Never-Before-Seen Video Footage of the Capitol Attack, ‘We Have the Goods’


House Democrats intent on prosecuting former President Donald J Trump for being the sole instigator of the January 6 break-in at the Capitol, plan to introduce never-seen-before footage of the riots on Wednesday. This will be the first day of formal arguments and evidence to open the former president’s impeachment trial.

The alleged footage, “pulled from Capitol security cameras and other sources, will supposedly show the rioters’ ‘extreme violence’ from varying vantage points,” aides to the House impeachment team stated.

Democrats continue to maintain this will be an overwhelming display of evidence that Trump directly fueled the rioters and committed “the most heinous constitutional crime possible.”

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“The easiest trials to try are the trials where you have the goods. We have the goods,” said a senior aide to the House impeachment team.

According to aides, the brand new footage will also underscore the risk that the violence could have spiraled further “but for the brave action of the officers” securing the building even when they were outnumbered by a pro-Trump mob.

They will also argue that Trump’s remarks on Jan. 6 to a group of his supporters, urging them to march on the Capitol and “fight like hell” to stop Joe Biden’s presidency, were “filled with meaning” — and directed at a group he knew included “folks with violent backgrounds.”

The Ongoing Rhetoric and Actions that have Spurred Anger

An unfortunate truth is that individuals who are intent on committing violence will usually find a way. Each day, crimes are seen in any local or national news outfit. In the US there is even has a channel dedicated to showing true crime.

Labeling the group that breached the Capitol simply as Trump-supporters instead of criminal extremists puts targets on most conservatives, which is disingenuous and dangerous.

Moreover, Republicans were told for four years to overlook and not label looters, rioters, and arsonists that burned, abused, and ransacked local businesses, cities, and federal buildings over the last four years. Perhaps the media and lawmakers should check their ongoing rhetoric as well. These narratives continue to fuel the most extreme individuals of any base.

One notable difference with the Capitol incident and others, however, is senators felt threated directly. Now is when violent criminal behavior seems to matter. Apparently, the violence was not so significant when law enforcement officers were being set up and executed or when individuals lost their lives or livelihoods to the abuses that were egged on by Democratic leadership telling left-extremists to fight, resist, and “get in [conservative] faces” for so long. Even when a police precinct was taken over and ‘Chaz’ was established, some Democratic leadership actually approved this behavior.

The likely goal of the video is to force the Senators to relive that day and allow their fear to vote rather than rely on the constitutionality of the impeachment process. 44 Republican Senators have already deemed this trial unconstitutional because the goal is to impeach a president who is no longer in office.

Recap of Trump’s Final Statements on Jan 6

While an angry crowd clustered early in the day to protest the election confirmation at the Capitol, most Trump supporters gathered at the rally near the White House during the early afternoon of January 6 to hear the President speak.

President Trump spoke for exactly 1hr 13min and 19 seconds according to transcripts, and was requesting peaceful protest to help bolster the senators to make a decision to question the votes.

“And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you. We’re going to walk down. Walk down any one you want, but I think right here. We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”

“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country. Our country has been under siege for a long time, far longer than this four-year period.”