Legal Expert Jonathan Turley was the only expert that told Dems the truth when it came to their impeachment attempts against Trump. He said they don’t have the evidence and they were going to fail. Dems didn’t listen. Rep Maxine Water probably won’t listen either. Turley claims Waters just messed up. She told rioters to be more confrontational but has filed a suit against Trump for inciting the January 6th raid… Turley claims Trump can now use her to defend himself.
“With rioting continuing in Brooklyn Center and around the country, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., went to Minnesota and told the protesters that they “gotta stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.” The statement is ironic since Waters is one of the House members suing former President Donald Trump and others for inciting violence on Jan. 6 with his words on the Mall.
Waters insists that Trump telling his supporters to go to the Capitol to make their voice heard and “fight” for their votes was actual criminal incitement. Conversely, Waters was speaking after multiple nights of rioting and looting, telling protesters to stay on the streets and get even more confrontational.
Waters has now guaranteed that she could be called as a witness by Trump in his own defense against her own lawsuit.
Waters’ most recent words could well be cited in the ongoing litigation over the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. As I have previously discussed, the lawsuit by House members and the NAACP may prove a colossal mistake. It is one of a number of lawsuits, including one filed by Rep. Eric. Swalwell, D-Calif., that could ultimately vindicate Trump shortly before the next election.
While it is possible that members could find a trial judge to rule in their favor, these lawsuits should fail on appeal, if they get that far. Moreover, they would fail under a lower standard of proof than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard in criminal law. Such a result would eviscerate the claim that Trump was guilty of criminal incitement in his speech.”
Waters spews Trump hate like it is her job. So it is no surprise that she would think directing rioters to get more confrontational is no big deal. But her words were actually inciting, unlike Trump’s. But on the plus side, her hate is going to help the one person she can’t stand.