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The proceedings are being chaired by a Republican

The witnesses have been Republicans

Most worked for Republican president Trump

The insurrection was planned & carried out by Republicans

And the dereliction of duty for 187 minutes was that of a Republican

#January6thHearing
Trump knew the coup was happening

He did nothing to stop it

On the contrary-he incited the insurrectionists even more

#January6thCommittee
Instead of calling the Capitol Police, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security or even the FBI

Donald Trump called Senators-trying to convince them to delay certification of the election

While insurrectionists chanted Hang Mike Pence

#January6thCommittee
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1/I'm #AlexJones' ex-wife. I lost my kids for speaking out against infowars.

Alex is trying to keep white supremacy out of the #SandyHook trial.

Travis Co Judges & Dist Clerk have hidden Alex's fake Free Speech stance, which he used to fund #Insurrection & his SH defense.
3/I'm Alex Jones' ex-wife, yes, I have contacted the .@TheJusticeDept .@fbi & #January6thCommittee many times. I lost my kids for opposing infowars & have been under unconstitutional injunctions for yrs

I will post the footage Alex posted January 1,later today: explosions, maps
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This is the liveblog for today's #January6thCommittee Hearings.
1/ Nice to see Chairman Bennie Thompson set the stage: the election was OVER as of December 14. Almost all of the communications and activity postdates that point.
2/ Liz Cheney makes it clear that the correct pronunciation is S-ippolone. Will take that under advisement, Ms. Co-Chair.
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This NYT report does not give me great confidence in the speed and depth of Justice Department investigating Trump's efforts.

DOJ blaming #January6thCommittee but ...

(@GlennThrush @lukebroadwater @nytmike report)

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nytimes.com/2022/06/29/us/…
2. On the left:

Part of the excuse here: "Ms. Hutchinson’s name has not yet appeared on ... court documents ... and she did not seem to be a primary witness before the hearings."

On the right:

The court filing on April 22, 2022 of sign. aspects of Hutchinson's interview.
3. What was known in advance of the June public hearings?

June 4. 2022 @NormEisen said: “Cassidy Hutchinson might turn out to be the next John Dean.”

in interview with @JaxAlemany @jdawsey1 @AmyEGardner
washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
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JUST IN: Mississippi Republicans nominated Brian Flowers, who accuses U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson of "treason," to run against him in #MS02.

Thompson is chair of the #January6thCommittee; Flowers claims the insurrectionists are "political prisoners."
mississippifreepress.org/25252/brian-fl…
Brian Flowers claims Rep. Bennie Thompson is providing “treasonous assistance” to support an "immigrant invasion."

Flowers says he will "work with the growing remnant of patriots ... to stop the invasion and the treason in a Constitutional manner.”
mississippifreepress.org/25252/brian-fl…
Even as Flowers says Rep. Bennie Thompson may be guilty of treason, he accuses him of “trying to intimidate American patriots by persecuting hundreds of protestors that are being held as political prisoners since approximately January 6, 2021.”
mississippifreepress.org/25252/brian-fl…
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Hutchinson has already appeared before the #January6thCommittee 3x
Wow, this is going to be good. Hutchinson has first hand knowledge on Trump’s conspiracy to overturn the election. #January6thCommitteeHearings
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Jetzt beginnt die gestern überraschend einberufene Sitzung des #January6thCommittee. Aussagen wird Cassidy Hutchinson, ehemalige Mitarbeiterin von Trumps Stabschef Mark Meadows. #Kapitol Image
Hutchinson werde unter anderem etwas zu Trumps Verhalten am #January6th sagen, kündigt Vize-Vorsitzende Liz Cheney an. Wird spannend, dafür spricht auch die Dringlichkeit der Sitzung.# #January6thCommitteeHearings
Die Dinge könnten am 6. Januar "wirklich, wirklich schlimm" werden, soll ##Meadows ihr vorab gesagt haben. Rudy #Giuliani sei dagegen aufgeregt gewesen: Der Präsident werde "powerful" aussehen. #January6thCommitteeHearings
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In other words, I, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and my office got busted in the part of the coup scheme of fake Electors which was forwarded from Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and his office for me Ron Johnson and my office to get fake electors in hands of Pence.
businessinsider.com/republican-sen…
"They smeared me with partial and incomplete information"

Because I Ron Johnson chose not to come forward. I hid this knowledge of fake Electors coup scheme and all the other knowledge of coup scheme from the #January6thCommittee intentionally. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Someone is lying.
#January6thCommitteeHearings
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Almost exactly one year later…

Shot Chaser
Me every time Liz Cheney opens her mouth
So let me tell you one more time who you should be praising on the #January6thCommittee

It’s Chair Bennie Thompson
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Dear Fellow Americans,

Do you vote? 🤔 OK!

