By Earl Heal:Published September 12, 2022
The previous Right Stuff column listed required answers from the Select Committee to numerous investigation topics to prevent any future Capitol attacks. None have yet been reported. All committee investigations reported illustrate attempts to support a predetermined conclusion connecting White House actions to igniting the rioting. The bias of the Select Committee is illustrated by the following deceptive statements provided to the public during the committee’s hearings.
• Committee chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Mississippi, claimed rioters were “savagely beating and killing law enforcement officers. Fact: No police officer was killed during the riot. One unarmed nonviolent protestor was killed by police. • Committee member Rep. Elaine Luriek, D-Virginia, faulted “. . . the tragic death of . . . Police Officer Brian Sicknick who succumbed to his injuries suffered during the riot.” Fact: Coroner ruled the police officer died of “natural causes.” • Vice chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming claimed evidence that Donald Trump said, “Pence deserves to be hanged.” Fact: The president denies the statement and the “evidence” was hearsay. • White House staff member Cassidy Hutchinson swore she wrote a note for Chief of Staff Mark Meadows suggesting a more forceful White House response to the rioting. Fact: White House lawyer Eric Herschmann disputed her claim because he wrote it.
• The committee claimed that White House counsel Anthony “Pat” Cipolloni said President Trump’s plan to march to the Capitol would cause administration officials to be “charged with every crime imaginable.” Fact: Cipolloni denied the statement.
• Thompson at the eighth hearing announced, “There can be no doubt that Trump commanded a mob, a mob he knew to be heavily armed, violent, and angry to march on the Capitol to try to stop the peaceful transfer of power.” Fact: No testimony, including riot leaders’ testimony, connected the president to a conspiracy and no arms were found on Capitol rioters.
• The Select Committee and news media reverse the meaning of President Trump’s invitation to attendees to march to the Capitol after his Jan. 6, 2021, speech. Fact: The committee report omits the last eight words of the invitation. “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
• Almost all conclusions of the committee are based on hearsay or speculation of word meanings that build emotion. Hearsay is not admissible in court for criminal conviction.[...read more]