Blog Post Date: Jan 10th, 2021
Blog Post Last Update: Jan 26th, 2021
DC National Guard commander had his authority restricted ahead of the riot. Why?
Breaking WaPo: The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond that cost time as the events that day spiraled out of control. https://t.co/y5ueJyeuoH— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 26, 2021
Maj. Gen. William Walker, the commander of the DC National Guard, had his authority restricted by the Pentagon just ahead of the riot at the US Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond and causing a huge delay in the arrival of reinforcements. https://t.co/2wv6Tc7ZvO— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) January 26, 2021
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, said the Pentagon essentially took that power and other authorities away from him ahead of a pro-Trump protest on Jan. 6. https://t.co/lieEAxCWnu— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) January 26, 2021
Did Trump campaign divert $2.7 million to the Capitol Invasion organizers?
Stories breaking today (22nd) seem to indicate that it is the case
Just in time for the impeachment. A slam dunk case. Only a traitor that hates America and our democracy would not vote to impeach Trump, if this evidence is conclusive.
Those who stormed the Capitol used violence to try to overturn a free and fair election. Russians today protested peacefully for the right to have a free and fair election and other universal rights. The differences could not be more stark. https://t.co/3mfhJDjL9i— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) January 23, 2021
Evidence growing of how the deposed President secretly schemed from the White House to destroy our sacred American democracy.— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 23, 2021
Pretty stunning quotes in here from Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a friend of Trump family associates, about the president’s role in the mob riot on the Capitol. https://t.co/KRKl1GoT12— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 22, 2021
The Trump campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics https://t.co/dF0M9hXqea via @bpolitics— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) January 22, 2021
Trump planned multiple coups to end American democracy. https://t.co/6XedwmehP1— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) January 23, 2021
Eight paid Trump campaign officials were named on the permit issued by the National Park Service for the 1/6 rally, including Maggie Mulvaney, the niece of Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s ex chief of staff. She was paid $138,000 by the campaign through 11/23.https://t.co/5QAci8tSLg— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) January 22, 2021
Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the Capitol. https://t.co/jvuZzCuWgP— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) January 22, 2021
BREAKING: Trump’s campaign paid organizers of pre-riot rally $2.7 million—Bloomberg. Arrest everyone involved.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 22, 2021
NEW: former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign disclosed paying people & firms behind the January 6 rally before rioters stored the US Capitol *OVER $2.7 MILLION*—but secretive shell companies & "dark money" hide details of Trump ties to those protests https://t.co/ABgwnBvo0S pic.twitter.com/NZ3LVSzsVg— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) January 22, 2021
When you read about how Hitler failed at his first attempt to overthrow the government on November 8, 1923, being tried for treason and briefly imprisoned, yet within 8 years had succeeded, then you see how important it is to convict trump and ban him from future federal office!— Rev John H Moore (@RevJohnHMoore1) January 22, 2021
Oath Keepers had a plan to capture and murder democratic congressmen and senators
Leader Caldwell was arrested on the 19th; Court records show that Caldwell was getting inside info on the location of house members
The Oath Keepers apparently had a plan to *gas* members of Congress once they were trapped in the tunnels.— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) January 19, 2021
It's bad. https://t.co/dPXMuAs439
This is disturbing pretty disturbing — Per court documents, one of the Oath Keeper leaders who was part of the 1/6 Capitol insurrection was getting real-time, detailed messages about the location of House members. pic.twitter.com/8twTCGgt78— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) January 23, 2021
Read this and recall that Trump was watching all of this unfold on TV, ignoring pleas for him to help and call it off. This could have been so much worse. https://t.co/5pUNNADLCF— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) January 23, 2021
Take a look at the messages Oath Keeper, Thomas Edward Caldwell, 66, of Berryville, Va. was receiving after he announced they where inside the Capitol.. Somebody with a detailed knowledge of the building was giving him directions to where legislators were.. pic.twitter.com/3wFJQBeqBA— UsHadrons (@ushadrons) January 23, 2021
WASHINGTON POST (1/19): Federal Law Enforcement Uncovers Massive Early-January Plot to Murder All of Congress; Plotters with Military Backgrounds, Who Had Trained to "Storm the Capitol," Planned to Gas Members of Congress in the Tunnels Beneath the Capitol https://t.co/2TbyCYkOzq— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 22, 2021
3/ Don't be confused by these pro-Trump plotters' willingness to kill all of Congress—their goal was to ensure that Biden was not certified as president, and that the Trump presidency continued. Eliminating Congress would allegedly have given Trump grounds to enact martial law.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 22, 2021
HOLY SHIT DID YOU READ THIS FROM WAPO. pic.twitter.com/A2RYhQ48ub— Illinois (@zipillinois) January 22, 2021
Oath Keeper leader Thomas Caldwell in custody, 4 fed counts, incl. 1st conspiracy charge.— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) January 19, 2021
-Affidavit says he had comms. w/Army vet Jessica Watkins
-Organized group seen marching up #Capitol steps. 1/
-@hsu_spencer, @TomJackmanWP & @DevlinBarrett https://t.co/lh8uF9Zj3P pic.twitter.com/Z1MEcF63Z4
2. Reminder: army vet Jessica Watkins & ex U.S. Marine Donovan Crowl were arrested on Sunday. Reportedly Watkins ran the Ohio State Regular Militia, which is apparently a dues-paying member of the Oath Keepers.— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) January 19, 2021
More: https://t.co/B8WoC2ORL9 pic.twitter.com/tshfcdBcCp
Prosecutors allege Thomas Caldwell helped organize a group of at least eight people who were at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots https://t.co/MIZxKfzauE— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 19, 2021
The DOJ has charged Thomas Caldwell, suspected leader in the extremist Oath Keepers movement, for his involvement with "planning and coordinating" the Jan. 6th attack on the US Capitol.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) January 19, 2021
Read the charging document here: https://t.co/dAhtHKCCw7 https://t.co/qBbsBXJjNG
BREAKING NEWS: Republican Members of Congress Now Under Criminal Investigation Over Ongoing Insurrection https://t.co/nmKf19fy0M— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 15, 2021
Members of various terrorist groups (Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Proud Boys, etc.) arrested after the Capitol invasion
Hmm! A congress woman seems to be know some of these people that have been arrested. What is going on? This needs to be investigated!
