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JANUARY 6

Reuters identified five police trainers whose political commentary on social media has echoed extremist opinions or who have public ties to far-right figures. They work for one or more of 35 firms that advertised at least 10 police or public-safety training sessions in 2021.
New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss his new book about the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. Chad and Rob also discuss the political implications of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
Trump and his movement should be an albatross around the necks of Republican candidates. They tried to overthrow a national election! Most Republican members of Congress were either complicit in aiding Trump toward that end, or at the very least unwilling to be all that critical of Trump and his machinations publicly. Yet Democrats are on track to lose control of Congress.
"We're going to tell the whole story of everything that happened. There was a violent insurrection and an attempted coup and we were saved by (then-Vice President) Mike Pence's refusal to go along with that plan."

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The 11 pages of records turned over to lawmakers showed Trump talked to at least eight people by phone before the gap
More than one year later, Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to challenge the election results have so far collected about half as much corporate cash as they did at this point in the previous election cycle.
In a court filing — one of the U.S. House of Represenative's Select Committee's most detailed releases of findings yet — the panel said Trump potentially engaged in conspiracy to defraud the United States and may have obstructed an official proceeding.
Rhodes, 56, is the most high-profile defendant of the more than 725 people charged with playing a role in the attack by then-President Donald Trump's supporters. He is one of 11 members or associates of the Oath Keepers facing a seditious conspiracy charge.
Among the half dozen people gathered at a garage near the Phoenix Park Hotel was Oath Keepers head Stewart Rhodes, who was indicted this year on charges of “seditious conspiracy” in the insurrection. Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio, who was not present at the riot, was also at the garage meeting but left Washington afterward.
The subpoenas to the tech companies are the latest development in the House Select Committee's investigation into the causes of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters, and the role played by Trump, who has pushed false claims he lost a rigged election to Joe Biden.

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Speaking at the white-domed building that was the scene of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, Biden warned that Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud could unravel the rule of law and undermine future elections.

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