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    January 23, 2021 | 9:24am 1 of 17 2 of 17 MANE ATTRACTION: Isla Fisher has fun with pal Elsa Pataky’s horse. Instagram 3 of 17 CHILL OUT: “We need to keep our cool,” says Salma Hayek while relaxing on a beach. Instagram 4 of 17 BRIGHT IDEA: “Still at home!” says Elizabeth Hurley, throwing her legs up in a hot pink-themed photo shoot. Instagram 5 of 17 PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez pose on the steps of the Capitol after her performance at President Biden’s inauguration. Instagram 6 of 17 GREEN THUMB: Jared Leto, whose movie “Morbius” just got pushed to...
    Jill Biden, in her first solo outing as first lady, stopped on Capitol Hill to thank National Guard members for their service during her husband's inauguration. She noted the Biden's were a National Guard family, invoking the memory of the late Beau Biden, who served in the Delaware National Guard. 'The National Guard will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens,' she said.  Beau Biden served in Iraq in 2008 and received a visit from his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, at Camp Victory in 2009. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015.  Jill Biden carried a basket filled with chocolate-chip cookies for the service members, who had to spend part of Thursday's cold night in a garage after being told they could not take their breaks in the Capitol. The report of the guards' treatment caused outrage among lawmakers and the service...
    (CNN)Washington has been dysfunctional for a long time. The deep partisan divide has kept Congress from getting big things done. If we're going to change that, we'll have to do it together, especially now that the Senate is split 50-50. Douglas HeyeIt's a tall order, but as a Republican who has spent a good part of the last 30 years on Capitol Hill, I can say this: There is no politician better positioned to make this happen than Joe Biden. I've seen him up close in the two jobs that bookended my career in Congress.Read More I arrived on Capitol Hill in the summer of 1991 as an intern for Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina. The first Democratic politician I met was Biden, ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Helms. I saw a lot of Biden that summer. "Jesse and I have our differences," I...
    Lawmakers are asking the FBI to investigate the role free-speech app Parler – a social media platform favored by conservatives and President Donald Trump’s supporters – played in the Capitol Hill riots, though planning and discussions also occurred on other popular social media platforms. In a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray, House Oversight Committee members Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and James Comer, R-Ky., requested a "robust examination of the role that the social media site Parler played in the assault [on the Capitol]," including its potential use in planning and incitement, as a repository for evidence and a potential conduit for foreign governments to finance civil unrest. Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores shortly after the siege on Capitol Hill over its failure to moderate "egregious content," including violent threats made against lawmakers’ lives and intent to bring weapons to the Jan. 6 riot. Shortly...
    House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is requesting that the FBI probe the social media platform Parler, claiming that it may have played a role in the Capitol Hill riot earlier this month. Rep. Maloney asked the FBI on Thursday to conduct a “robust examination” of “the role that the social media site Parler played in the assault, including as a potential facilitator of planning and incitement related to the violence” in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, according to a report by Washington Post. “In the days and weeks leading up to the siege, press reports detailed the rise of violent threats on Parler against state elected officials for their role in certifying the election results, and later, against Congress and its constitutional role in counting electoral votes,” said Maloney in her request. “It is clear that Parler houses additional evidence critical to investigations of the attack on the...
    Facebook is giving the FBI data on users who took part in the Capitol Hill riot, including their private messages, as many of the events that took place on January 6 appear to have been organized on the social media platform. A criminal complaint filed on Wednesday against New York resident Christopher M. Kelly reveals that a search warrant was issued on his Facebook account, according to a report by Forbes. The FBI wanted Kelly’s private messages — as well as his linked IP address, phone number, and Gmail address — after being tipped off about Facebook posts containing images of him allegedly participating in the Capitol Hill riot earlier this month. “I’ll be with ex-NYPD and some Proud Boys. This will be the most historic event of my life,” said Kelly to another Facebook user who told him to stay safe at the event in Washington, DC, and to watch...
