Jan 6th Committee exemplifies corruption

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The cat is finally out of the bag!

Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi and friends determined that the adage, “if you don’t have enough, you make the rest up” was the best course to achieve their objective.

In their case, “if there’s too much, you delete what’s inconvenient!” The Federalist’s Molly Hemmingway weighed in.


“Former Rep. Liz Cheney’s January 6 Committee suppressed evidence that President Donald Trump pushed for 10,000 National Guard troops to protect the nation’s capital, a previously hidden transcript obtained by The Federalist shows.

“Cheney and her committee falsely claimed they had “no evidence” to support Trump officials’ claims the White House had communicated its desire for 10,000 National Guard troops. In fact, an early transcribed interview conducted by the committee included precisely that evidence from a key source. The interview, which Cheney attended and personally participated in, was suppressed from public release until now.”

For the court to simply throw out the case is a given. The question becomes, “shouldn’t there be consequences for these committee members?” After all, they attempted to conceal the truth from the American people.

Firing them would not be enough. Wyoming has already fired Cheney. It’s much deeper. The actions taken by Cheney and friends amount to utter contempt for the American people.

Most disappointing is that these committee members are not already facing a military tribunal at GITMO. Perhaps they all didn’t know. But Cheney knew. Nancy Pelosi knew. And what about government officials there in D.C.?

The “why” is much easier to fathom. All of them vehemently despise Donald J. Trump. So much so that they withheld information that would change the face of the entire investigation. At the very least, January 6th stands as evidence of why Washington D.C. should be permanently denied self-governance. The capital belongs to us all. Not to one political party.

Yet it’s deeper than that. Donald Trump symbolizes an America that has said “no” to globalism. His “American first” agenda states, “our first priority is our own people.”

Sounds reasonable. Who could possibly take issue with such a position? The answer: “Those who are only concerned with their own pocketbooks.”

2024 Republican presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy picked up on Trump’s 2016 objective to “drain the swamp.” Yet when Trump “moved a log, he saw what lay underneath it.” Ramaswamy colorfully coined.


Identifying the Snakes

Former Mike Pence is a glaring example of what lay under the log!

Trump admits to being unfamiliar with Washington at the time that he took office. As a result, he was forced to rely on party men who were. Reince Priebus headed the list. Unfortunately, some of those recommended didn’t subscribe to the same standard that got Trump elected.

Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani’s trusted associate proved to be the bastion of poor judgment and bad advice. Then when cornered, she showed her true metal. In the end, Ellis proved that she had an interest in her career and nothing more.

No doubt Mick Mulvaney is a skilled political operative with a resume to match. Yet he was never a friend of Donald Trump.

Then there are the handful of Republican Senators who have refused to endorse him. Never mind that their individual states support him in overwhelming fashion!

The Globalist Litmus Test

Where Trump wants to take the country stands as a threat to those comfortable with “the way that things are.” Six of America’s most affluent counties surround Washington D.C. This is the “D.C, bubble” that seems to spawn players “out-of-touch” with the true America.

When Senator’s Blackburn and Hawley introduced the “H.I.R.E.’s Act,” a plan to relocate federal agencies to parts of the country closer to their actual duties, those working in those agencies took exception.  Joe Biden represented their reprieve. But most Americans think the H.I.R.E.s Act is a great idea and long overdue.

Another continued American annoyance is the hundreds of thousands of jobs that have been shipped offshore. The goal is “maximizing profit by cutting expenses.” Facts are facts! Workers cost less in Hanoi than they do in Houston!

Left unsaid is both “compromising of service” and “increased chance for identity theft.” Large international corporations are granted the perfect vehicle for undercutting small businesses with their use of offshore “sweatshop” labor. This practice likewise heightens the nations’ security risk. 92% of the world’s semiconductors are made in Taiwan, if anyone hasn’t already noticed!

Trump’s taking exception to what Democrats and Neo-cons call “free trading” has raised alarm throughout the Washington establishment. The dirty word, “tariff” has become the watchword for forcing companies to reconsider their existing structure. Revolutionary proposals such as an “O.P.T.” (Offshore Personnel Tax) are making their way into the conversation.

Was the 2008 Financial Meltdown by Design?

The long-standing Glass-Steagall Act was repealed in 1999. It was done in a bi-partisan manner. Proponents of the repeal claimed that “the limitations it imposed on the banking sector were unhealthy and that allowing banks to diversify would reduce risk.”

Originally adopted in 1933, the act prevented banks from making risky investments with customer deposits. The Graham-Leach-Bliley Act removed most of the restrictions allowing participation in both commercial and investment activities.

As a result, the packaging of mortgage bonds as debt securities ensued. The packages lumped conforming and subprime loans together. Subprime loans holding extraordinarily high margins were often adjustable after two years. They were sold to borrowers with low credit scores, no down payments, and questionable employment history. When these loans refused to perform, bundles that included good loans were dragged down with them! Small investors were hammered! The “Great Recession” resulted.

July 21st, 2010, the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” passed. The almost exclusively Democrat-sponsored bill created mountains of new regulations.

Dodd-Frank proved to be inflationary. The costs of a mortgage loan doubled. Thousands of small businesses were eliminated. In the end, a tiny percentage of the industry grew exponentially while the remaining 99% became paupers overnight! Some industry experts believe that the meltdown was pre-meditated.

The “Green New Con”

Today’s version of allowing the one percent to enrich themselves at the expense of the 99% has a sexy name. They call it “The Green New Deal.” As with Dodd-Frank, it is almost exclusively “a Democrat gift,” designed to enrich the few while impoverishing the many!

Trump and company have come out heavily against the proposal. If elected, the ill-advised legislation stands to be killed by executive order. It can’t happen quickly enough! As with Dodd-Frank, the act is proving to be hyperinflationary.

Fully Understanding Cheney and Pelosi’s Motivation

Both women are extremely wealthy. So are their constituents. The traditional idea of “what’s good for the stock market is good for America” is now being questioned. It has even been whispered that “what’s good for America may not be good for Americans.”

A political outsider pursuing a Populist agenda is new and unwelcome. The original idea to “scare Donald Trump through litigation aimed at his incarceration” is failing.  The question now is “will President Trump seek retribution?”

Meanwhile, the unanswered question remains. “Can the January Select Committee be given a pass after such a flagrant attempt to withhold evidence? One thing is for certain! A partisan Washington, D.C. court should be the last one consulted.