Trump Impeachment Hearings 2.0 Begin

Donald Trump was impeached by the House in January for ‘inciting an insurrection’ during his January 6 rally at The Ellipse – a false accusation that he was not even given the chance to defend himself thus ignoring due process.

(TGP) As the Senate began its impeachment hearings, the charge of “Inciting an Insurrection” against President Donald Trump was falling apart. New video documents the moment when black-clad “Antifa” supporters began trying to force their way into the Capitol building, while MAGA supporters tried to stop them. The Gateway Pundit has documented at least 20 far-left “Antifa” activists who were present “Storming the Capitol” on January 6th, including Utah native John Sullivan, who filmed himself inciting mob that led to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.

Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) lied in his opening statement and said the Democrats’ case is “based on cold, hard facts.” Donald Trump was impeached by the House a month earlier for allegedly ‘inciting an insurrection’ during his January 6 rally at The Ellipse.

As Accuracy in Media reports, the Jamie Raskin took umbrage at a reporter’s “questions about his father’s involvement in arranging conferences with Soviet officials during the Cold War, for the purpose of undermining then-President Ronald Reagan’s anti-communist policies. His father was Marcus Raskin, a former Kennedy administration official who was a founder of the Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).”

This trial is a sham because Trump is no longer in office, but Raskin cited the framers as he argued a trial of a former president is constitutional. Then he proceeded to play a deceptively edited video of Trump to distort the facts – purposely omitting the part where Trump specifically told his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make their voices heard.2

At the end of the video Raskin and Democrats claimed “seven people lost their lives” by their experiences that day. This is another disgusting lie. The Washington DC Police identified the four Americans killed during the chaos at the US Capitol:

Ashli Babbit, 35-years-old, Huntington, Maryland
Benjamin Phillips, 50-years-old, Ringtown, Pennsylvania
Kevin Greeson, 55-years-old, Athens, Alabama
Roseanne Boylan, 34-years-old, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Police Officer Brian Sicknick died after the rioting likely from blood clot and stroke. Two other Capitol Police officers ‘committed suicide’ later that month.  To blame their suicides on the Capitol riots is completely outrageous and disingenuous.2b

Trump’s lead defense lawyer David Schoen argued before the Senate that Trump wasn’t given any semblance of due process because he was never given the opportunity to confront the evidence. Schoen also said the rabid House impeachment managers are trying to change to Constitution so they can go after one man they hate the most: President Trump.

“Going forward with this impeachment trial of a former president of the United States is unconstitutional…and, as a matter of policy, it is wrong as wrong can be, for all of us as a nation,” Schoen said. Schoen played a compilation video of Democrats calling for Trump’s impeachment since day one of his presidency.3

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After initial arguments from the House prosecution team and from President Donald Trump’s attorneys, the US Senate voted 56 to 44 to proceed with the impeachment trial of private citizen Donald J. Trump. Senate Democrats and six Republicans voted to move forward with the impeachment trial.

Republicans voting to join the Democrats in this unprecedented assault on our constitution:

** Ben Sasse
** Pat Toomey
** Susan Collins
** Lisa Murkowski
** Mitt Romney
** Bill Cassidy

And we haven’t even heard from the third member of Trump’s team yet.  His name is Michael Van der Veen, and last year he actually sued Trump for saying that mail-in voting is unsafe…

One of President Trump’s impeachment lawyers previously filed a lawsuit against him. Last year, Michael van der Veen sued President Trump for making “repeated claims” about mail-in voting being unsafe. A personal injury lawyer by trade, Van der Veen had sued Trump on behalf of an independent political candidate in Pennsylvania.

In addition, he has also previously called Trump a “crook”. (Source)

After gaslighting the Senate and public with a well-edited video showing provocateurs attacking the Capitol police, no effort was made by the Trump defense team to show that many of these provocateurs were known anti-Trumpers dressed as Trump supporters. What a joke!

