Darrell Issa blames the racist riot on anarchists.
Cedric Richmond, in what he says will be his last speech, says, "we told you so."
Lesko says Trump has indicated he'll peacefully transfer power.

Too late, Deb.
Madeleine Dean likens Trump to another dangerous virus that must be removed from its host.
Kevin McCarthy says the attack was un-American and criminal. Calls it an attack on the people who work in "this institution."

Debunks the claim riots started by Antifa.
McCarthy raises the two CP who've died.
After talking about how awful the attack was, McCarthy says impeachment would be a mistake.

Bc it would further divide this nation.
McCarthy listing the things Trump should do, which he hasn't done.
McCarthy says unity a necessity, invokes the transfer of power to Thomas Jefferson.

This speech is ... confusing.
McCarthy says he stands ready to help Biden, with good will.
Applause for McCarthy's speech. Unclear from whom.
DeGette describing hearing gunshots from the Speaker's lobby just a week ago.
Boebert accusing Dems of hypocrisy.

At least she's wearing a mask?

It seems fining people for guns might be a sound approach.
After calling out Dems for not condemning Portland protestors, Dan Newhouse holds himself responsible for not speaking out sooner against Trump. "We must all do better. These articles are flawed. There's no excuse for President Trump's actions. ... I will vote yes."

Auchincloss suggests the mobsters killed a cop on the orders of the President.
Jaime Herrera Beutler describes a vote for impeachment as a vote against fear.
Bill Posey says we're not coming together as a nation bc of the Resist movement.

Says men and women in blue had a lot more stress than the people they protect.

I guess he hasn't checked with AOC.
Cori Bush: If we don't remove a white supremacist President who incited a white supremacist mob.

Some murmurs (maybe boos?)
Yvette Clarke has glitter or something on her mask which rocks.
Steve Cohen raises Susan Collins' comment abt Trump learning his lesson.
Jim Jordan reads the President's statement just released.
Scott Perry insists Trump couldn't have incited a riot bc the events that his associates were involved in planning were planned ahead of time.
Jason Crow: I'm not asking you to storm the beaches of Normandy, I'm only asking you to show a fraction of the courage our armed services show.
Escobar calls Trump the biggest threat to the US.
Fact check:

The Mueller Report stated that the investigation into whether Roger Stone conspired with Russia was not done when they closed up in March 2019.
Greg Steube just falsely claimed that Mueller said no conspiracy or collusion.
Mike Quigley: Never as a criminal defense atty did I say, Yeah my guy committed the armed robbery, but let's have peace.

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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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12 Jan
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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12 Jan
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.
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12 Jan
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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11 Jan
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.

bangordailynews.com/2021/01/11/opi… Image
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. Image
She calls them insurrectionists and thugs. Image
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11 Jan
It's really amazing when you realize that the better part of thousands of insurgents who stormed the Capitol have no fucking clue how FBI investigations work and how much evidence they left out there.
Imagine videos with the detail and scope of the one @igorbobic took, but from each of, say, 750 cameras in Congress, matched to micro cell sites, matched to your own idiotic social media posts.

And that's before they get a warrant on your inadequately deleted phone.
Lots of people are talking about the dual exploitation of Parler, one via scrape, one via hack.

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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