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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:59 AM

Pro-Trump website "The Donald confirms detailed plans to storm Capitol

Pro-Trump website “TheDonald”confirms detailed plans to storm Capitol and kill members of Congress
Apr 16, 2021 6:00pm EDT by Dartagnan, Community

If there were any lingering doubts as to the violent intentions and motives of those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, those doubts may now be put to rest. From minute details, such as the most effective type of zip ties to restrain elected officials to the most effective methods of killing police officers, the rioters left a chilling and irrefutable electronic trail on a website dedicated to overturning the 2020 election on Donald Trump’s behalf. Prior to Jan. 6, that website, “TheDonald.win,” had generated over 1 million visits per day.

A research group called Advance Democracy, formed by former FBI analyst and Senate investigator Daniel Jones, collected thousands of messages posted by pseudonymous users of the now-defunct website in the days leading up to the insurrection. The posts were distilled into a report and provided to The Washington Post. Jones’ group had previously focused on the online effort to mobilize the riot, and it soon became evident that this particular website served as one of the rioters’ primary organizational hubs.

As reported by the Post’s Craig Timberg:

“The website, TheDonald, played a far more central role in the January 6th Capitol insurrection than was previously known,” he said. “There are thousands of posts — with tens of thousands of comments — detailing plans to travel to Washington and engage in violence against the U.S. Capitol. The ultimate end goal of this violence was, on behalf of Trump, disrupt the Congress and overturn the presidential election.”

Because the posters on this site used pseudonyms, Advance Democracy could not identify them; the logical assumption is that the website and its contents are now being analyzed by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to track the former users through more forensic means. As the Post explains, the website itself grew out of a Reddit forum that served for some time as a “safe space” for racists and conspiracy theorists. Eventually, chafing at Reddit’s moderation rules, the forum became a standalone site, with its web address owned by an Army Veteran named Jody Williams. Williams disbanded the site after the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.

The Post article cites a treasure trove of intensely violent comments and discussions on the site in the weeks leading up to the Jan. 6 assault. Many of those comments clearly go well beyond the aspirational fever dreams of “keyboard commandos,” and involve meticulous and well-coordinated plans, including “shared diagrams of the tunnel systems beneath the Capitol complex,” discussion of travel and funding resources, and most notably, proposed methods to inflict violence, some of which were then employed by the rioters.


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samplegirl Apr 18 OP
soothsayer Apr 18 #1
gab13by13 Apr 18 #2
AZ8theist Apr 18 #3
samplegirl Apr 18 #4
Nexus2 Apr 18 #8
paleotn Apr 18 #10
Maine Abu El Banat Apr 18 #18
soldierant Apr 18 #36
Kid Berwyn Apr 18 #21
malaise Apr 18 #5
samplegirl Apr 18 #38
LittleGirl Apr 18 #6
Ligyron Apr 18 #7
Eyeball_Kid Apr 18 #17
Ligyron Apr 18 #30
Beachnutt Apr 18 #9
SoonerPride Apr 18 #31
marble falls Apr 18 #11
FailureToCommunicate Apr 18 #12
Girard442 Apr 18 #13
oldsoftie Apr 18 #14
JudyM Apr 18 #22
oldsoftie Apr 18 #28
Chin music Apr 18 #37
JudyM Apr 19 #45
paleotn Apr 18 #15
samplegirl Apr 18 #39
paleotn Apr 18 #42
CousinIT Apr 18 #16
dalton99a Apr 18 #19
JohnnyRingo Apr 18 #20
samplegirl Apr 18 #23
DownriverDem Apr 18 #24
ironflange Apr 18 #25
Celerity Apr 18 #26
OverBurn Apr 18 #27
BobTheSubgenius Apr 18 #29
Lisa0825 Apr 18 #33
BobTheSubgenius Apr 19 #46
Baked Potato Apr 18 #32
reACTIONary Apr 18 #34
czarjak Apr 18 #35
Blue Owl Apr 18 #40
budkin Apr 18 #41
paleotn Apr 18 #43
ailsagirl Apr 18 #44

Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:01 AM

1. That's where they posted that handy Capitol map with the tunnels and all

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:15 AM

2. It's good they gave it to the WaPo,

but did they give it to the FBI?