    President Joe Biden will not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray. A senior administration confirmed that, at this time, there are no plans to remove Wray before the end of his term at FBI, which expires in six years, according to CNN. FBI Director Christopher Wray takes part during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice on October 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. – (Photo by SARAH SILBIGER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The White House did not respond to Daily Caller’s inquiries on the subject by press time. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her first press briefing Wednesday that she had not yet discussed the subject with Biden. (RELATED: FBI Director And Acting Attorney General Vow To Prosecute Capitol Hill Rioters) “There’s an ongoing investigation which we certainly support,” Psaki answered when asked by NBC’s Peter Alexander if Wray had briefed Biden on...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday, the start of a new administration and Congress! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 397,600; Tuesday, 399,003; Wednesday, 401,730; Thursday, 406,162. A masked President Biden got to work on Wednesday afternoon with his presidential pen and a stack of executive actions just hours after asking Americans to “end this uncivil war” in what he called “a broken land.”    The 46th president — backed by history-making Vice President Harris, who administered oaths of office on Wednesday to Democratic...
    Leaders of Congress on Wednesday presented President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with traditional inauguration gifts of vases, flags and photos after they took office on the Capitol steps. Democratic and Republican leaders took turns offering their congratulations during the early afternoon event in the Capitol Rotunda. “If we had the lunch, we would have had California wine,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, noting that there would be no luncheon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who is expected to cede control of the chamber later Wednesday to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), presented flags that flew over the building during the inaugural ceremony. “The Star Spangled Banner is our greatest symbol of [the] endurance of the American idea. It flies over this building on triumphant days and on tragic ones for all factions and all parties,” said McConnell (R-Ky.), appearing to allude to this...
    A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection to the violent assault of a police officer during the deadly pro-Trump Capitol Hill riot on Wednesday, Jan. 6 that was captured on video and shown repeatedly throughout the world. Patrick Edward McCaughey III, age 23, of Ridgefield, "knowingly and willfully joined a crowd of individuals who forcibly entered the grounds of the United States Capitol and impeded, disrupted, and disturbed the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate," according to a complaint by Federal authorities. After Metro Police shared images of a suspect wanted in connection to the incident, two tipsters directed authorities to McCaughey. McCaughey was charged with: Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; Restricted building or grounds;  Civil disorder;  Violent entry or disorderly conduct. Officer Daniel Hodges, of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was working his...
    More On: Inauguration 2021 Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman wears Oprah jewelry, Prada at ceremony President Biden pays tribute to heroes at Arlington National Cemetery Meet Nathan Apodaca, the Ocean Spray TikTok star in the Inauguration Parade China sanctions two dozen outgoing Trump officials, including Bannon, Pompeo Leaders of Congress on Wednesday presented President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with traditional inauguration gifts of vases, flags and photos after they took office on the Capitol steps. Democratic and Republican leaders took turns offering their congratulations during the early afternoon event in the Capitol Rotunda. “If we had the lunch, we would have had California wine,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, noting that there would be no luncheon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who is expected to cede control of the chamber later Wednesday to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), presented flags that flew over...
    Amanda Gorman made history as the youngest inaugural poet in US history with her reading of the moving poem 'The Hill We Climb' at Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. Gorman, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles who grew up with a speech impediment, was invited late last month to recite a poem by Jill Biden.  In the powerful piece she called for unity and strength, especially in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, saying 'But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.'  'So let us leave behind a country better than one we were left with,' she recited, urging Americans to choose peace.  The young poet revealed she wrote a few lines a day and finished her piece writing late into the night of January 6, hours after a mob of frenzied Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in a jarring attack that shocked...
    President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural speech Wednesday, repeatedly calling for unity while demonizing some of his fellow Americans as domestic terrorists. “Now the rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat,” Biden said. Biden referred to dark forces in the country endangering the future of the United States and the concept of democracy. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) “History has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we were all created equal and the harsh ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, demonization have long torn us apart,” he said. Biden pointedly spoke about the violent riots on Capitol Hill two weeks earlier...
