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Trump's Terrorist Insurrection

Started: January 6, 2021
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“In a democracy, we are not free to ignore the truth.”
  ~ Jonathan Schell, in the The New Yorker during the 1973 Watergate scandal

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The Insurrection

The Effort to Overturn the Election

Reporting coverage

December 28, 2021

Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Lays Out How He and Bannon Planned to Overturn Biden’s Electoral Win
  ~ Jose Pagliery, Political Investigations Reporter / Daily Beast
“It started out perfectly. At 1 p.m., Gosar and Cruz did exactly what was expected of them…”

December 25, 2021

January 6 committee ramps up efforts to uncover funding behind Capitol riot
  ~ Katelyn Polantz and Mary Kay Mallonee / CNN
A new court challenge is revealing how the January 6 House select committee is demanding bank records, providing a new window into its effort to understand what propelled the violence that day.

December 21, 2021

Evidence suggests Defense delayed Jan. 6 response to keep Trump from invoking Insurrection Act
  ~ Brandi Buchman, Staff / Daily Kos

Fauci Calls for Fox Host’s Firing
  ~ Arden Dier, Newser Staff / newser
Jesse Watters called for a metaphorical ‘kill shot’ against the infectious disease expert

December 14, 2021

What killed Trump’s coup inside the Capitol may have been Trump’s insurgency outside the Capitol
  ~ Mark Sumner, Daily Kos Staff / Daily Kos

I Compared the New January 6 Texts to Mark Meadows’ Book. It’s Damning.
  ~ David Corn, Washington, DC, Bureau Chief / MotherJones
Trump’s last chief of staff is hiding what happened that awful day. - Jan 6, 2021

December 13, 2021

HOLY S***: FOX News Hosts Begged Mark Meadows to Get Trump to Stop the Insurrection on January 6th
  ~ News Corpse

December 12, 2021

California governor pushes for gun laws modeled on Texas abortion ban
  ~ Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard / Reuters

Pence Jan 6th “Kidnap” Misread by DK Commenters
  ~ RainJustRain / Daily Kos Community
Referenced Story: Why did Chuck Grassley expect Pence’s absence from the Capitol on 6 January?
  ~ annieli for KremlinAnnex / Daily Kos Community

December 11, 2021

Barton Gellman’s dark, dark truth, Democracy may already have lost its last, second chance…
  ~ vjr7121 / Daily Kos Community

December 9, 2021

Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.
  ~ Taylor Lorenz / The New York Times
Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral “Birds Aren’t Real” movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is really about.

December 8, 2021

Jan. 6 insurrectionists seek protection from the Constitution they tried to destroy
  ~ EJ Montini, Opinion / Arizona Republic
It’s an irony those caught up in their alleged participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection either won’t admit or, even sadder, don’t even recognize.

November 3, 2021

MTG threatens deputy warden in wild stunt at jail holding January 6th insurrectionists
  ~ Natalie Dickinson / Occupy Democrats
The two far-right representatives reached for the nuclear option when their PR stunt backfired and they were denied access to the facility.

October 21, 2021

What If Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong?
  ~ Samantha Michaels, Reporter / MotherJones
Five common myths about the FBI’s homicide data, debunked.

October 4, 2021

Judge Argues Claim That Rioters Are Treated Unfairly
  ~ By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Seeking racial justice and trying to overthrow the government aren’t equivalent, judge tells court

October 1, 2021

Study: 55% of Police Killings Don’t Appear in Statistics
  ~ Rob Quinn, Newser Staff / Newser
Researchers call fatal police violence an ‘urgent public health crisis’

We Are the Real Patriots
  ~ Dale Lunsford, Op-Ed / DemcasT
Progressives are Patriots – Kate McMahon - 9/10/21

September 30, 2021

Trump Extremists Brought Numerous Guns on January 6, Evidence Shows
  ~ Mark Follman, Dan Friedman, Ryan Little, and Sam Van Pykeren / MotherJones
Rioters at the Capitol carried concealed pistols, allegedly stockpiled weapons nearby, and called for overthrowing the US government.
  • • • Pursuant to the United States and District of Columbia Criminal Codes, • • •
      … firearms, dangerous weapons, explosives, or incendiary devices are prohibited on U.S. Capitol Grounds.

