Aside from conspiracy to defraud the government of the United States, election fraud, obstruction of justice, seditious conspiracy and incitement of violence, it will be witness tampering and witness intimidation that will bring down these mobsters and put at least some of them behind bars. They can’t help themselves. They will continue to threaten witnesses. It’s in their DNA. Thugs gonna thug. And witness tampering is a prosecutorial layup.
The Cult’s blind devotion to LeGrande L’Orange would be academically fascinating if it weren’t so culturally destructive. Here’s their current “defense.”
Why do you say that?
“Because she’s lying.”
How do you know?
“Because she’s lying.”
Because you say so?
“Yeah. F**k you.”
Well, I guess that settles it. It’s their eloquence and the way they put complex thoughts together that is so impressive.
“She,” of course, is Cassidy Hutchinson. Predictably, the attempted assassination of her character is well underway. I am also concerned for her physical safety. These folks are crazy. I mean, these are the same folks who staged a planned and coordinated armed insurrection at our Capitol, tried to overthrow our government and wanted to kill the vice president.
The Select Committee hasn’t made many mistakes, but it made one Tuesday. The second-hand tale about Mogul in the Beast trying to choke out a secret service agent just handed the Cult a deflection. And they are, if nothing else, very good at deflecting. This is all they are talking about, when it really has nothing to do with anything. It was completely unnecessary, and took focus and attention away from her otherwise devastating list of things she observed first-hand.
Let’s walk through it again. Ms. Hutchinson made it clear she did not see the incident. She said it was related to her later by Secret Service agents Tony Ornato and Bobby Engel. That was it. That was all.
Ornato and Engel now say it didn’t happen. It’s not completely clear whether they are saying they never discussed it with Hutchinson. They have released statements of denial. That’s fine. Now raise your right hands, gentlemen.
I will promise you they are not going to do that. I will promise you they are not going to do that.
But ultimately this is not about whether Trump lunged at an agent. Nor is it about ketchup running down a dining room wall (although Hutchinson saw that first-hand).
This is about conspiracy to defraud the United States.
This is about seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States.
This is about election fraud.
This is about obstruction of justice.
This is about witness tampering and witness intimidation.
This is about incitement of violence.
This is about knowingly sending armed rioters to the Capitol.
This is about expressing approval, support and even encouragement to the notion of hanging Mike Pence.
Handing Trump and his gangsters this irrelevant deflection and ability to once again falsely portray themselves as persecuted victims was a mis-step by the Committee.
My wife is the brains of this operation, of course. Thursday night she just looked up from her tablet and said, “You know Liz Cheney is running for president, right?”
It was a Eureka moment for me. She is. Absolutely she is. She can’t win. But she can keep Trump from ever getting another sniff, and maybe keep him out of the race altogether. Trump is, more than anything else, a coward.
Understand, Liz Cheney and I probably could not agree on where to have lunch. But she is a courageous person of integrity who has put facts ahead of fiction and country above party. So she’s not my enemy.
She is my fellow American.