Once again, the j6 committee hearing today didn’t disappoint. There was bombshell after bombshell. But there was one revelation that came out today that I want to take, and lift above the noise to look at separately.
One of the things that the committee hearing highlighted was aa unscheduled December 18th, 2020 late night meeting in the Oval Office. The meeting devolved into a fracas that witnesses described as Unhinged, hysterical, and included threats of physical violence. Just a reminder, this Godsmack mosh pit took place in The Oval Office.
The meeting was an anomaly from the start. The Oval Office is one of the most closely guarded places in the country. There are layers and protocols. But somehow, on December 18th, a group of 3 individuals gained access to the holiest-of-holies without the general staff being aware.
Let’s just take a quick look at the assortment of whack-a-doodles who got through. Sidney Powell, the disgraced lawyer who once said in a press conference that it was time to Unleash the Krakens!, and then in response to a billion dollar lawsuit from Dominion voting machines, defended herself by saying Nobody who actually read what I said could possibly take it seriously.
Next up is Rudy Giuliani. Testimony today showed that in the meeting, he called Cipollone and the sane people a Bunch of p*ssies! When I heard that, I laughed my ass off, turned to Teri, and said, Maybe they’re a bunch of p*ssies, but who got his law license pulled?
Disgraced General Michael Flynn, who was fired from his last post on the NSA by President Obama, and when Trump ignored Obama and made him his National security Advisor, was fired in less than 30 days for inappropriate contact with the Russians. Flynn had been taped taking the Q-Anon oath.
And the former CEO of Overstock.com, whose name I don’t feel like googling, who was thrown out of his own company for his personal sins.
The premise of the meeting was absurd from the start. They presented Trump with a draft executive order, penned two days earlier over a leisurely lunch at the Trump International DC Hotel, for the military to seize voting machines, and make Sidney Powell a Special Counsel to prosecute pretty much anybody who hadn’t voted for Trump. Little wonder that the administration lawyers had a coronary infarction when they charged into the room.
But here’s my point. Every American citizen, regardless of political affiliation should be scarified shitless about what we heard today. Simply because of the fact that this isn’t the way that a well run presidency is supposed to operate.
Look, I don’t care who you are, or how old you are. We all grew up with a preconceived notion. That notion is that whether you liked the President or not, you trusted that he was a qualified President, who staffed his administration with qualified advisors to counsel him. And whatever your personal feelings, he was making decisions based on the best possible advice.
But todays testimony shattered that illusion. In the month after the election was called, pretty much every sane advisor, and even family members tried to tell Trump to Give it up, it was over. And in his desperation to cling to power, and avoid possible criminal prosecution, Trump ended up listening to a cabal of advisors that came straight out of a Saturday morning Looney Tunes program.
This is what we have to worry about. If Trump runs and wins again in 2024, he will not repeat the errors he made the first time. There will be no adults in the room to keep him from going off of the rails. How about Michael Flynn as Secretary of Defense. How about Sidney Powell as the Attorney General. How about How about Jim Jordan or Matt Gaetz as his Chief of Staff. Trump knows the rules now, and he won’t make the same mistake again. As Wednesday Addams said, Be afraid. Be very afraid.