September 28, 2021

The Making of a Dictatorship: The Eastman Memo and GOP Silence
  ~ Hank Cetola, Op-Ed / DemcasT
  We learned definitively last week that former President Donald J. Trump and his allies did indeed want to destroy our democratic republic and install autocracy. CNN obtained a memo written by John Eastman, a lawyer working with Trump’s legal team, describing how Trump could persuade former Vice President Mike Pence to throw out the election results on Jan. 6.

September 23, 2021

Republican/Trump Coup: Their plan to overturn the 2020 electon: eastman.memo.pdf

The Eastman Memo and What It Might Have Triggered
  ~ Elwood Dowd / Daily Kos Community — 9/21/2021

September 22, 2021

Republicans’ silence on memo that proves Trump’s Big Lie was a lie is deafening—and telling
  ~ Darrell Lucus / Daily Kos Community

BUSTED: Steve Bannon admits he helped plot Jan. 6 Trump rally to ‘kill Biden presidency in the crib’
  ~ David Edwards / RawStory

September 19, 2021

John Durham accused by former prosecutor of trying to hand Trump a new weapon
  ~ Tom Boggioni / RawStory

September 13, 2021

Lawmaker accused of kicking boy pleads guilty to 3 charges
  ~ John Hanna - AP Political Writer / The Associated Press
Guess which party? Republican? Bingo!

September 6, 2021

Minnesota State Patrol officers purged their texts and emails after they were sued over their response to George Floyd protests, according to witnesses
  ~ Morgan Keith / INSIDER
• The ACLU of Minnesota filed a lawsuit in June 2020 on behalf of journalists who were targeted and attacked at the protests.
• State troopers were aware of pending litigation against them when they purged communications, according to witnesses.
• No trooper has been disciplined for arresting, using force against, or using chemical weapons against a journalist at the protests.

August 31, 2021

[Republican] McCarthy warns telecom companies not to cooperate with Jan. 6 probe, citing future GOP majority
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

August 29, 2021

Jim Jordan exposes more details about Trump’s Jan. 6 communications — and ropes in Matt Gaetz, too
  ~ Cody Fenwick / salon
“Look, I definitely spoke to the president that day. I don’t recall — I know it was more than once”

August 27, 2021

Report: Michigan has highest number of armed protests at state capitals across country
  ~ Julia Forrest / Michigan Advance
      Ranks 5th for total armed protests
  On average, 1,212 people die and 3,507 people are injured by guns each year in Michigan, per the groups. Gun violence also costs taxpayers in Michigan $422.6 million every year.

August 25, 2021

Defendant in Plot to Kidnap Governor Gets Prison
  ~ Bob Cronin, Newser Staff / Newser
Judge goes light after prosecutors praise Ty Garbin's cooperation ← Why?

August 23, 2021

Exchange of gunfire in downtown Portland culminates Proud Boys’ latest incursion into city
  ~ David Neiwert / Daily Kos Staff

August 8, 2021

A terrifying new theory: Fake news and conspiracy theories as an evolutionary strategy
  ~ Paul Rosenberg / salon
Social scientist Michael Bang Petersen on why people believe outrageous lies — as a tool in violent group conflict

August 2, 2021

Charles M. Blow: I call that party a national security threat and a cancer on our democracy.
  ~ xaxnar / Daily Kos Community
  From the N.Y. Times: The G.O.P. Menace to Society

July 31, 2021

Large percentage of Republicans believe ‘patriotic Americans’ could ‘take the law into their own hands’
  ~ Meaghan Ellis, AlterNet / via RawStory

July 27, 2021

Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs
  ~ David Bauder, AP Media Writer / AP News

'This Is How I'm Going to Die:' 4 Cops Remember Jan. 6
  ~ John Johnson, Newser Staff / Newser
Special House panel begins its investigation

