Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance )

Garance Franke-Ruta

Bio Executive editor, @GENmag at @Medium. Previously @YahooNews, @TheAtlantic, @Washingtonpost. Now in NYC. Email: garance at medium dot com.
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Twitter Web App : NEW: The FBI is investigating a claim that a PA woman who rioted at the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop from Speaker Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to the Russians.

The FBI says she appears to have fled. More about this bizarre case: politico.com/news/2021/01/1…

Twitter Web App : Photos show that the woman, Riley Williams, was in the Capitol near Pelosis office during the riot.

A witness believed to be a former romantic interest said friends showed him a video of Williams discussing plans to sell device to Russian intel. politico.com/news/2021/01/1…

Twitter Web App : Imagine going back in time six years and saying the sentence: “Rudy Giuliani cannot represent President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial because he is a material witness to the events surrounding the storming of the Capitol”

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Twitter Web App : According to the FBI, what one of the arrested Capitol rioters said when asked, What’s next?

“Guns… The First Amendment didn’t work, we pull out the Second. ...No one wants to die for our rights, but that’s the only option that any person with a logical brain sees right now.”

Twitter Web App : In May, President Trump tweeted praise for Cowboys for Trump after the group posted a video of Couy Griffin telling a crowd, "The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." Griffin claimed he only meant the comment in a "political sense." huffpost.com/entry/trump-tw…

Twitter Web App : Couy Griffin, the founder of Cowboys for Trump who was arrested for taking part in the US Capitol riot, met with the president in the Oval Office in 2019.

Twitter Web App : Rep. Stephanie Murphy says she will introduce legislation to disqualify participants in the Capitol riot and members of the QAnon conspiracy movement from obtaining or maintaining a federal security clearance. bit.ly/3oTmnaH

Twitter Web App : CNN: Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say cnn.com/2021/01/17/pol…

iPhone : The two days of rallies the led to a Capitol siege were staged not by white nationalists and other extremists, but by well-funded and well-known conservative groups, such as the Republican Attorneys General Association and the Tea Party Patriots. washingtonpost.com/investigations…

Twitter Web App : WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials tell AP they fear possible inside attack at inauguration, will have National Guard troops vetted.

Twitter Web App : Isolated. Extremely online. In the middle of an experience that shook our way of life to the core, and made anything seem possible. twitter.com/michaelbd/stat…

Twitter Web App : Via the Mount Vernon Library, it dates back to the first lord of Wessyngton, in NE England, and took the contours we still display in WASHINGTON, D.C., by the middle of the 14th c. mountvernon.org/library/digita…

Twitter Web App : The stars & bars on the D.C. flag come straight from George Washington's family crest. twitter.com/existentialfis…

Twitter Web App : This defendant, an avowed white supremacist, wore his court-ordered ankle bracelet to Trump’s speech on the Ellipse and then to the Capitol on January 6th.

He told his probation officer he would be distributing bibles with the Gideons that day. justice.gov/opa/page/file/…

Twitter Web App : For anyone under the impression that Trump really believes his bullshit and is not just an opportunist

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Twitter Web App : “When the president tweets something like ‘Liberate Michigan’ … it incites people. it legitimizes actions to hurt us and that is not acceptable,” Michigan Gov. Whitmer says, drawing parallels between the US Capitol riot and the storming of Michigans Capitol.

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Twitter Web App : “QAnon grows on the wild misinterpretation of random data, presented in a suggestive fashion in a milieu designed to help the users come to the intended misunderstanding.” — Rabbit Rabbit link.medium.com/OIpoxCzCyab

Twitter Web App : This is an interesting thread, and tracks with what I've seen: Among QAnon women, lots of overlap between the stay-at-home mom / religious / MLM participant set, as well as the stay-at-home mom / New Age / wellness / MLM participant set. Isolated women seeking purpose & community twitter.com/laurenonthehil…