2/ On Jan. 2, Trump, Giuliani & Eastman spoke to 300 state legislators via conf call meant to arm them w purported evidence of fraud & galvanize them to take action to “decertify”. “You are the real power,” Trump told them. “You’re the ones that are going to make the decision.”
3/ “Phil Waldron, retired Army colonel who specialized in psych ops, led team who provided Kerik w analyses of state data, which purported to show fraudulent voting, according to 2 people familiar with activities at the Willard. Waldron was working closely w Russell Ramsland”
@WHCOS@waltshaub@AJentleson 3/ The panel went on to say that we can’t organize our way out of this, & many of those voters who have been asked to fight their hearts out for voting rights are asking, Why should we fight if Biden won’t?
2/ "On November 3, 2020, voters in the 18-29-year-old demographic turned out in higher numbers than past elections, voted strongly for Biden over Trump, and clearly tipped key Electoral College states like Georgia as the Democrats just barely earned control in Washington."
3/ "But just nine months into the 46th presidency, Biden is struggling to earn even that “C+” on his first report card from America’s young voters."
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2/ “Milley, deeply shaken…'was certain Trump had gone into serious mental decline in aftermath of the election, w Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials & constructing his own alt reality about endless election conspiracies.'
Milley worried Trump could 'go rogue’l
3/ “No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I'm part of that procedure," Milley told the officers, according to the book. He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.”
2/ In all fairness, I just got a substantive DM from @BedBathBeyond explaining it takes 2 days to hear back, and specifically mentioned my store and that they would contact management and get back to me.
@BedBathBeyond 3/ Of course, if after a reasonable amount of time, I don’t hear back from @BedBathBeyond, I will contact the CEO. I expect them to keep their word and get back to me. If not, well, you saw my @Target letter, and @macys letter, and that Macy’s are retraining their employees now.
2/ "Nor is it surprising that the young Plymouth killer would be drawn into a right-wing ideology that exalts gun ownership, a libertarian concept of personal freedom ... and Donald Trump."
3/ "Nothing fuels the id of the modern conservative more than an almost primitive fear that more power or agency for Blacks or immigrant cultures or women will end the “freedom” of white male supremacy."
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2/ “A fight erupted on the corner of 1st and Spring streets shortly after 2:30 p.m., as counterprotesters in all black and anti-vaccine demonstrators draped in American flag garb and Trump memorabilia traded punches and threw things at one another.” #ProLifeMyAss
3/ “In the melee, counterprotesters could be seen spraying mace while members of the anti-vaccine rally screamed death threats. One older man screamed “unmask them all” and clawed at a woman’s face.”
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@Will_Bunch 2/ "The president’s economic plan — as well as his ability to work with Republicans on a fraction of it — is exactly what he promised the electorate in November 2020 when he defeated Trump by 7 million popular votes and by 306-232 in the Electoral College."
@Will_Bunch 3/ "Even more importantly, the Biden agenda reminds us of something that can’t be stressed enough in writing about middle-class issues — that America’s blue-collar workforce is increasingly a Black and brown one."
Trump and his allies pressured the Department of Justice to back his unproven claims of election fraud in the days and weeks before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. hill.cm/3dm6d6F
2/ “The documents, released publicly on Tuesday, show Trump, his then-chief of staff Mark Meadows and outside allies putting pressure on senior DOJ officials to probe claims of voter fraud in December and early January.”
3/ “Emails provided to the committee revealed that Trump sent allegations of election fraud to top DOJ officials minutes before he announced their promotions, which were sparked by the resignation of then-Attorney General William Barr.”
Once again, @Lawrence is the only one covering this out of the A-block gate: GOP legislators trying to “eliminate democracy” by reversing Dem election wins, nullifying blue wave landslides. This is the biggest threat.