July 16, 2021

2 Men Indicted in Plot to Blow Up Democrats’ Office
  ~ Bob Cronin, Newser Staff / Newser
California defendants hoped a movement would follow, officials say

July 13, 2021

Yes, this is fascism: The Atlantic’s conservative David Frum says it’s time to use the F-word
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community

The concept of a new civil war is not, in fact, a purely notional or hypothetical one.
  ~ annieli for KremlinAnnex / Daily Kos Community
A second US Civil War will not be fantasy football or Call of Duty. It won’t even be Jade Helm or the Turner Diaries even if Trump resembles Huey Long, Buzz Windrip, or Willie Stark.

MSNBC shows just how horribly Trump is gaslighting America, and it’s a thing of pure horror
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

July 5, 2021

Sovereign Citizens: More Than Paper Terrorists
  ~ Christine Sarteschi / Just Security
Just Security is based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.
  This needs to be understood.

Slouching toward fascism, or why sometimes you just can’t go home again
  ~ Dartagnan for Community Contributors Team / Daily Kos Community
  Also: “Dehumanization and the Normalization of Violence: It’s Not What You Think,” – Social Science Research Council

July 4, 2021

6 months after Capitol assault, corporate pledges fall flat
  ~ David Klepper / APNews
As shockwaves spread across the country from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporate America took a stand against the lies that powered the mob. Or so it seemed.
  "Dark Money" is buying our politicians.

June 23, 2021

Michigan Republicans Confirm the Obvious: Trump Lost Fair and Square
  ~ AJ Vicens, Reporter / MotherJones
A GOP-led investigation found “no evidence” to doubt Biden’s win.

June 19, 2021

A letter to Rep. Madison Cauthorn, North Carolina.
  ~ VietNamVet1962 / Daily Kos Community
Telling it like it is!

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power
  ~ Farnoush Amiri / AP News

June 15, 2021

21 House Republicans Voted Against Congressional Medals for Officers Who Defended Capitol Against Insurrection
  ~ Blake Montgomery, Reporter/Editor / DailyBeast
  → Read it at: The Washington Post

June 09, 2021

Watchdog: Trump Photo-Op Wasn’t Why Park Was Cleared
  ~ Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
The June 1, 2020 operation was planned hours before Trump decided to visit church, inspector general finds

June 04, 2021

The paradoxes of the conservative mind derive from a simple principle
  ~ Cody Fenwick / AlterNet
Observers of the Republican Party and the American right wing have noticed a perplexing pattern of beliefs about the COVID vaccines. — And almost everything else "Republican."

May 28, 2021

Author of ‘How Democracies Die’ reveals why the US is in worse shape than he thought
  ~ Alex Henderson / AlterNet

May 23, 2021

Go Tell the Spartans
  ~ Major Kong / Daily Kos Community

May 20, 2021

All Congressmen Sent Anonymous Capitol Police Letter
  ~ Evann Gastaldo / Newser Staff
Statement rebukes Republicans who don’t back Jan. 6 probe

AZ may have to replace voting machines examined in windmill-tilting audit — on taxpayers’ dime
  ~ Darrell Lucus / Daily Kos Community

May 18, 2021

Rick Wilson is Right. DRAG THEM.
  ~ RenaRF / Daily Kos Community
I’m tired of being reasonable, especially when the other side — which is an existential threat to democracy — is anything but.

May 14, 2021

“His book, by the way, is called The Tyranny of Big Tech. Apparently the title Gaslighting For Idiots was taken.”
  ~ Brian Williams on MSNBC, after reporting that Sen. Josh Hawley was hawking his new book on Twitter

May 06, 2021

The GOP is falling into mass delusion — and the time is coming for Biden to call McConnell’s bluff
  ~ John Stoehr / AlterNet

April 28, 2021

Man Convicted After Posting ‘Kill Your Senators’
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services / Newser
Supporter of Trump and Capitol riot found guilty of threatening members of Congress

April 27, 2021

Here’s why MAGA rioters thought they’d get away with posting selfies taken at the Capitol
  ~ Brad Reed, Raw Story / via AlterNet
Raw Story link

April 25, 2021

“Free-dumb,” & “Guns,”

For The People and George Floyd Act featured in Editorial Cartoons
  ~ Democracy Labs

April 23, 2021

Justice Dept. now expects to charge more than 500 in Capitol riot probe
  ~ Pete Williams / NBC News
Department lawyers have described the sprawling investigation as one of the largest in American history.
  The current number of people charged is 440.