“On November 2018, he posted pictures of himself flashing the “Three Percent” sign, an apparent reference to so-called Three Percenter militias, outside of Shooters Grill, a Colorado bar owned by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).” https://t.co/iNjWM3M6vZ— Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) January 18, 2021
BREAKING FBI says it has found evidence that members of Ohio militia and right-wing Oath Keepers planned to breach U.S. Capitol, were part of organized group of 10 that led charge, via @DevlinBarrett and me https://t.co/pe6e6WfDsl— Spencer Hsu (@hsu_spencer) January 18, 2021
Robert Gieswein, 24, surrendered himself in Colorado. He “assaulted and intimidated” Capitol Police with a baseball bat & sprayed an officer with a canister. He appears affiliated with a radical militia group known as the Three Percenters. https://t.co/arQDfPf8wR pic.twitter.com/hpQDlCVUU5— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 21, 2021
It's about time we cracked down on Putin's Little Green Men-style paramilitaries whose stated goal is to overthrow democracy at the time of their choosing. https://t.co/9FHmSOhlUv— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) January 18, 2021
Did MAGA invaders have help from the inside?
This is damning! Panic buttons removed in democratic Rep. Pressley's office. Democratic Reps. AOC and Pressley targeted
GOP Reps giving tour of the Capitol to MAGA Invaders, the day before. GOP Reps found in senate areas of the Capitol. WHY?
Rep. Jason Crow just told Hallie Jackson on MSNBC that, the days leading up to the Capitol insurrection, he witnessed Congresspeople giving group tours, including groups flashing the white power sign for photos.— 🇺🇸Catherine DAY EIGHT! #PresBidenVPHarris 🥁 (@CMargaronis) January 13, 2021
Right. Lauren Boebert only hung out with Trump's future Capitol insurrectionists barely over a year before they tried to carry out a coup against Congress. https://t.co/pm4zKa0scj— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) January 13, 2021
Sarah Groh, chief of staff to "Squad" member Rep. Ayanna Pressley, tells the Boston Globe that when she hid from the howling mob, she discovered that “every panic button in my office had been torn out.”— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) January 13, 2021
Sure hoping for an innocent explanation for this.https://t.co/1NbNmIcB3H
House Dem Ayanna Pressley’s chief of staff Sarah Groh now tells the Boston Globe that every panic button in her office — “the whole unit” — had inexplicably been removed ahead of the attack on the Capitol.— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 13, 2021
Rep. Val Demings tells CNN that she believes "there was some inside assistance" for the Capitol rioters.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 13, 2021
Breaking: Rep. Mikie Sherrill says that some members of Congress led groups of people through the Capitol Building on a "reconnaissance" tour one day before the riot that laid a deadly siege on the government's legislative branch.https://t.co/ymIRnJLAff— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 13, 2021
BREAKING: Rep. Mikie Sherrill said tonight that *members of Congress* led people through the Capitol on a "reconnaissance" mission one day before the riot. "I'm going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure they don't serve in Congress.” https://t.co/O2N2Mzji4t— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 13, 2021
This seems like a BIG DEAL https://t.co/FOyukLcgLw— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 13, 2021
They seemed to know where exactly to go to get to Pence, Pelosi, Clyburn's offices
A follow-up on my pinned tweet: CNN now reports that the coup plotters had sensitive operational intel about the tunnels under the Capitol, raising the stakes for any investigation of USCP ties to major Team Trump figures like Manafort, though such ties remain wholly speculative.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 12, 2021
How did they know where @WhipClyburn private and UNMARKED office was? Not his official mind you. His private and UNMARKED office?— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 11, 2021
They were given the plans to the building.
