The Committee plotted with JPMorgan and its lawyer, former Obama AG Loretta Lynch, to obtain a citizen's financial records with no possibility of judicial review.
All while the democrats keep lamenting "the end of democracy".
Ya jus can't make this shit up
I never want to hear another f*cking liberal democrat utter the words “civil liberties”.
Let’s call it what it is - America has become a police state with political prisoners. There are no consequences for government misconduct/overreach - say anything and do anything and get away with it.
Adam Schiff is a classic example of how untouchable our politicians have become - he pushed a Russia-gate narrative that never existed - now he’s at the front of the line again.
This is all being done to thwart another Trump presidency. The committee’s goal is to scare the hell out of anyone who wants to support Trump’s candidacy. By attacking and intimidating private citizens who were either there on 1/6 or even contemplated or posted about the need to support it, they are saying, “See? This is what we’ll do to you if you stand up for Trump.”
I know someone who was not in DC on 1/6, but posted about it in a favorable way on Facebook. The FBI paid him a visit and questioned him about his beliefs. It’s crazy that this could happen in America.
Having watched the extensive videos of Ray Epps giving speeches and inciting people to enter the Capitol for 2 days (1/5 and 1/6), as well as directing his 4 other accomplices to remove all the temporary fencing, I'm convinced that it could be reasonable argued that there would have been no trespassing/rioting without his involvement. The 1/6 Committee issued a terse "we've talked to Epps and he's committed no crimes". Clearly, if anybody committed seditious conspiracy it was him.
So, based on the blow-off from the Committee, I'm assuming at this point that Epps was working on behalf of the feds. Let's call it what it really was, a "fedsurrection".
I cannot believe that this is going on in America. Tragic.
The ACLU of old would have been all over this, on the side of the Trumpists. The ACLU of today will gather the firewood for the witch burnings.
I know a couple of friends that came very close to going to DC to protest what they thought was a very suspicious election. Mostly, they were just working class and huge Trump supporters who previously didn't really follow politics. They loved what he did for the country, and felt their lives were much improved during his term. They both felt he really cared about the common man. They lived quite far from DC and very luckily were not able to get hotel reservations to stay over so the plans fell apart. I could see them getting swept up in the crowd of folks that streamed into the capital where it appeared the capitol police were holding the doors open for them. They were both the type that would have excitedly posted selfies on Facebook. They might be in jail right now! When I read a story like this my heart breaks because many of these people just committed a crime of being Trump supporters, and had no bad intentions and didn't do anything violent. It also infuriates me and makes me ask why no one in authority has the courage it seems to question the treatment of these folks and the unbelievable abuses of power such as what is described in this article. It almost makes me want to give up on being informed and stop paying attention because it is all too painful to watch what is happening to our once just system.
The only way to stop similar investigations is for Republicans to conduct some investigations using the newly expanded powers against Democrats. As soon as Democrats start to suffer, there will be all sorts of court rulings limiting the power of Congressional subpoenas. To start out, investigate the complicity of local and state governments in Antifa/BLM riots. Bank records that expose how the riots were funded, and who paid for bail, will be quite interesting. Orders for police to stand down and allow businesses to be destroyed should be quite embarrassing for Democrats. Let's see how far we can get before the courts rediscover the limits of Congressional investigations and subpoenas.
This is a fascinating mirror image to the current practice of leaving the legislating in large part to the executive. Both branches seem to believe that, because their own designated duties come attached with restrictions and enumerated powers, they’re free from limits when moonlighting in each other’s role.
I thought the committee was supposed to find out why an insurrection occurred, not carry one out. The more you know.
This is far worse than I had feared. I knew that the 1/6 committee was engaging in questionable legal practices, but to the extent they are amassing power is alarming on multiple levels.
This may sound conspiratorial--and I half think it is a conspiracy theory--but this unchecked power and abuse of it, along with Ray Epps and the unidentified pipe bomber and the second impeachment of Trump over 'creating a riot' against the backdrop of pardoning Assange and Snowden seems like one giant racket. I say this as someone whom previously thought Snowden should be tried for treason (though not Assange as he simply distributed information).
Something needs to be done, but what? The legacy press will do all they can to support the committee while the tech titans will censor stories critical of it. That leaves you, Mr Greenwald with just Substack and Fox News as outlets and the rest of us here have no real voice to try to inform the world. What to do? I cannot answer that and I doubt you can either, but something needs to be attempted, especially with the DNC and legacy press already planting seeds of doubt of the validity of the mid-term elections in which they are expected to loose power.
Ai Weiwei was right, and if the Rasmussen poll is correct, not only is the DNC on the route to authoritarianism , but a significant number of democrat voters:
This is clearly a fishing expedition; they have no evidence of a conspiracy, so they are just using their power to bully private citizens, to justify their own existence and maintain the illusion that they are investigating a real threat.
The people on this committee should themselves be prosecuted for gross abuse of power, and at a minimum, barred from public office.
The fact that Democrats are so blasé about this ridiculous overreach is itself quite frightening. We have a major political party that does not honor or respect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and will do anything to hold onto power including Soviet style tactics that a generation ago would have been shocking to many Americans.
In the realm of government power, there's nothing you can do to other people without doing it to yourself. Of course, if Democrats -- or Democrats plus Liz Cheney, I guess -- establish that they can form a select committee with unlimited power to obtain the private financial records and communications of anyone, for any reason, without limit, then Jim Jordan will probably have the same power next year. It's comparable to the wisdom of demanding that the Senate eliminate the filibuster. Trying to repress X, the January 6 committee is empowering tomorrow's X. It's suicide wearing the mask of murder.
It’s too bad we have to wait 9 months until the midterms to finally throw these contemptible people out of power. God knows how much more damage they will inflict, not only on the country, but on individual citizens, in the mean time. I have never seen such a pack of corrupt, lying, power hungry troglodytes in my life, and they can’t be gone soon enough.
I’m looking forward to Liz’s commission on the war crimes perpetrated by her father..