Another Impeachment Conversation: Was there really a case against Trump?
I decided to share my joy about the acquittal of the 45th president of the US, Donald Trump, at the Senate impeachment trial brought against him as a private citizen on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. I shared a post on some of my social media accounts and the one on my Facebook personal profile generated this conversation. My post was an image showing a representation of my husband and I doing cartwheels and dancing in celebration. I added text that read as follows:
It feels good to see the Dems in disarray and scoring own goals. It feels better when it actually counts against them.
Hope their house of cards collapses sooner than later.
A Facebook friend (called Mr. B in this post) responded and a conversation ensued but as soon as I posted my second reply, Facebook locked me out of my account. By the time I recovered it about a couple of hours later, that reply had gone and Facebook had blocked me from posting replies. That is why I’m sharing my expanded comment and the preceding exchange here.
This reminds me of a similar but more detailed conversation I had with another Facebook friend in early February 2020 after Trump’s acquittal from his first impeachment trial which took place while he was in office. You can read it by clicking on its title below.
Here we go!
He didn’t get away with anything yet, Dr.
What was he actually accused of doing and what was the evidence for it?
Inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol last month. An impeachment isn’t a legal proceeding, which means he could still be prosecuted for his role in the capitol scenes. Happy Sunday, Ma!
Happy Sunday, big man! Stop throwing about words from the MSM. What is an insurrection? Trump didn’t encourage violence. While he was still speaking, paid agitators were bused in to cause trouble. The mayor and the Speaker’s office turned down requests for additional security although they knew the numbers coming to DC. And the protesters were let in by some of the policemen. They gave them guided tours, took selfies …. Some insurrection!
The FBI found that the bombs at DNC and RNC were planted the day before and the violence at the Capitol showed some level of pre meditation and planning, meaning that it could not have been a spontaneous reaction from his supporters to whatever Trump said at the Jan. 6 rally as the mainstream media (MSM) and politicians with an agenda made people believe. Antifa and other anarchist elements that were bused in were the provocateurs. They wore MAGA gear to blend in with Trump supporters and started smashing stuff and setting up fires. There was a viral video of a Trump supporter asking the Capitol Police why they were standing by and letting those people destroy stuff and foment violence at the Capitol.
The whole thing was a staged event to incriminate Trump. That was why the US House of Representatives rushed the impeachment without holding hearings. They impeached Trump on media say-so which has been proven to be untrue. Some of the MSM which pushed the narrative that Trump supporters had been violent are quietly recanting. For example, on Feb. 12, the New York Times corrected a story in which it claimed that the Capitol Police Officer, Brian Sicknick, who died on Jan. 7, had succumbed to the blow to the head he received from a fire extinguisher during the fracas of Jan. 6 as shown in the quotation below.
UPDATE: New information has emerged regarding the death of the Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick that questions the initial cause of his death provided by officials close to the Capitol Police.
Law enforcement officials initially said Mr. Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, but weeks later, police sources and investigators were at odds over whether he was hit. Medical experts have said he did not die of blunt force trauma, according to one law enforcement official.
But a Google search of the incident won’t show you this but the previous erroneous narrative. The media claimed that Trump incited violence without showing a tape of him actually doing so and Democratic politicians and some weak-kneed Republicans amplified that lie.
After rushing through a vote in the House, the House managers couldn’t make a case at the Senate trial. They had not investigated the Jan. 6 events or given Trump a chance to defend himself before rushing to judgment. They then resorted to doctoring evidence- including slicing and dicing tapes to give the appearance of guilt, adding blue checks to tweets to give the impression that the writer was a social media influencer and changing the date of another tweet from 2020 to 2021 to make it fit in the timeline of the Capitol riot. But they were caught and exposed.
They shifted to demand witnesses. They should have done that in the House but they were not prepared to build a real case but wanted to push one through by inflaming public passions and spewing vitriol against Trump. They control the whole trifecta and there was no opposition to their calling witnesses. But when Trump’s defense lawyers said they would call witnesses too, including Speaker Pelosi and other elected Democrats. They said they would put them under oath to say what they knew about the Jan. 6 events- before, during and after- and would examine the violent rhetoric they have been spewing since Trump assumed office and in the past year- they quickly backed down. The vote at the Senate went as it ought to- Trump’s acquittal is well deserved– and the shame is on them.
Now Pelosi isn’t even seeking to censure Trump. But they’ve been saying he’s so dangerous and his supporters are terrorists. Bwahaha! She knows she’s got nothing! And those threatening legal action against Trump should knock themselves out. The people destroying things and attacking people are still doing so in DC, Seattle, Portland and New York without serious push back from law enforcement but I can assure you they are not Trump supporters. If things were normal in America right now, more people would be outraged at the lengths the House managers went to in order to frame Trump and calling for criminal proceedings to be instituted against them with the subsequent debarment and revoking of the law license of the lawyers among them.
This whole charade has been another political stunt to keep Trump away from DC and elective office. The fact that they went ahead with impeachment proceedings after he had left office should tell you everything you need to know about their motivation. Pelosi and the Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, will still poke around in their bag of tricks to pull out another brouhaha against Trump, that’s for sure, but it all means nothing. As Trump rightly said after his acquittal, it’s the same witch hunt that he’s been a victim of since he decided to run for office in 2016.
Trump is out of office but he’s still dominating the news cycle and scaring Establishment politicians of both US parties senseless. They have never accepted that an outsider who actually keeps his word and looks out for the average Joe should be allowed to hold high public office and that is why they want to damn him into political obscurity to ensure it never happens again.
(Do watch this interview by a CBS news anchor, Lana Zak, with Trump’s defense lawyer, Michael van der Veen, to see the incendiary role the media, especially the MSM, have been playing in all the conflict and upheaval in the US.)
Candace Owens’ Feb. 11, 2021 video, “Everything you were told about the ‘Capitol Riot’ is a lie,” also lays bare the facts about the “insurrection.”
You may need to read the related posts below to get more context on Trump and the US political system of the past five years: