Born to Be Wild: “Trump’s purpose was to mobilize a crowd and how do you mobilize a crowd in 2020? With millions of followers on Twitter, President Trump knew exactly how to do it. At 1:42 a.m. on December 19, 2020, shortly after the last participants left the unhinged meeting, Trump sent out the tweet with his explosive invitation.’ The tweet, Jamie Raskin said, repeated the election fraud lie and claimed it was ‘statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 election.’ The tweet then went on to call for a ‘big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!'” The Jan 6 hearings are back. Today, they are explaining how Trump summoned the mob. Here’s the latest. Meanwhile, Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone corroborated virtually all of the revelations from previous witnesses, including former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. (So far, there hasn’t been one bit of testimony to contradict what we saw with our own eyes.)

+ Baby on Board: “A woman in Texas who got a $200-plus ticket for driving alone in the HOV lane is battling the fine using a novel argument based on Texas’ abortion laws and the recent Supreme Court decision: She’s saying her fetus was a passenger.” Sounds crazy. But crazy is dominating legal circles these days. Vice: If a fetus is a person for the purposes of an HOV lane ticket, that has terrifying implications. And from NPR: Biden administration: Doctors must offer abortion if mom’s life is at risk.

+ Tracks of My Tears: “Sir Mo Farah was brought to the UK illegally as a child and forced to work as a domestic servant, he has revealed. The Olympic star has told the BBC he was given the name Mohamed Farah by those who flew him over from Djibouti. His real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.” Knighted track star Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to the UK as a child. Here is Mo Farah describing a call with his mom after years of separation. (I’m not crying. That’s just my Farah faucet.)

+ Boar Off the Floor: Succession leads the Emmy nominations with 25. Ted Lasso and The White Lotus each earned 20. Here’s the whole list. And some snubs and surprises.

+ Prime Mates: “Internal Amazon documents reveal how routinely the company measured workers’ performance in minute detail and admonished those who fell even slightly short of expectations. In a single year ending April 2020, the company issued more than 13,000 so-called ‘disciplines’ in one warehouse alone.” Of course, most of the Amazon stories you’re seeing today are news sites promoting Amazon’s best Prime Day deals. Hard to cover a company when you have a financial affiliate deal with them…