Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Plans to Humiliate MAGA Lawmakers Who Cowered During Capitol Attack

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 months ago  •  45 comments

By:   Adam Rawnsley, Nikki McCann Ramirez and Asawin Suebsaeng, Rolling Stone

Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Plans to Humiliate MAGA Lawmakers Who Cowered During Capitol Attack

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Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Plans to Humiliate MAGA Lawmakers Who Cowered During Capitol Attack






Adam Rawnsley, Nikki McCann Ramirez and Asawin Suebsaeng






Wed, July 20, 2022 at 9:38 PM







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The   Jan. 6   committee plans to use its Thursday night hearing to call out insurrection-friendly lawmakers who cowered during the Capitol attack but have since downplayed the insurrection’s severity, according to two sources familiar with the committee’s planning.

“They have plans to paint a really striking picture of how some of Trump’s greatest enablers of his coup plot were — no matter what they’re saying today — quaking in their boots and doing everything shy of crying out for their moms,” one source tells   Rolling Stone . “If any of [these lawmakers] were capable of shame, they would be humiliated.”

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Throughout its hearings, the committee has made extensive use of photo and video evidence, including, at times, footage of lawmakers reacting to a mob of   Donald Trump   supporters who fought through a police line to break into the Capitol.

The committee has at times switched plans at the last minute, and it remains unclear which specific lawmakers the committee could call out. But at least some Republicans have already had their attempts to downplay or justify the attempted coup undone by footage from the day of the attack. When Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga) claimed the insurrection “a normal tourist visit,” social media users quickly located photos of the Georgia Republican   gasping in terror   and hiding behind an armed Capitol police officer pointing a handgun at a barricaded entrance to the Senate floor.

In the 18 months since the insurrection, Republican lawmakers have tried to   whitewash   the insurrection through a   series of contradictory talking points . Republicans have alternately downplayed the attack by calling it “ a peaceful protest ,” claimed it was violent but that the violence was carried out solely by   nonexistent “antifa”   at the Capitol or   federal informants , or that Democrats were to blame for failing to   adequately defend   the Capitol against the protesters they variously claim weren’t violent or a threat.

Republicans like Reps. Matt Gaetz,  Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Paul Gosar have gone so far as to cast alleged rioters held in pretrial detention as unjustly accused   political prisoners .

The bulk of the Thursday night hearing is expected to focus on Trump’s actions during the insurrection, including whether he took any action to defuse the riot at a time when lawmakers were under attack. But using photos and footage to slap down MAGA lawmakers’ claims of a “tourist visit” from “peaceful patriots” is part of a broader effort to bring reality to bear on a fictitious, pro-Trump reimagining of Jan. 6.

That mythology, peddled widely in conservative media, claims Trump and his allies planned a peaceful rally to highlight credible reports of systemic election fraud, exercising their First Amendment rights in an effort to protect democracy. In that warped telling, the peaceful demonstrations were hijacked by a small number of violent extremists with no connection to Trump or his team. And, as the lie goes, Democrats have since wildly overstated the violence as a political ploy.

Through interviews with more than   1,000 individuals and reviews of more than 125,000 records , the Jan. 6 committee has debunked every part of that narrative. Instead, the committee has demonstrated that Trump attempted to steal an election he was repeatedly told he’d lost. And that his efforts to steal it included directing a wildly unconstitutional phony electors scheme — and priming his supporters for a Capitol attack.

As Trump spoke at his pre-planned rally near the White House, he called for a march on the U.S. Capitol, bolstering a crowd of people that violently clashed with law enforcement. Testimony given to the committee indicated that Trump and members of the administration were aware of the potential for violence, and witnesses have alleged that Trump went so far as to   ask for security at his Ellipse rally to be loosened   so armed individuals could enter the crowd. Trump’s team has attempted to distance itself from any of the Capitol events, but the committee has revealed that the former presidents call for his supporters’ march was premeditated.

The committee obtained a draft of an unsent tweet in which Trump teased a march to the Capitol following his speech at the Ellipse. “I will be making a Big Speech at 10 a.m. on January 6th at the Ellipse (South of the White House),” read the draft tweet, preserved by the National Archives. “Please arrive early, massive crowds expected. March to the Capitol after. Stop the steal!”

The committee also displayed a text exchange from Jan. 4 between White House Ellipse rally organizer Kylie Kremer and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in which the pair discussed a secret plan to have Trump call for protesters to march to a second location, either the Supreme Court or Capitol, on Jan. 6. In the exchange Kremer urged Lindell to keep the plans secret, since they did not have permits for the march.


