Tag: Jan 6th

“Planned in plain sight”: Why Donald Trump makes no attempt to hide his insurrectionist plots | Salon.com

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An Insult to Democracy trying to be delicate when Trump certainly wasn’t.

On Tuesday morning, a new Senate report revealed even more of what is increasingly obvious: The January 6 Capitol insurrection was both surprisingly predictable and yet widely ignored by the people who had the power to stop it. “The U.S. Capitol Police had specific intelligence that supporters of President Donald Trump planned to mount an armed invasion of the Capitol at least two weeks before the Jan. 6 riot,” the Washington Post reports, “but a series of omissions and miscommunications kept that information from reaching front-line officers targeted by the violence.” The report itself is incredibly bureaucratic and, being bipartisan, overly delicate with the fragile feelings of Republicans who continue to support Trump despite his overt incitement of the insurrection. But the most important and remarkable aspect of the report is how it lays out that Capitol intelligence officials downplayed the threat of violence, even though, to quote the report author Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., “The attack was, quite frankly, planned in plain sight.”

Source: “Planned in plain sight”: Why Donald Trump makes no attempt to hide his insurrectionist plots | Salon.com

57 GOP State And Local Officials Were At The Capitol Insurrection | HuffPost Australia

57 GOP State And Local Officials Were At The Capitol

At least 57 state and local Republican officials attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington that turned into a deadly insurrection, according to an updated HuffPost tally. Almost all of them are resisting calls to resign.

57 GOP State And Local Officials Were At The Capitol Insurrection | HuffPost Australia

Six degrees of sedition: Was master trickster Roger Stone behind the Capitol riot? | Salon.com

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On the night before the rally, Stone surrounded himself with symbols of potential violence in the form of his Oath Keeper security detail, who also chauffeured him around in a golf cart. When he spoke, he made clear that he knew exactly what would drive the masses over the police barricades the following afternoon, casting the futile fight in the common language of the QAnon fantasy movement, of a struggle between “dark and light, between the godly and godless, between good and evil.” Reached for comment for this article, Stone told Salon to “have a nice day.”

Six degrees of sedition: Was master trickster Roger Stone behind the Capitol riot? | Salon.com