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Republicans, Wary of Political Fallout, Steer Clear of Rally for Riot Suspects

(New York Times) “There are a lot of clearly angry people who want to march on the Capitol,” said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Republican. “I haven’t talked to a single Republican up here in the Senate that has encouraged or enabled anything like that.” Nevertheless, the “Justice for J6” rally, to be held at noon on Saturday at the foot of Capitol Hill, has created a predicament for Republicans, who are caught between a hard-right base including many voters who consider the rioters righteous and a desire to distance themselves from the attack and its political fallout.

berni_mccoy

Paranoia and accusations cloud efforts to launch 'Justice for January 6' rally

(NBC News) The extremist forums that cheered on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack have soured on the planned Saturday rally in Washington, insisting without evidence that the event is a secret government plot to arrest more people involved in the riot. Users in extreme far-right Facebook groups and extremist forums such as TheDonald and 4chan, which previously hosted pictures of users streaming into Washington hotel rooms and even maps of the Capitol tunnel system in the days before the Jan. 6 riot, are largely steering users away from the upcoming event. Those posting on these forums say they largely believe the event to be a setup for a “false flag” event or “honeypot,” in which they’ll be entrapped and coerced to commit violence by federal agents.

kpete

Roger Stone interrupted during radio interview to get served papers for Capitol riot lawsuit

(Raw Story) Audio of the event was posted to Twitter by former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski. "While Roger Stone was live on the air this morning with 'Real Talk 93.3' (St Louis) doing an interview about the 2024 election, he gets served by a process server with the January 6 lawsuit," he explained, while posting a clip from Joe Hoft's show. Stone was answering a question about why he thinks it is "imperative" for Trump to run in 2024 when the interview was interrupted.

Demovictory9

Some Republicans Say Larry Elder Was California Recall's Turning Point

(Deadline) Ron Nehring, the former chairman of the California Republican Party, said at a Sacramento Press Club event that Elder was “a life preserver thrown to Gavin Newsom.” Just as ballots were being mailed to all of the state’s registered voters, Newsom’s side was seizing on Elder’s past statements, from opposition to a minimum wage to comments about women. The problem only got worse on Monday, when Elder’s side posted a website claiming election shenanigans and asking users to petition the legislature to launch an investigation of the results. The problem was that votes hadn’t even been counted, and Tuesday was a crucial day of in-person voting as the election concluded. Nehring blasted the tactic as one that perhaps suppressed the pro-recall vote. When Elder’s campaign manager Jeff Corless said that the website was simply a portal for voters to report irregularities, Nehring responded, “That is bullsh*t.”

applegrove

Sen. Angus King Hints That Changes Are Coming To The Filibuster

(PoliticusUSA) Sen. King said on MSNBC's Deadline: White House: "Everybody is onboard in the caucus with this bill, including two Independents, myself and Bernie. So the question is what will we do next? Jeff Merkley from Oregon has really done an enormous amount of work on this, trying to find ways to modify the filibuster in such a way, for example, to make people talk. ... I believe, Nicolle, that you’re going to see some changes in the filibuster as a result not of what the Democrats and the Democratic caucus want to do but because the Republicans won’t even discuss the issue."

sheshe2

Donald Trump Predicts America Will End Within 3 Years

(Huff Post) The former president made the contradictory claims during a Newsmax interview on Tuesday with his former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. True to form, he also falsely claimed the 2020 presidential election was rigged. “And you go to these elections coming up in ’22 and ’24 — we’re not going to have a country left,” Trump said. “The election was rigged, and we’re not going to have a country left in three years, I’ll tell you that.” Spicer then tried to end the interview, possibly because Newsmax is facing a $1.6 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems for deliberately lying about widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election and defaming the voting machine company.

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

Capitol Police officer reported to FBI for disclosing the secure location of lawmakers on January 6

(Business Insider) A US Capitol Police officer's friend of 40 years worried he'd "fallen into a cult" and reported the officer to the FBI for revealing the secure location lawmakers had been evacuated to during the January 6 insurrection, according to documents obtained by McClatchy. The US Capitol Police announced on September 11 that it intends to discipline six officers for their actions on January 6 following 38 internal investigations into officer conduct on that day.

babylonsister

After failed Larry Nassar investigation, Sen. Whitehouse questions FBI probe of Kavanaugh

(Daily Kos) Talk about perfect timing. During a hearing on the FBI’s mishandling of allegations against Larry Nassar, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse raised questions about whether the Nassar investigation was the only FBI case that was bungled. Whitehouse used the investigation of former USA Gymnastics team doctor and convicted pedophile Nassar to question the legitimacy of the FBI’s 2018 background check into Brett Kavanaugh, wondering if that investigation might have been “just as flawed.”

Uncle Joe

Joe Biden has 'great confidence' in top general Milley after Trump revelation

Joe Biden threw his weight behind the top US military officer on Wednesday, saying he had “great confidence” in the general who, according to a new book, took steps to prevent the outgoing Republican president Donald Trump from “going rogue” and launching a nuclear war or an attack on China. Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, also defended phone calls he made to his Chinese military counterpart in the tumultuous final months of Trump’s presidency, signaling that the hitherto se ...

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