Attempted Coup in the United States: Tracking Investigations and Fallout

Trump Allies Defy Subpoenas to Testify in Jan. 6 Riot Probe

“Two allies of former President Donald Trump will not appear Thursday as initially ordered to provide closed-door testimony to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to multiple people.”

Looks like Bannon’s going to take one for the team.

“The criminal offense of contempt of Congress sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not more than $100,000 or less than $100.”

Hardly a deterrent for traitors. A firing squad is however.

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It quickly becomes obvious that fines are “crime vouchers” for the rich.

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Assuming they ever stop “[being] prepared” to even fine him in the first place and actually do it…

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Fucking lock them up already

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A handful of Capitol breach defendants have aggressively raised concerns, but the same problems face hundreds of D.C. jail inmates awaiting trial, most of them on local charges.

I might’ve put this in the lede, or at least closer to it:

Some veteran defense lawyers privately noted that complaints raised on behalf of mostly White and conservative Jan. 6 defendants appears to have won more traction from some political quarters than abuse claims brought by poorer Black and Hispanic defendants who make up the bulk of the jail population.

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“We reject his position entirely,” the committee’s chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement."

"The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt. I’ve notified the Select Committee that we will convene for a business meeting Tuesday evening to vote on adopting a contempt report."

What’s five days right? They’ve known that Bannon would be a no show for a while now so why isn’t the paperwork done and ready to go RIGHT NOW?

Quickly means means something far far from else in the halls of the US Government. Rounds and rounds of golf (meetings) and highballs between every move right?

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Looking at Bannon’s face- he’s going to need a bigger toilet to meet his pruno needs.

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BlueLiars

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Putting my money on this being a magat.

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I hear there’s a vacancy in Epstein’s old cell.

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Never thought I’d be on the side of arterial plaque. :man_shrugging:

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Politics makes strange sickbedfellows.

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