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Glenn Kirschner Claims Donald Trump and Mark Meadows ‘Wanted the Capitol to be Taken’ on January 6


In a video posted to YouTube over the weekend, former US Army Prosecutor Glenn Kirschner told his audience that there is no doubt that Donald Trump and his former chief of staff Mark Meadows wanted the riot on January 6 to go down the way it did.

The logic is relatively simple, too.

In the video, Kirschner says that testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Meadows, proves that her former boss knew in advance about what might happen on that fateful day, yet did absolutely nothing about it.

Hutchinson’s testimony contained plenty of big information. She was the first to reveal the staggering number of Republican lawmakers who either had in-person meetings or participated in video calls to discuss ways to overturn the 2020 election.

But as if that wasn’t bad enough, Hutchinson’s details to the House panel investigating the events leading up to January 6 included the fact that Meadows had been explicitly warned about possible violence at the Capitol that day.

She said that Meadows had been informed in advance of what could potentially go down. Meadows did nothing with that information, and either didn’t tell Trump, or Trump himself also did nothing about it.

Kirschner concludes in the video that,

Donald Trump, Mark Meadows, and others in Donald Trump’s administration deprived the Capitol of the federal law enforcement forces it needed to defend itself.

And that, friends, leads to one pretty compelling inference. We can maybe even call it the only reasonable conclusion: That Donald Trump and Mark Meadows wanted the Capitol to be taken; that Donald Trump and Mark Meadows wanted the angry mob to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s win.

If Meadows and Trump knew in advance that the kind of things that happened that day were likely, and did nothing about it beforehand, it’s either ineptitude of the highest order, or it’s complicity.

It’s starting to look like the latter.

Watch the video here:

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