This piece from @JameelJaffer makes a number of outright errors in his argument that the case against Assange is dangerous. The case IS dangerous. So is misrepresenting the facts in Assange's defense.…
@JameelJaffer Key to the problem--one fostered by propaganda Assange used in his extradition hearing--is the suggestion that Assange was charged BECAUSE the Trump admin made decisions Obama wouldn't. Nope. The public records shows that Obama Admin ALSO had a changed understanding of him.
@JameelJaffer Baraister's ruling on the 3 publication charges is likewise dangerous (tho unsurprising given the law and UK's Official Secrets Act). But the rest of her ruling clearly distinguished what Assange did from what journalists do.
@JameelJaffer The most ironic thing is most journalism organizations are defending Assange for his right to release info in the public record without referring to the public record to understand what USG understanding of Assange was in December 2017, to say nothing of 2020.

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13 Jan
How many cops will ultimately be busted for playing a role in the insurrection?
How many active duty members of the military will be busted for playing a role in the insurrection?
How many retired members of the military will be busted for playing a role in the insurrection?
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Darrell Issa blames the racist riot on anarchists.
Cedric Richmond, in what he says will be his last speech, says, "we told you so."
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Too late, Deb.
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This: Democrats need to realize they'd be doing the GOP a favor by letting them take out the Trump legacy.

But bc of that they need to demand baggage too: Mo Brooks, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Tommy Tuberville.
So Schumer should (I hope is) asking Mitch for agreement that the insurgents are stripped of committee positions, w/o replacements for the GOP (as a way to incent GOP to replace them).
Also that lady with the guns. And the QAnon lady.
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WaPo, tonight: Trump refused to act bc the people storming the Capitol were his allies.…
Axios, tonight: Trump claims the insurgents are Antifa.…
What do you call it when people agree to vote a certain way because they're afraid the people beating down the doors may kill them?

Oh yeah--there's your domestic terrorism enhancement, if you hadn't already found it.
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I actually read this Collins interview less negatively than others. Except for this. If you've worn heels and need to run, sacrifice the hose.…
As noted, when Collins texted the WH for help, Trump only encouraged the insurgents. She uses the term, incitement, that is the article of impeachment.
She calls them insurrectionists and thugs.
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And that's before they get a warrant on your inadequately deleted phone.
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Given how the deplatforming worked over a few days, FBI had time to ask, say, Amazon, to mirror the whole thing so they can come back with individualized warrants.
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