Does Jan. 6 Riot Committee Evidence Prove Trump Criminal Conduct – or the Opposite?

Rep. Liz Cheney at Jan 6th Conference / screenshot via CSPAN via Twitter

ANALYSIS – According to the establishment media narrative and the partisan spin, the anti-Trump House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot has uncovered ‘damming’ evidence of the former President’s ‘criminal conduct’ regarding the Capitol riot.

In their contrived version of events, texts to and from Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Donald Trump Jr., members of Congress, as well as the conservative media, on that day confirm “the White House knew exactly what was happening at the Capitol.”

As Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney stated before reading the text messages:

These texts leave no doubt: the White House knew exactly what was happening at the Capitol. Members of Congress, the press, and others wrote to Mark Meadows as the attack was underway.

She added:

Mr. Meadows’s testimony will bear on another key question before this committee: Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’ official proceeding to count electoral votes?

However, New York Times bestselling author and BlazeTV host Mark Levin unpacked the so-called “evidence of criminal conduct” and argues the evidence clearly proves the opposite.

Levine notes that the texts nearly all showed beyond a doubt that the people in President Trump’s inner-circle were shocked and surprised by the protest-turned-riot.

They also clearly show that neither the president nor his chief of staff had prior knowledge of or participated in planning the Jan. 6 riot. As Levin states:

Now let me ask you a question: What does that demonstrate? It proves the case against their own narrative. If Donald Trump were leading an insurrection, don’t you think Don Jr. would be in on it? If Donald Trump were leading an insurrection, don’t you think some of his friends in the media would know about it rather than telling him … to do something about this? It wouldn’t be the other way around.

…That’s the point. If you had somebody with a 4 IQ there, they’d have said, ‘Wait a minute, if Don Jr is pleading with his dad to say something (in response to the riot), then obviously Don Jr. didn’t know about it in advance, or these Fox hosts didn’t know about it in advance, nor did the president, nor did his chief of staff.’ Right? Because they would have talked to their friends and their compatriots.

This is hardly the smoking gun of Trump ‘criminal conduct’ the Democrats are cynically spinning. Instead, it shows a concerned Trump inner circle worried about the damage being caused by rioters who on their own went too far and needed to be stopped.

And the Trump Chief of Staff fielding these concerns, including from the President’s son, as he tried to help de-escalate the situation that no one appears to have foreseen. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - paulcrespo.substack.com - PAULCRESPO.COM

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James Wood
James Wood
7 months ago

Lizard Cheney -if she’s the best they can do – no one gives her any credibility and all her demorats allies are on their last days -we are going replace them all in 2022 -good bye

Military wife
Military wife
7 months ago

One of the first rules of an audit or investigation is you should never have a “conflict of interest”— financial or personal. I was a Federal auditor/investigator for 30-years and taught Auditing at University level.

The two Republicans on this committee have Already stated they hate Trump and out to get him. That is not an investigation. That is a joke!!!

Keith Clark
Keith Clark
7 months ago

Look, you have seen the videos of that day. You know it was a setup. In this case I prefer to believe my lying eyes.

Robert L. Kahlcke
7 months ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

This is a total fabrication of the events by the DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA and several RINOS, who have turned COMMUNIST.

dslady
dslady
7 months ago

The Jan 6th Commission is a joke (if it were not so serious). With such trustworthy, honest, and capable (of anything except the truth) members as Liz Cheney and the lying lowlife Schiff how can the commission’s results be anything but upright and clean? NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert L. Kahlcke
7 months ago
Reply to  dslady

Lets Go liz.


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