What if the Trump folks did not commit any crimes fighting the election results?
For the hardcore left, even asking such a question is ridiculous – even outrageous. They KNOW that Trump, members of his staff, his advisors and his followers have committed horrendous crimes against the Republic. The matter-of-factly refer to insurrection, sedition and attempted coups as if they are established facts. They even claim that the coup is ongoing. Their specious and hyperbolic narratives are more like political fiction movie scripts than serious political analyses. Perhaps that is because they are political fiction parading as news on the propaganda networks.
There are a lot of investigations going on, but in terms of the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, there are two major investigations that are intended to “get to the bottom of things” — uncover evidence of insurrections, sedition and attempted coups.
The one getting the most attention is the Inquisition-style Select Committee that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set up to “investigate” what Democrats have already prejudged as an insurrection on January 6. While it may be called bipartisan with the inclusion of Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, it does not have balanced representation in the spirit of true bipartisanship. Kinzinger and Cheney are flying a false flag over that hearing. Whatever they call themselves, they are only there to support the Democrats partisan conspiracy theory.
That is evident in the fact that Pelosi appointed the two Republicans who had already signed on to her preconceived political conclusions. Pelosi went so far as to block Republicans selected by the House GOP leadership to serve on the committee – an unprecedented display of partisan power mongering. That is a fact that one should always keep in mind when considering the work of the Committee. In terms of the Select Committee it would be very appropriate to replace the Democrat donkey and the Republican elephant with a … kangaroo.
The most important work, however, is the ongoing investigation by the FBI. They are the agency empowered to bring criminal charges – unlike Pelosi’s personal Committee, which can only play prosecutor in the court-of-public-opinion. That is why Pelosi had to refer the refusal of Steve Bannon to respond to the Committee’s subpoena to the Justice Department for action.
Thanks to a corrupt and grossly biased news media, many people are likely to believe all the wild accusations being promoted by the Democrats. But based on the hundreds of charges leveled at the participants in the January 6th riot, there is no evidence of insurrection, sedition or an attempted coup.
So, what about all those political charges leveled at President Trump, his staff and advisors, and member of Congress? What about that attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election? No one knows where the dust is going to settle in all this but is there a case to be argued that all those “alleged” insurrectionists, seditionists and coup plotters have NOT committed any actions that were illegal or unconstitutional.
We can start with what happened on Capital Hill on January 6th. They say “insurrection.” And not only an insurrection, but one planned and implemented with intent – malice of forethought – by a cabal of coup plotters meeting in the historic Willard Hotel in Washington. It includes Trump, himself.
Others – including me – say that it was an organic riot that grew out of a peaceful and constitutional protest. That is not political absolution, however. I am tough on rioters of all kinds. I am all for arresting, charging, convicting and imprisoning – appropriate to the crimes – all those who rioted.
I have stated my belief that the only violent death as a result of the riot was tragic, but Ashli Babbitt bore the responsibility for her own death by her own violent and threatening actions. I opined that the Capitol Hill Police in life-threatening situations should have used their guns. But it was still not an insurrection – pre-planned or otherwise.
No one arrived on Capitol Hill believing that they would forcibly stop the certification of the ballots with the intention of enthroning Trump as a dictator. They were asking their legislators to not certify the Electoral count until the legitimacy of the election could be determined. That may have been a preposterous notion … desperate … doomed to fail … but it is not illegal, unconstitutional or unprecedented.
There was the argument that by stopping the certification of the Electoral College vote, the state legislatures would be empowered to endorse the Biden Electors or replace them. That is a wild-ass scenario … preposterous. BUT, not illegal or unconstitutional. It happened in 1877. And members of Congress to vote against certification occurred as late as 2016, when some Democrats voted against certification.
If Trump saw a path to flipping the election – as opposed to seizing control in a coup – it could be a very extreme and even impossible path. But that does not make it illegal or unconstitutional. The idea that even Trump and his team had an actual coup in mind that would forcibly take over the presidency is preposterous. No portion of the government – not the Congress, the Supreme Court, the military or virtually every American – would have tolerated such a move.
But were the efforts to flip the election illegal or unconstitutional?
You see, the Constitution gives the states total control over the management or all elections in their states – with the federal government stepping in to prevent violations of constitutional rights. In terms of ballot recounts or audits – or redistricting – the states have the constitutional power. Those who talk about federal laws to stop that process are the folks who are kicking the Constitution to the curb.
It might just be possible that despite the rancor and accusations of coup attempts, that nothing the Trump forces did was illegal or unconstitutional. Extreme, yes. Maybe even stupid.
To be perfectly frank. I have no idea if there will be evidence of actions by team Trump that were illegal and unconstitutional. But it is worth considering that the partisan hyperbole we see in the media is just that – baseless political b***sh*t ginned up for a political advantage.
If you think that is impossible, keep in mind the three-year investigation of a Trump/Russian conspiracy that we being sold to the public as fact on a daily basis through a compliant media — only to have the legal professionals determine that it was all … baseless political b***sh*t.
It would be prudent to consider that possibility or we could again face a shocking outcome that puts the lie to all the … baseless political b***sh*t that floods the airwaves and newspapers.
So, there ‘tis.