For most of Friday, I was exploring the supporting documentation developed by the FBI in its ongoing investigation into the thugs and hooligans who ransacked the Capitol on January 6. This was courtesy of a spectacular database being developed by the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. Some of the details are dizzyingly surreal; there’s one guy named Kevin Lyons who apparently told the FBI that he didn’t know whether he had broken into the Capitol, but that he did have a “dream” in which he saw “a mob of people” shouting and throwing papers up in the air. A dream. It’s the Bobby Ewing defense. I suspect it will not succeed at trial.

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