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Trump call on Jan. 6 to 'walk down to the Capitol' prompted Secret Service scramble

The news lately is a firehose!

Trump call on Jan. 6 to 'walk down to the Capitol’ prompted Secret Service scramble


The hectic events that day followed nearly two weeks of persistent pressure from Trump on the Secret Service to devise a plan for him to join his supporters on a march to the Capitol from the park near the White House where he was leading a massive rally that he predicted would be “wild.”

The agency had rebuffed Trump’s early entreaties, but the rushed effort on Jan. 6 to accommodate the president came as Secret Service personnel heard Trump urge his rally audience of nearly 30,000 people to march to the Capitol while suggesting he would join them. Their mission was clear, he said: pressure “weak” Republicans to refuse to accept the election results that made Joe Biden the next president.

“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol,” he told the crowd.

Witnesses have told the House Jan. 6 committee that, immediately after Trump made that remark, Secret Service agents contacted D.C. police about blocking intersections, according to the people briefed on the testimony. Police officials declined, as they were stretched thin due to their role monitoring numerous protests and later assisting with a growing mob at the Capitol, the people said. A senior law enforcement official told The Washington Post that the president’s detail leader scuttled the idea as untenable and unsafe.

A D.C. official on Tuesday confirmed the Secret Service sought D.C. police for help with a presidential motorcade on Jan. 6.

“We were asked, and the response was no,” said Dora Taylor-Lowe, a spokeswoman for the D.C. deputy mayor that oversees the police department.

I ordered a new Subaru!

I haven't had a NEW car since 2006. I was lucky - I ordered it in May, just after Subaru re-started production on Imprezas. They keep having to halt production on certain models because of parts shortages. But I got my order in just after they opened up production again.

It's supposed to take 3-4 months to arrive.

Today, the dealer informed me that instead of it taking three months to arrive, it will arrive this month. That's a lot quicker than anticipated.

Anyway, I'm excited. I've been driving an old car and it constantly gives me issues. I am so excited to have a new and dependable car under warranty!

"A lot more than incitement"

Jan. 6 panel has evidence on Trump showing 'a lot more than incitement,' member says

The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Riot has evidence against former President Donald Trump showing "a lot more than incitement," one of its members said.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said the evidence against Trump was more serious than was known before.

He suggested it would justify more serious charges than leveled at Trump in his second impeachment, where he was accused of incitement to insurrection.

"The select committee has found evidence about a lot more than incitement here, and we're gonna be laying out the evidence about all of the actors who were pivotal to what took place on Jan. 6," Raskin said during an interview Monday with Washington Post Live.

More: https://www.businessinsider.com/jan-6-panel-trump-evidence-more-than-incitement-raskin-2022-6

Seditious conspiracy

Did any of you see Rachel Maddow last night? She opened her show illustrating how hard it is to prove seditious conspiracy in court, with two cases from 1988 and 2010. In both cases, everyone who was charged in these "militia" groups not only were acquitted, they were given all their weapons back (the Feds confiscated arsenals, literal arsenals of weapons).

I started getting depressed that these motherfuckers would be acquitted as well, because in modern history, there's never been a successful prosecution of seditious conspiracy.

Then she pointed something out: the DOJ charged SIXTEEN people with seditious conspiracy related to January 6. And FOUR of them have already pleaded guilty, and they are cooperating.

Rachel Maddow is certain that the DOJ has the goods on these motherfuckers, because Garland is cautious and he would not have charged 16 people with seditious conspiracy knowing the recent modern history of failed prosecutions unless he was sure he could convict. Rachel Maddow is certain that convictions are likely.

I came away with some hope that those who pleaded guilty are going to nail the others. I came away with some hope that the new charges may also bring guilty pleas and cooperation to nail more motherfuckers.

More seditious conspiracy charges:


Capitol attack panel to unveil new evidence against Trump at public hearings

Capitol attack panel to unveil new evidence against Trump at public hearings

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As the justice department mounts parallel investigations into the Capitol attack, the select committee is hoping that the previously unseen evidence will leave an indelible mark on the American public about the extent to which Trump went in trying to return himself to the Oval Office.

“They’re important for setting a record for posterity, but they’re also important for jolting the American public into realizing what a direct threat we had coming from the highest levels of government to illegitimately install a president who lost,” Norman Ornstein, a political scientist and emeritus scholar at the conservative thinktank the American Enterprise Institute, said of the hearings.

The panel’s ambitions for the hearings are twofold, the sources said: presenting the basis for alleging Trump broke the law and placing the Capitol attack in a broader context of efforts to overturn the election, with the ex-president’s involvement as the central thread.

At their heart, the hearings are about distilling thousands of communications between top Trump White House aides and operatives outside the administration and the Trump campaign into a compelling narrative of events about the events of 6 January, the sources said.

In order to tell that story, the sources said, the select committee intends to have its senior investigative counsels reveal previously secret White House records, photos and videos that will be presented, in real time, to starkly illustrate the live witness testimony.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/06/capitol-attack-panel-public-hearings

Red the whole thing. This is going to be good.

BREAKING: Militia member believed to have shot and killed a former judge in Juneau County; sources s

BREAKING: Militia member believed to have shot and killed a former judge in Juneau County; sources say suspect hit list included Governor Evers

MAUSTON- An apparent politically motivated hit carried out at the home of a former Judge in Juneau County.

Dozens of law enforcement vehicles descended on the home of former Juneau County Judge John Roemer this morning after a shooting was reported.

A source close to the investigation tells WTMJ’s John Mercure the 56-year-old suspect was part of a militia and he had with him a hit list that included the names of several elected officials including Governor Tony Evers.

When asked if they were notified of the apparent threat, the Governor’s Office said they do not comment on specific threats or the governor’s security detail.

More: https://wtmj.com/news/2022/06/03/critical-incident-response-initiated-after-shooting-at-home-of-former-judge-in-juneau-county/

I suspect they'll all throw Meadows under the bus

Not that he isn't incredibly culpable by his own actions, but I'll bet all of the top names will conspire to throw him under the bus.

Except maybe for Rudy. He may be too dumb to play along.

Hm, guess who is "visiting" the J6 committee offices today?


This needs to be repeated ad infinitum:


My idiot co-worker blamed Biden for gas prices.
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