactive. No one wants to hire me. They just have to Google my name.”

Reeder also said that he is no longer allowed to be a Boy Scout leader and even his church has told him to stay away from services so he won’t be “a distraction” for others in the congregation.

The judge, however, wasn’t all that receptive to Reeder’s tale of woe, McFarlane reports, remarking:

“It’s become evident to me in the riot cases, many of the defendants who are pleading guilty are not truly accepting responsibility. They seem to be trying to get this out of the way as quickly as possible.”

Reeder was sentenced to three months in jail, and his conviction will be public knowledge, meaning that his job prospects probably won’t be any better once he’s released from custody.

Does anyone actually believe Robert Reeder is contrite? If so, then you’d probably be interested in some lovely lakefront property I’m trying to unload.

 

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Jan. 6 Rioter Cries Like A Baby As He Pleads Guilty To Felony Assault

One of the MAGA faithful who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection and rioting at the U.S. Capitol wept like a baby as he entered a guilty plea on charges of felony assault for his role in the violence which left five people dead.

According to WUSA, Robert Palmer appeared in court on Monday:

Robert Palmer, 54, of Tampa admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday that he was the man wearing a red, white and blue “Trump” jacket while attacking police protecting the entrance to the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol January 6.

Palmer told U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan he was the one identified in Department of Justice images who threw a wooden plank at police, sprayed a fire extinguisher at officers until it was empty and then threw the empty fire extinguisher canister at the line of police.

But before he entered the courtroom, Palmer cried like the whiny domestic terrorist he is and will always be:

Before his court hearing, Palmer displayed a different bearing than the man captured in images from the riot – sobbing onto the shoulder of his defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand moments before the two men entered the court for Palmer to plead guilty to felony assault on law enforcement.

“That was Mr. Palmer being remorseful for what he did on January 6th,” Brunvand said in an interview leaving court. “And also, afraid of what’s to come.”

Palmer is just the latest of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists to complain about their arrest, incarceration, and upcoming sentencing, and yet none of them have bothered to explain why they felt the need to engage in what can only be considered a coup attempt against the legitimately elected government of the United States.

In July, Joe Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys domestic terror group, wrote a letter to a friend in which he complained that he had no privacy in jail while awaiting his day in court:

“No privacy allowed when shitting allowed.”

Boo freaking hoo! That’s what you get when you try to overthrow the government.

Let Palmer and Biggs continue to weep and gnash their teeth. The only person to blame for their current predicament is the idiot they see whenever they look in the mirror.