The 1/6 hearings

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Is this the point where someone inserts "BUT HER EMAILS!"? Or something? :dizzy:

 

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Is this the point where someone inserts "BUT HER EMAILS!"? Or something? :dizzy:

Yup. But they just move the goalposts, and blame Biden, No matter how obvious it is that Putin invaded Ukraine, and is the one who's threatening to use nukes. Even actually mentioning WWIII. But they'll have some reason why it's Biden's fault.
Another popular scapegoat is the WEF, run by those evil globalists.
 

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Yup. But they just move the goalposts, and blame Biden, No matter how obvious it is that Putin invaded Ukraine, and is the one who's threatening to use nukes. Even actually mentioning WWIII. But they'll have some reason why it's Biden's fault.
Another popular scapegoat is the WEF, run by those evil globalists.
It's almost like some happenings in the world are NOT caused by or involving US politics... It's kind of amusing to see people blame local politicians for global problems.
 
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Yup. But they just move the goalposts, and blame Biden, No matter how obvious it is that Putin invaded Ukraine, and is the one who's threatening to use nukes. Even actually mentioning WWIII. But they'll have some reason why it's Biden's fault.
Another popular scapegoat is the WEF, run by those evil globalists.
It's not a coincidence that they keep accusing the Dems (and Biden) of doing the very things they are guilty of. Apparently they really do believe that if they point fingers at everyone else, no one will notice they've already committed the acts. It's only the ones wearing blinders that can't see.
 

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Remember what they say about pleading the Fifth. (Seventh Eighth Ninth? I dunno...)
I'm pretty sure that the 1/6 committee isn't a criminal court - so pretty sure it won't help him, but not sure.
 

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I've always wondered why right wing vigilantism and extremism have gone not just unpunished but un-prosecuted. I ran across this article and I think it nails it!


The fact that Guy Reffitt was found guilty on all counts sets a new (and as far as I'm concerned, welcome) precedent.

The federal government's approach to the January 6 insurrection has built on that prosecutorial approach. Bringing charges of seditious conspiracy against leaders of far-right organizations involved in the insurrection, the Department of Justice has returned to the prosecution of organized far-right conspiracies, rather than treating them as lone-wolf cases. That approach has met with success: A leader of the Oath Keepers, one of the groups involved in the insurrection, has pled guilty to seditious conspiracy charges. There is speculation that Reffitt's guilty verdict could prompt plea agreements in some of the cases of hundreds of remaining January 6 defendants.

Add to that the jury conviction, and it becomes clear that something has shifted in the legal system's ability -- from investigation to trial to jury deliberation -- to see violent far-right extremism for what it is: illiberal and unlawful.

While that may seem painfully obvious after the violent spectacles of the past five years, it has taken the legal system a very long time to catch up. But, however long the delay, we should be grateful that it has. As the evolution from the Charlottesville rally to the Capitol insurrection shows, far-right extremism has grown more enmeshed in Republican politics in recent years, and we will need a focused and functioning legal system to counter it.
 

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Was not sure which thread would be better - this or the coup one. Decided since it touches on the Jan 6 committee, that this one might be better.

Note the gentleman being interviewed is a former Republican congresscritter - this is chilling.