Now then: There is, apparently, more evidence that the Jan 6th
attack on the Capitol hooliganism at the Capitol was premeditated. No shit, Sherlock. Excerpt:
A dozen FBI affidavits supporting charges against the more than 200 defendants show rioters engaged in advance planning on social media sites. The planning included training, casing sites, identifying commanders on scene, and requests for donations of cash, as well as combat and communication gear.
More than a half dozen of the suspects are now charged with conspiracy to commit violence for actions predating the Jan. 6 riots. The early actions identified in court documents date back to November, with planning and rhetoric accelerating after Christmas, court records show.
That growing body of evidence raises questions about whether the FBI and other security agencies acted proactively enough to thwart the violence. It also undercuts the House Democrats’ impeachment claim — supported by 10 Republicans — that Trump’s speech spontaneously incited the riots, legal experts told Just the News.
“I would hope that those 10 Republicans and hopefully even some Democrats would say as we now look at the timelines that the media, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and all are reporting on, here’s exactly it, the facts,” said Kenneth Starr, the former federal appeals judge, solicitor general and Whitewater independent counsel.
“[House lawmakers] made a huge, colossal blunder,” said Starr, who was a member of the defense team for Trump’s first Senate impeachment trial. “So walk back, and apologize to the former president, apologize to the American people that I never should have voted in favor of this without the benefit of all the facts. I rushed to judgment.”
I actually burst out laughing at this: “So walk back, and apologize to the former president, apologize to the American people that I never should have voted in favor of this without the benefit of all the facts. I rushed to judgment.”
But look at that first paragraph. Two hundred defendants facing charges. Two hundred. And, yes, actions have consequences.
Still – last weekend,
AntiProfa and BLM protestors were kicking up their heels in the Imperial City, again with the usual property destruction, arson, object thrown at cops and so on. Where is the legacy media reporting on all those arrests?
This should come as a surprise to no one.
See, in the United States today, the crime itself isn’t the issue; it’s whether the criminal has engaged in Wrongthink before or during the crime. Rioting, arson, property destruction is OK, as long as it’s for a good cause.