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'How is this idiot in Congress?' MTG slammed over claim FBI 'set up honeypots' for Jan. 6 rioters
United States Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) says rioters were forced to "commit crimes" during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The GOP congresswoman made the false claim during the latest episode of her Battleground podcast Wednesday.
Former GOP prosecutor Ron Filipkowski shared a clip of the episode via Twitter, writing, Marge has a theory on 'what really happened on J6.' She says the FBI 'set up honeypots and traps to draw people in and take part in making these people commit crimes, and then framing these people to set up a narrative against a president.'
The hard-right lawmaker said, "You see this should never happen. The federal government should never be weaponized against the people and "set up honeypots and traps to draw people in and take part in making these people commit crimes, and then framing the people to set up a narrative against a president? It's wrong. And I believe that's what happened on January 6."
On the one year anniversary of the insurrection last year, PBS News Hour reported leading up to the attack, "Trump repeated the lie that the election was stolen, urging his supporters to march to the Capitol and fight."
Twitter users erupted over the MAGA lawmaker's false claims.
Cathy Coleman: "Good grief - that was some darn big honey pot - making adults commit crimes against the United States - I think Marj just runs her mouth without thinking - likely someone gives her talking points & she just can't deliver them correctly & improvises..."
@LebergerDavid: "Once a QAnon, always a QAnon!"
Jonathan Greenberg: "Keep talking MAGA thug!"
@lachevron: "Yeah, Marge might be a conspiracy theorist, but even she doesn't believe it. Because she was there and she was involved. She says this because she has no qualms about bold-faced lies."
Ron Shillman: "People are saying: Trump told them to come to DC, so they did. Trump told them to go to the Capitol, so they did. Trump told them to 'fight like hell or you're not going to have a country anymore' so they did that, too. It's all on tape."
@mikeysmom04: "Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!' Trump wrote."
@_IAmCrypto: "JFC, how is this idiot in congress?"
@Cosmic_Lion: "I guess she keeps forgetting we watched the whole thing live."
@R_JonAnderson: "Or — hear me out — a bunch of fanatical supporters of TFG got carried away and committed crimes on live tv, aided and abetted by elected officials who are — even now — trying to push the blame away from themselves."
@UROCKlive1: "She might actually be dumb enough to believe this, but it's also possible she just made it up and knows she's lying."
Trump's loose-lipped lawyers overheard spilling secrets in a restaurant: report
The internal frustrations within Donald Trump's legal team started almost immediately after the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago last year, and they spilled into public view not long afterward.
Federal investigators seized 101 classified materials from the former president's private residence in August, and his four-person legal team at the time -- Jim Trusty, Evan Corcoran, Chris Kise and Lindsey Halligan -- worked together to persuade U.S. district court judge Aileen Cannon to grant a special master, but cracks soon emerged, reported The Guardian.
"But Trusty, who played a leading role in the special master litigation, was already frustrated with how things were going," reported Hugo Lowell for the newspaper. "Trusty’s private frame of mind emerged over dinner with Halligan and Corcoran at the five-star Breakers hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida, hours after the special master court hearing.
"The conversation was overheard by this Guardian reporter who happened to be sitting at the table next to them."
Trusty was frustrated that Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn was making the attorneys run legal decisions through him, even though he didn't consider him to be a trial lawyer, and Trusty didn't like that Epshteyn seemed to focus more on Trump's public-relations problems than legal issues.
Lowell then overheard the attorney rip Epshteyn for trying to "troubleshoot" legal problems instead of letting him candidly brief his own client himself, which he compared to "'Game of Thrones' nonsense," and Trusty and Parlatore agreed several weeks later, after the Justice Department told them they believed Trump still had classified documents, that Epshteyn improperly inserted himself into their work.
"The pair chafed that when they spoke to Trump on the phone, Epshteyn was typically also on the line," Lowell reported. "At other times, they sniped that Epshteyn would give overly rosy outlooks to Trump and, in March, traveled to Mar-a-Lago to seek Trump’s permission to exclude him from future deliberations."
There won't be any rainbow flags outside the city hall of Redlands, California, this Pride month.
Councilmembers voted in May to outlaw the flying of the flag outside the building, arguing by 3-2 votes that the flying of the flag has been a violation of the town's longstanding flag policy, KTLA reported.
“To roll this back, especially after flying it for the past two years, sends a horrifying message to the community,” one woman argued during a council meeting.
The Redlands City Council was being asked to amend the policy, which outlaws any non-official flag, before Pride Month began.
But Redlands Mayor Eddie Tejeda said, “It is my opinion that if we adopt changes to our flag policy, that we do so at our own risk … In this case, it will demonstrate favor of one group over others.
“For these reasons, I will change my vote and not support changing our flag policy.”
“I knew that I was gay in elementary school so, for me, seeing that (flag) as a little kid, growing up here I would be like … okay, there’s a space for me,” said Redlands native Courtney Kidd.
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