As expected, the January 6th Kangaroo Kommittee sputtered to its end not with a bang but with a whimper, as it finally issued what we all knew was coming from the very beginning: a recommendation that the DOJ indict former President Trump on at least four charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make a false statement, and insurrection. (FYI, I love the irony of this bunch, which includes Adam "Liar of the Millennium" Schiff, wanting to prosecute Trump for conspiracy to make a false statement.)
They claim that the evidence they’ve gathered supports these charges, which would be a neat trick considering they've shown no evidence of any of that. It would also be a neat trick for Trump to have incited an insurrection considering that nobody who’s been jailed in connection with the January 6th riot was charged with insurrection.
The Kommittee also recommended multiple charges against former Trump attorney John Eastman, who, as this story puts it, “drafted a plan for Trump to cling to power by falsely claiming then-Vice President Mike Pence could reject legitimate electors during the Jan. 6 certification of the vote.” Well, no bias in that write-up!
None of the recommendations are binding on the DOJ, which is free to ignore this one-sided political circus and certainly should. That doesn’t mean, of course, that they won’t indict Trump, which they probably will, despite the terrible banana republic precedent it would set and the lack of evidence (although they might want to think twice before opening themselves up to Trump’s attorneys getting discovery rights and digging into all of their communications on this case.)
And if Trump can’t get a change of venue, he’s almost certain to be found guilty in DC, where juries routinely convict Republicans and let Democrats skate despite mountains of evidence against them. It’s clearly a politicized prosecution to keep Trump from running for President again. Will it work? I’ll let Trump answer that for himself:
I especially like his renaming of the FBI to the DBI ("the Democratic Bureau of Investigation.") Sounds like he might be getting his nicknaming mojo back.