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A son reported his father, who participated in the storming of the Capitol, to the FBI weeks before the siege, saying his father 'would always tell me that he's going to do something big'

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington Jose Luis Magana/AP A son alerted the FBI about his father weeks before he was a part of the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol, The New York Times reported. Guy Reffitt was arrested on January 16 on charges of obstruction of justice and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.  Reffitt allegedly threatened his son and daughter i...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


"We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability."

Said Chuck Schumer, quoted in "Schumer agrees to two-week delay of Trump’s impeachment trial/The ex-president's second trial is now set to begin the week of Feb. 8" (Politico).  Is there truth in those sentences?  "We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us."  Who is "we"? The Senators or the people? I don't think he'd say "All we Senators want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us." That would be enraging. More than 74 million people vo...
Tags: Law, House, Biden, Polls, Trump, Capitol, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Rasmussen, Ann Althouse, what Trump did to the GOP, Trump's trial


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


Members of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Outside the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He's accused of coordinating to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit said. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edward Caldwell, the leader of the far-right militia group known as...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell, US Capitol


Members of the far-right militia group, the Oath Keepers, used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Smoke fills the corridor outside the Senate Chamber as rioters are confronted by police on January 6, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He is accused of coordinating an effort to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit reveals. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edw...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell


Outcry follows photos of Guard sleeping in garages in DC

[vemba-video id=”tv/2021/01/22/the-lead-pete-muntean-2.cnn”] By Nomaan Merchant, Lolita Baldor and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls Friday for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago. President Joe Biden expressed his “dismay” Friday morning...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Associated Press, Dc, Biden, Capitol Police, Metro, Capitol


Parler loses fight to force Amazon to restore service

A U.S. judge in Seattle has rejected a demand from Parler that Amazon.com restore web hosting services for the right-wing chat app, terminated after the January 6 assault on the Capitol. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein said Parler would not likely be able to prove that Amazon breached its contract, or violated antitrust law, when it suspended service to Parler on January 10, and that it was "not a close call." — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Post, Technology, News, Law, Amazon.com, Tech News, Seattle, Capitol, Barbara Rothstein, Parler


"MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan argues that we should think of Trump’s followers as if they were al-Qaeda members, who move freely among us because they are white..."

".... The comparison fails even though the mob in the Capitol included at least a few honest-to-goodness, unambiguous terrorists, who came there with the express purpose of violently scaring the hell out of politicians in an effort to change policy...  I once thought resistance to the hysterical style was hopeless.... We overdose on serotonin, or some equally enchanting neurotransmitter, and experience an addict’s bliss at the hysterical scenes that pass before our eyes, whether they make us hap...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Atlantic, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Biden, Msnbc, Boredom, Bin Laden, Trump, Capitol, Mehdi Hasan, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Analogies, Impeachment


35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


Please watch the entire Luke Mogelson video of the Capitol riot.

Luke Mogelson wrote "Among the Insurrectionists/The Capitol was breached by Trump supporters who had been declaring, at rally after rally, that they would go to violent lengths to keep the President in power. A chronicle of an attack foretold" (The New Yorker), which I linked to, here, on the 15th. I had many complicated feelings watching that video, so I'm inviting you to begin the conversation. I am more averse to disorder and efforts to occupy territory than most people, but very...
Tags: Law, Trump, Capitol, Ann Althouse, Order And Chaos, Luke Mogelson, the Trump resistance


Toward a taxonomy of constitutional change – Reflections inspired by Gary Jacobsohn and Yaniv Roznai’s Constitutional Revolution.

For the symposium on Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn and Yaniv Roznai, Constitutional Revolution (Yale University Press, 2020). Gordon Silverstein There is no shortage of academic interest in the intersection of constitutions and revolutions: A quick shelf-scan (or Amazon search) reveals Constitutional Revolution , Revolutionary Constitutions ; The Revolutionary Constitution , Revolutionary Constitutionalism (Albert) and Revolutionary Constitutionalism (Gardbaum). And that is reall...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Congress, California, Washington, France, Germany, Singapore, America, Harvard, Britain, United States, Liverpool, Paris, Jordan, Party


The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, an affidavit said. The tip came from someone who claimed to be a former romantic partner of the woman, Riley June Williams.  Williams faces c...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mike Pence, Harrisburg


'Cowboys for Trump' leader detained by FBI after pledging to bring guns to DC

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin, the founder of "Cowboys for Trump," was arrested Sunday in Washington, DC, after pledging to bring guns to the city on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, an ally of Pre...
Tags: Politics, Law, Africa, Cowboys, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Santa Fe


"There was an eerie sense of inexorability, the throngs of Trump supporters advancing up the long lawn as if pulled by a current."

