Attempted Coup in the United States: Tracking Investigations and Fallout

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Some high comment threads from official posts:

Add what I’ve missed.

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Thanks for doing this. This is something I expect we’ll be talking about for a while yet…

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From Conor Lamb, Rep from PA, during Wednesday night’s Electoral Vote count:

“We want this government to succeed more than they want it to fail.”

Damn straight.

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Profiles in courage

Profiles in creepy

President Trump, sir, do a thing you will never do. Also, I promise I will never let you be brought to justice.

There, that showed him!

Okay, well, there’s one thing I’m pretty sure Trump didn’t do.

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From the article:

This assault was planned and orchestrated by Trump and his accomplices. They even paid for transportation and lodging for the assaulters.

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That sounds like the buses supposedly paid for by Ginni Thomas, fronting for some dark money fund.

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This was fronted by Turning Point Action, affiliated with Turning Point USA. The FBI should be able to get from them the identities of all the people that they sent to DC.

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I thought antifa had the buses /s

every accusation a confession

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The source said there is some concern inside Pence’s team that there are risks to invoking the 25th Amendment or even to an impeachment process, as Trump could take some sort of rash action putting the nation at risk.

It horrifies me, but even some liberals I know somehow think this way.

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Just one bus, in Washington State…oh, wait.

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Just before noon Wednesday, Sund was monitoring Trump’s speech to the crowd on the Ellipse when he was called away. There were reports of two pipe bombs near the Capitol grounds. So Sund didn’t hear the president call on protesters to “fight” against lawmakers preparing to confirm Biden’s victory. Nor did he hear Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, urging the crowd to engage in “trial by combat,” an eerie reference to battles to the death in the series, “Game of Thrones.” Sund said he now suspects that the pipe bombs were an intentional effort to draw officers away from the Capitol perimeter.

The first wave of protesters arrived at the Capitol about 12:40 p.m.

“As soon as they hit the fence line, the fight was on,” Sund said. “Violent confrontations from the start. They came with riot helmets, gas masks, shields, pepper spray, fireworks, climbing gear — climbing gear! — explosives, metal pipes, baseball bats. I have never seen anything like it in 30 years of events in Washington.”

Using video footage from the Capitol and radio transmissions from his incident commanders, Sund could see his officers trying to hold the line. But the rioters immediately yanked the barricade fence out of the way and threw it at his officers’ heads.

“I realized at 1 p.m., things aren’t going well,” he said. “I’m watching my people getting slammed.”

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Wasn’t that a proposed tactic in one of the previous planned kidnappings that were stopped?

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Not uncommon. They did it at Columbine too to draw emergency services away so they could kill more people (the guns were for the people fleeing, the mass killing was supposed to be a big bomb in the canteen which didn’t explode).

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(Huh, Cyrus Farivar from Ars Technica.)

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White people are so scared of black people
they bulldoze out to the country
and put up houses on little loop-d-loop streets
and while america gets its heart cut right out of its chest
the berlin wall still runs down main street separating east side from west
and nothing is stirring, not even a mouse
in the boarded up stores and the broken down houses
so they hang colorful banners off all the street lamps
just to prove they got no manners, no mercy, and no sense
and i wonder then what it will take for my city to rise
first we admit our mistakes and then we open our eyes
the ghost of old buildings are haunting parking lots
in the city of good neighbors that history forgot
i remember the first time i saw someone lying on the cold street
i thought, “i can’t just walk past you, this can’t just be true.”
but i learned by example to just keep moving my feet
it’s amazing the things that we all learn to do
so we’re led by denial like lambs to the slaughter
serving empires of style and carbonated sugar water
and the old farmroad’s a four-lane that leads to the mall
and my dreams are all guillotines waiting to fall
and i wonder then what it will take for my country to rise
first we admit our mistakes and then we open our eyes
'til nation’s last taker succumbs to one last dumb decision
and america the beautiful is just one big subdivision

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