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Trump posts furious attack on 'loser' former staffer Miles Taylor on his blog: 'a lowlife I didn't know'
On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump took to his new blog to trash Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security chief of staff in his administration who penned the infamous "anonymous" op-ed against Trump in The New York Times, endorsed President Joe Biden, and is now threatening to form a moderate conservative party.
"Some people refer to him as 'absolutely nothing,'" wrote Trump. "I hear he is on CNN and MSDNC all the time, but he had nothing to do with any of my decisions, and I wouldn't even know what he looks like. He is the guy who fraudulently wrote a make-believe book and statement to the failing New York Times calling himself 'Anonymous.' That's right, he, a lowlife that I didn't know, was Anonymous. Now he's putting together a group of RINOs and Losers who are coming out to protest President Trump."
Trump — who has, in fact, been photographed with Taylor, didn't stop there.
"He is a phony who will probably be sued over his fake book and fake 'Anonymous' editorial, which caused so much treasonous stir," he continued. "Miles Taylor and his fellow RINO losers like Tom Ridge, Christine Todd Whitman, and Crazy Barbara Comstock voted for Biden, and now look what they have — a socialist regime with collapsing borders, massive tax and regulation hikes, unrest in the Middle East, and long gas lines. He is even giving us men setting new records playing women's sports. What a disaster for our Country (sic) it has been!"
Trump's blog was set up in response to his widespread bans from social media following his promotion of conspiracy theories that led to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A CNN analysis of the House Jan. 6 hearing Wednesday walked through the rancor and rage coming from supporters of former President Donald Trump as they were faced with the reality and accountability of the Capitol attack.
The analysis began with the gaslighting from at least three Republicans who downplayed the riot or denying it altogether. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) announced that he is an insurrection denier to viewers, saying that those who attacked police, and trashed the Capitol were just "visitors" being "orderly" in Statuary Hall that day.
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) said during the hearing that the attackers were just a "mob of misfits." Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) passed over the violence saying that "many…peacefully protested" on Jan. 6. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) claimed "it was Trump supporters who lost their lives that day," as if that somehow made the attack on the Capitol acceptable. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) questioned how Attorney General Merrick Garland even knows that the mob was of Trump supporters?
"The theme of the day became clear as the hearing progressed," said the CNN analysis. "The vast majority of House Republicans are still on board with the 'big lie' about 2020 and are willing to lie about January 6."
President Donald Trump's former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen dodged questions about Trump's involvement, particularly during a meeting Jan. 3 that he refused to answer any questions about.
"I cannot tell you, consistent with my obligations today, about private conversations with the President, one way or the other," Rosen claimed, saying he "tried to be as forthcoming as I can" but there are "ground rules," he said he must follow.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) asked how that could possibly be a valid answer since no one has invoked executive privilege in this case.
The hearing was taking place in the House Reform and Oversight Committee, though there was very little oversight going on as Republicans refused to even agree on the reality of what happened on Jan. 6.
AG Garland spoke to the Senate, telling Republicans there, "In my career as a judge and in law enforcement, I have not seen a more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the Capitol. This was an attempt by some ... to interfere with the fundamental passing element of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power."
All of it unfolded at the same time that Republicans removed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the GOP leadership, attacking her as disloyal for refusing to agree with the false claim that Trump won the 2020 election.
On Wednesday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," former Democratic Party chair Howard Dean outlined the existential threat Republicans pose to American democracy — and suggested that as long as the GOP is on this path, they cannot call themselves American at all.
"I think this is a more serious problem than what's going on in the Republican Party," said Dean. "This is a contest to see if our democracy and our country survives. And most Republicans have chosen their power and chosen not to have a democratic country. The lies that have been told, there was a Georgia congressman out there saying there was no insurrection and it was all peaceful and all this stuff. It is not just the lies that Trump won the election. It is the Republican Party that has embraced this lie."
"I think Liz Cheney deserves a lot of credit," continued Dean. "I'm sure there will be people that are horrified that I should say that. But what we need is not that we all agree on our vision of America. What we need is honesty and to stand up for core democratic principles. The Republicans have abandoned principles. McConnell has abandoned them. All the backbenchers are carrying on and people from all over the country. The vast majority do not have a spine. you could find six spines in the Republican Party, I would say you are exaggerating."
"We need people to stand up like Liz Cheney did today," Dean added. "I could have every disagreement you would imagine on policy with Liz Cheney. But what we agree on is loyalty to the country should trump disagreements on policy. Liz Cheney exhibited that today. She's a true American, and I have to say that most politicians in the Republican Party are no longer Americans because they no longer believe in democracy."
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