A leaked document from the Pentagon shows that Mike Pence ordered the military to vacate the Capitol on Jan. 6, but Trump did not.
The AP reported on the timeline in an internal Pentagon document it received:
The timeline adds another layer of understanding about the state of fear and panic as the uprising unfolded, exposing then-President Donald Trump’s inaction and how that void contributed to a slowed response from the military and law enforcement agencies. It shows that the intelligence errors, tactical errors and bureaucratic delays have been dwarfed by the government’s failure to capture the scale and intensity of a violent uprising by its own citizens.
Since Trump was not engaged, it fell to Pentagon officials, a handful of senior White House advisers, leaders of Congress, and the Vice President, who had hidden in a secure bunker to help manage the chaos.
Mike Pence called the Pentagon and requested the evacuation of the Capitol, and the military didn’t. Logic suggests that there is only one person over pence who could have overridden his order.
The difference between insurrection and betrayal is that “seditious conspiracy is generally defined as behavior or language that incites rebellion against the authority of a state, but treason is the more serious offense of actively waging war against the United States or its enemies To provide help. “
Trump supported an attack on America by his enemies by taking no action. Donald Trump believed he would sit back and avoid responsibility, but what he really did was commit treason by helping people commit an act of war against the United States.
When Trump told his supporters to march to the Capitol, he caused an uproar. When Trump refused to act to stop the attack on the Capitol, it could be argued that he had committed treason.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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