Trump’s Pre-Jan. 6 Actions Demolish Democrats’ ‘Coup’ Fantasies

The Stalinist Jan. 6 committee rages on.

Throughout Donald Trump’s first two impeachments, his supporters cross-examined witnesses and offered exculpatory proof. However the current proceedings of the Home particular committee investigating the Capitol riot don’t attempt to be truthful to Trump and even inquisitive about his aspect of the story.

As an alternative, these proceedings are designed accountable Trump for a supposed coup and kneecap him earlier than 2024.

Now, The Washington Put up reviews, the Justice Division has launched a legal probe relating to Trump’s function within the chaos of Jan. 6, 2021, and, extra broadly, his refusal to roll over and play lifeless amid widespread doubts concerning the integrity of the November 2020 normal election.

Completely ignored is the completely documented incontrovertible fact that Trump licensed as much as 20,000 Nationwide Guard troops to maintain Washington tranquil on Jan. 6. Doing so earlier than his alleged putsch could be as self-torpedoing as a jewel thief who alerted the police whereas strolling to the Smithsonian to swipe the Hope Diamond. 

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., advised Fox Information Channel’s Bret Baier that Trump “by no means issued any order to deploy the Nationwide Guard to guard the Capitol.” Cheney, queen of the By no means Trumpers, is enjoying phrase video games.

Such an “order” would have violated federal legislation (18 U.S. Code § 1385). The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 bars the U.S. armed forces from civilian legislation enforcement. The president could authorize Nationwide Guard troops, however governors (or D.C.’s mayor) should request them earlier than the troops roll. 

“DJT licensed using the navy to assist native and federal legislation enforcement on 6 Jan.,” then-acting Protection Secretary Christopher Miller advised me, referring to Trump. “He directed that I present no matter assist was requested. Completely true assertion.”

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Based on Miller, Trump added: “You’ll want 10 to twenty,000,” Miller continued, “He then reiterated that I ought to present any navy assist requested.”

“10-20k troops had been licensed to be used across the nation within the Oval Workplace previous to Jan. 6. Exhausting truth,” then-Pentagon chief of workers Kash Patel advised me in an e mail. He added: “I used to be there with SECDEF [the defense secretary], Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and others.”

Patel added: “DoD spoke to Capitol Police (who report back to Nancy Pelosi) earlier than Jan. 6 a number of instances, they usually repeatedly rejected any Nationwide Guard help, as did D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.”

Official data again Miller and Patel.

—Referring to Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers Gen. Mark Milley, Pentagon timelines state that on Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m.: “A/SD and CJCS meet with the President. President concurs in activation of the DCNG to assist legislation enforcement.”

—“Later that afternoon Mr. Miller and Gen. Milley met with President Trump, who concurred within the activation of DCNG to assist legislation enforcement,” reads web page 77 of the Senate Workers Report on Jan 6.

“He was wanting on the broad threats in opposition to america and he introduced this up on his personal,” Miller advised the Epoch Occasions. “We didn’t deliver it up.”

—In the meantime, Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., rejected Trump’s troop provide. U.S. Capitol Police’s official timeline says the Pentagon requested Jan. 2 whether or not “USCP [Capitol Police] is contemplating a request for Nationwide Guard troopers for Jan. 6, 2021, occasion.” The following day, Deputy Chief Sean Gallagher replied that “a request for Nationwide Guard assist shouldn’t be forthcoming right now after session with COP [Capitol Police Chief Steven] Sund.”

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For her half, Bowser fretted that Nationwide Guardsmen would possibly stir “confusion amongst residents and guests.” So, the mayor blocked them from the District of Columbia. Bowser wrote the Pentagon and Justice Division on Jan. 5:

To be clear, the District of Columbia shouldn’t be requesting different federal legislation enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment with out rapid notification to, and session with, MPD [the Metropolitan Police Department] if such plans are underway.

Democrats need desperately to maintain Individuals unaware of this truth:

The rioters would have been hindered or halted if the Nationwide Guard troops licensed by Trump had been in place. Sadly, Pelosi and Bowser wished the Nationwide Guardsmen to face down. 

So, they did.

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