Tuesday was Day 2 of the absurd trial to take away President Trump from the 2024 poll in Colorado. As reported by The Gateway Pundit, the conflicted choose within the trial was appointed late final 12 months to the bench and took her seat in January 2023. She has beforehand donated to The Colorado Turnout Challenge, which is a corporation hellbent on eradicating “insurrectionists” from workplace primarily based on their place on the January sixth protest in Washington, DC.
Day 3 of the trial is underway and might be seen reside here:
Through the trial on Tuesday, the petitioner’s legal professional within the case referred to as Professor William Banks from Syracuse College to testify in regards to the authorities the President has over the Nationwide Guard relating to the US Capitol. A phase of that testimony excoriating President Trump for not deploying the Guard might be heard right here:
The petitioner’s legal professional asks Professor Banks:
Q: I wished to begin with one of many findings from the Jan 6 committee that I feel you referenced in your report. And that is from web page 577 of the Jan sixth report. We’ve obtained it highlighted right here, it says “President Trump might have referred to as prime officers on the DOJ, the DHS, the DOD, the FBI, the Capitol Police Division, or the DC Mayor’s Workplace to make sure that they quelled the violence.” Was that one of many findings of the Jan sixth report that you just reviewed?
A: “It was”.
Q: What’s your view of that discovering? (and why?)
A: I feel the discovering is appropriate. The President had plentiful authority to answer the Jan sixth assault together with of by reference to all of the departments included in that sentence that you just simply reviewed. Along with that, as many right here know, he’s additionally the Commander of the DC Nationwide Guard. They’d a really doubtlessly essential position.
Throughout cross-examination from the intervenor’s legal professional, Prof. Banks is requested about a request from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, during which the mayor requested federal authorities be withdrawn from cities in the course of the 2020 riots that destroyed over $2 billion value of personal companies and native neighborhoods and value dozens of Individuals their lives.
Mayor Bowser wrote:
We write to precise our deep concern and objection to the deployment of federal forces in our cities, as these forces are conducting legislation enforcement actions with out coordination or authorization of native legislation enforcement officers.
The unilateral deployment of those forces into American cities is unprecedented and violates elementary constitutional protections and tenets of federalism. As you might be nicely conscious, President Trump threatened to deploy federal forces in Seattle to “filter out” a protest space and in Chicago to “clear up” town. Seattle and Chicago authorities objected and threatened authorized motion to cease such actions. In Washington, DC exterior Lafayette Park, excessive motion was taken by federal legislation enforcement in opposition to protesters with out the Mayor of DC’s approval. Appearing Deputy Secretary of Homeland Safety Ken Cuccinelli stated in latest days that the administration intends “to proceed not simply in Portland however in any of the amenities that we’re liable for across the nation.” This abuse of energy can’t proceed.
Nearly all of the protests have been peaceable and aimed toward bettering our communities. The place this isn’t the case, it nonetheless doesn’t justify using federal forces. Unilaterally deploying these paramilitary-type forces into our cities is wholly inconsistent with our system of democracy and our most simple values.
We urge you to take quick motion to withdraw your forces and comply with no additional unilateral deployments in our cities.
The letter was signed by a variety of mayors throughout the US, together with Mayor Bowser of Washington DC. One other letter, additionally within the doc linked above, was addressed to Speaker Pelosi, Majority and Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Shumer, and Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, asserting the identical federal overreach and signed by Mayor Bowser, amongst others, as soon as once more.
Whereas Mockingbird shops are fast to “fact-check” whether or not or not President Trump licensed the deployment of the Nationwide Guard, Kash Patel, who was the Chief of Workers to then-acting Secretary of Protection Chris Miller, tells a distinct story. In his Kash’s Nook podcast, Patel writes:
Two days earlier than the Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021, then-President Donald Trump personally licensed using as much as 20,000 Nationwide Guardsmen to help native legislation enforcement if requested. However no request, as required by legislation, got here from the Capitol police or from Mayor Muriel Bowser, says Kash Patel, who was serving as chief of employees on the Division of Protection on the time.
On January fifth, 2021, Mayor Bowser despatched a letter addressed to then-Appearing Lawyer Basic Jeff Rosen, Secretary of the Military Ryan McCarthy, and Appearing Secretary of Protection Chris Miller assuring them that “the Metropolitan Police Division is ready for this week’s First Modification Actions” and that they’ve coordinated with federal businesses, “particularly the US Park Police, US Capitol Police, and US Secret Service.”
Bowser goes on to declare that “The District of Columbia Authorities has not requested personnel from some other federal legislation enforcement businesses.” She then requested that “any request for added help be coordinated utilizing the identical course of and procedures.”
And most significantly, she asserts, “To be clear, the District of Columbia will not be requesting different federal legislation enforcement personnel and discourages any extra deployment with out quick notification to, and session with, MPD if any such plans are underway.”
Additional, as documented within the “United States Capitol Police Timeline of Events for January 6th, 2021 Attack”, then-USCP Chief Steve Sund had, actually, requested the DC Nationwide Guard to the Home and Senate Sergeant at Arms a number of occasions after the “assault” was already underway. Sarcastically, and completely value noting, the “assault” on the US Capitol had begun earlier than President Trump completed along with his speech. Essentially the most ardent supporters of the President assembled in DC on that day in hope of some breaking information from President Trump relating to the 2020 Election. President Trump’s speech ended at 1:10pm, in response to the USCP Timeline, nonetheless, the primary “breach” to US Capitol restricted grounds occurred at 12:53pm, 17 minutes previous to his speech ending. Patrons of the speech would additionally should stroll over a mile from the Ellipse to the US Capitol.
The USCP report does acknowledge that “counter-protester teams” can be in attendance: They/Them Collective, DC Youth Liberation Entrance and Shutdown DC; Refuse Fascism DC. Additionally they acknowledge that Antifa will likely be current. All of those teams can be much less more likely to have concern with President Trump’s message on that day.
Based on the documented timeline, Chief Sund requested the Nationwide Guard from the Senate Sergeant at Arms (SSAA) first at 1:04pm. Then for a “declaration of emergency” to the Home Sergeant at Arms (HSAA) at 1:09pm (1 minute earlier than Trump’s speech ended). Once more, Chief Sund requests the emergency declaration for Nationwide Guard to the HSAA at 1:22pm. At 1:49pm, Chief Sund requests Nationwide Guard from Basic Walker. At 2:03pm, Chief Sund once more asks the HSAA for an emergency declaration for the Nationwide Guard. At 2:08pm, CPB points a “verbal emergency declaration and offers authority for Nationwide Guard deployment.” Then, nonetheless with out Nationwide Guard help, at 2:26pm Chief Sund, but once more, requests Nationwide Guard help.
At 2:30pm, a proper written request for Nationwide Guard is lastly drafted.
Regardless of Professor Banks’ testimony on this absurd listening to to take away the Republican front-runner for President from the poll with none convictions that will qualify such elimination, there may be clear proof that President Trump acted as he ought to: he licensed the Nationwide Guard if requested. Mayor Bowser made it completely clear by means of precedent and her personal phrases that she didn’t need additional federal help and the SSAA and HSAA have been sluggish to answer requests from Chief Sund for help from the Nationwide Guard.
However after all, “Blame Trump.”