Day #3

Democrats used their time to smear all Trump supporters as terrorists. It’s as if Black Lives Matter and Antifa never existed! And Democrats used video from Antifa operatives INSIDE THE US CAPITOL on January 6th. On Day #3, Democrats proudly displayed photos of activist “Baked Alaska” inside Pelosi’s office on January 6th. The former Buzzfeed video creator live-streamed himself inside the Capitol on DLive, a popular streaming platform, and was later arrested. Baked Alaska endorsed far-left Democrat Andrew Yang for President before he was eliminated, and even filmed a rap music video for a song called “Yang Gang Anthem” that he made about Andrew Yang. He was not a Trump supporter, but the democrats are using these agitators and provocateurs to demonize Trump supporters and gaslight the Senate and American viewers that he represents Trump and was a typical protester.

At least a dozen Republican Senators reportedly walked out of the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday, after  tried to argue that years of Trump rallies were incitement to violence.

National Review reporter John McCormack reported several Republican Senators left the chamber during part of lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-MD) presentation, and missed the subsequent argument of Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who argued that Trump was a future danger.

Raskin tried to claim that Trump’s speech on January 6 incited the Capitol riot because he had spent years encouraging supporters to commit acts of violence, or condoning past acts of violence, often using specific coded language to do so. Specifically, Raskin claimed Trump had incited violence against public officials in the past. He tried, for example, to link Trump to the plot uncovered (by the Trump administration) to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last fall, though one of the alleged plotters was a Black Lives Matter supporter, and another plotter had an anarchist flag and hated police.

Raskin also claimed, falsely, that Trump had praised neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 — a familiar lie known as the “very fine people” hoax. In fact, Trump said the neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally.”

The Democrat House impeachment managers concluded their arguments regarding the former president on Thursday. Knowing the main points the Trump team’s arguments are about to make to the Senate, lead manager Raskin included in his remarks that even if Trump’s words on January 6 were protected by the First Amendment, he can still be impeached and convicted for them. Raskin said that the First Amendment cannot be a defense. That is absurd. Not all speech is protected by the First Amendment, but speech that is constitutionally protected must by definition not be any sort of criminal speech. If so, then a person saying it has exercised a constitutional right, and thus not committed a high crime or misdemeanor, and therefore cannot be impeached for it.

Just imagine where Raskin’s reasoning would take this country. If a president is a faithful Roman Catholic, devout Southern Baptist, or Orthodox Jew, whose faith teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that sex is defined by biology rather than the gender a person chooses to identify with, that could run afoul of antidiscrimination laws. The correct response is that such beliefs are protected by the Free Speech Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment, which trumps federal and state antidiscrimination laws, and therefore are perfectly legal. 

But under Raskin’s view of impeachment, such a president could be removed from office for being an active part of that church or temple because they cannot assert any part of the First Amendment as justifying their words or actions. 

You could make similar arguments for public officials who exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms, or their Fourteenth Amendment rights to travel to another state (like, for example, Florida – which seems to be controversial these days). There could be legal arguments made against those officials, who could assert those constitutional rights as protecting their actions. But if the First Amendment is not a defense against impeachment, neither is it a defense of the rights guaranteed by another constitutional amendment.2 Raaskin is trying to set the stage for further criminalization of defending our constitutional rights!

Source: Breitbart

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Day #4

President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday and Trump Attorney David Schoen ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED the House Managers. At one point Schoen played video of House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell giving a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal. The account had never been verified by Twitter, so Swallowswell and the democrats photoshopped it to make it look more important.1

The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’.  Trump’s attorneys responded with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C.  However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech. The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)3

House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett pointed out that many of the democrats in the video were Black women and people of color – essentially Calling Scoen a racist for daring to call out these untouchables.

Trump impeachment attorney Michael T. van der Veen dropped a bomb on Democrats Friday during their sham political impeachment. Van der Veen reminded the American public, “One of the first people arrested was a leader of Antifa.”

Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham and colleagues strategized with the defense team and questioned the counsel, “Does a politician raising bail for rioters encourage more rioting?” President Trump’s defense team responded in less than 10 seconds ‘yes’ after being given 5 min. Some will argue that Harris was raising bail for ‘protestors’ which of course PolitiFact wanted to make it clear that “not everyone who has been arrested during protests could fairly be described as ‘rioters.”

