"State Republican operatives have been building an apparatus of election theft. [They have] studied Donald Trump’s crusade to overturn the 2020 election. They have noted the points of failure and have taken concrete steps to avoid failure next time." @TheAtlantic
"Some of them have rewritten statutes to seize partisan control of decisions about which ballots to count and which to discard.... They are driving out or stripping power from election officials who refused to go along with the plot last November."
"What we know already, and could not have known [on Jan. 6], is that the chaos wrought on that day was integral to a coherent plan. In retrospect, the insurrection takes on the aspect of rehearsal."
"Most Republican politicians would likely confess that Biden won in 2020, but the great mass of lumpen Trumpers, who believe the Big Lie with unshakable force, oblige them to pretend otherwise."
"Other things being equal, insurgents were much more likely to come from a county where the white share of the population was in decline."
Yikes. 21 million "committed insurgents" in the U.S. 👇
"The more we learn about January 6, the clearer the conclusion becomes that it was the last gambit in a soundly conceived campaign—one that provides a blueprint for 2024." Bingo. @bartongellman gets it.
"Trump needed 38 electors to reverse Biden’s victory, or 37 for a tie that would throw the contest to the House of Representatives. For all his improvisation and flailing in the postelection period, Trump never lost sight of that goal."
The Big Lie is destroying election integrity.

"In at least 15 more states, Republicans have advanced new laws to shift authority over elections from governors and career officials in the executive branch to the legislature."
They drive out neutral election officials with terrorism, then replace them with "Big Lie" proponents.
This is a chilling article. "There is a clear and present danger that American democracy will not withstand the destructive forces that are now converging upon it. Our two-party system has only one party left that is willing to lose an election." theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

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8 Dec
Gen. Walker report on Jan 6: THREAD

The Army had the DC National Guard "stand down" after the Capitol attack began.

There are a series of excuses for why this happened. Image
SecArmy's statement, at one point, was that they had no idea what was going on in the chaos. But the story kept changing..... Image
Another story was that Miller and McCarthy worked all afternoon on coming up with a plan.... but a plan never materialized. Image
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Group chat of the "election fraud" leaders: (Thread.)

Patrick Byrne is disappointed he wasn't subpoenaed by the Jan 6th Committee. Image
Alex Jones says Secret Service told him to go to the Capitol on J6 to "meet the President there." He said "the General" could speak about why there were no National Guard there. (Flynn doesn't.) Image
Mike Flynn twitches a lot and comes across as someone with early dementia whose mind is stuck in a psyop loop. A good Philip K. Dick character. Image
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21 Nov
The Office of the Inspector General cleared the DoD of all blame for Jan 6th, but there are still some worrying parts in the report.

For instance, Major General Walker said he could have had the National Guard there in 20 minutes. 1/13
But he couldn't do anything without Sec Def Chris Miller's approval and was told he was in a meeting until 4 p.m. 2/13
Walker couldn't get approval from Ryan McCarthy, either. But then Miller noticed the riot on TV! 3/13
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15 Nov
On November 15, Doug Logan, Jim Penrose, Andrew Whitney, Mike Lindell, Michael Flynn, and Sidney Powell show up at Lin Wood's South Carolina Tomotley Plantation. They stay a month.

You know this ends badly...
Andrew Whitney and Mike Lindell were working on a new "miracle" cure for COVID called Oleandrin that they were trying to get Trump to push. (It was poisonous.)
The others were doing a "step-by-step of how we overturn the election," according to Dave Hancock.
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14 Nov
I finally get it. General Flynn betrayed his country back in 2014. As head of the DIA, he was supposed to warn Obama that Russia was about to invade Ukraine. Instead, Flynn was fired right after the invasion.

Then he flew to Russia to meet Putin. politico.com/story/2014/03/…
Look at Michael Flynn's statement about the invasion of Crimea. He says, Putin "will not allow the Russian federation to fritter away while he's in charge"... and he makes a weird joke about Georgia.
According to Reuters, DNI head James Clapper was warning Obama about Russian troop movements but the DIA (Flynn) "predicted such a move was unlikely." dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-0…
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14 Nov
A few remarks on Steve Bannon's crypto whatever-it-is. (It's not an "offering" and it's not an obvious scam.)

He claims to have earned $27 billion in 2 weeks. 1/4
The fine print: #Bannon
1. Initial investments were by "private invitation only."
2. Initial investments had to be at least $1 million.
3. The company is not allowed to trade coins in the U.S., Japan, and Canada.
4. Most of the money came from China. 2/4
5. You can only trade the H-Coin at the Himalaya Exchange.
6. You can buy "Himalaya Farm" products (Guo Wengui's products) with the coins.
7. They're definitely NOT laundering money (they say). 3/4
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