American Greatness: the pro-Trump insurrection was nothing more than "political dissent"
The author of the piece, Julie Kelly, focuses on Proud Boy Christopher John Worrell.
Worrell, who was photographed discharging pepper spray on Capitol grounds in the direction of a line of police officers, was engaged in "wholly American" activities "well within the protections of the First Amendment," argues Kelly.…
Kelly concludes by warning that convicting any of the insurrectionists of obstructing an official proceeding "will cross a dangerous line" with "disastrous" consequences.
The same author has written sympathetic pieces defending other insurrectionists charged with assaulting federal officers.
She called a rioter who was filmed hurling a fire extinguisher at police a "political prisoner."
Which is unsurprising from an outlet that published a pre-election piece arguing "the Left has shown that hurting cops tends to make them your friends... if you want respect from police who you do not control... give them lively reasons to fear you."

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16 Mar
Ron Johnson doubles down with a WSJ op-ed saying the Trump insurrection was nothing to worry about, spends rest of the piece complaining about Antifa and cancel culture
“Only about 800 people illegally entered the Capitol. Still fewer engaged in violent acts.”

A US Senator actually wrote these sentences and saw fit to publish them in the Wall Street Journal.
Johnson is literally minimizing a violent attack on the US Capitol.

“Only about 800... Still fewer...”

Yet he will take great offense when you ascribe to his words their plain meaning.
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American Greatness thinks the DOJ is being too hard on an insurrectionist who faces three weapons charges and assault of a federal officer.

It calls the case against him "shockingly thin," despite video evidence of him fighting federal officers with a baton in his hand.
The author claims 18-year-old Bruno Cua's real crime was to "dare to question the legitimacy of the 2020 election," and that "like many teenagers interested in politics, Bruno is a bit of a ... social media loudmouth."
That's one way of putting it.

Cuo called for the "public execution" of members of Congress, and offered tips on what kind of weapons rioters should carry before the January 6th uprising.…
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MAGA Twitter is super pumped about the release of the Antrim County, MI, "forensic audit" of, you guessed it, Dominion.

It was completed by something called the "Allied Security Operations Group," and cites as evidence a tweet by an anonymous QAnon supporter.
The author of the "audit," Russell Ramsland, mounted an unsuccessful primary challenge against GOP Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in 2016.

Since then, Ramsland has been a leading proponent of far-right, "Deep State" conspiracy theories.…
Anyway, you can safely ignore this report and anyone who takes it the least bit seriously.
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Here's one of Michael Flynn's "Digital Soldiers" threatening the Governor of Arizona.

The "Battle of Athens" was a violent confrontation in which a group of veterans laid siege to a courthouse to seize ballot boxes after a disputed election. ImageImage
Flynn has used his large social media following to urge support for Lewis' "1st Amendment Praetorian," which describes itself as "a volunteer force of military, Law Enforcement & intel agency community professionals standing up to protect the 1st Amendment." ImageImage
Here's Lewis threatening the Governors of Arizona and Georgia again with a Battle of Athens-style assault. Image
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