A public AMA with Seth Abramson, a lawyer and former criminal investigator whose top-ranked substack, Proof, is engaged in the most comprehensive investigation of insurrectionist kingpins in US media.
Okay, I've updated the post above (see the bolded text). Thanks so much to everyone for the questions!
On March 24, the Times reported that the Capitol Police "had opened an investigation into whether members of Congress inappropriately gave visitors access to the Capitol" in the days before the insurrection "after several lawmakers raised concerns that their own colleagues might have allowed members of a pro-Trump mob inside". Do you know anything about this investigation, wouldn't the existence of numerous security cameras make this a fairly easy thing to investigate, and do you think anything will come of it?
Why is the DOJ so ineffective at holding the last administration accountable for their gross misconduct? Is Merrick Garland the wrong man for the job? Trump is going to come out of this unscathed, isn’t he. I’m not feeling optimistic.
I'm in awe at the *massive* amount of work output you put together and in such a well organized and understandable way. I hope you're not burning the candle at both ends. Can you take a break soon to rest?
You're doing such an incredible job and thank you for your HARD work!! Is there any way we can get you on the Rachel Maddow show or have you been in communication with her? Or for that matter, our amazing VP or key higher ups in the FBI? THANK YOU.
Hi Seth. I may have missed you discussing this previously. What is your personal or legal opinion on the validity and necessity of the filibuster in the Senate?
I just read a WP “Special Report”: Inside the ‘shadow reality world’ promoting the lie that the presidential election was stolen. The Trump supporters have bought into the Big Lie wholeheartedly. They are not interested in facts or truth. (No news to those of us who do care.) How can these gullible people get their eyes opened to the truth? I am concerned that it isn’t possible to change their opinions. Your thoughts?
What are your thoughts and observations regarding the Interim suspension of Rudy Giuliani's law license? What does this action mean for Giuliani's legal exposure?
Do you think/suspect that Biden et al are treading lightly for fear of setting off the cult powder keg? Seems like a lot of tfg's groupies are itching for a fight and I am concerned that our leadership is, for example, not bringing appropriate forces to bear on the insurrection leaders (including tfg) because of this.
What are your current thoughts on the House Select Committee? IMO Nancy is fearless!
what if anything can be done about these snowballing Big Lie promoters?
Lindell, Byrne, and Bannon are weaponizing this narrative repeatedly.
What are your thoughts on the likelihood of big fish in Trump's circle (Stone, Giuliani, Trump) or Republican members of Congress (Gosar, Biggs, Greene, Brooks, Tuberville, Cruz) conspiring with paramilitaries to attack the capital?
Seth, your dogs Quinn & Scout are wonderful & non-political, & I enjoy your tweets about them. I see that they’re both hounds, & I’m assuming you & your wife have chosen this breed specifically. What is it about hounds that makes them special?
Are you familiar with the work of Social Scientist Bob Altemeyer on Authoritarians? Here is a link to his free digital book. https://theauthoritarians.org/ . He also coauthored a book with former White House counsel John Dean called "Authoritarian Nightmare" which was recently updated to cover authoritarians and their followers after January 6th.
Do you think Missouri is the most corrupt state in the country? If not, which and briefly, Why?
I’m so frustrated all the Flynn’s are still free and doing harm. What do you think will happen to active duty, promoted to the Pacific General Charles, and pardoned Michael who still incites? The whole family should be investigated.