"Everyone seemed to understand what was about to happen. The past nine weeks had been steadily building toward this moment. On November 7th, mere hours after Biden’s win was projected, I attended a protest at the Pennsylvania state capitol, in Harrisburg. Hundreds of Trump supporters, including heavily armed militia members, vowed to revolt. When I asked a man with an assault rifle—a 'combat-skills instructor' for a militia called the Pennsylvania Three Percent—how likely he considered the prosp...
Tags: Crime, Law, America, Pennsylvania, Biden, Trump, Capitol, Ulysses S Grant, Ann Althouse, Proud Boys, Luke Mogelson, Joe Biggs, the Trump resistance, Harrisburg Hundreds of Trump, Militant pro Trump


"Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege... saying in a court filing that rioters intended 'to capture and assassinate elected officials.'..."

"The detention memo, written by Justice Department lawyers in Arizona, goes into greater detail about the FBI’s investigation into [Jacob] Chansley, revealing that he left a note for Pence warning that 'it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.' 'Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government,' prosecutors wrote.... 'When questioned as...
Tags: Law, Washington, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Earth, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Arizona, Evidence, Justice Department, Mike Pence, Capitol, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance


Morning Docket: 01.15.21

* A Yale Law professor who taught Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley claims his former students didn't pay attention to his lessons. To be fair, law school lectures are usually kind of boring... [USA Today] * President Trump is reportedly having a difficult time finding lawyers to represent him at his second impeachment trial. [Bloomberg Law] * Here is some advice from a "lottery lawyer" in case any of you win the extremely high Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots over the weekend. [CBS News] * A l...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Law, Cbs News, Ted Cruz, Usa Today, Trump, Capitol, St Louis Post Dispatch, Yale Law, Yale Law School, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Josh Hawley, President Trump, California Bar


Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Media, Navy, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Iraq, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport


'Kill him with his own gun': DC police officer recounts being attacked by pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol

Flowers are placed on a fence, a week after a pro-Trump mob broke into and took over the Capitol, in memory of slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 14, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Michael Fanone, a police officer in Washington, DC, said he ...
Tags: Post, Usa, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Police, Trends, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, The Washington Post, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, US Capitol, Maga


Understanding Treason, Sedition, Insurrection, Rioting, Conspiracy in the United States

How does one describe the legal dimensions of what happened last week as a violent rightwing mob incited by the American President assaulted the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.? What words or phrases can one even begin to apply to such a wide range of criminal acts committed that day? An acquaintance of mine quipped last week: “What can the rioters be charged with? Do you have a copy of the US Code?” There are many resources from American scholars, legal analysts and independent sources such as t...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, US, United States, Ohio, Pentagon, Naacp, Donald Trump, Aba, US supreme court, Trump, National Security Archive, Ku Klux Klan, George Washington University, U S Supreme Court


A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Navy, Police, Virginia, Iraq, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Army, Pentagon, Department Of Justice, Air Force


"'There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.' Those words are as true today as when Abraham Lincoln spoke them."

"As I said last summer when mob violence gripped our streets, so I say again about the mob violence at our nation’s Capitol last week: those persons responsible should be held accountable in the courts to the full extent of the law. The House has passed an article of impeachment against the president, but the Senate under its rules and precedents cannot start and conclude a fair trial before the president leaves office next week. Under these circumstances, the Senate lacks constitutional authori...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Cotton, Gop, House, Trump, Capitol, Abraham Lincoln, Tom Cotton, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump Tom Cotton


Morning Docket: 01.14.21

* A Supreme Court advocate mentioned a case involving Taylor Swift at oral arguments recently. Bet that advocate hopes the justices don't shake it off... [TMZ] * An attorney who represents a client in connection with acts allegedly committed during the Capitol riot last week is placing blame for the event on President Trump. [NBC News] * Amazon had some harsh words for Parler after the social media site filed a lawsuit against Amazon over a suspension of services. [Fox News] * A Stanford La...
Tags: Amazon, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Stanford, Nbc News, Mary Kate Olsen, Fox News, Full House, Trump, Capitol, Jesse, Uncle Jesse, Stanford Law School, Morning Docket


"QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers. The Capitol siege may just be the start."

