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#Wisconsin #Republicans are still pushing "The Big Lie.

But... all evidence says that the election was free & fair - it is the #GOP who are lying.

#DemVoice1 #WisDems…
#Wisconsin #Republicans submitted fraudulent

electors in the effort to steal the 2020 election - they

sent the slate of fake electors to the National Archive.

They will be prosecuted.

#DemVoice1 #WisDems…
#Republican traitors pressured VP Pence not to

fulfill his Constitutional duty to certify the election.

Most are still in office.

They are being investigated! There will be


#DemVoice1 #WisDems…
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Alex Jones was initiated into the Proud Boys by Gavin McInnes on Infowars, which remains Roger Stone's propaganda platform too.

OathKeeper Kelly Meggs got 12 yrs yesterday.

In 2022, his co-conspirator Watkins told the committee to blame Alex Jones: (Source, DailyBeast): Image
2/Also yesterday, Oathkeeper Stewart Rhodes got 18 years for seditious conspiracy. Here he is making plans for D.C. on Infowars and talking about "blood on the streets."
3/Here is Alex Jones' infantile, embarrassing, and alarming Proud Boys initiation:
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Since today is Feb 14th when back in 2011 people started Riots in their Capitol that Nancy Pelosi said were " IMPRESSIVE SHOW OF DEMOCRACY IN ACION" that we are not mad about they physically occupied the capitol for 2 weeks.
That 14 of Democratic members of the Wisconsin State Senate - did not appear at the capitol for a scheduled vote on a bill fled Wisconsin and traveled to Illinois to delay a vote on the bill.… Image
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NEW: #OathKeepers leader Stewart Rhodes found guilty of seditious conspiracy.

Kelly Meggs, too.

Also convicted of obstructing an official proceeding, as were OathKeepers:

Kenneth Harrelson
Jessica Watkins
Thomas Caldwell

Remember this #Jan6 video by @rstevensbrody?

I do.

It sent a chill down my spine.

It motivated so many to get involved in painstaking crowdsourced efforts to identify the #OathKeepers down to the last detail of their movements during the siege.
For *weeks* after #Jan6 much of what public knew about #OathKeepers during #Jan6 was the fruit of volunteer sleuthing...

The work of a handful of visual investigations teams like the @nytimes...

And and some tenacious local & nat'l reporters.
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Per this GAO report FBI had reports back in Aug 17th 2020 for #Jan6th… Image
U.S. Capitol Police
October 27, 2020 may seek to
carry out attacks around Election Day Image
U.S. Park Police
January 4, 2021
U.S. Park Police noted that the probability of violent actions is likely, if opposing groups come into contact with each other.
Proud Boys leader was arrested on January 4 ImageImage
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1) @Elise_Jordan The MAGAs U interviewed who thought Jan 6 was just fine: shoulda asked them if they'd be OK with that violent mob just taking over the country & running it. Is that the country they want to live in? The kind of leadership they think will benefit America? Just
2) throw out the Constitution? The critical thinking skills of these folks Joe praises as great neighbors is seriously impaired. How could they ever elect decent people to important offices? The former Hillary voter in striped shirt who said everyone obsessed w/hatred 4 Trump
3) Yeah there's a voter w/real critical thinking skills. Someone who can jump from what HRC stood 4 & then turn around & vote for a fascist. Unbelievable. U shoulda asked them what their primary news source is. I mean we know what it is but I wanna hear it from their lips.
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Bitcoin champion, convoy enthusiast and walking climate disaster Pierre Poilievre is officially the new leader of the "Conservative" Party of Canada. I'm told I should be *very* afraid he'll become the Prime Minster. I'm not. I don't think he has a hope in hell 🧵#cdnpoli Image
People have short memories and the (ongoing) pandemic feels like a lifetime ago which is why Canadians may need reminding what "Conservative" leadership would have looked like during that time had Polly been PM. No CERB. No nothing. You're on your own. /2
Might as well nip this in the bud: I'm not AT ALL advising anybody "let their guard down". I think this generation of "Conservatives" need the electoral reckoning of their entire existence so all future generations know not to float this extremist garbage at Canadians. /3
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🧵 NZ's Conspirituality subculture has a role in the amplification of social division through love, peace, wellness and spiritual semantics. More importantly it has it's own potential extremist component, let's not overlook it or mislabel it as 'far right' due to overlaps 1/
Echoing a strain of international protestors from health, fitness, and spiritual communities these Kiwi peddlers market hyper-driven ideologies about health measures and government responses. They recruit with enticing assurances (manipulations) about wellbeing and knowledge 2/
Cult researcher, Matthew Remski (2021) describes Conspirituality as today’s intersection between “left-wing wellness” & “right-wing conspiracy theories” which explains why some yoga & wellness folks have fallen into the influences of covid denial and QAnon-type influences. 3/
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As Americans celebrate #4thOfJuly, here's 10 essential episodes of Dangerous Dogma w/ @BrianKaylor for helping U.S. Christians think about the relationship between faith & nation. The first features @kkdumez talking about, "Jesus and John Wayne." 1/10…
Our second Dangerous Dogma episode for the #4thOfJuly was @BrianKaylor's discussion with @AmandaTylerBJC of @BJContheHill about #ChristianNationalism and the #Jan6thInsurrection. 2/10…
The third episode in our #4THJULY #PodcastRecommendations is @americansunited' @rachelklaser talking with @BrianKaylor about protecting religious liberty in #America for everyone. 3/10…
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"Hutchinson testified to hearing Trump order the magnetometers (metal detectors) used to keep armed people away from the president be removed:

“I don’t fucking care that they have weapons, they’re not here to hurt me... Let my people in."

