When the January 6th attack on the Capitol resulted in the President losing his Twitter privileges, many of his followers simply moved to more secretive and obscure corners of the web. MSNBC’s host of “American Voices” Alicia Menendez speaks with NBC News law enforcement analyst Carmen Best and NBC News reporter Ben Collins to discuss where these people might be lurking…and what we can expect from them in the days to come.
Source: MSDNC, Right-wing extremism moves to the dark corners of internet after Capitol attack
Dramatic new video released by The New Yorker from the Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Hill shows rioters clashing with police and rummaging through the Senate floor while taking photos. The FBI is still looking for many of the rioters shown in videos from that day.
Source: MSDNC, New video shows rioters clashing with Capitol police, rummaging through Senate floor
The military and police departments across the country are investigating whether active-duty and retired service members participated in the Capitol riot. NBC News’ Janelle Griffith discusses her reporting on the rise of domestic extremism in law enforcement.
Source: MSDNC, Police officers, service members investigated for suspected involvement in Capitol riot
A Virginia man was arrested at a Washington checkpoint by the Capitol with an unauthorized inauguration pass, a gun and around 500 rounds of ammunition. The man described the situation to the Washington Post as “an honest mistake.”
Source: MSDNC, Armed man arrested at Capitol checkpoint with unauthorized pass, 500 rounds of ammo
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will officially resign from her Senate seat. Harris will be the first woman, the first Black American and the first South Asian American vice president. She will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
Source: MSDNC, Kamala Harris expected to resign from Senate Monday
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S. Virgin Islands) discusses her role as an impeachment manager for the second Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. On her plan to appeal to republican senators, Rep. Plaskett told NBC’s Joshua Johnson, “I have great confidence in all 100 of those Senators. I’m not going to be speaking to a select group or bringing one side over to the other.”
Source: MSDNC, Senate prepares for the second impeachment trial of President Trump
NBC News’ Ken Dilanian reports on the FBI investigation into whether foreign governments, organizations or individuals funded extremists who helped plan and execute the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Source: MSDNC, FBI investigating whether foreign groups funded extremists who executed Capitol attack
The U.S. government revealed in a court filing this week that hundreds of migrant children are still waiting to be reunited with their parents. MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff discusses the “driving force” behind Trump’s family separation policy and how Biden’s promises of accountability and immigration reform will play out in his first 10 days.
Source: MSDNC, Biden will sign executive order to reunite migrant families separated at the border
Rev. Al Sharpton delivers his final memo to President Donald Trump.
Source: MSDNC, Memo to Trump: “You failed to make America great again”
President-elect Joe Biden announced his nominations to his White House science team that would help “lead the way” on developing responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and worldwide technologies.
Source: MSDNC, Biden announces White House science team to ‘lead the way’ on critical research
Trump supporters and anti-government anarchists are planning Inauguration week protests, authorities say. Tiffany Cross and her panel of law enforcement experts discuss the ongoing threat.
Source: MSDNC, Ongoing threat from Trump supporters, anti-government anarchists analyzed by experts
At least 18 states are taking security precautions after the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6. NBC’s Frank Figliuzzi says we are looking at an “almost permanent urgency inside our country,” and that we are going to see an increased security presence for the “foreseeable future.”
Source: MSDNC, ‘This threat is not going away’: States brace for armed protests after U.S. Capitol attack
The Attorney General of New York Letitia James joins Ali Velshi to talk about her lawsuit against the NYPD for “years of [NYPD] using excessive force and making false arrests against New Yorkers, most recently during racial justice protests in 2020.” She says, “I will defend individuals right to peacefully protest in New York and beyond…this behavior has gone unchecked for a long period of time.”
Source: MSDNC, NY AG James on her lawsuit against NYPD: This behavior has gone unchecked
As DC officials are tightening security ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration, NBC’s Anna Schecter reports that extremists are “recalibrating and planning for January 20th” even though their preferred app to plan, Parler, was shut down. She tells Ali Velshi that these extremists have found a workaround: “Telegram was the app favored by ISIS and now it’s really the place for far-right extremists and conspiracy theorists.”
Source: MSDNC, Far-right extremists are now ‘recalibrating & planning’ on an app favored by ISIS
NBC’s Sahil Kapur reports on how the Senate will move forward with the impeachment trial of President Trump and how a conviction could come down to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s decision on how to vote.
Source: MSDNC, Trump conviction in Senate trial could come down to McConnell’s decision
Why is corporate America still donating money to climate change deniers?
Source: MSDNC, The Capitol riots highlighted corporations’ hypocrisy on climate denialism
Rachel Maddow points to a new report on features of military training recognized among the pro-Trump rioters in the Capitol.
Source: MSDNC, Signs of military training among rioting Trump mob raise concerns about capability
Rachel Maddow reports on the anger many governors are expressing at the Trump administration after an announcement of the release of more Covid-19 vaccine turned out to be false, and share highlights from President-elect Joe Biden’s new plan to get the stumbling vaccine program back on track.
Source: MSDNC, Governors outraged by more Trump admin vaccine supply lies; Biden unveils new plan
Trump supporter Mike Lindell, best known for selling ‘My Pillow’ on television, was seen at the White House on Friday and a Washington Post photographer caught the details of his notes which included thoughts on ‘martial law.’ Peter Baker of The New York Times reacts.
Source: MSDNC, Rpts: Trump talks 2020 conspiracies with the ‘My Pillow’ guy
Anand Giridharadas, publisher of The.Ink, says that what the country experienced last week is the chaos at the end of white supremacy. “This is not a launch party, this is a funeral for something. It is a funeral for white supremacy. It is a funeral for a kind of outdated, outmoded male power. It is a mourning for a time in which certain Americans could claim to be the default of America and not have to share.”
Source: MSDNC, The January 6 insurrection was a last gasp for white supremacy.
Glenn Kirschner and Frank Figliuzzi join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the latest on the Capitol invasion investigation. Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, says the units assigned to the investigation indicate it could involve members of Congress, and Figliuzzi, a former FBI official, says investigators may scrutinize Donald Trump’s inaction during the insurrection.
Source: MSDNC, Experts say Trump, Congress members could be targets of Capitol invasion investigation
In a special report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber traces the GOP’s hypocrisy regarding the Capitol Hill riot and what it reveals about our nation’s leaders. Melber slams some Republican leaders for being “knowingly complicit” in Trump’s scheme. (This is an excerpt from a longer report.)
Source: MSDNC, Riot reckoning: See how GOP leaders were complicit in Trump’s scheme
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled more in his relief plan once he takes office, with a focus on more funds for vaccine administration and distribution.
Source: MSDNC, Biden relief plan includes 6 billion for vaccination program
On the investigations surrounding the Capitol Hill insurrection, Joyce Vance says “It’s not just something we say: no man is above the law. If there were people in Congress who aided and abetted this incursion into the Capitol, then they need to be fully investigated.”
Source: MSDNC, Joyce Vance: If members of Congress aided in insurrection, there needs to be a full investigation
Former CIA Director John Brennan remarks on the lack of security and preparation in Washington ahead of January 6th even though the warning signs were there
Source: MSDNC, Fmr CIA Director on the lack of preparation ahead of January 6: There was a ‘conscious decision.. not to do more’