FARCE: After the devastating video evidence of their hypocrisy yesterday the Dems obviously realized their faux impeachment had blown up in their faces. This morning the briefly tried a desperation tactic--changing the rules on the fly and calling at least one witness. Trump's team countered that they would then call at least two witnesses--Pelosi and Bowser. Woops! Dems folded like a cheap suit.
IN A RELATED DEVELOPMENT: According to representatives of the Zhou Baiden regime, its Imperial City on the Potomac will remain under military occupation indefinitely--possibly including active duty troops and reserves, in addition to the NG. No word on whether they'll be equipped now with crew served machine guns, as reportedly requested by top Dems:
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - An internal e-mail obtained by FOX 5 reveals members of the National Guard might still be in D.C. through the Fall of 2021.
The National Security Council is asking the Department of Defense to engage Capitol Police on planning for post-March 12th support, according to the e-mail.
There is a scheduled meeting for agencies to discuss on Wednesday, February 17th.
Robert Salesses who began Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security on January 20, 202, wrote in the e-mail:
"If it’s not possible to sustain at the current level with NG personnel, we need to establish the number of NG personnel (DCNG and out-of-state) we can sustain for an extended period – at least through Fall 2021 – and understand additional options for providing DoD support, to include use of reserve personnel, as well as active component."
No timeline on when the US Capitol fence will come down
More than five weeks after the U.S. Capitol riot, the fence topped with razor wire creating a three-mile perimeter around the Capitol grounds is still in place and Capitol Police said Thursday there was no timeline to take it down.
FOX 5 reached out to D.C. National Guard for further comment and received the following statement:
"The National Guard is conducting prudent planning for the eventual end of the security mission and the return of its Soldiers and Airmen to their home stations."
This has to make us the laughingstock of the world. Home of the free?
UPDATE 1: This is interesting. Ted Lieu Drops Bomb About Why National Guard Is Still in DC. This is Lieu speaking to the Senate:
“’The election was not stolen.’ He still hasn’t said that sentence,” Lieu said. “That is why National Guard troops in full body armor still patrol outside.”
What was that he just said? If Trump were to state, “The election was not stolen,” from his media and online exile, then Americans could again have access to the property of the people? That sounds an awful lot like extortion.
Well, now that Trump knows that, I think we're guaranteed that he'll never say that one sentence. He's not gonna say something that's patently untrue, of course, but also--the optics of it all are so great! These people are nuts.
UPDATE 2: At least the GOP senators treated the proceeding with the dignity it deserved. Ted Cruz tweeted out some of the questions by GOP senators that didn't make judge/witness/juror Leahy's cut:
3/x Q1: “Where’s the short, fat guy?”
4/x Q2: “Can we build the Keystone Pipeline if we add Hunter Biden to the board?”
5/x Q3: “To Manager Swalwell: Tell us about Fang Fang.”
6/x Q4: “(generic) Have any of the House Managers had sexual relations with a Chinese communist spy? Please explain.”6/x Q4: “(generic) Have any of the House Managers had sexual relations with a Chinese communist spy? Please explain.”
7/x Q5: “If we put him in a burlap sack & throw him in the river, and he does not float, must we convict?”