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Today is January 7 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.

1 – Trump acknowledges end of presidency after Congress certifies Biden win
Minutes after Congress formally certified the Electoral College votes for Democrat Joe Biden just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning, President Trump released a statement promising an “orderly transition of power” on Jan. 20.

The president released the statement through Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, as Twitter had temporarily suspended his own account.

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification:

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”

While speaking at the “Save America” rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, President Trump told supporters, “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore… so we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol, and we’re going to try to give the Republicans the kind of pride and boldness they need to take back our country.”

DML: I’ll be talking about this on my podcast this morning.

2 – Rudy Giuliani called for “trial by combat”
Breitbart reports: Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani called for “trial by combat” during a speech at the Save America march in Washington, DC in front of the White House protesting the 2020 election.

Giuliani appeared to define the “combat” as a battle of reputations, explaining that he was willing to look like a fool if only to get more transparency of the election process.

“If we are wrong we will be made fools of but if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail. So let’s have trial by combat,” he said. “I’m willing to stake my reputation. The president is willing to stake his reputation on the fact that we’re going to find criminality there.”

Donald Trump Jr.: Fight like the Democrats do!
Also speaking at the D.C. rally on Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. referred to Congress voting to certify the Electoral College results, and said, “To those Republicans, many of which may be voting on things in the coming hours: You have an opportunity today. You can be a hero, or you can be a zero. And the choice is yours. But we are all watching. The whole world is watching, folks. Choose wisely.”

“These guys better fight for Trump. Because if they’re not, guess what? I’m going to be in your backyard in a couple of months!… If you’re going to be the zero and not the hero, we’re coming for you, and we’re gonna have a good time doing it. We’ve got to start fighting like the Democrats do!”

DML: I’ll be discussing this on my podcast today.

3 – Lindsey Graham turns away from Trump: ‘Count me out’
After a crowd of protesters broke into the Capitol building on Wednesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said he’s done fighting for President Trump, would not be objecting to the Electoral College results, and declared that Joe Biden is the legitimate president-elect of the United States.

“Trump and I, we had a hell of a journey. I hate it being this way. Oh my god I hate it … but today all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I tried to be helpful,” Graham said.

He told Vice President Mike Pence during his Senate floor speech, “Mr. Vice President, just hang in there…you’re going to do the right thing…it is over.”

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the President and the Vice President of the United States on January the 20th,” he added.

DML: Good-bye.

4 – House Judiciary Democrats ask Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump
The Hill reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Vice President Pence on Wednesday evening imploring him to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) shared the letter on Twitter writing, “I am sending a letter with
@RepTedLieu and our colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office after today’s events.”

“It is with great sadness that we write to you following the incidents that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol today. As you presided over the U.S. Senate, angry supporters of President Trump attempted an insurrection, illegally storming and breaching the U.S. Capitol building to stop the certification of President-elect Biden’s victory,” the lawmakers wrote.

“Even in his video announcement this afternoon, President Trump revealed that he is not mentally sound and is still unable to process and accept the results of the 2020 election,” the lawmakers wrote to Pence.

“For the sake of our democracy, we emphatically urge you to invoke the 25th Amendment and begin the process of removing President Trump from power. President has shown time and again that he is unwilling to protect our Democracy and carry out the duties of the office.”

DML: I’ll be talking about this on my podcast this morning!

5 – Republican Vermont Governor Demands President Donald Trump’s Resignation
Breitbart reports: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, demanded President Donald Trump resign “or be removed” after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

After violence and destruction broke out while the Congress was meeting to review and accept Electoral College votes, Scott blamed Trump for the melee and called it “an attack on our democracy.”

“Make no mistake, the President of the United States is responsible for this event. President Trump has orchestrated a campaign to cause an insurrection that overturns the results of a free, fair, and legal election.”

“The fact is the results of this election have been validated by Republican governors, conservative judges and non-partisan election officials across the country. There is no doubt that the President’s delusion, fabrication, self-interest, and ego have led us – step by step – to this very low, and very dangerous, moment in American history. The fabric of our democracy and the principles of our republic are under attack by the President. Enough is enough. President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress.”

DML: This is nuts!

6 – Barack Obama Blames Conservative Media ‘Ecosystem’ After Trump Supporters Storm Capitol
Breitbart reports: Former President Barack Obama blamed conservative media and Republicans after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday.

Obama said in a statement that Trump incited the violence on Capitol Hill, but he blamed the Republican Party and “its accompanying media ecosystem” for not telling their supporters the truth.

“Their fantasy narrative has spiraled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments,” Obama wrote. “Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo.”

The former president said that Republican leaders should “choose reality” and stop stoking the “raging fires” of their supporters.

DML: Obama, YOU are to blame for a lot of this!

