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Covering all matters legal (and illegal) for the NY Times. Author of "El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman" Contact at: alanfeuer@protonmail.com

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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
The Jan. 6 mob--including hundreds of people who hurt no one and broke nothing--nonetheless exerted a collective force that abetted and enabled those who did commit violence. Below, an Indiana grandmother charged in the riot tells her judge that she now realizes that. https://t.co/uq9pfdIp1Y
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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
This statement by Morgan-Lloyd cuts against the argument that MAGA tourists at the Capitol bear no responsibility for the violence. "If every person like me, who wasn’t violent, was removed from that crowd, the ones who were violent may have lost the nerve to do what they did." https://t.co/2tXnvzMMiE
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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
This statement by Morgan-Lloyd cuts against the argument that MAGA tourists at the Capitol bear no responsibility for the violence. "If every person like me, who wasn’t violent, was removed from that crowd, the ones who were violent may have lost the nerve to do what they did." https://t.co/2tXnvzMMiE
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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
Morgan-Lloyd claims to be "upset, contrite and remorseful" over her role in the riot, acknowledging that while she didn't break anything, her presence "may have given comfort" to other rioters. She also "totally accepts" Joe Biden as president. https://t.co/pE2tmVM3l2
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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
Morgan-Lloyd, who went to the Capitol w/her hair salon owning friend, is set to be sentenced on Friday. We'll see then if Judge Royce Lamberth signs off on the agreement.
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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
It appears as if the government has agreed to its first no-jail-time sentence in the Capitol riot. According to a sentencing memo for Anna Morgan-Lloyd, who has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, the parties have reached a deal for a sentence of probation. https://t.co/vOsu9LffnD
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Alan Feuer
19 hours ago
After spraying cops w/pepper spray during the melee at the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol, prosecutors say in a new detention memo, Peter Schwartz wrote on Facebook that 1/6 was "the opening of a war." He also bragged he stole the spray from the cops and "used it on them." https://t.co/uEO75hlSeV
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Alan Feuer
22 hours ago
The second main attack Caldwell levels is against the indictment's restricted area charge, 1752. Here he also echoes Nordean by saying that restricted areas under the law are set by the Secret Service--but that didn't happen at the Capitol on Jan. 6
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Alan Feuer
22 hours ago
Caldwell's first attack is against the applicability of the obstruction charge (18/1512) many are facing. The argument has been made by others including Proud Boy leader Ethan Nordean: the statute doesn't apply to Congressional proceedings like the Electoral College certification https://t.co/RbKdFf4sHs
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Alan Feuer
22 hours ago
By Page 3, Caldwell's lawyer, David Fischer, has already referenced Bobby Knight of Hoosiers fame, the Palmer Raids, the Black Panthers and George Santayana. We could be in for a ride. https://t.co/Cn6zk6q0HT
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Alan Feuer
22 hours ago
The first motion to dismiss the Oath Keepers' 1/6 conspiracy indictment has been filed by Thomas Caldwell. "The Government has opted to go for the crowd-pleasing slam-dunk," Caldwell writes, "charging multiple defendants...under statutes of dubious applicability." https://t.co/zKF8inBpH2
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Alan Feuer
23 hours ago
Judge Lamberth is going to reserve an immediate decision on whether to detain Russell Taylor but said he will rule "promptly."
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Alan Feuer
23 hours ago
Taylor's case is important b/c he & Hostetter are the 1st political organizers charged. (They planned a rally on 1/5 where Roger Stone among others spoke.) The mob on 1/6, prosecutors say, was partly caused by "violence of the type fomented, organized & carried out by Taylor." https://t.co/sxTXOz3Ecl
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
The FBI got tips about Taylor almost at once, prosecutors say, & raided his (and Alan Hostetter's) homes in SoCal on Jan. 27. The feds have known about the "DC Brigade" Telegram chat for months and, a prosecutor at the hearing said, have been sifting thru troves of evidence. https://t.co/r9kYb6v4KC
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
On Jan. 6, prosecutors say, Taylor, armed w/a knife and stun baton, urged on his fellow rioters at the Capitol's lower west terrace: "Move forward, Americans!" He told the cops, "Last chance, boys. Move back!" Then he joined the crowd pushing at the police lines. https://t.co/ASLw2MVgDg
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
Prosecutors note that some of Taylor's co-defendants drove all the way from California to DC on Jan. 4, without stopping, in an SUV "loaded with weapons including firearms, knives, and bear spray, as well as tactical gear." https://t.co/wMwfi2vgA4
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
The prosecutor now says that Taylor's anger went far beyond mere mask mandates. After the election, she says, he directed his efforts "to undermining and attacking those who refused to undermine the election results."
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
For a boring, vanilla guy, Taylor certainly had an interesting backpack ready to go for Jan. 6. Here's the photo from the detention memo. "Now getting ready for tomorrow," he wrote to someone along with the picture. https://t.co/cNVzmtjzc0
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
"He's kind of boring," lawyer Huish says of Taylor. "This is probably the most exciting thing that's happened to him in his life." Huish adds: "He's kind of a vanilla guy," but admits that Taylor was radicalized by mask mandates during COVID.
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Alan Feuer
a day ago
Taylor's lawyer, Dyke Huish, is saying at the hearing that he expects that all the govt will find on Taylor is that he set up a bunch of chatrooms. Huish notes that Taylor didn't go into the Capitol & the FBI isn't going to find anything like operational plans for an attack.
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