……The man who tried to murder Lee Zeldin was released immediately with no bail. Less than 24 hours later, by contrast, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was convicted of crimes that until recently were not crimes at all, for which he now faces a prison term of two years. Bannon has been declared guilty of something called contempt of Congress. That may strike you as an unintentionally hilarious term, since most of the time Congress invites our contempt. But the point is, this is a crime the Democrats are not convicted of ever.
Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS executive Lois Lerner were once found to be in contempt of Congress, both of them, and for real crimes. In Holder’s case, it was gunrunning in Mexico. In Lerner’s case, it was targeting conservatives for audits, but neither one went to trial. Holder claimed executive privilege, which was enough, even after a judge ruled that executive privilege did not apply in Eric Holder’s case, but it didn’t matter. He walked. Lois Lerner cited the Fifth Amendment. It was as simple as that. Both of them, today, Lerner and Holder are free and richer than ever, but these standards do not apply to Steve Bannon.
Steve Bannon was subpoenaed by the January 6 committee despite the fact he had literally nothing to do with January 6. We know that because he left the White House three years before it happened, but it didn’t matter. He annoyed the wrong people, so he’s going to jail. Now, this shouldn’t surprise you, really, because we’ve been building toward this moment for some time. You might recall Greg Craig, that would be Barack Obama’s former White House counsel. He was acquitted of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act, FARA. Back in 2019, he’d been working for Ukraine. Now at almost exactly the same moment. Paul Manafort, who hired Greg Craig to work on Ukraine, was convicted of violating the same law, FARA, on the same account for Ukraine. How does that work exactly?
It seems like a double standard and indeed it is a double standard. But it’s a consistent standard. We’ve seen it again and again and again. Former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann was just acquitted by a D.C. jury of lying to the FBI. That happened in May. The theory was that really who knows what Michael Sussmann told the FBI about nonexistent Russian servers in Trump Tower. Okay. As long as you’re using that theory, does it work for everyone? Well, it didn’t work for George Papadopoulos, didn’t work for Michael Flynn. On the other hand, neither one of those guys had a key card to FBI headquarters like Michael Sussmann did and that came in handy, that relationship.
But Mike Flynn didn’t have that relationship. His life was destroyed. Why? Because of handwritten notes by Peter Strzok, you can now see on MSNBC about their conversation in the White House about Russian sanctions. “Get him to lie,” the head of counterintelligence of the FBI wrote to Strzok, speaking of Flynn.
So, on the basis of that, the setup, they hounded Mike Flynn into poverty. The same thing happened to George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos’ crime? Not being as forthcoming as possible about his job status with the Trump campaign, unpaid. That’s what the DOJ told the court in a filing, “The defendant did not provide substantial assistance.” Oh, that’s the standard. So, Papadopoulos went to prison, so did the 69-year-old grandmother Pam Hemphill. She’s currently serving a two month sentence in federal prison. Why? Because she, “paraded in the Capitol on January 6,” didn’t hurt anyone. She’s got breast cancer. She’s going to prison.
A judge in Washington had no problem issuing that sentence at exactly the same moment the U.S. attorney for D.C. dropped all charges against Stephen Colbert’s production crew for doing the same thing, but worse. So, Stephen Colbert’s team may have lied to federal authorities when they said they’d stay out of restricted areas. But they didn’t lie to federal authorities in quite the same way, apparently and of course, they had the right politics, unlike Roger Stone.
Roger Stone got a three-year prison sentence. He had a SWAT team show up at his house at dawn with a CNN crew in tow tipped off by the Justice Department for maximum humiliation. What was his crime? No one can remember because there wasn’t one. So, if you’ve been paying any attention at all to our justice system, particularly under Merrick Garland, you had some sense of where this was going. It was moving toward the authoritarian system we now have where justice is an illusion. Offend the people in charge, get punished. Support the people in charge, do whatever you want.
Still, even knowing that today’s conviction of Steve Bannon is an escalation. There was not even a pretense in his trial that the prosecution of Steve Bannon was lawful. So, the Constitution requires equal protection. Heard that phrase? That means that selective prosecution is not allowed. It’s unconstitutional. If you don’t try one person for a crime, you don’t get to charge another person for the same crime because that’s selective. It’s political, but under Merrick Garland, that’s the new rule. Offend us, go to jail. At his trial, Steve Bannon was not permitted to say that his attorneys had counseled him against bending the knee of the January 6 Committee. He couldn’t even say that. Nor was he allowed to argue the subpoena was legally invalid.
