THAT is NOT a crime…..
But it should exclude him from ever being President again….
That is up to the American voters….
Not the Justice Department….
A LOT of us want Donalkd J. Trump to be charged with the criminal actions he appears to have taken even if he IS an ex-President…..The committee certainly does…But they can’t….
We will have to wait to see if the committee achieved its goal….
This was just another blip in the Trump march thru history story?
Over eight days and evenings, the Jan. 6 committee has relied almost exclusively on Republican witnesses to build its case that Mr. Trump bore personal responsibility for inspiring and even encouraging the riot that ransacked the Capitol. But on Thursday, the committee’s casting, choreography and script all appeared carefully coordinated to make a subtly different case to a particular subset of the American people — voters who have not yet been persuaded to break with Mr. Trump — that their patriotism itself dictates that they break with him now. “Whatever your politics, whatever you think about the outcome of the election, we as Americans must all agree on this — Donald Trump’s conduct on Jan. 6 was a supreme violation of his oath of office and a complete dereliction of his duty to our nation,” said Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a Republican and Air Force veteran who helped lead the questioning….
“One of our producers just said that on every other channel, they’re playing some kind of Jan. 6 hearing,” Tucker Carlson, the channel’s popular prime time host, said tauntingly on Thursday. “Jan. 6?” he said. “Because that’s the biggest thing going on in America right now.”
Republican strategists involved in 2022 congressional campaigns say the hearings have barely registered for voters thinking about the midterms. But some strategists believe the proceedings may affect perceptions of Mr. Trump, contributing to fatigue with him among Republican voters as they begin to think about the next presidential campaign.
“It would be a mistake to assume that the Jan. 6 hearings are having no political effect at all on Republicans,” said Whit Ayres, a prominent G.O.P. consultant. He said the hearings seemed aimed at “Maybe Trump” voters: people who voted for Mr. Trump twice and approved of his job performance, but would be open to supporting other Republicans in 2024.
“It will get into the water,” Mr. Ayres said. “The way that translates in polling terms is an increase in the number of Republicans who would like to see someone else be the standard-bearer in 2024, someone who might pursue many of the same policies but carry less personal baggage than Donald Trump.”….