Celebrities who also helped pay for Minnesota ‘protestors’ bail reported by People Magazine “Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Janelle Monáe and Don Cheadle were among the stars that donated to the organization, sharing the link on Twitter. Kehlani also posted their donations, each giving $1,000.” Fox News reported, “Sen. Kamala Harris promoted the bail fund group that several Biden staffers donated to during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death…”

On the link posted from Kamala Harris’s Twitter reads, “Make a donation to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Your support will help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” Attorney Mike Cernovich said Kamala Harris was funding domestic terrorism. Below is the post VP Kamala Harris made promoting the bail fund groups:5

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Day #5 – Trump Acquitted… Again

Democrats flipped the script Saturday morning after their case collapsed on Friday against President Trump. Democrats now wanted to change the rules and call in witnesses. This came after Senator McConnell announced he would vote to acquit.

Former President Donald Trump released a statement following his acquittal on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.”

“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth,” the statement began. “My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.

The statement continued on to say that “our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.

It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.”

Trump stated that “this has been another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country.” He noted that no other president has gone through similar.

The statement concluded that the movement to Make America Great Again is just beginning and that he “has so much to share with you” in the coming months.

Republican leader Mitch McConnell trashed President Trump following his second impeachment acquittal by the US Senate.  McConnell brutally slammed President Trump following his acquittal. McConnell did not hold back as he ripped Trump apart for a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and attempting to “overturn the election.” He claimed that the protesters stormed the Capitol because they had been “fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth,” and that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

“There’s no question – none – that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” McConnell said. McConnell went on to say that “this was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories” by a president who seemed determined to overturn the will of the voters or “torch” institutions on the way out.

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Fox CANCELS Lou Dobbs’ Hit Show Following Smartmatic Voting Bogus Lawsuit

A “head-scratching” move from Fox to cancel their highest rated show…

Biden Defense Secretary Orders Military-Wide Stand-Downs to “Address White Nationalism,” Rid Military of “Extremists and Racists”

Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered military-wide stand-downs pausing regular activity to “address white nationalism” in the ranks and rid the military of “extremists and racists.”

Priorities.

The Pentagon did not clearly define what makes one an extremist or how they will deal with extremism among the ranks.

“We don’t know how we’re going to be able to get after this in a meaningful, productive, tangible way and that is why he had this meeting today and that is why he certainly ordered this stand-down,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

Reuters reported:

The U.S. military on Wednesday acknowledged it was unsure about how to address white nationalism and other extremism in its ranks, and announced plans for military-wide stand-downs pausing regular activity at some point in the next 60 days to tackle the issue.

The decision to a hold a stand-down was made by Lloyd Austin, who made history by becoming the military’s first Black defense secretary after a long career rising in the ranks of the Army. In his confirmation hearing, Austin underscored the need to rid the military of “racists and extremists”.

Lloyd Austin also stripped several hundred appointees of their posts on Pentagon advisory boards over the weekend.

The secretary’s goal was to purge the department of Trump loyalists who were appointed to various advisory boards at the last minute.

Lloyd Austin also called for an “immediate suspension” of all committee operations while the Pentagon conducts a review of 42 advisory committees.

“Advisory committees have and will continue to provide an important role in shaping public policy within [the Department of Defense],” Lloyd Austin said in his memo to the department. “That said, our stewardship responsibilities require that we continually assess to ensure each advisory committee provides appropriate value today and in the future, as times and requirements change.”

Feel safer yet?

Michigan’s Tyrannical, Economy-Wrecking Governor Aids CNN In Vile Propaganda Campaign To Label Dissenters Of Democrat Party’s Radical Agenda, “Domestic Terrorists”

For years, with no evidence to back up their claims, CNN has attempted to brand Trump supporters as extremists who need to be dealt with.

100 Percent Fed Up reports- CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked Michigan’s even unpopular governor, Gretchen Whitmer, about “domestic terrorism” in America, asking her if she believes “in hindsight” the protests in Michigan were a “dry run” for the Capitol Hill riots on January 6th? Camerota was referring to a group of anti-lockdown protesters who legally walked into the states’ Capitol and chanted outside of the chambers where lawmakers were discussing the lockdown orders.

