Today’s unscheduled Jan. 6 Select Committee hearing included testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, an aid to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. What resulted was a series of literally bombshell revelations regarding the actual planning, intent to obstruct, and now a potential assault against a federal officer, regarding the Jan. 6th insurrection attempt. This testimony seems to all but assure some DOJ action against the former president. While that is yet to be determined given there are no immediate assurances to that outcome, the testimony of this young aide has left the nation, much less the world, wondering what more could be revealed. For me personally, I am just as shocked and awed as anyone at how close the country truly got to a real disaster to our republic. There’s no need for me here to list out all the details of the testimony as the media is sure to bang this in front of us for the days and weeks to come so everyone will know how serious this has all become.
I have a feeling Ms. Hutchinson’s courageous testimony could easily inspire some others to come forward. The revelations are not over. This is not some frivolous “bad tourist” day at the Capitol. We witnessed the greatest threat to our American democracy at least since the Civil War. It most certainly surpasses Watergate. So how does this change my rather “accommodating” post from six days ago in which I was presenting a “do nothing” in order to deflect agitating the domestic divide? Because the revelations themselves present such an overt intent to obstruct Congress for the sake of retaining power… and it revealed that which I blathered a year before Trump’s descent down that escalator… the man has behavioral and social paranoia issues, and a narcissism exasperated by a fear of losing power. His temper was well displayed, and he allowed it to lead to his assaulting a Secret Service member (although that’s hearsay for the moment).
So Where Are We At Now?
His actions and graphic abnormal behavior because he couldn’t get his way, his overt intent to obstruct the voting procedure in Congress, the seeming disregard for anyone’s personal safety by dismissing demonstrators with firearms.. the entire picture is straight out of a revolutionary playbook in an attempt to overthrow government. We can’t let this go now because this was a direct attack on who we are as Americans. Also, perhaps equally important, the world has seen all this. It would appear that the world will now watch how America recovers from this. They will watch how our application of our Constitution comes through to find justice and punishment, for all who took part in this… and recover our sense of freedom. Anything short of this might embolden the next dictator somewhere to give it a whirl.. or in the least provide fodder against our democratic ideals. “See… it didn’t work in America after all!” Democracy is already taking a hit around the world given the popularity of authoritarian leaders.
As I speculated in my other post, this will not be a slam-dunk trial. It will be long and drawn out.. and expect the appeals. Trump’s defense team, like I said before, will make OJ’s “dream team” look like Cub Scouts. Prepare for a long media blitz.
But wait…. what about Trump supporters? If Trump gets indicted they aren’t all just going away. One possibility is that from all this the Republicans will abandon Trump and focus on other Trump look-alikes… like DeSantis. Yet if Trump gets indicted it could cause a shift way from the GOP at the mid term later this year. The economy is certainly not likely to improve by the end of the year. Maybe the GOP will have a good showing. Should any of that change how we go after Trump for Jan. 6th? I surely don’t think we have any choice given how serious all this is unfolding.
Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony is from the Christine Blasey Ford playbook used against Bret Kavanaugh. It will be quickly debunked but nevertheless fed as red meat to people who suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. More bad news: President Trump will run again in 2024 and beat the snot out of the hapless Democrat who runs against him. Democrats have Brandon’s completely failed regime to thank for that.
Well, comparing Blasey with Hutchinson is like apples and oranges, just as it is comparing Trump and Biden. Events of Jan. 6th has zero to do with comparing the policies between the two. But let’s separate Hutchinson’s testimony from the idea of Trump running in 2024. If he makes it that far health-wise, and manages to skirt all his indictments current and upcoming.. he will not run. He fears losing and he will not accept that risk ever again. Also, the man truly doesn’t like the White House because he has a lot of people trying to contain his behavior and telling him what to do to keep himself from destroying himself, the party, or the country. There is also one other problem… absolutely no one will want to serve in his administration for fear of post administration Congressional subpoenas and/or future litigation in civil trials like resulted from his last administration. In the least, people willing to serve will want an up front pardon. So.. no.. he will not run. He hasn’t got the mental willingness or stamina or desire.\
Honestly, DeSantis wants the job and given he is as close to a Trump-like person without all the Trump baggage.. the GOP will go for him before Trump any day.
But I am curious why you prefer to follow Trump in spite of all his craziness.
The Ford-Hutchinson testimonies are exactly the same: they are both lies based on hearsay. The J6 committee knows that hearsay testimony is legally useless. President Trump is not crazy. His policies unleashed justice, peace and prosperity globally. Contrast that with the economic ruin, rampant crime and social upheaval caused by Democrat Party policies.
It strikes me.. if one can lie based on hearsay cannot also telling the truth be hearsay?
Regardless… how do YOU know who is lying or even telling the truth?
Justice requires first hand testimony. The Secret Service has already verified that Hutchinson’s story is a lie.
That’s true.. to the point that we have yet to get the Secret Service guys involved to testify under oath. Let’s keep in mind her story about Trump in the SUV was allegedly told to her… so the issue allegedly in dispute is who told her the story… not whether it was true or not. 1. Did the event actually happen as was explained? (that’s not on her given she qualified someone told it to her) 2. Was Agent Bobby Engel present when the story was being told to her by the valet.. and stayed silent as a dismissal as it being inaccurate, rather than her interpretation that his silence meant there was some level of truth the incident occurred. All this hardly questions her overall credible testimony.. which, btw, has already been corroborated from previous witness testimony.\
Bottom line… if there’s not enough evidence to charge Trump for assaulting an agent.. too bad, so sad. It’s just a story.