WaPo headline.  Subhed: "The online conspiracy theory, which depicts Trump as a messianic warrior battling ‘deep state’ Satanists, has helped fuel a real-world militant extremism that could haunt the Biden era." Oddly, that makes QAnon sound like the leader of the movement — QAnon, not Trump. But the impeachers portray Trump as leading an insurrection. Is Trump the evil mastermind, or more of a dupe, standing in the middle of things, thinking he's a fine leader and surprised by the violent t...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Congress, Washington, Biden, Conspiracies, Trump, Capitol, Sidney Powell, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Parler, Lin Wood, the Trump resistance


Justices are “in the process” of getting COVID vaccines; some have received both doses

Some Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and the court says plans are in place for all nine justices to become fully vaccinated. Kathy Arberg, a spokesperson for the court, declined to say how many justices (or which ones) have not yet received both doses. She confirmed, however, that Roberts is among a group of “some” justices who have been given both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which requires two shots adm...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Capitol, Roberts, Barrett


Github fires employee for using the n-word … Nazi

Software company GitHub is taking a lot of heat for firing a Jewish employee for referring to the people who stormed the Capitol on January 6 as "Nazis." The Verge has the details: GitHub reportedly fired a Jewish employee after he posted a message in Slack that said "stay safe homies, Nazis are about" the day of the attack on the US Capitol….The message sparked controversy inside the company, with one colleague criticizing him for using divisive language. GitHub's HR team chastised the employee...
Tags: Law, Washington, America, Github, Capitol, US Capitol, Jon Hyman, Camp Auschwitz, Mert Kahveci


Morning Docket: 01.13.20

* A-Rod is facing allegations of racketeering and embezzlement in a new lawsuit filed by his former brother-in-law. If true, maybe he just doesn't like playing by the rules... [New York Post] * A Massachusetts lawyer is suing Google for returning search results whenever a user searches his name. [Boston.com] * A lawyer for PBS has resigned after he was secretly recorded as part of a Project Veritas sting. [ABC News] * A well-known lawyer in Pensacola, Florida, has died of COVID-19 at age 8...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Florida, Law, Boston, Massachusetts, Fox News, Pbs, Abc News, Capitol, Pensacola Florida, Rod, Morning Docket, Pensacola News Journal, Project Veritas, A-rod


Arrest, Resignation, And More Fallout From The Attempted Coup — See Also

Who Gave Donald Trump That Dumb Idea? Oh, a law school dean, that's who. Son Of A Brooklyn Judge Arrested: Probably shouldn't have stormed the Capitol. I Spy With My Little Eye A Former Biglaw Partner! At the pre-riot rally. Head Of Republican Attorneys General Association Is Out: Because you know they told their supporters to descend on the Capitol. Pro Hac Vice Fun: For Lin Wood and Sidney Powell.
Tags: Law, Brooklyn, Donald Trump, Capitol, See Also, Lin Wood, Head Of Republican Attorneys General Association, Capitol Pro Hac


Democracy Is Fragile. Do You Feel Lucky?

Tom Standage, editor of “The World in 2021“, a feature of The Economist published on November 16, 2020 asked: Do you feel lucky? The number 21 is connected with luck, risk, taking chances and rolling the dice. It’s the number of spots on a standard die, and the number of shillings in a guinea, the currency of wagers and horse-racing. It’s the minimum age at which you can enter a casino in America, and the name of a family of card games, including blackjack, that are popular with gamblers. All of...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Washington, America, United States, Cruz, Economist, Capitol, Hawley, Tom Standage, Justice Issues, Legal Information


It’s not NAR’s responsibility to discipline Capitol-storming Realtors

Punishing those involved in the Capitol riots falls on the courts, the state departments of licensing and individual brokers, should they choose to — not NAR. Here's why.
Tags: Law, Opinion, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Code Of Ethics, Capitol, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Jay Thompson, Storm the Capitol, Capitol Mob



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