I tweeted today that "the [sedition-hunter] individuals/groups mentioned by Bloomberg are great follows [on Twitter]." I stand by that—even though some anonymous folks I don't know are now saying I declared "war" on them by recommending folks follow them. The internet is strange.
There are a lot of people out there who say "follow me and do *not* follow them," and then try to claim that "they" are "frauds." That's what these anonymous folks chose to do for some reason. What I did today—and will keep doing—is recommending folks I think are worth following.
That said, if you have a high-traffic Twitter feed and mostly just want to do your work and leave it at that, sometimes folks come at you anyway to build their own following. As they're doing it, they always say they're not. So sometimes these fake "wars" are planned—I hate that.
I don't want to be in a fake "war" with anyone in order to build their profile online, especially when they're anonymous, so I don't even know who I'm talking to—and they can attack me but they can't be criticized because they've chosen to be anonymous to avoid any such pushback.
All of which is to say I stand by what I said: the folks Bloomberg mentioned are worth following, and the fact that their focus is a bit different from PROOF is more than fine as long as both the foot soldiers and the politicos behind January 6 get arrested as they deserve to be.
That doesn't mean I won't block people who lie about my feed, my background, my motivations, my research. I don't have time to get in fake arguments with anonymous collectives—and won't allow this feed to be a welcome mat for whatever manufactured tilt some folks are angling for.
That's all I've got to say about it. But I figure folks deserve to know why they've been blocked, and why some folks who've never said a word about my feed in the 6 years I've been doing the work I've been doing here are suddenly saying things about me they've never said before.

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10 Jun
I get that the House Judiciary Committee is trying to get folks to pay attention to the allegations in Vol. 2 of the Mueller Report by implying they're new revelations we just got from McGahn, but the truth is that we knew basically all of this years ago and *no one did anything*
My feeling—seeing people post tidbits from McGahn's testimony—is that some of them either a) didn't read the Mueller Report, b) are with the best of intentions but not entirely transparently pretending old news is new news to try to get traction we should've gotten the first time
When the Report came out, many of us said all America needs to read this, as it details many federal crimes; media wrongly treated the Report as a bust—leaving those of us who read it in the cold—so this re-reporting of things not properly reported the first time feels cynical
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9 Jun
(🆚) BREAKING NEWS: Two U.S. Senators Were in Direct Telephone Contact with Now-in-Hiding Domestic Terror Leader Ali Alexander on Insurrection Eve

I hope you'll subscribe to PROOF, read on, and share this widely. Ali Alexander needs to be arrested *ASAP*. sethabramson.substack.com/p/breaking-new…
1/ Before today, we knew domestic terror leader Ali Alexander—in hiding from federal authorities with no apparent effort ongoing to find him—conspired with at least three House members (Gosar, Biggs, Brooks) and Team Trump (Kim Guilfoyle and whoever he texted from the Capitol).
2/ Now we now, from his own texted confession, that he was also in direct telephonic contact with at least two still-sitting *United States senators*. And the timing of that contact gives us some indication of which senators he was likely speaking to. The contact happened on 1/5.
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(🆚) NEW: PROOF's exclusive investigation of Trump's Insurrection Day comms center continues below. Its revelations about who was at the Willard are significant—and place the DC hotel at the center of the January 6 investigation. I hope you'll share this.
1/ I'm finding the same thing in investigating the "war room" at the Willard that I found in investigating the war room at Trump International: it's very hard to find any significant coverage of it. That said, PROOF is curating every major-media source on the subject that exists.
2/ Two articles into this exclusive series, a) we have a list of key people we know were in the comms center, b) we have a good list of people who i) stayed at the Willard and ii) would've been authorized to enter the center (whether they did nor not remains under investigation).
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7 Jun
This is a mostly positive portrayal of the effort by citizen journalists to identify the poor, working-class, and lower-middle-class Trump foot soldiers who committed crimes on January 6.

The efforts of those focused on the rich coup plotters are ignored. bloomberg.com/features/2021-…
Some wonder why I don't tweet about every new arrest of an insurrectionist schlub lied to by rich/powerful Republicans. It's because I was a public defender. I have a good sense of the category of defendants the FBI is going after. My focus is on the people they *won't* go after.
There's no question that anyone who committed a crime on January 6 must to be arrested, and that therefore the number of arrests needs to be higher than the 550 DOJ is planning—as 800 breached the Capitol and some committed crimes outside. But I'm most worried about the plotters.
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7 Jun
What I actually find most interesting in the video below is Corey Lewandowski saying that he has spoken to Trump more than "100 times" since January 20, given that Lewandowski is now tasked with making sure that insurrectionist Charles W. Herbster becomes Governor of Nebraska
PS/ I guess the question I have is, why is a Trump campaign manager trying to shepherd an insurrectionist Trump stooge into the governor's mansion in Nebraska? How does this advance Trump's interests in a material and significant way, which one assumes it does and is intended to?
PS2/ I don't have an answer to this question and I won't pretend to have one. But I will say that those of us who have written books about Trump have wondered whether, instead of running himself in 2024, he would prefer to have someone run who he totally and irrevocably controls.
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(🆚) MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Team Trump Had a Second Pre-Insurrection War Room

A massive new front has just opened in the January 6 investigation—and right now it's exclusively at PROOF. I hope you'll subscribe, read, share this news, and follow this thread. sethabramson.substack.com/p/major-breaki…
1/ The importance of this breaking news can't be overstated. The discovery, by PROOF, of the first Insurrection Eve war room led to a confession by a US senator that he'd lied to the media; lawsuit threats from Roger Stone and Michael Flynn; and a congressional inquiry in Brazil.
2/ This second war room is *bigger* news because it was more clandestine, hosted more dubious figures, was apparently the nerve center for all other war room sites—including Trump International and possibly the White House and VP's mansion—and was closest to the insurrectionists.
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