U.S. Attorney Investigating Capitol ‘Reconnaissance Tours’ Ahead Of Pro-Trump Riot | Rachel Maddow

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Rep. Tim Ryan talks with Rachel Maddow about the D.C. federal prosecutor's office "reviewing the footage" of members of Congress who gave tours of the Capitol ahead of the pro-Trump riots on January 6th, as well as the revelation that right-wing extremists want to blow up the Capitol and kill members of Congress at the State of the Union Address. Aired on 02/26/2021.
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U.S. Attorney Investigating Capitol 'Reconnaissance Tours' Ahead Of Pro-Trump Riot | Rachel Maddow

98 Comments on "U.S. Attorney Investigating Capitol ‘Reconnaissance Tours’ Ahead Of Pro-Trump Riot | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Diana Hulstine | February 26, 2021 at 2:42 AM | Reply

    Time to arrest Trump and put him on an island so he can’t stir his cult anymore!

  2. It would be nice for the truth to come out and all involved prosecuted and removed from office. Publicly recognized as traitor’s to our country.

    • sleepyjoe cheated | February 26, 2021 at 12:09 PM | Reply

      @Michael Hernandez because mean tweets only upset your filthy kind

    • sleepyjoe cheated | February 26, 2021 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      @Bork Bork Bork right, and if you are wrong? And it’s the demacrats arrested/executed….still orange man bad?

    • sleepyjoe cheated | February 26, 2021 at 12:13 PM | Reply

      @B woodward wtf….ummm this is a lefty site, plz try to keep logic out of our safe space it’s unacceptable, stick to the narrative. jow is doing a great…job 🤤

    • And if found guilty in a court of law, they should receive the Maximum sentence under the law. Here is what our law says…”
      Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States”. In the 1950’s the Rosenberg’s were executed for passing secrets to Russia. In my opinion, an attempted overthrow of the government by domestic terrorists of the United States is far worse.

    • Rachael Walrath | February 26, 2021 at 2:42 PM | Reply

      Being a traitor to the country used to be punishable by death. Interesting President Lincoln predicted something like this happening.

  3. So it’s not even Iran….where you easily take out key figures even if they don’t do you any harm. Isn’t it time that you start holding people severely to account domestically?

    • @blupheonix44 Yup, insurrection is no big deal in the US and good ol white boys and girls get to go home on bail.

    • Justus Forrester | February 26, 2021 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      @blupheonix44 what privilege? To attack the legislative branch of the federal government and walk away? Yeah it’s about time for cops to be stripped of their unions and qualified immunity.

    • I find it very interesting that folk think “taking out key figures” is a thing that doesn’t happen on US soil. Many who operate in the US are familiar of not only the giving end of being “taken out” but also the receiving end.

    • @Carmen T being west European, I am indeed not familiar with that

    • @blupheonix44 Imagine if those rights were treated the same way RepubliCONs treated immigrant’s basic human rights, or the way they lawlessly attacked the capitol. Their only hope of salvation comes from Dems not being monsters like them.

  4. Johann Rüstmann | February 26, 2021 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    Shameful how those people are behaving and attaching the American Capital

  5. Ted Cruz is already organizing another charter to Cancun. This one will be packed.

  6. The Republicans continue to lower their values to the point of jail time.

    • These are NOT Americans. These are the treasonous racist Confederate Evangelical MAGA/QAnon terrorists trying to attack America a 3rd time. They failed back in 1865, 6/Jan 2021 so now they will try again until we wise up and start arresting them as the traitors they are. If these Confederate Evangelicals want a Confederacy 2.0, let them have it so they can gather in 1 or 2 of their backward states. America will build a very tall wall around them (they like tall walls) to safeguard the country.

    • Shawn M. Martin | February 26, 2021 at 3:26 PM | Reply

      @Latroy Hawkins I can’t help what my mama named me. It was the 60s she was trying something different. Can you not see my picture. Clearly I am a woman of color

    • Shawn M. Martin | February 26, 2021 at 3:26 PM | Reply

      @Grihm Fayte not true in this instance

    • @Latroy Hawkins up yours

    • @gsmith1308 – *That* was the moniker “Latroy” was using last night…it’s changed its title since then. 🤔

  7. Also everytime trump is not held accountable for his bad deeds he does something worse,,,,

    • Justus Forrester | February 26, 2021 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      @Truthfinder I still refer myself as a poor person, because I’m one of the few who actually fight for them. Equal opportunity regardless of whether they have criminal records or not, and also regardless of whether they grew up in the hood or the burbs. That’s literally how we fix the country.

    • @Justus Forrester It’s not exactly luck. You may not be a victim or whiner, but your point of view fits the bill. Unless someone is profoundly handicapped they can learn the information and skills required to make a good living and improve their lives. If it’s too easy, many people find no value in it. When we make up our minds, focused on a goal, and take whatever actions are required they will make progress. The harder it is earned the more we value it. Much of it comes down to attitude and determination. This is one reason why mentors are essential for underprivileged people.

    • @Justus Forrester which of these definitions describe you?
      [po͝or, pôr]ADJECTIVE

    • I suggest you find a better word. How you define yourself is how you will experience your life. Choose ABUNDANCE, PROSPERITY, CONFIDENCE instead. Poor should never be someones identity. Good luck with that.

    • Justus Forrester | February 26, 2021 at 6:05 PM | Reply

      @Truthfinder yeah because they plow the sidewalk for people to walk 3 miles to the nearest library. If I was rich, I would put libraries in the hood all over, and free Wifi for all. And that’s why I’m not rich, because I help people too much.