They had TARGETS.
They planned to take HOSTAGES
Hence the police hand-ties visible in multiple photos https://t.co/5YD65U5gVu
🚨US allies say Trump attempted coup with help from federal law enforcement https://t.co/MnYWyWNHS6— DeMarcus Gilliard (@semperdiced) January 8, 2021
When you think about it, Trump almost had Pence killed this week.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 10, 2021
"By last week, these people were sharing maps of D.C. They had a map of the tunnels [in the basement of the Capitol]. They imagined that this was the day there were going to be mass executions of Congressmen." https://t.co/9N0B6zOm8w— cam wolf (@camjwolf) January 7, 2021
The evidence we have seen thus far of rioters in possession of zip tie handcuffs, Molotov cocktails, and other weapons is deeply unsettling and is being fully investigated.— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) January 9, 2021
They did not get into Pelosi's office randomly.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 9, 2021
A source close to @VP Mike Pence tells Fox News that on Wednesday, while Pence was sheltering in one of the “hardened rooms” in the Capitol, President Trump did not reach out to him to check on his status, or condemn those who said Pence “should be executed.”— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) January 10, 2021
NEW: FBI investigating whether siege on Capitol building was 'inside job': report— Save The Democracy (BLM)🌊🌈🌊 (@DemocracyInn) January 9, 2021
My guess was that if they had someone on the inside it was Matt Gaetz. If the MAGA terrorists needed to be fed logistical info about where offices were in advance of the siege, Matt has the proximity to Trump and lack of morals to be that guy. @mattgaetz https://t.co/MPzz5OM7lu— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) January 9, 2021
I cannot stop thinking about how close the 1-2-3 in the line of presidential succession, VP-Speaker-Pro tempore came to being physically harmed on Weds. The terrorists had operable bombs, killed an officer and ransacked difficult to access areas of the Capitol. We need answers.— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 8, 2021
“House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) mentioned that looters had found their way to his unmarked, third floor office and stole his iPad. He questioned how they could locate that office but not his clearly marked ceremonial office in Statuary Hall.” https://t.co/H2NerC6Ak9— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) January 10, 2021
They came chanting 'Hang Mike Pence'
After weeks of the president demonizing the VP for not pledging to overturn the election on his behalf, a power he did not have. https://t.co/LPnmwxdwES— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 9, 2021
Trump supporters chanting 'HANG MIKE PENCE' at the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/iMSOl4u3tg— Dallas (@59dallas) January 6, 2021
Think how he stood by silently as Trump lied...every single day. Then he follows the Constitution and Trump does this to him. https://t.co/QtrNtAuAJW— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 9, 2021
There are multiple photographs of pro-Trump rioters carrying law enforcement-style flex-cuffs.— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) January 8, 2021
Rioters went looking for @VP, @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer.
It raises the question of whether there was an organized plan to take hostages. https://t.co/PyWfzmcddt
Giuliani, Tuberville and Trump -- what was going on?
The fact that Trump and Giuliani both tried to call the same senator during the capitol attack, but each called the same wrong number, is proof that Trump and Giuliani were conspiring together during the attack. One of them gave the other the wrong phone number to call.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 9, 2021
Busted: Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani caught coordinating their efforts during U.S. Capitol terrorist attack https://t.co/bD0DkZau2D— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 10, 2021
Rudy Giuliani thought he was leaving a voicemail for Tommy Tuberville about stalling the proceedings when Congress reconvened after the insurrection.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 7, 2021
He left the voicemail on someone else’s phone... pic.twitter.com/qmTyK68XwP
Republican AGs from various states were urging people to march to the Capitol
Republican Attorneys General group sent robocalls urging march to the Capitol https://t.co/uXvoSB9SVb— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 9, 2021
This has been planned from December after Trump got shellacked in the elections by 8 million votes.
They are convinced that Congress will, somehow, declare Trump the winner on Jan 6. Maybe Pence will just refuse to count the Electoral Votes from states Biden won? Or the Senate will throw those votes out? Or Justice Thomas? Alternatively...— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) December 21, 2020
They came prepared -- zip ties, noose, tactical gear. They planned to capture and harm / kill congressmen and senators
Sort of emblematic of the broader failure to acknowledge a common reality, but the images from Wed lend themselves to the same choose-your-own-adventure games. Don't want to grapple with the implications of tactical gear and zipties? Here's a walking Pepe meme. Y so serious? pic.twitter.com/E4A2SHiFzb— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) January 9, 2021
"Walk down to the Capitol," he implored the crowd armed with guns, IEDs and zip ties.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 9, 2021
"You will neve take back our country with weakness," he shouted as they readied to depart.
"TRUMP GAVE YOU AN ORDER STORM THE CAPITOL NOW.” wrote a commenter on one protester's livestream.
Rep. Cori Bush calls for expulsion of Republicans who incited the attack
My first resolution in Congress will be to call for the expulsion of the Republican members of Congress who incited this domestic terror attack on the Capitol.— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 6, 2021