April 17, 2021

“The system of policing isn’t broken. It’s doing exactly what it’s meant to do in America. We’re not dealing with ‘bad apples.’ We’re dealing with a rotten tree. … America is a country where white people can storm the Capitol and be given the benefit of the doubt, but Black people just going about their lives are treated like they’re about to storm the Capitol.”
~ Trevor Noah

March 27, 2021

Michigan Republican Party Chair Calls State Leaders “Witches”
  ~ AJ Vincens / MotherJones
Ron Weiser suggested the state’s top three elected officials be “softened up” so they can be “burn[ed] at the stake.”
See related events: RWNJ Traitor Reports

Insurrectionist insists that she won’t go to jail because she has ‘blonde hair, white skin’
  ~ SemDem / Daily Kos Community
  Also: Texas Realtor Who Went To D.C. Insurrection Sure Made It Easy For Feds To Identify Her
“Y’all know who to hire for your realtor. Jenna Ryan for your realtor,” she said on video as she stormed the U.S. Capitol. – Huffpost, 1/15/2021

March 26, 2021

MI GOP Chair calls Whitmer, Nessel, Benson “Three Witches,” talks about assassinating officials.
  ~ Brainwrap / Daily Kos Community
See related events: RWNJ Traitor Reports

March 24, 2021

Carrying Guns in Public Is Not a Constitutional Right, Ninth Circuit Rules
  ~ Nicholas Iovion / Courthouse News Service   - save?

DOJ: Messages Suggest ‘Alliance’ Made Before Jan. 6
  ~ Kate Seamons / Newser Staff
Filing shows what Kelly Meggs, Florida head of the Oath Keepers, allegedly wrote

March 23, 2021

Incarceration “Taking An Extremely High Toll” On Oath Keeper Insurrectionist’s “Mental Well-Being”
  ~ PvtJarHead / Daily Kos Community
Did he have any concern for the mental well-being of the people he terrorized in the U.S. Capitol on January 6th?

HBO - "Q": Into the Storm
Airing schedual
  1. Calm Before the Storm
      Sun, Mar 21 - 9:00 pm
  2. Do You Believe in Coincidences?
      Sun, Mar 21 - 10:00 pm
  3. Disinformation Is Real
      Sun, Mar 28 - 9:00 pm
  4. Panic in D.C.
      Sun, Mar 28 - 10:00 pm
  5. Game Over
      Sun, Apr 04 - 9:00 pm
  6. The Storm
      Sun, Apr 04 - 10:00 pm

March 21, 2021

DOJ lead prosecutor: Yes, it was sedition
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community
The wheels of Justice turn slowly, but they do turn.

March 19, 2021

Trump, Jr declared ‘devoid of anything resembling judgement’ after violent meme about Joe Biden
  ~ Bob Brigham / Raw Story
Donald Trump, Jr. on Friday received harsh criticism after posting a video on social media showing his father physically attacking the current president of the United States.

March 18, 2021

New: Michigan Capitol bomb threat suspect got Secret Service visit over 2014 Obama threat
  ~ Todd A. Heywood / Michigan Advance

March 15, 2021

Fox News: Take Kids Out of School Because They Teach Hating White People
  ~ Mark NC / News Corpse
Republicans: Up is down, night is day and other Fake Facts, a.k.a. "Alternate Facts".