  8. We had a war on terror. If they want to take this seriously, declaring war on domestic terrorism would be a start.

    • justwannasharevideo | February 26, 2021 at 7:03 AM | Reply

      It worked really well when we went in other countries and violated innocent people. It worked so well we should do it to ourselves. I never signed up for this, you don’t throw out 200+ years of constitutional protection because a small group did a bad thing over in DC.

  9. That’s why the woman with the pink wool cap and bullhorn knew the layout of the building.

  10. Sandi Billingsley | February 26, 2021 at 6:12 AM | Reply

    I still want to know who removed the congress people’s Panic buttons from their private Chambers.

  11. The best way to figure out if an attack is planned is to surveil Ron Johnson, Marjorie Qreene, Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Paul Gosar, Madison Cawthorn, and Andy Briggs. These are the people that seem to know the attack would occur, gave tours the day before, tweeted information, or seemed overly sympathetic to the domestic terrorists.

    • They should already have been REMOVED

    • Serendipity Shop | February 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM | Reply

      @Binova Gurung To be fair, there are so many likely suspects in Congress, it’s hard to remember them all at once!

    • @Serendipity Shop I agree. I think we will eventually find high ranking officials throughout our government played a role. What is telling is the S.A.R. Irving saying he was concerned with the “optics” and we know the “disgraced” ex-president was obsessed with optics.

    • Al ways lernin | February 26, 2021 at 2:34 PM | Reply

      Lin wood

    • @Emsley Wyatt But , he spewed the “they stole the election” BS which helped to incite the riot in the first place!!!

  12. Ace of Squares | February 26, 2021 at 6:16 AM | Reply

    Joker Trump: the world is a mess. Dump’s life is now a mess.

  13. Treat those murderous mob like domestic terrorists which is exactly what they are.

  14. They’re NOT Americans, Tim. Call them what they are.

    • Sorry to get all technical with you, Jay, but in order to be traitors they have to be Americans. You can only commit treason against that to which you owe an obligation of allegiance.

  15. Fabled Creature | February 26, 2021 at 6:56 AM | Reply

    And the guy who RADICALIZED them, and INCITED them to INSURRECTION is being given aid and comfort from several American TRAITORS in the Republican party.
    And he’s being given a platform to influence them further by the same.
    Can we get some indictments please?

  16. I would not be surprize if Ted Cancun Cruz, QAnon Marjorie, Miss Lindsey, Josh Hawley, Ron Johnson and the rest of Trump’s enablers are involved.

  17. The trump supporters declared war against the United States of America when they attacked the Capital of the United States

    • – while proudly displaying Confederate flags, yet boasting of being “patriots.” Dangerous boneheads, i.e., Trump worshippers.

    • sleepyjoe cheated | February 26, 2021 at 12:15 PM | Reply

      So blm and antifa declared war as well, interesting…you realize your people have rioted in dc since the maga march right?

    • sleepyjoe cheated BLM and Antifi didn’t attack tour government

    • Justus Forrester | February 26, 2021 at 2:29 PM | Reply

      @sleepyjoe cheated still haven’t tried to storm the Capitol. BLM never tried to storm the Capitol. Rioting is one thing, trying to overthrow the government is another. Also most riots happen because police instigate and escalate peaceful protests into riots so they have an excuse to use violence against them.

    • sleepyjoe cheated | February 26, 2021 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      @Robert Nguyen I know…they attack granny’s and gang up on innocent people, they don’t have the sack to do wat we did

  18. Anyone who plots to overthrow our Constitution is NOT a “citizen”. They LOSE their Right to be a citizen by their mere intent to overthrow our government. They should be EXILED.

    • More like throwing these terrorists away in a super max prison

    • Thank you for your compliance | February 26, 2021 at 7:26 PM | Reply

      Please.keep these people in your country or then them to a special report in Kuba that you just can’t get rid of due to emotional reasons.

    • That sounds fair, but it’s not how our laws work. A naturalized citizen can commit acts that can result in the loss of citizenship, but there are only four ways that a natural-born citizen can involuntarily lose citizenship:
      1. serves in the armed forces of a foreign state engaged in hostilities with the United States
      2. takes a policy level position in a foreign state
      3. is convicted of treason
      The first two don’t apply, and the third one wouldn’t apply until after the person was convicted.

    • @Real M I’m guessing if there is a next time. the only ones left of them will be the ones that made the correct decision to stay home. The republicans can be seen self-destructing at record pace.

  19. Better yet….WHO RIPPED OUT THE PANIC BUTTONS….curious minds want to know!

  20. *Treason is a death-penalty offense. Like Trump says, we shouldn’t be “too nice” to these people.*

    • @Google User unfortunately they are too stupid to realize they are fighting FOR the ones doing the kicking.


    • Justus Forrester | February 26, 2021 at 1:47 PM | Reply

      @Heather Melissa oh really, apparently you’ve never been treated like the help for working hard. I’m not with overthrowing the government, just better treatment of those who actually work and not sit at a desk.

    • Justus Forrester | February 26, 2021 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      @Google User I love my country, and the system of government we have that allows us to make changes without having to clash with bureaucrats. The fact that most Republicans don’t understand why Texas power grid went out is mind blowing to me.

    • collin beckham | February 26, 2021 at 2:28 PM | Reply

      @Larry Cleveland, RDN, LD, LMT unfortunately, it seems to have already begun

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