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This raid of #MarALago is a jaw-dropping, mind blowing, hair- raising, eye-popping moment: the home of the former president #DonaldTrump raided by the FBI. An astonishingly striking move by an Attorney General hitherto known for being overly cautious
You would have to believe that the AG, #MerrickGarland knew what the Feds were looking for. And every i and every t would have been dotted and crossed before this raid would have taken place
The politics of the #DonaldTrump raid is complicated. The #January6thHearings has been devastating for Trump’s reputation - but, but, but. This could make him a martyr, and fire up a base that had started to drift away
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I’m a bit frustrated with people on the Left and also the Trumpist crowd regarding their reactions to today’s excellent #BretBaier interview on @FoxNews with Rep #LizCheney. So, a quick 🧵 to remind Americans about the proper role of journalism.

@BretBaier @Liz_Cheney
2. A journalist — and Bret is a very good one — is tasked with gathering information via questioning and fact-finding. Some questions may be challenging. But in asking challenging, but fair, good faith questions, the journalist is serving the truth, the public, and also the ->
3. … interviewee. The interviewee has the opportunity to answer questions many in the public want to know. A good journalist asks tough, but fair questions, and then allows the interviewee to answer them. Then, if there is fact-checking that must be done, the journalist can ->
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@January6thCmte #January6thHearings @edbott @MacFarlaneNews Like most, I laughed at "Hawlin' Ass" Hawley's run through the Capitol, but it got me thinking. I have wondered, for example, where the traitor leaders were - Rudy, Cohen, Flynn, Stone, Bannon. Why weren't THEY at the
cap, leading the charge, would it have made a difference to the mob, seeing them there? Would it have galvanized them even more? But...
Where was everybody else? I'm talking to you @laurenboebert @RepGosar @RepMoBrooks @replouiegohmert @RepAndyBiggsAZ Of course, we know where
Greene was, she was yucking it up safely in some room, laughing, having a good time.
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Some thoughts on last night’s #January6thHearing: It’s always striking to be reminded of how leading GOP politicians like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy publicly acknowledged Trump’s culpability immediately after the attack. And look where the Republican Party is now.
It obviously wasn’t enough for them to actually impeach or break with Trump in any meaningful way. But there was a brief moment of uncertainty, of Republican leaders and conservative elites being rattled, immediately after January 6. So, what happened?
Republicans quickly rallied behind Trump: They first acquitted him, then they started obstructing every attempt to hold him accountable, and now many are running on his Big Lie. The few who broke with Trump have been marginalized, ostracized.
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Pierre Poilievre is Canada’s Josh Holly

Change my mind.

#cdnpoli #January6thHearings
Complete with anti-choice creepiness.
Omg, Hawley, not Holly!! This is what happens when I watch hours of a #January6thHearing on not enough sleep.
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Sarah Burris: This is more than just Jan 6; they're trying to make the point that Trump was manipulating people. Groups like The Proud Boys are using that as a cop-out.
@SarahBurris @RawStory
Sarah Burris: I get what Liz Cheney is trying to do--drawing the conclusion that Trump is the pillar of indictment.
Rick: As was stated during the hearing, Trump is a stain on our history.
@SarahBurris @RawStory
Sarah Burris: There is a radical rightwing terrorism about this that hasn't been addressed yet. This is the manifestation of when someone lights the powder keg of rightwing crazy people.
@SarahBurris @RawStory #Jan6thHearings
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Tweet that Trump sent of his speech, as the riot was being declared at the Capitol. 1:49pm, minute 39. shows Trump's tweet on January6. No capti
Cmte showing map of White House to indicate that Trump could have walked "less than 60 seconds" to make a statement at any point. Map shows dining room very near to oval office, rose garden,
Excerpts from chat logs of National Security Council. messages between 2:13pm and 2:24pm. It describes over time t
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Thompson opens "season finale" of #January6thHearing by talking about all the ways Trump was alerted it was over, but didn't act for 187 minutes on Jan 6 as his supporters sacked the Capitol
"there can be no doubt that he commanded the mob, a mob he knew was armed, violent and angry, to march on the Capitol to try and prevent the peaceful transfer of power," Thompson says. "There needs to be accountability"
Thompson, and other members, keep coming back Judge Carter comment in Eastman case that their effort was a "coup in search of a legal theory"
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We are gearing up for the hearings tonight!