DOJ: Two Arrested In Assault on Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Who Later Died (Update 2)
  ~ Charles Jay / Daily Kos Community

John Oliver completely exposes Tucker Carlson’s support for everything terrible
  ~ Christopher Reeves / Daily Kos Staff

March 14, 2021

Was the Pentagon’s holdup on Jan. 6 not what it seemed?
  ~ subtropolis / Daily Kos Community
“Sometimes, when attempting to make sense of something, it helps to flip it on its head.”

March 4, 2021

Insurrectionist who put his feet on Pelosi’s desk screams ‘It’s not fair!’ during hearing
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community
Too funny for words!

March 2, 2021

‘Q’ is for Quisling
  ~ LaFeminista / Daily Kos Community
  Origin: Second World War from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), the Norwegian army officer and diplomat who ruled Norway on behalf of the German occupying forces 1940–45).

March 2, 2021

Republicans Keep Pretending Antifa Is Equivalent to Violent White Supremacists
  ~ Matt Cohen, Fellow / MotherJones
Antifa: Anti-Fascist. — Republicans: increasingly Fascist.

February 26, 2021

Why the Odal/Othala Rune Used By CPAC is 100% Explicitly a Nazi Symbol
  ~ AndyT / Daily Kos Community
Also see the article below ↓

The CPAC Main Stage Strongly Resembles A N*zi Symbol.
  ~ DigitusImpudicus / Daily Kos Community

February 23, 2021

A GOP West Mich. official who was reportedly at the Jan. 6 insurrection is now running for governor
  ~ Kayla Sosa / Michigan Advance
Insurrectionist and wants to be governor? — You can’t make this stuff up!

February 23, 2021

Right-wing fraudster Jacob Wohl receives some bad news in his civil and criminal cases
  ~ Walter Einenkel / Daily Kos Staff

February 20, 2021

Idiot Who Sat in Pence’s Chair is Arrested. After He Bragged He Would Never be Caught.
  ~ AlyoshaKaramazov / Daily Kos Community
“I love the poorly educated!” — Donald Trump

February 18, 2021

House Republicans behaving badly over metal detectors find themselves subject of investigations
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff

February 15, 2021

‘Hated by absolutely everyone’: Kentucky columnist delivers brutal take down of GOP's Mitch McConnell
  ~ Tom Boggioni / Raw Story
You can read the whole piece on Raw Story.

February 15, 2021

Vandals Go After Home of Trump Impeachment Lawyer
  ~ Jenn Gidman / Newser Staff
Driveway of Michael van der Veen’s Philly residence spray-painted with the word ‘TRAITOR’

February 13, 2021

FIRED!! Trump has privately voiced concern about being charged related to January 6 riot
  ~ Kaitlan Collins / CNN

February 9, 2021

GOP’s ‘domestic army’: How Michigan Republicans allied with paramilitary extremists and paved the way for insurrection
  ~ Alex Henderson / AlterNet

February 3, 2021

The pro-Trump insurrection was more violent than first reported. The damage will be long-lasting
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff

February 2, 2021

Pink Hat Wearing Bullhorn Lady Positively Identified! Insurrectionist Makes First Public Comments!!
  ~ PvtJarHead / Daily Kos Community
Tips to the fbi.gov/tips if you know where she is.

January 31, 2021

It’s Happening! ‘Proud Boys’ And ‘Oath Keepers’ Get Federal Charges UPGRADED To... CONSPIRACY!!
  ~ PvtJarHead / Daily Kos Community

January 30, 2021

Federal conspiracy charges for 2 Proud Boys in Capitol riot
  ~ Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press

January 29, 2021

GOP Congressman Wants to Hear Ocasio-Cortez Apologize
  ~ Arden Dier / Newser Staff
Media Research Center wants her suspended from Twitter over Ted Cruz comment
  • Seems Teddy-boy had his feelings hurt (b/c of things he said about others)

Now, it's going even further: GOP wants AOC muzzled!
GOP Rep. Accused of Threatening AOC After He Warns of ‘Alternative Means’ to Condemn Her Remarks
  ~ David Badash / thenewcivilrightsmovement.com
  • • Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) is being accused of threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez via a letter he sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

January 28, 2021

AOC Won’t Work With Cruz: ‘You Almost Had Me Murdered’
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
  Seems Teddy-boy thinks rioting and killing people is fine, b/c ... “IOKIARDI” or “IOKIYAR”?
  “There’s a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side,” senator says

January 26, 2021

D.C. National Guard commander says he wasn’t allowed to respond to Capitol insurgency
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

DC National Guard Commander Says Pentagon Took His Authority Away Before Jan 6
  ~ Dan K / Daily Kos Community
Trump controlled the Pentagon. Trump is to blame for this.

