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Leaked Pentagon Document Lays Out Why Trump Should Be Charged With Treason For The Jan. 6 Attack

In the midst of the horrific mayhem that was taking place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, Vice President Mike Pence telephoned the acting defense secretary and told him:

“Clear the Capitol.”

According to a leaked Pentagon document, the timeline of what transpired next makes it clear that Pence’s order was overruled, and could only have been countermanded by one man: President Donald Trump.

The Associated Press (AP) obtained the Pentagon document which lays out a very clear and damning timeline:

“But order would not be restored for hours.

“These new details about the deadly riot are contained in a previously undisclosed document prepared by the Pentagon for internal use that was obtained by The Associated Press and vetted by current and former government officials.

“The timeline adds another layer of understanding about the state of fear and panic while the insurrection played out, and lays bare the inaction by then-President Donald Trump and how that void contributed to a slowed response by the military and law enforcement. It shows that the intelligence missteps, tactical errors and bureaucratic delays were eclipsed by the government’s failure to comprehend the scale and intensity of a violent uprising by its own citizens.”

The inaction of Donald Trump. Just as he failed to control the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump also failed to protect everyone in the Capitol on that fateful day. That alone is a form of treason, because it violates the very oath of office a president takes when inaugurated while one of his hands is raised and other rests on a Bible.

As Trump dithered and encouraged the insurrectionists with his silence, Pentagon officials — along with White House aides, Congressional leaders, and Mike Pence — tried to manage the crisis from a secure underground facility. Trump never once called them or checked to see how they were doing. He abdicated his role as leader of the county and allowed a deadly riot to continue.

Some have suggested that Trump should be charged with sedition for stirring up the crowd that attacked the Capitol, but treason is a more fitting charge.

 

Here’s the difference between sedition and treason:

“While seditious conspiracy is generally defined as conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state, treason is the more serious offense of actively levying war against the United States or giving aid to its enemies.”

Donald Trump gave aid to domestic terrorists who were attacking Congress. If that’s not treason, then what in the hell is?

 

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Pence May Testify Against Trump At Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial

As expected, President Donald Trump will not attend the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence, however, will be there, and it’ll be a big spotlight for a VP who clearly has future political ambitions of his own.

But what exactly will Pence do in the months ahead to position himself as the 2024 GOP presidential nomination? Will he try to build a coalition based partially on Trump’s supporters or attempt to distance himself from his boss?

As Maureen Groppe explains in a fascinating new article for USA Today, we may get an idea which option Pence will choose when the second Senate impeachment trial of Trump begins later this month:

“Pence could soon face another loyalty test when the Senate holds a trial on whether to convict the impeached Trump of inciting violence against the government.

“Democrats might want Pence to testify about why it was the vice president, and not Trump, who played a key role in mobilizing National Guard troops after the Capitol Hill Police were overwhelmed.

“Such testimony could offer yet another test of Pence’s loyalty to Trump.

“If the Senate were to convict Trump and then vote to bar him from holding office in the future, that would remove a major impediment to Pence’s 2024 chances.”

Such testimony could actually benefit Pence in the long run, according to conservative political consultant Michael Steel:

“I think it’s a prerequisite for a successful (Pence) candidacy that President Trump is not running.”

Pence’s testimony at the impeachment trial could also help him explain that he was running the country in the last days of the Trump administration, which could benefit him if he wants to be president.

The next few weeks will tell us a lot about both Trump and Pence. It’ll interesting to see how the Veep responds to the challenge of walking a fine line between completely disavowing Trump and trying to reach out to the incumbent’s fanatical base of supporters.

 

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Former Aide: Trump Berated Pence As A ‘P*ssy’ For Refusing To Overturn The Election

Donald Trump and Mike Pence were always a very odd couple, and now it seems that the two are completely estranged, with NBC News’ Senior Washington correspondent, Hallie Jackson, reporting that the two have not spoken with each other since the U.S. Capitol was stormed on Wednesday, Jan.6, while Pence was in the Capitol for the certification of electoral votes before a joint session of Congress:

That would match up with something former 2016 campaign aide Sam Nunberg revealed during an appearance on MSNBC Sunday.

