1. #5821
    Well, the Proud Boys has decided to assault Rep. Dan Crenshaw and staff.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/brea...ain-at-tx-gop/

    Dan Crenshaw & Staff Assaulted by Right Wingers Shouting ‘Eyepatch McCain’ and Saying He Should be ‘Hung for Treason’

    Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein and others whom witnesses described as Proud Boys began shouting “eyepatch McCain” at him – an attempted insult coined by Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson.

    A witness to the incident tells Mediaite that in addition to Stein and others being escorted out of the building, “some arrests” were made at the scene. No photos or video have come out showing any at the time of this post.

    “They got physical with multiple people, including hitting them with cameras,” a witness at the scene said. “His campaign manager was assaulted by being pushed aggressively into a pillar.”

    You can see that part in the video above, which was shared by Stein and his blog. That version included a clip from Tucker Carlson’s show, in which the host refers to Crenshaw as “Eyepatch McCain” while speaking with Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.

    In a photo shared with Mediaite, some of the ejected persons are seen outside the building wearing Proud Boys gear.

    Another Twitter user posted video of himself verbally accosting Rep. Crenshaw. There is no apparent shoving in the clip, but after shouting at the congressman, the user Alex Rosen shouts at various people in the hotel calling the congressman a “fraud” and a “World Economic Forum sell-out.” Another person applauds and shouts back that Crenshaw supports Red Flag laws.

    In the video, Rosen also yells at an elderly woman that she is the “reason we’re in this situation” after she objects to his behavior.

    At the end, another person with him shouts “Dan Crenshaw is a traitor! He needs to be hung for treason!” It may be the same individual seen in the red “45” hat in the above photo that was shared with Mediaite by witness.

    The full video, including the shouting at Rep. Crenshaw, is in the tweet.
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    So, Tucker Carlson screams "insurrection" at a comedy sketch done by Stephen Colbert's crew after they were arrested at the Capital building. One of the people arrested was Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...bbe97df10752a5

    Tucker Carlson Cries 'Insurrection' After Colbert Production Crew Arrested At Capitol

    Several crew members filming a comedy segment at the U.S. Capitol for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” were charged with unlawful entry earlier this week, leading prominent Republicans including Fox News host Tucker Carlson to falsely cry “insurrection.”

    “Last night, producers from Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS committed insurrection at the United States Capitol,” Carlson falsely claimed on his show Friday night.

    Carlson was referring to the arrest of seven production crew members for Colbert’s CBS show Thursday night, which was filming a segment in the Capitol with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a crass puppet voiced by comedian Robert Smigel. Capitol police said Friday that the arrests happened after the building had been closed to visitors and the crew had already been told to leave the building.

    Colbert’s team had finished up prearranged interviews with lawmakers and were filming “final comedy elements” in the building’s hallways when the arrests took place, CBS news said in a statement. All seven crew members were slapped with unlawful entry charges.

    The arrests quickly became fodder for Republicans looking to distract from this week’s hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack by falsely equating the arrests of the crew members to the violence of former President Donald Trump’s supporters.

    “It’s exactly like what happened on Jan 6., so we’ll take a close look at what the punishments are,” Carlson told his viewers Friday night.

    He’s wrong. In the case of Jan. 6, five people died and more than 140 officers were injured after hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. In the case of Colbert’s crew, they were arrested filming a comedy segment featuring a puppet best known for hurting people’s feelings.

    And there were hurt feelings. Congresswoman and QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene took a photo of comedian Smigel with his puppet and posted it to Twitter to whine about “targeted harassment.”

    “Now all of you engaged in insurrection & enabled targeted harassment against me and my Republican colleagues,” Greene tweeted. “I’m telling the full story next week.”

    Disinformation merchant and Pizzagate peddler Mike Cernovich echoed a similar talking point on Twitter.

    “If they aren’t charged criminally the same as J6 defendants, then more evidence of selective prosecution arises,” Cernovich said in a tweet. “Judges can only rig stuff so much before the judiciary loses all legitimacy. Throw the book at these trespassers.”

    And Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) took the opportunity to compare Colbert’s production crew being in the Capitol to a tour Loudermilk gave to Jan. 6 participants one day before the violence ensued.

    “So while they’re accusing me of giving illegal tours of the Capitol, they are giving illegal tours of the Capitol,” Loudermilk said, accusing Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of allowing the production crew access.

    The difference, of course, is that comedian Smigel was armed with a microphone, and one of the men Loudermilk gave a tour to was later seen marching on the Capitol, filming an accomplice who was armed with a spear while making targeted threats against lawmakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    So, Tucker Carlson screams "insurrection" at a comedy sketch done by Stephen Colbert's crew after they were arrested at the Capital building. One of the people arrested was Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...bbe97df10752a5
    Legally entered, had interview appointments with members. Stuck around to shoot B-roll and comedy elements. Overstayed their welcome and got shooed out.

