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given their defense, the trump defense had a very tough time the first the case was presented the first day of this trial. democrats for four years have been trying to impeach the president and they've lost all credibility when it comes to the substance of their argument, they've been watering it couple of things, we see the live looked down at the senate floor and the impeachment trial is set to begin it you mention reports about the president being he spoke with the president, the there has been said there's nothing that he, change the course of this end.
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as we watch and get ready to start is now starting with a prayer and very shortly they will move. emily, and if you expects to see the remaining eight hours being utilized by the democrat party, the house impeachment managers to continue for donald trump's actions that this attack on the capitol would not have happened. they walked us through their presentation as a provocation, as a continuation of a highly organized, think it's inarguable that yesterday the content was horrific, sobering remains whether it is indeed enough to
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persuade enough senators that but for the president's actions where this attack would they are taking the pledge of allegiance and you see getting ready to preside over all of this, yesterday was a point to where, senator mike lee saying his words were put into record record and they should be stricken because they pushed against the fact of what was said about him and were not true. we come together, let's see >> hear ye, hear ye, hear ye pain of imprisonment while the senate of the united states is sitting for the trial on the article of impeachment exhibited by the
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house of representatives against donald john trump so the senate will be in order and the majority leader is it is my understanding that the schedule today will be similar to that yesterday's proceedings, we will plan to take a short break every two or three hours and accommodate a 30 resolution 40 representatives have eight hours remaining to make the officer the case thank you.
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the representative from colorado will show how insurrectionist themselves believe they were following the president >> my friends and colleagues, yesterday was an emotionally wrenching day. my own experience flooded back to me. i was one of the unlucky members who was stuck in the house gallery along with congresswoman dean. as the house floor was cleared beneath us, members and staff
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could see the lot pounding on the door to the house chamber, the capitol police officers inside the chamber pulled their guns and point them toward the intruders. we heard gunshots on the other side and we flung ourselves down on the floor and removed -- we heard pounding on the flimsy gallery doors above us. finally, after that situation for some time, we were told to run out of the door at the end of the gallery. as we ran through a line of police toward the staircase, this is what i saw -- the s.w.a.t. team pointing automatic weapons at marauders on the floor. looking at these people makes you wonder, who sent them here? in the next few minutes, i want to step back from the horrors of the attack itself and look at
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january 6th from a totally different perspective. the perspective of the insurrectionists themselves. their own statement before, during, an end after the attack was made clear that it was done at donald trump's instructions and with his wishes. donald trump sent them there. they truly believed that the intrusion was at the president's orders. we know that because they said so. many of them actually posed for pictures, bragging about it on social media and they tagged mr. trump in tweets. this was not a hidden crime, the president told them to be there and so they actually believed they would face no punishment. the defense argued in their brief and on tuesday here, the
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insurrectionists were acting on their own and not incited by president trump were acting by his direction. "they did so of their own accord and for their own reasons and are being criminally prosecuted." but that's just not the case. it is not with the insurrectionists actually said. they said they came here because the president instructed them to do so. leading up to the attacks, the insurrectionists saying they were coming to d.c. for president trump, he invited them with clear instructions for a specific time in place and with clear orders. "fight to stop the certification in congress by any means necessary." the crowd at donald trump's speech echoed and chanted his words. when people in the crowd
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followed his direction and marched to the capital, they chanted the same words as they breached this building. let's return to this speech for a moment. during the rally, president trump led the crowd in a "stop the steal" chant. here is what it sounded like from the crowd's perspective. >> we really came up with "we will stop the steal." >> stop the steal! >> soon after, the president basked as the crowd chanted "fight for trump," people responded, "storm the capitol, invade the capitol."
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here are both of those moments from the crowd's perspective. >> fight for trump! >> fight for trump! >> fight for trump! >> thank you. [shouting] >> we need to invade the capitol building. >> we have another perspective from this moment, online extremist chatter. at the same time as the people in the crowd shouted "take the capitol building," as president trump said "show strength," a person posted to parler saying "it's time to fight, civil war is upon us." another person wrote "we are going to have a civil war.
