(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) voted for H. Res. 503, a resolution establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The House Select Committee comes following Senate Republicans’ successful effort to obstruct a bipartisan commission, modeled after the 9/11 commission and passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, to investigate the insurrection that occurred on January 6th.
“January 6, 2021, was one of the darkest days in American history. It is absolutely imperative that Congress conduct a proper investigation into the root causes of the insurrection, the lapses in security, and what we need to do moving forward to ensure another travesty of that nature never occurs again,” said Congressman Cleaver. “When the House of Representatives passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill—negotiated in good faith by the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee—to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission, I was hopeful we could cut through tribalistic politics to provide answers to the American people. Despite attempts from select Senate Republicans to obstruct this desperately needed investigation, I’m proud of the House of Representatives for refusing to simply move on. The American public deserves to know the truth about that tragic day—and with this Select Committee, we’re going to give it to them.”
The Select Committee will be comprised of 13 Members of Congress, five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The Committee will be charged with investigating and reporting the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the January 6th domestic terror attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex, including the organization and execution of the attack, law enforcement and military preparation for and response to the attack, and other factors.
Upon concluding the investigation, the Select Committee will issue a final report to Congress with findings, results, and legislative recommendations.
The vote in the House:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 197 H RES 503 YEA-AND-NAY 30-Jun-2021 3:45 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
—- YEAS 222 —
—- NAYS 190 —
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after she introduced H.Res. 503, which establishes the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol:
“Sadly, as of last week, there remains no prospect for additional votes from Republican Senators to create the National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Complex.
“Over the weekend, proposed legislation to establish a Select Committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection was drafted, and it has now been introduced and sent to the Rules Committee.
“January 6th was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. It is imperative that we establish the truth of that day and ensure such an attack cannot again happen. The Select Committee will investigate and report upon the facts and causes of the attack and report recommendations for preventing any future assault.
“Senate Republicans did Mitch McConnell a ‘personal favor’ rather than their patriotic duty and voted against the bipartisan commission negotiated by Democrats and Republicans. But Democrats are determined to find the truth.”
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you. 10:37 AM – 29 May 2019
Not so fast.
Some of the responses:
Mueller statement is 180 degrees from the four-page statement that Bill Barr issued at the time he first saw the report.
Mueller pretty much gave Congress the letters “IMP–CH” and told them to start buying vowels
Sorry Con. Your BS does not play any longer. He said if he could have said you were innocent he would have. The only thing now protecting you is the con you pulled on America. Mueller was clear, you committed crimes.
Mueller basically just said you obstructed justice so much that he was unable to get enough evidence to charge you with conspiring with Russia, and that therefore Congress should impeach you for your crimes.
Mueller: “If we had confidence the President did not commit a crime we would have said so.”
Actually, homefry, Mueller said the only thing saving your ass is a policy that says he can’t indict a sitting president, and that it’s Congress’ job to find you guilty of the crimes you have committed through impeachment.
No innocent person says anything like this.
America deserves better than a criminal who worked with Russia to get “elected.” You should resign.
That’s not what he said boss. He said he wasn’t allowed to charge you for the crimes he believed you committed.
Must feel bad inside to know you only won because of Russian interference and Comey’s one bad decision. Not having the vote of the people.
Your fall will be one of the most satisfying thing to ever happen to this world.
The only question is if you are going to just be a one-term President or an impeached one.
“Россия” (Russia) – a variant of the Russian presidential flag.
St. Louis, MO – Steven V. Stenger, of Clayton, was indicted last Thursday on three counts of honest services bribery/mail fraud.
The Indictment alleges that beginning in October 2014 and continuing through December 31, 2018, Stenger and various individuals and companies schemed to defraud and deprive the citizens of St. Louis County of their right to his honest and faithful services, and the honest and faithful services of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership’s Chief Executive Officer, through bribery and the concealment of material information. The purpose of the scheme was for Stenger to secretly use his official position to enrich himself through soliciting and accepting campaign contributions from individuals and their companies in exchange for favorable official action, and for individuals and their companies to enrich themselves and their companies by secretly obtaining favorable action for themselves and for their companies, through corrupt means.
Specifically, the Indictment alleges that Stenger, in exchange for campaign donations and several fundraising events, took official action to insure that John Rallo and his company, Cardinal Insurance, obtained insurance contracts through St. Louis County during 2015 and 2016. Further, the Indictment alleges that Stenger took official action to insure that John Rallo and his company, Cardinal Creative Consulting, obtained a 2016 consulting contract through the St. Louis County Port Authority. Additionally, Stenger took official action to insure that John Rallo and his company, Wellston Holdings, LLC, obtained options to purchase two properties in Wellston, Missouri which were held by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of St. Louis County during 2016 and 2017. The Indictment also alleges that Stenger, in exchange for campaign donations and fundraising activities, took official action to insure that “Company One,” as set forth in the Indictment, obtained a 2019 – 2021 state lobbying contract from the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The Indictment alleges that Stenger took steps to hide, conceal and cover up his illegal conduct and actions, including making false public statements.
Stenger is scheduled to appear at 1:00 p.m. for his initial appearance and arraignment on his Indictment before U.S. Magistrate Noelle Collins, Courtroom 15 North, Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse, 111 S. 10th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.
If convicted, each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Restitution is also mandatory. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Postal Inspection Service with the assistance of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Steve Vockrodt @st_vockrodt
ICYMI: Nov. 2 Josh Hawley told a TV reporter that a KC Star story about how political operatives steered the AG’s office was false, while avoiding me as I waited outside his campaign bus. But records from his office make it clear the story was all too true
[….] 10:34 AM – 22 Dec 2018
People figured that out a while back:
“…He [Josh Hawley] is, well here’s, let me make sure that you understand. He is, every member of his staff is a taxpayer resource. Every e-mail they read from his political operatives is using taxpayer resources. When political operatives are in official meetings giving direction, talking about punch lists that is a political operation that he is bringing his state staff to deal with. He is having the political operatives run the taxpayer operated operation. So he is bending taxpayer resources to his political will. That is using taxpayer resources for political purposes. It may not be a copy machine where he’s copying flyers, but it is just as significant and, frankly, in some ways more insidious because he has turned official resources into a political operation. That’s what violates, uh, not only good judgment, not only does it disappoint Missourians about what the Attorney General’s office is supposed to be, but I believe it crosses the line in terms of the law…” – Claire McCaskill (D) – November 1, 2018