Capitol Riot 1/6/21

Last-chance hearing: Jan. 6 committee has yet to establish a criminal case against Trump

by Jonathan Turley,
from The Hill,

At the start of the hearings, committee members promised they had the long-sought smoking-gun evidence — new material that would close the circle on Trump. Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated he thought there was now “credible evidence” to support a variety of criminal charges. His colleague, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), said the committee would show that Trump organized a “coup” on Jan. 6, 2021. No sooner had the hearings begun when many in the media declared that the criminal case had been conclusively proven — even though most of what was being presented was already generally known. It often sounded more like a prayer than proof.

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