5) And one of the most guilty political leaders in history during the pandemic is none other than Donald Trump. He knew but he did nothing. https://t.co/TikUiNKCM7
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) February 10, 2021
[…] McConnell clearly has come to see Trump — and Trumpism — as a liability for his party in the future. Comparisons are drawn with the rise of the Tea Party roughly a decade ago — a development which on one hand gave the GOP a new infusion of energy and on the other produced eccentric nominees who lost winnable Senate races. […]
I don’t think that the every day American understands what actually happened here. I don’t think they’ve tried to put themselves in AOC’s shoes. Can you imagine knowing that there have been plans and threats to storm your place of work for months, all the while your employer not only actively works against protecting you, but also invites the behavior? Just down the road, you have components to the most powerful military in the world, and they were ordered to standby and do nothing.
How can anybody trust in that process in a meaningful way ever again? The only way is to have harsh and real consequences. The reality is none of these consequences have really been given yet… Sure we have seen charges and indictments, but it will be really telling to see how this actually plays out in court, and who receives prison sentences commiserate with the crimes. Examples need to be made of every participant, and even more so of every person who took a leadership or influential role in allowing this to happen, whether that be incitement, funding, encouragement, the whole 9 yards. We need accountability.
Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud ‘more than sufficient’ to swing victory to Trump
https://t.co/D8KrMHnFdK. A great report by Peter. Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
December 19, 2020
We the People must take to the US Capitol lawn and steps and tell Congress #DoNotCertify on #JAN6! Congress cannot certify this fraudulent Electoral College. Our presence in Washington D.C. will let Members of Congress know that we stand with Rep. Mo Brooks and his colleagues in the House of Representatives who will bravely object to the certification of the Electoral College. We’re in need of at least one Senator. We’ve identified six (seven including Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville) that could join our cause.
StopTheSteal.us is working closely, whipping the vote up, with patriots in the Congress.
‘Be There. Will Be Wild!’: Trump All but Circled the Date
Inside Trump supporters’ online echo chambers, the chaos of Jan. 6 could be seen coming. People posted their plans to come to Washington — and showed the weapons they would carry.
By Dan Barry and Sheera Frenkel
Published Jan. 6, 2021
Updated Jan. 8, 2021
Mr. Trump concluded his 70-minute exhortation by encouraging everyone to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to give Republicans at the Capitol “the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.” Then the president of the United States returned to the White House, at a safe distance from the mayhem that was to unfold.
Alan Feuer contributed reporting. Kitty Bennett and Jack Begg contributed research.
The President of the USA justified domestic terror:
Donald J. Trump
These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with & in peace. Remember this day forever!
Jan 6, 2021
Before that Tweet, Trump posted a video in which he said (according to Snopes.com):
I know your pain. Your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us. From me, from you and from our country.
This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So, go home, we love you, you’re very special. You’ve seen what happens. You’ve seen the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.
Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic
A memo from Peter Navarro is the most direct warning known to have circulated at a key moment among top administration officials.
By Maggie Haberman [NYT]
Published April 6, 2020,
Updated April 17, 2020
A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January that the coronavirus crisis could cost the United States trillions of dollars and put millions of Americans at risk of illness or death. […]
Updated Apr 7, 2020 – Health
Navarro memos warning of mass coronavirus death circulated in January
Jonathan Swan, Margaret Talev [Axios]
Donald Trump got an early warning. But he did not treat the US citizens as adults. Thus, no appropriate countermeasures were taken. Trump got thousands of people killed.
One reason for hiding the truth is that one of the main components of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign was to take his followers to the streets – and finally to the lawn and steps of the US Capitol. In order to create a furious mob, Trump had to downplay the CoViD-19 hazard. Trump sacrificed his followers (and also their families, friends and colleagues).
Example from MarchToSaveAmerica.com for a CoViD-19 disclaimer (2021-01-06):
By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.
"Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring that records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White House workers to spend hours taping them back together." https://t.co/dD74DNCYgZ
— Götz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 17, 2021
Hogan still puzzled by delay in approval for Maryland National Guard assistance during Capitol riot
By Joseph Choi, The Hill (spotted on Twitter) – 01/10/21 02:33 PM EST
So, our Guard mobilized and was ready. But we couldn’t actually cross over the border into D.C. without the OK. And that was quite some time. We kept running it up the flagpole, our generals talking to the National Guard generals. And eventually, I got a call from Ryan McCarthy, the secretary of the Army, asking if we could come into the city. But we had already been mobilizing,
Hogan told CNN’s Jake Tapper.