“For the first time in our history, a president not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol … You can’t love your country only when you win … We are in a battle for the soul of America … I did not seek this fight, brought to this Capitol one year from today. But I will not shrink from it either. I will stand in this breach, I will defend this nation. I will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of this democracy.” President Biden blasts Trump for ‘spreading a web of lies’ in a Jan. 6 speech.

+ The problem is that the dagger is already in place. “The threat of domestic extremism today is perhaps less obvious. We’re not seeing the Proud Boys organize massive marches in Washington, DC, or militias storming capitol buildings every weekend. But what’s happening is gravely serious.” The Threat Posed By Domestic Extremists Is Even Greater A Year After The Capitol Attack.

+ More than 700 people charged, 174 guilty pleas, 74 sentences, and no sedition charges. These Numbers Tell The Story Of Jan. 6 One Year Into The Prosecution.

+ And if you missed it a few weeks ago, check out Barton Gellman’s piece in The Atlantic: January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election. (Gellman accurately predicted the 2020 election aftermath. Take note.)