    Anyone comparing this to Jan 6 can go choke on a fucking cactus, preferably rectally.


  3. #5823
    https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-...robe-rcna34379

    Nice piece on how McCarthy's decision to have nothing to do with the Jan. 6 committee in an attempt to discredit it as partisan is blowing up in his face.

    Because not only are he and Republicans more broadly in the dark (Kinzinger and Cheney aren't sharing anything) so they have to react and figure out strategies in real time, but he essentially gave up the ability for the Republican party (again, outside of Kinzinger and Cheney, who are not in lock-step with the GOP on this topic) to turn this into the usual committee nonsense where someone like Gym Jordan (though not specifically him) spends 5+ minutes when it's turn to rail about the kangaroo court and Hunter Biden's laptop and waste time to distract from the findings.

    Which isn't surprising. Kevin McCarthy has proven himself to be a spectacularly weak, foolish man, who only has a political career because he sucks up to the right Republicans in power.

  4. #5824
    Now Trump calling McCarthy’s decision to yank all Republicans off Jan. 6 committee “foolish.”

    “it was a bad decision not to have representation on that committee,” Trump said. “That was a very, very foolish decision …”


    Haha! Trump is correct. Somebody had to tell this idiot this and he is parroting someone.

    Most thing you here about these Committee hearing are how well they are run. Fast, not boring sleeping of politicians droning on, etc. With Republicans, who likely helped commit the insurrection, would have easily gummed up and mucked up these hearing so bad. Basically as every other hearing a Shit Show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    Now Trump calling McCarthy’s decision to yank all Republicans off Jan. 6 committee “foolish.”

    “it was a bad decision not to have representation on that committee,” Trump said. “That was a very, very foolish decision …”


    Haha! Trump is correct. Somebody had to tell this idiot this and he is parroting someone.

    Most thing you here about these Committee hearing are how well they are run. Fast, not boring sleeping of politicians droning on, etc. With Republicans, who likely helped commit the insurrection, would have easily gummed up and mucked up these hearing so bad. Basically as every other hearing a Shit Show.
    What's hilarious is that even with Pelosi rejecting Gym Jordan and another Republican who may have been involved in the organizing, she repeatedly gave McCarthy the opportunity to let other members join the committee.

    And he repeatedly rejected her.

    And is not being criticized by Trump for not listening to Nancy Pelosi.

    Toppest of the top keks that ever top keked.

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    https://abc7chicago.com/adam-kinzing...sman/11977786/

    And now "Very Reasonable Republicans" are also sending death threats to Rep. Adam Kinzinger on the panel, simply for his involvement.

  6. #5826
    Rep. Jim Clyburn on CNN: "People are concerned that the Department of Justice may have too many carryovers from the last administration and [is] not moving in order to do what's needed to protect this democracy."

    I hope this is not the case and Clyburn is correct. Why would you have anyone from that previous administration in your department. This is why i despise the good will Biden Administration. If you didn't learn that keeping fascist in government positions not coming back to bite you is stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    Rep. Jim Clyburn on CNN: "People are concerned that the Department of Justice may have too many carryovers from the last administration and [is] not moving in order to do what's needed to protect this democracy."

    I hope this is not the case and Clyburn is correct. Why would you have anyone from that previous administration in your department. This is why i despise the good will Biden Administration. If you didn't learn that keeping fascist in government positions not coming back to bite you is stupid.
    Like, the usual argument is that they have to be super cautious about charging political figures with things like seditious conspiracy because of potential blowback.

    There's another word for attitudes like that.

    That word is "corruption". If the DoJ is hesitating for political, rather than prosecutorial, reasons, they're corrupt. If the Democrats won't do anything about it, they're corrupt.

    This is what corruption looks like. Exactly this.


  8. #5828
    Ex-Watergate Prosecutor Says Georgia Probe Is The One That Could 'Send Trump To Jail'
    Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said there is a rock-solid case against Donald Trump in the Georgia criminal probe into the former president’s demand that a state official “find” him more votes after the 2020 election.

    During an interview on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show” on Sunday, Akerman said Trump could likely face an indictment as a Fulton County grand jury investigates his attempt to steal the vote in Georgia.

    In a recorded call from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ahead of the official 2020 vote certification, Trump told the election official to “find” the 11,780 votes needed to reverse his loss to Joe Biden in the state.

    Akerman, who served as an assistant special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon, said he believed that tape would be enough to lead to a possible conviction.

    “If you are asking which of the cases right now, which one is going to send Donald Trump to prison, that is the case,” he said. “There is a really neat three-year felony in Georgia, that Donald Trump has violated. Prosecutors love tape-recorded evidence because you cannot cross-examine it.”

