"I can’t answer for the Dep't of Justice, however, what I would say is that integrated security plan...would have assisted us when the crisis rapidly escalated and the violence went in a direction that was unforecasted."
“That would have been extremely helpful. That’s what we did, sadly, after 6 January … for the inauguration. We had a lead federal agency. We had an integrated plan. We had shared understanding …and one lead federal agency.”
3. Identifies key questions that should be answered:
“Questions remain about the Capitol’s unpreparedness and Mr. Trump’s response as the violence unfolded.”
“why the Capitol was so badly protected on Jan. 6… [the Select Committee] should examine that in detail.”
4. On Stefanik (named) and McCarthy-Jim Jordan (unnamed) rhetoric:
“What kind of voter is this supposed to convince? … Hardly credible to point to [security oversights] alone, without acknowledging that President Trump urged his supporters to stop the supposed steal…”
“There is also apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material…collected-the document says–from Trump’s earlier ‘non-official visits to Russian Federation territory.’”
2. “There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an ‘impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex.’”
3. “Western intelligence agencies are understood to have been aware of the documents for some months and to have carefully examined them. The papers, seen by the Guardian, seem to represent a serious and highly unusual leak from within the Kremlin.”
"Prosecutors don't directly threaten to charge a family member, but it's not uncommon that that implicit threat hangs out there .... It can't be lost on Allen Weisselberg ... ... that family members might ...come under investigation."
3. Weissmann details why he thinks (a) the content of the indictment, (b) the prosecutors' requests in the arraignment hearing, and (c) the press conference by defense attorneys points toward a criminal investigation with much more to come.
Russia’s influence operation was “in full swing during both the [2015-16] Republican and Democratic primary season that may have helped sink the hopes of candidates more hostile to Russian interests long before the field narrowed.”
3. The Intelligence Community assessment in 2017 and Mueller documents also pointed to Kremlin involvement at time GOP primary was in full swing.
3. In June 2021, @annieshiel (@CivCenter) and @chrisjwoods (@airwars) wrote again about the DoD standard and how its use in reporting to Congress appears to (a) defy Congress' statutory requirements and (b) potentially vastly undercount civilian deaths.
"The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader."
Maybe Members who vote against this Bill should be considered disqualified.
2. Good to see the bill to establish the January 6 Select Committee explicitly highlights investigation into "how technology, including online platforms ... may have factored into the motivation, organization, and execution of the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol."
3. Judicious use of these powers👇 in public hearings could be an enormous benefit to the public and to truth-seeking.
Questioning for longer than 5-minutes
Questioning by staff of the Select Committee
“The Trump Organization is expected to be hit with criminal charges as soon as next week by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office in a case that Trump attorneys say is tied to tax-related conduct, multiple people familiar with the matter tell NBC”
Giuliani's "misconduct directly inflamed tensions that bubbled over into the events of January 6"
He "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for" Mr. Trump and the Trump Campaign.
2. "One only has to look at the ongoing present public discord…which erupted into violence, insurrection and death on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, to understand the extent of the damage that can be done when the public is misled by false information about the elections."
3. Mr. Giuliani is:
"suspended from the practice of law in the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court" and "until such time as disciplinary matters pending before the Committee have been concluded."
2. "Much of the correspondence also occurred during a tense week…when Mr Rosen and his top deputies realized that one of their peers had plotted with Mr Trump to first oust Mr Rosen and then to try to use federal law enforcement to force Georgia to overturn its election..."
3 With the Georgia criminal investigation note:
House Oversight Committee also requests transcribed interview with former US Attorney for Northern District of Goergia Byung Jin Pak who, the Committee notes, resigned on Jan 3 "reportedly under pressure from the Trump White House"