Reports have dropped that former President Donald Trump may face a THIRD indictment, this time related to January 6th. Will he be arrested again? And what does this mean for the future of the nation? Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton joins Glenn to explain why he believes this is “a coordinated Democratic Party operation to destroy the Republican Party” and that it’s up to Congress to STOP “funding this jailing of Trump.”
It looks like a THIRD Trump indictment is imminent. The Secret Service can’t even find who brought COCAINE into the White House. But yeah, our criminal justice system is completely unbiased. – Glenn Beck
The left calls Jan 6 a threat to “our democracy.” But the ultimate threat is when politically unaccountable actors literally *remove* democratically elected officials from office. That’s why the pending Jan 6 indictment of Trump is arguably the most dangerous of all to our Constitutional Republic. I believe the federal administrative police state is preparing to invoke the “insurrection” clause from Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to disqualify Trump from running, in a way that past indictments technically would not. This isn’t theoretical: in New Mexico, County Commissioner Cuoy Griffin was removed from office after his election for merely being physically *present* on the Capitol grounds on Jan 6, even though he was peaceful and did not even enter the building.
That sets a dangerous precedent for states like New Mexico to try and keep Trump off the ballot, and a prosecution by Jack Smith would only strengthen their argument for doing so. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its chief political rivals. We need to know what Biden told Garland & what Garland told Jack Smith. We should know whose invisible hand is guiding these indictments, which is why I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demand to uncover *exactly* what the White House communicated to Garland & Smith to target Biden’s disfavored opponent in this election. We will get to the bottom of it, including by suing in federal court if necessary. I will address this and how we will shut down the corrupt administrative state on Thursday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. – Vivek – 4 min 33 sec clip (see below)
The left calls Jan 6 a threat to “our democracy.” But the ultimate threat is when politically unaccountable actors literally *remove* democratically elected officials from office. That's why the pending Jan 6 indictment of Trump is arguably the most dangerous of all to our… pic.twitter.com/GbLmJhgNEG
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) July 18, 2023
In light of the imminent indictment, anyone who STILL TRUSTS or PROMOTES “MTG” after hearing this is either a GRIFTER or is doing the entire MAGA movement a disservice out of ignorance. Here she is saying why the tapes can’t be released. MTG Clip
"We look like such a Banana Republic"@RitaCosby SLAMS the potential indictment of Trump over January 6th.
Watch ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/GYqNCWGwE5
— Red Apple Media 🇺🇸 (@RedAppleMediaUS) July 19, 2023
Big question: What criminal charges might Jack Smith bring against Trump related to January 6? As I’ve explained in interviews and columns for over a year, DOJs looming indictment against Trump for January 6 poses tremendous legal jeopardy to the former president. Why? Because DOJs 2 1/2 year-record of success in prosecuting more than 1,000 individuals for even minimal participation in Jan 6 has established new legal precedents that apply to anyone involved in the Capitol protest. This will include Trump and his co-defendants. January 6 Jurisprudence It’s important to emphasize how DOJ–DC US Attorney’s office in particular–and both the DC district and appellate court have established an entirely separate set of laws for J6ers. Some defense lawyers call this “January 6 Jurisprudence,” a dig at the prosecutors and judges who’ve created this inescapable circle of hell for Americans who protested Joe Biden’s election that afternoon. Quick example: Chief Judge Beryl Howell, public enemy #1 when it comes to the Bill of Rights, in early 2021 authored unique “factors” for judges to consider when deciding whether a Jan 6 defendant should be denied bail and remain in custody until trial.
This is unprecedented–imagine a federal judge creating no-bail rules that applied only to BLM or Antifa or pro-abortion protesters. But Howell’s court order allowed judges to treat an individual defendant as part of a “mob” to be punished accordingly. This egregious sort of precedent is permitted because DOJ and judges routinely refer to the events of January 6 as “unprecedented.” Further, they collectively are OFFENDED that Americans traveled to THEIR FIEFDOM to support a president they loathe. Howell condescendingly marveled in one hearing how the defendant “traveled all the way here from Texas,” as if he had no right to visit his nation’s capital city to express his political views. Building Case Law to Wield Against Trump Not only have judges essentially rewritten federal bail statutes to justify the indefinite incarceration of Trump supporters, those same judges–at the behest of Biden’s DOJ–have sanctioned the bastardization of other laws to criminalize political dissent. And this spells big trouble for Trump. Continued below the video
TRUMP: Biden weaponizing the DOJ with indictments doesn’t “frighten us because we are going to Make America Great Again — that's all there is.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 19, 2023
The likeliest charge Smith will seek against Trump is obstruction of an official proceeding. More than 300 J6ers have been charged with this post-Enron law originally intended to address tampering with evidence/witnesses in an investigation. (1512(c)(2) is one of the criminal referrals made to DOJ by Jan 6 select committee) DOJ has successfully redefined the law to punish trespassers–think Jacob Chansley, i.e., the QAnon shaman–and send them to jail. Prosecutors claim anyone who contributed to interrupting Congress that day committed obstruction, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. (A mixed opinion by DC appellate court offered no clarity on the legitimacy of the offense against J6ers; one defendant is seeking cert at SCOTUS with more petitions to follow.) Some J6ers have been convicted of obstruction even though they didn’t go inside the building.