    The man who organized Boston’s Straight Pride Parade has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the Capitol Building attack. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Mark G. Sahady, 46, of Malden, was arrested and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the Department of Justice said. Sahady’s alleged participation was discovered in photos of the Jan. 6 siege posted online by Sahady’s own group, “Super Happy Fun America.” On that day a pro-Trump mob tried to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s presidency - 5 people died in the mayhem. In August 2019, Sahady’s group threw a “straight pride” parade in Boston to celebrate heterosexual culture and parrot annual gay pride parades. The event attracted 100-200 people and twice as many counterprotesters, according to Newsweek. The charge of entering or remaining in a restricted building or...
    January 20, 2021 9:34 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States (USA), Democrat Nancy Pelosi, affirmed that the outgoing president, Donald Trump, could be an accessory to the deaths occurred during the assault on the Capitol that resulted in 5 fatalities. In an interview in MSNBC, Pelosi repeatedly condemned Trump’s role for inciting violence in the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill. He also stressed that the president’s words are “important.” Did in reference to his claims of voter fraud and his messages encouraging “save America” in the speech he shared with his followers in an act hours before the incident. “They used their words to get to this“He regretted. Similarly, he added that, if it is proven that some members of Congress collaborated with the assailants, both they and Trump could be accomplices of the crimes that...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! Inauguration Day! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 397,600; Tuesday, 399,003; Wednesday, 401,730.   The U.S. death toll is about to exceed World War II fatalities. By comparison, the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic killed 675,000 Americans. In a few hours, President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE will ask Americans, Congress and U.S. allies to band...
    A Republican activist from California who stormed the US Capitol with other President Trump supporters was arrested by federal law enforcement Tuesday. Jorge Riley was charged in Washington, DC after he was seen in photos and video inside the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6, the Sacramento Bee reported. Riley resigned from his positions in the California Republican Assembly last week amid the scandal. In a video posted to Reddit, Riley explains how he other rioters broke into the building. “We breached over there I think. We broke windows. We went into the door. We pushed our way in,” Riley says. Jorge Riley in Washington D.C. on the day of the Capitol riot.Facebook “We pushed our way into Nancy Pelosi’s office. We just kept going further and further,” he said of the fatal attack, which he later described as a “mostly peaceful physical takeover,”...
    DENVER (CBS4)- Denver’s Capitol Hill residents and businesses are bracing for the unknown following reports of possible armed protests at all 50 state capitols around the U.S. “I’m getting old, and I’ve seen a lot of horrible things, and living in Capitol Hill is probably the worst,” said Todd Reed. (credit: CBS) After months of living in the middle of protests, some Capitol Hill residents say the unrest has taken a toll. “We walk the dog around in this area, so we kind of got caught up in the protests, we were not prepared, and our dogs are afraid of pops now,” said Shannon Paul. “That was a very triggering situation for anyone who lives in this area.” Colorado State Patrol is responsible for Capitol security. They’re hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. “Have your voices heard, that’s part of what being an American is all about,...
    Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Inauguration Day is a time of great expectancy and transformation. This year, however, it is one of the most dangerous times in the nation as we pause for the peaceful transfer of power. The federal quadrant of Washington, D.C. has a military presence synonymous with wartime.  There are reports of at least 12 National Guard members being removed from the inauguration patrol duties. Ten were removed because of the FBI vetting process and two others were taken off duty due to inappropriate text messages and emails. There are 25,000 troops in D.C. to protect attendees at the inauguration after the deadly and unprecedented Jan. 6 Capitol Hill insurrection.   Read More: 12 National Guardsmen removed from inauguration over alt-right ties The multi-tier ladder...
    Rep. Raul RuizRaul RuizCHC Chair Castro nominates 'Selena' for National Film Registry ER doctor chosen to lead Hispanic Caucus Gallego tapped to run Hispanic Caucus's campaign arm MORE (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday he tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the latest infection in a burgeoning outbreak on Capitol Hill. Ruiz said he took multiple COVID-19 tests in preparation for his attendance at President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE’s inauguration Wednesday and that while he received an initial negative result over the weekend, he tested positive Tuesday morning. “While I do have mild symptoms, overall I am feeling well and will self-isolate for the recommended time. Thank you everyone for the well wishes,” Ruiz tweeted. While I do have mild symptoms,...
