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Inauguration Day Security Threats — D.C. and National

20,000 National Guard Troops Expected in Washington for Biden’s inauguration, CNN, Jan. 13, 2021

20,000 National Guard members expected for Biden’s inauguration is more than three times the number of active duty US troops currently in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

National Guard ‘preparing for IED threat at Biden inauguration’ as they’re seen sleeping with rifles on Capitol floor, The Sun, Jan. 13, 2021

National Guard troops are told to prepare for possibility that ‘IEDs will be used by heavily armed Capitol plotters,’ Daily Mail, Jan. 13, 2021

FBI warns ‘armed protests’ being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C., CNN, Jan. 11, 2021

Twitter Cites Tacit Threat By Trump Before Permanently Banning Him, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, Jan. 8, 2021

The Online Warning Signs of the Violent Capitol Siege, CNN, Jan. 10, 2021

Capitol siege was planned online. Trump supporters now planning the next one. Some events, including an Inauguration Day “Million Militia March” in D.C. and “Armed March on All State Capitals,” include localized events in all 50 states. Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2021

Inciting Attacks at U.S. Capitol and Sowing Chaos in State Capitals

Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal, ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2021

Why We Published More Than 500 Videos Taken by Parler Users of the Capitol Riot, ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2021

• Video: Rioters break windows and breach US Capitol, CNN, Jan. 6, 2021

How the US Capitol Riot Unfolded, Minute by Minute, CNN, Jan. 8 2021

Video shows Fatal Shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol, Washington Post, Jan. 8, 2021

Pro-Trump Extremists Sought to Kill the Vice President During DC Insurrection: ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ Alternet, Jan. 8, 2021

Video Shows Capitol Mob Dragging Police Officer Down Stairs. One Rioter Beat the Officer with a Pole Fying the U.S. Flag, Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2021

Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control, Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2021

It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse, The Atlantic, Jan. 8, 2021

Must-See New Video Shows Capitol Riot Was Way Worse Than We Thought, Chris Hayes, MSNBC, Jan. 8, 2021

Two Minutes Inside the Mob: A CNN reporter’s view of the riot, CNN, Jan. 10, 2021

‘Incited by the President’: Politicians Blame Trump for Insurrection on Capitol Hill, The Guardian, Jan. 7, 2021

Trump Incited DC Violence, Says National Association of Manufacturers, Plastics Today, Jan. 6, 2021

‘Rudy Giuliani Calls for Trial by Combat to Settle Election in Rant at Wild DC Rally,’ The Independent, Jan. 6, 2021

Six Republican Lawmakers Among Rioters as Police Release Photos of Wanted, The Independent/Yahoo, Jan. 7, 2021

Donald Trump Said, ‘We love you’ to the Invaders, Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, Jan. 7, 2021

National Security Experts Warn Trump ‘Is Promoting Terrorism,’ Mother Jones, Dec. 17, 2020

Trump Supporters Spread Chaos to State Capitals, Mother Jones, Jan. 6, 2021

Former FBI Assistant Director Fears the US is Entering a Period of ‘Permanent Insurrection,‘ Alternet, Jan. 7, 2021

The Man Who Saw Yesterday’s Coup Attempt Coming Is Only Surprised It Wasn’t Much Worse, GQ, Jan. 7, 2021

Dangerous Days Ahead as President’s Mental Health Deterioration Coincides with Likely Election Loss, Between The Lines, Oct. 20, 2020

Holding Elected Officials Accountable for Security of Republic

Why Did the Georgia GOP Team Up with a Riot Instigator? Greg Palast, Jan. 8, 2021

4 Ways President Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Will Change Washington, NPR, Jan. 14, 2021

Some House Republicans Would Vote to impeach Trump — but They Literally Fear for Their Own Lives: Reports, Alternet, Jan. 14, 2021

Why did the Georgia GOP team up with a Riot Instigator? Greg Palast, Jan. 8, 2021

Unusual Tours in Capitol Ahead of Trump Mob Attack Prompts Investigation, MSNBC, Jan. 13, 2021

‘Sedition and Insurrection’: Military chiefs use key term to characterize Trump mob attack, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, Jan. 13, 2021

Federal Prosecutor Suggests Public Officials Being Looked at in Trump Riot Investigations, MSNBC, Jan. 12, 2021

“Terrorists” Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley should be on no-fly list, House homeland security chair says, Salon, Jan. 12, 2021

A Colorado Republican Tweeted About Pelosi’s Location During the Capitol Siege. She’s Now Facing Calls to Resign, Boston Globe, Jan. 12, 202

Panic Buttons in Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s Office Had Been ‘Torn out’ Before the Capitol riot, Chief of Staff Says, Boston Globe, Jan. 14, 2021

‘Many Of Us Narrowly Escaped Death’: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Recounts Capitol Insurrection, NPR, Jan. 14, 2021

Capitol Security Failure: An Inside Job?  Between the Lines, Jan. 8, 2021

Some among America’s military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law-enforcement officials. Business Insider, Jan. 7, 2021

The Rioters Who Took Over The Capitol Have Been Planning Online In The Open For Weeks, Buzzfeed, Jan. 7, 2021

Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure, The Hill, Jan. 12, 2021

Maddow to Trump: “What did you think was going to happen?”, MSNBC, Jan. 11, 2021

Report: Corporate and Trade Association PACs Gave $170 million to Lawmakers Who Voted to Disenfranchise Voters, Public Citizen, January, 2021

Chris Hayes: Trump Must be Lawfully Removed from Office as Fast as Possible, MSNBC, Jan. 6, 2021 

Chris Hayes: Trump Must be Removed from Office and Tried for Sedition, MSNBC, Jan. 7, 2021

•  Why Trump Must Be Removed and Disqualified From Public Office: The magnitude of the current crisis calls for two constitutional measures: the 25th Amendment and impeachment, New York Times, Jan. 7, 2021

DCCC Chair: ‘You are Either with the American Constitutional System or You are With That Mob’, Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, Jan. 7, 2021

The President is Unwell’: This Republican Congressman is Calling for Pence to Invoke the 25th Amendment, Alternet, Jan. 7, 2021

The 25th Amendment: What It Is, and How It Would Remove Trump from Power If Invoked, CNET, Jan. 7, 2021

This is the Quickest Way to Impeach Trump (again) and Remove Him from Power, The Independent, Jan. 7, 2021

Co-Conspirators in Sedition’: Here Are the Names of Every Republican Who Voted to Overturn Election Results, Common Dreams, Jan. 6, 2021

Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021

‘Cannot Endure This Nightmare for a Second Longer’: Nearly 100 Lawmakers Demand Pence Invoke 25th Amendment, Common Dreams, Jan 7, 2021

Who’s Sowing Disinformation

Capitol Mob Drew Trump Supporters of All Stripes, From a Fireman to a ‘QAnon Shaman,’ USA Today, Jan. 8, 2021

Delusional GOP Lawmakers, Trump Supporters Now Blaming ‘Antifa’ for Capitol Hill Chaos, Alternet, Jan. 7, 2021

Here’s the Disturbing Spin Right-wing Media is Trying to Put on Pro-Trump Chaos that Erupted at the US Capitol, Alternet, Jan. 7, 2021


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