It seemed that Patrick Montgomery, among the first people to be arrested and charged by information, was facing garden variety trespassing charges. Until the obstruction and assault charges and a good buddy of his got added in an indictment.
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In an interview with Aaron Maté, Kash Patel stated with confidence that the substance of a meeting he had in an effort to free Austin Tice got back to Bashar al-Assad. That may be why DOJ is investigating whether he leaked classified information.
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There are a lot of interesting legal details to Oath Keeper Jon Schaffer's decision to plea guilty. But the most ironic is that Schaffer--who on January 5 was part of Roger Stone's security detail--will be provided witness protection by the US government.
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The January 6 insurrection was one of the most filmed events in history. It was tracked in damning detail across a range of social media platforms. But even with a notably dressed, prolific user of social media like Christopher Quaglin, there are gaps in that panopticon.
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Too many people are dragging their feet getting a COVID-19 vaccine, some actively refusing to get vaccinated. Will we ever stop the spread of COVID if the hesitant and resistant continue to heed to misinfo and disinfo?
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Somehow, it seems, Proud Boy Charles Donohoe knew that the National Guard was coming to reinforce the Capitol before DC Guard Commander General Walker. Somehow, it seems, the militias assaulting the Capitol on January 6 had better lines of communication than the US Department of Defense.
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Politico suggests Joe Biden will be embarrassed when non-violent January 6 trespassers get treated as the misdemeanor offenders they are. That's an accusation blaming him for the poor job journalists have done to explain the diversity of defendants charged for crimes committed on January 6.
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The stupidity of "Brexit" has been obvious from the start. Not just BoJo, but the whole thing. And, yet, here the EU and world are. There are things that are legend and built into the UK DNA, and one of them is their quintessential spy teller, John le Carre. He objected!
F1 ought not be in the homes of authoritarian despots in places like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. They are there on the 2021 calendar nevertheless. And away we go with the 2021 season starting in Bahrain.
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