If you need a livestream, we have the link on our site (ASL)

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And if you need a reference for what we learned in the previous hearings, this is going to have you mostly covered:
And we begin the #January6thHearings!

Bookmark our Spaces to debrief tomorrow morning, and let's get this thing under way.

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#Garland #TrumpIsACriminal #Manchin #January6thHearings

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We need to talk about the elephants in the room, Sen. Manchin and the DOJ..
This may be upsetting to hear. It was upsetting for me to write.
First: Senator Manchin is a selfish guy who has his financial interests at heart....
He does represent an absolutely essential function. He keeps the gavel and the agenda out of Mitch McConnell and the gop's hands.
We can NOT overlook the fact that we are NOT in the majority. The Senate is indeed a 50-50 tie with VP Harris the tie-breaking vote.
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I asked experts if Dominion Voting Systems could now sue Trump.

Backdrop: #January6thHearings revealed Trump was well informed that accusations were false.

Upshot: Makes for a powerful case of #Defamation.

Could sue for over a billion $$.

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2. First Amendment living legend, Floyd Abrams:

“Dominion would have an extremely powerful libel case against him. Statements Trump made about the company were extraordinarily defamatory, provably false and enormously harmful.”

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3. Professor @zahr_said (@UWSchoolofLaw):

“Holding Mr. Trump legally liable for defamation would … provide significant public and institutional censure that could herald a change in our legal system’s apparent tolerance of outright misinformation”

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Will Bunch: The Jan 6th Committee has been really good at drumming up public interest. I've seen how Repubs have turned politics into a show.
Rick: That's why I think this is all Liz Cheney, using the Repub media playbook.
@Will_Bunch
Will Bunch: I think Clarence & Ginni Thomas are Exhibit A in other things that can be done in addition to taking down Trump. The hearings are a show but they're a show telling the truth.
@Will_Bunch
Will Bunch: It's easy to get cynical & think that nothing will bring Trump down but I see these hearings are making headway in peeling people away from Trump.
@Will_Bunch
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Some thoughts on today’s #January6thHearings: A tale of two very different halves for me - but both evoking a sense of dread and acute threat. Trump brought carnage. Unless he is held to account, he will bring a lot more, and the damage will be irreparable.
The first part centered on that December 18 meeting between Trump’s outside team and his White House lawyers: What an absolutely bizarre scene – nothing anyone would have accepted as remotely plausible, had it been presented in a movie or a novel. Trumpism as farce.
And then there were all these ludicrous conspiracists, extremist grifters, and unhinged rightwing activists echoing Trump’s call for a march on DC – what an utterly bizarre spectacle it all was, in so many ways the fitting crescendo to the Trump experience.
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Rep. Raskin: "The problem of politicians whipping up mob violence to destroy fair elections is the oldest domestic enemy of constitutional democracy in America." 1/
Raskin quotes Abraham Lincoln: If downfall were to come to America, "we ourselves would be its author and finisher." Lincoln called this a "mobocracy." 2/ #January6thHearings
More of this speech: "When men take it in their heads today to hang gamblers, or burn murderers, they should recollect that, in the confusion usually attending such transactions, they will be as likely to hang or burn someone who is neither a gambler nor a murderer." 3/
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And we are on for 4:15pm ET to discuss today's #January6thCommitteeHearings

Hosted by @benjaminwittes, panel includes @qjurecic @nkorpett @rparloff @S_R_Anders and sometimes @mollyereynolds

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.@nkorpett describes today at a good summary for people who haven't been able to follow the Jan 6 investigation before now.

@qjurecic was stunned today, "a bombshell," the fact that Trump planned in advance to march on the Capitol.

