This Congress has more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese.
That is one of the reasons that Trump is so protective of his personal records… because he knows they will all be leaked.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) proved that point again by leaking text messages recovered in the January 6 Select Committee investigation.
The general rule of thumb is that evidence is not leaked during an active investigation.
You surely do not edit the evidence and selectively release portions to shape a narrative.
That, however, is exactly what Cheney and her fellow committee members did with the recovered Mark Meadows’ texts.
Among the leaked texts were text messages during the riot from Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham to Meadows.
Ingraham wrote, “Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home.
“This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy.”
Hannity texted,” Can he make a statement?”
“Ask people to leave the Capitol.”
The texts do the exact opposite of what Cheney was hoping to prove in that they show clear surprise and horror at the day’s events.
Even so, the committee is acting as though they have a treasure trove of evidence that will implicate Trump for having organized the riot, which was clearly not the case.
Hannity stated, “Last night in a weak attempt to smear yours truly — and presumably, I guess, President Trump — Congresswoman Cheney presented one of my text messages from Jan. 6 to Mark Meadows.
“Surprise, surprise, surprise: I said to Mark Meadows the exact same thing I was saying live on the radio at that time and on TV that night on Jan. 6 and well beyond Jan. 6.
“And by the way, where is the outrage in the media over my private text messages being released again publicly? Do we believe in privacy in this country? Apparently not.”
Laura Ingraham added, “Of course, the regime media was somehow trying to twist this message to try to tar me as a liar [and] hypocrite, who privately sounded the alarm on Jan. 6, but publicly downplayed it.
“Had they bothered to actually watch what I said the night of Jan. 6 or read any of my public tweets from the afternoon of Jan. 6, they couldn’t have denied the truth,”
She concluded, “This is all public record, kids.
“The real big lie is the expansive narrative of Jan. 6 that these clowns have made the center of the political existence.
“So it’s time to face facts, shut down the false narrative and treat Cheney and her clique the way the American people treat them: by tuning them out.”
I don’t see how anyone in the conservative movement in this country could possibly pull the handle for Cheney after this debacle.
This is not about Trump or January 6… it is about a violation of privacy and a committee that clearly had its mind made up before it was ever formed.
Cheney has to go, period.
Source: New York Post