Mon Jan 3rd, 2022 at 08:33:35 AM EST
In the world's leading democracy, subversive acts by states and Trump allies indicate the Jan. 6th insurrection is ongoing like a smoldering peat fire underground.
The book title should have been:
Jan. 6 committee prepares to go public as findings mount
While the fundamental facts of Jan. 6 are known, the committee says the extraordinary trove of material they have collected -- 35,000 pages of records so far, including texts, emails and phone records from people close to Trump -- is fleshing out critical details of the worst attack on the Capitol in two centuries, which played out on live television.
They hope to fill in the blanks about the preparations before the attack, the financing behind the Jan. 6 rally that preceded it and the extensive White House campaign to overturn the 2020 election. They are also investigating what Trump himself was doing as his supporters fought their way into the Capitol.
True accountability may be fleeting. Congressional investigations are not criminal cases and lawmakers cannot dole out punishments. Even as the committee works, Trump and his allies continue to push lies about election fraud while working to place similarly minded officials at all levels of state and local government.
"I think that the challenge that we face is that the attacks on our democracy are continuing -- they didn't come to an end on Jan. 6."
This won't stop the crazies and millions believing conspiracies ...