Editor: Watching the Jan. 6 investigation hearings I'm learning a lot about history, political science and the law that I normally would never hear or read about. To be a public servant in elected office one needs to be a well educated and knowledgeable person who has a sense of integrity to defend the oath of office no matter the threats or blackmail. A person has to have a sense of reality, knowing what is fact from fiction, what is legal and what is not. These are special people I like to refer to as States-men and -women as opposed to politicians. When elected officials and officers in responsible organizations knowingly do what is agreed is illegal and perpetuate lies they know are false they are not the kind of people who deserve our support or votes. The whole of the Arizona Republican Party organization needs to be revamped and cleansed of those who choose to be the false electors to replace the legitimate Arizona electors. And current candidates for office need to be barred from running based on their participation in those lies and illegal activity. The Republican Party has become the party of corruption having just revisited the 50 year Watergate anniversary and now hearing of Trump's strong-arming otherwise good Republicans into perpetuating his lies. These bullying tactics are not how our democracy survives. It's time to stand and reject the threats, turn in those bullies, indict and admit the truth. It's time to separate reasonable conservative ideology from tyrannical Trumpism. Expel the criminal players and do the right thing.

Holly Dove

Lake Havasu City

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Bob Moore

Once again it is important to understand the purpose of the 6 January committee is to investigate what potential causes led to the attempted overthrow of our government by traitors who attacked our seat of government. Once the investigation is complete and their findings released it will be up to the DOJ to make the decision to proceed with indictments against individuals charged with crimes by the DOJ not by the committee.

Bob Moore

“Not one time was I allowed to violate the rules of evidence and the 4th, 5th and 8th Amendment protections provided by the U.S. Constitution to every defendant, or person of interest.”

Once again it is important to understand the purpose of the 6 January committee is to investigate what potential causes led to the attempted overthrow of our government by traitors who attacked our seat of government. Once the investigation is complete and their findings released it will be up to the DOJ to make the decision to proceed with indictments that will then – and only then - lead to those indicted being given their full constitutional rights and protections. At this point there have been a few – with many more to come – individuals indicted and charged with actual crimes by the DOJ not by the committee.

https://www.i-sight.com/resources/15-types-of-evidence-and-how-to-use-them-in-investigation/

David Lender

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Bob Moore

It is truly fascinating to see comments, from people who stated they have not watched the hearings, casting aspersions at what has transpired. What we know, so far, is that trump and his co-conspirators – including our own Chemtrails Kelli Ward – bent over backwards to prevent the peaceful transfer of power, something Reagan called “Nothing Less Than A Miracle.” We have watched as one Republican and trump supporter after another has outlined exactly what trump and his minions attempted to do – overthrow the government of the United States.

The know-nothings also decry the fact that the committee has not put forth any indictments. More ignorance as anyone familiar with federal law knows it is the DOJ that has to bring forth the indictments and as this investigation continues indictments have been and will continued to be handed down.

And rest assured these hearings are “important to everyday Americans” because those whose head is not in the sand understand what the attempted coup means to our democracy and the necessary punishment of those who tried to pull it off.

David Lender

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DAVID W. EATON

I hope one of the concepts this “commenter” learned about the American Judicial system is that America subscribes to an “adversarial” form of Justice, unlike Europe where the “inquisitorial” form is used. In an adversarial system the accused has a right to face their accusers, the right to “cross examine” all witnesses and evidence brought against them, they have a right to bring exculpatory evidence with a right to counsel and a right not to incriminate themselves and finally a right to be judged by a jury of their peers. None of which are present in the January 6th, Committee Hearings. This current “Inquisition” reminiscent of “Torquemada” is a sham, “Show Trial”, similar to those of Hitler’s Germany and Joe Stalin’s Soviet Union! It’s forgone “conclusions” will be just as invalid. [thumbdown][censored][thumbdown][huh][ohmy][sad] Deaton

Bob Moore

The 6 January committee is not a court of law. It is an investigatory group charged with finding out what precipitated the attempted overthrow of our government by trump and his co-conspirators. No one is being "judged," however if indicted and then charged every accused will be given their day in court, with counsel and a jury, and the opportunity to face their accusers. A lack of knowledge of the law is no reason to...well, you know.