    On his last full day in office, President Donald Trump enjoys a 51 percent approval rating, according to Rasmussen Reports, one of only about three polling firms that have a proven track record for legitimacy and accuracy. Most of the other polls are crap. Rigged. Fake. Not worthy of anyone’s time. Trump’s disapproval rating sits at just 48 percent. There are a lot of media polls that show Trump’s approval rating in the low forties, and even in the thirties. But, over the course of the last few election cycles, we have learned that these are almost all fake polls, rigged polls, polls that in no way reflect reality. And we know this because when the ultimate poll is taken on Election Day, the media polls are all wrong. The whole point of media polls is to mislead, demoralize, and deceive the American people into believing Trump is less popular...
    A 22-year-old Harrisburg home health care aide accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots surrendered to authorities and was arrested Monday in central Pennsylvania, according to the Department of Justice. Riley June Williams was not charged with theft, rather knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S Capitol grounds, federal authorities said. A caller claiming to be an ex-partner of Williams said friends of hers showed him a YouTube video that's since been removed of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Pelosi's office, FBI Special Agent Jonathan Lund said in an affidavit. Lund identified Williams in the 32-minute-long video, where she was seen repeatedly yelling, “Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,” and can be seen physically directing other intruders to proceed up a staircase that was later revealed to be the...
    (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the mob that attacked the Capitol was "provoked" by President Donald Trump."The mob was fed lies," McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said on the Senate floor. "They were provoked by the President and other powerful people."McConnell touted that Congress did its duty despite the violence on January 6, certifying the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris."We'll have a safe and successful inaugural right here on the very front of the Capitol," said McConnell.McConnell's comments came as the Senate prepares to hold an impeachment trial over the House's charge of "incitement of insurrection." McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate has received a message from the House that Trump has been impeached but noted that the House has not yet transmitted the article to the Senate.Read MoreThe Senate Republican leader said Congress would soon turn to work for the...
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    BOSTON (CBS) — A Natick woman and a Malden man were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the Capitol Hill riot. Suzanne Ianni, 59, of Natick, and Mark Sahady, 46, of Malden, will face a judge in a U.S. District Court in Boston. Both were charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restriction building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The FBI identified Ianni as the woman on the left in an image tweeted by the group Super Happy Fun America. Sahady was identified as the man in the grey shirt to the right of Ianni. Bus 1 of 11 coming to Washington DC. See you there! pic.twitter.com/66ktWpwZKL — SuperHappyFunAmerica (@SuperHappyFunA) January 6, 2021 It was determined through a public report that Ianni organized 11 busses for Super Happy Fun America to transport people to D.C. for the Jan. 6 event. Sahady identifies...
    William Barr claimed he found the violence at the U.S. Capitol 'despicable.' In an interview aired by British network ITV on Tuesday, former Attorney General William Barr said Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud and a stolen election helped incite the violent insurrection by Trump's supporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Journalist Rohit Kachroo suggested to Barr, "Perhaps the debate about the integrity of the election was the final straw." Barr responded, "I think that that was the thing that precipitated the riots on the Hill." "I'm sad to see, but not surprised, in a way, to see the kind of violence we saw on Capitol Hill. I consider it despicable," Barr said.
    New York (CNN Business)Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary and former head of the Federal Reserve, is headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday for her confirmation hearing.Yellen is expected to call lawmakers to action to sign off on more pandemic stimulus to get the economy back on track. "Neither the President-elect, nor I, propose this relief package without an appreciation for the country's debt burden," Yellen will tell lawmakers, according to written testimony obtained by CNN. "But right now, with interest rates at historic lows, the smartest thing we can do is act big." Biden last week proposed one of the largest relief packages in history in an effort to address the economic and public health crises he will inherit when he takes office on Wednesday. Lawmakers have already enacted trillions of dollars in relief funds under President Donald Trump to address the crisis created by the coronavirus...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday, Inauguration eve! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 397,600; Tuesday, 399,003.   The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States surpassed 24 million. The world’s most prominently troubled democracy has choreographed a flag-waving, high-alert transfer of power this week featuring a Democrat who won the White House on his third try and who wants to be a uniter, and the twice-impeached Republican president who, even during a deadly pandemic, chose to be a divider.  ...
