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Closer analysis suggests Giuliani-Powell press conference was start of Trump insurrection

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Until this week, the most outrageous thing I’ve seen in my 29 years as a political junkie was the religious right’s four-year campaign to bully the American people into bowing down to Donald Trump. In hindsight, I got a foreshadowing of this when I spent the first six months of my freshman year at the University of North Carolina in the belly of the religious right beast. The mentality that made people willing to do the bidding of a pastor who hid his past in a notorious campus cult was the same mentality that drove the religious right effort to make us bow and pray to the orange god it helped make.

But that looks minor league compared to the spectacle of a president spreading pernicious lies and conspiracy theories claiming that he had been cheated out of victory when he knew full well that he had lost. We now know this not just beyond reasonable doubt, but all doubt thanks to an internal Trump campaign memo obtained by former........

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