THIS is why the #January6thCommitteeHearings are so important.
A 🧵entitled...
"Why we should all watch the #January6thHearings" or "The #BigLie = The Big Stupid!"

Warning: There may be some language here. I've had enough!

1)
In the current political climate, MAGA Republicans, most of whom were complicit in the conspiracy to overturn the results of a free and fair election, continue to distract, obfuscate or remain silent while the #January6thCommittee patiently unravels..

2)
nytimes.com/interactive/20…
..the entire story for the American public. It is a story that must be told and must be fully understood, in all of it's implications.

Because the current #January6thCommitteeHearings are NOT just about the events of a single day NOR are they only about a vendetta...

3)
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Here's HOW Trump lost Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Arizona - Biden won the two largest metropolitan areas of the state - Metro Phoenix and Metro Tucson. Where 80% of Arizona voters live.

Trump won big in rural areas.
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The exit polls, which ask people who they voted for after they voted, don't even go through voting machines and are processed by an entirely different set of people and organizations. But they showed the same thing the official results said. Biden won Arizona. Image
People who voted in Pima County, Arizona (Tucson area), just like people in Maricopa County, Arizona (Phoenix area) told pollsters, after they voted, that they voted for Biden. By nearly the same margins as the official vote tally showed. Image
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Faux “hero” #BradRaffensperger will take a bow in front of the #January6thCommittee for supposedly standing up to Trump’s demand that he “find” 12,000 votes. But where did Trump get the idea of massive vote fraud in Georgia? From Brad. gregpalast.com/stealing-georg…
McCathy-like, he told the press that over 1,000 Georgians had voted twice. (Never named one; not one arrested.) And just weeks ago, he said thousands of non-Georgians voted. (Never named one; not one arrested.)
Worse, Raffensperger DID try to “find” Trump votes: his operatives disqualified tens of thousands of ballots in 2020, challenged over 100,000 voters, and directed an illegal purge of 198,000 voters. gregpalast.com/democracy-now-…
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NYT headline and reporting again, with precision, nails key development in #January6thHearings.

I asked 8 former prosecutors, senior DOJ officials to analyze implications for Trump’s criminal liability.

NYT:
nytimes.com/2022/06/16/us/…

8 former DOJ:
justsecurity.org/82001/8-top-fo…

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2/
The scheme: Effort to pressure Pence.

The new evidence: Trump was told Pence would violate law if tried it. Trump pressed ahead anyway

Key federal offenses:

1. Obstruction
2. Conspiracy to defraud US
3. Conspiracy to Prevent an Officer from Discharging Duties, 18 USC § 372
3/ The third one – Conspiracy to Prevent an Officer from Discharging Duties – deserves special emphasis b/c it’s often overlooked in public commentary.

@emptywheel was very first, I am fairly sure, to identify its importance

DOJ charged Proud Boys and Oath Keepers with it.👇
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Interesting note re #January6thCommitteeHearings today:
Per NYT:
Eastman “claimed in an email after Election Day 2020 to have insight into a ‘heated fight’ among [SCOTUS] justices over whether to hear arguments about the president’s efforts to overturn his defeat at the polls
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Eastman reportedly made the comment as part of an exchange with another lawyer & “Trump campaign officials” over whether to file an appeal to the high court in support of a Wis election case
#January6thCommittee has this email
And there is heavy inference to Ginni Thomas
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NYT/Eastman email: “‘So the odds are not based on the legal merits but an assessment of the justices’ spines, and I understand that there is a heated fight underway,’ Mr. Eastman wrote..
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Starting in a few minutes, the Lawfare team discusses today's #January6thCommitteeHearing