A DC jury convicted Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio of obstruction of an official proceeding AND HE WASN’T EVEN IN DC ON JANUARY 6. Which leads to another likely charge facing Trump: seditious conspiracy. This Civil War-era statute is rarely used against Americans; in fact, before Jan 6, no American had ever been convicted of it. By exploiting the law’s vague language–“to oppose by force…to prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the United States”–prosecutors have won easy guilty verdicts before DC juries. (Force, by the way, does not require the use of a weapon. It could be something as minimal as pushing over a bike rack or posting inflammatory texts in group chats. One prosecutor claimed agreeing to a conspiracy could be something as fuzzy as nodding one’s head. Continued Below the video
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) July 18, 2023
This is your DOJ, folks.) Straining the Connection Between J6 “Militias” and Trump The ten defendants so far convicted of seditious conspiracy are tied to either the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers–and that’s the legal pathway to Trump. Prosecutors made Trump a key figure in the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial by claiming they were “Trump’s army.” DOJ played the 2020 debate clip where Trump said “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by” on several occasions during the 4-month trial. The Jan 6 committee attempted to tie the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to Trump and his associates including Roger Stone; committee members also advised DOJ to pursue seditious conspiracy charges against Trump. Both the obstruction and seditious conspiracy counts could result in long prison time for Trump if he’s convicted by a DC jury. Continued below the video
.@KariLake: "This (indictment) is almost a badge of courage in what's happening in this country. Everyone recognizes it for what it is. We see what's going on. It's about time we get in there & turn this nightmare around.
That's why we have to get out. We have to get active." pic.twitter.com/KNjtYAPmKQ
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) July 19, 2023
(Keep in mind, DOJ has a near-perfect conviction rate before jurors in a city that voted 92% for Biden.) Indictments could also result in pretrial detention since DC judges have denied release to J6ers based on one or both counts. DOJ asked for 25 years in prison for Stewart Rhodes, for his conviction on seditious conspiracy. (He was sentenced to 18 years, which DOJ is now appealing). Kelly Meggs, an Oath Keeper who committed no violence, spent almost 2 years in jail before his trial began. He was convicted of seditious conspiracy and sentenced to 14 years in jail. (DOJ also appealing his sentence.) I’ll have more later on possible co-conspirators but suffice to say it could be a very long and distinguished list. Keeping Trump Out of Office But the real bombshell charge would be 18 U.S. Code § 2383, inciting a rebellion or insurrection. Anyone convicted, per the statute, “shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
That is, of course, the Biden regime’s ultimate goal in regard to Trump. Even if Smith doesn’t bring the 2383 charge, a multi-felony indictment–other offenses may include fraud, perjury, tampering with witnesses–will hang over Trump’s head throughout 2024. How Trump’s mounting legal problems will influence the electorate as a whole remains to be seen. And if Smith successfully seeks pretrial detention or even strict release conditions–home confinement, a nightly curfew, wearing a monitoring device–who knows how voters will react? It could be political death by a thousand cuts–something Joe Biden, who remains just a few points ahead of Trump in many general election polls, is undoubtedly hoping for. – Julie Kelly You can read her EXCELLENT work at American Greatness – click here
— The REAL Politically Savvy (@patriot_savvy) July 19, 2023
— Brandie with a 🐝 (@BrandieWithABee) July 19, 2023
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) July 15, 2023
Some humor on it all from Babylon Bee and more…
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) July 19, 2023
— MAGADevilDog (@MAGADevilDog) July 19, 2023
Comments – Threads – Links
- Indictment number 3 of @realDonaldTrump ahead of 2024 elections and the law of unintended consequences: In ancient Rome, a group of men loyal to the Republic feared that Julius Caesar was going to make his dictatorship permanent and establish a monarchy. In 44 BC. they decided to assassinate him, thereby restoring the Republic. In the ensuing chaos, and power vacuum, Caesar’s great nephew Octavius quickly rose to the top, assumed power, and permanently ended the Republic by establishing a de facto monarchy. After Caesar’s death, it came out that he had never intended to create a monarchical system. The conspirators brought about precisely what they had tried to stop. In 19th century India under British colonial rule, authorities decided there were too many venomous cobras in the streets of Delhi, making life uncomfortable for the British residents and their families. To solve this, they offered a reward for every dead cobra residents would bring in. Soon, enterprising locals began to breed cobras in order to make a living from the bounty. The government caught on to this and canceled the program. The breeders, resentful of the rulers and angered by their actions, decided to release their cobras back on the streets, thereby tripling the population from before the government program. Other notorious examples would include the 18th amendment establishing prohibition in the United States in 1920, which was designed to stop the spread of alcoholism but only ended up increasing alcohol consumption by a substantial amount, and the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941, designed to decimate the US. Naval force in one blow and bring America to its knees. Instead, it shook the American public out of its deep isolationism, ensuring the total mobilization of the country’s superior manpower and resources to not only defeat the Japanese, but also to obliterate its military for good. The very success of the attack guaranteed the opposite of the intended result, Robert Greene writes in spectacular book, “the Laws of Human Nature.” – Simon Ateba
- The Biden crime family organized another indictment against Trump. Desperate measures that wont work. – Kim Dotcom
- Trump to Be Indicted Yet AGAIN as Part of January 6 Hoax Democrats want a civil war. If this runaway rogue government continues its take down the country, its inevitable. An indictment against Trump is an indictment against every freedom loving American – Geller Report