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.
Persian-American activist Saghar Erica Kasraie of the National Iranian Congress, who attended the “Save America” rally on January 6th, recalls: “It was such a wonderful, positive event. There were people there from all ethnicities and backgrounds, Blacks, Asians, Latinos, Jews, Persians, Indians, people from all over the world who are just proud to be Americans and support the President. It was everything America stands for. It was really very moving.”
Then, the mood suddenly started to change, Kasraie recalls: “Then other people started to show up, who definitely weren’t MAGA people. A lot of them were dressed in black, like Antifa. These are the people who started to smash in windows and force their way into the building.”
A video taken by Kasraie of the West Front of the Capitol shows black-clad and helmeted, Antifa-style protestors start to smash the door behind the Inaugural Platform. An apparent Trump supporter with an American flag lowers himself from the gallery overhead and tries to stop the attack, while other protestors apparently hurl objects at the attackers.
A video of the same scene taken from the gallery seems to show black-clad Antifa smashing the doors in, while other Antifa screen them off from the MAGA crowd, which is trying to stop them. A third angle of the same scene shows Trump supporters shouting “No Antifa” as masked assailants try to force their way into the building.
“Former FBI agent on the ground at U.S. Capitol just texted me and confirmed that at least 1 “busload” of Antifa thugs infiltrated peaceful Trump demonstrators as part of a false Trump flag op”, investigative journalist Paul Sperry twittered on Jan 6.
John Solomon has reported the FBI investigation of January 6th uncovered rioters “engaged in advance planning” on social media sites. “The planning included training, casing sites, identifying commanders on the scene, and requests for donations of cash, as well as combat and communication gear.” The charges of “Inciting an Insurrection” against President Donald Trump in his speech on January 6th, when he called for a “peaceful, patriotic” protest, thus seem untenable.1
Commentator Jeffrey Lord read all 77 pages of the Democratic case against Trump and came up with 75 lies or misrepresentations in their document. Here are some of the most egregious.
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
Democrats kick off impeachment trial with video of Jan. 6, showing Trump's remarks at the rally followed by the violent and deadly insurrection in the Capitol.
"Senators, the president was impeached by the U.S. House of representatives January 13th for doing that," Raskin says pic.twitter.com/YOA75QXEnc
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 9, 2021
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
Trump defense attorney David Schoen plays a compilation video of Democrats calling for President Trump's impeachment since the day he took office pic.twitter.com/39qH2Vbbne
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 9, 2021
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
Full Day 1 proceedings below:
The House impeachment managers on Day#2 were forced to withdraw evidence in their case against Donald Trump after Senator Mike Lee said it was not accurate. Lead impeachment manager and serial liar Rep. Raskin admitted that his Democrat cohorts had been peddling fake news and agreed to withdraw the quote. Senator Lee shouted at Raskin as he tried to excuse the lies spewed by the impeachment managers.
Lead House impeachment manager Rep Jamie Raskin (D-MD) claimed that Trump supporters took part in the “burning of a church” at the second Million MAGA March before they “impaled” police officers at the Capitol protest on Jan 6. That never happened. Black Lives Matter insurrectionists did set fire to the historic St John’s Church in Washington, DC back in May but no church was set ablaze during either of the Million MAGA Marches and certainly not by Trump supporters.1
Raskin also comically edited out Trump telling everyone to “go home” and stop all violence then claimed he didn’t “decry the mayhem and violence” of the “mob attack.” If Raskin’s claim that protesters “smashed” police over the head was a reference to the death of officer Sicknick being supposedly smashed over the head by a fire extinguisher — that’s also a lie. Sicknick inhaled pepper spray (quite likely discharged by police themselves) and then later died due to a stroke, according to his family.1
(via BigLeaguePolitics) “Congresswoman” Stacey Plaskett, a token representative from the Virgin Islands who is sometimes humored as if she is an actual legislator, said repeatedly that conservatives are domestic terrorists during the phony impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The fake news media is calling this Epstein-backed Congresswoman a “rising star” for her willingness to push for the unlawful conviction of Trump and demonize his supporters as terror threats. Plaskett took multiple substantial financial contributions from deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, as Epstein bought favor with Plaskett so she would not call attention to his child sex trafficking operation in Little St. James, which is technically under Plaskett’s jurisdiction. Plaskett also invoked the race card by perpetuating the false claim that the Capitol was built by slaves:
"It was not lost on me": Stacey Plaskett points out that when Trump's attorneys showed videos of Democrats using the word "fight," many of them were Black women and people of color
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 12, 2021
Do they secretly want Trump to lose? That appears to be the best explanation for the utter incompetence that has been displayed by Trump’s lawyers so far. Yes, they didn’t have that much time to prepare. But these are very experienced attorneys that have spent decades perfecting their skills in court. Even with minimal preparation, these veterans should have been able to put up a competent defense. But instead, we witnessed the sort of a performance that we might expect from Lionel Hutz from the Simpsons. Something seems really off, and that does not bode well for Trump.
