About The Hearings

Armed and Dangerous!

Trump knowingly rallied an armed, violent crowd and sent them to attack the Capitol as Congress certified the electoral votes that would remove him from office and replace him with Joe Biden. Game, set, and match.

Trump knew they were armed, he demanded that the Secret Service take away the magnetometers (metal detectors) from the entrances to his speech because his mob couldn’t get in unless they disarmed. “I don’t care if they have weapons, they aren’t here to hurt me. Take the effing mags away… Let them in. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol after the rally is over.” He wanted the optics of a packed rally and was upset that the crowd wouldn’t look big.

Pat Cippollone told her to limit Trump’s movements: “We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we go up to the Capitol.” – this becomes a key bit of testimony because it shows that they knew deeply what they were doing was illegal.

According to Hutchinson, the President nodded approvingly when told about the chants, and said “Mike deserves it.”

Mark Meadows: “You heard [Trump], Pat. He thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.”

This is significant for all the reasons you can imagine

Some other significant —yet weird— moments: Trump throwing his lunch at the wall in the dining room when he saw AG Bill Barr’s AP story that there was no election fraud.

Trump lunged for the wheel of the limo (the so-called Beast) when the Secret Service told him he could not go to the capitol. “I am the fucking President,” he allegedly yelled. He also lunged for the throat of his assigned Secret Service agent who pulled him off the steering wheel.

Additionally, there is now an on-the-record connection between the Trump White House and the Proud Boys/Oath Keepers as Mark Meadows attended (by phone) the planning meeting in the so-called War Room at a nearby hotel with Rudy Giuliani and Roger Stone. And with all the evidence already gathered, that makes it a seditious conspiracy.

Oh, Lord Damp Nut’s SS Code name: Mogul

Liz Cheney finished the hearing by showing Mafia-esque thinly veiled texted threats to witnesses cooperating with the Committee. She did not reveal the names of the senders because this is direct evidence of witness tampering.

Cassidy Hutchinson was amazing. If you did not watch, make every effort to catch it later.

UPDATE 1: Even Fox cannot spin this:

UPDATE 2: The big tuna speaks:

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24 Responses to About The Hearings

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    Some are saying this is the equivalent of John Dean’s Watergate testimony. I’m hoping it’s more in line with the release of the June 23rd tape, the one where Nixon and Haldeman openly discussed the coverup, which sealed Nixon’s fate.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    When even Faux Snooze can’t defend TFG, then it’s game over as it should be…

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  3. purplehead says:

    I also appreciated that the Committee not-so-subtly shamed Flynn and Meadows—and Roger Stone—showing them to be the cowards they are compared to Ms Hutchinson doing the right and difficult thing by testifying. Very awkwardly taking the Fifth. Especially Mike Flynn taking the 5th when asked if he “believed in the peaceful transition of power.” He just couldn’t say yes, because that would be incriminating?

    Those cretins are incapable of shame.

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  4. roket says:

    So TFG was live lying the hearings on Lying Social? Awesome.

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  5. Redhand says:

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    blockquote>Cassidy Hutchinson was amazing. If you did not watch, make every effort to catch it later.

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    Yes, she was. I heard that Trump was pissed because she is an attractive-looking woman and he felt that would sway those who heard her. She is indeed a good-looking woman, but that isn’t what I found compelling about her testimony. Her demeanor was remarkable and very telling. Both during her live testimony and in the taped excerpts of prior depositions taken of her, she was clearly mortified at the events that she described.

    For example, her description of helping a waiter wipe catchup off of the wall where Trump had thrown his lunch – when William Barr reported on television that there were no irregularities in the vote – was telling. You could see that she also felt embarrassed when recounting that there were other occasions when Trump upended an entire table of food by ripping the tablecloth off when he was in one of his rages.

    She was extremely subdued but complete in describing what she saw, and there were times when she closed her eyes and looked down at the table as if she were ashamed to have been a witness to these events. I’m talking not just about Trump’s temper tantrums equivalent to an enraged two-year-old, but actually hearing criminal conduct being openly discussed right there in the White House.

    With rare exceptions, few of the people described here come off well. However, I had no sense of vindictiveness or score-settling on her part, but rather a sense that she believed she had a civic duty to put on the record some of the most shameful events in the history of the American presidency.

    There is now no question whatsoever that Trump was an active participant, indeed a planner, of an armed insurrection whose express intent was to derail a presidential election vote tally that went against him. When one considers that people died as a result of the assault on the capital, it seems to me that Trump should also have some criminal liability for the deaths, in addition to being a genuine traitor to the United States of America

    I guess we have to wait and see what Merrick Garland does about this, but if he doesn’t file major felony charges against Trump, Garland will go down in history as a disgrace to the office he holds.

    I always restrain myself from being optimistic about the state of politics in our country, and whether the good guys will finally win, but this may be a truly historic week in American public life – a time when Republican authoritarianism finally starts affecting the limbic systems of the majority of Americans, who are beginning to get the picture that something is radically wrong. This plus the disgraceful reversal of Roe v Wade could be a tipping point.

    I guess we’ll just have to see come this November.

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  6. TheOtherHank says:

    I think the Secret Service code name for the Trump character in Carl Hiaasen’s Squeeze Me is way better: Mastadon.

    Oh, and Garland needs to pull his thumb out and arrest these shitheads

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  7. Prairie Bob says:

    The image in my mind is vivid. The man/baby, seated in his highchair, cloaked in the plastic bib, clutching hamburders with rage.
    The big tuna rots from the head. Made my day!

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    • osirisopto says:

      I saw the look on her face as she was testifying about these events. Much like Ms. Hutchinson, it horrified me to know that someone so unstable, childish, and petulant had so much power over so many people.

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  8. annieasksyou says:

    I am very sympathetic to Merrick Garland, who has mammoth decisions to make. But I think Cassidy Hutchinson’s brave testimony today made his path easier. We saw, for the first time, the Seditious Conspirator and Riot Inciter in Chief revealed without shadows or subtlety. The crimes are mounting. I see no way for Garland to play it safe. And I think he’s past seeing that as an option.

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  9. laura says:

    Big feelings by the former guy. Just throwing a complete tizzy- as one does when the help takes advice, real* lawyers up and makes sure that she’s not left holding the bag and covering up a metric shit-ton of criming and pardon begging.
    I did not have wrasslin’ and carjacking on my J6 Hearing bingo card. That was …..some kind of a thing.

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  10. osirisopto says:

    I am so glad to know TFG is paying really close attention. Nothing could please me more than to know he sees justice slowly and inevitably approaching, knowing there is nothing he can do to stop it.

    I’m also glad that he is too stupid to shut the hell up. Every word he defiles the atmosphere with only brings justice that much closer.

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  11. skinnydennis says:

    Hereafter known as the Cheeseburger Mogul.

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  12. Jut one point of fact: They weren’t in the presidential limo, but in the armored Suburbans they use when the Beast is just too big to be driving around. There’s ample footage proving this.

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    • MDavis says:

      By now you may have seen the interview on Maddow’s show where this point is brought out. The interviewee says that the actions described to/by Ms. Hutchinson would be quite difficult, the steering wheel and the agent both being pretty much out of reach. That palso said she thought that might be why the committee entered several videos of TFG being driven away in the suburban.
      Doesn’t leave Hutchinson holding much of a bag on this issue, either, since the description of what happened in The Beast started with the person who told her asking “did you hear what happened in the Beast”. It was as though he resorted to an easy nickname since he was somewhat… exercised.

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  14. Buttermilk Sky says:

    I’m worried that the slapstick details about the steering wheel grab and ketchup running down White House walls will distract from the main point: He knew they were armed, he wanted them armed (apparently they weren’t Antifa after all) and he sent them to the Capitol to shoot Pence, Schumer, AOC, “Naan-ceee” and anyone else they could find. This is incitement to murder. If that’s not a federal crime prosecute him in the District of Columbia.

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    Thank you for a grand point by point breakdown and sharing this information, and as always the comments are right on the mark. Well worth sharing as widely as possible. Hugs

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