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get ready." mentions of "civil war" quadrupled on parler. when the insurrectionists got to the capital, they continued those rallying cries. they held confederate flags, brandishing weapons, cheering the president's very words. >> show strength! >> we got to fight, man. >> stop the steal! [chanting "stop the steal!" >> you heard them chanting, "stop the steal." the crowd at the rally and the
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capitol made it clear who they were doing this for. they also chanted fight for trump. [chanting "fight for trump!" >> they weren't doing this just for mr. trump, they were following his instructions. they said he had invited them and, in fact, as we heard, he had invited them. as one man explained on a live stream from inside the capitol, "our president wants us here, we wait and take orders from our president." footage shows when the insurrectionists first got into the building and confronted the police, the mob screamed at the officers that they were listening to president trump.
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>> there are millions out there -- >> the insurrectionists argued with law enforcement that they shouldn't even be fighting them because they believed that the commander in chief was ordering this. this was the person's understanding, one president-elect biden went on television to demand an end to the siege, one woman asked this: >> does he not realize president trump called us to see siege the place? >> these are endless, don't worry, i won't play all of them. but it was the words of the capitol that said they did this in response to orders from their commander in chief. we can see this in the fact that they were not hiding.
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one 1 rider in a live stream at the capital said "he'll be happy. we are fighting for trauma." >> do, let's tell trump what's up. just say we love him, we love you, he will be happy, what do you mean? we are fighting for trump. >> again, this is not an isolated incident, the individuals in this slide posted photos of themselves committing these crimes. trump supporter's who had broken into the capital were taking selfies and posing, they wanted the president to know, this is me. in fact, you can see the person who rode on his own posting, this is me.
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and if there were any remaining doubt after hours of prompting, when president trump finally told the insurrectionist to go home, only then did some of them begin to listen. only then did mr. trump release a prerecorded video saying "go home, we love you, you are very special." a few of the insurrectionist who have seen it, could be claiming victory, heard claiming victory and telling people to go home because of donald trump's message and instructions. you saw earlier the insurrectionist quote someone, "we won the day." a little bit before that video he said the same thing to the crowd through a bullhorn.
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to go home because president trump had tweeted. let's watch. >> we won the day. that's why donald trump is asking everybody to go home. he asked everybody to go home. >> even after the attack, the insurrectionist's made clear to law enforcement that they were just following president trump's orders. they didn't shy away from their crimes because they thought they were following orders from the commander-in-chief and so they would not be punished. they were wrong. after the attacks, there were dozens of arrests, these were federal offenses, including assaulting the police. when law enforcement interviewed the people who are at the
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capital on january sixth, they once again said it was because the president told them to be there. robert stanford was seen in this widely circulated video, throwing a fire extinguisher that struck the capitol police officer outside the building. a witness told the fbi, that sanford said he had traveled to washington, d.c., on a bus with a group of people, the group had gone to the white house and listened to donald j. trump's speech and then had followed the president's instructions and gone to the capital. folks, the insurrectionist didn't just make this up.
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as his lawyer explained, "you are being told you've got to fight like hell. does fight like hell mean you throw things at people? maybe." the lawyer added that his client "wouldn't have been there if it weren't for the president." now sanford wasn't the exception, he was the rule. in their statements after the attack, insurrectionist routinely echoed what they had said before and during the attack, they were there because the president told them to be. now, look, the lawyers who are saying that their clients were told to commit these acts by mr. trump, well, they know that putting the blame on the president doesn't exonerate their clients. they are just saying it, frankly, because that's exactly what happened. another trump supporter who has been federally charged is texas real estate agent jennifer ryan.