twitter.com/i/spaces/1mnGe…
Hosted by @benjaminwittes, our panel today includes executive editor @nkorpett, senior editor @qjurecic, and associate editor @rohini_kurup
.@qjurecic sums up today's hearing: the Committee went into the weeds to show that 1. Trump lost the election and 2. Trump knew he lost the election.
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Today's #January6thHearings are about the Big Lie, including how the Trump campaign knew the election was valid, and the ways in which lies about the 2020 election and voter fraud were exploited to try to overturn the will of the voters. Thread here.
Here is testimony I was asked to submit to the #January6thCommittee on the lies that drove the insurrection and attempt to overturn the 2020 election, their ongoing damage to our electoral system, and why legislation is needed to prevent future attacks: brennancenter.org/our-work/resea…
And here is an overview of that testimony by my @brennancenter colleague Lauren Miller and me. brennancenter.org/our-work/analy…
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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.
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?
@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?
#J6Hearing
Who is #RayEpps
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Since the #January6thCommitteeHearings are a thing, I guess its only logical to talk about the shit going on in the world because I couldn't care less about what some self righteous cunts on Capital Hill think;
The world is a bit, um, well... Fucked, you might say.

Europe is committing economic suicide right now at break neck speeds even I thought wasn't possible. Mind you, I kinda just hate Europe and think they're weird. So when they can impress me with their dumb shit, its wild.
South America is going to be fun to deal with, at least in the short term. I'm curious to see the shit Brazil pulls if they can start pulling their neighbors into BRICS, so that's going to be interesting...
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The #January6thCommitteeHearings are not about the past

They’re about the present-and the future

Because the coup never ended

In fact, it’s still going on today

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Donald Trump knew in November of 2020 that he lost

Bill Barr and others told him

But instead of accepting defeat, Trump denied it, claiming he won

Big

Then, with the help of Rudy Giuliani, Michael Flynn, Sydney Powell and John Eastman, amongst others, they hatched their plan
We all know what happened next

Trump tweeted at his supporters

Republicans parroted the Big Lie

Steve Bannon & Fox did PR

Roger Stone got the Oath Keepers

Ginni Thomas & Lindsey Graham pushed states to overturn their valid elections

And-finally-the coup

#January6thHearings
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I have been reading various summaries & comments on the #January6thCommitteeHearings

My summary interpretation is that this is basically the values of Liz Cheney, ascendant

My reaction is to weep in despair, because those values are abhorrent 1/
Picking through what others have written about the #January6thHearings, I tried to identify what it's all about, in terms of values.

I concluded:
1) symbols
2) Dependence upon Republicans
3) Process conservatism

2/
Before I go further into what the #January6thCommitteeHearings seem to have been concerned with, I should note what they don't seem to have been concerned with.

Outcomes. Individual rights or liberties.
Real democratic accountability.
Government of, by, for the people.

3/
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@TRHLofficial @AdamKinzinger Actually, most of us Patriots DO. As the song says, "This is my country! Land of my choice!
This is my country! Hear my proud voice!
I pledge thee my allegiance, America, the bold,
For this is my country! To have and to hold."
We feel inflation's sting. But while prices go up...
@TRHLofficial @AdamKinzinger We can never let our democracy go DOWN. The #January6thCommittee is American Civics. We're learning just how precious and fragile our democracy is. I just came from grocery shopping. The pain is real. But if I have to endure the pain until global inflation goes down for the sake
@TRHLofficial @AdamKinzinger of American democracy to survive... For my daughter and my future grandchildren, I will. I pray both @AdamKinzinger and @RepLizCheney are reelected. We NEED TRUE CONSERVATIVE VOICES in Washington. I don't agree with a lot of their politics, but they are Patriots, good people.
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I can remember the Watergate hearings, we got only parts in Germany and I started high school, but I watched and was baffled from the scope of lies and arrogance, dishonesty and corruption. Today there is only a sense of confirmation.

#January6thHearings #January6thCommittee
I can see a lot more, immediately, life, but no astonishment, no surprises, just what I expected. Today a party, a politician and a government functioning like a crime mob is no longer extraordinary, it's just how it is.

You look at them and think, no wonder they believe in
conspiracy theories, they themselves are part of a conspiracy, it's part of their life to conspire. They think everybody does it. They manipulate elections, so everybody has to do it. What they do is their interpretation of a just world. That's where they are.
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From the start - Elise Stefanik has led the effort to cover up the truth about #January6th and obstruct attempts to investigate what happened. A thread 👇 /1
Remember - Stefanik spread “Big Lie” falsehoods to keep Donald Trump in power, despite losing a free and fair election. Hours after the attack she defied the Constitution & will of the American people by refusing to certify the election. /2
Stefanik voted AGAINST an independent investigation of the attack styled after the 9/11 Commission. /3
mynbc5.com/article/stefan…
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