LAW & ORDER,  U.S.

Post-Trump Acquittal Syndrome, and Other Social Diseases

By James Fitzgerald

After the US Senate cleared Donald Trump of the impeachment charges on February 13, he released a brief valedictory statement, before going to ground in Florida.

After his acquittal — for allegedly inciting violence among his supporters on January 6 — Trump stated: “Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights, and our freedoms.

“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree,” he said. “I always have, and always will be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.”

Conservatives and other supporters around the world must have been lifted from their post-election gloom when they read his “MAGA” remarks: “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!”

If words could kill, then Sen Mitch McConnell would no longer be with us. On February 16, a statement from “Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America” lambasted the senator for Kentucky, saying that “The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm … McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will,” said Trump, who went on to mention McConnell’s family’s “substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.”  

He continued: “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again.”

On Presidents’ Day Trump unexpectedly appeared in a motorcade close to his Mar-a-Lago stronghold in Palm Beach, which spurred a frenzy of activity from crowds who had gathered for a rally. They roared as his SUV slowed to a crawl and he waved and shouted “we love you” to his supporters.

The grandstanding by Democrats continued when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Congress would form a body similar to the 9/11 Commission to investigate the January 6 breach of Capitol Hill.

“It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened,” she said in a statement. “To protect our security, our security, our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes’” of the breach.

She had earlier asked retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to undertake a review of the Capitol’s security protocols. In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said the House would provide spending to boost security at the Capitol. “As we prepare for the Commission, it is also clear from General Honoré’s interim reporting that we must put forth a supplemental appropriation to provide for the safety of Members and the security of the Capitol,” the letter read.

In turn, House Republicans are seeking answers from Pelosi over decisions made around security in the run-up to the January 6 protests, according to a report. 

In a letter signed by Judiciary Committee member Jim Jordan and Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes, Republican lawmakers accused Pelosi of blocking their requests for information on security failures.

“As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities,” read the letter. “The Speaker is responsible for all operational decisions made within the House.”

The Republicans demanded to know why requests for the National Guard to be deployed before the insurrection were rebuffed.

Capitol Hill Police were heavily outnumbered by the Trump supporters and Antifa infiltrators who breached the Congress building.

The Republicans noted that Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund approached Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving on January 4 to request National Guard support, but his request was denied.

“When then-Chief Sund made a request for national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied?” Republicans wrote, according to Fox News.

They also queried the Speaker’s unilateral decision to appoint retired four-star Army Gen. Russel Honoré to complete a security review.

“While there is wide-spread support to conduct an independent security review of the campus, General Russel Honoré was appointed solely by you, without consultation of the minority,” the Republicans wrote. “It is easy to understand why we and our Senate counterparts remain skeptical that any of his final recommendations will be independent and without influence from you.”

Pelosi is also under scrutiny over the decision to retain 5,000 National Guard troops in the capital until mid-March, although some reports suggest they could remain well into Fall. Around 26,000 National Guard were deployed ahead of Biden’s inauguration to a cost of $500m.

The desperate Democrats are still mulling over a “Plan B” proposal to ban Trump from returning to office using the 14th Amendment, after their second impeachment attempt failed. Lawmakers could conceivably declare that Trump engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” under the 14th Amendment. If successful — which would be unlikely — such a move would prevent Trump from running for the presidency again, but would require a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Two-thirds of each chamber can subsequently vote to drop the ban.

The costs involved in both impeachments are likely to be several millions, when the salaries of lawyers, lawmakers and the 106 congressional staffers are figured in. Roll Call estimates the first impeachment trial in January 2020 cost $1.83m. Whereas the Heritage Foundation put the price tag at $3m.

While these sure-to-fail spectacles raged on, hundreds of thousands of small businesses were kept in lockdown and the economy continued to spiral downwards.

On Monday, the “former” president released a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to deny his request to halt the release of his taxes to a Manhattan district attorney. Trump had requested that a lower court ruling that had directed his accountancy firm, Mazars USA, to meet a subpoena to turn over his tax records and other documents to a grand jury under Democrat district attorney Cyrus Vance be put on hold.

“This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possibly be investigated, ‘Russia Russia Russia,’ where there was a finding of ‘No Collusion,’ or two ridiculous ‘Crazy Nancy’ inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends!”

It concluded: “I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!”

The Supreme Court on Monday also rejected several cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election.

The rejections related to challenges filed by Trump in five states that Joe Biden won: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Trump will speak at CPAC 2021 in Florida this week.

James Fitzgerald is a senior editor and cutting edge journalist who has worked on national newspapers for 16 years.

7 Comments

  • Denay Howard

    Best President Ever and 100%total sickening never ending obsession with revenge, continued wasting time and money because he scares the shit out of the Swamp creatures left and has executed several traitors already and I wish Nancy was gone. I haven’t seen Shifty Schiff in a long time thank God. Get over Trump already and do your freaking job you witch. I can’t stand these double standards and I pray the plan is still in the works because if these people truly have power, we might as well kill ourselves instead of allowing them to use, abuse, and slave us to death like the Nazis are know to enjoy. They will be trying to erase WW2 next. THEY ARE TRYING TO ERASE THE CIVIL WAR AND SLAVERY HISTORY BUT THEY WERE THE SLAVE OWNERS, RACISTS, AND EUGENICISTS 😒 Everything they accuse Trump and his supporters of they are the real guilty culprits! If our military doesn’t get ahold of this entire situation the masses will rise up and demand justice and we are the MASSES. They are trying to start a race war and have been for several years. How can people be so evil cruel greedy and deceitful? Generational satanic ritual abuse and Luciferian perfected mind control centuries ago and that’s why Dr. Mengele was given a new identity to teach the CIA and military how to shatter someone’s mind into several identities. My grandfather was captured in Germany during WW2 and almost starved to death. He came home weighing 89 pounds. He never let anyone waste food either. He is spinning in his grave I bet if he sees Operation Paperclip from wherever he is now. All the men we lost in wars created by the evil Cabal we should all clearly see. The would love a society with no men at all. Women and children are less likely to start a rebellion and easier to abuse. I can see so clearly their evil tricky shady ways. Anyway, I just needed to get that out. No need to respond lol. God bless you and GOD BLESS AMERICA 🙏❤🇺🇲🌎💯

  • gefreiter44

    Isn’t it interesting that President Trump went waaaaaay out of his way to thoroughly lambast McConnell? Isn’t this the same McConnell who voted to acquit the president of this latest impeachment charade, much to the chagrin of Pelosi and the rest of the retards? Are we watching a movie? A great movie has great actors.

