Weissmann: FBI Investigating Rioters For Their Actions, Not First Amendment Speech | MSNBC 1

Weissmann: FBI Investigating Rioters For Their Actions, Not First Amendment Speech | MSNBC

 

Andrew Weissmann, a former FBI general counsel, discusses how the FBI could not act on First Amendment speech of those who took part in the Capitol riots, but are able to investigate over the actions they took part in when they stormed the Capitol. Aired on 01/13/2021.
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Weissmann: FBI Investigating Rioters For Their Actions, Not First Amendment Speech | MSNBC

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    1. @jor sam who put chris Miller in place? There is no evidence of any wrongdoing in our election. I believe the courts over trump…trump thinks windmills cause cancer and for some reason he flushes his toilet 10-15 times. You use the legal system to settle disagreements (crimes) not overtaking the capitol on the word of someone who lies easier than he breathes

    2. @jor sam nope. There was no fraud in PA, just the GOP not liking the idea of including all eligible voters instead of suppression. I can see your sources and beliefs have you convinced that the irrational is the truth, so fair well, stay safe and good luck.

    3. @Fender 89 for starters you have big tech influencing the election, in pennsylvanni, you have the dems going against the constitution getting court orders to extend election date. And if there’s any truth to what some small news sources say, there’s a lot of evidence of fraud and it’s out on public record

    4. @jor sam oh, and the Pentagon briefings were stopped on Dec 18 and resumed on Dec 30. All good now, no need to get caught up in that theory. The transition will occur and the inauguration will take place at midday on Jan 20. Expect it to be mostly virtual. You know, with a global pandemic and a MAGA coup going on, best stay safe.

    5. @adrian lee yup, so much for the new administration wanting to fight the pandemic. Ok, evidence of election fraud being on public record on the states in question, is it true?

    1. @Jean-Luc Harrison maybe you should re-read it and form your own opinion. But I doubt you’ve read it through once.

    2. @Dillon Schilhab Interesting. A backwoods yokel who can only think what Bunker Biatch tells him to think, telling other people to think for themselves.

      Ask someone you know that graduated from high school to explain to you what “cognitive dissonance” means.

      Good luck, Becky.

    3. @Jean-Luc Harrison I’m assuming you lack a high school diploma. People form their opinions based off News tickers and memes. Read little to zero into it and align themselves with a particular group. I guess just stick to your group then man.

    4. @Taylor Fox Their phone data will be amazingly incriminating.
      I expect it to out trump’s burner phones, maybe even the one it talks to Putin daily with.

    5. @Dillon Schilhab Interesting. A drooling hillbilly who can only go along with Y’all-quaeda and whatever they do, telling other people not to follow the crowd.

      Ask someone you know that graduated from high school to explain to you what “cognitive dissonance” means.

      Good luck, Becky Sue.

  1. The MAGA mob left an abomination in their wake: the loss of at least five lives, many injured bodies and a vandalized and desecrated symbol of American republic. In the pursuit of Trump’s stated desire to disrupt the congressional proceeding, the mob attacked police, and ransacked the historic building, damaging furniture and office equipment, battering office doors, ripping out light fixtures, smashing windows and defacing hallways and walls with obscene graffiti.

    1. Don’t forget going to the toilet on the floors of the Capitol building, leaving feces and urine everywhere…just plain nasty and disgusting!!!!

    2. Yet they call themselves patriots. You must really love your country if you crap on the halls of government. Yes sir true American patriots. Their parents must be so proud..

  2. The incitement has been occurring for two months by Trump’s lies about the election, not just that morning. He said “It will be WILD.”

    1. YES EYEFOX!! TRUMP HAD BEEN STIRRING THOSE LUNATICS FOR WELL OVER 2 MONTHS AND TOLD THEM IN DIFFERENT WORDS TO USE FORCE AND ‘TAKE BACK’ AND OVERTURN THE ELECTION!! BUT!!!! HE’S GONE THIS TIME MY FRIEND AND WILL END UP IN PRISON FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE ANNND ROT AWAY IN A SOLITARY CONFINEMENT CELL WITH NO PHONE OR ANY OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD!! ANNND BE MADE TO HAVE A SHOWER WITH ALL THE OTHER PRISONERS INCLUDING THE ONES WHO’VE MURDERED INNOCENCT LITTLE CHILDREN!! ANNND NO FUTURE POTUS WILL EVER PARDON HIM EITHER!!

    2. Not just incitement. The deep planning from Meadows etc was totally Putinesque.
      Clearly a ginger group of Republican congressmen thought they were exempt from the planned kidnapping and executions.
      The crazy maggots are just cover and totally expendable.
      Look at those calling for “unity” and you have the ring leaders who are in lock step with trump / meadows / miller etc.
      If the FBI haven’t deployed Pegasus by now, they soon will.
      The conspirators may be using burner phones, but the whole Pegasus suite will track and crack them too.
      Be very afraid Gym Jordan, Kevin McCarthy and traitor crew, all your calls and files will be captured. Barr can’t protect you this time like the Mueller whitewash.