    “What is significant with those tapes is that when you put it in context of all of the evidence that the January 6 committee has uncovered — you put that together, Donald Trump has zero defense in Georgia,” he added.

    “If I had to put my money on one prosecution that’s going to go forward here that will send Donald Trump to jail — it’s Georgia.”

    Trump may have violated several federal laws in his call with Raffensperger. Georgia state law also makes it a crime to willfully tamper with “any electors list, voter’s certificate, numbered list of voters, ballot box, voting machine, direct recording electronic (DRE) equipment, or tabulating machine” or to solicit another person to commit such a felony, punishable by a sentence of up to three years in prison.

    Trump’s only potential defense would be to “somehow pick up on some ambiguity in the tape, that he did not really mean what he said,” Akerman noted, though he doesn’t think that will stand up.

    “Put in the context about the January 6th committee has found, I think they have gotten a case beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said.

    The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has laid out damning evidence from thousands of hours of testimony and tens of thousands of pages of documents in hearings this month that create a picture of how Trump and his allies spread falsehoods about the 2020 election and tried to overturn the results despite knowing the accusations were untrue.

    Trump has argued his conversation with Raffensperger was “PERFECT and appropriate.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Like, the usual argument is that they have to be super cautious about charging political figures with things like seditious conspiracy because of potential blowback.

    There's another word for attitudes like that.

    That word is "corruption". If the DoJ is hesitating for political, rather than prosecutorial, reasons, they're corrupt. If the Democrats won't do anything about it, they're corrupt.

    This is what corruption looks like. Exactly this.
    Once again the Dems want to play touch tag when the Republicans are kicking the teeth in of the Dems. As stated above this reason was used for Bush and the Iraq War. "Well, we can't try to prosecute a President and staff, that will lead to the others not wanting to play nice". Sure, see if that works.
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  10. #5830
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...poena-1371644/

    Huh, so apparently a documentary team spent a lot of 2020 with team Trump and will be meeting with the committee this Thursday.

    “What the fuck is this?” a former top Trump 2020 official messaged Rolling Stone on Tuesday after seeing the Politico item.
    Based on the exchanges some media are having with members of Trump world, it seemed many had no clue this team/footage existed to begin with. Should be interesting.

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3...ates-electors/

    AZ Rep. Andy Biggs was pressing the AZ House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Jan. 6 to decertify the states electors, without providing any evidence or real reasons for why beyond, "Because I'm a fuckin retard."

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-b2106271.html

    Wisconsin’s Sen Ron Johnson wanted to hand-deliver a slate of fake “alternate” Electoral College voters to Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6, according to a new set of text messages revealed by the January 6 committee on Tuesday.

    In a conversation obtained by the committee and shared publicly for the first time on Tuesday an aide to Mr Johnson told Mr Pence’s legislative director Chris Hodgson that the senator had the information to hand-deliver to the vice president when the latter was on Capitol Hill for the certification of the election later in the day.

    The aide to Mr Pence flatly rejected the request, according to the text messages. Mr Pence roundly dismissed the idea that he had constitutional authority to accept any fake sets of electors that were not the lawfully-submitted results from state legislatures in the weeks leading up to January 6.
    Send authoritarian, anti-Democratic fucks like Ron Johnson to prison. Glad Pence's legal team was at least smart enough not to fuck with all this transparently illegal shit.

  11. #5831
    At this point there is more than enough evidence with even more to come. Anyone still supporting Trump also supports the destruction of the US.

    There's no wiggle room on this.

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...06285.html?amp

    Committee member Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said during the hearing on Tuesday that “the Select Committee has received text messages indicating that Mark Meadows wanted to send some of the investigators in her office, in the words of one White House aide, ‘a s***load of POTUS stuff,’ including coins, actual autographed MAGA hats, etc”.

    “White House staff intervened to make sure that didn’t happen,” Mr Schiff said.
    Seriously, when do we start throwing the people who tried to undermine US democracy in prison?

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    So what the fuck is Garland doing with all this?

    How the fuck has the DOJ not stepped in and forcefully removed literal, actual traitors from their cushy government positions. It's about high time these GOP shitfucks need to be put on trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    At this point there is more than enough evidence with even more to come. Anyone still supporting Trump also supports the destruction of the US.

    There's no wiggle room on this.
    Their response is that 1) it’s all overblown nonsense made up by the democrats, 2) if it isn’t made up that you can’t pin it on trump, and that 3) even if you can he genuinely believed the election was stolen so that anything he did or others did for him was in the interest of democracy
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    So what the fuck is Garland doing with all this?

