CNN legal analyst on Trump impeachment defense: ‘You don’t have a First Amendment right to lie’
A CNN legal analyst, when asked about the legal brief filed Tuesday by former President Donald Trump‘s lawyers ahead of his February 9 impeachment trial, said that people “don’t have a First Amendment right to lie.”
Exactly one week following a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the House of Representatives voted 232-197 to charge then-President Trump with “incitement of insurrection.”
Shortly before the Capitol assualt to stop Congress from certifying the state’s Electoral College votes and President Joe Biden‘s 2020 victory, Trump and his staunchest allies held a “Save America” rally in front of the White House. There, he and his allies made comments continuing to allege that widespread fraud stole the election from him as well as remarks many have cited as inciting the subsequent riot.
Legal analyst Jennifer Rogers was asked by CNN host John King to comment on the 14-page brief from Trump’s legal team arguing that the upcoming impeachment trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer in office and that what Trump said at the January 6 rally was protected by the First Amendment.
“Yeah, those are wrong and they’re well countered by the very long brief the House filed earlier today,” Rogers said.
“You don’t have a First Amendment right to lie, you don’t have a First Amendment right to put people in danger, and he did both of those things,” she added.
Rogers also said that the much longer brief filed by House Democrats covered the jurisdictional arguments.
“It’s not surprising that, in only 36 hours with what are clearly not [Trump’s] A-listers of defense lawyers, they weren’t able to come up with compelling arguments,” Rogers continued. “But it also highlights that there really aren’t any compelling defense arguments here at all.”
Recently, Trump parted ways with a group of attorneys who were formerly set to defend him, but on Sunday named two new attorneys to lead his defense: David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor.
While Rogers said that Trump’s legal brief was “mostly what was to be expected,” she noted that the one thing to surprise her was that the brief claims that a person cannot prove that the 2020 presidential election results were valid and thus one cannot accuse Trump of lying about his repeated allegations.
“Insufficient evidence exists upon which a reasonable jurist could conclude that the 45th President’s statement were accurate or not, and he therefore denies they were false,” the brief reads under the section titled “Answer 4,” per The New York Times.
“You can definitely prove” that the results were valid, Rogers said about that, adding that it “has been done.”
Rogers, a former federal prosecutor, is most likely referencing the over 60 court cases filed by Trump’s team and his allies that failed to properly demonstrate that such alleged widespread election fraud occurred.
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Gabbard ‘no greater expression of hatred..towards women than trying to erase us as a category of people’
Former Democratic Rep. of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard, had no fear in expressing how she felt about the state of woke ideology after a biological male was given a courage award on International Women’s Day earlier this month. She called it delusional, stating these woke beliefs create hatred and hostility against women.
Gabbard brought up the fact that the “woman” who was honored in the White House was “not actually a woman at all.” She stated what everyone knew: it was a biological male who identifies as a woman.
In early March, on International Women’s Day Alba Rueda, a transgender woman who serves as Argentina’s special envoy for sexual orientation and gender identity, was given the White House award for being a woman of courage. The International Women of Courage Award ceremony hosted by first lady Jill Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken and it it reflects a growing woke ideology.
It wasn’t just the White House. USA Today also honored a biological male for ‘Woman of the Year.’ In fact, Minnesota Democratic State Rep. Leigh Finke was on the cover and “is the first openly transgender person to be elected to and serve in the Minnesota legislature,” as stated in reports. Finke was also named “Woman of the Year” for Minnesota despite serving in office for less than three months, according to Fox News.
Exactly 👇 https://t.co/7DW5jdr4c4
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 27, 2023
The Biden administration honored Rueda because of his courage. They said it was the courage of his transitioning and the struggles he endured. There are many biological females who endure great struggles and triumphs everyday but apparently the White House couldn’t find one to fit this category.
Gabbard brought up two major points on why this is so dangerous and disrespectful towards women.
First she stated, “there is no greater expression of hatred and hostility towards women then to try and erase us as a category of people and then to minimize us to being a construct of anyone imagination.” Her second point she stated was, “that by rejecting the objective truth, they are rejecting the existence of the objective truth as a whole.”
She is correct and one of the greatest manipulation tactics a government can use to subvert its citizens is to destroy the idea of the objective truth. A nation that is indoctrinated from the education system, to the t.v. shows we watch, to the movies that depict such lunacy and destroy the values and beliefs of a country will inevitably fall from chaos until a new regime takes over for the betterment of society.
This is exactly what we have seen in the past with examples such as the USSR, Cuba, Nazi Germany, and even the CCP today. Gabbard was a long standing Democrat who had to leave the party because she could see the direction they are heading. The woke ideology we are witnessing in the U.S. over the past 20 years is simply a subversion of our Democratic republic.
Yurie Bezmenov a Soviet journalist and former KGB office, who defected to Canada, gave a speech equally as riveting as Gabbard. In this speech he talks about the fall of Russia and the rise of the USSR. As a former KGB member he was a part of the subversion process. He understood what it took to shift the culture of a nation state.
In short, he explained that it only takes 15 years to indoctrinate a whole generation and to create an entire generation of sleeper cells who aren’t even aware that they are part of the subversion process.
This is what Tulsi is urging her listeners to truly understand. People must see beyond the idea that truth is merely a gray space -that it is no longer relevant and realize that this type of thinking is used to confuse and subvert the masses.
If there is nothing that is concrete and no truths that we can rely on then Gabbard is correct that women will be reduced to nothing and the years of fighting for what was once equity will vanish.
You can follow Alexander Carter on Twitter @AlexanderCarterDC
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