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Congress asks tech companies for Jan 6 records

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK

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Time for a diversion!

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Spineless, two-faced McCarthy scared of a few receipts????!!!

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Time for a diversion!

Perfect timing, at this point, not going to help the left.

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the violent mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters who stormed the building that day and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.

And from my perspctive it was a violent mob of Trump supporters that tried but failed to steal the election for their cult leader 45.

Not surprising that Trump's QGOP followers and their media continue to claim it was all peaceful, that if there was some violence it was probably from BLM or Antifa supporters.

But blaming BLM is typical of Trump's white nationalist followers, recall QGOP Senator Johnson from Wisconsin said he wasn't afraid while the mob was rampaging because the mob was mostly white folks.

And it's true it was mostly white folks spraying bear spray at security and attacking police with flag poles, while also looking for people to lynch, while some showed they were indeed Trash by defecating in offices.

Try them, Lock them all up if they're convicted, but first find their leaders and any that lied to and urged their followers on.

Didn't Trump say he'd march with the mob he'd just incited, or was that just one more Trump Big Lie, instead he went to celebrate with his richer supporters and watch TV as goons, most who'd never served in the military but clad in military gear, attacked the capitol.

Later Trump used his infamous "I'm not responsible for that' excuse, which he also used to dodge responsibility for the millions of Americans sickened and killed by Covid, during his reign

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All the news that I see has been the GOP going on the record of threaten Telecommunication companies because they do not want to be caught conspiring with Trump to overthrow a legally, democratically and fairly elected government.

Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene Threaten Telecoms Not To Give Data to 1/6 Committee

https://www.newsweek.com/kevin-mccarthy-marjorie-taylor-greene-threaten-telecoms-not-give-data-1-6-committee-1624820

I wonder the entire nation would like the GOP if they took away their cellphone and internet service.

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Look at that picture. A picture of country on the brick of total collapse.

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Perfect timing, at this point, not going to help the left.

Diversion? no. Investigation and oversight? Yes.

He also said that if the companies turn over private information they “are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States.”

Why does totally innocent Kevin seem so afraid of a lawfully ordered subpoena? Does he not know that companies have brigades of lawyers that would protect their interests in the case that an unlawful subpoena were issued?

It is unclear what federal law the companies would be violating and how they would be subject to losing their ability to operate. McCarthy’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

There is no federal law they'd be violating. McCarthy is an authoritarian wannabe trying to strongarm corporations.

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Would McCarthy have to explain those conversations with Trump that he keeps forgetting he had but the media keeps reminding us about?

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Soon getting worse than Gestapo, KGB and CCP altogether. What’s going on in that country? You still don’t know what that will develop into?

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The records will just reveal that our dear former president had very innocent conversations with his fellow not-so courageous leaders about encouraging an extremist mob into attacking the Capitol and trying to assassinate the VP.

This is so common all over the world that it's not even worth considering .

Which president hasn't goaded mobs into attacking the government, tell me!

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Apparently that fine man, gym jordan cried on the phone when talking to the wonderful ex-president, gaetz was in tears and mccarthy was using the fine language of sailors.

That's an everyday occurrence in the GOP, what is special about it.

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The letters request that the companies “preserve metadata, subscriber information, technical usage information, and content of communications for the listed individuals” from April 2020 to Jan 31, 2021.

Oh no Dem congress overreach there at alllll.....lots of juicy things to leak unrelated to any of this, Im sure.

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Oh no Dem congress overreach there at alllll.....lots of juicy things to leak unrelated to any of this, Im sure.

"I hate investigating crimes" - a Law and Order Republican.

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there was nothing in April 2020 related to this event.

Its simply a grab for political attack material that can be leaked to the media to influence the elections.

"I hate investigating crimes" - a Law and Order Republican.

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there was nothing in April 2020 related to this event.

Its simply a grab for political attack material that can be leaked to the media to influence the elections.

"I hate investigating crimes" - a Law and Order Republican.

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Its simply a grab for political attack material that can be leaked to the media to influence the elections.

Exactly. That’s all there is to it.

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Oh no, the traitorous Republicans are upset

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When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

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uh huh. so how can a legislative body demand personal communications of private citizens and opposition lawmakers not under criminal charges for up to 8 months prior to something happening?

thats fine, when Republicans take over, they can get all the Biden and crew communications back to pre election days.

Precedent.

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uh huh. so how can a legislative body demand personal communications of private citizens and opposition lawmakers not under criminal charges for up to 8 months prior to something happening?

You're going to lose it when you learn about how investigations and planning work.

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Of course the requests for info from the Congress are unprecedented. The storming of the Capitol by right-wing extremists was unprecedented also.

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uh huh. so how can a legislative body demand personal communications of private citizens and opposition lawmakers not under criminal charges for up to 8 months prior to something happening?

Easy. It's called a subpoena. Members of congress aren't private citizens. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/congress-can-subpoena-its-own-members/619888/

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Looks like times up for the paranoid schizophrenic Qanon terrorists!

Better microwave your phones before the lizard people get them!

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thats fine, when Republicans take over, they can get all the Biden and crew communications back to pre election days.

Precedent.

Other than a prison cell, the republicans are unlikely to take over anything!

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But private citizens are. Which is why I also mentioned them in the same sentence.

Members of congress aren't private citizens.

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Just look at the Law and Order, no big government, we protect business Republicans flip...

"We don't want accountability and transparency when it makes us look like liars and could implicate us in an insurrection"....

"We'll bring these private companies to task and regulate them out of business"....

Did you see Jim Jordan "hummana....hummana" when asked if he talked to Trump on Jan 6th before or after the mob attacked? Having memory problems Jim?

McCarthy will do anything to keep his "Do something your Moron" screaming match with Trump secret...

How many of these Repubs are caught on tape saying; "yes, Mr President, we'll meet them at the doors and let them in"....

Just like Nixon, the tapes will shock Americans and bring their downfall....

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It's probably the end of the line for extremists like Marjorie Tailor Green. If there is anyone who would be on the phone to groups like the Proud Boys during the attacks, it will be her.

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--Its simply a grab for political attack material that can be leaked to the media to influence the elections.

Exactly. That’s all there is to it.

Trump cultists believe that since their own actions are done in bad faith, everybody else's must be also. Or maybe they just pretend this must be so. Goody-good "high minded" libs just piss them off.

In any case, it's a cynical, nihilistic worldview.

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There is no need to protect the privacy of insurrectionists.

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Oh yes, there WILL be a reckoning.

And all you people in that picture? You're going to jail for various lengths of time. The FBI knows who you are, they will discover and prove what you did. You WILL be held accountable.

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Maybe, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, will employ them.

It could be many are Floridians who could get their Trump to hire them at one of his properties.

But if they are US citizens Trump would not be able to pay them under the table like he does those he has illegally hired.

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I don't know why people aren't more annoyed at the police for just standing around watching them walk in. There's a video somewhere of a guy going up some police in riot gear not doing anything and asked them to stop but they didn't move, very weird

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And the usual… the so-called MSM are sitting on stories… sooner or later they’re going to have to come clean… how do you people know what they’re allegedly sitting on? Why not enlighten us with a) what those stories are, b) why the world’s mainstream media, which covers a wide variety of political opinion, much of which is against Biden, would do that, and c) what your sources are for this information?

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