In the legal world, justice is not always served. Really good lawyers can often win cases that should definitely not be won, and bad lawyers can lose cases that should definitely not be lost. And right now, Trump’s lawyers are totally fumbling the football. Bruce Castor has been particularly bad. After watching his argument, Trump was “furious and beyond angry” according to Fox News…
“Two sources in fact, who spent time with the former president today described him as being quote, ‘furious and beyond angry’ with his impeachment defense team,” Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke reported. “He was especially upset with attorney Bruce Castor, as you pointed out for his quotes, rambling opening argument. The former president spending the day watching the trial from inside his private quarters at Mar-A-Lago, no golf with the very same plan for tomorrow.”
In fact, it was reported that Trump even considered firing Castor. He should have, because there is no way that Castor should ever be allowed to get up in front of the U.S. Senate again. To say that it was a disastrous performance would be a major understatement. For one thing, a lawyer should never, ever heap praise on the job that the other side has done…
‘I’ll be quite frank with you, we changed what we were going to do on account that we thought that the House manager’s presentation was well done,’ he said.
We are being told that Trump was screaming at the television when Castor was speaking, and I would have probably done the same thing if my lawyer said such a thing. After telling the Senate about the wonderful job the impeachment managers were doing, Castor spent most of his time incoherently rambling about nothing. Gary Franchi covers Castor’s bizarre performance:
And to top it off, Castor suggested that the American people were “smart” for voting Trump out of office…
“The reason I’m having trouble with the argument is that the American people just spoke, and they just changed administrations. So in the light most favorable to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle here, their system works,” Castor said.
“The people are smart enough, in the light most favorable to them, they’re smart enough to pick a new administration if they don’t like the old one, and they just did,” he added.
When asked about Castor’s performance by Newsmax, Alan Dershowitz left no doubt about how he felt…
“There is no argument. I have no idea what he’s doing. I have no idea why he’s saying what he’s saying.”
Even Ted Cruz, who we know is solidly on Trump’s side, was forced to admit that Castor did not do well…
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said the whole trial is a ‘waste of time’ before struggling to say what he thought about Castor, starting with a laugh when he was asked.
‘I don’t think the lawyers did the most effective job,’ Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill after a long pause.
The good news is that David Schoen did a marginally better job than Castor did, but that isn’t saying much. As bad as he was, even Jackie Chiles from Seinfeld would have done a better job than Castor.
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.
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!
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!
- CNN Is Now Comparing Capitol Riots where Trump Supporters Were Killed to Rwandan Genocide
- Poll: 96% of Breitbart Readers Not Even Watching Impeachment Trial
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.
"It was not lost on me": Stacey Plaskett points out that when Trump's attorneys showed videos of Democrats using the word "fight," many of them were Black women and people of color
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 12, 2021
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.”
“One of the first people arrested was a leader of Antifa”pic.twitter.com/zLepRff6Cx
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 12, 2021
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
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
- “Does a Politician Raising Bail for Rioters Encourage More Rioting?” – GOP Senators Question Democrat Impeachment Leader Over Kamala Harris’s Rioters Bail Fund
- “They’ve Won!” – Harvard Law Professor Cheers Trump Legal Team After Friday Beatdown
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.
Democrats decided they wanted to call in at least one witness – Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. A vote was held and RINO Senators Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Lindsey Graham voted for witnesses. The US Senate voted 55-45 to call in witnesses to rescue their floundering attempt to impeach President Trump.
The Trump legal team responded by requesting to call in Speaker Pelosi and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to testify before the US Senate. It is well known that Pelosi, Bowser and Mitch McConnell refused to increase security on January 6th for the US Capitol. Pelosi knew about the planned attack on the Capitol beforehand. The FBI, NYPD and USCP had prior knowledge of plans for violence at the US Capitol, including intel threatening murder of police officers.
DC police rejected John Solomon’s FOIA request for records pertaining to their investigation of the siege of the U.S. Capitol. The DC police said release of the records would be ‘personally embarrassing’ and privacy invading to release the documents.
Following this announcement, the House Impeachment Managers backed off from calling witnesses. They moved on to closing arguments.
The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Donald Trump. Here are the 7 Republicans who voted to convict Trump:
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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- Trump Attorney Van Der Veen RIPS CBS HACK – Then Pulls Off Mic and Walks Away! (VIDEO)
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