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QAnon/GOP Rep: Stop Linking Me To The Capitol Riots

The Washington Post reports: Democrats this week demanded a full investigation into whether Republican House members assisted rioters in the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled in part by claims that at least one GOP lawmaker gave “reconnaissance” tours to groups the day before the attack. On Thursday, one Republican lawmaker came out swinging to deny any involvement in …

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Trump Bans Aides From Discussing Richard Nixon

CNN reports: Trump has been consumed by the unraveling of his presidency during his last days in office, according to people around him, which included a casual discussion among advisers recently about a possible resignation. Trump shut the idea down almost immediately. And he has made clear to aides in separate conversations that mere mention of President Richard Nixon, the …

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Carlson: The DC Riot Was Not A Racist Insurrection

Media Matters has the transcript: Lying, political propaganda is its own form of violence. It destroys people’s minds. In the end, it enslaves them. You can judge for yourself what happened last Wednesday in Washington. Rarely has an event been filmed from more angles than that was. You know what that was, and you also know what it wasn’t. It …

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56% Of Republicans Say Trump Did Nothing Wrong

The Washington Post reports: The vast majority of Americans say they oppose the actions of the rioters who stormed and ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, while smaller majorities say President Trump bears responsibility for the attack and that he should be removed from office and disqualified from serving again, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Even as the …

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FBI Filing: Rioters Intended To “Assassinate Officials”

Reuters reports: Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.” Prosecutors offered that view in a filing asking a judge to detain Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man and QAnon conspiracy theorist who …

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QAnon Rioter Seeks Pardon: I Did What Trump Asked

The St. Louis Dispatch reports: A St. Louis-based lawyer for one of the men charged with participating in the U.S. Capitol riot last week says President Donald Trump should pardon his client because he was following Trump’s instructions. Lawyer Albert Watkins said in an interview Thursday that Trump invited Jacob A. Chansley and other supporters of the president to walk …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Armie Hammer has stepped away from his role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming “Shotgun Wedding,” decrying “vicious and spurious online attacks” against him as the cause. Hammer was set to begin production on the romantic adventure immediately, but will now be recast. The news comes after the “Call Me by Your Name” star began trending on social …

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Warrant Issued For Capitol Rioter “Baked Alaska”

The Arizona Republic reports: A Scottsdale judge issued a warrant for the arrest Thursday of far-right social media personality Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet after he said Gionet violated conditions of his release by leaving the state last week to go to Washington, where he apparently livestreamed the U.S. Capitol riot. Gionet already was facing misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Unveils COVID Recovery Package

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose a $1.9 trillion rescue package to combat the economic downturn and the Covid-19 crisis, outlining on Thursday evening the type of sweeping aid that Democrats have demanded for months. The sprawling package includes more than $400 billion to combat the pandemic directly, including accelerating vaccine deployment and safely …

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Palm Beach County Wants Out Of Trump’s Club Lease

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Palm Beach County official this week examined a contract with a Trump Organization affiliate to see if the county could end its lease with the president’s signature Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach. Trump International Golf Club is Trump’s go-to spot when he stays at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach estate. Trump …

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