January 24, 2021

They have waived their right to bear arms.
  ~ agnostic / Daily Kos Community

January 23, 2021

Dallas man’s social media ‘incriminates’ him in Capitol attack; charged for death threat against AOC
  ~ Jessica Sutherland / Daily Kos Staff

January 22, 2021

More evidence emerges that it wasn’t an “intelligence failure”
  ~ subtropolis / Daily Kos Community

Here’s the real difference between Republicans and Democrats — and why it matters
  ~ John Stoehr / AlterNet

An Open Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell From an Army Veteran
  ~ David Weissman / DemCasT

Liz Cheney Might Be in Trouble
  ~ John Johnson / Newser Staff
House conservatives angry at her vote for impeachment aim to oust her from No. 3 position

January 21, 2021

Michael Flynn’s brother admits to being part of call where National Guard were delayed on Jan. 6
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Siblings of 2 Congressmen Call for Removal From Office
  ~ Arden Dier / Newser Staff
Ariz. Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar face family's blame for Capitol riot

January 20, 2021

‘Trump will go down as a total failure’: Proud Boys jump off the MAGA Train
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

January 19, 2021

Do You Remember That Guy Who Said “The only good democrat, is a dead democrat”? Well Guess What...
  ~ PvtJarHead / Daily Kos Community
“PATRIOTS” always figure to kill elected leaders! GOP! GOP! GOP!

January 17, 2021

Abraham Lincoln explained exactly how we should respond to the insurrection of Jan. 6
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community

Hawley Takes Another Hit
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
Hotel cancels fundraiser planned for Florida
Hawley: “If these corporations don't want conservatives to speak, they should just be honest about it.”
1. Hawley – you are not a “conservative” You are a RWNJ. You may be a terrorist and/or an insurrectionist.
2. We don’t need those who support traitiors and insurrectionists speaking.

January 15, 2021

For first time, federal prosecutors label Jan. 6 ‘violent insurrection,’ and ‘armed revolution’
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

More Bad News for TrumpLand. Good News for Our Nation.
  ~ AlyoshaKaramazov / Daily Kos Community

Assault on Capitol included horrifying violence, coordinated attacks, and police on both sides
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
The other thing that shocked police wasn’t the fact that they were facing off with forces at least as well equipped as they were, but the goals of those forces. From the beginning, it was obvious that insurgents entered the Capitol not with the intent of just waving flags at statues, but to assault members of Congress directly.

Federal judge gently pats zip tie insurrectionist on the head, and sends him home
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community

January 14, 2021

The Leaders of the Riot Were Paid!
  ~ middleoftheroadDem / Daily Kos Community

‘We have receipts’: Analysis details $170 million in corporate gifts to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn Biden win
  ~ Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams via AlterNet

Rep. Brian Mast is a craven, repulsive liar, but we can still answer his question
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff

Who removed the panic buttons in Ayanna Pressley’s office?
  ~ HarpboyAK / Daily Kos Community

Impeachment Vote: I Don’t Think Anyone Has Really Wrapped Their Head Around What Happened Yesterday
  ~ AlyoshaKaramazov / Daily Kos Community

January 13, 2021

QAnon extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene plans to file articles of impeachment against Joe Biden
  ~ JGibson / Daily Kos Community

Biden has an obvious and easy answer to Republican calls that he stop Trump’s impeachment
  ~ RETIII / Daily Kos Community
Biden should tell them: “Sorry, Trump can’t pardon himself, and I can’t pardon him either.”