7 – Scarborough calls for arrest of Trump, Giuliani and Trump Jr. for ‘insurrection against US’
The Hill reports: A furious Joe Scarborough on Thursday dropped an f-bomb on live television while talking about the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol, calling for the arrests of President Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump Jr. for insurrection.

The MSNBC host issued a fiery condemnation of the Capitol Police response to the mob while speaking on “Morning Joe,” questioning why the group of predominately white Trump supporters were not forcefully stopped from breaching the complex.

Scarborough then turned to Trump, his eldest son and Giuliani, who held a rally with the same group of supporters just before the crowd stormed the federal building. The host said that their rhetoric contributed to the uprising.

“That’s insurrection against the United States of America and if Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump are not arrested today for insurrection and taken to jail and booked — and if the Capitol Hill police do not go through every video and look at the face of every person that invaded our Capitol and if they are not arrested and brought to justice today — then we are no longer a nation of laws and we only tell people they can do this again,” Scarborough said.

DML: Arrest?  Seriously?

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Republicans and democraps got what they wanted. Now they will try and perhaps will put the President in jail. I despise the Republican party the same way I despise democraps. I saw clearly what really happened yesterday.

  2. So what happened to the 140 representatives who were challenging the EC. What the hell happened to that. So the bastards were lying all along to us that they would challenge the EC with evidence. Bullshit

  3. I have not been afraid of A Covid but right now I am scared to death of what is happening in our Government and what is going to happen to this Country.

  4. The elite dems have won again, which is so very sad for this country.
    Their smooth talk lulls ignorant dems, and it’ll be too late in years to come to turn back the control they will take over us in years to come. We MUST stay vigilant, as one half of this country has brains!!

    • Not just the Dems. Republicans are near as bad. Both parties are too blame. Near every member of Congress violated their oath to defend and preserve the Constitution. According to the Constitution it is Congress’s job to insure the Constitution is followed. Several states violated the Constitution with the changes made in voting rules. Late voting, early voting, late mail in ballots are all unconstitutional. Electors decided by those unconstitutional changes should have been disregarded or thrown out. Congress is supposed to ensure that all election laws are followed. Both houses and parties are to blame.

  5. Republicans will never recover from this. Not many republicans will ever trust elections after this and so they will not get out and vote. RIP to America. We will now go into socialism.

  6. Scarborough jump off a building you filthy piece of trash. You are no better than an ant-ifa terrorist.. Your network spread nothing but lies and hate for four years you reprehensible pig. Take your ho wife with you.

  7. Media and the far left Democrats are to blame for what took place yesterday, not Donald Trump!!! Did the dems ever denounce antifa or blm, if they did I guess I must have missed it. I am tired of seeing Pelosi’s wrinkled up, crooked fingered fist, old Shifty eyes, aoc’s buggy eyes and the crap spewing out of her mouth, the good ole Ny boys, the twit from Ca., an old carcus of a former do nothing vp who can’t even form a coherent sentence unless he reads it before him and that cs from Mi. who thinks she is the president of the U.S. These are the ones responsible for what happened, these are the ones who have the blood of many on their hands!!!

  8. Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!

  9. My fellow patriots we are about to enter a very dark period in American history and im afraid this can not be solved by politicians! I believe only the people of this great country can and will once and for all set us on the right track.
    Another great civil war will engulf this country at some point with states once again leaving the union and refusing to live under the tyranny off the democrat socialist party!
    It is coming we as democratic republic can’t Andy will not submit to a false election of a man who is senile and surrounded by communist!
    Are founder gave us these right through God and no one will take them away from us!
    Thomas Jefferson said “ from time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants”
    The time has come or is coming soon, you live as a free God fearing person or live as a slave including your family’s!!!
    Rise up as our founder did and all those to follow and in the end we shall remain a free people under the greatest constitution ever written!!

  10. Trump says he is going so it’s over. I know it was antifa and I know it was a set up. Cowards are in office and don’t expect arrests, the Dems won’t risk anyone confirming it was antifa. Trump is wrong not to declare martial law, people are willing to fight for him but again that was not his people yesterday. We trust him and he should trust us. He subjects us to our own military being used against us by walking out. An educated person realizes what’s coming now, I know Trump feels he can’t be an effective leader now but does he honestly feel bozo or a whore will be ? Where is Ted Cruz and Hawley now? I see nothing on any state wanting to be independent. There’s no use waiting on law suits now, it’s over. The real blood is on the hands of the election fraud officials. Democrats were sore losers and now sore winners

  11. Obama is to blame for ALL of this mess. He alone divided this country and guess what…he will also be back telling Biden what to do. I feel like we have no one standing up for us now and supporting us. It’s such a helpless feeling!! 😢

  12. I was there. I was at the Capitol. I did not enter the Capitol, but I was one of the thousands below and in front of the Capitol. We wanted to register our disgust with the theft of our election. We wanted to encourage weak-kneed RINOs to do the right thing. We wanted the Left to see that we are numerous. And we wanted to be heard.