  3. The party that keeps saying they are all about the constitution should really read it sometime. #DiaperDon

    1. @Jeremy Backup insulting the 6 years old kids is not fair, they are very smart and emotionally highy developed, as such, and especially compared to citizen Trump.

  4. Yup, trumps cult can’t use the first amendment as a get out of jail free card!! If they entered capital, they should be convicted, period!!

    1. BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
      January 20th renamed ‘Take The Trash Out Day’.
      January 21st designated ‘Sealed Indictment Opening Day’.

      Bring a seat and hot dogs.

  5. “loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!” – Donald Trump

    1. You know whats funny? You do not have to explain this was said by trump. You can tell by how dumb his word salad sounds when you say it out loud.

  6. Notice that McConnel is refusing to do the trial now. He wants to wait until the Dems control, so that he can pretend he didn’t do it.

    1. @MeanGeneSanDiego
      No, they won’t. I’m shocked at how many people have not been paying attention. McConnel has indicated that he might vote to convict. If McConnel wants Trump convicted, he gets convicted. And, McConnel could fast track this into a one-day affair, and you should know that. Like I said, do you think that, if this were Obama up for conviction that McConnel would be leaving it for the Dems? He’d find a way to get it done then, wouldn’t he?

    2. @CommonSense he could, but it makes no political sense to risk his party over something that the party base doesn’t support. You can argue that makes him a coward, but it makes sense here. He doesn’t have the kind of influence to just get 17 senators on board, they too are mired in Trump muck. There has to be a process and a full airing of facts and arguments, and that wasn’t gonna happen this week.

    3. @CommonSense McConnel wanted the Rethuglicans to stop the stupid Objections, but they sure didn’t obey, did they? It’s all academic anyway, no way enough of the spineless Rethuglicans will vote to impeach. It requires a two-thirds Senate vote. It ain’t happenin’.

    4. @paradoxmo
      Republican Senators have said – off the record – that, if McConnel called for conviction, he’d get the votes easily, but what do they know?

      I get where you’re coming from with the “full airing”, but you’re missing my point that we have an unstable, narcissistic, wanna-be dictator, in the Oval Office with access to the nuclear codes and the pardon power. If you don’t see the sense of urgency, fine, but I do, and so do most people.

    5. @paradoxmo You are correct in most aspects apart from it wasn’t just incitement. The incitement of maggots is handy cover of the conspiracy Jnr has publicly admitted to.

  7. I don’t really understand “cancel culture” very much, but if it ruins the Trump criminal enterprise it can’t be all bad.

    1. The commies will come for you. I bet you’re not pure enough by their standards and therefore you will be canceled.

    2. @princessnahema yeah just like all those people who support the same socialist ideals have been cancelled in places like sweden, denmark, South Korea, Australia….wait. They are fine. They can live as they please as long as it does not harm others. Work where they want. Study what they want. Go where they want…..wierd. Almost like your fear mongering is a giant steaming load of crap.

    3. @princessnahema: If you support Trump and are down on China China China as much as he is,
      you should throw away the keyboard you have your hot little fingers on.

  8. To point out the obvious, the First Amendment does not protect trespassing, vandalism, attacking police officers, disrupting the democratic process, plotting to assassinate American public servants, sedition, and insurrection.

    1. @Linda Depauw _This gun is protected by the 2nd and this stick-up note is protected by the 1st. Now put the money in the bag unless you hate the USA!_

    1. Every body think, all well planned by Trump , his two sons and family. Very sad destroyed their country and people using kinds of brain washing want to grab the power again.

    2. He scrubbed his cabinet and higher ups in govt institutions so that they were all syncophants a month ago and even late night comedians said ‘hmm sounds sus…moving on…’ there was no magical ‘Im sure it was NBD’ he did that in anticipation of the 6th.

  9. IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB. BOEBERT GEOPINNED PELOSI S LOCATION THE RECONNED CHAMBERS BEFORE. CRUZ HAWLEY GOHMERT ALL COMPLICIT

  10. We must take our hat’s off to the police offer’s and security team looking at the videos u can see what an awesome job these men did

  11. They are also guilty of breakimg mamy civil laws. We need to have a massive class action lawsuit against the far right for falsely claiming Antifa did the violence.lies they tell about Democrats and civil rights groups and their unending harassment of people who disagree with them ranging from verbal insults to death threat s
    Contact the ACLU to about a class action civil suit

  12. Since the clown came to power I always thought we had the enemy at home, his behavior was not presidential but that of a dictator

  13. Ransacking and vandalizing the people’s house is not “free speech”
    it rather is an insult, demeaning message to the crux of democracy!
    It’s a gesture, as Trump regularly does, to downplay and vilify the system as a whole!!
    How can anybody miss this??

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