From President Donald J. Trump:
As I wrote in my last column, I was stunned when Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Times reported that the Jan. 6 Committee “has interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses and obtained more than 25,000 documents related to last year’s riot at the Capitol — yet most of the evidence remains a secret.”
I described the committee as a show trial in the Soviet tradition wherein the outcome was decided, and the spectacle was meant to educate the public on the authority’s version of truth.
I just had not realized how arrogant and open they were about stacking the deck and rigging the game. The Jan. 6 Committee provides a perfect example of the growing totalitarian pressures I describe in my new book, “Defeating Big Government Socialism.”
According to Gallup’s most recent Confidence in Institutions Survey, 57 percent of Americans have very little or no confidence in Congress. That makes it the least trusted of all 15 institutions Gallup asked about this year.
The news media are close behind, followed by the presidency.
Fifty-three percent of those surveyed had little or no confidence in TV news, and 49 percent of Americans had little or no confidence in the presidency. (Newspapers and the criminal justice system make up fourth and fifth least trusted – both had 46 percent of people with little or no confidence.)
So, we have the Democrats in Congress (with their co-leader anti-Trump, anti-Republican Liz Cheney) acting in secret with the cooperation of the news media. Three of the five least respected institutions in America are colluding to keep more than 1,000 videotaped interviews and 25,000 documents secret from the public.
Of course, we should have seen this coming. Recall at the outset, Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to allow Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to make his own appointments to the committee – violating centuries of rules and tradition – which led to the Republican boycott.
Is it any wonder the American people have anger, hostility, and contempt for the Congress and the news media?
They treat us as though we are too stupid to see through a rigged game, a stacked deck, and a fraud of carefully selected and edited propaganda.
They are wrong.
If we are to be true to Abraham Lincoln’s “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” we must trust the people governing.
Read the full article from Newt Gingrich here.