A second text message from Ali Alexander written on Jan. 5 outlined that plan for the next day. “Tomorrow: Ellipse then US Capitol. Trump is supposed to order us to capitol at the end of his speech but we will see.”


Rolling Stone   this spring reported that top   Trump officials held a phone call   with Kremer in which they actively planned for the march.

Trump’s team has also sought to portray Trump as opposed to the Capitol violence, but the committee revealed he actively resisted efforts to quell the violence — including by refusing to call their actions “illegal” when prompted to do so.

In her   bombshell testimony before the committee , former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson revealed that she had drafted a statement for President Trump asking protesters who had entered the Capitol “illegally” to leave. According to Hutchinson, former white House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows took the draft statement to Trump, who scratched out the word “illegally” and refused to issue it. Hutchinson was told there would be no “further action on that statement.”


Stephanie Grisham, former chief of staff and press secretary to First Lady Melania Trump, later tweeted out a screenshot today of a text exchange between her and the first lady on Jan. 6, in which Melania refused to issue a statement condemning “lawlessness and violence” by protesters. Grisham resigned from her position later that day.


Indeed, Trump has since continually considered ways to lessen the legal consequences for the Capitol rioters .   Hutchinson also revealed that Trump wanted to include language in his Jan. 7 speech about pardoning his supporters who stormed the Capitol, and that Meadows agreed with the inclusion of such language. According to previous testimony given by Hutchinson, the pardon offer was ultimately removed from the speech on the advice of the White House counsel’s office.


The possibility of pardons has remained in the president’s mind  since he left office. At a January rally in Houston, he told supporters “If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons, because they are being treated so unfairly.”


The Jan. 6 insurrection was the highest profile part of a broader effort to steal the 2020 election, but it was far from the only way Trump and his team tried to overturn the results. The committee has revealed Trump took a “direct and personal role” in efforts to pressure states to change their results or appoint phony electors who’d contravene voters by throwing their support to Trump.

In the committee’s fourth hearing, lawmakers described Trump pressuring individual state legislators to go back into session and declare him the true winner of the 2020 election. Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, was told by the former president to “find” the votes necessary to give him the state.

A separate scheme was concocted by Trump lawyer John Eastman to send two slates of alternate electors, declaring Trump the winner, to the congressional certification of the electoral college vote and having Vice President Pence use the false electors in the vote.  Eastman knew the scheme was illegal, and   admitted so in front of Trump   days before the electoral college certification. The committee revealed on June 21 that this scheme culminated in an attempt by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) to   deliver the fake electors to Pence on Jan. 6 .

None of this was in response to credible information about systemic election fraud, and Trump knew that — or at least he would have, had he listened to multiple high-level members of his administration.

During its first hearing, the committee played recorded testimony from Trump’s former Attorney General Bill Barr. In his testimony Barr told the committee that he had been clear with the former President that his   claims that the 2020 election had been stolen from him were “bullshit.”   Barr would go on to testify that attempts, by him and other advisors, to convince Trump that the 2020 election was legitimate were futile, and described Trump as being “detached from reality.”

Former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue also testified to the committee that he   unsuccessfully attempted to reach through to President Trump : “I tried to, again, put this in perspective and try to put it in very clear terms to the president. I said something to the effect of, ‘Sir, we’ve done dozens of investigations, hundreds of interviews. The major allegations are not supported by the evidence developed.’”









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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    2 months ago

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Tessylo
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2  seeder  Tessylo    2 months ago

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Vic Eldred
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2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2    2 months ago

Are they real?  How many fakes on Twitter? Only Twitter knows.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 months ago

That's not Twitter.  DUH  It must be from the fucking moron's 'truth social' site.

The steaming pile of shit has less admirers than before.  Only 18.9 thousand voted up the moronic fat turds' hateful lies.  That's 18.9 thousand too many.

Elon Musk was just appealing to the rabid trumpturd base.  He never had any intention of buying Twitter.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    2 months ago
He never had any intention of buying Twitter.

Twitter may be a big shell.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    2 months ago

Stop deflecting and denying and projecting and lying.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 months ago
How many fakes on Twitter? Only Twitter knows.

