Saturday, January 23, 2021

AGENDA DRIVEN IMPEACHMENT? Democrats Say Case Against President Trump is Solid EVEN if U.S. Capitol Attack was Pre-Planned, and related stories

Associated Press
Democrats say case against Trump is solid even if U.S. Capitol attack was pre-planned:
Democratic lawmakers on Sunday said evidence of pre-planning for the U.S. Capitol attack does not undermine their impeachment case that President Trump incited the deadly riot.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat who will be the lead impeachment manager or prosecutor at the Senate trial set to begin as soon as this week, said the case will detail all of the events leading up to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol building.
“Everything is due to his actions,” Mr. Raskin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“They built a gallows outside the Capitol of the United States. There was an assassination party hunting for Nancy Pelosi,” he said. “We are going to be able to tell the story of the attack on America.”
Some conservative allies of the president have pointed to evidence of pre-planning to contradict the narrative that Mr. Trump‘s speech at a Jan. 6 rally near the Capitol incited the attack, which is the basis of the article of impeachment the House approved last week with the support of 10 Republicans. --->READ MORE HERE
Investigators pursuing signs US Capitol riot was planned:
Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack on the US Capitol was not just a protest that spiraled out of control, a federal law enforcement official says.
Among the evidence the FBI is examining are indications that some participants at the Trump rally at the Ellipse, outside the White House, left the event early, perhaps to retrieve items to be used in the assault on the Capitol.
A team of investigators and prosecutors are also focused on the command and control aspect of the attack, looking at travel and communications records to determine if they can build a case that is similar to a counterterrorism investigation, the official said.
The belief, early in the probe, will demand significant investigation. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

FBI, NYPD told Capitol Police about possibility of violence before riot, senior officials say

Capitol Police failed to prep for riot despite warnings, former DHS head Chad Wolf says

Lindsey Graham says he 'will get to the bottom' of Pelosi's handling of Capitol security during siege: 'It was her job'

Evidence of planned attack on Capitol undercuts Dems' incitement claim

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