Jump to content
Washington Football Team Logo
Extremeskins

The Trump Riot Aftermath


Cooked Crack
 Share

Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, mistertim said:

 

Yup. Same thing with Congress and the subpoenas most likely. The Dems will make whiny noises, threaten contempt, then eventually say the contempt charges would take too long to get through the court system and do nothing.

Yep.  They will just fight it in the courts. The strategy is to tie this in the courts and run out the clock, to Jan. 23. The gop is likely to win the house and then will end the Jan. 6 investigation.  I have no faith in the courts making those guys testify. I also agree, the Dems don't have guts to fight it in the courts.

Edited by Rdskns2000
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Trump to invoke executive privilege in Jan. 6 House probe

 

Donald Trump intends to assert executive privilege in a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, a move that could prevent the testimony of onetime aides, according to a letter on behalf of the former president.

 

The letter went to at least some witnesses who were subpoenaed by the House committee and it makes clear that Trump plans to invoke privileges meant to protect presidential communications from being shared with Congress. The substance of the letter from a lawyer for Trump was described Thursday by a person familiar with it who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the letter was not yet public.

 

Spokespeople for Trump did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Trump said in a statement last month that he would “fight the Subpoenas on Executive Privilege and other grounds, for the good of our Country.”

 

The move sets the stage for a likely clash with House Democrats who are investigating the roles of Trump and his allies in the run-up to the riot, when a large mob of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol as Congress was certifying the results of the presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden. The committee is rapidly issuing subpoenas to individuals who are either connected to Trump or who helped plan the massive rally on the morning of Jan. 6 at which he told his supporters to “fight like hell.”

 

The committee, which was formed over the summer, last month issued subpoenas to Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff; Dan Scavino, the former deputy chief of staff for communications; Kashyap Patel, a former Defense Department official; and Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser. It was not immediately clear how those witnesses would respond to Trump’s action or what consequences they might face if they refuse to cooperate.

 

Patel said in a statement that he will “continue to tell the American people the truth about January 6.” It did not say whether he would comply.

 

Click on the link for the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:


You could have just stopped right there.

 

9 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:


You could have just stopped right there.

Also, On CNN that Biden wants to tread carefully because he doesn’t want some future gop Congress go after him; post presidency.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So when they falsely claim executive privilege and don't show up...........then what?  Isn't this attempt at Exec-Priv complete nonsense anyway?  They had to know this was going to be the plan as soon as they subpoenaed anyone close enough to Trump's inner circle. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Biden White House waives executive privilege for initial set of Trump-era documents sought by Jan. 6 panel

 

President Joe Biden will not invoke executive privilege to shield an initial set of records from Donald Trump’s White House that's being sought by congressional investigators probing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

 

“After my consultations with the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, President Biden has determined than an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the Documents,” wrote White House counsel Dana Remus in a letter to Archivist of the United States David Ferriero in a letter obtained by POLITICO.

 

Remus described the House Jan. 6 investigation as “unique and extraordinary,” justifying the decision to reject Trump’s request. However, Remus suggested that the effects of the decision might be limited, with future requests subjected to executive privilege protections — an outcome the White House cited last month when it said that material sought by Jan. 6 investigators would be vetted on a "case-by-case basis."

 

The determination on the documents only applied to a set of records provided to the White House on Sept. 8, and Remus wrote: “We continue to review materials you provided to the White House after that date and will respond at an appropriate time.”

 

Biden’s decision triggers a window of at least 30 days for Trump to challenge the determination in court before the National Archives releases them to the Jan. 6 panel, experts have told POLITICO. It mirrors a similar decision made by Biden and his DOJ earlier this year to waive privilege and and allow former Trump DOJ officials to testify before congressional committees about the former president’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

 

Click on the link for the full article

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bannon to defy subpoena from January 6 committee, citing Trump's 'direction'

 

Steve Bannon will not cooperate with the House select committee investigating January 6, his lawyer said in an email obtained by CNN that cites former President Donald Trump's claim of executive privilege.

 

Bannon's attorney told the committee that "the executive privileges belong to President Trump" and "we must accept his direction and honor his invocation of executive privilege."


The letter from Bannon's legal team goes on to say it may be up to the courts to decide whether he is ultimately forced to cooperate -- essentially daring the House to sue or hold him in criminal contempt.

 

Click on the link for the full article

 

I certainly hope they have the balls to pursue this and make these people appear or throw them in jail.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Dems don’t have the balls to go the courts.  Even if some of the Congress critters actually got killed; they probably won’t do it.

 

The clock us ticking because before you know it, it will be Jan. 23 and the gop back in control and no more investigation.