    The FBI has received nearly 200,000 electronic complaints containing information related to the violent protests on Capitol Hill. Miamimundo / Univision As of this Monday afternoon, the FBI has received about 200,000 electronic complaints related to the violent events of January 6 in the Capitol, according to the FBI division in Washington DC. The complaints began to come in after the FBI urged people across the country to submit information, photos and videos that could be relevant to the ongoing investigation. The information they have so far has been submitted by people who documented the riots and violence that day. Christopher Miller, Acting Secretary of Defense, said in a statement Monday that “there is no intelligence information indicating that there is an internal threat” ahead of Joe Biden’s swearing-in on Wednesday. However, members of the National Guard who are arriving in Washington DC for the inauguration are being examined...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert issued a stinging rebuke of Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, who suggested the Colorado Republican may have shown some of the rioters around Capitol Hill prior to the Jan. 6 attack. The only people Boebert shown around the U.S. Capitol complex are family members, the freshman congresswoman said in a letter to Cohen that was publicly released on Monday, after he indicated there was nefarious intent associated with a "large group" of people accompanying Boebert on a tour of Capitol Hill. "I brought my family to the Capitol on January 2nd for a tour and on the 3rd for pictures to commemorate the day I was sworn in as a Member of the U.S. Congress. Again, the only people I have ever had in the Capitol with me during the 117th Congress are my young children, husband, mom, aunt and uncle," she said. Boebert went on to condemn...
    Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account for the alleged concern that the president might “incite violence.” Meanwhile, left-wing activist John Sullivan, who was arrested and charged in connection to the Capitol Hill riot, remained on the social media platform for another two weeks after the president was banned. His YouTube account remains active. Utah-based left-wing activist John Sullivan, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly participating in the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, still had a Twitter account until Monday afternoon, when the account was eventually banned after several media outlets began reporting its existence. Twitter had permanently banned President Trump following the events on Capitol Hill, claiming that it did so “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” In a similar move, YouTube suspended the president’s channel “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.” Sullivan, however, still has a YouTube account, which was active as early as...
    In a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” network contributor Donna Brazile weighed in on the notion that the violent Black Lives Matter protests that took place in the name of social justice in 2020 are akin to riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brazile said she is “sad” to hear people make the comparison because she never felt “unsafe” during the social justice protests. She said “there is no comparison” between the two because the chaos at the Capitol was “armed insurrectionists” and “militia.” “I’m sad to hear all of this comparison,” Brazile stated. “We’re under siege. We had armed insurrections, militia, people driving around our neighborhoods. I mean, I never felt unsafe last summer. I was disappointed. I was angry. I condemned the people who went out with rocks and bottles following the deaths of unarmed black people across the country. I understood their frustration, but yet I...
    Monday, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reacted to footage from The New Yorker of a group of President Donald Trump rioters earlier this month storming the U.S. Capitol. Dingell told CNN’s “New Day” that she did not realize in the moment “how much danger” she and other members of Congress were in. She said after the storming of the Capitol, she realized the rioters “wanted to kidnap” and “kill” members of Congress. “You know, when we were right in the middle of it, I don’t think I really realized how much danger we were in,” Dingell recalled. “We hadn’t seen television. And quite frankly, if you are a woman from Michigan, I’ve been living in the Donald Trump hell tunnel for a couple of years, with militia outside of my home, with assault weapons, rants and raves. And I thought I was safe inside the United States Capitol. When ultimately, they...
