'Hitman' Trump: DC Officer Suggests Trump Started MAGA Riot As Probe Kicks Off 1

‘Hitman’ Trump: DC Officer Suggests Trump Started MAGA Riot As Probe Kicks Off

The first hearing for the House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol Hill riot featured emotional testimony from four Capitol Police officers attacked by alleged “Trump-inspired” rioters. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber discusses the need for accountability and the committee’s full subpoena power. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ).

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    1. We took out Putin’s TR45H.
      Fred Trump had Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is hereditary. TR45H is addled and useless to Putin now.

  1. “The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,”
    -Kevin McCarthy, January 6th, 2021.

    1. For all the kissing up and sucking up, Pence did for Trump, he still ended up on the chopping block because he wouldn’t stop Biden’s certification as President. And Trump’s cult wanted to hang him. I’m 90 percent convinced Trump knew what was going to happen on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. (I think Trump had inside information)
      This is why Trump wanted Pence to somehow and in someway try and block the certification of Joe Biden as President, (even though he couldn’t) so as too add to the confusion that was coming when his cult stormed the Capitol.

    1. Socialism is resentment disguised as compassion, enforced by tyranny disguised as tolerance.

      “The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.” – Albert Camus

      “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” – H. L. Mencken

      “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.” – George Orwell, 1984

      “Socialism itself can hope to exist only for brief periods here and there, and then only through the exercise of the extremest terrorism. For this reason it is secretly preparing itself for rule through fear and is driving the word “justice” into the heads of the half-educated masses like a nail so as to rob them of their reason… and to create in them a good conscience for the evil game they are to play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

      “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” – Vladimir Lenin

      “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth… We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.” – Vladimir Lenin

      “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” – Anthony Malcolm Daniels AKA Theodore Dalrymple

    2. @Chaos So what is the hoax here? Enlighten us as to what really happened on the 6th and who is responsible?

  2. Thanks to the insurrection prisons are getting whiter and whiter, but not necessarily brighter and brighter.

  3. IT almost breaks me down seeing these officers who in barricade help preserve our democracy Sir Gonell and all Police officers To all the heroes who fought for our democracy – we live for you in our inspiration ! I adore you and love you respect and honor you ! Let this TRUMP cult stop put all rioters and mastermind to jail we are all United States of America

    1. My heart goes out to the people who fought and died for our country for our freedom. But what those rioters did on January 6 was a disgrace. They had acted like a bunch of babies.

  4. Best idea ever: withdraw all police, and especially Secret Service, from the seditious co-conspiritors. Starting in Palm Beach.
    We’ve already spent millions protecting a traitor who has no respect for rule of law, the Constitution, law enforcement, or military. Start by not paying the inflated hotel bills: it’s definitely his go-to stratergy.

    1. @Scientific Methodologist Joined 26 May 2021…..russian troll with colorful turd parade of emojis

    2. That would be an excellent move. Not nearly as impactful but they should also loose their tax payer funded healthcare.

    1. @Jonny Begood then why are we having to do all of this? And why does your opinion matter when you are in Russia?

    2. @Jonny Begood Well he was the cause, and the effect was an insurrection. 4 years of hate and insults, a failed pandemic response, an election loss and gaslighting his supporters into believing something that wasn’t true, and hey presto!, we have a tinderbox ready for a spark. Most sane Americans got a glimpse into, and had to endure, the mind of a narcissistic sociopath. Well, America had had enough, and America wants him gone!

    3. @Dave Gilmour if what you say is true then bernie and all the other democrats should be charged when that lunatic shot up the republican softball field. He was motivated by them. He admitted so.

    4. @Jim Osborne Well, I don’t know if what you said is true, but if it is true, then why didn’t Trump and the Republicans do anything about it when they were in power?

      How about BLM protests over the killing of George Floyd? Those people were driven to do that also because of the institutional racism that happens in America. Instead of addressing the problem like a president should, what did he do? He poured fuel onto the fire with his constant rhetoric. Remember when that football player took the knee?

      The “Summer of Love” protests all happened on Trump’s watch, yet he did NOTHING to ease the growing tensions and division that was taking place in America!

    5. @Dave Gilmour yes, because arresting Trump isn’t going to start the real fire. South Africa ring a bell?

  5. I hope that the the mastermind ( the hit man ) will be hold accountable this time. His two impeachment were a circus and its shameful.

    1. The orange TWICE IMPEACHED “president” is not the hit man. He IS the person who HIRED the hit man (men).

  6. Oh but these were” loving kind people”, tourists visiting the capitol….It’s not hard to tel the truth, it’s really difficult to hear to for many in Congress.