    We were “mostly peaceful,” and certainly far more peaceful than the typical Antifa or BLM occasion.

    Look at any video of the rally. We are average Americans. Sure, some of us came ready to mix it up—I sure was, and I’m an old man—but only in self-defense. Washington DC is, after all, a predominantly Democratic city.

    Let’s not create fake news of our own. I deeply appreciate Rep. Gaetz, but I do not believe Antifa was behind the storming of the Capitol, masquerading as Trump supporters. I believe those who stormed the Capitol were patriotic, well-meaning Trump supporters who simply got carried away in their excitement and desire to be heard by our out-of-touch politicians.

    It was a mistake. We need to own it.

    Anyone who set pipe bombs deserves to be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    The Tree of Liberty is looking mighty dry. Some of our leaders are traitors who deserve to face revolutionary justice. But this was not yet the time. This was the time for allowing our deeply-compromised democratic process to run its full course, even if it was only to witness our system taking its last gasping breaths.

    The woman killed by Capitol police, Ashli Babbit, was a patriot. She committed no act of violence. She brandished no weapon. She was shot in the act of simply unfurling a banner at a Capitol entrance — you know, the so-called “people’s house,” where We The People are no longer welcome.

    The Democrats and their lying media are trying to blame Pres. Trump for this incident and to demonize the protestors. Trump did not incite the crowd. The theft of our election incited it. And Pence incited it in the sense that his betrayal, which I always anticipated, stoked our sense of righteous indignation. The protestors were good, ordinary Americans who were simply trying to do their duty in the face of an illegal takeover of our nation’s government.

    Do not buy into the self-serving mythologizing of those in positions of leadership trying to portray themselves as heroic lawmakers doing their duty in the face of mob intimidation. Far from it. They were, instead, the corrupt, the ambitious, and the craven gathered with hidden daggers in the heart of our Forum in a conspiracy to assassinate our republic. And Mike Pence’s was the unkindest cut of all.

    Some are calling this an Insurrection. Entering the Capitol illegally and breaking a window does not an Insurrection make. But if they want to call this an Insurrection, then do by all means oblige them. Pres. Trump, declare an Insurrection, call out the military against the domestic enemy, and suspend habeas corpus.

    • Random Citizen I applaud your statement. The hypocrisy on the left is beyond comprehension. I encourage everyone to read Psalm 37. “The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for He knows their day is coming.” Vs 12-13. It may appear we’ve lost the short game but we’re in it for the long game. Heads up! Stand strong! God bless America!

    • I agree with you (1 exception ).
      Video/ Photos/ a little basic research, clearly proves that it was indeed, ANTIFA that stormed the building. The moron wearing a buffalo skin, has been identified as JAKE ANGELI !
      His FB profile proves he is ANTIFA.
      This was ALL set up ! Video shows COPS opening up the barriers, and allowing the ” Fake Protesters ” just mosey on by!

  13. I agree with you Thom. It’s gonna be the people like us that are gonna have to do it.I know I will not live under socialism. These people live behind the protection of capital police,FBI, secret service. These morons want to disarm us so we can’t fight back. Yes what happened at capital shouldn’t happened but don’t rush to blame trump supporters. I believe I saw antifa in that crowd. Where was the media during summer condemning blm and antifa. Oh forgot those were peaceful. I’m just working class American. All I want is to be left alone, don’t threaten to come try take my guns, my freedom speech and everything else I worked for because I will stand and fight. If it’s civil war again let’s go I’m prepared. I live in South Carolina and would like to see all of southern states pull away from union. Let the libs have New York, California and their other run down places.

  14. I think President Trump wanted all Americans to see who is really on his side. I am praying he has something and will drop the hammer on all of them. The republicans seniors need to be replaced with some who truly believes in this country and not their pocket book.

  15. Do you have a copy of the tape, where the DC Police directed a portion of the crowd up the steps of the Capitol to allow them entrance? You can hear one lady saying “we have to go this way now”?
    This was totally a set up.

  16. Well look folks. There is little we as a people can do now. The rinos and Democrats both wanted this because Trump is not a swamp creature. They literally hate his guts. We have to be smarter than them and we could actually do a lot of harm by turning off the TV for a couple weeks and setting down and turning off our phones. Get rid of Twitter Facebook Instagram and google. Don’t buy any more clothes or any more “toys” for as long as you can make the things you do already have work for you. Stop buying anything on Amazon. And they will be hurt in their wallets. It’s the only recourse we have got and if we all do it. It will work. No more money for them! Stop buying cripto currency it’s for the beast system. Don’t get tested for covid and don’t get vaccinated. Get off all these pills that you can. Pharmaceuticals are bad news people. Life could be simpler God be with each and every one of you

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