Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) complained on Tuesday that the investigation of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol could cause "someone like me to be killed."
While appearing on Real America's Voice with host Steve Bannon, Greene insisted that independent voters are "turning" to the Republican Party.
"But they need to look harder," she said. "Because BlueAnon, the dangerous media, the Democrat media that is so divisive and would do anything to cause someone like me to be killed or someone like you, Steve, to be killed because of the Democrat lies about us and about January 6."
"You see, they're the real problem in the country," the lawmaker continued. "They are telling terrible things about us, things that are not true. And things about other Republicans that are not true and innocent people that were at the Capitol on January 6."
Greene went on to accuse Democrats of waging a "communist revolution" with the protests that occurred following the death of George Floyd in 2020.
"Whereas January 6 was just a riot at the Capitol," she stated. "And if you think about what our Declaration of Independence says, it says to overthrow tyrants. So there's a clear difference between January 6 and the Marxist/communist revolution that Antifa/BLM/Democrat [sic] ground troops waged on the American people in 2020."
"All they want to talk about is the riot on January 6 and I'm fed up with it," Greene concluded. "I'm sick of it and I'm tired of their lies."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
Two men went on trial on Tuesday over the 2018 murder of an elderly Jewish woman that provoked protests and alarm in France about anti-Semitic crime.
President Emmanuel Macron attended the funeral of the Holocaust survivor who escaped a notorious 1942 roundup of more than 13,000 Jews in Paris by fleeing with her mother to Portugal when she was nine years old.
Two men have been charged with her killing, a 25-year-old homeless man with psychiatric problems and the 31-year-old son of one of Kroll's neighbors.
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The pair, who met in prison and have past convictions for theft and violence, both deny killing the frail and immobile grandmother and each blames the other for her death.
"We will need a miracle for the truth to come out of their mouths," Gilles-William Goldnadel, a lawyer acting for Knoll's family, told reporters as he entered the court, adding that it was a case of "anti-Semitism motivated by financial gain."
Prosecutors are treating the murder as an anti-Semitic hate crime because one of the men said he had overheard the other "talking about Jews' money and their wealth" and that he shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") while stabbing her.
The investigation had also shown one of the suspects, named as Yacine Mihoub, had an "ambivalent" attitude towards Islamic extremism, prosecutors claim.
"They're monsters," Knoll's son, Daniel Knoll, told reporters on Tuesday. "We are expecting a very severe verdict."
Both Mihoub, 31, and co-accused Alex Carrimbacus, 25, were present in court or the trial which is due to last until November 10.
'Murdered because Jewish'
The murder was the latest in a series of attacks that have horrified France's 500,000-strong Jewish community and exacerbated concern about how rising Islamic extremism is fueing anti-Semitism.
An estimated 30,000 people took part in a silent march in her memory in March 2018 that was attended by government ministers and the heads of France's political parties.
One of the organizers, Sabrina Moise, said at that the time that while she "loves France" she felt it was "no longer safe for Jews because of galloping anti-Semitism."
In 2012, Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah shot dead three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in the southwestern city of Toulouse.
Three years later, a gunman killed four people in a hostage-taking at a Jewish supermarket in the French capital.
And in 2017, an Orthodox Jewish woman in her sixties, Sarah Halimi, was thrown out of the window of her Paris flat by a neighbor shouting "Allahu Akhbar".
France's highest court ruled in April that the killer, Kobili Traore, was not criminally responsible for crime after succumbing to a "delirious fit" under the influence of drugs and could not go on trial.
That ruling infuriated the victim's family as well as Jewish groups, and prompted Macron to urge a change in French law to ensure people face responsibility for violent crimes while under the influence of drugs.
It also prompted protests in France and also Israel.
Speaking about Knoll, Macron had said her killer "murdered an innocent and vulnerable woman because she was Jewish and in doing so had sullied our most sacred values and our memory."
According to a column by technology company expert Chuck Jones for Forbes, Donald Trump's highly publicized foray into social media "Truth Social" not only has major hurdles to clear when it launches but could be crippled if he runs afoul of the existing technology companies whose help he will need.
Reviewing the 22-page proposal published by Trump's Technology Media & Technology Group, Jones spotted multiple red flags that should alarm investors who have been driving up the fledgling company's valuation.
As the journalist notes, Trump wants his technology company to be on par with the big companies, but he is about to find out he will have to play by their rules.
Pointing out that app for the yet-to-be-launched social media platform is available for pre-order from Apple, with Google Play likely to follow, acceptance by those two is also contingent upon following their terms of service.
As Jones wrote, "On slide 8 TMTG has a high-level timeline of U.S. media from newspapers, radio, cable television and social media from the 1790's to 2021. As can be seen on the timeline it includes when Parler, a conservative social media app, was removed from Apple's and Google's stores. Trump's TMTG Truth could very suffer the same demise if it winds up violating the platform's terms of service."
As the Telegraph reported after the Jan 6th Capitol riot, Parler -- an alternative for Trump fans -- was dropped by both Apple and Google Play over accusations they had become an "ongoing and urgent public safety threat." Similar accusations about content and postings by his "Truth Social" users could mean Trump's site would suffer the same economic crippling fate.
Add to that, will be the need for infrastructure to handle a massive surge of Trump fans who sign up and immediately begin commenting and posting information.
"Creating a large, scalable and reliable technology platform takes time, commitment and hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars," Jones explained. "Large technology teams have to be hired and retained along with a tremendous number of servers to store and distribute content. Usually a start-up will lean on Amazon's AWS or Microsoft's Azure to provide this service in the short-term and potentially longer-term. However, just because the hardware portion is outsourced doesn't mean TMTG won't need a large and skillful technology team."
He then warned, "What happens if these companies deem that the content on the servers doesn't comply with their terms of service? It will be extremely difficult for TMTG to build a large enough organization in a short timeframe to support its offerings and therefore the stock price."
Jones also added that TMTG is boasting that it will compete with companies like Netflix and Disney+ when it comes to content as a come-on to subscribers; a claim the journalist dismissed out of hand.
"The company appears to want to create a subscription model such as Netflix and Disney+ but with traditional cable or television network offerings," he wrote before adding, "Netflix and Disney+ have created huge content libraries over multiple years, if not decades, and licensed them in the case of Netflix, which cost and continue to cost billions of dollars on annual basis. If TMTG wants to create this kind of content it will either have to raise a lot more equity or take on hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars, in debt like Netflix has done."
You can read the entire analysis here.
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