We know that the entire J6 congressional committee is bogus. It is just one more in a long line of failed efforts to criminalize Donald Trump, the mortal enemy of the extreme fascist Democrat Party. Any reasonable person has become tired and disgusted with the unending vicious campaign of personal destruction carried out by the Democrat Party.
How is the committee bogus.. just because McCarthy didn’t get his Trump thugs in there? McCarthy regrets that now. That was settled by a ruling in earlier suit.
Justice is naturally adversarial. Pelosi chooses her team. McCarthy chooses his. That is what fair looks like.
I would not. Call it bad news. Who’s economy would you prefer? Biden’s or Trump’s? I would take Trump’s any day.
I think I understand why you named your blog, “Silence of Mind.” Not much going on there.
It would be good to see America stand up to Trump, arrest him, and send him for trial. If for nothing else, to prove that nobody is above the law. But I can’t help thinking that won’t happen, and that even if it does, he will wriggle out of it somehow. He knows all the skeletons in the cupboards, that’s for sure.
Best wishes, Pete.
Doug, even if they make Trump pay for his treasonous acts I do not think the GOP will be much different….this road they have chosen began in earnest in 1980 and has been building ever since…..2022 will tell the tale of our future. chuq
I think you are correct, but I also think what happens to the greater GOP is not an issue as it relates to getting to the truth of Jan. 6th.
Apologies I meant to include this link……https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2022/06/28/we_the_people_need_to_stand_up_for_our_nation_839597.html
Be well chuq
Good link, btw. I’ve got a coming post where I present America as being “held hostage” by our own democracy.
You wrote .. “I am just as shocked and awed as anyone at how close the country truly got to a real disaster to our republic…” to which I will now respond: “The danger to the republic is not over by any means. The Supreme Court, also known as “The Trump” court, is on a collision path with absolute tyranny for the country … as they strike down one right after another from the Constitution in the most non-traditional and roguish manner possible.
One such strike down of a law leads to many others … voting rights, cohabitation rights, education rights, marriage rights … all kinds of rights. I personally do not believe they are going to stop until they have rewritten the entire constitution in the image of Trump … since most of them seem to be his acolytes at this point in the game.
Once they finally take down Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Aid To Dependent Children, SSI, Disability, and a few others leaving millions of Americans to struggle and starve …then we shall see the Orwellian potential of a right-wing radical super Oligarchy come to full fruition.
I am equally shocked, John. In spite of all that could of happened, there were some people in there of good will. Part of me wants to blame them for enabling him.. yet they came through before it all went nuts.
John “Once they finally take down Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Aid To Dependent Children, SSI, Disability, and a few others leaving millions of Americans to struggle and starve …then we shall see the Orwellian potential of a right-wing radical super Oligarchy come to full fruition“.
You and I agree on this John. It is headed that way.
Doug, not trying to start a blog war, but I believe she is a complete liar.
Did you notice that almost everything she said was something that she had heard from somebody else? That would be considered “Hearsay” in most courts of law and would lend no credibility to her testimony.
That is true and it seems nowadays hearsay is the the truth.
Yes, her whole testimony was hearsay and it is a dirty shame it as to be like this. What happened to honesty?
Doug this is me, L (layla/elizabeth)
And what “truth” do you know and where did it come from?
Look into her record Doug. It is all online. BTW, I did not see you asked me this before. So, sorry for the late reply.
No prob at all. Returning to you think she is a complete liar.. I’m a bit confused. All these people testifying were complete Trump devotees, expecially that they stayed with him to the end. how is she now a liar and why would she?
Apparently Fox reported they were paid off
Did they (Fox) offer any evidence? Or is it the usual “It’s so obvious” defense?
I brought back Politics Rewritten here.
You stated …”Wait…. what about Trump supporters? “
Interesting comment to discern.
If we had a Jan 6 commission on Biden in the past election, I wonder if Trump would have lost.
However, since the House was Democratic controlled, the House ……when Trump was President.
Good lesson and precedent for the GOP to emulate and do tthe same to Biden if they get control of the House in the next election.?
Or, maybe you were right in your first post thoughts …”what the point?”
Regards and goodwill blogging.
You Asked — “So Where Are We At Now?”
My Response — Aren’t we at the exact same place we were when this all started?
Isn’t it just a man who got caught committing crimes.
The only debate I can see here (and everywhere else) is whether or not we should ignore any wrong doing because he is popular.
If this were just some guy down the street he would have already been in court.
Aren’t you now in the only place an “Independent Knight” can be in?
You mean, I’m all dressed up with nowhere to go?
You Stated — “You mean, I’m all dressed up with nowhere to go?”
My Response — Or you are the best dressed person in a room that needs you most 😉
Trump is fast becoming a flatulence on the face of History. The real danger to the American Republic now comes from the constantly festering political poison that Trump inspired and that is even now, being refined and implemented at every level of modernized radical conservative thinking. He ignited a fire and the fire is growing and getting more dangerous by the day. The whole nation is in mortal danger of being dragged into a new era of a darkness based in something called “Christian Fascism” Trump planted the seeds and fanned the flames .. people like DiSantis will take up the mantle and run with it …the 80 million brainwashed victims of Trumpism will embolden and energize the movement …and America will find ourselves in some deep crap if some miracle doesn’t happen to save us.