[ Editor’s Note: This is an example of the extent to which the House investigation of the Jan 6th events will sift through every detail it can find, to build its case that is was an organized insurrection.
Those that went inside should all be toast in terms of getting charged. The main witnesses against them are the majority of the rally attendees who did not go inside, having been rally attendees and not insurrectionists.
We can see the Justice Department is not rushing to begin trials, as it only has one chance to get this right. The easiest way to indict the event itself is with a broad brush of participants who will testify that they were fully onboard trying to prevent the certification of the vote out of loyalty for Trump and fully on board his flipping the election.
The delay in the Capitol riots trials beginning will give the DoJ the time that it needs to sift through the White House insiders who were involved in the election overthrow plot up to their eyeballs, for the crass motivation of being at the pinnacle of power for four more years of grifting.
And last, the Republicans’ attempt to rig all future elections via their voter suppression push is creating resistance from the Democrats to fight it to its death politically, and also criminally by documenting it all as an attack on the foundation of our democracy… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … September 26, 2021
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has begun to solicit testimony from the rioters, issuing requests for some defendants to voluntarily provide an account of their decision to travel to Washington and join the angry mob.
Lawyers for multiple riot defendants who have already pleaded guilty say they have received communications from the panel in recent days requesting their clients’ cooperation with the committee, which is led by Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).
…”The Select Committee is examining the facts, circumstances, and causes of January 6, 2021, in order to identify and evaluate lessons learned and to recommend corrective law, policies, procedures, rules or regulations,” said one such letter, obtained by POLITICO. “As part of that effort, we would like to interview your client, who we understand has accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty.”
…“No American President holds the power to sanction unlawful actions because this would make a farce of the rule of law,” Judge Beryl Howell, chief of the federal district court in Washington, wrote in a ruling that has become an important precedent for Jan. 6 cases.