Day One of House January 6 Investigation: Devastating
Trump must be furious after the first day of the House Select Committee’s testimony. With no Trump defenders to distract from the testimony of 4 Police Heroes labeled Trump supporters terrorists who were racist, violent, and who tried to shut down our country’s democracy.
The testimony of the four hero police officers devastated disgraced former President Trump’s claim that there was love in the air on January 6, 2021. His supporters were greeted with hugs, welcomed, and ushered into the Capital Building Capital and Washington D.C police officers.
On the contrary, the testimony of the four hero police officers permanently labeled the insurrectionists. These Trump loyalists stormed the capital building as terrorists. They reinforced the now hundreds of video clips that show the incredible violence that Trump unleashed in the days before and the day of the insurrection.
CNN reporter Jamie Gangel on Tuesday, following the first day of testimony, made the colossal understatement that the first day of the Capitol riot commission was not a good one for Trump.
Gangel said that the former president must have been furious that he didn’t even have longtime ally Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to make a scene while defending him…
“Donald Trump is not happy. What happened today is what he didn’t want to happen. He did not want any committee, and to your point, he didn’t have Jim Jordan or any other allies there fighting back or pushing back.”
Gangel also said it must have stung Trump watching uniformed Capitol police officers one after another trash him, his political movement, and label his supporters’ terrorists.
Reporter says Trump was miserable watching Capitol cops trash him
Anyone watching the day’s testimony now understands why over 500 Trump terrorists have already been arrested due to their actions on January 6 and why as many as 800 may end up facing criminal charges.
Over 160 police officers that day due to the inflammatory language of those who spoke at the Trump rally that day, including Donald Trump Jr., Congressman Mo Brooks, Rudy Giuliani, and former President Donald Trump.
The hearings that will follow promise to be even more damaging for the disgraced former president, his terrorist mob, and those in his administration that allowed this nightmare to unfold and have attempted to obfuscate the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election violently.
While Trump watched as he was humiliated by the nonpartisan testimony, the Department of Justice announced in a letter that his alleged efforts to get Justice Department officials to overturn the results of the 2020 election constitute an “extraordinary circumstance” and are not protected by executive privilege.
In the letter obtained and published by the New York Times, the DOJ advised officials who served in the Trump administration that they can give “unrestricted testimony” to committees investigating the January 6 insurrection. This includes the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection that held its first hearing Tuesday. The Times reported.
“The decision runs counter to the views of former President Donald J. Trump, who has argued that his decisions and deliberations are protected by executive privilege. It also sets up a potential court battle if Mr. Trump sues in a bid to block any testimony.
Trump’s lawyers will undoubtedly argue that “executive privilege” applies to the former president’s communications. Still, there are an overwhelming amount of legal scholars that insist it’s a matter of “settled law” that executive privilege doesn’t apply to “extraordinary circumstances.”
In this case, the N.Y. Times asserts that Trump…
“Pressured DOJ officials overturn the results of the election, asking them to open investigations into claims of vote tampering that investigators said they had already looked into and determined to be untrue.”
Many legal scholars point to the fact that with Merrit Garland at the head of the U.S. Department of Justice, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection will enforce their subpoenas. It will force many, including the former president and his inner circle, to test or take the 5th Amendment.
President Trump has stated on more than one occasion that anyone who takes the fifth must be guilty. In on Tweet and a video, Trump has said…
“The mob pleads the Fifth! Why take the Fifth if you’re innocent?”
Donald Trump Said “The Mob Takes The Fifth”- And So Did His Lawyer
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and any member of Congress that is found to be involved in inciting or assisting the terrorist insurrection in Washington D.C. learned today that the Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representatives is not like to represent them if they are sued or indicted for their part in the insurrection.
Brooks is facing a lawsuit from colleague Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-AL) over his incitement of the January 6th Capitol riots -- and now knows he must pay for his legal representation. The Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representatives has outright refused his request for legal representation.
Given that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol building isn’t going to bother asking Trump officials, GOP members of Congress nicely if they want to cooperate.
Commission Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) told CNN’s Manu Raju that the committee would immediately start issuing subpoenas. He said he was wary of the stalling tactics frequently used by Trump administration officials. Congress asked them for information. Thompson said…
“Letters lengthen the time. We want to get it all done.”
Thompson said that the committee would be meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland soon to discuss getting access to “all relevant data” and evidence compiled by impeachment investigators.
In short, this means that the House Select Committee will go straight to issuing subpoenas and will rely on the Department of Justice; to aggressively litigate against any refusal to comply with issued subpoenas.
Capitol Police Officers Deliver ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Testimony In 1/6 Hearing