Tag: Insurrection

Trump’s former spokesperson reveals that he was “gleefully” rewinding Capitol riot footage on Jan. 6 | Salon.com

Former President Donald Trump and Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

​Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Thursday that Donald Trump watched the Capitol riot unfold “gleefully” on January 6, proudly rewinding footage of the insurrection on his television. “All I know about that day was that he was in the dining room, gleefully watching on his TV as he often did, ‘look at all of the people fighting for me,’ hitting rewind, watching it again — that’s what I know,” Grisham told CNN’s “New Day.” Her remarks, made on the anniversary of the riot, align with past reports about Trump apparently glued to the TV screen as the riot played out. Last year, Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig said in a CNN interview that the president was in the dining room of the Oval Office” during the insurrection, “watching it and almost giddy.”

Source: Trump’s former spokesperson reveals that he was “gleefully” rewinding Capitol riot footage on Jan. 6 | Salon.com

A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all | Robert Reich | The Guardian

‘Make no mistake: this was an attempted coup.’

A newly released memo shows that Trump told the acting attorney general: ‘Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen’

Source: A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all | Robert Reich | The Guardian

‘We Must Get to the Truth’: Pelosi Announces Far-Reaching Probe Into Insurrection Incited by Trump | Common Dreams News

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, with House impeachment managers, speaks to the press after the Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump, in the U.S .Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2021. Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday of inciting the deadly January 6 attack. A two-thirds majority of the 100 senators was needed at Trump's impeachment trial for conviction, but it fell short in a 57-43 vote. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images)

Nancy Pelosi announced Monday afternoon that she has authorized a 9/11-style commission to further probe the events of that day as well the various dynamics and actions that led up to it. In a letter to congressional colleagues Monday, Pelosi said that an initial probe and report presented by (ret.) Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré focused on the security failings of January 6, as well as the case presented during the impeachment hearings in the House and the trial in the Senate make clear that a more comprehensive investigation is warranted. “It is clear from [Honoré’s] findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened,” Pelosi stated.

‘We Must Get to the Truth’: Pelosi Announces Far-Reaching Probe Into Insurrection Incited by Trump | Common Dreams News

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The Capitol | HuffPost Australia

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The

Nine supporters of former President Donald Trump, all arrested on weapons charges in connection with the storming of the U.S. Capitol, had “enough ammunition to shoot every member of the House and Senate five times,” according to a startling new report on the role of firearms in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The Capitol | HuffPost Australia

Meet Your Local Republican Insurrectionist | HuffPost Australia

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At least 21 state and local Republican officials attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that turned into a violent riot, according to a new HuffPost tally, many of whom are now under pressure to resign.

Meet Your Local Republican Insurrectionist | HuffPost Australia

The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington MonthlyThat is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection

In the run-up to the insurrection, Quinnipiac found that 77 percent of Republicans believed there was widespread fraud in the presidential election. They bought into the absurdities spread by Trump and his enablers in right-wing media. That is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection. And still…the lies continue.

The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington Monthly