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Monday, November 22, 2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed five more associates of former President Donald Trump and organizers of rallies challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election on Monday.

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Good for them. They'll have to fumigate the entire building afterwards, but hey.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-22 08:03 PM | Reply

And NONE of these people were ever employees of the Trump administration and therefore have NO basis whatsoever for claiming that they're covered by 'executive privilege'.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-11-22 08:20 PM | Reply

What this new batch will do is wait for the results of the oral arguments before a federal appeals panel re Trump challenging the legitimacy of the House Select Committee's probe. That hearing is scheduled for November 30.

Then there's Bannon's case of executive privilege which is expected to go to trial on December 7th.

But don't expect any immediate repercussions from these court cases other than some might show up to do some sham of a deposition. We already know Trump and Bannon will push their cases all the way to the Supreme Court.

In the meantime, the House Committee, the DOJ plea bargains and the FBI manhunt is still gathering evidence for the Democrat's "long term solution."

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-23 03:57 AM | Reply

Ginni Thomas! where is the subpoena for her? Some of the rioters arrived on her buses.

#4 | Posted by THomewood at 2021-11-23 04:30 AM | Reply

-In the meantime, the House Committee, the DOJ plea bargains and the FBI manhunt is still gathering evidence for the Democrat's "long term solution."

which is what, exactly?

This article doesn't even bother to refer to 1/6 as a insurrection. It was a "rally".

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2021-11-23 09:10 AM | Reply

To what extend for Trump insiders was "rally" a code word for "coup"? That's what the committee is trying to ferret out.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-11-23 09:29 AM | Reply

extend = extent

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-11-23 09:46 AM | Reply

"Ginni Thomas! where is the subpoena for her? Some of the rioters arrived on her buses."

Clarence Coke Can Thomas needs to excuse himself from all insurrection-related cases that reach the SC. Just sayin'.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-11-23 09:48 AM | Reply

The more of these criminals who declare coverage by executive privilege, the wider the indication of the conspiracy being dealt with by the committee investigating the insurrection ...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2021-11-23 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#9 ... The more of these criminals who declare coverage by executive privilege, the wider the indication of the conspiracy being dealt with by the committee investigating the insurrection ... ...

That would seem to be so.

They cannot claim executive privilege unless they were having conversations with fmr Pres Trump.

Since they have effectively admitted to having those conversations, it is well within the scope of the Commission to ascertain the nature of those conversations.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-23 12:15 PM | Reply

CATDOG

That is supposedly what these court cases are about. If the defendants themselves don't know the futility of their cases, their attorneys certainly do. Therefore, these non-stop appeals up through the courts are a sham and not one that the less well heeled defendants can afford.

OTOH all of Trumps legal expenses are being paid for by the GOP and by extension, the taxpayers. Even though he is a private citizen, the GOP justifies the expense by calling him the leader of their party.

A cynical person, like myself, would conclude that the real reason the GOP is picking up Trump's legal tab is because Trump can't be depended upon to do it himself. He's burnt a lot of legal bridges in the past and attorneys want some guarantee they're going to get paid.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-23 12:17 PM | Reply

Speaking of those possibly involved...

Rep. Jim Jordan says he won't commit to cooperating with Jan. 6 committee
spectrumnews1.com

...In an interview with Spectrum News on Nov. 18, Jordan said his office has not received any requests. He wouldn't commit to cooperating if it does.

Jordan was asked, if the committee does reach out and request anything, would he be open to providing it.

"Depends what it is," Jordan said. "I mean, I'm not going to answer hypothetical questions, but I just think this is a complete sham, what these guys are doing."

In a separate part of the interview, Jordan was asked if he checked exactly how many times he spoke with Trump that day and when.

"Nope," Jordan said.

He was asked if the committee asks him to provide that information, would he be open to sharing phone records.

"Same response I gave you before," Jordan said. "This is a total political committee."...


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-23 02:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Ginni Thomas! where is the subpoena for her? Some of the rioters arrived on her buses."

#4 | POSTED BY THOMEWOOD

You've been suckered by a false rumor.

www.snopes.com

Fortunately, the House Committee checks for facts.

Give it a try yourself. You'll like it.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-23 02:33 PM | Reply

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and leaders
thehill.com

...The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is subpoenaing the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, going directly after the right-wing groups as well as their leaders.

A Tuesday set of subpoenas seeks documents from the extremist and militia groups along with testimony from Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, the chairman of the Proud Boys during the attack on the Capitol, as well as Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers.

"The Select Committee is seeking information from individuals and organizations reportedly involved with planning the attack, with the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, or with efforts to overturn the results of the election. We believe the individuals and organizations we subpoenaed today have relevant information about how violence erupted at the Capitol and the preparation leading up to this violent attack," Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement.

The panel also subpoenaed Robert Patrick Lewis, chair of the 1st Amendment Praetorian, a group that provided security at multiple rallies leading up to Jan. 6 that amplified former President Trump's unsupported claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Lewis was also a speaker at a Jan. 5 rally in support of Trump.

The subpoenas show the committee has been tracking the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ), relying on testimony from those facing charges to go after leaders of the groups that reportedly never set foot in the Capitol....


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-23 04:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LAMP

The people who are hollering "Justice delayed is justice denied" don't have a clue about what's going on behind the scene.

The DOJ operates behind a wall of silence until they're ready to lower the boom.

A good example is that N.C. just got a civil conviction yesterday on the organizers of Charlottesville and that happened four years ago in August 2017.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-24 05:15 AM | Reply

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