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If we were still waiting for the last vestige of impartiality to be stripped from the select committee investigating January 6th, we wait no longer.
The bipartisan-in-name-only group had long been seen as a tool for the Democrats to re-try Donald Trump in the court of public opinion, or perhaps sully his name enough to bully the GOP into not nominating him in 2024. In either case, there seemed to be a goal all along: Vilify the 45th President of the United States.
This week, one of the two Republicans on the committee went ahead and pulled the bandaid of plausible deniability right off, however, and took direct aim at Donald Trump and longtime adviser Steve Bannon.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney blasted former President Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 riot, saying that his claim of executive privilege is not only invalid, but suggests Trump was “personally involved” in the planning and execution of the events that day.
While the committee has yet to provide evidence directly linking the former President to those efforts, Cheney’s comments reflect a suspicion among members of the panel that Trump is attempting to conceal certain communications that may be incriminating.
Her words were unmistakable.
“Mr. Bannon’s and Mr. Trump’s privilege arguments do appear to reveal one thing, however: they suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th,” Cheney said.
“And we will get to the bottom of that,” she added.
For those wondering if Trump and others would be judged on the factual evidence that comes before the select committee, (as opposed to the political whims of those involved), the answer is becoming clearer by the day.
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Author: Andrew West
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