The January 6 committee never needed to be formed. It was done so entirely for political reasons so it makes total sense it’s going to be a kangaroo court. A show trial. The 5th Amendment allows for due process, but no Democrat is going to want due process. The law will do them no good in this case. Democrats have been screaming these people have been guilty for months so they must be.
Because of the 5th Amendment
You just exchange phone numbers when you’re in a car accident. Anything you say can and will be held against you so you wait for legal representation. The January 6 chairman Bennie Thompson is counting on people not reading and understanding what that Amendment means.
Bennie Thompson made the remark on Rachel Maddow, which she understandably liked. Thompson said, “In some instances, that says you are part and parcel guilty to what occurred.” Maddow’s response was that it was “a fascinating pivot point in this investigation.”
Your belief of the amendment
Doing something in particular does not mean it does that. You can believe all you want but you’re wrong. In Griffin vs California 1965 the Supreme Court upheld that right. Your silence does not automatically assume you’re guilty. Now, provided this is upheld today, you don’t want to try anybody. But this is now a Supreme Court that’s been threatened or paid off to not take the election 2020 case.
This committee was formed based on the assumption that those who participated were guilty, but that should knock the committee out of being considered because of the obvious bias. Pelosi alone appointed all members of the committee. Republicans knew it would be political.
The 5th Amendment states
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
The 5th Amendment was recently used at Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial. He wisely didn’t speak when he was arrested. Thankfully the judge slammed the assistant DA for trying that and he upheld the law. Jeffrey Clark, the former assistant Attorney General under Trump, was voted in criminal contempt for not answering questions or providing documents. The committee also wants to ask Clark about the election. It’s all a set up, they’re being framed.