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

'I'm radioactive' | Maryland man sentenced to 3 months in jail says Capitol riot has ruined his life

 

A federal judge sentenced a Maryland man to three months behind bars Friday for his role in the Capitol riot – saying he hoped it sent a message to other participants that they wouldn’t be avoiding responsibility.

 

Robert Reeder, of Harford County, Maryland, appeared before U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan on Friday morning for his second attempt at sentencing on one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Reeder’s previous sentencing hearing in August was upended when the online group Sedition Hunters surfaced new video showing him grabbing and pulling a police officer onto the ground on January 6.

 

At the time, the Justice Department was asking for Reeder to spend two months behind bars – arguing he was “proud” of his participation in the riot. After the new videos were found, though, prosecutors increased that request to six months. 

 

Before handing down his sentence Friday, Hogan told Reeder he “can’t condone” what he saw in the video and also that he was troubled by Reeder trying to portray himself as an “accidental tourist.”

 

“I find your statements to the FBI to be self-serving and disingenuous, frankly,” Hogan said.

 

Reeder himself told the judge he has been unemployed for 10 months, and that his relationships with his son and family have been severely damaged.

 

“I’m radioactive,” he said. “No one wants to hire me. They just have to Google my name.”

 

Click on the link for the full article

  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/6/2021 at 10:24 AM, China said:

House committee investigating January 6 can't find Trump aide to serve subpoena

 

More than a week after subpoenaing former Donald Trump aide Dan Scavino to cooperate with its investigation into the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the House select committee investigating the attack has been unable to physically serve the subpoena to him, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort.

 

The news comes just days before the committee's deadline for Scavino and three other close allies of the former President to comply with subpoenas requesting documents by October 7 and a deposition by October 15.


Scavino, Trump's former White House deputy chief of staff, did not respond to CNN's request for comment. One source familiar with the situation joked that the committee should just tweet the subpoena to the former Trump aide since he's been actively trolling the panel there in recent days.


The other Trump aides who have been subpoenaed include former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former adviser Steve Bannon and Kash Patel, a former chief of staff to then-acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.


Patel has acknowledged he's received the committee's subpoena. It appears that the committee has been successful in their attempts to serve subpoenas to the other two Trump allies.

 

Click on the link for the full article

 

Ex-Trump aide Dan Scavino finally served Jan. 6 subpoena: report

 

Former Trump aide Dan Scavino has been served his subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol after an extended struggle to find him, CNN reported on Saturday.

 

The subpoena was brought to former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, the news network reported. Scavino, a former deputy White House chief of staff for communications who was in New York at the time, asked a staff member to accept it on his behalf.

 

CNN previously reported that the committee had been unable to find Scavino to serve him.

 

He was reported to have been with Trump during a Jan. 5 meeting on convincing members of Congress not to certify President Biden’s electoral win. He also promoted the Trump rally that preceded the riot on Twitter and tweeted out messages from the White House on Jan. 6.

 

The Hill has reached out to the House panel for comment.

 

Click on the link for the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/6/2021 at 9:22 AM, EmirOfShmo said:

Reading the rest of this article, apparently he has been cooperating with the Feds for a while. He was arrested and charged the day before this story and plead guilty the next day. The plea deal & his knowledge about the insurrectionists planning took place during the weeks before the guilty plea was announced. Good work by the Feds.

 

And in other insurrectionist news:

 

New York mother, son arrested in theft of Pelosi's laptop

 

NCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A New York mother and son have been charged with theft in aiding the disappearance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Jan. 6 insurrection after the FBI initially raided a home 4,500 miles away in Alaska, looking for the computer.

The FBI on Friday arrested Maryann Mooney-Rondon, 55, and her son, Rafael Rondon, 23, of Watertown, New York, in connection with the stolen laptop, according to court documents. Both also face other charges related to the riot at the Capitol.

Rafael Rondon also faces possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun charge

Both appeared in federal court Friday in Syracuse, New York, and released pending further proceedings, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.

A message left at a listing for Mooney-Condon in Watertown was not immediately returned Monday. Attempts to locate Rafael Rondon were not immediately successful.

The Capitol riot was well documented by those who took part. Law enforcement used photos from the social media accounts of those who took part to search for the suspects.

A tip to the FBI led them to the mother and son, according to a statement of facts documented by an unnamed FBI special agent.

 

https://news.yahoo.com/york-mother-son-arrested-theft-210122407.html

 

Harrisburg woman formally charged with stealing Pelosi’s laptop in US capitol riot

 

A formal indictment has been revealed against a Harrisburg woman suspected of stealing the laptop of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the riot at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.

