January 6th Public Hearing Number One: The Opening of the DeFacto Treason Trial of Donald Trump

by | Jun 9, 2022 | Opinions, Fact Heroes

Image: screenshot from the presentation of the January 6th Committee shown on June 9th, 2022

January 6th Public Hearing Number One: The Opening of the DeFacto Treason Trial of Donald Trump

by | Jun 9, 2022 | Opinions, Fact Heroes

Image: screenshot from the presentation of the January 6th Committee shown on June 9th, 2022
It is as plain as the shape of the White House, even after just this first hearing, that Trump committed treason. While the Department of Justice plods forward with their work, the American public is already seeing the truth.

The first public hearing of the Select Committee investigating the January 6th Insurrection was productive of a long stream of adjectives. Riveting sums it up pretty well. But also heart wrenching. Then there is the pure disgust with the fools duped by Trump into committing their crimes.

One of things this writer did not expect but fully welcomes is the virtual resurrection of the plaque from Harry Truman’s desk that stated “The Buck Stops Here” and placing it firmly around Trump’s neck.

The committee has pulled zero punches in its presentation and determination that Trump stands fully responsible for this attack.

It was obvious to many of us who saw the tweets Trump was putting out. Nothing was more obvious than the fact that this man was calling an army of insurrectionists to Washington to overthrow our nation. To now see this documented on national television and in prime time, is a relief.

A friend sent me a message during the broadcast that is significant. She said, “God I love America. In many countries this hearing could NEVER happen.” It is true. Other than FOX (FAUX) News who refused to cover this hearing, million of people were able to see what happened that day in astonishing clarity.

Treason is defined as “the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.”

It is as plain as the shape of the White House, even after just this first hearing, that Trump committed treason. While the Department of Justice plods forward with their work, the American public is seeing the truth.

Bernie Thompson and Liz Cheney were nothing short of impressive in the work presented so far. But what should be recognized that between these two individuals exists a wide political divide. Thompson is a staunch Democrat and Cheney is the reddest of Republican, daughter of a former VP that by any right should have been referred to The Hague for war crimes and genocide in Iraq. Yet here these two, who would normally be considered adversaries are working shoulder to shoulder to protect our Constitution as per their oaths of office. This alone should set an enduring example for the future of legislative activity in Washington.

There will be more to say and digest about this process over the coming weeks. But the first hearing was nothing short of a blockbuster.

2 Comments

  1. Bobbi

    Thank you, Marty! Beautiful stated!!!!

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  2. Will

    Well said and accurate as hell!

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