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miss ryan has given many tv interviews in which she said she was only doing what the president asked her and others to do. she also recorded video before the rally talking about the mob's plans for violence and here's what she said. >> personally i do not feel a sense of shame or guilt in my heart for what i was doing, i thought i was following my president, i thought i was following what we were called to do. he asked us to be there, so i was doing what he asked us to do. >> ultimately, yes, we were going in solidarity with president trump, president trump requested that we be in d.c. on the sixth so this was our way of going and stopping. >> we are all going to be up here, we are going to break into
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windows. >> yet another trump supporter who was arrested after breaching the capital explained in a media interview why he did it. referring to donald trump, mr. sweet said "he said hey, i need my digital soldiers to show up on january 6th and we all did. some of these individuals who joined in the attacks on our capital did so as part of violent, racist groups which have been officially condemned by our government. daniel goodwin is a self-proclaimed member of the proud boys, he was one of many. on november 7th, goodwin tweeted a picture showing the proud boys logo surrounded by "stand back and stand by" end of the quote, again, "stand back and stand by" and "await orders from our commander in chief." look closely at this slide. you are looking at an image of
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goodwin's own tweet. he was such a loyal follower of president trump that he used the president's photo as his own profile picture on twitter. now remember, president trump told them to stand back and stand by at the debate. they took it as a call to arms and when he called them to arms they were all ready to act. they were waiting for their orders which they got on januar. and goodwin followed those orders, he stood ready as others broke into the windows of the capital and climbed inside. here he is on another of the insurrectionist live streams in one of the first floor hallways of the building. when it became clear that
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donald trump was not going to save these folks from prosecution, when it became clear that the commander in chief had given false commands that went against this country, some of his supporters even expressed regret and they said they felt duped. here is jacob chancellery again who we saw in a video claiming victory after the president told the rioters to go home. earlier in the afternoon as you will recall, he carried a spear as he breached the capital, entered the senate to the gallery and went right here onto the senate floor. he left a threatening note for vice president pence. right there, it read "it's only a matter of time. justice is coming." on january 7th, he spoke to the fbi and said that he came as
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part of a group effort with other patriots from arizona. at their request of the president that all patriots come to d.c. on january 6th 2021. on january 14th, chansley's lawyer gave an interview to chris cuomo and which he said that chansley was there "at the invitation of our president who said he would walk down pennsylvania avenue with him. in fact, chansley's lawyer now says that chansley felt duped by the president and regrets what the president brought him to do. this man, who ran through our halls, who ran into this chamber, who sat right there on the dais and who wrote a note for vice president pence that he was coming for him, he and those
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with him declared they would remove us from office if we went against donald trump. now he's saying he would not have done any of that if mr. trump had told him not to. chansley is not alone in his post-arrest confession that he was following the directions of donald trump. as more and more of these people have been charged, the confession and regret simply cascades. more and more insurrectionists are admitting that they came at trump's directions. when riley june williams, known for allegedly helping steal a laptop from speaker pelosi's office, appeared in court on january 21st, her lawyer said to the judge "it is regrettable that ms. williams took the president's and went inside the capital. tori smock who was in the
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capital right on january 6th, posted online that day "the president, today president trump told us to fight like hell. he also posted that the president "said that our case wasn't a matter of national security." samuel fisher was charged with disorderly conduct and illegally being in the capital on january 6. that day, before the attack on this building, he wrote on his web site "trump just needs to fire the bat signal and "then the pain comes." the lawyer for dominic for zollo, leader of the proud boys who was the first person to break inside the capital said that president trump effectively told his client and others "people of the country come on down." "logical thinking was he invited us down."
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pezzola's lawyer went on, "these are people acting in a way they've never acted before" and it begs the question, who lit the fuse?" it on january 6th, we know who lit the fuse. donald trump told these insurrectionists to come to the capital and stop the steal and they did come to the capital and they tried to stop the certification. they came because he told them to. and they did stop our proceedings. but only temporarily because he told them to. have you noticed, throughout this presentation, the uncanny similarity over and over and over again of what all of these people are saying? they said what donald trump said and they echoed each other.
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"stand back and stand by." "stop the steal." "fight like hell," "trump sent us." "we are listening to trump." the riots that day left at least seven people dead, more than 150 people injured, members, senators and our staff all traumatized to this day. damage obtained to our capital, damage in pain to a americans, damage to our police force and damage to other nations who have always seen us as a bastion of democracy, all of these people who have been arrested and charged are being account emac held accountable for their actions. their leader, the man who incited them must be held accountable as well. but as i said earlier, you don't
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have to take my word for it that the insurrectionists acted at donald trump's direction. they said so. they were invited here, they were invited by the president of the united states. >> we were invited here! we were invited! we were invited here! we were invited by the president of the united states!
