Just in time for the US House Republicans to launch their investigation into reports of “inhumane” conditions at the Washington, D.C. Jail, which is holding alleged participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol ‘riots,’ President Donald J. Trump has shown solidarity with the people and helped bring attention to their struggles by releasing a patriotic song by the detainees.
And it is well past due.
About two years ago, the House Republicans targeted Muriel Bowser for the conditions of her cells and the inhumane treatment of the political detainees she was keeping.
And they continue to exert pressure on her this week.
“In a letter to District Mayor Muriel Bowser, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee cited reports and eyewitness accounts of the “despair, hopelessness and severe abuse of justice” at the facility,” the Washington Examiner reported on Friday.
“No prisoner in the United States should be treated in this fashion,” said the letter signed by Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Clay Higgins (R-La.).
The five-page letter contains several requests for papers and other material that Boswers had ignored for years.
In 2021, the US House issued Bowser a letter which she declined to respond to. House Republicans, then in the minority, submitted a follow-up inquiry regarding the appalling jail conditions in Washington, DC, which she refused to answer.
The harsh conditions under which Trump supporters are being imprisoned have been termed the “American Gulag,” a pun on the title of a well-known Russian book.
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn details the physical and psychological atrocities inflicted upon millions of Soviet political prisoners. State Security of the Soviet Union loves to capture people while they are bewildered, particularly at night with great force, but one never knows who their kidnapper will be, when or where the arrest will occur.
US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has actively followed the matter since DC activist Suzzanne Monk notified her in 2021 about the appalling conditions of the detainees, released the most recent demand letter on Twitter.
BREAKING: Tonight, Chairman @RepJamesComer, @RepClayHiggins, and I sent a letter on behalf of the Oversight Committee to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding accountability in the DC Jail and it’s treatment of pre-trial detainees. pic.twitter.com/mH7ThRAn9M
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 9, 2023
The letter describes the atrocities that Bowser and others had willfully inflicted on the detained Americans.
Hence, the listening is long delayed and the music is perfectly timed.
Only the News published the specifics:
Donald J. Trump collaborated with imprisoned Jan. 6 defendants to release a charity record titled “Justice for All” on Thursday night in an effort to generate money for the families of some of the defendants and draw attention to concerns about the equitable application of the law.
The officially released song launched on many streaming sites as a digital single and a vintage vinyl record.
Trump and the J6 Prison Chorus, a group of detained protestors, both contribute voices to the single. The inmates sent their contributions through jailhouse phone.
The audio feature detainees from January 6 singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” while Trump recites the Pledge of Allegiance.
LJ Fino, a record executive who worked on the project, predicted that the release would be met with both applause and derision.
“I am, of course, a huge supporter of The First Amendment and expect that many consumers will love it and many will hate it.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The former president has previously said he may pardon some of the Jan. 6 defendants should he return to the White House and lamented their treatment at the hands of the Department of Justice. CONTINUE READING…