Some of the things we still haven't seen among the arrests of the January 6 insurrectionists: those who assaulted about 100 officers, Brian Sicknick's murderer, the DNC bomber, and Rudy Giuliani's interlocutors.
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Sure, Jeffrey Bossert Clark should be shunned in the respectable legal profession for helping Trump attempt a coup. But so should the men who willfully let DOJ champion Trump's conspiracy theories for the two years before that.
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The question of how many of the non-violent insurrectionists DOJ should charge compares in interesting ways to the Trump DOJ's failed attempt to prosecute a large number of protestors at Trump's inauguration because a handful cause some property damage.
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Larry King has died at 87. He was not necessarily a journalist, per se, even if news was often broken on his show. He was a massive media presence, and a good one. Unlike so many others, he did not get in the way of his guests and interviewees letting themselves be themselves, for better or worse.
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The thing that makes Eric Munchel's grab for the gavel and the zip-ties particularly dangerous is Trump's illegal plan to steal an election. Until prosecutors start naming Trump as a co-conspirator, start naming the Big Lie of a stolen election as the motivating cause of the violence, guys like Munchel are going to continue to get bail.
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This is a crowdsourced timeline of events related to the January 6 Capitol Building insurrection and Trump's attempted a takeover of the DOJ, with the intent to use the department's powers to persuade one or more states to overturn election results.
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In his November opinion dismissing Mike Flynn's prosecution, Judge Emmet Sullivan did not resolve certain issues -- documents that got altered and Flynn's lies to Sullivan. I expect he may return to them next week.
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Just as the 23 year old John Lewis spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, so the 22 year old Amanda Gorman stood at the other end of the Mall, on the steps of the Capitol in which John Lewis served until he died, and she is taking this nation one more step forward.
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President-elect Joe Biden nominated for Secretary of Defense a retired general, Lloyd James Austin III, who's only been out of the military since March 2016. Why should Congress consider a waiver for Austin?
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To restore legitimacy and belief in the rule of law, the story of Trump's crimes needs to be told, and told in a way that makes the damage he caused and the betrayal of his supporters clear. If impeaching Trump convinced him not to pardon his lawyer, his spawn, and himself, it will be one important step in that process.
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