#January6thCommitteeHearings
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About the testimony of the former Twitter employer, please see this by me (from 2017) at @damemagazine damemagazine.com/2017/10/19/twi…
Every time I hear about the #OathKeepers I think about the puff piece that @60Minutes did about them in 2021.
#January6thHearings

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That kind of media attention is ALWAYS an effective promotional + recruitment mechanism for far right groups. I wrote about this (at the time, "Geraldo" + other tv talk shows) in White Lies, 1997 routledge.com/White-Lies-Rac…
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New 🔥🔥: Jericho March organizers quickly pivoted to promote the #Jan6th Trump rally at the Capitol within days after a late night impromptu meeting where Sidney Powell, Gen. Michael Flynn, and Patrick Byrne were snuck into the White House to meet President Trump. #Jan6Hearings
On Dec 12th, 2020 a Trump rally to protest Stop the Steal of the 2020 election (in their minds) was held in Washington DC called the Jericho March... also sometimes referred to as the 2nd Million MAGA March. General Michael Flynn was the keynote speaker at the event.
The Jericho March was also co-promoted by #1LoudVoice & included other speakers that have since gained notoriety 4 their involvement at the Jan6th Capitol Insurrection such as Stewart Rhodes, Ali Alexander & Alex Jones. Over 800+ people have since been arrested for Jan6th crimes.
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As we wait for the next #January6thHearings let's catch up:

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Donald Trump committed seditious conspiracy to overthrow our constitutional republic by defrauding the electoral vote count & inciting an insurrection. Here's a warning from November 10, 2020 predicting his treason plot.

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On January 6th, 2021 Donald Trump incited an insurrection & hurled a lynching mob he knew was armed - with AR-15, knives, bear-spray & spears - to the United States Capitol while Congress convened to count electoral votes from the 2020 election.

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Whoa. Sandy Weyer is the one who filmed rioters assaulting an NYT reporter on Jan 6 and then told the rioters to “mace her!,” referring to the reporter. Seems @RepScottPerry is cool with that. #January6thHearings 1/
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Seems that @RepScottPerry previously worked w/ members of Roger Stone’s innermost network—Alex Jones, Jack Posobiec, Laura Loomer, & Tucker Carlson—to spread a lie re the LV shooting. Gives an idea of who he may have worked w/ re: stealing the election. 1/ politico.com/magazine/story…
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Flashback moment from #history - in between #January6thHearings

Presidential campaign poster, from 1968: Richard M. Nixon (Republican). The Birth Dearth had been a foundational element of the GOP for quite a while, it just had not been given its name yet. Image
Yes, that Nixon … Image
Another presidential campaign poster from #history - with a familiar theme. The cultural engineering, as always, foundational. This one from 1980: Ronald Reagan (Republican). #CNP Image
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#Insurrection #January6thHearings #Trump portrait of mental instability unprecedntd!Evidence of panickd ppl around #Trump SHOCKING. Military action feared!Trump lost composure,grabbd steering wheel leaping from back seat &assaultg Security.#Jan6Cmtee: #Trump’s political obituary.
#Trump wild activities incl assault & mental instability,known to ALL #GOPCowards Consider #GOP continue to take orders & kiss ring,making his comeback more likely.Greed so immense,#USA/global welfare disappeard from their dashboard.THAT is all that matters.#TRUMPMurdochMonster
#USA Rioters chanting: Hang Mike Pence. #Trump says he ‘deserves it!’Sentiment expressd other times, defendg rioters.Instead of sendg them away, #Trump further inflamed w/ incendiary tweet (2.24pm jan 6) accusing VP of failing to protect country.WH staffers alarmed,disgustd.
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Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson outlined a stunning series of events surrounding the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. #January6thHearings

Here are some of the bombshell revelations from the hearing and Hutchinson’s testimony:
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Trump knew Jan. 6 rally attendees had weapons:

“I don’t f— care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me,” Trump said, according to Hutchinson. “Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in; take the mags away.”
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White House counsel raised concerns about Trump's speech:

Eric Herschmann, a former senior advisor to Trump, said it would be “foolish” for the former president to include certain lines in his speech, Hutchinson said.
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