‘Some Real Columbos Up There On the Hill’: The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway Corrects The Record on Notorious ‘Jan. 6 Texts’ To Trump After Liz Cheney Reads Them During Hearing

The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway took Democrats and the two Republican members of the Jan. 6 committee to task following reports regarding text messages allies of then-President Donald Trump sent to him the day of the Jan. 6 riot.

As CharlieKirk.com reports:

The Democrat-led Jan. 6 Committee late Monday released snippets of text messages to and from former chief of staff Mark Meadows about the incident that took place at the U.S. Capitol Building that.

It’s likely the committee did that because Meadows, who had initially agreed to cooperate with the panel, changed course and instead decided to claim executive privilege and let the chips fall where they may.

Those chickens may come home to roost: In response, Nancy Pelosi called lawmakers back into session so they could vote out a contempt of Congress resolution that we’re certain Joe Biden’s Justice Department will eagerly pursue.

Here’s a little taste of what the panel released:

Reports like that one came from a reading of some of the texts by Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, the Jan. 6 committee co-chair.

But, argued Hemingway, the text messages show exactly the opposite of what the committee says they show.

“‘We claimed there was a conspiracy to take over the government but our evidence shows the opposite: MAGA people urged POTUS to make a statement and then …. HE DID! Jail them all!’ Dems’ impeachment Hoax #3 being run by a deranged Liz Cheney who makes Adam Schiff seem competent,” Hemingway tweeted Monday evening.

“I *love* how last night’s big coordinated-with-media reveal was that there was definitely no insurrection, but there were people texting POTUS folks saying ‘this is bad, say something.’ And then POTUS saying something (and getting banned). Some real Columbos up there on the Hill,” Hemingway continued, referencing a 1970s-era detective show starring actor Peter Falk.

“Democrats have gone from ‘grand insurrection conspiracy requiring us to violate civil liberties of peaceful Americans, seize private communiques, persecute people for 1st Amendment-protected activities, etc.’ to ‘no insurrection conspiracy and here are some texts proving that,’” The Federalist senior editor continued.

Former George W. Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer made similar observations.

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“The real reason the left and the media are up on arms over some FOX hosts calling on Trump to stop the riot is because the left wants to paint the right as pro-riot. The texts prove the left wrong – and they can’t stand it,” he wrote.