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Trump's Jan. 6 Coup: How It Worked, How Close It Came, and Why It Failed, by Will Bunch .Common Dreams

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We'll never know what would have happened if there had been street battles between the two factions on January 6, but there's a chilling hint in the coup-planning PowerPoint presentation from Trump ally and former Army psy-ops specialist Phil Waldron that circulated both among Meadows and others in the White House as well as their allies in Congress. It called for Trump to declare a "National Security Emergency" Meanwhile, if National Guard troops were—as Meadows stated in his email—indeed on standby to support pro-Trump protesters, military leaders froze.Officials who dispatched metro police officers to quell the insurrection pleaded with the Pentagon—which had operational control over the D.C. National Guard—to send in added forces, only to face three long hours of stunning inaction.
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