    Getty Images The Capitol Building was sent into lockdown on Monday and a Biden inauguration rehearsal was evacuated after a fire broke out at a homeless encampment nearby. The D.C. Fire Department said they extinguished a blaze near the Navy Yard on H Street, and that there were no injuries. A thick cloud of smoke could be seen on videos posted to social media. #DCsBravest responded to an outside fire in the 100 block of H St SE that has been extinguished. There were no injuries. This accounts for smoke that many have seen. — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 18, 2021 Huge cloud of smoke in Washington DC Freeway at 395- 695 Freeway right. G the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/EQnv0OMRxE — Saqib Ul Islam (@SaqibIslam) January 18, 2021 According to NBC correspondent Pete Williams, officials said the lockdown was prompted by a fire in a homeless encampment. Update...
    One of the Donald Trump supporters that stormed Capitol Hill earlier this month is an ex-school therapist who quit her job to expose 'human trafficking and pedophillia'. Christine Marie Priola, 49, who used to work as a school therapist in Ohio before quitting her job with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, who photographed among the crowds that swarmed Capitol Hill on January 6. Priola resigned from her role as a school therapist the day after the picture of her standing at Mike Pence's desk in the House was taken, NBC News reports.  Christine Marie Priola, 49, (right) was photographed inside Capitol Hill during the riot on January 6 in which Trump supporters tried to prevent Congress from formally confirming Joe Biden's election victory In her resignation letter on January 7, Priola linked her decision to three factors, including moving on to 'expose the global evil of human trafficking and pedophillia,...
    A woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly claiming she was an officer and part of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, according to a D.C Capitol Police arrest report obtained by The Hill. The woman allegedly told officers at a checkpoint near Columbus Circle that she was “a part of the presidential cabinet” as she presented a military police challenge coin, according to an arrest report obtained by The Hill. The woman, who multiple outlets identified as 63-year-old Connecticut resident Linda Magovern, approached the checkpoint at approximately 8:45 a.m. in a vehicle, Capitol Police said in a press release. Magovern was again halted close to Union Station after she drove around Columbus Circle, the report said, according to The Hill. The Connecticut woman was arrested for suspicion of alleged false impersonation of a police officer, failing to obey and taking flight from police, the report said, according to The Hill. The woman...
    Social media giveth; social media taketh away. A Florida man who used Instagram and Facebook to post about his participation in the pro-Trump siege of the U.S. Capitol Complex last week was charged with four federal crimes on Friday. Notably, one of those posts contained his stated belief that he had recently aced an interview with federal agents. “Just finished speaking to an FBI agent,” Samuel Camargo wrote on Facebook on January 8. “I believe I’ve been cleared.” A previous Facebook post begged forgiveness over his admitted role in the violent attack on the national seat of government: To all my friends, family, and people of the United States of America I apologize for my actions today at the Capitol in D.C. I was involved in the events that transpired earlier today. I will be getting off all social media for the foreseeable future and will cooperate with all...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver say they are concerned about their safety just days before a presidential inauguration which has put state capitols on alert across the country. Those who live and work close to the Colorado State Capitol say they’ve already seen suspicious behavior, but also feel more prepared for any demonstrations that may turn violent. (credit: CBS) “It doesn’t feel good, it doesn’t feel safe,” said Annie Arevalo, a Capitol Hill resident who has lived near the Capitol for three years. She respects the right of anyone to protest and says she was glad to see the demonstrations last summer related to Black Lives Matter, but worries about some of the interactions near her home recently. “The last couple of weeks we’ve had some unrest going on, and there’s some trucks that just come in with their flags, and we know they...
    The Justice Department said that despite calls during the attack to capture some elected officials and kill Vice President Mike Pence, no evidence had been found to show that such a project was seriously considered. LUS Department of Justice investigators have so far found no evidence that rioters who attacked the Capitol last week planned to capture and murder elected officials. In a hearing in Arizona court on Friday into the detention of one of the rioters, Jacob Chansley, a QAnon conspirator, federal prosecutors reconsidered previous accusations that supporters of President Donald Trump were planning to “Capture and assassinate elected officials” during the January 6 attack in Washington. In a previous testimony in court, prosecutors invoked the murder plan to demand the continued detention of Jacob Chansley, 33, who became famous around the world after being pictured shirtless in a horned shaman’s outfit during the riot. Ariozona prosecutors...
