The Stalinist Jan. 6 Committee rages on.
During former President Donald Trump’s first two impeachments, his supporters cross-examined witnesses and provided exculpatory evidence. But today’s proceedings do not try to be fair to Trump or even curious about his side of the story. Instead, they are designed to blame him for a supposed coup and kneecap him before 2024.
Now, the Washington Post reports, the Justice Department has launched a criminal probe regarding Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 chaos and, more broadly, his refusal to roll over and play dead amid widespread doubts about the integrity of the November 2020 general election. (RELATED: WOLF: America’s Future Is America First)
Totally ignored in the thoroughly documented fact that Trump authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops to keep Washington tranquil on Jan. 6.
Rep. Liz Cheney told Fox News’ Bret Baier that Trump “never issued any order to deploy the National Guard to protect the Capitol.” Cheney, Queen of the Never Trumpers, is playing word games.
Such an order would have violated 18 U.S. Code § 1385. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 bars the U.S. armed forces from civilian law enforcement. The president may authorize National Guard troops, but governors (or D.C.’s mayor) must request them before the GIs roll.
“DJT authorized the