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January 6: The show trial, the movie…and Liz Cheney’s dyspepsia, by Michael Lesher

Not much of a trial, not much of a movie, and when your stars are losers like Liz Cheney and Adam Schiff, your production is in trouble. The ratings, such as they are, are bearing that out. From Michael Lesher at off-guardian.org:

Not every piece of political theater openly presents itself as political theater. But these aren’t ordinary times, heaven knows – and the show trial that goes under the popular name “the January 6 Committee” has been nothing if not consistently over the top.

So it was appalling, but not really a shock, to note that when the committee’s ringmasters got down to serious public business on June 9, the first thing they did was to premiere their own movie.

And what a movie!

Perfectly timed to monopolize mainstream media for the evening, the committee’s production turned out to be…

an expertly curated multimedia experience unlike any Congressional hearing in history. With revelatory clips from the committee’s interviews with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Bill Barr; never-before-seen and brilliantly edited footage of the rioters; and a wrenching live interview with a Capitol police officer injured in the melee.”

I’m quoting, word for word, from Jodi Rudoren, who used to recycle Israeli propaganda for the New York Times and is now (poetic justice?) reduced to gushing about a “multimedia experience” that – if offered at a genuine inquest, not a show trial aimed at stifling political dissent – could only have been reported as the national disgrace it actually was.

But grab your popcorn, folks! A movie is a movie; when has Trump-baiting ever been hampered by rules of evidence? Who needs facts when you can watch doctored testimony on a big screen?

Why ask about the legal definition of “insurrection” (a question that makes nonsense out of the committee’s putative mission) when you can sit back and enjoy “brilliantly edited footage” of the first “coup” that had to be synthesized in a cutting room?

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Democrats’ Selective Outrage Over ‘Insurrections’, by Josh Hammer

What would have been the Democrats’ reaction if one of the Supreme Court’s liberal judges was subject to the type of threat Brett Kavanaugh was? They were pretty nonchalant about the threat on Kavanaugh’s life. From Josh Hammer at spectator.org:

Nancy Pelosi speaks on the first anniversary of the events at the Capitol, January 6, 2022 (Associated Press/YouTube)

To listen to House Democrats’ — and Liz Cheney’s and Adam Kinzinger’s, but I repeat myself — shrieks of hysteria from the opening nights of the Jan. 6 House Select Committee dais is to hearken back to the Soviet-era show trials of yesteryear. Vladimir Lenin, as the veteran conservative commentator Roger Kimball reminds us, referred to them as “model trials,” wherein the “aim isn’t to discover the truth — which was supposedly already known — but to stage a propagandist exhibition.”

For Democrats, the aim of the Jan. 6 Select Committee’s “propagandist exhibition” is twofold: First, to attempt (in vain) to distract a besieged citizenry from the myriad problems now tearing asunder the country, under their leadership, in this midterm election year; and second, to lay the foundation for a Justice Department indictment against the 45th president that could hamstring his efforts to seek a second term come 2024.

To anyone paying even a modicum of attention — and I’d recommend no more than that — to the committee’s theatrics, it is obvious that the game is rigged. Consider as but one data point how Cheney, who will be looking for a new job come January, deliberately edited Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” exhortation from that fateful rally so as to omit the fact that he urged his supporters to make their way to the Capitol “peacefully and patriotically.”

Or how about the fact that the committee has thus far made no effort to subpoena the families of the roughly 800 people who have been arrested — and sometimes placed in solitary confinement, per columnist Julie Kelly’s exceptional reporting — for wandering in and traipsing around the Capitol, often shepherded right in by Capitol Police? Curious, that. A legitimate committee interested in investigation and arriving at the truth would surely want to call some of those families as witnesses. Perhaps that hypothetical legitimate committee would also be interested in hearing from the family of Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran fatally shot on that day by a subsequently exonerated Capitol Police officer. Alas.

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Jan. 6 Prisoner Who Was Denied Cancer Treatment Now ‘In Dire Straits’, by Patricia Tolson

This account will set your blood boiling. From Patricia Tolson at The Epoch Times via zerohedge.com:

A Jan. 6 prisoner who was released by a federal judge after being denied cancer treatment for eight months is now “in dire straights,” according to his girlfriend.