CNN reports that an indictment was unsealed against Riley Williams, a 22 year old Harrisburg resident, accusing her of stealing a laptop from Pelosi’s office and later disposing of it. She is also charged with resisting police.

 

The formal charges come after several months of house arrest, as Williams and her lawyers had been in plea negotiations with prosecutors. CNN reports that those talks have broken down, and that prosecutors are now preparing to go to trial. As of Oct. 7, Williams has not entered a plea.

 

The FBI investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection revealed video and photos of a woman that appears to be Williams encouraging people to go inside the Capitol during the riot and directing members of the mob once inside. Posts and video on social media apps, apparently made by Williams, also claimed that she stole Pelosi’s laptop.

 

Click on the link for the full article

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A Terrified Kevin McCarthy Claims That Congress Has No Right To His Phone Records

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) falsely claimed that Congress had no legal right to his phone records on 1/6.

 

Video:

 

 

When McCarthy was asked about the 1/6 Committee getting his phone records, he said, “I have not heard anything but this is a select committee that is for the first time in history isn’t bipartisan and Nancy Pelosi, picks who can be on this committee and what they’re trying to do, they’re leaving out two main points, why were we so ill-prepared on January 6th and how do we make sure we will never be in this position again? It is purely politics. Congress does not have the right to go after mine or your phone number records. “

 

McCarthy was not telling the truth on multiple counts. There are Republicans on the 1/6 Committee, so it is bipartisan, and Congress has strong constitutional grounds thanks to the Supreme Court ruling that congressional subpoenas for Trump’s financial records were valid. The Supreme Court ruled in the Trump case that Congress has a right to obtain information for their investigations.

 

Click on the link for the full article

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Capitol rioter admits to two new felonies while representing himself in bond hearing

 

Before his bond hearing began Tuesday, a federal judge warned Brandon Fellows he could be opening himself up to perjury – or even obstruction of justice – charges if he testified on his own behalf, and that he would likely be going back to jail, regardless. Two hours later, the judge’s warning turned out to be prescient.

 

“Most people do not do this,” U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden told Fellows. “Obviously your attorney has discouraged this. I do not think this is a good idea… but I’m going to allow you to take the stand, if you wish.”

 

Fellows is an Albany, New York, resident under indictment on a felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In charging documents, prosecutors say Fellows entered the Capitol through a broken window and wound up smoking marijuana in Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-OR) office.

 

Fellows was initially granted pretrial release, but was ordered back into custody in June after repeated violations, including missing a court-ordered mental health evaluation and allegedly calling a probation officer’s mother. The Justice Department also said when a clerk of the court attempted to contact Fellows about another violation – allegations that he was harassing a former girlfriend – it was discovered he had apparently put the number for the judge’s wife’s office instead of his own.

 

Last month, Fellows asked McFadden to allow him to represent himself pro se in his case – saying he had spent the previous two weeks in the D.C. Jail’s law library and determined that was what he wanted. Despite warning him, repeatedly, of the possible consequences of going it alone with no formal law training, McFadden ultimately granted Fellows’ request.

 

On Tuesday, Fellows appeared before the judge for his first full hearing as his own counsel to argue his bond status should be reconsidered. When McFadden denied his request to call his former public defender, Cara Halverson, as a witness, Fellows instead described a conversation he said he recorded with her about a “loophole” he’d found that could get McFadden removed from the case.

 

Fellows said he asked Halverson if he should contact McFadden’s family as a means of disqualifying him from presiding over his case. He also said he had told Halverson – to her horror – about a previous occasion in which he’d intentionally put the phone number of another judge’s wife as his emergency contact in order to get a new judge. In that case, the judge was replaced with another.

 

Fellows said Halverson told him that was illegal, and if that he tried to do that with McFadden he would wind up in jail on even more serious charges.

 

“When I’m worried, I don’t make the most understandable decisions,” Fellows told McFadden later in explanation.

 

Over the course of the nearly 2-hour hearing, Fellows rambled across a difficult-to-follow litany of complaints about his incarceration, stopping to touch on subjects as widely varied as the Taliban, Guantanamo Bay, a woman who’d left her child in a dumpster and a “constitutional lawyer” who had allegedly advised him to wrap his cell phone in tin foil to avoid capture.

 

In her much shorter cross-examination, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst got Fellows to admit – under oath – that he had climbed into the Capitol through a broken window without police permission, that he had used the previous judge’s wife’s contact information to try to get him removed from the case and that he had missed court-ordered mental health and drug testing appointments.

 

McFadden, having listened to him talk for nearly two hours, then brought Fellows back down to Earth.

 

“You are charged with a federal felony,” McFadden said. “This is not a community college where you get pats on the back.”