    In an Arizona court hearing on Friday into the detention of one of the rioters, Jacob Chansley, a QAnon conspiratorial activist, federal prosecutors reconsidered their previous accusations that supporters of President Donald Trump were planning to “capture and assassinate elected officials” in the January 6 attack in Washington. In a previous testimony in court, prosecutors invoked the murder plan to demand the continued detention of Jacob Chansley, 33, who became famous around the world after being pictured shirtless in a horned shaman’s outfit during the riot. Arizona prosecutors on Friday withdrew their charges after the Justice Department said despite calls during the attack to capture some elected officials and kill Vice President Mike Pence, no evidence had not been found which shows that such a project was seriously considered. “There is no direct evidence at this stage of the existence of teams to capture and assassinate,” (elected officials), Michael...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Another Virginia man has been arrested for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riots last week. Jacob Hiles, who wore goggles and a F*ck Antifa sweatshirt when he and a violent mob stormed the Capitol building during a Save America rally in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021, allegedly wrote on Facebook, “Feelin cute…might start a revolution later, IDK — in Capitol Hill.” Crisis at the Capitol: Complete Coverage ARRESTED: Virginian, Jacob Hiles, who allegedly wrote on Facebook: “Feelin cute…might start a revolution later, IDK – in Capitol Hill”.He wore goggles inside the Capitol. He was wearing a F*CK ANTIFA sweatshirt inside the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/oTL88rm8BM — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 16, 2021 According to the arrest warrant, Hiles posted multiple photos and videos on his Facebook account of himself storming the Capitol including selfies. “After being tear gassed for an hour, we entered the...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Another Virginia man has been arrested for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riots last week. Jacob Hiles, who wore goggles and a F*ck Antifa sweatshirt when he and a violent mob stormed the Capitol building during a Save America rally in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021, allegedly wrote on Facebook, “Feelin cute…might start a revolution later, IDK — in Capitol Hill.” Crisis at the Capitol: Complete Coverage ARRESTED: Virginian, Jacob Hiles, who allegedly wrote on Facebook: “Feelin cute…might start a revolution later, IDK – in Capitol Hill”.He wore goggles inside the Capitol. He was wearing a F*CK ANTIFA sweatshirt inside the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/oTL88rm8BM — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 16, 2021 According to the arrest warrant, Hiles posted multiple photos and videos on his Facebook account of himself storming the Capitol including selfies. “After being tear gassed for an hour, we entered the...
    The authorities fear new troubles on the sidelines of the swearing in of Joe Biden. UA heavily armed man was arrested in Washington on Friday as he tried to pass one of the many checkpoints near the Capitol, where Joe Biden will be sworn in in a few days, according to a police report. Loaded handgun and over 500 rounds Wesley Allen Beeler, a native of Virginia, presented himself Friday evening at a checkpoint not far from the Capitol, details a police report consulted Saturday by ., confirming information from CNN. Police found a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the individual’s possession. He was arrested immediately after. In reaction to the violent assault on Capitol Hill by pro-Trump supporters on January 6, Washington has in recent days taken on the appearance of an entrenched camp with its concrete...
    New York : The “Trumpistas” stormed the US Congress on January 6. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / . Jennifer Ryan, the Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to Washington to participate in the assault on Capitol last week, she is the most recent indicted at the federal level for the events. The one involved, who calls herself Jenna Ryan On social media, he described the January 6 attack, in which five people died, including a police officer from the compound, as “the best day” of his life. He documented trip and assault on social media Federal authorities alleged in court documents on Friday quoted by the Telemundo network that Ryan traveled with a group to Washington DC on January 5 and documented his two-day trip on social media. In a video that was later removed, Ryan states: “We are going to arrive and...