DAVID W. EATON

“It is an investigatory group charged with finding out what precipitated the attempted overthrow of our government”. I worked with an “investigatory group” that was called “Detective Division” of LHC PD. for twenty years of my thirty year law enforcement career. Not one time was I allowed to violate the rules of evidence and the 4th, 5th and 8th Amendment protections provided by the U.S. Constitution to every defendant, or person of interest. A glance at the “Nielsen Ratings” for this democrat choreographed dog and pony show are an indication that only “hard core” TDS sufferers are still paying attention, a few of whom frequent these “comments”? It’s call a defense of the indefensible! [thumbup][tongue][whistling][rolleyes][wink] Deaton

USA USA

Bobby, again I agree.

“The 6 January committee is not a court of law.”

It’s a circus full of clowns… angry clowns at that…

DAVID W. EATON

What’s “truly fascinating” is the composition of the Jan. 6th hearing panel! It has two Republican House Members, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, both RINO’s who, despise DJT and both predicted to be “lame ducks” in November. This was a transparent, failed attempt to make this “kangaroo court” look like a “bipartisan” effort. Look at who was specifically excluded! Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member of the house judiciary committee, who was excluded by Queen Nancy! Mr. Jordan would have truly made the hearing an “adversarial” proceeding. What we have is a Hollywood produced, Sham, Partisan, Political, Show Trial of lies, innuendo and obfuscation! [thumbdown][censored][censored][thumbdown] Deaton

Bob Moore

Once again the investigative committee is not a "court" of any kind. As to Jim Jordan he is in enough trouble facing charged of being a sexual predator. In addition Jordan is a founding member of the right-wing conservative House Freedom Caucus, serving as its first chair from 2015 to 2017, and as its vice chair since 2017. He is also a close ally of trump and supported lawsuits to invalidate the election results and voted not to certify the Electoral College results. He has refused to cooperate with the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, which subpoenaed him on May 12, 2022. Looks as if he would be last person to sit on a committee he refuses to talk with. Odd how people who refuse to watch the hearings have so much to say about them.

a. non

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"In my recollection," Bowers said of Giuliani, "he said, We have lots of theories we just don't have the evidence.'"

I laughed out loud when Speaker Bowers said that during Tuesday's hearings.

"we just don't have the evidence." Ah ha ha ha ha,!

"we just don't have the evidence."

"we just don't have the evidence."

"we just don't have the evidence."

Let that sink in.

-RobertsonO

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DAVID W. EATON

“When elected officials and officers in responsible organizations knowingly do what is agreed is illegal and perpetuate lies they know are false they are not the kind of people who deserve our support or votes.” I agree with this statement wholeheartedly and what comes to mind is the “Schiff Show” of Benny Thompson, Adam Schiff, Chaney, Kinsinger, and the entire 1/6/21 Committee of “Lame Ducks”, Charlatans and Grifters. A “clean sweep” on November 8th is what the “Doctor Ordered”! [thumbup][whistling][rolleyes][wink][smile] Deaton

Roger Pries

I have to laugh at the above commenter when she claim she is learning a lot about history, political science and the law by watching Pigloci's made for TV one sided sham show. And stating that people in public service who are elected to office one needs to be a well educated and knowledgeable person who has a sense of integrity to defend the oath of office no matter the threats or blackmail. A person has to have a sense of reality, knowing what is fact from fiction, what is legal and what is not. These are special people I like to refer to as States-men and -women as opposed to politicians. Come on give us a break. You are living in a fantasy world. Sure there are some good people in elected positions but from what we have seen in recent years they are really a minority. The bulk of career politicians probably had good intentions when first elected then the swamp got a hold of them and that's when their allegiance to their constituents ended. The sham show you are watching is a one sided attempt to take your mind off of what is really important to everyday Americans. Ignorant Adam Shift keeps telling the world that they have evidence to indict Trump well why not getter done. They would rather drag this movie out until the mid-terms by keeping everyone in suspense. They have nothing and the real sad thing about this is that they won't let anyone testify that will discredit their narrative. There are many unanswered questions about J6.

Boyd E. Spooner III

"Remember in November!" More corrupt Democrats will be going down than Carter has pills!

Bob Moore

No one can say what will transpire in November and claiming to "know" is pure foolishness.

Bob Moore

Many excellent points, Holly. The DOJ needs to step in and start indicting everyone of these traitors - a good start would be Kelli Ward and her co-conspirators. https://www.newsweek.com/arizina-gop-kelli-ward-subpoena-signing-electoral-1675706

a. non

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"Expel the criminal players"

Please keep us safe from "criminal players". Lock them up!

White collar crime goes unpunished. While petty criminals get murdered on the spot by police.

Just doesn't seem like fair and equal treatment to me.

-RobertsonO

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