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The significance of last week’s Congressional Jan. 6 committee hearings cannot be overstated. For the first time, evidence was presented that former President Trump knew some of the protesters were armed before encouraging them to go the Capitol, that right-wing extremist rioters communicated directly with the White House, that key Presidential advisers requested pardons, that the chief White House lawyer was concerned about getting “charged with every crime imaginable,” and that someone within Trump world may be trying to tamper with committee witnesses. Serious stuff. But roughly half the country — the Republican half — isn’t watching.

They object that the hearings are a made-for-TV show trial, designed to attack the former president and salvage the Democrats’ dismal prospects in the upcoming midterms. They claim that the “Unselect Committee” is made up entirely of Trump-haters and that there is no cross-examination of witnesses. They complain that the committee has heavily edited the evidence, and that the full testimonies of the witnesses have not been released. They point out that some of the evidence presented is hearsay that would never see the light of day in a legitimate court hearing. And they are correct. On every single point. But they still should be paying attention. That is because, despite all of the flaws in the structure of the heavily Democrat committee, almost all of the evidence presented so far is coming from eminently credible sources: Republicans.

Bill Barr is a two-time Republican U.S. Attorney General. As recently as a few weeks ago he was still defending the former president against charges of criminal activity. When he swears, under oath, that he investigated almost every allegation of voter fraud — including those in the 2000 Mules movie — and found them to be completely worthless, Republicans should pay attention.

Rusty Bowers is the Republican Speaker of the House in Arizona. He campaigned for Trump and voted for him twice. And until last week at least, said he would do so again. When he swears, under oath, that Rudy Giuliani tried to cajole him into intervening in the electoral count in Arizona, and told him “We have lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence…,” Republicans should pay attention.

Cassidy Hutchinson worked for Sen. Ted Cruz and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise before working in the Trump White House. She started (working for me) in the Office of Legislative Affairs before becoming an aide to the Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. She was a Special Assistant to the President of the United States. When she swears, under oath, that she was told that the president knew some of the Jan. 6 protesters were armed, that Meadows was in direct communication with the Proud Boys, and that Meadows and Giuliani asked President Trump for pardons, Republicans should pay attention. Yes, it is possible that all of those life-long Republicans succumbed to Trump Derangement Syndrome. It is possible they decided to ignore a life-long political affiliation. It is also possible they chose to perjure themselves about what they saw, heard and know. But if they didn’t, and half of the country isn’t paying attention, then that half of the country is clinging firmly to an opinion of Jan. 6, 2021 that is based on either false or incomplete information. And clinging firmly to a belief based on false or incomplete information can lead to disastrous results. January 6 itself is a stark reminder of that. When Republicans start testifying under oath that other Republicans lost the 2020 election and then broke the law to try to change that, Republicans should pay attention. Everyone should.

Mick Mulvaney was former President Donald Trump’s Acting Chief of Staff before becoming special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland. He resigned Jan. 6, 2021 following the attack on the Capitol. He is currently co-chair of Actum, LLC and lives in Indian Land, S.C.

This story was originally published July 5, 2022 10:14 AM.

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@1130 posted:

it is a kangaroo court led by those that lied for 4 years about Russian collusion. Supported by  MSM who has lied for longer

Sad we are buried in inflation, hiigh gas prices and a president that is giving oil from our reserves to Italy and China.  And you are worried about  supporting more lies

Tell the truth... you didn't even read the article, did you?

@1130 posted:

first it isn't an article, it is an opinion filled with mistakes, lies and just false information.  Biden just sent oil to China, fostering his son's ties there. Yet you attempt misdirection,  nothing to see here, look at our lies about two years ago.

All those Republicans are liars? You mean every one of those Republicans is ganging up on poor Trump?
Those REPUBLICANS are telling you Trump tried to overthrow Democracy... and your answer is  ... "Biden gave away some oil"?

@1130 posted:

you as the rest of democrats are desperate.  The article which isn't an article just an opinion fullf of lies

So... you are saying all those Republicans are just lying and Trump is the only one telling the truth?
Yep... Trump.. the man who can't open his mouth without lying about something is the only one telling you the truth.  I can barely say it without laughing out loud.

@1130 posted:

no I am saying you are stupid and desperate.  your party is sinking the USA and you are still after someone that isn't in office.  might worry about inflation gas etc

Tell me more about Hillary? Can you scream some more about Hunter? Neither of those are in office and yet, you Repubs rail about them as much as you can... I'm more worried about the survival of Democracy than inflation.

@1130 posted:

oh like 4 years of lies from democrats, media and FBI about russian collusion?

J6 is kangaroo court ran by the liars of russian collusion.

The testimony presented is from REPUBLICANS who where in/on the Trump Administration.  You can rail about the "kangaroo court' all you wish, but the actual testimony is from your people... why is that so hard for you to understand?
unless you think all the Republicans are liars and out to get Trump.

@1130 posted:

and they said nothing illegal, it is all a hype with more lies from democrats

they are sinking our country and idiots are cheering about testimonies that say nothing.  think when republicans take control they flip that and indict 10-20 democrats for treason?

So... Testimony from Republicans, in the Trump Administration, is just hype and lies from Democrats.
If 10-20 Democrats did what is being presented by the Jan6 committee, Republicans would be screaming about patriotism and frothing at the mouth.

yes it is hype, they didn't say anything thing that was illegal. it has all been opinions, hearsay.  Again, a kangaroo court led by people that have lied before. A waste of tax payer money when the real concern is gas prices, inflation.  Biden goes overseas and gives more money away.  including money to hospitals in countries that hate us.  While many democrats are calling for free healthcare here. Which maybe if we stopped supporting other countries we could afford.  I had to laugh when someone said they wanted same healthcare that senior have. hmmm I paid over 40 years for healthcare I get.

@1130 posted:

yes it is hype, they didn't say anything thing that was illegal. it has all been opinions, hearsay.  Again, a kangaroo court led by people that have lied before. A waste of tax payer money when the real concern is gas prices, inflation.  Biden goes overseas and gives more money away.  including money to hospitals in countries that hate us.  While many democrats are calling for free healthcare here. Which maybe if we stopped supporting other countries we could afford.  I had to laugh when someone said they wanted same healthcare that senior have. hmmm I paid over 40 years for healthcare I get.

So... Republicans will lie to attack Trump, but it's the Democrat's fault.  The Trump Administration sent fake electors to try to overturn an election... in order to retain power... nothing illegal about trying to overthrow democracy. The definition of sedition and treason must have changed for 'Republican Patriots'.

Trump tried to prevent the will of the American people and the "patriots" don't see any problem with overthrowing democracy.

Inflation can take a back seat to preserving democracy... nice attempt at deflection in every post.

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Typical Demoncrat deflect, deflect, deflect

Typical Republican .... can't add anything to the topic, so they make useless comment.

The topic is the Jan6th hearings.... I'm the only one on topic in this whole post.

hahahahahahahahaha

If you'd like to discuss Trump and the Republican's involvement in an attempted overthrow of democracy.. this is the topic.

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