Another Impeachment Conversation: Was there really a case against Trump?

Intro:
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.

AN IMPEACHMENT CONVERSATION: Is Trump’s Acquittal a Negation of Democracy?


Screenshots of my posts that ignited this conversation

Here we go!

Mr. B:
He didn’t get away with anything yet, Dr.

Me:
What was he actually accused of doing and what was the evidence for it?

Mr. B:
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!

Me:
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.

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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.

 


Jennifer Lynn Lawrence’s tweet accusing a House manager of adding a blue check she never had to her tweet as exhibit in the impeachment trial.

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.

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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:

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MY RESPONSE TO AN ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS’ SUPPORT FOR TRUMP

THE RIGHT CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE FIGHT TO DESTROY AMERICA

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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.

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39 comments

  • Francis Onyedikachukwu

    The media has always been biased about Trump. The Democrats use the media to portray a negative image of him. The earlier US citozens realize their problem, the better for them.

  • Enukora Onyedikachi Blessing

    The MSM like CNN and ABC news haven’t been so forthcoming in adhering to the ethics of journalism. The Democrats(leftists) obviously dominate the MSM, while painting Trump as the most vicious president they have ever had. I am very happy they will go home with their mouths shut.

  • Abah Okpe Gabriel

    I’m still in shock as to why MSM like CNN and ABC news could be so biased in their reportage. What happens to the social responsibility function of the mass media? Most times still I think of what they tend to gain with these acts of theirs. Finally, Trump has been acquitted, they can now sit and think of their own lives.

  • They should all leave President Donald Trump alone, after all he lost the election and they still want to impeach him, na waa ooo. It’s really annoying thinking about it. They all now make it seem Nigeria is the only corrupt country in this world, thank God, they are all getting exposed.

  • Awforkansi Kamsi

    I can’t believe the lengths to which everyone involved, including media houses (which should be unbiased), would go to frame Donald Trump. Restricting and deleting Facebook posts? Doctoring tweets? It just goes to show the length to which they would go for their anti-Trump agenda. It even shows that they have no case. If they had facts and evidence, there will be no need to go forge things to impeach Trump. This just goes to show that it’s all baseless agenda and nothing else.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    Trump can finally rest now. The level of attacks on him by the MSMs and Dems have been too much and unprecedented.

    • I’m not sure it’s all over. Establishment politicians will keep plotting against him, but the guy is anu ana agba egbe o na ata nri (the animal that is being shot at and it continues to graze). See how he golfed through this last impeachment and how much it incensed all those hack reporters and desperate politicians. 😀😀😀

  • Ossai Chidimma Linda

    The MSM are out of line. Where did objectivity and accuracy go? They are taking sides and this should not be their stand. In situations like this, they ought to be unbiased. Thank you, ma’am.

  • Nkwocha chibueze Innocent

    At a point CNN lost the respect I had for the media, they became more like a campaign Organization than a media house, they wanted Trump out by all means, unfortunately they got it, all there accusations will almost amount to nothing

  • Ogbozor Chiamaka Zillah

    What is Trump’s offence that he gets blasted anywhere he goes? Even his fellow Americans are against him. He fought for their rights but the blind citizens couldn’t perceive it. Thank God that he has been acquitted. If God is for him, who can be against him?

  • Obi Chisom Vanessa

    Finally after it all they have no case against him, its is true indeed that because he came from the outside and the amount of influence he pulls they fear him, but oh well that didn’t work out.
    These foreign reporters are indeed going agaist the rule of fairness and an unopinionated news thereby corrupting the minds of the public against Donald Trump without giving them the opportunity to choose a stand. That’s indeed very wrong of them.

  • Amaugo, Stephanie Chidinma

    I loveeeeeee your analysis! I love how you follow up stories even to the most subtle detail. I’m glad he has been acquitted. Thank you so much for sharing this. Glory to God

  • MBAM PATRICK CHINONYELUM

    Yesooo ! It has happened, at least let the MSM like ABC news have a slap on their face. They derive enormous joy in labeling Trump the worst president in the history of America. Happily, I have won my bet from of a friend of mine who was insisting that the impeachment will survive and I was like it will never survive. I have won…. 💃💃

  • Jibulu Ngozi

    The media is becoming very biased,thank goodness Trump was acquitted and that the MsM were mocked by his success.