  7. It is powerful because it comes from the mouth of a decent man (Michael Fanone) who loves the truth and his country, for which he was willing to die.

    1. ​@Daniella Hamilton Speak for yourself. And look up how the CIA creates characters. I’m not saying they are CIA, but I am saying the CIA are not the only people that create full covers.

    2. @Rhetoric ha ha ha OMG guessing you don’t want to face fact. Your golden idol made in Mexico .
      Check out the facts of who called off the national guard. But like anyone who loved the confederate and neo-Nazis ideals .
      The south lost
      Hitler lost
      tRump lost

    3. @Rhetoric Well, let’s see that “evidence” presented in a court of law. Until then, it’s nothing but suspicion. In the meantime, it’s sad that you live in a world where the government is trying to deceive you, the medical community is trying to deceive you, the news media is trying to deceive you, businesses are trying to deceive you, all of the foreign governments of 150+ and your only hope for truth is from a twice-impeached, serial-bankrupter, multiple-time loser in court for his fraudulent businesses, 60+ time loser in court for his claims of voter fraud, and the list goes on. My air is pretty clean. How is yours?

  8. The officers’ testimony was gripping and terrifying. Every one of those MAGA people should be jailed.
    Now comes the irony of “Lock them up”…and that includes Trump.

    1. @Rhetoric huh? Hollywood writes fiction You weren’t bright enough to realize this testimony is reality. Take your TV remote and sit on it.

    2. @Rhetoric What is it with you MAGA people? Do you exist just to disagree with everything, even when hours of violent traitorous action against our country is on video? Let’s see you insult these brave police officers to their face, guaranteed you wouldn’t last one minute what they went through for hours and continue to endure to this day.

  9. This Officer hit the nail on the head.
    Trump & his sycophants are fully responsible.
    Charge & jail them!
    Justice has waited too long.
    No excuses!
    Bring them down.

    1. I think everyone needs to wake up an see what a flounder we have running this country. Laughing cracpot corn pop of the world

    2. For all the kissing up and sucking up, Pence did for Trump, he still ended up on the chopping block because he wouldn’t stop Biden’s certification as President. And Trump’s cult wanted to hang him. I’m 90 percent convinced Trump knew what was going to happen on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. (I think Trump had inside information)
      This is why Trump wanted Pence to somehow and in someway try and block the certification of Joe Biden as President, (even though he couldn’t) so as too add to the confusion that was coming when his cult stormed the Capitol.

  10. When you are guilty of enabling, normalizing and conspiring with a malignant narcissistic sociopath, you will be left with only lies and conspiracy “theories.” Truth will be nowhere to be found in your alternative reality. Thank you to these officers who held the line defending our democracy on January 6th. They are the real heroes, and history will remember them for their courage.

  11. Trump’s name needs to be said out loud at those hearings. Sure it’s important to prosecute everyone who did this, but a serious priority must be given to prosecuting the absolute MOST responsible perpetrator, Trump himself. No one on Earth is more responsible for the January 6 attack than Donald Trump.

    1. You do realize Trump got off on insurrection charges. Providing that there was never an insurrection.

    2. Can you please explain to us how Trump is responsible for what happened at the Capitol on January 6th?

    3. @William Springer If you dont think Trump and his buddies aren’t gonna be held accountable, You’re in for a disappointment…

  12. All those officers that stood their ground that day and fought the terrorists are nothing short of heroes!! Very emotional testimony by all 4 officers today, it’s sickening what they all endured on Jan. 6th. I hope they are all are given medals of valor they more than earned it!!

    1. What will be better than medals is seeing the perpetrators go to prison, starting with Cheetos – in- chief.

    2. We tried. The Republicans in the House of Representatives voted the idea DOWN. Some swamps are so bad, the scum doesn’t even rise.

  13. We have reached a point where either those who represent truth and justice must take action or else face the horrible consequences of their inaction. We are at the crossroads.

  14. Political strategist Chai Komanduri had this to say on the first day of the hearing: “You have four uniformed police officers – uniformed police officers are historically Republican constituents – talking about how the ‘law and order’ Republican president sent people to attack them. It was really stunning.” Did you watch the proceedings?

    1. Yes…. The officers accounts of Jan 6 were stunning to say the least… trump has to pay for this

    2. Police department is Union big time. Republicans not really Union friends. Some were city employee some federal. Neck tattoo man claim he stop riots and protect us and same time say he has lost weapon and shock unconscious….both not possible.

    3. @Stepan Volkavoy the police union is no ordinary union and are overwhelmingly republicans, Trump got endorsement from most police unions! How do you think he lost his weapon and got knocked unconscious? He was dragged off the police line by rabid Trump supporters, while he was trying to defend the capitol both are possible!

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