The scariest thing I've read all year (which is significant in this second plague year) is the Washington Post item about the Capitol invasion having been planned in advance to a great degree. Most of the story is, in the vernacular, a no-brainer... groups such as the Oath Keepers and Three-Percenters have long fantasized and 'trained' to fight against government institutions on the local, state, and federal levels. The true horror of it all hits home when one reads that the invaders had help from 'unspecified' individuals with inside knowledge:
In charging papers, the FBI said that during the Capitol riot, Caldwell received Facebook messages from unspecified senders updating him of the location of lawmakers. When he posted a one-word message, “Inside,” he received exhortations and directions describing tunnels, doors and hallways, the FBI said.
Some messages, according to the FBI, included, “Tom all legislators are down in the Tunnels 3floors down,” and “Go through back house chamber doors facing N left down hallway down steps.” Another message read: “All members are in the tunnels under capital seal them in. Turn on gas,” the FBI added.
I'm not going to publicly speculate about the identity(ies) of these unspecified senders, but I have my suspicions. I'm sure the DoJ and FBI have the information they need in order to bring these persons to justice. I will say, though, that I would not be surprised if a handful of Republican members of Congress are going to be in, expressed in formal legal terms, Deep Doo Doo. If they aren't charged with sedition and removed from office, the whole country will be in Deep Doo Doo.
Post title taken from this soon-to-be-twenty-year-old trope.