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>> harris: you are watching our coverage now of the house impeachment managers speaking on day three of the second impeachment trial of donald j. trump. this is the floor of the senate and as best we can tell because the microphones are not able to tell us what's happening, they were having a laptop issue, that is jamie raskin, house impeachment manager, at the center of your screen, we just heard from representative diana may get making her opening arguments. >> showed how the insurrectionist believed and understood themselves to be following president trump's marching orders. she explained in chilling detail how they were acting in perfect alignment with his political instructions and his explicit strategy to retain power.
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they did what he told them to do. this pro-trump insurrection did not spring into life out of thin air, we saw how trump spent months cultivating america's most dangerous extremist groups, how he riled them up with corrosive lies and violent rhetoric, so much so that they were ready and eager for their most dangerous mission in validating the will of the people to keep donald trump in office. we muster member that this was not the first time donald trump had inflamed and incited a mob. trump knew that his incitement would result in violence not only because of us thousands of violent messages posted all over the forums and the widespread news of preparations for violence among extremist groups and his communications on twitter with the insurrectionist themselves, he knew it also because he'd seen many of the exact same groups he was
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mobilizing participate in extremist violence before. moreover, he'd seen clearly how his own incitement to violence and praise after the violence took place galvanized, encouraged and electrified these extremist followers. these tactics were road tested. january 6th was a culmination of the president's actions, not an aberration from them. the insurrection was the most violent and dangerous episode so far in donald trump's continuing pattern and practice of inciting violence. but i emphasize so far. earlier we showed several episodes of trump's incitement that took place during the
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election. the incitement of violence is always dangerous but is uniquely intolerable when done by the president of the united states of america. that became the norm. when president trump's watch, white supremacist extremist groups had spread like wildfire wild fire over the land, the number one threat facing americans today but no matter how many people inside and outside government begged him to condemn extreme elements promoting violence, the civil war in america and race war in america, he just wouldn't do it and that's because he wanted to incite and provoke their violence for his own political gain and for his own strategic objectives. ever since he became president,
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trump revealed what he thought of political violence for his side, he praised it and he encouraged it. right now i'm going to play for you just a few clips from over the years when the president's words successfully incited his supporters into assaulting his opponents. >> [chanting "usa"] speak of the first group, i was nice, take your time. the second group i was pretty nice. the third group i will be a little more violent and the fourth group, i will say, get the hell out of here! get him the hell out of here, will you, please? get him out of here, throw him
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out. >> i got a little notice in case you see, the security guys, we have wonderful security guys, "mr. trump, there may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience" so if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of him, seriously. i promise i will pay for the legal fees, i promise. >> well, we've seen these clips and many, many more like them before but think about the brutal power and effectiveness of his words with his followers. you've heard him, told his supporters to be a little more violent and they responded to his command by literally dragging a protester across the floor at one of his campaign rallies. he cried "get him the hell out of here, throw him out." his supporters punched and kicked another protester as he
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was escorted from the hall. he told supporters to knock the hell out of people who protested him and said he would pay for their legal fees. it wasn't just trump's encouragement of violence that conditioned his supporters to participate in this insurrection on january 6th, it was also his explicit sanctioning of the violence after it took place. let's watch some of those incidents, beginning with trump raising supporters who had assaulted a black protester. >> in a live. but we've had a couple that were really violent and the particular one when i said, that was a very, he was a guy who was swinging, very loud and then started swinging at the audience and you know what? the audience swung back and i thought it was very, very appropriate. he was swinging, he was hitting
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people and the audience hit back and that's what we need a little bit more of. >> i will talk to you about that later. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys! the last time you came here you did the same thing, get the hell out of here. get the hell out of here. >> you just broke my glasses. >> the last time you did the same thing. >> you just body slammed me and broke my glasses. >> greg is smart, never wrestle him. do you understand? never. any guy that can do a body slam, he's my kind of guy. >> [chanting]
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>> we are nonviolent. we did not initiate, we are not nonviolent, we will kill these people if we have to. >> i do think there is blame, yes, there is blame on both sides. you look at both sides, i think there is blame on both sides. you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> so just in case you didn't catch all of that, the president praised a republican candidate who assaulted a journalist as "my kind of guy," he said there were "very fine people on both sides" when the neo-nazis, the
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klansmen, and proud boys invaded the great city of charlottesville and he set an attack on a black protester at one of his rallies was "very, very appropriate." listen to how president trump responded when he was asked about his own conduct on januar. >> what is your personal responsibility? >> if you read my speech, it's been analyzed and people thought that what i said was totally appropriate. >> so that the pattern is. he said that a man being assaulted at one of his rallies was "totally appropriate" meaning that, of course, if given the chance he would gladly do it again because why would he not engage in totally appropriate conduct?
