Strike a Posse

More than seventy people have already been arrested, and many more arrests are expected. The acting U.S. attorney in Washington, Michael Sherwin: “Just yesterday, our office organized a strike force of very senior national security prosecutors and public corruption prosecutors … Their only marching orders from me are to build seditious and conspiracy charges related to the most heinous acts that occurred in the Capitol.” Sedition carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

+ Timothy Snyder, who is not loose with his words: “The more we learn, the less this looks like a coup bound to fail, and the more it looks like plain luck that all of our legislators and our vice-president were not murdered.”

+ Included on the list of arrestees is Robert Keith Packer, who can now trade in his Camp Auschwitz sweatshirt for a prison jumpsuit. Mazel Tov, asshole.

+ Rep. Mikie Sherrill says Congress members gave ‘reconnaissance’ tours day before Capitol raid. (We have to be careful with these early reports. But this story is just getting warmed up.)

+ About 20,000 National Guardsmen could arrive in Washington for the inauguration. If that need makes you sick to your stomach, you’re getting it.

+ Mental Detectors: Republicans Lash Out Against New Security Measures At The Capitol. (This is after they lashed out and refused to wear masks during the lockdown, and three House members have tested positive for Covid.)

+ We can drop the metal detectors or drop the deranged and dangerous House members like Lauren Boebert. A Brief History of Rep. Boebert’s Ties to Extremist and Conspiracy Groups. (P.S. Twitter just locked her account.)

+ Extremists move to secret online channels to plan for Inauguration Day in DC. And on telegram, the paramilitary far right looks to radicalize new recruits ahead of inauguration day. (Don’t just brush over these headlines. Those who voted against impeachment did so while the crime is still in progress.)

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