In America, you’re entitled to a jury of your co-conspirators. At least that seems to be one of the messages of the trial of Donald Trump in which his jury includes fellow seditionists like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. That makes the conviction an uphill climb even though the evidence is laughably obvious. House impeachment manager Joe Neguse: “When he saw firsthand the violence that his conduct was creating, he didn’t stop it. He didn’t condemn the violence. He incited it further. And he got more specific. He didn’t just tell them to ‘fight like hell.’ He told them how, where and when. He made sure they had advanced notice — 18 days advance notice. He sent his save the date for Jan. 6. He told them to march to the Capitol and ‘fight like hell.'” (Trump broke the first rule of fight club. He talked about it nonstop.) Here’s the latest from CNN, and The Guardian.

+ The only thing more laughable than the obvious evidence is the performance of Trump’s remarkably unqualified lawyers. Even GOP Senators mocked their trial skills. And yet, only 6 of them voted to continue with the trial even though no serious constitutional scholar questioned whether or not an impeachment trial could take place after a president was out of office. Comedically ridiculous defenses supported by power-hungry, cowardly enablers. If this feels familiar, it’s because you just finished four years of it.

+ She said, ‘Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol. Of all the terrible, brutal things I saw and heard on the day and since then, that one hit me the hardest.” The Atlantic: Why Jamie Raskin’s Speech Resonated. (Hint: Because the America we love was soiled almost beyond recognition.)