Citing “additional evidence,” the anti-Trump sycophants on the Jan. 6 House Select Committee announced they will be delaying public show trials — but we all know the truth.
Panicked, the Committee is reportedly unhappy with the lack of public support for their trials and they’re scrambling to accrue more evidence that will strengthen their case.
We were supposed to be through with this nonsense in June, but all remaining hearings will resume in June “after the recess,” according to Committee Chairman Rep. Bernie Thompson
British filmmaker Alex Holder recently turned over a trove of video footage from a documentary he was shooting at the time, which reportedly contains interviews with most of Trump’s inner circle, including former VP Mike Pence, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and others.
Holder was forced to hand in all video footage pertinent to the Capitol protest after the Committee slapped the filmmaker with a subpoena last week. The documentary was slated for release this summer.
Rep. Thompson told reporters that additional trials may be necessary as a result of Holder’s video footage.
“[The committee] continues to receive additional evidence relevant to … investigation into the violence of Jan 6th and its causes. Following tomorrow’s hearing, we will be holding additional hearings in the coming weeks. We will announce dates and times for those hearings soon,” a spokesperson from the committee told reporters.
The fifth hearing on Thursday will continue as scheduled and will center on former President Donald Trump’s use of the Justice Department to aid his efforts to challenge the election. Thompson also previously hinted at plans to hold another hearing on top of the seven announced.
“There’s been a deluge of new evidence since we got started. And we just need to catch our breath, go through the new evidence, and then incorporate it into the hearings we have planned,” committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin told reporters.
The House is scheduled to head for a recess for Independence Day festivities and will return on July 12.
Looming over the remaining weeks of June is a Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in which the high court may opt to nix precedents establishing a woman’s right to an abortion, as indicated in a leaked opinion back in May.
Although the committee did not cite a Dobbs decision in its rationale for the delay, the decision has the potential to shift public attention away from the hearings.
That’s what these trials are all about after all — attempting to convince more Americans that Donald Trump is unfit for office.
Given the fact that he’s more popular than ever, the Committee’s efforts have thus far been fruitless.
Author: Nolan Sheridan