What crime, if any, did Trump commit when he told his supporters that gathered in D.C. on January 6th, 2021, to “peacefully and patriotically” protest?
Reasonable people would say “none”, as peaceful protesting isn’t a crime, The crime comes when people act like they’re in BLM or Antifa and start burning, looting, and murdering. Trump didn’t tell people to do that, and thus even an incitement charge would be absurd.
But that’s not what the feeble-minded radicals over at MSNBC think. No, according to MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner, who was speaking to radical leftist SiriusXM radio host Dean Obeidallah, former President Donald Trump is “on the hook for treason” because he “levied war against the United States.”
That came when Obeidallah, himself no reasonable liberal but rather an outright radical, said:
Those, by the committees showing all the people who told Trump there was no basis for this, no good faith basis, there’s no fraud. And then literally showing one point where Trump the next day after Bill Barr debunks like Michigan and Dominion, Trump just goes out and says the same things. Does that fulfill ‘corruptly’ under federal law?
So Obeidallah, in asking Kirschner that, was prodding him to say something ridiculous and suggest that Trump acted “corruptly” for suggesting something to be true that his obese AG said wasn’t, a suggestion that’s in itself ridiculous.
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But Kirschner went above and beyond in his response, saying that Trump committed not just one felony, but two. Speaking on that, he said:
Yeah. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, Dean. Judge, David Carter, a federal judge in California, found that Trump and Eastman actually committed two federal felonies. One was obstructing official proceedings, the certification of Joe Biden’s win, and the other was a conspiracy to defraud or commit offenses against the United States, a 371 conspiracy. And he found that there was evidence that satisfied the legal burden of a preponderance of the evidence, more likely than not, 51%.
And to indict somebody, Dean, you need far less evidence than that. You only need probable cause to arrest and indict someone. So the evidence is all there and they’re proving all of Donald Trump’s crimes with almost exclusively Republican voices, Republican witnesses. I don’t know that there’s been a Democrat who’s testified yet, or who we’ve seen, you know, videotaped testimony from. So it’s so, the evidence is so clear and overwhelming.
“Republican” is evidently used in the loose sense there, as he’s clearly describing RINOs. In any case, Kirschner continued, getting even wilder and suggesting that Trump is guilty of treason, which makes no sense because treason can only happen here when one provides material aid or comfort to America’s enemies, and we’re not at war right now.
Regardless, Kirscher went crazy talking about Trump and treason, his Trump Derangement Syndrome on full display, saying:
And I happen to believe he is on the hook for treason because he levied war against the United States, against the democratic process, against the certification of Joe Biden’s win on January 6, he sent his attack dogs to to stop the certification sent to the Capitol. He refused to call them off for more than 3 hours.
And we also know he refused to send reinforcements to defend the Capitol against the attack he had launched. He put everyone’s life lives in danger at the Capitol that day. If that’s not levying war against the United States, which is the very definition of treason, who ever owing allegiance to the United States levies war against them is guilty of treason. Donald Trump is on the hook for treason.
Levying war in telling people to “peacefully and patriotically protest”? Then the people who pushed BLM and Antifa on in the George Floyd summer of riots are in real danger.