The car thing is not as important as the fact that:

and said:

"I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons.
They're not here to hurt ME.
Take the f-ing mags [magnetometers] away.
Let MY people in…"

"Trump’s order to “take the fucking mags away,” whether or not the Secret Service obeyed it, was not constitutionally protected political speech but, rather, an overt act, sandwiched between sentences reflecting awareness & intent..."

#Jan6thInsurrection… Image
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"he told Eastman that the plan violated the Electoral Count Act and that “Mr. Eastman acknowledged that that was the case.”
Knowledge of the plot being illegal is significant when it comes to whether the Jan. 6 plotters committed a crime."

"Eastman told Giuliani: “I’ve decided that I should be on the pardon list, if that is still in the works.”

This is big — and not just because Eastman sought a pardon, thereby acknowledging his own legal liability."

"Jacob described the process for drafting Pence’s statement rejecting the Trump team’s plan. He said Pence wanted it to be “just so” because “this may be the most important thing I ever say.”"

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Proud Boys Led Major Breaches of Capitol on Jan. 6, Video Investigation Finds

A months long Times investigation using court documents, text messages and videos reveals how teams of Proud Boys instigated critical breaches of the Capitol on Jan. 6.

"More than 40 members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, have been indicted in connection with the assault, among them several of its leaders who are now facing charges of seditious conspiracy."…
"members of the group [Proud Boys] maneuvered in a coordinated fashion that day in a way that was not previously known and in a manner that was unlike that of the hundreds of other rioters who stormed the building."

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The #January6thCommitteeHearings started on 6/9/22 evening with witness testimony & video footage surrounding the riot on the Capitol on #J6. The televised hearing is the 1st in a series that is expected to last through July.
I will ask the questions not being asked & quote many. Image
In all of the video shown on Prime TV by the #January6thCommitteeHearings, I didn't see a single frame w/ Ray Epps as he is seen in multiple videos on Jan 5 & #J6.

Why was Ray Epps encouraging people to go "into" the Capitol building?

Did the FBI hire Ray Epps?
Who is #RayEpps? Image
@BennieGThompson @RepLizCheney & @RepKinzinger
Does the FBI now, or has it ever, maintained a formal or informal relationship or point of contact w/ Ray Epps, whether directly or indirectly, including through intermediaries?
Who is #RayEpps
#January6thCommitteeHearings Image
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" House GOP leadership is playing footsie with a rancid and racist conspiracy theory with a history of inciting mass murder...

Is there a way — any way at all — to make the Republican Party pay a political price for any of it?"
"Rep. Elise Stefanik, the House Republican chairman who previously endorsed a version of that “great replacement theory,” recently doubled down on it, even after Buffalo. So apparently... the answer to that question is no."…
"The [@ProjectLincoln] ad singles out three major companies — PricewaterhouseCoopers @PwC, Home Depot @HomeDepot and the Altria Group @AltriaNews — and rips them for donating to Stefanik.

Watch it here:"

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Jan. 6 White House logs given to House show 7-hour gap in Trump calls

The House select committee is investigating whether it has the full record and whether Trump communicated that day through backchannels, phones of aides or personal disposable phones…
"Internal White House records from the day of the attack on the US Capitol... show a gap in Trump’s phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes, including the period when the building was being violently assaulted"

"The seven-hour gap also stands in stark contrast to the extensive public reporting about phone conversations he [Trump] had with allies during the attack..."

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The entire #KetanjiBrownJacksonHearing has been performance art at a time when #SCOTUS public approval ratings are at an all time low. (SCOTUS public approval is lower than after Bush v Gore 😬). It's bread an circuses to give the court a patina of legitimacy.
The process is broken, Gorsuch, Barrett and Kavanagh arguably should not be on the bench. They are only there through the machinations of a GOP Senate leadership that was obsessed with 1) Undermining Obama 2) Ensuring Trump remained in office should his 2020 lawsuits get that far
Even the most casual American voters saw the GOP senate steal a seat from Obama. Millions watched as Kavanagh screamed and pouted to avoid answering questions about his finances, alleged sexual assaults (there were more than 1) and writings on torture during the Bush years
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"The ping-pong of private Hannity missives was a far cry from the contents of his show, where he continued to amplify the arguments for electoral objections despite his stated fears."

"A member of the House Freedom Caucus with knowledge of the president’s planning for that day sent a message to Meadows... with an explicit warning."

