In December, one of Guy Reffitt's family members alerted FBI that the Three Percenter was threatening members of Congress. Yet the FBI claims it had no warning of threats to Congress before the Norfolk Memo.
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Judge Amit Mehta ordered Thomas Caldwell be released on bail today. He did so because Caldwell's lawyer succeeded in pretending that Caldwell was charged with conspiring to storm the Capitol, rather than charged with conspiring to prevent the vote count.
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The FBI appears to be relying more heavily on the cell tower dumps it obtained at the beginning of the January 6 investigation, which suggests a fair degree of confidence that the cell tower dumps pinpoint who was actually in the Capitol.
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Assistant Director Jill Sanborn could only think of one person the FBI already had under investigation who had been arrested by last week. That's particularly damning given that one of three people who was on the FBI radar is almost the only January 6 defendant with an Arab name.
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On Wednesday, a DHS witness responded to Mark Warner's suggestion that DHS and FBI avail themselves of experts on right wing extremism by explaining the agency is looking to contract for such skills. On Friday, HuffPo published its second story about FBI failing to act on open source tips about January 6 culprits.
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DOD's selected witness for a Homeland Security hearing on January 6 yesterday said that DC Guard Commander General William Walker couldn't send the Guard to help protect the Capitol because of the chain of command. But the Commander-in-Chief seems to be AWOL from that chain of command.
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The January 6 insurrection happened on social media. And yet Josh Hawley seems shocked that, more than 270 arrests into the investigation of that insurrection, the FBI might have spoken to the social media companies and, pursuant to legal process, obtained evidence from them.
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The innocent bystanders most significantly impacted from a likely geofence warrant obtained from Google in conjunction with the January 6 riot are most likely journalists, because they had legal reason to be present but may not, yet, be excluded from investigative databases.
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In an opinion ordering pre-trial detention for Proud Boy William Chrestman, Chief DC Judge Beryl Howell lays out a framework that the DC District judges might use to establish some consistency in they way they review detention decisions -- including the claim that Trump invited defendants to break the law.
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