And that is why Musk is backing out of the deal.  That's going to be interesting when Twitter has to provide the number in court.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
2.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 months ago

Must have been a heck of a lot, cause they refused to tell Elon Musk how many.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
2.1.6  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.3    2 months ago

Please show how Vic is deflecting and denying and projecting and lying. I don't see that he has done any such thing here. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.6    2 months ago

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devangelical
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2.1.8  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    2 months ago
Twitter may be a big shell.

just like it's former biggest twit...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.5    2 months ago

Only they know. A judge recently did Twitter a favor by agreeing with them to rush to trial. The longer this goes on the more likely we find out about how many fakes on Twitter. As far as Musk goes, it took too long to acquire Twitter. Share prices have gone the wrong way at both Twitter & Tesla. The deal is a lot more expensive.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

It's not official until we get that live seed going.

Is he ready?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    2 months ago

One of Peter Navarro's personal assistants in the White House freaked out after he was forced to take the fifth many times at his Jan6 testimony. I wonder what he did to require the fifth?

In any case he went on a right wing social site after and ranted about how "anti-white" the committee is and calling Cassidy Hutchinson a "hoe". 

All you conservatives must be so proud of your team. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 months ago
One of Peter Navarro's personal assistants in the White House freaked out after he was forced to take the fifth many times at his Jan6 testimony.

I suppose, of course, that you have zero evidence of anyone forcing him to take the 5th.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 months ago

I happen to agree, for the first time, with the deceitful Andrew Weissmann, who recently told the DOJ to go at this case from the top down rather than the bottom up.

Trump is the target, let's get him.

What are you expecting from tonight's prime time tv hearing?  It may be the last one. Will there be a criminal referral as was once promised?
Or will it be more theatre to be followed up with a "report" dropped just before the midterms?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.2    2 months ago

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JohnRussell
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3.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    2 months ago
I suppose, of course, that you have zero evidence of anyone forcing him to take the 5th

He was "forced" in the sense that the truth wasnt an option for him. Otherwise he would have told the truth. 

People constantly have to explain the simplest concepts to you. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.2    2 months ago

I am not that interested in whether or not Trump gets indicted, simply because it does not determine the truth of the allegations against him. The committee has already proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Trump is not worthy to hold any future office. What will MAGA do? 

The idea that Trump might actually be the GOP nominee in the next presidential election is perhaps the strangest thing that has ever happened in this country. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    2 months ago

That's a whole lot of words to say "You are correct. I have no proof for my claim".

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.6    2 months ago

lol. Be glad this isnt my group, because you would be shitcanned for trolling. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    2 months ago

Trolling is the go-to cry from some leftists when confronted with facts they don't want to acknowledge.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 months ago
One of Peter Navarro's personal assistants in the White House freaked out after he was forced to take the fifth many times at his Jan6 testimony. I wonder what he did to require the fifth?

Taking the fifth also means you know how lawyers and these assholes will twist what you say even though there is very little to what you might say is incriminating.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.10  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    2 months ago
He was "forced" in the sense that the truth wasnt an option for him. Otherwise he would have told the truth.

So that's always the case when people take the 5th. Including these:

  1. VA official,  John Sepulveda , spent large amounts of taxpayer money on a pair of extravagant conferences, resigned, and then spent the majority of a hearing looking into his actions saying “On the advice of my counsel, I respectfully decline to answer based on my fifth Amendment constitutional privilege.”

  2. Fast and Furious – remember the scandal that started it all? Patrick Cunningham, the chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona,   invoked the fifth  regarding his role in the operation that sent more than 2,000 guns across the border to dangerous drug cartels. Those guns were found at the scene of Brian Terry’s murder.

  3. While not technically administration officials, Solyndra executives were so intertwined in Obama’s stimulus boondoggle that it felt as such. Naturally, when Congress wanted answers on why the solar company was awarded a $535 million loan guarantee through the stimulus, they   invoked the fifth  Amendment.

  4. Greg Rosemen, a Deputy IRS Director,   pleaded the fifth   after awarding the largest contract in IRS history to a company owned by a close friend.

  5. And of course, probably the most famous effort at pleading the fifth, was   Lois Lerner , who repeatedly asserted her right not to testify regarding the scandal that her agency, the IRS, targeted conservative groups and withheld or prolonged their applications for tax-exempt status.




    I believe it was Murray Humphreys who put the 5th on the map. (of Chicago fame)
 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.11  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    2 months ago

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Tessylo
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3.1.12  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.10    2 months ago

Stop projecting, deflecting, denying, and lying.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.13  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.10    2 months ago

J6 Committee Reportedly Set To Air Blooper Reel Of Donald Trump Struggling To Condemn His Mob Of Supporters In His Post-Riot Video Address During Today’s Public Hearing

by   Andrea Thompson 19 mins ago 19 mins ago

Just yesterday, we reported on the bombshell news from the  Washington Post  that the January 6th House Select Committee is   set to air damning new video footage evidence   during tomorrow’s primetime public hearing, as part of their ongoing and mounting investigation into the deadly January 6th Capitol attack and the corrupt ex-president’s personal role in inciting the fatal violence.

