Jonathan Turley Takes Apart Liz Cheney Claim J6 Committee Has ‘Much More’ to Come – Opinion


From the very beginning, the January 6, Committee promised to produce evidence that would prove President Donald Trump guilty. But as anyone can tell you, all they’ve produced is bad television that people have been avoiding like the plague because they know it’s a biased witch hunt. Jonathan Turley from George Washington University law school said they did not produce evidence that would support criminal charges. As he notes, even former prosecutor (and Senator) Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) thought it would be “very tough” to get an indictment legally.


Instead, what we’ve gotten is a witch hunt “show trial” with a controlled Democratic effort, with only Democratic-appointed Trump-hating people on the Committee, with no ability to present anything to rebut the carefully crafted narrative about Trump. Yet, still, they haven’t produced evidence of crimes.


Turley observes:



As if to fulfill that show trial portrayal, Cheney ended the last hearing by calling for more officials to come forward and noting that Trump family members and former officials have now come forward with their own public “confessions.”



But now Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) — soon to be the ex-Congresswoman from Wyoming — is pulling an “Adam Schiff” and promising that there’s more to come, just as he did during the Russia collusion case.



“The committee has been, I think, very thorough and laying out much of what we know. There’s much more that we have not yet shared in hearings, and we anticipate we will share in the fall. We will also make decisions about criminal referrals, and ultimately the decision about prosecutions is up to the Justice Department, but I would anticipate the committee will have an opinion on that.” [….]


An investigation that does not balance the presentation and scope of the evidence or examinations only makes it appear more politically-oriented than an investigative one.


So now Cheney is saying “stay tuned” once again like a sequel that never quite ends.



Who would’ve thought it? They want to act like there’s something and hold that in suspense for anyone that will fall for it. Then they’ll drop some kind of questionable something just before the midterms in an “October surprise.” As Turley notes, that timing further indicates the political nature of this.



However, if they had something solid enough for the Committee to back it up, everybody knows they would have already dropped it. Cheney, and the Committee are clear in their goal to keep Trump from running. That’s what this whole exercise is about. In the new advertisement Liz released for her campaign, Dick Cheney acknowledged it. To try and hurt Trump, they will drag out the sorry story for as long as possible.


But people haven’t tossed aside Trump — indeed, he’s leading both Biden and Harris in the Harvard Caps/Harris poll that came out this week.



Cheney and his Committee are sorely disappointed in their attempts.


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