According to Nunberg, Trump berated his VP for refusing to help him overturn the election results, even though Pence doesn’t have that power under the very specific rules spelled out in the Constitution for certifying electoral votes.

Trump and Pence, Nunberg said, met before the vice president went to Capitol Hill for the certification ceremony:

“They had a seven-hour meeting. It was supposed to be a lunch. It was a meeting. And he said terrible things to Mike Pence and I think even he would regret saying… Along the line, I made you, you would have lost without me. How dare you do this to me? You’re completely misinformed. And he called him an expletive I don’t want to say, but it starts with a P.”

A pussy. Trump called Pence a pussy. It’s a wonder he didn’t grab the Veep, too, since Donald loves to brag that he enjoys grabbing pussies when he’s near one, especially if he can offend a woman by doing so.

Add that to the reporting that the two have yet to speak over the course of the last 96 hours and you have a serious schism that has broken out between the two men.

Also, Pence has announced that he will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect on Jan.20 while Trump stays away, and that would lead any reasonable person to conclude that the once-happy political marriage of convenience is now kaput. So does that mean that Donald has to pay alimony to Mike?

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Pro-Trump Rioters Were Planning To ‘Execute’ Mike Pence By Hanging Him From A Tree

The militant pro-Trump crowds who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday were planning more than just a tour of the building or a mere protest. They were also planning to find Vice President Mike Pence (who was in the building at the time for the certification of electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president), and execute him if he refused to help overturn the results of the 2020 election.

In some of the photos of the protesters, flex cuffs can clearly be seen. Those are used by law enforcement to restrain suspects, especially during mass arrests, when using handcuffs is impractical. A gallows had also been set up with a noose, and reportedly it was intended for much more than just show:

Reuters photographer Jim Bourg said he heard talk of executing Pence if he could been found by the rioters:

Trump also referenced Pence when he spoke to his supporters on Wednesday, telling them:

“I hope Mike is gonna do the right thing. I hope so. I hope so, because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election.”

A supporter who was at the rally told a local news station that the crowd turned violent after learning Pence would not participate in the electoral coup:

“People got news on their phone that Mike Pence said he is not going to object to these seven states, and he was going to accept the electoral college that promotes [President-elect Joe] Biden. That is when everybody got really upset and that’s when they started storming.”

This video also features rioters chanting for Pence to be hanged:

Yet despite this, there are reports that Pence remains opposed to triggering the 25th Amendment and removing his boss from office as a threat to the national security of the United States.

Loyalty is a good thing, in moderation. But being a delusional member of a cult, historical evidence proves, leads to death and destruction. Too bad Mike Pence can’t find the guts to extricate himself from the Trump cult and rid the country of the single biggest threat to the United States.

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Pence Had To Send The National Guard To Protect The Capitol – Trump Refused

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was one of the first to raise the question after it was reported on Wednesday afternoon that Vice President Mike Pence had been requested by the Pentagon to send in the National Guard to help quell the rioting taking place by Trump supporters at the Capitol building.

Specifically, Maddow remarked:

“The vice president is a lot of things in our constitutional system, but not the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.

“Why is the vice president being consulted? We don’t know. What was the president’s input into that decision? We don’t know.”

As it turns out, Trump refused to send the National Guard, perhaps reinforcing the belief that he hoped the storming of the Capitol would be the first step of a coup that would allow him to remain in power.

According to the New York Times:

“Defense and administration officials said it was Vice President Mike Pence, not President Trump, who approved the order to deploy the D.C. National Guard. It was unclear why the president, who incited his supporters to storm the Capitol and who is still the commander in chief, did not give the order. President Trump initially rebuffed and resisted requests to mobilize the National Guard, according to a person with knowledge of the events. It required intervention from the White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, among other officials, the person familiar with the events said.”

Trump rebuffed and resisted requests to mobilize the National Guard. The Commander-in-Chief of U.S. armed forces resisted doing his job to protect the seat of American government. That alone is reason to immediately remove Donald Trump from office.