Now, the  Post  is   out with more details and information   on the aforementioned footage, reporting today that the J6 panel will air outtakes footage from Donald Trump’s infamous post-riot video address during this evening’s public hearing, in which the now-former president will reportedly be seen struggling and acting reluctant to condemn his mob of supporters over the violent Capitol insurrection.

The blooper reel will come straight from Trump’s now notorious speech that he delivered on video recording the day after the deadly Capitol attack perpetrated by his mob of violent supporters in the name of his Big Lie. That video-recorded speech served as the apparent first instance of Trump publicly committing to an “orderly transition” following Joe Biden’s presidential election win, though Trump continued to adhere to his unhinged claims of widespread fraud and cheating that ignited the violent Capitol siege in the first place.

But according to the Washington Post , it took several tries for Donald Trump to even complete the recorded address, resulting in numerous outtakes clips that show the then-president repeatedly refusing to concede that the election was over and he had lost and shows the recording dragging on and on as Donald blatantly struggled to even hold his mob of supporters accountable for their violent actions.

CNN has since corroborated the reporting on the matter from the  Post,  confirming that the January 6th Committee is in possession of those outtakes clips and is expected to publicly air that footage at this evening’s hearing.

From the  Washington Post :

The public could get its first glimpse of outtakes from that recording Thursday night, when the committee plans to offer a bold conclusion in its eighth hearing: Not only did Trump do nothing despite repeated entreaties by senior aides to help end the violence, but he sat back and enjoyed watching it. He reluctantly condemned it — in a three-minute speech the evening of Jan. 7 — only after the efforts to overturn the 2020 election had failed and after aides told him that members of his own Cabinet were discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.”

The focus of this evening’s hearing is slated to circle around Donald Trump’s blatant inaction against the violent Capitol attack and his supporters while the insurrection was taking place. Should these outtakes clips truly be aired tonight, they will serve as further cold, hard proof that Donald Trump had no desire to condemn or stop the violence that was taking place in his name.

Reporting also indicates that the House Committee is slated to argue that Trump wasn’t just reluctant to act against the violence during the Capitol siege, but was actually welcoming it as he watched it transpire in real time.

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
3.1.14  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.2    2 months ago
Trump is the target, let's get him.

Isn't it time y'all stood up straight 'n tall and did your own 'dirty' work or is it that y'all in desperate need of a scapegoat?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.15  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @3.1.14    2 months ago

I'll leave it to the pro's.

 
 
 
Hallux
Junior Principal
3.1.16  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.15    2 months ago

Did you not do that already when it came to lawyers ...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.17  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @3.1.16    2 months ago

And the committee has some of the most activist lawyers since William Moses Kunstler!

We shall see.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3.1.18  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.15    2 months ago

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Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3.1.19  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 months ago

Personally, I have never been fond of inquisitions but it sounds like you are.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.20  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.19    2 months ago

Inquisitions.

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Snuffy
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3.1.21  Snuffy  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.19    2 months ago
I have never been fond of inquisitions

That's because ....

256

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4  seeder  Tessylo    2 months ago

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Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago

And it will probably remain only in your dreams.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5  seeder  Tessylo    2 months ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
6  seeder  Tessylo    2 months ago

We can add traitor and seditionist to the list.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
6.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @6    2 months ago

Has he been tried and convicted in a actual court of law? No? Well gee, then according our criminal justice system he is still innocent until proven guilty in a court of law of his peers. And I mean a real one rather than the kangaroo courts of public opinion many on the hard core liberal left are so fond of engaging in these days. Nice try, but no kewpie doll on that one. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1    2 months ago

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Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    2 months ago

One of the highlights of the hearing so far was when they showed the picture of the stupid asshole Hawley giving his fascist salute to the mob, and then they showed a video of him running for his worthless life.

 
 
 
squiggy
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7.1  squiggy  replied to  Gsquared @7    2 months ago
stupid asshole Hawley giving his fascist salute

It seems like only yesterday

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Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
7.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  squiggy @7.1    2 months ago

Oh look! Only one hand cuffed behind her back!jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
7.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  squiggy @7.1    2 months ago

Same cop with the "Why did I have to get stuck with her?" look on his face.

 
 

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