The Storming of the Capitol as the Culmination of Generation of Far-Right Extremism
We begin with the impeachment article charging Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” which the House sent to the Senate today for a second impeachment trial of Trump beginning on February 8. Joining us is Ryan Devereaux, an award-winning investigative journalist who covers criminal justice and national security for The Intercept where his latest article is “Capitol Attack Was Culmination of Generations of Far-Right Extremism.” We discuss how far-right domestic terrorists have killed 114 people in America since 9/11 while jihadists have killed 107 Americans mostly abroad, and far-left terrorists killed only one person. Yet efforts by the former head of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security who was fired in 2009 for documenting the rise of right-wing domestic terrorism in the U.S. were stymied because of howls of indignation from Republican lawmakers. And since then officials in I&A at DHS have been muzzled by the Trump White House for similar reporting under orders to play up the supposed threat of left-wing terrorism.
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