[ Editor’s Note: The rubber meets the road with the weekend news shows giving a lot of coverage to how Trump entertained himself on Jan6 by watching his wound-up mob terrorize the capital by having Congressmen and their staffs running for their lives.
The Capitol police were left to get the crap beat out of them because General Flynn’s brother, a Pentagon General, and General Piatt of the National Guard orchestrated a strangely complex permission process that required a chain of people to give their OK’s prior to rescuing Congress.
Army top attorney Colonel Earl Maxwell has already charged that malfeasance was involved in the delayed response, to the point where the Pentagon brass involved tightened up their story into creating the ‘official report’ on what they did, which Maxwell has charged is fraudulent, not something that a well respected Army Colonel attorney would do on a bluff.
There are criminal statutes on the books to deal with negligent duty situations, and I don’t know of any exclusions given for Presidents, although we have one that gives such things to himself, as Trump did with assertions of having executive privilege over his White house Capitol Riot archives.
I will bet you all that Trump is going to dig himself into a deeper hole with whatever story he has for his Jan 6 special at Mara Largo.
He is desperate to have the grand stage and is fantasizing that he will make all of his Insurrection and The Steal problems go away by feeding some Trumpy verbal goodies to the MAGA crowd… Jim W. Dean ]
First published January 3, 2022
from Glenn Kirschner, for Justice Matters
As the leadership of the House select committee investigating Donald Trump’s responsibility for the Capitol attack made the rounds on the Sunday news shows, it became more and more apparent that the committee will,
1. get to the bottom of the insurrection and…
2. will make criminal referrals of those responsible for the attack on our democracy.
The statements of Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Committee Chairman, and Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice-chair of the committee, leave no room for doubt but that the committee is conducting a far-reaching, scorched-earth investigation that is developing dramatic evidence of, as Rep.
Cheney puts it, Trump’s “supreme dereliction of duty” and “complete lack of fitness for office.” Cheney added that the evidence being developed by the committee makes clear that Trump is “at war with the rule of law.”
Here is why the American people can be heartened and reassured regarding the work of the House select committee.