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10:55 AM ET, January 14, 2021

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Washington Post:
Trump is isolated and angry at aides for failing to defend him as he is impeached again  —  When Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president ever impeached twice in a bipartisan rebuke, he did so as a leader increasingly isolated, sullen and vengeful.
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New York Times:
Under Heavy Pressure, Trump Releases Video Condemning Capitol Siege  —  The video was made public after President Trump was impeached a second time and after he told his followers in the hours following the riot a week ago that “we love you.”  —  Under heavy pressure from his advisers …
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump Rants in Near-Empty White House: I'll ‘Never’ Say Biden Won  —  While the president rages at his second impeachment, his staff has lost the will to fight.  —  Late afternoon on Wednesday, President Donald Trump made history, yet again.  For his role in instigating …
Christopher Vondracek / INFORUM:
South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds says Trump could be criminally prosecuted for his role in the ‘insurrection’  —  U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, joined a growing bipartisan chorus repudiating President Donald Trump's role in inciting a mob that invaded the Capitol a week ago.
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Joshua Jamerson / Wall Street Journal:
Republican Voters Stick by Trump as Some Lawmakers Seek Distance  —  GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina oppose impeachment while criticizing president  —  MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—Republican elected officials who have criticized President Trump following a mob attack …
Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Republicans are falling into an impeachment trap
Axios:
It's still Trump's party
Discussion: Opinion Today
Matthew Continetti / National Review:
Try Him Now  —  One week after he fomented a mob that stormed the Capitol …
Ben Shapiro / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The real reason most Republicans opposed impeachment  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Howdy from Nashville, y'all!  I'm BEN SHAPIRO, and I host the conservative podcast and radio show “The Ben Shapiro Show”; I'm also editor emeritus of the Daily Wire, husband to a medical doctor …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans Oppose Impeachment Because It Makes Them Look Pro-Riot  —  The spectacle of a pro-Trump mob sacking the Capitol in an attempt to cancel the election result was so revolting that even the president's most devoted sycophants felt compelled to denounce it.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Harold N. Bornstein, Trump's Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73  —  He attested that Trump would be the ‘healthiest president ever,’ but was later expelled from the Trump orbit.  —  Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, who for a time was President Donald J. Trump's personal physician and who had attested …
John C. Eastman / The American Mind:
John Eastman's Statement on His Retirement from Chapman University's Fowler School of Law  —  In recent days John Eastman has been the subject of many defamatory and scurrilous attacks regarding his actions as an advisor and attorney for President Donald Trump.
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Amstevens / Chapman Newsroom:
Statement from the Office of the President … “After discussions over the course of the last week, Dr. John Eastman and Chapman University have reached an agreement pursuant to which he will retire from Chapman, effective immediately.  Dr. Eastman's departure closes this challenging chapter …
Washington Post:
Entire National Mall to close on Inauguration Day  —  The entire National Mall will be closed for Inauguration Day, only accessible by media and security personnel, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security issues.
Stephen I. Vladeck / New York Times:
Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President  —  He is the poster child for why such accountability is not just constitutionally permissible but necessary.  —  Yesterday's vote by the House of Representatives to impeach President Trump (again) came notwithstanding objections from Republicans that such a move is unnecessary.
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Tom Nichols / USA Today:
Trump impeachment: No unity until his morally bankrupt defenders get over him and repent
Ann Coulter:
Most Disloyal Man in History Finally Finds a Cause Worth Fighting For  —  Why, in the last 12 days of his presidency, did Donald Trump suddenly become the authoritarian of liberal fantasies?  He sure wasn't an authoritarian for the past four years — he was a spineless wonder.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Election deniers in state Senate stripped of chairmanships
Discussion: The Hill
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Preordained Coda to a Presidency  —  The impeachment of President Trump for a second time — in a Capitol ringed by troops — seemed like the almost inevitable culmination of four years that left the nation fractured, angry and losing its sense of self.  —  WASHINGTON — Not since …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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ProPublica:
“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years  —  Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001.  Some of those former officers now say it's no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Feds Charge 2 Trump-Loving Cops Who Took A Selfie During Attack On U.S. Capitol  —  Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker took a photograph of themselves during an insurrection and bragged about their exploits on social media.  —  Federal authorities have arrested and charged two Virginia police officers …
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Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
ICE's Latest Leader Has Resigned After Just Two Weeks On The Job  —  The acting leader of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement abruptly resigned on Wednesday, just two weeks into the job after the agency's previous director also stepped down unexpectedly in December, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
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Garrett M. Graff / Politico:   The Gutted, ‘Unnerving’ State of the Agencies Supposed to Keep the U.S. Safe
New York Times:
F.B.I. Urges Police Chiefs Across U.S. to Be on High Alert for Threats  —  A joint intelligence bulletin warned that the deadly breach at the Capitol would be a “significant driver of violence” ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Abram Brown / Forbes:
Meet The Billionaires Behind Signal And Telegram, Two New Online Homes For Angry Conservatives  —  In 2018, Brian Acton, the billionaire WhatsApp cofounder, committed several fateful actions.  He had quit Facebook a few months earlier, and in March, he took his rift with the company public …
Discussion: Fortune
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Associated Press:
Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
The left's bare-faced hypocrisy  —  What a difference a week makes.  On Wednesday, we discovered that House Democrats actually support police.  They are against mob violence.  They believe in law and order.  They believe in harsh punishment for rule breakers.  They believe in accountability.
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Washington Post:
Democrats demand investigation of whether Republicans in Congress aided Capitol rioters
Joe Patrice / Above the Law:
Rudy Giuliani Blames ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Accidentally Inciting Violent Insurrection  —  And he seems to think the HBO show was a documentary, so there's that.  —  There's a colorable argument that Donald Trump's speech before his followers launched a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol …
Emmanuel Felton / BuzzFeed News:
Capitol Police Officers Say They Wouldn't Be Surprised If Members Of Congress Helped Plan The Attack  —  After seeing one of their colleagues killed last Wednesday, Capitol Police officers are angry that Republican members of Congress refuse to submit to the security changes put in place since then …
Elizabeth Thompson / Dallas Morning News:
Dan Crenshaw votes by proxy against impeachment, despite his prior criticism of remote voting as ‘cowardly’  —  The Houston representative was not present at the vote for ‘personal reasons,’ according to a spokesman.  —  Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Houston voted against the impeachment …
New York Times:
Amid Riot Chaos, Some National Security Leaders Are Absent From View  —  The Trump administration's response to the attack, incited by the president, has lacked broad reassurances to a country on edge.  —  WASHINGTON — Amid the sea of troubling facts, arrests and iconic images that have emerged …
New York Times:
A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point  —  Rep. Lauren Boebert represents an increasingly clamorous faction of the party that carries Mr. Trump's anti-establishment message and is ready to break all norms in doing so.  —  WASHINGTON — As lawmakers entered the Capitol …
Scott Wartman / Cincinnati.com:
‘I support him more than I ever did.’ Loyal Trump supporters in suburban Cincinnati gather to relive Jan. 6 rally that turned violent  —  A few hours after President Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection Wednesday, a group of Republicans gathered at a suburban Cincinnati movie theater.
 
 
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