Pelosi signs Trump articles of impeachment ‘sadly, with heart broken’
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff

Multiple Republican representatives accused of helping to plan January 6 insurrection
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Pelosi Announces Lawmakers Will Be Fined $5,000 If They Bypass Metal Detectors To House Floor
  ~ PvtJarHead / Daily Kos Community

New metal detectors in Congress are also detecting Republican entitlement
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

Footage Emerges Of Terrorists Inside Capitol Talking About The Building’s Schematics.
  ~ Seashells / Daily Kos Community

Trump Will Lose his Trump Organization. Strap-in friends, for a Schadenfreude Smörgåsbord!
  ~ AlyoshaKaramazov / Daily Kos Community

New York City terminates Trump Organization contracts over criminal activity
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

January 12, 2021

WOW: Congresswoman says GOP Reps led extremists through Congress on “Reconnaissance” before coup
  ~ Blue Tuesday / Daily Kos Community

Off-duty cops from across the country identified as participants in Capitol insurrection
  ~ Aysha Qamar / Daily Kos Staff
Capitol police: more than 50 law enforcement officers who responded to the violence on Wednesday were injured by the white supremacists.

More evidence of treason: FBI sent warning that extremists planned Jan. 6 assault on Congress
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff

Army investigating active-duty special forces officer for participation in D.C. riot
  ~ Walter Einenkel / Daily Kos Staff

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Totally deserved! Let's do it.

January 11, 2021

★ Holy S--- FBI warns of ‘huge uprising’ planned by Trump supporters
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

★ ★ House has the votes to impeach Trump—again
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff

An Open Letter to the Republican Party
  ~ TokyoSand / Political Charge

Camp Auschwitz hoodie wearing neo-Nazi thug identified
  ~ ComfortablyNumb / Daily Kos Community
Robert Keith Packer - of Virginia

January 10, 2021

Impeachment push builds, 2 GOP senators want Trump to resign
  ~ Darlene Superville, Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick / APNews

Trump’s secretary of defense is either incompetent or a traitor. He must be removed
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff

Must watch video from Arnold
  ~ teacherken / Daily Kos Community
Very worth viewing.   —   Link to twitter: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Congress member declared “Today is 1776,” tweeted re Pelosi’s location during insurrection
  ~ Clio2 / Daily Kos Community
Lauren Opal Boebert, 34-year-old firearms enthusiast, covid-restrictions refusenik, QAnon sympathizer, somehow or other brand-new newly-sworn-in member of Congress from the third district of Colorado. Remember her name and remove her.

Susan J. Demas: Fascists planted their flag in the U.S. Capitol this week. Let’s stop denying it.
  ~ Susan J. Demas / Michigan Advance

January 9, 2021

Timothy Snyder’s ‘The American Abyss’ op-ed is scary, accurate, and pulls no punches
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community

The American Abyss
  ~ Timothy Snyder, Essay / NYTimes
  A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.

Trump-appointed Pentagon officials rename assault on Capitol—prepare to be outraged
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
The Pentagon is calling Wednesday’s events “First Amendment Protests.”

Statement from the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on the Events of January 6th
  ~ Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign
and
  ~ Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign

January 8, 2021

Impeachment and Criminal Liability
  ~ Teri Kanefield / Attorney and Author

2 Arrests Made of High-Profile Participants in DC Riot
  ~ Newser Editors / Newser Staff

‘Hitler Was Right on One Thing,’ Lawmaker Says
  ~ Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff / Newser Staff
Illinois Republican congresswoman now faces calls to resign

Troubling Details Emerge in Death of Capitol Officer
  ~ John Johnson / Newser Staff
‘New York Times’ reports Officer Brian Sicknick was assaulted with a fire extinguisher

Kim vows to improve ties with outside world at party meeting
  ~ HYUNG-JIN KIM / Associated Press

Pelosi, Democrats lay plans for swift Trump impeachment
  ~ Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Zeke Miller / APNews

Trump remains defiant, Pence refuses to act. Impeachment is inevitable and must start now
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff

Trump’s new officials at Pentagon blocked National Guard from ‘interacting with’ insurrectionists
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Lucy Lawless (the Warrior Princess) very perceptively smacks down the Flying Monkeys
  ~ AKALib / Daily Kos Community
  Lucy Lawless Slams ‘Hercules’ for Antifa Conspiracy Theory
⇒ Too much good stuff in this to not share.

