“The Jan 6th. Attack: Before, During and After” Washington Post investigative report

This is a sort of Public Service Announcement that Americans needs to become familiar with, because for 187 minutes, (our nation’s) commander in chief stands back and allows an attack on a branch of the U.S. government. (instead he was a cheerleader for the insurrections) I do appreciate this was published a couple months ago but it’s as compelling today as it was then!

The Washington Post releases “The Attack: Before, During and After,” an investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and its aftermath

The three-part immersive series examines Jan. 6 and its fallout through audio, video, photography and revelatory new reporting.

By WashPostPR - October 31, 2021

The Washington Post today released a three-part investigation into the forces that led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and the growing distrust in America’s elections that has spread in its aftermath. “The Attack: Before, During and After” reveals through new reporting how law enforcement officials failed to heed warnings of impending violence in Washington, documents the bloody consequences of President Donald Trump’s inaction during the siege and shows how a deep distrust of the voting process has taken root across the country.

“An event of the magnitude of the Capitol attack demands deep and revelatory reporting,” said Matea Gold, national political enterprise and investigations editor. “This newsroom-wide collaboration provides our readers with a definitive account of Jan. 6 and its lasting impact on American democracy.”

“The Attack: Before, During and After” lays out striking new details about the cascade of warnings law enforcement officials received before Jan. 6 and uses social media posts, text messages, videos and photographs to show how Trump radicalized his supporters and mobilized them to action. The project also features voicemails of threats made against election officials around the country, and includes intimate reporting about six individuals whose lives were affected by Jan. 6.

“Presidents are not kings, and the plaintiff is not president.”

These were the words of a U.S. Federal judge rejecting former President Donald Trump’s request to withhold records about the January 6th insurrection. The ruling will give a bipartisan house committee access to hundreds of pages of documents from the Trump White House. The committee also has issued 10 new subpoenas to former Trump officials.
The Washington Post has conducted its own extensive investigation called “The Attack: Before, During and After.” It included more than 75 journalists and interviews with over 230 people. Here is Michel Martin speaking with Post reporters Amy Gardner and Aaron Davis about the cascade of warnings received before January 6th.

Originally aired on November 10, 2021.

Guess one reason I posted that was because I listened to an uplifting news report.
Apparently enough attention has been put on the Republican’s shameless, winning is everything, totalitarian gerrymandering strategy, that certain people have been waking up and taken up the battle for saving what we can of our democracy and apparently doing a bit more winning than losing.

So public education has become a bigger imperative than ever as we approach perhaps the most ominous and far reaching American election since Abraham Lincoln.

Kelly Burton, president of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, talks about the effort to ensure fair voting district maps against Republicans keen to use redistricting to secure election outcomes.


Back to the main course, here’s a link to an audible version of the report:

Understand the U.S. Capitol Riot

On Jan. 6, 2021, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

What should the Dems do about this and the next one that is definitely coming?

The shift, going back to at least the Reagan years, away from quality education is also a big factor. When people don’t have rudimentary skills to determine what is true or not, demagogues step right in.