Now this is a STATEMENT from Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks.

It starts off "I defend my honor and reputation against scurrilous, George Orwellian, 1984, Socialist Democrats Politics of Personal Destruction," and only gets better.…
Six paragraphs in and he's already cited Jesus and MLK Jr. Image
Mo Brooks says that he was unaware that the crowd he was speaking to contained far-right elements, and yes he's seen the photos of him with those same far-right elements and thinks you should not pay attention to them. Image

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12 Jan
"In six days we have opened over 150 casefiles, and that's just the tip of the iceberg," says Steven D'Antuono, FBI Washington Field Office assistant director in charge.
"Even if you've left DC, agents from our local field offices will be knocking at your door, if you were involved in the activity at the Capitol."
"We are going to have, I believe, hundreds of criminal cases," says acting US Attorney for DC Michael Sherwin. "This is going to be a long-term investigation."
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11 Jan
Lots of new details from @CarolLeonnig, @byaaroncdavis, @PeterHermann, @karoun.

"The D.C. contingent was flabbergasted to hear a top Army official say that he could not recommend that his boss, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, approve the request."…
The pipe bombs have been massively underemphasized so far, and I hope we get more answers about them soon, because they seem to have played a key role in the early stages of the sacking. Image
Apparently Irving and Stenger both declined to participate in this article, but Sund's account raises a lot of questions they both need to answer.

For that matter, Sund needs to answer a lot of questions too, not just in a Post exclusive but on camera in front of a press room. Image
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10 Jan
'Finally, the Senate sergeant at arms sat down amid the others in the room, saying to no one in particular, “I wish I had just retired last week.”'

Every time I read something more about Wednesday I am more amazed it wasn't a massacre.…
The lack of preparation is astounding. This is how the FBI found out what was happening? Second-hand from a former DOJ lawyer who happened to have previously worked at the same law firm as a McConnell staffer? Image
Every few grafs there's a moment like this where, as bad as reality was, you can see how something much worse was barely avoided.

Seeing how the one officer responded to an attempted incursion into the Speaker's Lobby, it's not hard to imagine how this situation could have gone. Image
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7 Jan
“I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the Vice President to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th Amendment,” says Speaker Pelosi, “If the Vice President and the cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.”
"Do you expect an answer today" from Pence on whether he will invoke the 25th Amendment, asks a reporter.

"We would hope," says Pelosi.
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7 Jan
"Many times, my state has been the problem," starts off South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
"If you're looking for historical guidance," says Graham, referring to Hawley and Cruz's invocation of the 1876 electoral commission that decided the Tilden-Hayes fiasco, "this is not the one to pick." Laughter in the chamber.
"All I can say is count me out," says Graham, before listing off all of Trump's losses in court over the election.

In Georgia, "they say there's 60,000 people under the age of 18 voted. How many people believe that?" asks Graham, as Sen. Loeffler looks on in the background.
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6 Jan
"We will never give up, we will never concede," says President Trump at the rally to overturn the results.
"I hope Mike is gonna do the right thing, I hope so. Because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election," says Trump, even though this is false.
"All Vice President Pence has to do is send it back to the states to recertify...and we become president, and you are the happiest people," says Trump, spreading disinformation and deluding his followers.
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