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Former Watergate Attorney: SCOTUS Has Given 1/6 Committee Everything They Need To Put Trump Behind Bars

With the Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday evening clearing the way for the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection, we should soon know exactly what role failed, one-term former President Donald Trump played in the planning and carrying of the riots that left five people dead, as CNN noted:

The court’s order means that more than 700 documents will be transferred to Congress that could shed light on the events leading up to the insurrection when hundreds of rioters converged on the Capitol attempting to stop certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

Those documents, according to former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman, who said Thursday during an appearance on CNN that if it’s proven Trump tried to block Congress from certifying the election, the ex-president could face 20 years in prison:

“There’s no executive privilege they can assert here. Because executive privilege as the Court said in the Nixon case, you can’t use it for conversations in furtherance of criminal activity. With Nixon, it was in furtherance of the conspiracy to obstruct the Watergate chase. Here it’s relating to basically an insurrection that was perpetrated on the Congress. And there’s no way under any circumstance that any court is ever going to say that those conversations are legitimate, executive privilege-covered conversations. The exec privilege relates to legitimate government business that the president is engaged in, most notably military actions, national security, and the like, engaged in, most notably, military actions, national security, and the like. This is certainly why they’re saying it doesn’t make any difference whether Trump is a sitting president or not. These conversations are not covered by executive privilege.”

Akerman then added:

“This really is going to answer the question, can they make a criminal case on Donald Trump for obstructing Congress, which is an extremely serious federal felony carrying imprisonment of 20 years.”

Those 700 pages of documents must contain some incredibly damaging information or Trump wouldn’t have appealed all the way to the Supreme Court to try and keep them hidden.

As for the 20 years in prison, Trump deserves at least that for the damage he did to this country during his presidency. The time has come to LOCK HIM UP!

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Trump Now Suspected Of Witness Tampering In Capitol Riot Investigation

It now appears that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump may be charged with witness tampering by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

According to the Washington Post:

On Wednesday, the committee’s chairman (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS) pointed to another area of inquiry with both potential criminal implications and an interesting backstory: witness tampering.

At issue is the evolution of remarks made by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was informed Wednesday that the committee wants him to voluntarily cooperate. In the asking letter sent by the panel to McCarthy, Thompson notes:

“Your public statements regarding January 6th have changed markedly since you met with Trump,” Thompson wrote. “At that meeting, or at any other time, did President Trump or his representatives discuss or suggest what you should say publicly, during the impeachment trial (if called as a witness), or in any later investigation about your conversations with him on January 6th?”

The former president has engaged in a form of witness tampering before, most notably during the Ukraine investigation which resulted in him being impeached:

Trump also has a history of doing things that certainly at least walk up to the line of witness tampering, including a tweet attacking former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch even as she testified at his earlier impeachment, and attacks on Michael Cohen invoking Cohen’s family after the former personal attorney for Trump flipped on him. Yovanovitch called Trump’s tweet “very intimidating” in her testimony, while Cohen postponed his own testimony, citing Trump’s “threats.”

This latest evidence of how Trump allegedly sought to make McCarthy change his recounting of what transpired on Jan. 6 could well be added to a growing list of potential crimes committed by the ex-president in connection with that event.

So far, the committee could well send criminal referrals to the DOJ for Trump that include charges of inciting a riot, interfering in an official proceeding of Congress, sedition, and witness tampering. Any of those would result in the former president spending the remainder of his life in federal prison.

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Jim Jordan Slammed As A ‘Dirty Traitor’ For Refusing To Comply With House 1/6 Committee

After declaring that he has “nothing to hide” about what role he may have played in the January 6 Capitol insurrection that left five people dead, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is now refusing to comply with the House Select Committee investigating the incident, which set off a wave of disgust and anger on social media, including suggestions that Jordan’s refusal proves he’s a “dirty traitor.”

The Washington Post reports Jordan made his decision public on Sunday:

In a letter dated Sunday and addressed to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), the Ohio Republican and close ally of former president Donald Trump accused the panel, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, of playing politics.

“Your attempt to pry into the deliberative process informing a Member about legislative matters before the House is an outrageous abuse of the Select Committee’s authority,” Jordan wrote in the letter, which he posted to his Twitter account Sunday.

It remains unclear if the Jan. 6 committee will now subpoena Jordan, who could be referred to the Justice Department for criminal contempt of Congress if he refuses to obey a subpoena.

In the past, Jordan has insisted he played no role in the Jan. 6 riots:

Jordan said he was unconcerned about the scrutiny. “If they call me, I got nothing to hide,” the far-right lawmaker said in July. In October, during a House Rules Committee hearing, the Ohioan echoed the sentiment, insisting, “I’ve said all along, ‘I have nothing to hide.'”

Jordan’s refusal led many on social media to suggest that he clearly fears telling what he knows because it will incriminate him and others, including failed former President Donald Trump.

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QAnon Shaman Now Claims He Was Merely Trying To ‘Calm The Crowd’ On January 6

You remember Jacob Chansley, don’t you? He’s the clown who dressed in full garb the day he helped storm the Capitol a year ago today. Images of him began to circulate on social media and he became known as the QAnon Shaman.

Now, however, Chansley wants us to believe that he was trying to help on January 6 and made every effort to “calm the crowd,” according to Inside Edition:

“In retrospect, one thing I can say that I regret is not working to ensure that there was far more peace on that day. Had I known what was going to happen, I would have stepped in before any barricades were breached. I actually tried to, on more than one occasion, calm the crowd. But it just didn’t work.”

Chansley also said that he regrets not doing more to keep the peace as supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to block the certification of the 2020 election results. However, multiple videos and images showed him howling and chanting his way through the Capitol and inside the Senate Chamber.

Prosecutors said he yelled, “Times up, motherfuckers,” and left a note on then-Vice President Mike Pence’s desk that said, “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.”

Chansley is currently serving a 41-month sentence in federal prison for part in the Capitol insurrection, even though his mother argues that her son did nothing wrong because he was invited to the Capitol by failed, one-term former President Donald Trump.

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Trump Urges ‘MAGA Nation’ To ‘Rise Up’ On Eve Of Capitol Insurrection Anniversary

With the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol insurrection now less than 24 hours away, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump issued a statement urging his supporters to “rise up” against the government yet again.

In a statement issued via his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, on Twitter, where Trump remains permanently banned, the disgraced ex-president railed against any efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, suggesting such measures are a burden on the people:

Be sure and note the line, “This is an outrage, and MAGA nation should rise up and oppose this egregious federal government overreach.” Rise up? Sounds more than a little like the language Trump used at his speech prior to the Capitol riots that left five people dead.

The worst president in American history had planned to hold a news conference tomorrow, but was talked out of that by people close to him. Also, since no major networks were planning to carry the presser, Donnie wouldn’t have had a captive audience to share his lies and conspiracy theories with.

Reaction to the Trump statement was swift and featured reminders that he’s facing jail time for his role in the crimes committed on Jan. 6.