The Jan. 6 committee hearings continued today with more evidence that Donald Trump's closest inner circle absolutely knew the anti-election hoaxes Trump was offering up weren't true—and with new evidence that Trump was siphoning off the cash he was collecting from supporters who believe his lies. The Senate's most comprehensive "gun reform" package in a very long time is getting some dim reviews for not actually reforming the "gun" part of the problem. And it's only been a few weeks since Uvalde, Texas, became the hometown for the newest of America's many, many school shootings, but already signs are appearing to suggest that Texas law enforcement officials are more invested in burying evidence than in answering the families’ questions.
In Idaho, the weekend arrest of 31 far-right extremists targeting an LGBT pride festival likely foiled a new mass casualty event. Fascists (and Republicans) had been targeting the event for weeks, and those arrested were in possession of a document outlining their plans for how their planned riot would unfold. Yes, they brought notes about their own criminal conspiracy. Of course they did.
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