……The committee did not allow the cross-examination of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, for example. Even after she made claims that were insane, they made no sense. She claimed that Donald Trump tried to carjack his own presidential limo and drive it to the Capitol.
So, if she’d been cross-examined – which in any hearing is permitted under the Western system of justice, not the woke system of justice that Liz Cheney has brought us, but her the conventional system that all of us grew up with – you would have a cross-examination and someone might have pointed out that the Secret Service agents in that limo denied her account. But if you were watching on MSNBC or CNN, which have taken this propaganda live and then bragged about it, “We’re doing the bidding of the state. We’re so proud. We’re calling it journalism” we’ve refused to do that because we have dignity and we’re not liars, unlike them, but if you’re watching us on those channels, you have no idea that the Secret Service denied this account.
RINO Liz Cheney, who also sits on the kangaroo court, has the gall to say “No one is above the law”; which would be funny if it wasn’t so retarded and patently false.
Hillary’s money-laundering Clinton Foundation, the $145 million in donations she received from people connected to the Uranium One deal, her illegal use of an unsecured email server to transmit classified information, perjury before Congress, and tampering with evidence, is sufficient enough to indict, convict and sentence her to prison.
Eric Holder signed off on the warrant for James Rosen’s emails, then proceeded to lie about it—under oath— during his Congressional testimony. He targeted Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter for CBS, was harassed by the DOJ and had her computers hacked into because she dared to ask serious questions about Fast and Furious and Benghazi. Holder lied about Fast and Furious under oath, refused to submit to subpoenas, and was held in contempt. Nothing happened to him.
Former IRS executive Lois Lerner lied her ass off under oath, was held in contempt, and destroyed hard drives, emails, and documents in an attempt to cover up the illegal targeting of conservative groups. She also planned to throw innocent people in jail. And she gave confidential taxpayer information to the FEC, violating federal law. Nothing happened to her.
B. Hussein Obama’s regime weaponized government agencies to illegally spy on Americans. His illegal Fast and Furious gunrunning operation killed people on both sides of the border, including ICE agents. In a classic case of criminal racketeering, his DOJ was pressuring banks to refuse service to gun stores in a program entitled Operation Choke Point. He illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the Benghazi investigation, and his regime lied to the FISA court, pushing a fake dossier that falsely accused President Trump of “Russian collusion”. Obama’s corruption, lawbreaking, and Constitutional violations were well known. No one in the entire Obama regime was held accountable for their crimes. The Dems will never go after their own and the GOP lacks the balls.
Former DNI director Clapper was one of the most corrupt douchebags in Obama’s White House, and that’s saying a lot. He lied his ass off under oath before Congress about blanket surveillance. He was part and parcel to Obama’s violation of the Constitution.
Former corrupt FBI director James Comey lied about spying on Trump Tower. He covered up Hillary’s crimes. He took part in Obama’s abuse of FISA and the conspiracy to undermine the election and overthrow a duly elected president through false accusations and sedition. He also committed perjury, stole federal documents, and leaked classified information.
Andrew McCabe lied under oath and broke the law. Comey and McCabe should have been hauled up in front of a grand jury.
The Bidens used foreign deals and connections with Ukraine and China to enrich themselves. They laundered money, committed tax evasion, and violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Joe Biden is ass deep in this corruption. Hunter was operating as a bagman for the ‘Big Guy’, collecting and funneling money to his father. Hunter’s business associates gained access to the State Department and the White House while Biden was VP. The evidence collected from Hunter Biden’s laptop is more than enough to indict and convict Joe, Hunter, and most of the immediate family. None of them have been held accountable.
The Jan 6 circus is run by DNC assclowns. There’s no cross examinations, no witnesses to refute any of the claims being made. It’s a one-sided shitshow meant to feed the simple minds of their liberal fans. The majority of Americans know it’s bullshit and realize that the Biden crime family and criminals like Antifa and BLM are given a free pass while weaponized agencies do what the DNC tells them to do. It’s a distraction from Biden’s failed economy, foreign policy, and his dementia.
When they finally quit the charade, President Trump will still be fine.
The FBI and DOJ won’t go after real malfeasants unless there’s a President that fires the corrupt directors and makes the agencies do their jobs instead of engaging in political persecutions.
Cheney can take her “no one is above the law” shit and shove it up her RINO ass.