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Jan. 6 Committee Makes Several Criminal Referrals To DOJ

Filed under: General — Dana @ 12:57 pm

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Just a quick post here. I’m away from a computer and am using an iPhone, so…

The Jan. 6 committee concluded its work yesterday, and as expected (by some of us), several criminal referrals were made to the DOJ concerning Donald Trump and his role surrounding the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol:

The charges include obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make a false statement, and and insurrection.

In a sweeping 160-page summary released by the committee to explain its findings, the committee labeled Trump as the “central cause” of the attack.

“That evidence has led to an overriding and straight-forward conclusion: the central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, who many others followed. None of the events of January 6th would have happened without him,” the summary said.

“[Trump] entered into agreements, formal and informal, with several other individuals who assisted with his criminal objectives,” Raskin said during the meeting. “That said, the subcommittee does not attempt to determine all of the potential participants in this conspiracy, as our understanding of the role of many individuals may be incomplete because they refused to answer our questions.”

“We trust that the Department of Justice will be able to form a more complete picture through its investigation,” Raskin said.

Trump responded to the referral news (and Electoral Reform news) with the standard humble regret for his actions that we’ve come to expect from him… I felt that these posts best represent his delusional state of mind (they are not necessarily in chronological order) but you can read more comments by him at the link below:

The Fake charges made by the highly partisan Unselect Committee of January 6th have already been submitted, prosecuted, and tried in the form of Impeachment Hoax # 2. I WON convincingly. Double Jeopardy anyone!…

I don’t care whether they change The Electoral Count Act or not, probably better to leave it the way it is so that it can be adjusted in case of Fraud, but what I don’t like are the lies and “disinformation” put out by the Democrats and RINOS. They said the Vice President has “absolutely no choice,” it was carved in “steel,” but if he has no choice, why are they changing the law saying he has no choice?

…Simply put, it is because the Vice President did have a choice, and looking back at it now, the 2020 Voting Fraud was far greater than anyone thought possible, with even our Government, through the FBI, changing the results of the Election by millions and millions of votes.

In addition to everything else, our Government, through the FBI, RIGGED the 2020 Presidential Election!

Also, per the Jan. 6 committee, Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep Jim Jordan, Rep Scott Perry, and Rep Andy Biggs will be referred to the House Ethics Committee.


Oh Dear, He’s Doing It Again

Filed under: General — JVW @ 9:24 am

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From National Review Online:

President Biden’s recent claim that he awarded his war hero uncle a Purple Heart during his tenure as vice president is not supported by a timeline of historical events.

At a military veterans event at Delaware’s National Guard headquarters on December 16, Biden said that his uncle fought in World War II and was eligible for the Purple Heart but never received it, first noted. Once he was elected vice president, Biden claimed that his father encouraged him to give his uncle Frank a Purple Heart. Awarded strictly to service members who were wounded or killed in action, the Purple Heart is the military’s highest commendation.

“You know, I — my dad, when I got elected vice president, he said, ‘Joey, Uncle Frank fought in the Battle of the Bulge.’ He was not feeling very well now — not because of the Battle of the Bulge. But he said, ‘And he won the Purple Heart. And he never received it. He never — he never got it. Do you think you could help him get it? We’ll surprise him,’” Biden said in his speech.

However, Biden’s uncle passed away in 1999 and his father passed away in 2002 — years before he became vice president in 2009.

Maybe this isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, except that it once again calls into question President Biden’s mental acuity, especially now that he is a month past his 80th birthday. Telling harmless stories about family members isn’t the worst sin an elected official can commit, though certainly those who fib about inconsequential things tend to lie about important matters too.


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