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said "fight like hell are you won't have a country anymore," he meant for them to fight like hell. on january 6, that became clear to all of america. last year in michigan, president trump demonstrated his willingness and ability to incite violence against government officials who he thought were getting in his way. when responding to extreme lists plots in michigan, trump showed he knew how to use the power of gretchen whitmer for the coronavirus policy is in her state. on march 17, the day after governor whitmer push the federal government to better support the states when covid-19, tweeting "failing michigan governor works harder
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to be much more proactive. pushing her to get the job done. i stand with michigan." he added "i love michigan. one of the reasons we are doing such a great job during this horrible pandemic, yet your governor, gretchen, is weighing over her head. she doesn't have a clue. blaming everyone for her own ineptitude. by april, his rhetorical attacks and name-calling turn to calls for mass mobilization of his supporters. this was a sign of things to come. april 17th, 2020, he tweeted "liberate michigan." not even two weeks later, april 30th, support is much from the michigan state capitol in lansing. they stormed the building. trumps marching orders were followed by aggressive attacks on the ground.
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>> we have our right! s and! let us in! [crowd chanting. you police are all cowards! you betrayed us. >> lock her up! lock her up! >> they showed up ready to take a violent stand. they came armed and tightly packed themselves and with no regard of course for social distancing. this mob may look familiar to you. confederate battle flags, mega a
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hats, just like the insurrection is who invaded this chamber on effectively a state-level dress rehearsal for the seizure of the u.s. capitol that trump incited on january 6. it was a preview of the insurrection. his response to these events was strikingly similar. following the arm siege in lansing, president trump refused to condemn the attacks on the michigan capital or denounce the violin lawbreakers. instead, he did just the opposite. he upheld the righteousness of his violent followers caused, and he put pressure on the victim of the attack to listen to his supporters. the day after the mob attacked and lansing, trump told
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governor whitmer to negotiate with extremist, tweeting that the governor should just "give a little" to the violent men who had stormed the capital capitol, threatening not only the stability of the michigan government, but her own life. as you can see, he tweeted "the governor of michigan should give a little and put out the fire. these are very good people, but they are angry. they want their lives back again safely. see them, talk to them, make a deal." the president says heavily armed extremists carrying confederate battle flag and pushing past bullies to overtake the michigan state house chamber are very good people and just negotiate with them. it's clear he doesn't think that they are at fault in any way at all. but april 30th wasn't the only time trump supporter's stormed the michigan capitol. emboldened by his praise and his encouragement and support, they
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escalated again. governor whitmer refused to capitulate to the president's demand to negotiate with them. two weeks later, on may 14, trump's mob again the state capitol. this time, as you can see, one man brought a doll with a noose around the neck, foreshadowing the large gallows erected outside of this building on january 6, as the crowd chanted, and i can still hear the words ringing in my ear, "hang in mike pence, hang in mike pence." even after they stormed the capital, trunk continue to a sailor in public. at a rally in michigan on september 10, he said "she doesn't have a clue about reopening her own state." then, on october 8th, the consequences of the president's incitement to violence were revealed to the whole world.
