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Georgia Grand Jury Subpoenas Include False State Farm Arena Claims

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emptywheel
The latest batch of subpoenas from Fani Willis include the false claims made about counting at State Farm Arena, in addition to the request for more votes from Brad Raffensperger.
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South Carolinians Converging at the East Door ... and Hampton Inn

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emptywheel
It turns out two guys from South Carolina who shared a hotel room on January 6 -- George Tenney and Robbie Norwood -- both played roles in opening the East door of the Capitol on January 6, then went on to share a hotel room that night.

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

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Rayne
This nation remains a Republic, if we together can keep it.

Open Thread: Summer Sunday Afternoon

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Rayne
This is an open thread. Talk about your beach reads, or barbeque, or what not.
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Amid Claims of Witness Tampering, Revisiting Peter Navarro's Alleged Contempt

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emptywheel
Given the evidence that Trump's camp attempted to influence Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony, it makes the possibility DOJ obtained any comms Peter Navarro had with Trump's camp more interesting.
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The Men Disputing Cassidy Hutchinson's Retelling of Trump's SUV Lunge Got Warnings about Plans to Flood the Capitol

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emptywheel
Secret Service loyalists to Donald Trump are pushing back against Cassidy Hutchinson's second-hand report of Trump lunging in the SUV when told he could not go to the Capitol. They're not pushing back against far more damning details: including that when they made plans to take Trump to the Capitol, they knew of plans to occupy buildings.
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Something Stinks about Kentucky but It's a Complex Stink

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Rayne
People running around hair on fire right now bitching loudly and often about Biden fail need to take a deep breath and get their facts straight.
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Open Thread: SCOTUS End of Term Releases

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Rayne
This is an open thread focused on Supreme Court orders and decisions expected to be released the final week of the court's term (last week of June 2022).
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Pat Cipollone Predicted the Obstruction and ConFraudUS Prosecutions

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emptywheel
Even before the insurrection, Pat Cipollone knew that not just Trump -- but everyone involved with his efforts to stay in office -- would be exposed to the same crimes (obstruction and ConFraudUS) that DOJ is currently pursuing.
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Cassidy Hutchinson Proves that Trump Knew the Mob He Sicced on Mike Pence Was Armed

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emptywheel
Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony made it clear that Trump knew the mob he sicced on his Vice President -- and then stoked -- was armed. And he ratified their violence, claiming that they were right to target Pence for assassination.
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House January 6 Committee: Public Hearings - Day 6

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Rayne
This post is dedicated to content and comments related to Day 6 of the House J6 Committee's public hearings.
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As Ali Alexander Returns to DC in Wake of Grand Jury Appearance, Alex Jones' Associates Owen Shroyer and Joe Biggs Share a Lawyer

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emptywheel
Even as Ali Alexander seems to be struggling to sustain a story about January 6 that has already been debunked, the lawyer for one Alex Jones associate has joined the defense team for sometime Alex Jones associate Joe Biggs, effectively putting Alex Jones in a joint defense with the militia accused of orchestrating the attack on January 6.
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"All Texts Demanded!" Right Wingers No Longer Worried about "Wiped" Phones, John Eastman Edition...

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emptywheel
Back in 2018, both Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump were big fans of DOJ IG investigating phones for evidence that DOJ had been politicized. Chances are they're going to be less enthusiastic now that the subjects of the investigation are John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark.
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Jeffrey Clark: Physics Takes Over the Investigation Now

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emptywheel
The search warrants for the phones of Jeffrey Clark and some people involved in the fake elector plot suggest DOJ has had probable cause against them for months.
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Constructive Action: Taking Back Real Control of the Senate

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Rayne
There's just so much wrong right now in governance which could be fixed with 60 Democratic seats in the Senate.
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Bill Barr's Attempt to Corrupt EDNY May Have Saved the Republic

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emptywheel
It's not clear how successfully DOJ would have pushed back against Trump's attempt to decapitate DOJ to get claims of voter fraud if Richard Donoghue hadn't been moved to DOJ in one of Bill Barr's apparent attempts to control prosecutorial decision within US Attorneys offices.
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House January 6 Committee: Public Hearings - Day 5

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Rayne
This post is dedicated to content and comments related to Day 5 of the House J6 Committee's public hearings.
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Open Thread: SCOTUS Release Day 2 of 2

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Rayne
This is an open thread focused on Supreme Court orders and decisions expected to be released Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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In Sentencing Memo, SDNY Scoffs at Lev Parnas' Claims of Cooperation

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emptywheel
Lev Parnas wants credit for working the press during Trump's first impeachment. The government says that complying with a congressional subpoena was no more than his civic duty, for which he should get no credit at sentencing.
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