After a federal judge ordered his release and held jail staff in contempt of court, Jan. 6 defendant Chris Worrell receives the medical treatment that was denied to him while incarcerated for over eight months. (Courtesy of Trish Priller)

On March 10, 2021, Chris Worrell was arrested and charged with alleged offenses related to his presence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

According to the March 10, 2021, criminal complaint, Worrell is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to the statement of facts (pdf), the FBI received a tip alleging that Worrell had participated in the breach at the Capitol, but there is no evidence that Worrell entered the Capitol building.

The statement includes photos of Worrell spraying pepper gel while standing in a crowd outside the Capitol, with police nearby.

An arrest warrant (pdf) was issued for Worrell on March 10, 2021, charging him with the aforementioned alleged offenses, as well as charges for allegedly engaging in acts of physical violence in a restricted building or grounds and obstruction of Congress.

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‘The Truth About January 6th’, by Alexandra Bruce

The truth about January 6th does need to get out. The real truth, not the made for TV, prime-time fiction the Democrats have concocted. From Alexandra Bruce at lewrockwell.com:

Narrated by 27-year-old Jake Lang from his prison cell in solitary confinement at the DC Central Detention Facility, ‘The Truth About January 6th’ gathers never-before-seen cellphone footage taken at the scene of the Capitol Riot, refuting the Establishment narrative of the events of that day.

Last September, Revolver.News investigative journalist, Darren Beattie reported on the 1/6 Commission and how it was “The highest-stakes, most dangerous and most important story in the country.”

Beattie said that the evidence was overwhelming that 1/6 was actually orchestrated by the US Government saying, “I believe [it] was engineered as an infiltration operation. This false narrative is now the key pretext that our National Security state is using to ram through Patriot Act 2.0, the Domestic War on Terror.”

Beattie was proven right about this Domestic War on Terror, with recent revelations about the FBI profiling parents attending school board meetings and documents leaked from a DHS whistleblower showing that the agency’s Disinformation Governance Board was part of an effort by the Federal Government to work with private social-media platforms to police the content of Americans.

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‘Made-For-TV’ Jan. 6 Hearings Are Ratings Disaster, by Tyler Durden

Outside of Washington D.C., the percentage of Americans who bought into the January 6 hysteria is in the single digits. Unfortunately, that’s also the percentage of Americans who are aware of the persecution of the January 6 protestors. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

After throwing two impeachments and a Russia hoax at Donald Trump, Congressional Democrats’ latest political theater against the former president – produced by a former TV exec for prime time – is a ratings disaster.

Their unifying theory seems to be that Trump masterminded a rag-tag mob of (fed infiltrated) groups, which ‘stormed’ the capital (through doors that were opened for them), then sauntered into various parts of the Capital – some even engaging in mayhem, in an ‘attempt to subvert Democracy’ and, we suppose, topple the US government?

Congress was back to work two hours after the interruption (aka the darkest moment in American history).

In any event, ratings for the Democrats’ latest Trump takedown attempt aren’t exactly a success, relatively speaking, as just 20 million viewers tuned in for Thursday night’s ‘prime-time’ event, according to The Hill.

At CBS alone, last week’s episode of “Young Sheldon” got more views (3.86 million vs. 3.24 million), according to the Washington Free Beacon.

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Your Show of Shows, by James Howard Kunstler

The Democrats are trying to get extra political mileage from the January 6, 2021 protest with televised congressional hearings. Most of the country will tune out. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

The unravelling of the USA gets its summer steroid booster shot this Thursday when the political twerk-fest known as the January 6th Select Committee commences prime-time televising of its inquiry into the so-called “insurrection” the day that Congress met to tally the 2020 electoral college vote when hundreds of protesters entered the US Capitol illegally, egged on and enabled by a squad of FBI plants larded through the crowd, and by shadowy figures inside the building who unlocked the doors for them.

The objectives of this extravaganza are A) to soften up the remaining “purple” voters before the midterm election, B) to paint former president Donald Trump as an instigator of the uproar and an enemy-of-the-people so he won’t be able to run for office again, and C) to punish former White House employees and Trump partisans with onerous legal fees so as to knock them off the political game board.