Breaking Gen Honore Accuses Capitol Police of Complicity
  ~ Phil In Denver / Daily Kos Community

‘Loved’ terrorists got thrown under Trump bus; NOW are seriously groveling for mercy
  ~ SemDem / Daily Kos Community

Breaking: Wisconsin’s biggest paper urges traitor Ron Johnson’s expulsion from the Senate
  ~ Blue Tuesday / Daily Kos Community

January 7, 2021

What the Holy Heck is Going On?
  ~ Teri Kanefield / Attorney and Author
Trump Crimes: Discussion of Removal

Hurt feelings, anger linger after Pence, Trump clash
  ~ Jull Colvin / Associated Press

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
  ~ Colleen Long, Lolita Baldor, Michael Balsamo and Nomaan Merchant / APNews

Pelosi Calls For Removing Trump From Office
  ~ Kara Voght / MotherJones
The Speaker said that if Pence declines to invoke the 25th Amendment, Congress would consider impeachment.

★ ★ 100+ Civil Rights, Racial Justice, Labor, and Grassroots Groups Demand Trump Be Immediately Removed from Office, Co-Conspirators Held Accountable
  ~ by DemCast Staff / DemCast

A Majority of House Republicans Just Sided With the Mob
  ~ Tim Murphy / MotherJones
121 of them voted to overturn Arizona’s election.

At least 6 Michigan residents arrested in connection to US Capitol riot
  ~ Darcie Moran and Clara Hendrickson / Detroit Free Press

EPI denounces the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
  ~ The Economic Policy Institute

Bomb threat called in to Michigan Capitol, facilities manager says
  ~ Kara Berg and Carol Thompson / Lansing State Journal

It wasn’t just Washington, D.C.: Pro-Trump rallies across the country threatened violence
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

Rep. Matt Gaetz providing cover for Nazis who carried out insurrection against the United States
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

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One photo sums it up.
No words needed.

To me, the one photo that sums up yesterday. No words needed. Check out the t-shirt.
  ~ CameronProf / Daily Kos Community
  ~ Insurrectionist ldentified:Above

Some among America's military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had he
  ~ zman1527 / Daily Kos Community

Myth of ‘Exceptionalism’ Shattered as Globe Expresses Shock Over ‘Day of Shame for American Democracy’
  ~ Julia Conley, staff writer / Common Dreams
“After four norm-shattering years of Trump, it took just a few hours of mob rule to make America look pretty ordinary, and as fragile as anywhere else.”

Threats to ‘Storm the Capitol’ were public. Why did police let it happen anyway?
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

Capitol Police leadership have some very serious questions to answer
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

Listen: Rudy Giuliani urges the wrong senator to 'slow it down' so Trump has more time to overturn the election
  ~ Cody Fenwick / Alternet
Rudy does it again: Wrong message to the wrong senator! Oops!

January 6, 2021

Donald Trump Is Now a Terrorist Leader
  ~ David Corn, Washington, DC, Bureau Chief / MotherJones
The attack on the Capitol is the culmination of Trumpism, and the GOP owns this.

★ ★ ★ Project Lincoln ★ ★ ★
We made this pre-election, thinking that we’d never have to release it.

Pro-Trump protesters gather in Lansing as violence erupts in D.C
  ~ Christian Martinez / Lansing State Journal

President Obama's Statement About Today’s Coup Attempt
  ~ JoanMar / Daily Kos Community

At pro-Trump rally, militia leader claims accused Whitmer plotters are ‘not guilty’
  ~ Todd A. Heywood / Michigan Advance