In the days after the January insurrection, few Conservative lawmakers or media members were willing to defend the rioters. As time has gone on, there has been a push by Republican Reps. and Fox News personalities to downplay the events of that day.
The presidency of Donald Trump featured a number of truly awful moments. But the worst or the worst was the January 6th insurrection inspired by Trump’s false election claims.
Rather than taking responsibility for what happened on that day, the anchors of Fox News are looking to blame anyone but Trump. Last night, Tucker Carlson claimed the insurrection was an FBI inspired false flag operation.
The events of January 6th were broadcast live on all cable news channels. Supporters of Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol and had no problem attacking any police officer that stood in their way.
By the end of Donald Trump’s term, all of the people considered to be the “adults in the room” had quit. John Kelly, Rex Tillerson and James Mattis were all long gone.
William Barr became Attorney General because of his loyalty to Donald Trump. He had practically auditioned for the role by writing an pro-Trump op-ed in the Washington Post.
At one point, Rudy Giuliani rode the success of his tenure as a US Attorney all the way to Gracie Mansion in New York. But things have drastically changed since he was one of America’s most revered mayors.
With Sidney Powell fired for being insane and Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis suffering from COVID, Donald Trump was running out of lawyers. In stepped Ken Paxton the Attorney General of Texas. Paxton is attempting to get the Supreme Court to overturn election results in four states won by Joe Biden.
For months now, the Trump administration has known that it was going to have a hard time winning the election. While it was closer than Democrats hoped, Joe Biden prevailed by a significant margin.
The Republicans had multiple contingency plans in place following Biden’s win. There have been lawsuits filed in a number of states. The president even tried to convince Michigan electors to change their votes for him.
Mark Meadows slammed the director of the FBI on Friday and suggested he didn’t know what was happening at his own bureau. He was defending unfounded claims of voter fraud.
Meadows, the White House chief of staff, told CBS This Morning that Director Christopher Wray’s sworn testimony on widespread voter fraud was wrong and that he needed to take another look.
Ted Lieu joined the criticism of William Barr, weighing in on the Attorney General’s remarks about the FBI. Barr is already facing backlash over comments about sedition.
The Democratic congressman responded to Barr’s characterization of FBI agents within the chain of command, suggesting that they gain their legitimacy from the Attorney General.
Donald Trump offered to make John Kelly director of the FBI the day after he fired Director James Comey but the President was clear he wanted Kelly to be loyal only to him.
The extraordinary account is revealed in the new book Donald Trump v. The United States by the New York Times Michael Schmidt. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reveals how Trump approached Kelly, who was then Secretary of Homeland Security.
President Donald Trump said Republican senators should “go back to school and learn amid criticism the inclusion of funding for a new FBI building in the next coronavirus relief package.
“They have been trying to build a new building for many, many years,” Trump said, adding that “People have wanted a new FBI building now for 15 or 20 years.”
The DOJ has launched an investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who dumped millions of dollars in stock just before the coronavirus crisis hit.
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page said Trump is still very much obsessed with her and former FBI head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok.
The State Department is saying nothing, and the FBI refuses to comment on a potential investigation of Trump stalking Marie The FBI hasn't commented or denied a potential investigation into Trump stalking Marie Yovanovitch.
Donald Trump as president of the United States is calling on the top law enforcement agency in the country, the FBI, to be prosecuted for fraud.
The US intelligence community is investigating Russia's effort to attack the 2020 election for Trump and undermine Joe Biden.
Former FBI attorney Lisa Page fired back at Trump after he falsely spread rumors about her during a campaign rally.
Attorney General William Barr claimed that the Obama administration and the FBI were spying on Trump and were more of a threat than Russia.
Looking disheveled and rambling, Trump appeared to know nothing about the contents of the IG report investigating the FBI.
In short, the danger in Trump’s language is that, for the surprisingly impressionable national audience, he degrades our democratic processes and safeguards against tyranny by recasting the fundamentals of democracy as instead the coarse and brutish misdeeds of a dictatorial power grab.