Mike Gomez

Mike Gomez

I used to have a boss who always started his lectures by saying “for the record” to let us know his feelings about a subject, so there wouldn’t be any ambiguity.

The Trump supporters are just now beginning to realize that the January 6th hearings are much more about the attempted coup than an innocent tour of the Capitol, which may have gotten out of hand. They still have their conspiracies but they have finally realized that the rest of the country is leaving the findings and punishment to the jury and judges.

Now that the Trump supporters feel they need to comment about the latest committee news, they think Trump is on trial and doesn’t have a legal defense. Those willing to have a discussion with the uniformed have to explain the difference between a trial and a hearing. They have to take them back where the GOP turned down their own initial proposal and decided they didn’t want to participate. A few days later McCarthy had a change of mind and decided to put in provocateurs Jim Jordon and Jim Banks. Pelosi rightly blocked those two because as it turns out both might be part of the failed coup.

Now that we are in the same building where the hearings are taking place, the Trump supporters think this is just another plot by the Democrats to smear Trump's good name *** cough cough*** and to distract everyone’s attention away from inflation and the border.

It's going to take another week or so to bring the Trump supporters up to speed. The supporters want the country to believe that former Trump voters, administration officials, inner circle, family, and other republicans giving sworn testimony are in on the inflation detraction. It’ll take them a few more months before they see that Pelosi brilliantly allowed Liz Cheney to take the lead role in presenting the evidence. Perhaps they’ll finally realize that the hearings are very similar to the Watergate hearings where Republicans were the key witnesses against a president from their own party. They can use the RINO defense but that is applying to a lot of credible people these days.

It's Republicans versus Donald J. Trump and his Republican cronies.

After yesterday’s testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson, the Trump loyalists are questioning the truthfulness of the altercation between Trump and the secret service agent. That is clearly a desperate move to cling to something that might be untrue even though it is totally irrelevant. If the Secret Service wants to dispute the story, they can do it under oath. Don’t know it for a fact but I think Liz Cheney had the investigator collaborate the facts before announcing it on national TV.

The fact that Trump threw his food against the wall is only import because it goes to him knowing that there was no widescale fraud and he lost the election. That was his reaction after Attorney General Barr told him what he didn’t want to hear.

It was reported a long time ago that the Trump supporters were armed and chose not to go through the White House metal detectors. Footage showed the secret service showed them in trees and pointed out their side arms. The White House and Mark Meadows knew this but the president wanted the detectors removed so more of his people could get in. The president was once again fixated with crowd size. If the president would have gotten his way, can you imagine the optics? The president of the United States leading the charge.

The Trump loyalists are out in force trying to destroy the credibility of Ms. Hutchinson but it means nothing unless her former bosses Ted Cruz, Scalise, or Mark Meadows come forward and call her a liar under oath. Waiting! While Meadows is there, ask him about his phone call to the Willard Hotel and the ones to Flynn and Stone.

This is a short blog but I just wanted to put my thoughts on the record. Why did Meadows, Giuliani, Scott Perry, Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs, and Louie Gohmert want presidential pardons?

Why has the president’s lawyer John Eastman and potential DOJ appointee Jeffery Clark and Gen. Mike Flynn all plead the fifth?

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Michael Gomez is a retired, opinionated left-of-center, political junkie who likes to discuss issues, as opposed to ideology.

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Michael Gomez writes a politics blog on VictoriaAdvocate.com.

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