By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
A SHOW trial is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a trial (as of political opponents) in which the verdict is rigged and a public confession is often extracted”, and so it is with the US Democrats’ so-called Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol.
Democrats have teamed up with their lapdog friends at the major media networks to give their show trial of President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the January 6 riot all the pomp and status of a serious public investigation of an attempted coup against the US Congress.
As revealed by investigative reporters from the Revolver media site, the so-called January 6, 2021, coup (riot) was riddled with FBI provocateurs, whose role on the day was exposed and who even appeared on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list in relation to the riot, but who later disappeared from it.
The central claim that Trump incited or even planned the riot is pure baloney because Trump’s administration offered to send National Guard to the rally when they were tipped off about potential violence. But the request was refused by the House and Senate sergeant at arms, who report to Pelosi.
Democrat Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, also rejected the idea.
These essential facts have been omitted from evidence by the committee of nine who spout self-righteously about the big bad Trump and how he sought to overthrow the election and the Congress meeting on the day to approve Biden’s rigged result.
Meanwhile hundreds of Biden’s political enemies, those arrested by the FBI in a massive national operation held in the wake of January 6th, remain in a notorious Washington jail without bail being viciously punished before being convicted of any crime.
A report titled Unusually Cruel released by US congressmen last December, has revealed beatings, psychological torture, forced denunciations of Trump, and denial of basic human needs like hair care, access to religious services and family visits.
Rep. Louie Gohmert cited the case of a prisoner who was put in two weeks “quarantine” (solitary confinement) for daring to ask to see his lawyer in person.
Rep. Majorie Taylor-Greene said the prisoners were being denied bail and were treated worse than terrorist prisoners at Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay prison). She said she and other congressmen had been twice denied access to the jail by its Democrat deputy warden Kathleen Landerkin, which was highly unusual for congressional visits to such facilities.
Taylor-Greene said the jail had a notorious reputation going back to the 1970s for despicable conditions and had been denounced by a string of visiting authorities. She said the January 6 prisoners were being beaten by guards, called white supremacists, denied religious services, haircuts, shaving and even fingernail trimming.
“They are denied time with their attorneys, they are denied time with their families, they are denied time and the ability to even see their families and have their families visit there. They are denied bail … many of these people have never been charged before. Some of them are veterans and the treatment is unbelievable. They are told they are to denounce Trump and told their views are the views of cult members even though these are men that every single night at 9 o’clock they put their hand over their heart and sing the national anthem voluntarily,” Taylor-Greene said.
The deputy warden Landerkin has been called a “raging leftist psychopath” who has placed hundreds of bitter, anti-Trump posts on Twitter, such as quote: “F….. everyone who supports Trump”. That’s a bad public performance for any medium level public servant but for such a person to preside over cruel and unusual treatment of prisoners not yet proven guilty of a crime, and then try to cover it up is an appalling abuse of power.
The FBI’s post-riot investigative sweep across the US targeted people identified on camera as merely being present at the building. Some 840 were arrested in dramatic anti-terrorism style operations. Many were army veterans or just ordinary Americans without convictions who were visiting the big Trump rally in Washington on the day. Most of them simply wandered in after the Capitol Police were overwhelmed and the doors were opened.
The violence involved very few of them – the FBI provocateurs and those hot-headed radicals they were handling from groups like Proud Boys and The Oathkeepers. None were armed except one who was caught with a stun gun and another who had a weapons cache in his truck but was carrying nothing. Only a quarter of them have received criminal sentences, and 80 have received jail sentences.
Rep. Greene said America had two-tier justice system which came down heavily on those seen as conservative or right wing while prosecuting only a few of the thousands of Antifa and BLM supporters who took part in more than 500 riots across America in the summer of 2020 causing over $2 billion in damage. The Capitol riot caused $1.5m in damage, although mainstream media continually cited it as $30 million.
Video of the event is intriguing, showing fit young men rappelling expertly down the walls around the Capitol and another small group smashing a window while the doors nearby were being opened. People on the site started yelling “feds, feds” when they realized a well organised core group was whipping up the hysteria.
Several of the FBI provocateurs have been identified as organisers but ignored in the investigations by the FBI, the January 6 Committee and its subsequent “hearings”, with special production assistance of a former ABC (US) TV producer.
Australian media have been reporting the event as run by a “bipartisan committee” which is an outright lie. There are only two Republicans on the 9-member committee and both are avowed enemies of Trump. The committee itself has been snubbed by the majority of Republicans and is only supported by the RINO Republicans around Vice President Mike Pence.
Notable of the two Republicans is Liz Cheney, the deputy chairwoman of the House Select Committee on the January 6th attack. Cheney is the entitled daughter of the slimy Dick Cheney, reputed to be “the most powerful vice-president in US history”, who is a suspected key conspirator in the 9-11 attacks and principal spreader of the big lie about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction”. He is a former chairman and CEO of the war-profiteer Haliburton.
Cheney was basically a crypto-fascist, a ruthless supporter of “enhanced interrogation techniques” and national wiretapping by the NSA. His arrogant and privileged power-mongering politics were apparently taken on board by his daughter, who, like other RINO or neoconservative Republicans, found themselves in conflict with the nationalist, populist President Trump.
Liz Cheney hated in particular Trump’s foreign policy, which basically rejected the warmongering of the Bush-Cheney administration. She and nine other anti-Trump Republicans also voted in favour of the second impeachment attempt now underway. Cheney, naturally, was a mover and shaker in Republican circles, being chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, but opposition to her anti-Trump role grew and after two attempts she was removed.
This was a bitter blow to the powermonger Cheney and led to an approach from the sly old Californian Democrat witch Nancy Pelosi, who appointed her to her January 6 committee – the ideal platform for Cheney to extract revenge upon Trump and by default, his followers.
So now we see Cheney right up where she wants to be: In front of the cameras of the national TV networks and plastered over all the old media newspapers, directing another political assassination of Donald Trump while the media drools – ignoring the economic crisis engulfing America.