  • Ogbuagu Chinenye

    Due to their dislike of Donald trump they protrayed a negative image of him to lure others into disliking him, well I believe politics is a game of power but forging stories and cases about him is wrong and a bit too far

  • Isaac sopuruchi peace

    It seems the media is back to being a propaganda tool. I haven’t really gotten why the Americans don’t want trump. This your write up is very analytical. Well-done ma.

  • Maryann Ugwuanyi

    Thank you for sharing this. I have always wondered what trump did for all these to happen to him, but thank God he is out of the light now.

  • chukwuneke adaeze jennifer

    well ma’am, from what we know the man [trump] was never loved by anyone in his country so its not news that they decided to impeach him. after all, if you want to cook stew and you go to the market and buy tomatoes and when you come back you found out they gave you mangoes, will you put it inside the stew like that? NO you will throw it away. so I feel that’s what USA is doing to trump right now

  • Ugochukwu Chah

    Honestly, Ma, I did not know about all these facts you pointed out about the lengths the Democrats went to in order to frame Trump. And God knows I supported Biden, believing that Trump has indeed invited the insurrection and the many other bad things the media claimed he had done. Well now I know better and I even feel somewhat ashamed that I took the media at its words, without verifying.
    Thank you so much, Ma, for this enlightenment.

  • RICHARDS MERCY ORIGHOMISAN

    kai on this Trump’s case ehn! The MSM were biased really biased, what happened to Trump’s statement “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” in their report. Sincerely they need to go and study the ethics of journalism again. I am glad justice prevailed.

  • Nzubechi Victor

    Politics took its place, and Trump was removed from office. The issue with Trump, I believe, is that Americans don’t love his method of getting things done.

  • Paschal Odigonma Victoria

    This falls back on the power of the media. Now not just the broadcast or print media, this includes the New media (the internet). Imagine using both forces just to tarnish and bring down the reputation of one man- Trump. Thumbs up to his lawyer for addressing that in the interview.

  • Obiaga ifunanya Stephanie

    Clearly there wasn’t any case against ,just accusations and unnecessary pure hate. I’m glad he has been vindicated so everyone stops point accusing fingers at him, blaming him of what happened. MSM didn’t do well at all

  • Pamela Chigbu

    I must confess that I’m just finding out the real truth on what the Democrats did to Trump but nevertheless, it’s good that he has been acquitted.

  • Abasiofon Nkem

    Exactly my parents view. They are really excited seeing people that think the same way.! For me, Now America and Trump can rest. America will always keep their country great no matter what

  • Chidebe uchechukwu cyprian

    Donald trump has been a victim of hate and unhealthy accusation from the media since he declared his interest to become the president of America. I believe nothing good comes easy. He is fighting a just cause, that’s why the evil ones are against him. Sometimes I wonder what some media houses are gaining from defamating trump’s personality. Americans don’t know the menace trump was trying to save them from.. God never fails. He answered trump at the eleventh hour, when he was about being impeached from office after losing an election. They wanted to disgrace trump, but thank God their plans failed.. really I don’t know what the media houses are turning into. They seem to be doing the opposite of what is expected of them.. God save us.

  • NWACHUKWU VICTORIA TOCHUKWU

    Like someone had said before, “They really did play their cards well for framing Trump and his followers as terrorists. We don’t only get to see these things in Nigeria, politics is played everywhere in the world only that some are subtle”.
    We do need a truthful person in Nigeria, if I should relate this to Nigeria.

  • In all honesty, if foul words were bullets, I believe Trump would have died a horrible death from CNN. They actually are always on Trump’s tail monitoring his every move looking for anything worth criticizing. But on a serious note, they are not to be blamed. Donald Trump self no try abeg. He made unredeemable errors that would stick on the faces of Americans for decades to come. Insurrection, now that’s ballistic!!!!!

    • Irredeemable errors? Like what? Are you monitoring Biden’s presidency? Do so and then talk to me about errors that will hurt Americans for decades to come. And it’s been less than two months since he was inaugurated!

  • CHUKWU ROSE. CHIAMAKA

    I’m not a big fan of the American political system but I do know of the hatred most liberal, Democrats and some Republicans had toward Donald Trump from the beginning of his term in office till date.
    I pray for Trump and his family for God to guide and protect them.
    I pray for those who hate him for no just cause, to mend their ways.
    And finally, I pray for the main stream media and big tech, the hate and lies they spread will come to an end.
    AMEN

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