The second day of the Jan. 6 show trials kicked off on Monday with little anticipation from the American public and zero cultural buzz whatsoever.
A panel of anti-Trump lawmakers was hand-picked by Nancy Pelosi to establish Trump’s involvement in a massive network of behind-the-scenes attacks on American democracy for the sole purpose of securing a second term as President.
However, the American people aren’t falling for it. Most of us don’t believe that President Trump was actually masterminding a plot to overthrow the government. Based on the evidence presented, Trump was merely questioning (and demanding answers for) very serious (and proven) instances of election fraud. And given the constant attacks against him since day one of his presidency, it’s really not a stretch to assume the D.C. Swamp was doing everything they could to take him out.
There have been multiple examples of both Republican and Democratic candidates questioning the results of a presidential election — but they didn’t have the benefit of a global pandemic, which Democrats exploited to conceal their fraudulent tactics in 2020.
Meanwhile, the second day of show trials kicked off with the sole purpose of attacking Trump for daring to question the 2020 election results. The panel hopes to establish evidence of Trump questioning the results in the hopes they can prove he was involved in and orchestrated an insurrection against the government.
The goal was to argue that Trump inspired his supporters to storm the Capitol by convincing them that the election had been “stolen” and that they had to prevent an illegitimate president from being installed by stopping the certification of the result.
The panel played video depositions of various individuals who had testified before the committee behind closed doors since refusing to do so would’ve resulted in a contempt of Congress charge.
A video montage was played of disgruntled former Trump officials desperate to distance themselves from this debacle in order to save what’s left of their political careers.
Just because a witness complies with the government, doesn’t absolve them of any involvement, nor does it take away from what actually happened during the 2020 election.
Notable testimonies included those of former presidential adviser and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner; former Attorney General Bill Barr (whom the Democrat-run House had already voted to hold in contempt over his refusal to hand over grand jury documents in the “Russia collusion” hoax); and former Fox News reporter Chris Stirewalt.
Interviews featuring Rudy Giuliani were also played.
And it what the most shocking part of the trial (and the least discussed) was the absence of Trump’s former campaign adviser Bill Stepien (who now serves as campaign manager for Harriet Hageman — Liz Cheney’s opponent).
The panel received massive backlash after it issued a subpoena against Stepien. Many argue this was a way for Liz Cheney to rattle her reelection opponent just after Hageman received an endorsement (and a huge approval bump) from Former President Trump.
The theme was the same throughout: Trump seized on theories that votes had been switched or that there had been massive voter fraud; individuals close to Trump were said to have counseled him against pursuing those theories, and individuals on camera during the January 6 event cited similar theories as their motivations.
No evidence was presented linking Trump directly to the Capitol riot, however, nor was any evidence presented in Trump’s defense.
Here’s what wasn’t discussed during the trial:
- Past Democrat efforts to question – or downright oppose – election results.
- The Democrats’ endless pursuit of the Russia Collusion Hoax was used to undermine Trump’s 2015 victory.
- How the Democrats themselves prepared to challenge 2020 election results.
Bottom line: Most Americans know these trials are a scam; no one cares and we’re all tired of hearing about it. Everyone with two brain cells knows the trials are merely campaign advertisements for vulnerable anti-Trump lawmakers.
Author: Asa McCue