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look at this. 13 men were arrested by the fbi for plotting to storm the michigan state capitol building, launch a civil war, kidnapped governor whitmer, transport her to wisconsin, and then try to execute her. this was an assassination conspiracy. kidnapping conspiracy if you're like at the language they use. the fbi reported that one of the conspirators that he needed "200 men to storm the capitol building and take hostages, including the governor." he called it a "snatch and grab," "grab the f-ing governor." the plot was well organized, just like the one what that was coming on january 6. the men in michigan even considered building molotov cocktails to disarm police vehicles in an attempt to destroy their ieds, something
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that actually happened here on january 6. place authorities arrested extremists who had weapons and materials to build explosive devices, including one man found with an assault rifle and enough materials to make 11 molotov cocktails. on september 17, 1 of the conspiracy theorist posted "when the time comes, there will be no need to strike fear through presence. the fear will be manifested through bullets." and what did donald trump do as president of the united states to defend one of our nation's governors against applauded kidnapping by violent insurrection is? did he publicly condemn violent domestic extremists who help and plan to launch a civil war? in america. no, not at all. he further inflamed them by continuing to attack the governor, who was the object of
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their hatred in this kidnapping conspiracy. the very night this conspiracy became public, and governor whitmer learned that there were 13 men who were planning to kidnap and likely kill her, trump did not condemn the violence. he did not criticize the extremist. he didn't even check on governor whitmer safety. he chose to vilify governor whitmer again. and then, amazingly, took credit for foiling the plot against her, demanding her gratitude. and then he quickly of course change the subject to antifa. he tweeted "governor whitmer has done a terrible job." he demanded that she thanked him for the law enforcement operation that had foiled the kidnapping conspiracy that had been encouraged by his rhetoric. on october 17, a little over a week after these people were arrested for preparing to kidnap
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gretchen whitmer, trump riled up a boisterous crowd in muskegon with more personal attacks, driving the crowd to chant "lock her up, lock her up." he had now seen that some of his followers were planning orchestrated attacks with deadly weapons and willing bodies to storm the state capitol building and to attack his perceived political enemies, so with the crowd chance of "lock her up," he pivoted. he told her they could entrust the governor to administer fair elections in michigan. he used a crowd that he knew would readily engage in violence to prepare his followers for his next and of course it is paramount political objective, claiming the election was stolen, and inciting insurrectionary action. and he did it again on
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october 27th during a pre-election rally speech in lansing michigan where the capitol had been storms. trump openly joked with the crowd about critics saying his words had provoked to the violent plot against governor whitmer. check it out. it's telling. >> we got i got her out. i don't think she likes me very much. [crowd chanting: lock her up] >> see, i don't comment on that, because every time if i make just a little bit, they say the president led them. i don't have to lead you. they say the president said your governor and her husband have abused our system. the only man allowed to go
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sailing as her husband. no, your governor -- i don't think she likes me too much. hey, hey, hey. i am the one -- it was our people that helped her out with her problem. right? people are entitled to say -- it was our people, my people, our people that helped her out. >> so, president trump offered them a little winking inside joke about his constant incitement of the mob and how much can actually be communicated by him with just a little nod. he presided over another rhythmic rendition of his trademark chant, "lock her up." then, the kidnapping conspiracy, deadly serious, he said he had drawn with a problem.
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maybe it was a problem. maybe it wasn't. maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn't. the president of the united states of america. he could not bring himself to publicly oppose the kidnapping and potential assassination conspiracy plot against a sitting governor of one of our 50 states? trump knew exactly what he was doing and inciting the january 6 mob. exactly. he had just seen how easily his words and actions inspire violence in michigan. he sent a clear message to his supporters. he encouraged planning and conspiracies to take over capitol buildings on threaten public officials who refused to bow down to his political will. is there any chance donald trump was surprised by the results of his own incitement?
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let's do what tom paine told us to do. use our common sense. the sense we have in common. if we don't draw the line here, what's next? what makes you think the nightmare with donald trump is over? if we let him get away with that, and then it comes to your state capital, what comes back here again, what are we going to say? they cast a harsh light on trump's obvious intent, obvious intent. it is unavoidable knowledge of the consequences of his incitement, the unavoidable knowledge of the consequences of his incitement and not clear ability of the violent harm that he unleashed on our people. and our republic. january 6th was not some unexpected radical break from his normal law-abiding and peaceful disposition. this was a state of mind.