 

Click on the link for the full article

  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, China said:

Capitol rioter admits to two new felonies while representing himself in bond hearing

 

Before his bond hearing began Tuesday, a federal judge warned Brandon Fellows he could be opening himself up to perjury – or even obstruction of justice – charges if he testified on his own behalf, and that he would likely be going back to jail, regardless. Two hours later, the judge’s warning turned out to be prescient.

 

“Most people do not do this,” U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden told Fellows. “Obviously your attorney has discouraged this. I do not think this is a good idea… but I’m going to allow you to take the stand, if you wish.”

 

Fellows is an Albany, New York, resident under indictment on a felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In charging documents, prosecutors say Fellows entered the Capitol through a broken window and wound up smoking marijuana in Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-OR) office.

 

Fellows was initially granted pretrial release, but was ordered back into custody in June after repeated violations, including missing a court-ordered mental health evaluation and allegedly calling a probation officer’s mother. The Justice Department also said when a clerk of the court attempted to contact Fellows about another violation – allegations that he was harassing a former girlfriend – it was discovered he had apparently put the number for the judge’s wife’s office instead of his own.

 

Last month, Fellows asked McFadden to allow him to represent himself pro se in his case – saying he had spent the previous two weeks in the D.C. Jail’s law library and determined that was what he wanted. Despite warning him, repeatedly, of the possible consequences of going it alone with no formal law training, McFadden ultimately granted Fellows’ request.

 

On Tuesday, Fellows appeared before the judge for his first full hearing as his own counsel to argue his bond status should be reconsidered. When McFadden denied his request to call his former public defender, Cara Halverson, as a witness, Fellows instead described a conversation he said he recorded with her about a “loophole” he’d found that could get McFadden removed from the case.

 

Fellows said he asked Halverson if he should contact McFadden’s family as a means of disqualifying him from presiding over his case. He also said he had told Halverson – to her horror – about a previous occasion in which he’d intentionally put the phone number of another judge’s wife as his emergency contact in order to get a new judge. In that case, the judge was replaced with another.

 

Fellows said Halverson told him that was illegal, and if that he tried to do that with McFadden he would wind up in jail on even more serious charges.

 

“When I’m worried, I don’t make the most understandable decisions,” Fellows told McFadden later in explanation.

 

Over the course of the nearly 2-hour hearing, Fellows rambled across a difficult-to-follow litany of complaints about his incarceration, stopping to touch on subjects as widely varied as the Taliban, Guantanamo Bay, a woman who’d left her child in a dumpster and a “constitutional lawyer” who had allegedly advised him to wrap his cell phone in tin foil to avoid capture.

 

In her much shorter cross-examination, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst got Fellows to admit – under oath – that he had climbed into the Capitol through a broken window without police permission, that he had used the previous judge’s wife’s contact information to try to get him removed from the case and that he had missed court-ordered mental health and drug testing appointments.

 

McFadden, having listened to him talk for nearly two hours, then brought Fellows back down to Earth.

 

“You are charged with a federal felony,” McFadden said. “This is not a community college where you get pats on the back.”

 

Click on the link for the full article

 

Fool for client syndrome. Too funny!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/9/2021 at 9:48 AM, youngestson said:

In this case I suspect he's correct. 

 

13 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

Doesn't appear that he is.

 

US Marshals May Be Called to Round Up Former Trump Aides Who Disobey Jan. 6 Subpoenas: House Investigator

 

A member of the U.S. House select committee explained how Donald Trump’s allies might be rounded up and arrested if they continued to defy congressional subpoenas in the Jan. 6 investigation.

 

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where she called for fines or jail time for former Trump advisers who flout orders for their testimony and documents related to the insurrection, and she revealed what questions the committee had for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and others served with the subpoenas.

 

“I want to know how much planning was involved, who was involved in the planning, who funded it, how they — what their intent was when they came into that day, and then what they knew as that day unfolded and the safety and security of people like the vice president and members of Congress were at risk, [and] what they did, either to respond or not respond on that occasion,” Murphy said.

 

If those individuals don’t show up for their scheduled testimony, Murphy said they could be taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service.

 

“We have engaged with a wide variety of law enforcement offices, including the U.S. Marshals, in order to issue the subpoenas,” Murphy said. “We will use everything, as you said, with all due respect, we will use all of the agencies and all of the tools at our disposal to issue the subpoenas and enforce them.”

 

Click on the link for the full article

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, skinsmarydu said:

"When I’m worried, I don’t make the most understandable decisions,” Fellows told McFadden later in explanation.

 

 

Duh?  :rofl89:

 

 

When I saw the name "Brandon Fellows" I only thought of this lol:

 

 

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...