    How the fuck has the DOJ not stepped in and forcefully removed literal, actual traitors from their cushy government positions. It's about high time these GOP shitfucks need to be put on trial.
    DOJ investigations are separate, but Garland is getting transcripts from the committee. I'm equally frustrated he's done nothing but...there is some possible merit to the argument that the committee could investigate avenues the DOJ would have found very challenging to go down, allowing them to focus on their investigation with the expectation that information uncovered by this committee could be included in their investigation as additional evidence or give them a much easier time of pursuing new avenues.

    We'll just have to see if the "long-game" that Democrats appear to be playing here pays off.

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3...e-upside-down/

    Moss appeared before the Jan. 6 committee and fought back tears as she talked about how the harassment campaign against her upended her life in the weeks after the 2020 election.

    “It’s turned my life upside down. I no longer give out my business card. I don’t transfer calls. I don’t want anyone knowing my name,” Moss testified at Tuesday’s hearing. “I don’t go anywhere with my mom. I don’t go to the grocery store at all. I haven’t been anywhere at all. I’ve gained about 60 pounds.”

    “I don’t do nothing anymore. I don’t want to go anywhere. I second guess everything I do. It’s affected my life in a major way. In every way. All because of lies,” Moss continued.
    Shaye Freeman Moss, a GA election worker who was singled out with her mother, Ruby Freeman, by Rudy Giuliani over baseless claims that they were passing a USB-stick used to alter votes. It was a breath mint.

    The abuse and harassment that she has faced since then is pretty vile and disgusting. And her mother as well -

    Moss’s mother, Ruby Freeman, told the committee in private testimony aired Tuesday that her life had changed as well. She was conscious of using her full name and concerned about who might hear if she were out at the grocery store.

    Do you know how it feels to have the President of the United States target you?” Freeman said in her deposition. “The president of the United States is supposed to represent every American, not to target one.
    Just another reminder of the real harm being caused by these anti-democratic, unhinged authoritarian nutters in the Republican party.

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    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/p...uest?_amp=true

    Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel confirmed that former President Donald Trump was involved in lawyer John Eastman's fake elector scheme.

    During a brief excerpt from her deposition played during the Jan. 6 committee hearing Tuesday, McDaniel explained that Trump called her and put her in touch with Eastman, who then engaged with the RNC about the scheme over the following months.

    "He turned the call over to Mr. Eastman, who then proceeded to talk about the importance of the RNC helping the campaign gather these contingent electors in case any of these legal challenges that were ongoing changed the result of any of the states. I think more, just helping them reach out and assemble them," she said. "My understanding is the campaign did take the lead, and we just were helping them in that — in that role."
    Trump was involved directly. This comes from a very pro-Trump source.

  16. #5836
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Send authoritarian, anti-Democratic fucks like Ron Johnson to prison. Glad Pence's legal team was at least smart enough not to fuck with all this transparently illegal shit.
    If nothing else, its been a revealing contrast of republicans that kept to oath and law, and others that by any definition have betrayed both and should be considered traitors.

  17. #5837
    I searched Moss' name and have not seen the testimony but did Trump publicly out her in a tweet. I read Giuliani outed her and the crazy woman attorney I read. Plus Giuliani using analogy of passing USB or votes around like dealing coke to paraphrase is a nice race baiting touch. If memory serves me correct I remember Trump outing a public citizen. Maybe it was in Michigan, Detroit specifically.

    Well, another of incredibly effin unbelievable for a sitting President, a former President or any politician to public out and accuse a US private citizen for intimidation and harm. Yet, this is normal now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    I searched Moss' name and have not seen the testimony but did Trump publicly out her in a tweet. I read Giuliani outed her and the crazy woman attorney I read. Plus Giuliani using analogy of passing USB or votes around like dealing coke to paraphrase is a nice race baiting touch. If memory serves me correct I remember Trump outing a public citizen. Maybe it was in Michigan, Detroit specifically.

    Well, another of incredibly effin unbelievable for a sitting President, a former President or any politician to public out and accuse a US private citizen for intimidation and harm. Yet, this is normal now.
    https://www.reuters.com/investigates...reats-georgia/

    Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, falsely claimed that video footage showed the women engaging in “surreptitious illegal activity” and acting suspiciously, like drug dealers “passing out dope.” In early January, Trump himself singled out Freeman, by name, 18 times in a now-famous call in which he pressed Georgia officials to alter the state’s results. He called the 62-year-old temp worker a “professional vote scammer,” a “hustler” and a “known political operative” who “stuffed the ballot boxes.”
    He complained to Raffensperger, and that call was made public. Which apparently, the harassment was pretty immediate and she was the victim (and her mother) of both online/telephone threats and even people showing up at her home.

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    I wonder if these people committed "insurrection" too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerfest View Post
    I wonder if these people committed "insurrection" too...
    Which one of them stormed the Capitol building as part of a riot? Can you give me some timestamps?

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