"What did the president know, and when did he know it?"

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it happened twice on Tuesday, and one person was involved both times: Liz Cheney. The House Jan. 6 committee has been moving in the same direction the Watergate investigation moved for a while now, but the thing with Mark Meadows' text messages is what turned the corner. Cheney took center stage the way Sen. Howard Baker gained the spotlight during the Senate Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973 when he asked his famous question: "What did the president know, and when did he know it?"


Baker's question was prompted by the testimony of former White House counsel John Dean, who had just blown the roof off the Senate hearing room when he testified that he discussed the cover-up of the Watergate burglary with Richard Nixon at least 35 times. Cheney's question was apparently prompted by the revelation of a series of texts between former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and several members of Congress on Jan. 6 as the assault on the Capitol was underway. "We know hours passed with no action by the president to defend the Congress of the United States from an assault while we were trying to count electoral votes," Ms. Cheney stated grimly. "Mr. Meadows's testimony will bear on a key question in front of this committee: Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress's official proceeding to count electoral votes?"
 

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And absolutely none of that applies to January 6th.

Since the FBI is not investigating any of the politicians involved, there can be no obstruction of justice, which is what Watergate was all about. At this stage, nobody has so much as plead the 5th yet, let alone lied. No law enforcement entity has even been involved yet. Also, everything so far that the panel has asked for with one exception (some documents from Steve Bannon) has been turned over.

The only thing we have right now are two contempt of congress charges that will probably result in nothing.

We're not even within ear shot of anything remotely resembling obstruction.
 

Hugo Stiglitz

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You're missing his point man. Read this part again.
Cheney took center stage the way Sen. Howard Baker gained the spotlight during the Senate Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973 when he asked his famous question: "What did the president know, and when did he know it?"
He's not saying that they're at the Watergate level of shit yet but that they've set the stage for it. Now that they've actually asked that question Trump's either going to have to answer it, lie about it or try to cover up his involvement in it. And you know Trump. There's no fucking way he's not going to lie about it. And then you have him in the same fucking pickle that Nixon wound up in with obstruction.

But all that said it's not going to matter. I mean Robert Mueller left 6 clear and well prepared cases against Trump of obstruction of justice but that useless tit Garland decided not to use any of it. Or Biden told him not to. What the fuck ever.
 

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More republicans appear to be jumping aboard the bandwagon


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled that he's closely watching the House select committee investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection, and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough explained why that's bad news for Donald Trump.

The Kentucky Republican said this week that he was interested in learning who all the participants were in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot, as the panel was revealing communications between former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawmakers, Fox News hosts and others ahead of the insurrection and as the violent assault was underway.

Now just because you're interested doesn't mean you care but...
 
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