Jan. 6

the Trump coup. They incited a violent insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, and it failed.

damage to democracy

embarrassing damage to democracy by a sore loser.

RICO is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States.

"I just want you to find 11,786 votes." Trump to Georgia election official after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.


Trump made a plan and plotted to breach the Capitol in a violent and deadly Capitol insurrection to stop the election process on January 6, 2021.

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.

the Jan. 6 riot exposed serious flaws in the Capitol's security apparatus.

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.

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.