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Thu May 13, 2021, 02:06 PM

Trump asked for troops to do 'whatever was necessary' to protect demonstrators who went on to storm

Source: Business Insider

President Donald Trump asked for National Guard troops to be deployed to protect his supporters at the rally on January 6 that culminated in hundreds of them violently storming the Capitol, his former acting defense secretary told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Christopher Miller told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday that he held a meeting with Trump on January 3, three days before the violent siege in Washington, DC, which resulted in at least five fatalities.

Miller said that Trump asked at the meeting if there had been any requests for National Guard support at the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, where Trump and his supporters would gather to make allegations of voter fraud in November's presidential election.

Miller said he told Trump that Muriel Bowser, the mayor of the District of Columbia, had requested unarmed National Guard support for the planned demonstrations on January 5 and 6.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-asked-for-troops-to-do-whatever-was-necessary-to-protect-demonstrators-who-went-on-to-storm-the-capitol/ar-BB1gH2Bt?li=BBnbfcL



This might explain the delay in deploying National Guard troops. Trump wanted to whatever was necessary to assist the demonstrators in the insurrection.


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Reply Trump asked for troops to do 'whatever was necessary' to protect demonstrators who went on to storm (Original post)
TomCADem May 2021 OP
PJMcK May 2021 #1
TheRealNorth May 2021 #2
Champp May 2021 #3
dalton99a May 2021 #4
EarlG May 2021 #5
OAITW r.2.0 May 2021 #7
LiberalBrooke May 2021 #11
UpInArms May 2021 #14
aggiesal May 2021 #18
OAITW r.2.0 May 2021 #6
muriel_volestrangler May 2021 #8
llashram May 2021 #9
TheRealNorth May 2021 #10
ananda May 2021 #12
bucolic_frolic May 2021 #13
azureblue May 2021 #15
Mr. Evil May 2021 #16
AZLD4Candidate May 2021 #17
Hekate May 2021 #19
agincourt May 2021 #20

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:11 PM

1. When did storming the Capitol become a "constitutionally protected right?" (n/t)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:12 PM

2. It probably went down something like this

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:15 PM

3. republiQon Deity Donny set up the Jan. 6 attack on America

He is the republiQon Traitor-in-Chief, and in dark league with Russians who are intent on fracturing America.

Traitors, grifters, criminals must all face fair, impartial, but thorough justice.

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slithers towards Bedminster to be brought to account?*

* apologies to good old WBY

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:15 PM

4. "We Love You. You're Very Special"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:18 PM

5. Protect the demonstrators from whom?

The Capitol Police?

I assume he means protect them from counterprotesters, of which there weren’t any on Jan 6.

If there had been, he wanted the military to side with one set of protesting Americans over another, and by any means necessary.

In other words he wanted a civil war — pro-Trump people vs anti-Trump, and he ordered the military to take the pro-Trump side.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:20 PM

7. Great minds think alike!

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 03:04 PM

11. Exactly.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 03:37 PM

14. My first thought also ...and to "protect"

his protestors from the Capitol police?

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:16 PM

18. What he really wanted was to have the Capitol Police, shoot & kill protestors ...

He was looking for a slaughter to occur so that he could implement the Insurrection Act and stay in control.
Basically he wanted to go after congress not the insurrectionist.

Insurrection Act
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws, either of the United States, or of any individual state or territory, where it is lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing such insurrection, or of causing the laws to be duly executed, it shall be lawful for him to employ, for the same purposes, such part of the land or naval force of the United States, as shall be judged necessary, having first observed all the pre-requisites of the law in that respect.
APPROVED, March 3, 1807.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:19 PM

6. Protection against whom, exactly?

Legislators? Capital Police? None existent counter protesters?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:27 PM

8. Can't have a coup without getting some armed representatives of the state on your side

He knew his audience would be 99% white, so he assumed he could give them special privileges. As far as he's concerned, the constitution is there to protect the rights of his supporters, not the people who'd spent a year (or 4) protesting against him and had then voted him out - sorry, "stolen the election he was entitled to win".

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:41 PM

9. he must have thought

he had his coup in the bag. Thank god he was/is a basically stupid human being. Now the ones behind him, the Stephen Miller's et al. those dangerous racist fascist pigs bear watching...closely

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Response to llashram (Reply #9)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:53 PM

10. Exactly

No one other than the useful idiots have gone to jail (yet). So this was just a warm-up because the GQP has plenty more useful idiots left.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 03:27 PM

12. But not BLM protesters.

I guess their rights weren't constitutionally protected.

(sarcasm)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 03:34 PM

13. An armed assault against the Congress?

That was his intent?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 04:16 PM

15. this is called

an attempted coup with military support.. plain as day..

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 05:41 PM

16. God Damn!

Will someone please put this monumentally deranged motherfucker in jail already! Enough is enough! Why is this rotten, racist, raping, lying, cheating, corrupt, Nazi scumbag always getting a free pass for decades of being a one-man human crime wave? Somebody has to do something! Arrest him and expose everything.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:02 PM

17. Since when did giving aid and comfort to enemies both foreign and domestic become a 1st

amendment right.

Article III, Section 3, Clause 1 even details what treason is.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:58 PM

19. KnR

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:01 PM

20. Another "oh gee whiz" act of treason

that will go unpunished. I feel like I'm living in an Anthony Burgess novel written for the US.

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