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Attorney: Trump Impeachment Sets Precedent Presidents Are Responsible For Actions of Their Supporters

Says real impact would be to gut free speech.

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Attorney Jonathan Turley has warned that the impending impeachment of Donald Trump over the storming of Capitol Hill sets the precedent that presidents can be impeached for the actions of their supporters.

Top Democrats say they “have the votes” to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump for “inciting an insurrectionist mob” during last week’s incident.

The text of the resolution accuses Trump of “willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States.”

However, according to attorney Jonathan Turley, Trump’s speech to his supporters before the occupation of the Capitol “does not meet the definition of incitement under the U.S. criminal code” and “would be considered protected speech by the Supreme Court.”

Turley says that the real danger would be to normalize “snap impeachments,” gut free speech and “create precedent for the impeachment of any president who can be blamed for the violent acts of others after the use of reckless or inflammatory language.”

“There was no call for lawless action by Trump. Instead, there was a call for a protest at the Capitol,” he writes.

“Moreover, violence was not imminent; the vast majority of the tens of thousands of protesters present were not violent before the march, and most did not riot inside the Capitol. Like many violent protests we have witnessed over the last four years, including Trump’s 2017 inauguration, the criminal conduct was carried out by a smaller group of instigators. Capitol police knew of the planned march but declined an offer of National Guard personnel because they did not view violence as likely.”

Despite the hysteria that has been generated by the media surrounding the Capitol Hill storming, most analysts say a second attempt at impeaching Trump would ultimately fail, primarily because many lawmakers fear it would just stir up more anger and distract from Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president.

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The “Most Popular President in U.S. History” Isn’t Doing Too Well on YouTube

Massive imbalance of downvotes to upvotes on every single White House video.

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Despite being “the most popular president in U.S. history,” Joe Biden isn’t faring too well on YouTube since his inauguration, where every single video posted to the official White House channel this week has massive downvote ratios.

The media heralded Biden after he pulled off the *stunning* achievement of garnering the most votes in presidential history with over 81 million, beating Barack Obama’s previous record of 69.5 million.

However, Biden being the most popular person to win the Oval Office in history doesn’t seem to translate to enthusiasm for his speeches, which are typically watched online by a paltry amount of viewers.

This effect has also been seen on the White House’s official YouTube channel, where since switching over to the Biden administration’s control every single video has received significantly more downvotes than upvotes.

Indeed, the most viewed clip on the channel, a 31 minute video of Biden’s inauguration, has 9,200 thumbs up compared to 43,000 thumbs down.

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In addition, a video entitled ‘The Work Begins’ which features as the channel’s main video has more than four times the amount of downvotes than upvotes.

Another video which features new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki giving her first press conference has just 6,600 thumbs up compared to 31,000 thumbs down.

The downvotes are obviously the work of disgruntled Trump supporters, but given Biden’s popularity, you’d expect his voters to at least be close to equaling them out.

It’s not happening. Not even close.

Biden is supposedly “the most popular president in U.S. history,” but you wouldn’t know it by looking at his YouTube analytics.

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CNN Politics Editor Ridiculed For North Korean-Style Fawning Over Biden

Setting the stage for the next four years.

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The media’s North Korean-style fawning over Joe Biden has already begun, with CNN’s politics editor ridiculed for his bizarre third world dictatorship-style praise.

David Chalian, who is also the network’s VP, appeared on CNN to perform a groveling display of loyalty that wouldn’t look out of place in Pyongyang.

After having first dismissed Trump as a “disgraced president” who is leaving at the “lowest point in his presidency,” Chalian might as well have got on his knees and started weeping when he addressed Biden.

“The contrast on display tonight was so stark. I mean, those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial along the reflecting pool, it’s like almost… extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America,” said Chalian.

“Not even North Korean TV would say this. Just listen. LOL. Damn,” responded Glenn Greenwald.

As Zero Hedge points out, we haven’t seen this level of embarrassment since MSNBC’s Chris Matthews 2008 remark when he said Barack Obama gave him a “thrill going up my leg.”

Greenwald went on to warn that Biden will receive virtually zero “adversarial coverage” over the next four years from the major networks.

But hey, at least we have a thriving opposition media to hold Biden’s feet to the fire that totally isn’t being silenced and banned into oblivion by the same corporate oligarchy responsible for installing Biden.

Oh.

The next four years are going to be fun.

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Leftists Call For New “Secret Police” Force to Spy on Trump Supporters

Let the “healing” begin.

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Perhaps channeling the spirit of the Soviet NKVD, leftists are now literally calling for a new “secret police” unit to be created at the federal level to spy on Trump supporters.

In an article published by the Daily Beast, Jeff Stein argues that existing federal agencies like the FBI are ill-equipped to stop “white terror” because they missed signs of the the pre-planning of the Capitol building siege.

The solution is to create a new “secret police” (yes, he literally uses those words) in order to “infiltrate and neutralize armed domestic extremists,” which according to the media’s latest narrative potentially includes 70 million Trump voters.

Stein even compares the Capitol breach to 9/11, an attack that killed nearly 3,000 people, and argues that a similar response to that should be directly inwardly against American citizens directed by a new “domestic spy agency.”

“One response to the 9/11 tragedy may well get renewed attention after the Capitol assault—especially if armed white nationalists are successful in carrying out more attacks in the coming days and weeks: The call for a secret police,” he writes.

The existence of a “secret police” force that subverts constitutional norms to repress the population is of course a hallmark of all dictatorial regimes, but that doesn’t appear to bother self-proclaimed “progressives.”

“Hundreds of Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots, some of which entailed firing mortars at, firebombing, or burning down police stations, did not qualify as domestic terrorism. But the Capitol Riot was terrorism, due to the usual double standard,” points out Dave Blount.

He also hits the nail on the head about the real reason why the creation of a new secret police unit would be necessary.

“Neither the FBI nor the NSA has the culture of brutal hostility toward their own country’s population needed to efficiently repress dissidents in the unfolding police state.”

As we highlighted yesterday, in addition to a new secret police, some are calling for the creation of a Stasi-like citizen spy network that would recruit Biden supporters to spy on Trump supporters and grass them up to the authorities.

Presumably, this is all part of the national “healing” and “unity” that Joe Biden has called for.

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