"We are under siege in the cpaitol"

"There’s an armed standoff at the house chamber door"

"We’re all helpless"

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Why are US media not raising questions like @Garossino has in @NatObserver about @gofundme and the Canadian #trucker protest? 🚩
#Ottawa #cdnpoli
attn: @Will_Bunch
Not a registered charity 🚩
Not non-profit 🚩
Not a trucking organization 🚩

Yet: “At the time of its suspension, the convoy campaign had racked up approximately $10.1 million in just over two weeks… impossible to achieve organically within Canada.”…
@gofundme did not independently verify donor identities and accepted foreign funds for a campaign that had as one objective the dissolution of Parliament…”

“…at least a third of the donor identities were anonymous or faked” 🚩 Image
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"The journey underscores how defiantly and indiscriminately Trump violated the Presidential Records Act"

The National Archives contacted Trump about some high profile missing documents last summer.

"But it was not until the end of the year that the boxes were finally readied for collection"

(What happened in that time? Were some documents destroyed?)…
"At one point, Archives officials threatened that if Trump’s team did not voluntarily produce the materials, they would send a letter to Congress or the Justice Department revealing the lack of cooperation"

#TrumpPapers… Image
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@BillClinton setting priorities from BBB would have been better. Work requirements make sense. But there are also #PelosiPoisonPills the $275 Billion SALT tax cut for the rich and disturbing trend in many areas by this administration, surveillance of individuals bank accounts.
Surveillance of #Parents after calling #Moms #DomesticTerrorists calling for @TheJusticeDept to invoking #PatriotAct to have @FBI surveil, investigate #Parents is Orwellian. #MerrickGarland is harassing, intimidating ordinary people legitimately concerned about their children.
I know some of these folks in NoVa concerned about their children. They are NOT the #Jan6thInsurrection crowd @BillClinton No one is herding the cats.
Cabinet secretaries are acting, making very bad decisions - @SecMayorkas at the border,@SecCardona in Ed. #MerrickGarland - COI
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Trump campaign boosted by unsuspecting state GOPs

Trump Victory made 260 disbursements to state parties last year, totaling more than $75M. In every case, the state parties — usually on the same day — passed on the precise sums they’d received to the RNC.…


“Many of the Trump-related matters before the Commission @FEC involved legal and factual issues that potentially OVERLAPPED WITH PENDING CRIMINAL & CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIONS”
@GOPChairwoman & Steve Wynn (Las Vegas, NEVADA Casino) issued April 3, 2017 Press Release (now deleted) naming @MichaelCohen212 RNC💰Chair

@MichaelCohen212 told @RepMaloney that @OversightDems should talk to @Trump CFO Weisselberg & GC/CLO @alangarten

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With Putin/RUSSIA threatening to invade UKRAINE...

FACT is @ChuckGrassley @LindseyGrahamSC referred Steele to @TheJusticeDept for criminal investigation while failing to disclose 3 oligarchs mentioned in “dossier” were clients of @POTUS45 @VP45 @GOP CAMPAIGN counsel @JonesDay
@BarackObama RUSSIA sanctions passed with VETO-PROOF majority

Senate: 98-2
House: 419-3

1 week later, @JonesDay opined @POTUS45 could ease/eliminate Russia sanctions WITHOUT Congress

Deripaska promised @LeaderMcConnell Rusal plant/Rusal CLO Igor Makarov was @JonesDay MOSCOW
@jeffsessions headed Trump CAMPAIGN Foreign Policy team

@jeffsessions recused re: RUSSIA

“Jeff Sessions' testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump's 2016 CAMPAIGN team to meet with RUSSIANS has been contradicted by 3 people” 3/…
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Exactly a year ago, the #Jan6thInsurrection took place.

We interviewed @moonalice, a member of @FBoversight, which is one of our very own US projects, about the role of tech platforms, specifically #Facebook, in aiding this unfortunate event.
.@Moonalice explains: "people who attacked the Capitol... probably two years earlier could not have imagined themselves... attacking the seat of government... These are people who were manipulated and the tool that was used to manipulate them was the internet. Mostly #Facebook".
Showing how the #Jan6thInsurrection was telling of a rot in US democracy, @Moonalice explains that the people behind the riots were "people who are normally charged with protecting our democracy", like people from the President's administration & "active duty or retired military"
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The #Jan6th armed insurrection seeking to overturn the presidential election was not subtle. Neither were the white supremacist vigilantes, paramilitaries, & elected officials who rolled back gains for multiracial democracy during Reconstruction. 1/7 🧵⬇️…
Connections between the history of Reconstruction’s roll-back & today — sustained attempts to undermine elections, voter suppression, growth of white supremacist organizations — are hard to miss if — IF — you’ve learned about the Reconstruction Era. 2/7…
A report we are releasing next week, analyzing how Reconstruction shows up in state standards — in all 50 states plus D.C. — shows that most states do a dismal job of helping educators teach a robust history of the era. 3/7…
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