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New Jan. 6 Bodycam Videos Show DC Police Officer Assaulting Unconscious Protester, by Joseph M. Hannema

The DC police officer who struck prostrate and motionless Rosanne Boyland was exonerated. From Joseph M. Hannema at The Epoch Times via zerohedge.com:

A District of Columbia police officer used a large wooden stick to strike the body and head of protester Rosanne Boyland three times as she lay motionless on the ground on Jan. 6, 2021, according to bodycam footage from several officers obtained by The Epoch Times.

Use-of-force expert Stanley Kephart, upon reviewing the previously unreleased footage, concluded that the three full-force blows by D.C. police officer Lila Morris constituted a felony assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.

Kephart called Morris’s use of force “indefensible” and the internal-affairs investigation of Boyland’s death a “clear and convincing coverup.”

“I think that the first thing that occurred is an assault under the color of authority by Morris,” Kephart told The Epoch Times. “That is a crime, an arrestable offense.”

Police at the mouth of the Lower West Terrace tunnel at the U.S. Capitol ignored dozens of pleas to help Boyland after she collapsed, the videos show.

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Jan. 6 Suicide Victim Was Told ‘He Would Not Receive A Fair Trial In This Town’, by Joseph M. Hanneman

The treatment of the January 6 defendants has been a travesty, one of the most unfair and viciously punitive judicial processes in American history. From Joseph M. Hanneman at The Epoch Times via zerohedge.com:

The 14-month ordeal battling charges from his time at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, had put so much stress on Matthew L. Perna that he began throwing up blood.

Geri Perna discusses the Feb. 25 suicide of her nephew, Matthew L. Perna, at a Capitol Hill news conference on March 17, 2022. At right is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia. (Rep. Louie Gohmert Rumble/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

When the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asked to delay his sentencing and announced that it would seek more prison time, it was a bridge too far. Perna took his own life on Feb. 25 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was 37.

“Worry, anxiety, stress had worn him down,” Geri Perna, his aunt, said at a Capitol Hill news conference on March 17. “He suffered constant nightmares and began throwing up blood. He was no longer comfortable leaving his home.

One setback after another took its toll on him. And he just wanted it to be over. His attorney encouraged him to plead guilty by telling him that he would not receive a fair trial in this town.”

Perna stood in driving rain near the steps of the Capitol, alongside three members of Congress, to decry the treatment of Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach defendants by the DOJ, much of society, and influencers on social media.

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Trudeau-Style Tyranny Is Already Here, by Julie Kelly

January 6 was the American version of the Canadian truckers’ protest, with a tyrannical government decimating civil liberties in both instances. From Julie Kelly at amgreatness.com:

As freedom-lovers justifiably recoil at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s crackdown, Americans worry it could happen here. They’re too late. It already has.

In a recent court motion, Joe Biden’s Justice Department changed the official name of its investigation into the protest at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Originally designated the “Capitol breach” probe, the department just replaced “breach” with a more sinister word: siege.

“The ‘Capitol Siege’ refers to the events of January 6, 2021, when thousands of individuals entered the U.S. Capitol and U.S. Capitol grounds without authority, halting the Joint Session and the entire official proceeding of Congress for hours,” Matthew Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote in a footnote to a February 10 filing. Graves commended Capitol and D.C. Metro police for “clear[ing] the Capitol of rioters” that afternoon.

But courtroom rhetoric isn’t the only thing Graves is heating up. The Justice Department has opened a “Capitol Siege Section” in the agency’s criminal division and wants to hire at least 20 more lawyers to help prosecute Americans for any involvement in what happened on January 6. Qualified attorneys will be employed on a temporary basis and could earn as much as $176,000 per year.

“Capitol siege” prosecutors will complement an army of thousands of Justice Department employees, including FBI agents from 56 field offices across the country, handling what Attorney General Merrick Garland warned is the biggest investigation in the department’s history. More than 730 people have been arrested so far—amounting to more than three times the number of federal arrests related to the 2020 “mostly peaceful” riots that lasted for months and resulted in far more death and destruction—and the first major trial of a January 6 defendant starts next week.

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