They just can’t help themselves, they have to cheat. Just like the Russian Collusion lies, when Democrats tried to impeach the President with a fabricated dossier, they now try to do it again by doctoring a video to produce another lie by ommission.
Donald Trump Jr. posted a video on Twitter of a Newsmax interview during which Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin (N.Y.) also criticized the deceptive editing.
“If they’re going to start playing the video of what the President said, why would you cut it out at the point where the president’s telling his supporters to [protest] peacefully and patriotically?” asked Zeldin.
TO DECEIVE THOSE WATCHING IT…of course.
Left-leaning outlet, Newsweek, published a fact-check on the claims that the video was “edited to remove Trump’s call for peace before the riot” and they determined the claim was true.
“According to a transcript of the speech and footage of it in its entirety, President Trump did make the statement on January 6,” the Newsweek report stated. “The video played at Trump’s trial Tuesday showed the violence that occurred at the Capitol but does not include that part of his speech.” Is anybody surprised by that? Its what they always do.
“The montage presented by [lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)] shows the tens of thousands of Trump supporters at the Ellipse as he echoed uninvestigated claims of a stolen election. It then cuts to protestors marching to and protesting at the Capitol before the conclusion of the speech, then returns to a later portion of President Trump’s remarks,” leaving out his call for peace.
In response, former Republican congressman, Jason Chaffetz, suggested that the video may have violated a House of Representatives rule that bars images, videos, or audio files presented in the chamber from being “manipulated with the intent to mislead the public.”
“Go to page 34 of House Rules. Did the manipulated video violate the House Rules?” Chaffetz tweeted Tuesday afternoon. The rules state:
The Committee on Ethics is directed to report to the House, not later than December 31, 2021, any recommended amendments to the Code of Official Conduct, as well as any accompanying regulations, intended to address the circumstances and instances, if any, for which a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House may be subject to discipline for the dissemination by electronic means, including by social media, of any image, video, or audio file that has been distorted or manipulated with the intent to mislead the public.