Attempted Coup in the United States: Tracking Investigations and Fallout

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Salesforce sued in attempt to block release of Capitol riot info

Salesforce has become a defendant in a case brought by the Republican National Committee (RNC) that seeks to prevent the release of information revealing communications within the Republican Party related to the storming of the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

Salesforce has become embroiled in the case because the US House of Reps select committee investigating the events of that fateful day learned that the RNC and the Trump for President campaign used Salesforce for campaign communications and some internal chatter.

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The Biden administration has created a precedent, revealing intelligence leading up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Why not build on that precedent, and reveal what intelligence we have about Putin’s money, Maduro’s money, Xi Jinping’s money, or Alexander Lukashenko’s money?

Why not Charles Koch’s money?

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So when I read that tweet yesterday, scrolling down I saw people insinuating that she was the person who placed pipe bombs on Jan. 6th. Taking that with a giant grain of salt, but I honestly would not be shocked.

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The only thing that makes me doubt the story is that I don’t think MTG has the skill to make a pipe bomb without accidentally killing herself.

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You know, I never did hear exactly what those were. Were they viable? Did they have a timer or remote detonation?

She would be dumb enough to put some powder into some pipe, seal the ends and add a fuse, and then just leave them lying there… inert…

I guess to the googles!

ETA - no, I guess they were viable with a timer device.

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Lacking the skill herself doesn’t mean she isn’t a willing stooge for someone that does. (I can absolutely see her easily manipulated into it as some sort of idiotic “patriotic duty” thing.)

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Can I keep my fantasy of MTG eventually blowing herself up by accident for just a little longer?

Despicable Me Please GIF

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https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/16/trump-white-house-aide-secret-author-dominion-report

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Michael Harriot’s opinion on the role of Ginni Thomas in the attempted coup, and the privilege that enables her (and others involved):

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If we want politicians to write us a history book, then this what that looks like

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Well, that was quite a lesson in the dangers of hyperbole. That tweet’s not even close to the conclusion reached in the linked article. Let’s see - Gorelick was one of multiple people interviewed, one of a few selected for quotes by the authors of the article (no idea why, but I can guess), and this tweet is casting that person as “guiding the official narrative.”

Sure Jan GIF

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The dangers of linking to WaPo, yet another of Bezos’ beasts.

Oh dear, the Revolving Door Project certainly seems to have an ax to grind:

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Yeah, it’s very weird to me that friendship is equated with “shadow advisor” (from the second link). There are lots of people across the political spectrum in the US who attended the same schools and/or worked at the same firms who are friends, but disagree when it comes to policy and/or their work. Hell, RBG and Scalia were friends.

Maybe the goal is partly to cast Merrick Garland as a mindless, hapless stooge being manipulated by a corporate legal eagle. Otherwise, they would spend more time focusing on the folks in the article actually working for the DOJ. There’s plenty of material there for sensational headlines about links between the previous administration and the current one. :woman_shrugging:t4:

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If she did it, she wouldn’t be able to shut up about it. :man_shrugging:

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