Mark Levin: Congress lacks authority for its Jan. 6 criminal investigation

By Bob Unruh

Joe Biden shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)
Joe Biden shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

It’s long been apparent to many observers that the agenda of the partisan Jan. 6 committee set up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to find some way to bring SOMETHING against President Donald Trump.

Any charge, any indictment, any complaint, anything, which Democrats would then use to try to keep him off the 2024 presidential ballot.

That suspicion essentially was affirmed by commentator Mark Levin who appeared recently on Fox News to explain that the committee members, first, aren’t allowed by the Constitution to do what they’re doing. And second, they haven’t been able to find any evidence of anything Trump did wrong.

According to a report at DJHJMedia, Levin “went off on the Stalinist January 6 Committee over its entirety as the committee began with the stated purpose of finding out what happened during the two-and-a-half-hour riot that took place at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.”

But, as Levin pointed out, while the Constitution allows Congress to investigate for legislative purposes, members cannot running the hearings “as a criminal investigative show trial.”

“Levin said that the hearings are ‘illegitimate’ and that nothing has been learned during the 8 prime time hearings that were held by the committee as show trials to manufacture wrongdoing by former President Donald Trump,” DJHJMedia said.

He pointed out the Constitution gives Congress the power to raise taxes, borrow money, coin money, establish naturalization rules, and much more.

But, “You can study it and study it and study it and you will not find the power to conduct a criminal investigation,” he explained.

He continued, “What did we learn in this hearing? We learned that this hearing is illegitimate. This January 6 hearing was not only illegitimate before because of all of the reasons that I have talked about in the past — lack of opposition, exculpatory evidence, cross-examination, and on and on and on, but because Congress is not supposed to be doing this.”

He went on, “What did we learn? Eight hearings, public hearings, and this eighth hearing — we’ve learned nothing. Nothing. Nothing we didn’t already know. Oh, there’s some little things here and there. Oh, you know, what? That is not exactly correct. These hearings have confirmed — ready? That Donald Trump had no direct role whatsoever in the January 6 violence inside the Capitol building. None whatsoever. Now, how do we know that? Because they have not presented any. They’ve had videos. They’ve had texts. They’ve had graphics. They’ve had emails. They’ve had documents. They’ve had witnesses. Do you remember one sentence where Donald Trump directed or ordered, or even encouraged a violent attack? Not innuendo. Not opinion. Not inference. But any actual fact? No, you haven’t found any because there isn’t any.”

The report continued, “What the January 6 Committee has done is provide speculation, opinion, and innuendo against Trump. The so-called ‘evidence’ that is presented would only make sense if the committee members had the ability to read minds. We already know that evidence was presented by removing exculpatory information that would render the wrongfulness of the evidence null and void. We also know that the committee has accepted into testimony second and even third hand knowledge and that people involved in that third-hand testimony have wanted to testify to set the record straight, but the committee refuses to bring them in to testify. Though they are acting like a criminal court, in a real courtroom hearsay evidence would be excluded.”

“They want to run a criminal investigation without the plenary authority to do so while also excluding the normal due process procedures that accompany a criminal investigation/trial because it’s not a real criminal investigation, anyway,” DJHJMedia reported.

“They believe that because the former president talked about a stolen election; he is responsible for the riot that took place. They ignore, or worse, say that it doesn’t matter that the former president’s own words called for a peaceful march to the Capitol.”

For 25 years, WND has boldly brought you the news that really matters. If you appreciate our Christian journalists and their uniquely truthful reporting and analysis, please help us by becoming a WND Insider!

Content created by the WND News Center is available for re-publication without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].


Leave a Comment