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Jul 14, 2021
Scott MacFarlane on Prosecuting the Insurrection
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Award-winning investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane talks with Ron Steslow about the most critical filings and pivotal moments in the Feds’ ever-growing case against the January 6 insurrectionists.


(00:00) Sounds of January 6, 2021


(02:48) Scott’s Survivor’s Remorse


(04:16) Where the insurrection investigation stands at this moment


(06:45) Three Percenters, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, oh my...


(09:14) The two “tiers” of defendants


(11:02) Corroborating conspiracy


(13:25) Defendants inside and outside the Capitol


(14:20) Who is saying what about the former President?


(17:37) Why aren’t we calling this “terrorism?”


(18:29) Insurrectionists’ hit list


(19:30) Hockey sticks, baseball bats, sharpened American flag poles, an axe, a knife, scissors, a tourniquet, pepper spray, chemical spray, bear spray, guns, brass knuckles, batons, pipes, zip ties, tasers, and stolen police riot shields


(20:51) “My client doesn’t understand how what he did is criminal”


(23:40) Three huge questions remain


(25:50) “The first big sentencing”


(28:00) Politicizing Ashli Babbitt 


(30:10) Why we can’t “just get past this and move on”


(31:50) Reporting facts in a post-truth political environment


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Ron Steslow: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow


Scott MacFarlane: https://twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews

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