Two Things I Don’t Get From The January 6th Committee
1) According to the testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, when then-President Trump angrily demanded metal detectors be shut down at his January 6th DC rally so people could swarm in — even though law enforcement already had confirmed visual and physical evidence that many people were armed — his push-back was:
“They’re not here to hurt ME.”
Yet at the same time he has always insisted, and continues to insist to this day that a great number of the so-called insurgents on that day were actually Antifa or Black Lives Matter supporters in disguise.
Which has to mean one of two things:
- Either he KNEW they WEREN’T Antifa, or
- He was happy to take that risk to jack up his crowd size
Now, this is probably not a potentially prosecutable piece of the story, because politicians are allowed to lie, and we know they do all the time, especially Trump. (That’s why having independent media is so crucial.) And it also perfectly fits Trumps pattern of knee-jerk blaming his opponents for anything he or his supporters do.
Still, since it does seem to definitively disprove one of Trump’s major assertions regarding the activities and participants on that day, I’m surprised it hasn’t been getting more attention. Or any, as far as I can tell.
2) And this is something as far as I can tell no one is talking about, and frankly, I’m perplexed:
When Trump got into his SUV after his January 6th speech and demanded he be taken to the Capitol building — as has now been pretty firmly established — why was that demand refused?
Actually, wasn’t he right to assert something along the lines that:
“I’m the f-ing President, I want to go there, so you’d better f-ing take me there!”
Which again now is pretty well established he said in some form or another.
But wasn’t it within his rights to demand that? And not be denied that desire?