39 minutes | Jul 14, 2021

Scott MacFarlane on Prosecuting the Insurrection

Award-winning investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane talks with Ron Steslow about the most critical filings and pivotal moments in the Feds’ ever-growing case against the January 6 insurrectionists.(00:00) Sounds of January 6, 2021(02:48) Scott’s Survivor’s Remorse(04:16) Where the insurrection investigation stands at this moment(06:45) Three Percenters, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, oh my...(09:14) The two “tiers” of defendants(11:02) Corroborating conspiracy(13:25) Defendants inside and outside the Capitol(14:20) Who is saying what about the former President?(17:37) Why aren’t we calling this “terrorism?”(18:29) Insurrectionists’ hit list(19:30) Hockey sticks, baseball bats, sharpened American flag poles, an axe, a knife, scissors, a tourniquet, pepper spray, chemical spray, bear spray, guns, brass knuckles, batons, pipes, zip ties, tasers, and stolen police riot shields(20:51) “My client doesn’t understand how what he did is criminal”(23:40) Three huge questions remain(25:50) “The first big sentencing”(28:00) Politicizing Ashli Babbitt (30:10) Why we can’t “just get past this and move on”(31:50) Reporting facts in a post-truth political environmentHelp create more content like this by making a financial contribution today! https://politicology.com/donatePoliticology+ is part master class, part laboratory, part war room. To unlock exclusive Politicology+ content, visit: https://politicology.com/plusDon’t miss an episode. Press “Follow” (“Subscribe” in some players) to get the next episode of Politicology in your favorite podcast app.Enjoy this episode? Rate Politicology ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.Ron Steslow: https://twitter.com/RonSteslowScott MacFarlane: https://twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews
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