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:16 AM

3. Time for the treasonous congress members to be arrested.

Boebert, Gosar, Biggs, Brooks, et al...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:52 AM

4. Let's see what happens

with the info!

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:21 AM

8. Sadly, I wouldn't hold your breath.

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Response to Nexus2 (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:31 AM

10. Patience.

Americans always want everything to happen yesterday.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:24 AM

18. True

But understandable after the last 4 years.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:14 PM

36. The mills of the gods and the arc of the moral universe

are too slow for most people (Americans, yes, but not only Americans.) That's why "due process" had to be written into the Constitution.

And, of course, so is the right to a speedy trial - which motivates justice workers not to arrest until they have all the evidence needed to convict. The defense can spin it out basically as long as they want, but the prosecution can't. They have to be ready.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:33 AM

21. Instigators and followers.

Lock them all up.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:00 AM

5. Lock up the Insurrectionist in Chief

That is all

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:26 PM

38. Good thing this is

not Hillary or Hunter.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:03 AM

6. So where is that Perp walk video?

Wtf is taking so long? It’s mid-April and we’re all getting impatient waiting for 45 to be arrested!
This is a national security risk!

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:20 AM

7. Fever dream of keyboard warrior is right.

Bad as it was, they accompanied no abductions performed no executions and the ones perhaps serious about doing such treason are being locked up one by one with more to come. Even a seriously trained and talented go team would have been hindered by the thousands of unorganized nutcases wandering about aimlessly and constantly in the way.

Bet Trump and Co thought more would have been accomplished after doing all they could to hinder Leo’s who might stop it so they had plenty of time before there was ever any serious threat to their “mission”.

Those losers failed in their attempt big time and after a short delay, Congress accompanied their mission to certify the count and the election.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:14 AM

17. Bloodshed on BOTH SIDES was miraculously avoided, much of it by sheer dumb luck.

If the counterrevolutionaries had enough strength and tactical skill to hold on to a portion of the Capitol building, they would have brought in the weaponry that was stored outside of the Capitol grounds. That was the plan.

They also just missed, by a whisker, physically confronting the USSS who were protecting Pence and possibly others. If those confrontations had actually happened and there were attempts to capture Pence and others, the Secret Service would have opened fire and the casualty number would have climbed significantly. And the Secret Service would have prevailed. They knew that "this was not a drill."

We should remember that planned physical violence, like war, ALWAYS has the risk of falling into chaos. War is always chaotic. And the storming of the Capitol by paramilitaries was an unofficial act of war. Quite often strategic and tactical plans do NOT go according to design. Too many variables are always at play.

I've had plenty of doubts that the justice system will respond by holding ALL participants accountable, and I share with some of the posters the impatience of a slow process that seemingly drags on forever. I've surmised that there may even be a reluctance by a network of prosecutors to indict and arrest Trump and several members of Congress due to a fear of a wider social uprising in defense of Trump's refusal to acknowledge his electoral loss. Because of the deliberate and thorough investigative process that must be followed in order to secure air-tight cases that would lead to convictions, our impatience can lead to other hypotheses about power dynamics and conspiracies. Let's hold on and monitor the wheels of justice, and presume faith in the system as a guardian against insurrection. It just might work.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:34 PM

30. Agree and not sure what the alternative is, really.

What is maddening is that every move made must take “ The Trump Factor” into account. What will his precious fans think and how will they react? How will that orange idiot react? Worse, if that were even possible, are we going to be able to somehow seat a jury that doesn’t have at least one Trumpster on it eager to insure there is no conviction no matter the
Amount and quality of Evidence presented or the seriousness of the offense.

Gonna be a long, hot Summer and far beyond
I fear.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:25 AM

9. And trump and the gang continue to walk free

How do they continue to evade justice ?

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:39 PM

31. $$$ is the supreme White privilege.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:36 AM

11. Is there more at the link?

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:37 AM

12. Lock 'em all up! Sooner the better, AG Garland.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:39 AM

13. Good interrogaters know to let subjects run their mouths.

Sounds like these clowns ran their mouths a lot. There's probably a lot of actionable intel in there.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:44 AM

14. Well, this is certainly evidence of a Deep State setup against Dear (former) Leader!

Antifa!

