[ Editor’s Note: The January 6th investigation is rolling out pretty much as we expected. The commission is fully aware of all the delaying tactics and road blocks which the ex-Trump officials will use to slow down the process of damaging revelations during what is going to be a desperate fight for control of Congress next year.
It is take no prisoner time, as the Trumper strategy is clearly to establish the rigging of all future elections in states controlled by Republican governors via the voting law changes and more. It is in effect, a continuation of the insurrection, of the attack on our democracy, and it is being done right out in the open.
That is why the Committee led with subpoenas and is sharing all of its information with the Justice Department, which will be looking for criminal infractions, the biggest prize being sedition, as that carries the biggest penalties.
So far we already have extensive information on the conspiracy to steal the election, that started when Trump saw his polling numbers going down hill and he fired off his intentions by charging that the only way he could lose was if the election were stolen.
To seasoned political veterans, nothing that he did afterward came as a surprise. Trump was desperate to maintain his immunity from prosecution, and his grifter staff wanted to enjoy four more years of looting the country
During 2022 we are going to see more political blood spilled since the end of the Civil War, a year where we are really in a modern civil war where the shooting will all take place at hearings and courtrooms, figuratively speaking… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … September 29, 2021
First published … September 29, 2021The House committee investigating Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol is quietly devising plans to pressure hostile witnesses to spill their secrets.
The select panel’s leaders are preparing a narrow set of legal and tactical options as they brace for Trump allies to invoke a wide range of constitutional protections to avoid testifying — from claiming executive privilege to invoking their constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination.
…“We have the full panoply of sanctions available for people who refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), one of the Jan. 6 Committee’s nine members. “We want the truth to come out, not just about the foot soldiers but about the generals too.”
“We’re very aware that time is of the essence,” added Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the panel and a veteran of three presidential impeachments.
1) Civil and Criminal ContemptHo
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) previewed the possibility of holding resistant witnesses in contempt last week, emphasizing that while Congress’ citations often went ignored during the Trump presidency, the Biden Justice Department is less likely to stand in the way.