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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