the attempted coup on January 6, 2021 was a violent illegal insurrection to block the peaceful transfer of power in a democractic election. Trump's impotent attempt to thwart democracy failed, pthhuh.
Asked and answered: did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress's official proceeding to count electoral votes?
Select Committee, the House Jan. 6 panel said there was evidence to conclude that former president Trump committed crimes to try to stay in office. Will there be a criminal charges referral?
The Jan6 Committee investigates the Big Lie
the committee showed how Trump ignored his own team and scammed his voters trying to grift his way into an illegitimate second term.
corruption and abuse of official power. Trump lies, spewing disinformation about the integrity of our elections and the results. pathological narcissism.
Naming the insurrection Democracy Docket Marc Elias
plot to stop the election
Trump's plot to breach the Capitol in a violent and deadly insurrection was intended to illegally stop the election process on January 6, 2021.
after action report
after action report on the siege of the Capitol: A detailed retrospective analysis of a past event, created to re-assess decisions and consider possible alternatives for future scenarios. Investigate groups, funding, and enablers.
1. sedition. 2. inciting an insurrection.
Trump was impeached for "willful incitement of insurrection" and leading a deadly mob siege of the Capitol. There has never been a greater betrayal by a president to provoke a riot. Violent rhetoric can foment a violent insurrection. This was a direct criminal act of sedition meant to subvert the peaceful transition of power. The coup attempt was instigated by Trump, and the responsibility for the violence rests with him. Ms. Pelosi described the events as "horrors that will forever stain our nation's history, instigated by the president of the United States." Senate can vote to disqualify him from holding future office.
we spend $716b on defense, yet insurrectionists walked into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
the Jan. 6 riot exposed serious flaws in the Capitol's security apparatus.
fascist extremists, domestic terrorists.
Disinfo. Violent rhetoric has consequences.
Online chatter was organized to storm the Capitol and included threats to kidnap and kill congressional leaders.
broke barriers, ransacked offices and stopped Congress. Officer Sicknick was killed by a fire extinguisher to the head.
Zip-tie guys intended to use those plastic double restraint flex cuffs on someone.
The actions of the police leadership were despicable. Was there a stand down order?
Why didn't they make a proper threat assessment? Why was there not a wider perimeter set up?
Jan. 6 insurrection.
A proximate cause was the incendiary speech that set the violence,
calling the mob of vial supporters to rebel against the state.
On the Ellipse near the WH, speakers provoked their supporters into a frenzy. Rep. Mo Brooks said it is time to "kick ass." Giuliani told the crowd "let's have trial by combat ... I'll be darned if they're going to take our free and fair vote." Don Jr. and Trump commanded the angry crowd to "fight like hell." Trump perpetuated baseless and false conspiracies, calling loyalists to march to the Capitol and overturn the election results.
Trump manipulated the mob in the name of power, fomented revolution, instigated insurrection, directly leading to the deadly Capitol riot.
we had a president who schemed to overturn legitimate election results, who attacked the press and civil servants, who repeatedly abused his powers and lied to the public.
"I just want you to find 11,786 votes." Trump to Georgia election official after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
we have to consider the gas-lighting, grievances and disagreements on facts and reality. "No, you're crazy!"
headline: "Pope warns of populism and authoritarianism" Dec 2021
damage to democracy
we continue to see Trump's display of embarrassing damage to democracy by a sore loser.
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