Jan. 6 Fiasco Shows Conservatives Treated as Second-Class Citizens

This week’s Jan. 6 carnival barkers never mentioned the name of Ashli Babbitt, a Donald Trump supporter killed by a Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 riots. Many were also ignored by the Jan. 6 carnival barkers Jan. 6 defendants are being denied the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a speedy and fair trial.

Both omissions by the Jan. 6 barkers are just the latest examples of a flagrant, two-tiered justice system that treats conservatives—especially anyone supporting Trump—as second-class citizens.

There were many troubling conflicts of interest at Michael Sussman’s D.C. Beltway swamp trial venue. A reported 3 of the 12 jurors were Hillary Clinton donors, and as Open Secrets reportsOnly 1.6% of U.S. adult females and 2% men have donated $200 or more to political causes. The truth is that only the most passionate believers are willing to spend money on their political beliefs.

The District of Columbia has a high level of poverty. higher per capita of donors because of its professional political class, sure it might have been a little harder to find a non-Clinton donor, but given the hyperpartisan nature of the attacks lobbed by the Clinton campaign, these donations should have been grounds for jury dismissal.

Christopher Cooper, the trial judge was appointed to oversee the investigation into the tainted donors. Sussmann’s colleague at former President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice during the 1990s. President Joe Biden appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland officiated during Cooper’s wedding to Amy Jeffress, a former Obama DOJ official now in private practice representing none other than … Lisa Page, the infamous former FBI lawyer and Clinton booster.

Cooper also refused to grant prosecutor John Durham’s request to dismiss a juror whose daughter is a crew teammate of Sussmann’s own daughter. Cooper limited the evidence and testimony prosecutors could bring.

In another instance of the DOJ’s double standards, former President Barack Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, faced no repercussions after Congress held him in contempt for refusing to comply with its Fast and Furious investigation. During this time, Peter Navarro, a former Trump adviser, was put in leg irons during an ambush arrest at the airport for the same charge of contempt.

Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn was financially devastated by a federal probe, while Andrew McCabe, former acting FBI Director, was fired. won back his taxpayer-funded pension even though McCabe admitted to lying to the FBI about a press leak. Former CIA Director John Brennan, a serial Trump antagonistrepeatedly lied before Congress. His penalty? A lucrative book deal and no leg irons.

And let’s not forget the 51 former “intelligence” officials who wrote an open letter calling the Hunter Biden laptop story (verified by even leftist media outlets like The New York Times) Russian disinformation. They’ve faced no professional sanctions, no stripping of security clearances,Even though they refuse to apologize.

Obama’s Internal Revenue Service, thanks to bureaucrat Lois Lerner, targeted conservative nonprofit groups for harassment. This led to cleanup—a rare government remedy—by the Trump administration, which settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 400 conservative nonprofit groups claiming they’d been discriminated against.

A repeated line by the left is that conservatives are a threat to democracy because they erode “democratic norms.” With norms like this ongoing pattern of botched justice, it’s no wonder the right has finally started to revolt and ask for equal protection under the law.

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