Judge Timothy Kelly and his colleagues on the DC District Court have acted as timid “Yes Men” for Biden’s Department of Justice’s (DOJ) abusive prosecution (or should we say persecution) of January 6 defendants.
Kelly is actually a Trump appointee, which is why I believe he is still holding January 6 Capitol protesters on misdemeanor charges in the DC GITMO and allowing the Biden DOJ to delay trial dates and violate discovery rules. I think a lot of Trump appointees are afraid of being attacked because Trump appointed them, so sometimes they go out of their way to show they, too, can be as unconstitutional as a Democrat appointee. The Left are very good at threatening and/or intimidating innocent people.
Former President Donald Trump went out of his way to appoint conservative judges to the bench. It’s very disappointing to see some of them caving to the DC establishment instead of following the Constitution.
After months of waiting, Kelly finally ruled that prosecutors in one of the major January 6 cases must produce Brady material (discovery) or face consequences. No one alive believes the judge will do anything when the Biden prosecutors ignore the order.
And as if his kissing Pelosi’s butt so far wasn’t enough, Kelly is now doing the unthinkable by allowing House Democrats on the phony January 6 Select Committee to get access to the private information of Republican campaign donors. These are people who had absolutely nothing to do with January 6 and this poor excuse for a judge is letting the likes of Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Adam Kinzinger (RINO-IL), and Liz Cheney (RINO-WY), to attack campaign contributors in such a partisan way that it will curtail anyone else from donating to the GOP in the future.
Judge Kelly gave the Democrats a new election weapon, and he did it in a way that should be registered as an in-kind donation. He should be impeached is what should happen.
Back in February, the committee sent out a subpoena for Salesforce, a data and digital communications company which is a vendor for the Republican National Committee (RNC). The Democrats demanded all records associated with fundraising efforts between Election Day, November 3, 2020 and January 6, 2021. In the court filings, the Democrats refer to Americans who protested the 2020 election results as “domestic terrorists.”
The subpoena covered RNC outreach, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, and the Trump reelection campaign in what is by any measure a political overreach for internal records and documents, including all communications between Salesforce and the political organizations as well as data reports the company generated.
In short, the Democrats asked for the Republican Party’s election playbook, and the judge allowed them to get it.
The Democrats are doing Olympic-style stretching to claim that emails using hyperbolic language that was used to fundraise money before the January 6 joint session of Congress are responsible for inciting violence.
The Democrats seem to forget that they use hyperbolic language all the time, like Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who publicly threatened two US Supreme Court justices because he thought they were going to vote against some abortion law. We also saw Representative Maxine Waters, who told her supporters to harass Trump administration members in public. There are many more instances where Democrats talk about fighting in the streets. President Obama once told an audience of Latinos that the Republicans were their enemy. A Bernie Sanders supporter listened to his rhetoric about Republicans and health care and went to a Congressional baseball practice and shot up the field, almost killing Steve Scalise (R-LA) the House Republican Whip.
So now they’re claiming fundraising language that never told anyone to riot at the Capitol is evidence of an insurrection.
“There is evidence suggesting that numerous defendants charged with violations related to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and others present on the Capitol grounds that day were motivated by false claims about the election,” committee chairman Bennie Thompson wrote in a letter that went with the subpoena. “The Select Committee is seeking information regarding whether and how the Trump campaign used Salesforce’s platform to disseminate false statements about the 2020 election in the weeks leading up to the January 6 attack.”
If we’re now going to claim that “false statements” made during an election campaign are a criminal act, then every politician in DC should go to prison.
Thompson’s outrageous demands have no relation whatsoever to what took place on January 6. The entire workings of the committee are a farce. The Democrats know they are in serious trouble with voters and they are abusing the powers of government to rig the midterm elections in their favor. It’s not going to work, because most Americans know what’s going on, but the Democrats will cause major harm to innocent people.
The Democrats are keeping protesters charged with misdemeanors in jail to use as props to make Republican candidates, campaign donors, and companies that were hired by the GOP to run their campaigns look like criminals.
The RNC sought to have Judge Kelly intercede.
“The breadth and invasiveness of the Salesforce Subpoena is astounding,” RNC attorneys wrote in their complaint that was sent back in March. “It seeks information on vast numbers of Republican donors, volunteers, supporters, and coalition members. If forced to comply, Salesforce would disclose records regarding whether and how individual RNC supporters have responded to emails (including at what time they opened such emails), reacted to specific political messaging, signed any RNC petitions, completed any surveys on specific issues and policy proposals, or responded to specific fundraising appeals. It would also include information regarding individual voting habits, involvement in various coalition groups, and even what political merchandise they liked best.”
The RNC said that the data the committee is seeking is on “persons opposed to the political party in control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Select Committee.” The Democrats are operating on an extreme conflict of interest and they don’t care.
The RNC pointed out that the committee has violated the original legislation as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to seat two GOP House members that House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appointed and instead Pelosi sat two RINO Trump haters, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. The RNC also stated that the Salesforce subpoena violated the First and Fourth Amendments.
But the committee argued that the groups “directly solicited funds by claiming that the election could be overturned during the January 6th joint session of Congress,” and their language caused the riot. The thing is, the election could have been overturned if we had an honest news media and an honest Congress. All the protesters wanted was to investigate election irregularities that whistleblowers testified during legislature hearings in all of the key battleground states. Those hearings were censored on Big Tech social media platforms and the misinformation news media did a news blackout.
Imagine being on the other side of that, watching the testimony of people who testified before the hearings and signed affidavits upon penalty of perjury, that they witnessed massive amounts of election and voter fraud. Now imagine that with that knowledge, you just wanted the government to pause the certification of the election long enough to look into the allegations of election fraud, and you were ignored once again. The people who showed up know that Biden did not get 81 million votes. They knew what Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary move 2000 Mules revealed from the very beginning that the 2020 election was stolen.
The dumbest or perhaps most partisan judge should have been able to see that through the lies and nonsense proposed in the January 6 committee’s stunt. Judge Kelly is a product of Washington, DC his entire adult life. He worked for Senate Republicans in DC before he was appointed to the bench. He, like everyone else in the universe, is aware that the Democrats are expected to take a serious butt kicking in November. Kelly has to know that the Democrats are trying to rig the midterm elections with these outlandish requests.
We can safely speculate that Kelly knew all of this, but once again, he sided with the Democrats and denied the RNC’s request to block the power of the subpoena.
At this point, it looks like the Republicans will have to wait and see what happens in the midterm elections. But if they win both houses of Congress, one of the first things they should do is to go over all the communications and documents of the members of the January 6 Select Committee. Two can play at that game. Then, the Republican House should impeach Judge Kelly and the GOP led Senate should remove him from office because he is clearly not following Constitutional principles but is siding with a political party that has zero reverence for the Congress and the law.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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