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this was his essential m.o. he knew that he could guarantee his grip on power, his most extreme followers would show up bright and early, ready to attack, ready to engage in violence, ready to fight like hell for their hero, just like they answered his call in michigan. he has said over and over that his supporters are the most loyal that we have seen in our country's history. and you know that his most hard-core supporters were ready to direct violence and elected officials. indeed, to attack and lay siege to capitol building. he knew that they would be ready to heed his call to "stop the steel" to use violence to block
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the peaceful transfer of power in the united states. he knew that they were coming. he brought them here, and he welcomed them with open arms. "we hear you and love you" from the oval office. my dear colleagues, is there any political leader in this room who believes that if he is ever allowed by the senate to get back into the oval office, donald trump would stop inciting violence to get his way? when you bet the lives of more police officers on it? would you bet the safety of your family on it? would you bet the future of your democracy on that? president trump declared his conduct totally appropriate. so, he gets back into office, and it happens again, we will have no one to blame but ourselves.
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we will return not to tell you about president trump's total lack of remorse after the insurrection. >> good afternoon. my colleagues walk you through president trump's actions leading up to january 6th, and then the horrific events on january 6. and we saw both during the attacks as well as in the days after the attacks, not this was a president who show no remorse and took no accountability. in fact, quite the opposite. as presenter raskin showed you, he thought that it was "totally appropriate."
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the assertion that everyone thought donald trump's actions were totally appropriate, including people in this room, is of course untrue. it is also dangerous. and that's why members of congress and u.s. senators, former and current administration officials, state and local officials, all unequivocally concerned, what we witnessed with our own eyes, that donald trump's conduct was wrong. it was destructive. dishonorable. and un-american. president trump's lack of remorse and refusal to take accountability during the attack shows his state of mind. it shows that he intended the events of january 6 to happen. and when it did, he delighted in it. president trump's lack of remorse and refusal to take accountability after the attack poses its own unique and continuing danger.
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it sends a message that it is acceptable to you insight violent insurrection to overthrow the will of the people and not the president of the united states can do that and get away with it. that is why we have to hold president trump accountable. to send the message that it is never patriotic to incite a violent attack against our nation's capital. and that future presidents will now that they cannot follow in donald trump's footsteps and get away with it. so let's start with the day of the attack. on insurrection day, january 6, president trump did not once condemn the attack. not even once. even when he finally asked the violent extremist to go home, which was three hours after the attack began, he sends this
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video, and he ends it with "you're very special. we love you." that was his message to people who perpetrated this violent, gruesome attack. "we love you." and then two hours later, he tweets "remember this day forever. "this is not a man who showed remorse. but it's worse than that. after that tweet, it took him another full day to even condemn the attack itself. the very next day, president trump was eerily silent. and then at seven: 01:00 p.m., he releases a prerecorded video, and there, president trump, for the first time, nearly 30 hours after the attack began, acknowledges and condemns the violence and mayhem that
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occurred. he said the demonstrators defiled the seat of american democracy. he said that these demonstrators didn't represent this country. and that if they broke the law, they would pay. but even in that video, he says my lies. he says in the video that he immediately deployed national guard. that, again, is not true. the national guard was not deployed until over two hours after the attack began around 3:00 p.m. because of the late deployment, the national guard did not arrive until after 5:00 p.m. and when the guard was deployed, the pentagon had released a statement that showed -- and you saw the list, folks that were consulted before deploying the national guard. several people were on the list, including the vice president.
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president trump was not on the list. and you know, as a veteran, i find it deeply dishonorable that our commander in chief did not protect us and then later he tries to take credit for something he failed to do. shameful. also in the video, you know what he did not say. absent from that entire video was any actual acceptance of responsibility for his actions. absent from the video was a call to his most fervent supporters to never do this again. and here was his final message and not so called condemnation attack video. here is what he actually said. >> and followed by wonderful supporters, i know you're disappointed, but i also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.


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