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:38 AM

22. A parallel antifa website must surely exist. Or this website itself was crawling with antifa trolls

who were posting in coded language or, alternatively, who instigating the whole thing.



We’ll see how they respond.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:44 PM

28. Nailed it. And I'll see that on FB soon enough i'm sure

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Response to Chin music (Reply #37)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:17 AM

45. 🤔 interesting observation.

Yikes. ... the rest of the story... as if there isn’t enough filthy underbelly already.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:49 AM

15. I know we want them all locked up yesterday...

And my idea of just punishment for this collection of human trash goes way beyond what's legal in this country, but......

Beyond the obvious rioting, assaults of capital police, vandalism and murder of one officer, the prosecution has to be rock solid, because this is far deeper than many imagine. So it must be well investigated, well documented and well proved. And that's not because they're all white. That's because of the nature of the crimes and who was involved.

Think about it. This isn't about a few yokels from fly over country. This probably involves sitting members of Congress, high level administration officials and a former president. And if we don't do this right, it will appear to be political in nature, and we don't lock people up simply for having different political beliefs, no matter how vile or undemocratic.

The collusion, the planning and all who were involved...all of them...must be investigated the right way and solid evidence collected and presented to grand juries. There's no room for even minor fuck ups here and that takes time. Just because you don't see anything splashed across the news on a daily basis, don't think nothings happening. Lots and lots of things are happening that we are not privy to...yet.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:30 PM

39. I hope this not another

Mueller investigation!

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #39)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:54 PM

42. We don't have an AG and assistant AG's running interference

this time. One of Biden's first public statements after he won was zero interference with Justice. That was before Jan 6, but I don't believe it was an off the cuff remark either. Justice goes where the evidence goes and if that means people go to jail, then people go to jail. No interference from the White House.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:30 AM

19. Kick

Users of TheDonald.win also shared advice on bringing firearms into Washington as well as how much ammunition to carry in case the protest turned into a gun battle, and they discussed the legality of carrying other weapons, such as stun guns and small knives, that might not violate the city’s strict gun-control laws.

Other subjects of discussion were the proper length and brand of zip ties for detaining members of Congress and how to use a flagpole and other objects to attack police officers.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:30 AM

20. K&R

The site grew from a racist Reddit into "TheDonald".
What are the odds?

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 11:21 AM

23. So I posted this on

Facebook and they took it down! Facebook is pro trump!

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 11:48 AM

24. Go to

PatriotsWin.com to see what the crazies are saying.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:02 PM

25. Server not found

Quellle surprise.

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Response to ironflange (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:41 PM

26. Because they gave you the wrong url, here is the correct one

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Response to ironflange (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:47 PM

27. The crazies that where at TheDonald are now at https://greatawakening.win/

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:19 PM

29. When I read the headline on the title page, I didn't realize "The Donald" was a website.

For a brief moment - all too brief - I thought it was THE Donald someone stepping on his own d_ and offering up corroboration.

Damn.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #29)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 03:05 PM

33. Same.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #33)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:02 PM

46. Good to hear!

It's always nice to know you weren't alone in your misapprehension.


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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:45 PM

32. The Trump "phenomenon" has resulted in the exposure of RW to investigation

and prosecution more than could ever happen with Democratic control.

Dear Leader Donald failed again.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:12 PM

35. Guilty pleas be plenty pleasing though! Iceberg tip, hopefully.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 08:30 PM

40. The Donald is a big fat piece of goddamned shit

Fuck the donald

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:36 PM

41. It's not defunct, just uses a different url

If you care to subject yourself, Patriots.win

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Response to budkin (Reply #41)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:56 PM

43. The idiots couldn't figure out how to

at least make it difficult to find. Probably thought they could erase it, like anything on the internet ever truly goes away. Not.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:48 PM

44. So when is he scheduled to "pay the piper?"

I’d *really* like to know 🤬😠🤨

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