The House Impeachment team is being accused of doctoring evidence amid recent revelations involving a presentation by Rep. Eric Swalwell at Donald Trump’s Senate trial.
The allegation stems from a tweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence which was used by Democrats to allege she was calling for an insurrection. In reality, Lawerence says the tweet was a reference to a prayer vigil and had nothing to do with the violence at the Capitol.
She also makes another, perhaps even more damning charge that appears to be completely backed up by the facts. Namely, that the House impeachment team doctored her tweet.
House Democrats Wednesday featured President Donald Trump’s call for supporters to “fight like hell” to protest the results of the 2020 election during the Senate impeachment trial.
“He told them to fight like hell and they brought us hell on that day,” Rep. Jamie Raskin said, kicking off a series of dramatic speeches by House Democrats about how Trump’s rhetoric sparked the violent riots on Capitol Hill.
“He was saying anything he could to trigger and anger his base so that they would fight like hell to overturn a legitimate election,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell during the hearing.
But some of the Democrats speaking during the trial, including Rep. Ted Lieu, Swalwell, and Raskin, have a history of using the same slogan on social media or in television appearances.
Former President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial poses a security concern that federal law enforcement officials told lawmakers last week requires as many as 5,000 National Guard troops to remain in Washington through mid-March, according to four people familiar with the matter.
The contingency force will help protect the Capitol from what was described as “impeachment security concerns,” including the possibility of mass demonstrations coinciding with the Senate’s trial, which is slated to begin the week of Feb. 8.
Despite the threat, the citizen soldiers on the ground say they have been given little information about the extension and wonder why they are being forced to endure combat-like conditions in the nation’s capital without a clear mission.
“Quite frankly this is not a ‘combat zone,’ so combat conditions shouldn’t apply,” said one Guard member on the ground in D.C. who has deployed twice to Afghanistan.
Several National Guard units have seen their deployments extended involuntarily, though a majority of Guardsmen remaining in Washington will do so on a volunteer basis. Around 7,000 troops will continue to provide riot security through the beginning of February, with that number decreasing slightly to 5,000 by the time Trump’s impeachment trial begins.
I want to fight. I want to be positive. But every once in a while I swallow the dreaded “Black Pill” (the belief that all is lost and there’s really no sense in moving on). What I’m about to write may sound as if I have swallowed the whole bottle, but I need to present a commentary on what I’ve been seeing for the past 10 months, and especially the last eight days.
The terms “insurrection,” “sedition,” and “treason” are being shouted by politicians and the corporate press (CP) like a 4-year-old the first time they discover the “F-word.” And their main target has been Donald Trump. If those terms were being associated with just the president, it would have most likely elicited a response from me. However, that’s not the point of this missive. Although the House voted to impeach Trump, the CP, and certain politicians, are not stopping at punishing only him, they are attempting to connect Trump’s most ardent supporters with voting for, and supporting, one they claim is guilty of treason. The way I interpret this is, the CP is saying voters and Trump factions have given “support” to an enemy of the State in order to punish them as well. The CP is asking regular people to identify anyone they can who was at, in or near the Capitol on 1/6/2021 and the arrests have started. Why would this concern me?