A warning issued by former White House adviser Steve Bannon directly implicates former President Donald Trump in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe.
On the January 5 edition of his show, “War Room: Pandemic,” Bannon remarked:
The very next day, shortly before pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol, leaving five people dead, Bannon had this to say:
It has already been suggested that the White House and Trump were expecting violence on Jan. 6, as Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker report in their recent book, I Alone Can Fix It:
“A Homeland Security operations chief said his agency had picked up chatter of some folks traveling to Washington with intent to do violence.”
All of this — especially the comments from Bannon — according to Professor Tribe, implicates Trump directly in the Capitol riots, as he noted on Twitter:
Tribe’s tweet drew plenty of reaction on social media:
The Jan. 6 Select Committee needs to subpoena both Bannon and Trump, among others,. We have to know how deep this conspiracy goes and who needs to be charged with crimes against the United States.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) sounded worried (and guilty) on Tuesday morning as the January 6 Congressional committee began meeting, screeching during an appearance on Real America’s Voice with host Steve Bannon, suggesting that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to put members of Congress in jail.
And then the Georgia Republican went full paranoiac and claimed she knows that Pelosi wants to destroy her:
Sounds like Greene is worried, and considering that she may have played a role in the Capitol insurrection, she damn well should be.
While she was at it, Greene engaged in some revealing psychological projection, remarking:
As if that’s not bad enough, Greene also told Bannon that she’s putting together her own Jan. 6 “committee” that will include her and Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL). Just imagine what a clusterfuck that’ll be!
Here’s Greene wailing and whining like a spoiled child:
The House select committee investigating what transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is holding its first public hearing today, and it’s expected most of the testimony will come from police officers serving in the departments that were called to protect the Capitol on that fateful afternoon.
But in the days and weeks yet to come, there will be many more hearings — some public and some held behind closed doors for security reasons — that will widen the scope of inquiry for the committee and hopefully provide us all with more information about what happened that day and how we can prevent such a horrific event from taking place again.
Just Security had two former U.S. Attorneys (Barbara McQuade and Joyce Vance) sit down with Ryan Goodman, who serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security, and come up with questions that need to be asked by the committee.
At one point in their extensive document, we learn that on the day of the Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was given Secret Service protection, which is highly unusual. That led to these questions:
“Are you aware that Rudy Giuliani received Secret Service Protection on Jan. 6? Were you aware of communications as to whether he should receive Secret Service Protection? What senior U.S. officials were involved in that decision? Were you aware of anyone raising concerns about whether it was appropriate to provide Secret Service protection to someone so far outside the ambit of normal protectees?”
We have this information thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by public advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW):
Giuliani played a key role in the buildup to the Capitol riots, giving a speech with then-President Donald Trump’s blessings in which he urged the crowd:
Giuliani will likely be called (or subpoenaed) by the select committee, and considering the fact that he received Secret Service protection on the very same day he basically called for the violent overthrow of the government, he damn well should be.
But why was that protection afforded to him, and who ordered it? Only a few high-ranking White House officials could have made such a request of the Secret Service.
The fact that Giuliani was given such enhanced security suggests that the person or persons who thought that necessary knew in advance that actions were planned which would put him at risk, and that points to a larger conspiracy that may well reach all the way to the Oval Office.
The House select committee has its hands full. But as McQuade and Vance rightly suggest, they shouldn’t be satisfied until they get the answers the American people deserve.
During an appearance on Newsmax Monday morning, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sounded incredibly worried what the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection will find that might result in criminal charges being brought against GOP members of Congress.
Gaetz said he believes the real purpose of the committee is to gather evidence for criminal referrals to the Justice Department:
While he was at it, Gaetz also said he believes that McCarthy should remove Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) from the committees they serve on now that they’ve agreed to be members of the 1/6 panel.
However, Gaetz then circled back to the idea of criminal referrals to the DOJ, as if laying the groundwork for charges that may be forthcoming against him and others in the GOP:
What Gaetz neglected to say is that so-called “process crimes” are still crimes and should be treated as such. Maybe they aren’t as serious as allegedly being involved in the sexual trafficking of a minor, but then again few things are as disgusting as what Gaetz is accused of doing with young girls over the years.
If none of the Republicans did anything wrong in connection with the Capitol riots, why do they sound so worried about getting to the truth? It’s almost as if they have something to hide.
Listen my children and you shall hear of the endless whining, moaning, and kvetching of the dillholes who participated in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol but now want us to feel sorry for them and extend our sympathy in their direction just because they assure us they’re ever so sorry and will never do it again.
And to that, let the congregation say: BULLSHIT! YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED!
Today we pay a visit to Joe Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys domestic terror group that goes around attacking anyone they disagree with in the name of white supremacy and/or law and order.
Biggs is currently incarcerated and awaiting trial for his role in what transpired earlier this year when thousands of pro-Trump asshats stormed the Capitol and caused the deaths of five people, including a police officer, even though these right-wing douches love to profess their support for law enforcement.
But things are not going well for Biggs in lockup, and he whined to a friend of his in a letter that they’re feeding him “soy-based” meals that are already “weakening his body.”
Boo freaking hoo! Someone get this snowflake a tissue already!
Oh, and Biggs is also deeply distressed that he hasn’t been able to exercise:
That’s too bad, Joe, but you know the old saying: Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
Bur perhaps most terrifying of all for Biggs is that he (gasp!) has no privacy when he uses the bathroom. Horror of horrors! Just listen to him explain his situation:
Be sure and notice that Biggs refers to himself as a “political prisoner.” He’s a terrorist and a thug, and now he’s being treated like one and he doesn’t care for it. Oh well, that’s too damn bad.
In the months ahead, we’re going to be hearing lots of sob stories from these losers, and the only thing they deserve in response is a shrug of the shoulders and middle finger salute. After all, they’re the same people who demanded every child be ripped from his or her parents for attempting to come to the United States in search of a better life and chanted “lock her up!” endlessly anytime their lord and savior Donald Trump made a speech.
If any of these miscreants want sympathy, they can buy a greeting card in the prison commissary.