With a straight face, Michigan’s unhinged Democrat governor, whose tyrannical and unconstitutional lockdowns have devasted the lives of Michigan residents, responded by blaming President Trump for the protesters who were losing their jobs and businesses because of her irrational decisions. “It was encouraged by the former White House…the misinformation…the encouragement…the normalizing of this kind of domestic terrorism.” Hmmm…good to know that protests covered by our First Amendment are considered “domestic terrorism,” by the left.

Camerota continued to misrepresent Trump supporters who have protested across America over a number of issues, most of which are related to unconstitutional lockdown orders by overreaching Democrat governors. Brushing tens of thousands of Americans with a broad brush, Camerota assured her small audience that just because “President Trump is gone,” it doesn’t mean “the extremists” have disappeared.

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Whitmer told Camerota that there has to be some sort of effort to hold these people “accountable,” as she completely made up some idiotic narrative that conversation within the Republican Party is “are you an insurrectionist, or are you not?” Whitmer, who marched with the violent Black Lives Matter movement at the height of the pandemic, was clearly working to define Republicans as terrorists, as she turned to the alleged plot by six men who, according to FBI reports plotted to kidnap Governor Whitmer from her vacation home in northern Michigan.

According to a report by The Federalist, a lawyer representing one of the accused men is suggesting the FBI agent set these men up, and that it was the FBI informant who hatched the idea to kidnap the governor.

The Federalist covered the October 13, 2020 trial of one of the six men accused of plotting to kidnap Governor Whitmer –  Scott Graham, who is representing 26-year-old Kaleb Franks, argued in court there was no real plan to capture Whitmer. Instead, he said the accused were merely acting as “militia wannabees” who engaged in “big talk between crackpots,” according to the Detroit Free Press. In other words, Graham said, those charged in a plot to kidnap Whitmer were “people who talk a lot … but are never going to do anything.”

“Have you ever dealt with big talkers?” Graham asked an FBI Special Agent Richard Trask during cross-examination. “There’s kind of a military-wanna-be theme that runs between militias.”

Graham specifically asked Trask about his testimony that 13 militia members were planning to steal Whitmer from her vacation home and leave her in the middle of Lake Michigan or try the governor for treason in a nearby state. Trask, the paper reported, said he couldn’t offer a specific answer but that there were audio recordings of the members discussing their plans.

Graham argued in court that it was the FBI’s own informant involved with this group that was actively encouraging the others to engage in illegal activity.

“One of the most active leaders was your informant,” Graham charged.

Gary Springstead, who is representing 24-year-old Ty Garbin, also said the use of an informant raised suspicions that without FBI involvement the “plot” would never have gone anywhere.

“(I)t’s become an issue in certain cases where the informant pushes some of the information, and the court and the government and the defense attorneys have to be leery of that,” Springstead told reporters outside the courthouse. “Because their job is not to assess what the government informant wants them to do, it’s to assess the accused’s intent and what they actually planned on doing.”

Biden White House Wages War on 1st Amendment, ‘We Support the Need For Social Media Platforms to Take Steps to Reduce Hate Speech’

They just can’t quit Trump.

The Democrat-media complex is obsessed with Donald Trump.

A reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if Trump’s absence from social media platforms makes COVID relief negotiations easier.

What kind of question is that?

“This may be hard to believe but we don’t spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about President Trump here,” Psaki said. “Former President Trump, to be very clear.”

When asked if Biden supports the continued ban of Trump from social media, Psaki said the Biden White House supports “the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech.”

Project Veritas on Sunday night released insider leaked videos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other FB execs admitting Facebook has “too much power.”

Zuckerberg and other Facebook execs admitted they want to work with the Biden Admin on some of their top priorities ‘through a social justice lens.’

For years people have argued that social media companies can ban whoever they want from their platforms because they are “private companies.”

However, Big Tech is working with the US government to ban, censor and shadowban conservatives, a clear violation of the First Amendment.

Source: The Gateway Pundit