  • MickieKnows

    The real question is who is really in charge at the Capitol Building? Somebody has to be the ultimate authority when it comes to security. Who is that?

    Last year I wanted to visit the White house and the Capitol Building, turns out I had to get a ticket from my congressman for both venues 2 to 3 months in advance of my trip. In order to enter the Capitol I had to have a ticket for a specific day and time, and I could not carry in a backpack.

    Imagine my surprise when I am watching on January 6th and the security is just letting people in wearing backpacks and they were not having anyone go through the metal-detecting X-ray machines and they were not checking for those time-stamped tickets all visitors are required to get months in advance. Who changed the visitor protocol? Lot’s of finger-pointing is going on right now.

    So who is really in charge? I can tell you that from everything I have read, Nancy Pelosi tells the Chief of Police what’s what. And the fact that she is putting together a 9-11 style commission tells me one thing – she is going to make sure somebody is going to be blamed and it will not be her.

  • miles e drake

    The party of Marx, Mohammed and Mexico is a more grim and dangerous version of Wile E. Coyote, who will not just enrich the Acme family of companies to get its Road Runner (Donald Trump), whatever it takes, but is prepared to destroy the country and as many people as necessary. It is becoming clear that the fracas they are now trying to style “1/6” in the history books was a set-up engineered by Nazi Pelosi and her Capitol Police with the aid of Antifa and Burn Loot Murder, in order to entrap Trump supporters in pre-arranged leftist violence and blame them for it. The second shampeachment collapsed faster and more ignominiously than the first one. The focus has now shifted to the passage of Bills of Attainder that are expressly forbidden by the Constitution and the ginning up of any kind of criminal prosecution that can get the legitimate winner of the election arrested, incarcerated and Epsteined. They will eventually have to fall back on abduction and murder, as the communist-dominated Spanish “republic” did with the leader of the conservative parties in 1936, and that was what made the Spanish people turn to Francisco Franco and the military. The illegitimate Chinese puppet regime and its affirmative action military bureaucrat-turned-defense contractor lobbyist are in the process of purging and vetting the U.S. military to turn it into an instrument of domestic political repression, so it may have to be the spontaneous rising of free Americans across the country that will bring the dictatorship down, Biden delendum est!

  • Linda

    Kill yourself? Sigh…if you choose that path, make sure you’re saved. An eternity in the Lake of Fire is no way to go to escape here. BELIEVE THE GOSPEL, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV-believe what Christ DID for you, your sins. He died for you, was hurried, and on the third day rose victoriously! He did this not for himself, One who knew no sin-but for us for ALL HAVE SINNED. Trust him. Then please do not commit suicide, rather share this good news-this blessed HOPE, with others. Love, and peace.

  • Victor Gagnon

    I swore I would not enter my comment on any sight because I know deep down that my opinion really means nothing to anyone else and this is not judgement its just who we are. So if anyone replies to this it will mean nothing to me other than just another a comment, someone’s opinion which I always respect. This response only has meaning for myself as I wish to respond for myself. Here I will try to articulate my response that is definitely not the norm as one might say. But here goes.
    First I will tell you that I have not been a proponent of governments of any kind in my life. I saw all governments as being inauthentic and only self serving. In my opinion politicians are out for themselves and I will add that Trump is not of that political fabric yet he more than fits what a President of a country should be like, what a leader should be like and there lies the difference. Simply he is for all people and allows the people themselves to be in charge of their destiny and their country. In all the years I have lived on this earth he is the only one I would vote for but then I hear who cares. From him I hear truth and I hear an authentic person. Something that I learnt as what is called the “already always listening” meaning that we all want to hear what we want to hear no matter what words are used, whether you are for or against Trump. So in the beginning I was listening to Trump with my judgemental filters but when I put them aside and I then started to hear things differently. Things that started to make common sense for the world at large. I am what one would call the small people and we are the one’s the wealthy are fighting over and they always have. At first I was like most and I judged Trump but then someone asked me to look deeper at the man and to put my judgements aside and I did that and what I saw for me was this most amazing being that comes along once in a lifetime. A true leader not a conqueror. He truly is in my opinion for every human being on this planet no matter who you are. Not just for the wealthy politicians of our day. Can I say that the world has been in a deep sleep for a very long time and now people are just starting to wake up and this might take a bit of time. So patience in opinion is needed. So would it not be better to simply allow people to be, is that not what Trump is doin? That all of us should work towards educating but not fighting with people whatever that might mean for each us. A question comes to mind as change and that is “have you ever tried to change a religious person’s thinking as to what they believe in? We each have our own believe systems and our own personalities and if someone is not a believer of Trump it will be senseless to try to change them with force especially if we try to make them wrong, as one would say. I like the quote from Shakespeare who once said “there is no right or wrong but thinking only makes so” One might be wise to contemplate these words and try to understand what they really mean to each of us. We are in a time of great and wonderful change to this our planet something that has never happened before. Thank you.

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