The organizers of Jan. 6th had help from Mark Meadows, Marjorie Greene Paul Gosar, Lauren Boebert & Mo Brooks. We caught members of Congress trying to overturn our election in a failed coup attempt. #ArrestThemAll
Heather Cox Richardson | Letters from an American
October 24, 2021
I had planned to post a picture tonight, but this evening Rolling Stone dropped an exclusive, blockbuster story from reporter Hunter Walker that demands attention.
The story says that two sources who are talking to the January 6th committee about planning the January rallies in Washington, D.C., have talked to Rolling Stone as well. They say they worked with congressional lawmakers and White House officials to plan rallies both in Washington, D.C., and around the country. They deny that they intended to storm the Capitol and imply they got used, which points to the sources being from within Women for America First, the organization that sponsored a bus tour and rallies around the country before heading to Washington for January 6.
They allegedly named Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), as people with whom they planned. They also claim that Gosar promised them a blanket presidential pardon, although they do not say for what.
From the White House team, they singled out then–chief of staff Mark Meadows. “Meadows was 100 percent made aware of what was going on,” one of the sources said.
Katrina Pierson was a key figure in both accounts. She was on Trump’s campaign teams in 2016 and 2020, and worked with the organizers of the rallies before the mob stormed the Capitol.
One of those talking to Rolling Stone said: “It’s clear that a lot of bad actors set out to cause chaos…. They made us all look like s**t.” This person included Trump on their list of bad actors and described feeling used by him and then abandoned. “I’m actually pretty pissed about it and I’m pissed at him.”
Nick Dyer, who is communications director for Greene, said the congresswoman was only involved in planning to refuse to accept certified ballots, nothing more. He tried to compare Greene’s actions with those of Democrats who objected to Donald Trump’s 2016 win, and said that no one cares about the events of January 6 amongst what he suggests is the disaster of the Biden presidency.
No other spokespeople for the lawmakers involved answered requests for comment.
Between this, and the stories that continue to drop about Facebook, and the infrastructure bill, and voting rights measures… it seems likely to be a big week in Washington.
The death has occurred of Clare musician, broadcaster and producer Tony MacMahon, who has died aged 82.
By Pat Flynn
Button accordion master Mr MacMahon, a renowned accordion player, was born in Inis on April 18th 1939.
He presented and produced traditional music programmes for RTÉ including The Pure Drop, The Green Linnet and The Long Note. He made many recordings as a soloist and with many well-known musicians including Noel Hill.
President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to then late Mr MacMahon.
President Higgins said: “It is with great sadness that the music community will have heard of the passing of Tony McMahon, one of Ireland’s iconic presences among musicians.
Tony brought to performance in so many forms, places and venues the talent of a maestro. To hear him play Port Na bPúcai, for example, was to feel transported into another world. His commitment to traditional music and to the friendship of his fellow musicians was full of integrity.
On behalf of Sabina and myself, agus mar Uachtarán na hÉireann on behalf of the people of Ireland, may I send my deepest condolences to Tony’s family and friends, and to the wider music community at home and abroad.
East Clare musician Martin Hayes described Tony MacMahon as a “giant” of traditional music and an inspiration while radio presenter and musician Kieran Hanrahan said he was “an iconic figure in traditional music and greatly admired. A beautiful stylist on the accordion. As presenter/producer in RTÉ he provided a national platform for many musicians and singers.”
The Late Late Show pays tribute to Chieftains’ founder Paddy Moloney and bid farewell to a most remarkable figure in Irish music.