On November 7, 2012, Donald Trump claimed that
We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!
This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!
These tweets are no longer visible, but they have been archived. See for example, Donald Trump's 2012 Election ...
Did a recent Senate report vindicate the Mueller investigation?
This is begging the question. Does the Mueller report need vindication?
Much of the Mueller report remains redacted, and the article uses that to spin its tale. Presumably the Senate Intelligence Committee had full access to the unredacted report, and additional intelligence, not available to ...
I see that the Pentagon has released a detailed timeline of the events on their side now. (Alas the pdf is not OCR'd, so I can't easily quote too much from it.) The most relevant points on Jan 6 seem to be
13:05 "A/SD receives open source reports of demonstrator movements to U.S. Capitol"
13:34 DC Mayor (Bowser) requests troops in phone call with ...
First, to clear up some misinformation,
The Vice President cannot activate the National Guard.
To repeat, THE VICE PRESIDENT CANNOT ACTIVATE THE NATIONAL GUARD.
Any source stating otherwise is either ignorant or applying artistic license in the reporting. (Frankly, I think it's a signficant mark against the credibility of anyone reporting this, but I'...
No, Trump did not order the National Guard to mobilize at that time. As The New York Times reported, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller made the ultimate decision to activate the entirety of the district's National Guard, an order that was subsequently approved by Mike Pence, not Trump:
Defense and administration ...