For days now I've been calling bullshit on DOD/FBI/DHS/Capitol Police claims no one could see the attack on the Congress coming (1/x).

According to new @WashingtonPost reporting, we now know it was bullshit. Scary bullshit in fact, for it sure appears there was an effort to suppress vital intelligence which would have allowed the city to be prepared (2/x).…
This thread does a good at explaining why it was never plausible the US govt didn't know violence or an attack on Congress could occur. It was always a ridiculous line, sort of like saying COVID is no worse than the flu (3/x).

GOP leaders have an obligation to end the insurrection. They can do so by telling their supporters the election was legitimate, and they should go home.

It is essential this happen now, loudly; or else they are responsible for the violence to come (4/x).

Am pleased to have had one of these threads cited in this new smart @ThePlumLineGS piece (5/x):

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13 Jan
GOPers have an off ramp on their road to radicalization.

It begins w/declaring the election legitimate, telling their supporters to stand down.

Those who refuse to do this are fueling the insurrection, and what might become an insurgency.

My latest:…
Agree w/@rgoodlaw - this is a bullshit statement from the President which will do nothing to stop the insurrection, the violence to come. It is in fact an implicit encouragement for his supporters to keep going.

No one has deserved Impeachment more.
Read 4 tweets
12 Jan
1/Been writing a lot in recent weeks about need to fix botched vaccine rollout. Excited to see two ideas we discussed here - opening up the cohorts, shipping both doses together - are being adopted.…
2/Here's the first of many calls for the two doses to be shipped together......
3/First of several writings about the need to open up the cohorts....
Read 4 tweets
12 Jan
1. Can there be any doubt now that Trump has launched a major natl campaign to overturn the election results, which includes the sustained use of force/violence, to stay in power?

There just can't be any question abt this any longer, any attempt to find an innocent explanation..
2. Here's Fiona Hill in @Politico on why of course what we are witnessing has been an attempted…
3. Lack of preparedness for Jan 6th, the clear lying coming from DOD/DOJ/Capitol Police, lack of any kind of public briefing by the govt since, resignation of DHS Sec all suggest the conspiracy to overturn the election went way beyond the White House....
Read 13 tweets
9 Jan
Some morning thoughts on Jan 6th, the aftermath....

First, the idea that the govt didn't know the Trump rally could turn violent, attack Congress is simply bullshit, and raises worrisome questions about whether DOJ/DHS/DOD were told to stand down (1/x).

NDN has called on Congress to bring AG Rosen, DHS Sec Wolf in to testify under oath either in their current jobs, or as private citizens -…

The House appears to be moving in that direction now (2/x).

The success of Trump and his extremists in taking over a heavily fortified govt building has created true domestic security crisis in US.

These groups will be emboldened; defeating them will be extraordinary new challenge for Biden-Harris team (3/x).

Read 10 tweets
8 Jan
Lots of big challenges for Biden-Harris and the new Congress to tackle in coming months.

But one of their biggest challenges will be to counter, effectively, a domestic right wing extremist movement that had a huge win this week, and will be emboldened.

When the new team gets in there and starts sharing details on just how much Trump coddled, encouraged, stoked, covered up for domestic extremists it will become a deeply dark chapter in our history.

A reminder Trump pardoned domestic terrorists (2/x):
Reminder that right wing extremists assassinated two cops last spring (3/x).…
Read 12 tweets
7 Jan
On Jan 6th Trump extremists not only broke into the Capitol while the VP was there/both Houses in session, but appeared in capitols in at least 20 states.

Not plausible FBI/DHS didn't understand enormity of what was happening, threat level. (1/x)

Current heads of DOJ, DHS, DOD all acting, hacks.

DOJ, DOD heads active enforcers of "violent left wing" fictions of the summer/fall, very clued into domestic threat environment.

DHS Acting Sec Wolf OUT OF THE COUNTRY for a domestic event of this magnitude. (2/x)
Just not possible Trump's DHS/FBI didn't know the possibility of an attack on the Congress yesterday. It's not possible. They choose to allow Congress and the VP to be exposed; it was by design. There is no other explanation here. (3/x)
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