    Americans are nearly unanimous in opposition to the Wednesday, Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, and about three-quarters said Donald Trump bears some responsibility for the violence, according to a new poll. But when only Republicans are considered, there's higher approval for the actions of the outgoing president - an illustration of a deep schism in American politics. Released Friday, Jan. 15, the ABC News/Washington Post poll found about 90 percent of Americans are opposed to the Jan. 6 attempted coup at the Capitol Building. The riot forced politicians and staff to shelter in place, left five people dead, and dozens injured. About seven out of 10 Americans said Trump bears at least some responsibility for the attack. Among all Americans, about 56 percent said they favor efforts by Congress to bar Trump from ever holding elected office again, the poll said.  Slightly fewer people - 54 percent -...
    A few days before the official end of his mandate, Donald Trump seems more and more isolated. After the recent events on Capitol Hill and the second impeachment procedure initiated by the House of Representatives, the popularity of the Republican president has fallen further. This is in any case what reveals a survey carried out by Ipsos between January 8 and 9, 2021. Of the 570 Americans questioned in the survey, 69% said they did not trust the current tenant of the White House and his ability to protect American democracy. 56% of those questioned go so far as to say that the president should be removed from his functions before the official end of his mandate and the inauguration of Joe Biden, scheduled for January 20. An unprecedented distrust Such mistrust of the head of state is unprecedented in the history of the United States. Indeed, according...
    OhStudents at a school in Florida recorded the moment they decided to teach about the attack on the Capitol, informing the class that the riot had occurred, not by Trump supporters, but by members of Antifa (an anti-fascist movement associated with the extreme left). The students began to argue that one of them was wearing a hat and the other was in favor of Donald Trump. “They were paid to be there and cause the riot, they had to look like Trump supporters, so they wore hats and carried Trump flags,” replied the teacher who taught the class at the school instead of the permanent teacher. Lake of Wales. To the teacher, Knee it Yahoo, Cites an article in the Conservative Washington Times, which wrote that Antifa members’ face recognition was recognized among Trump supporters, which was later denied and the article corrected. Another student recalled that they were Trump...
    DENVER (CBS4)– After last week’s protest at the state Capitol, businesses around Capitol Hill in Denver aren’t taking any chances leading up to Inauguration Day. Many are boarding up windows while staying open just to be safe. (credit: CBS) This isn’t the first time City, O’ City has been boarded up. The restaurant, at 13th Avenue and Sherman Street, has put plywood up and taken it down a few times over the last eight months. “We can’t wait for this to be over,” said Juan Flores, a manager at the restaurant. “We’re definitely in the center of the city where everything happens, so we’re just well-prepared for things to be different. We take it day-by-day.” City, O’ City diners are still allowed inside, but from the outside, Flores says it’s hard to tell. “We have to be effective in communicating to staff and guests, ‘These are our hours, they’re ever-changing,...
    President-elect Joe Biden admonished GOP members on Friday who didn’t wear masks, despite the coronavirus pandemic, while hiding during the Capitol riot, The Hill reported. The president-elect expressed his shock at seeing that Congressional members declined to put on masks when they were in safe rooms during the riot. Biden said that he was “so proud of my congressman right here in the state of Delaware, Lisa Blunt Rochester,” who attempted to hand out masks to other lawmakers during the riot, though some Republicans declined. “What the hell’s the matter with them? It’s time to grow up,” Biden said. “Result? At least four members of Congress today, including a cancer survivor, now have Covid-19 who were in those rooms. For God’s sake. Wear a mask if not for yourself. For your loved ones for your country. These are real matters of life and death,” Biden said. At least four...
    President-elect Joe Biden scolded Republican members of Congress on Friday who did not wear masks during the riots on Capitol Hill last week, as the coronavirus pandemic continues. “What the hell’s the matter with them?” Biden asked. “It’s time to grow up.” The president-elect spoke about the incident during a speech on how he planned to speed up the vaccination of Americans for coronavirus. Biden said he found it “shocking” after a video emerged of Republicans refusing to wear masks during the Capitol Hill lockdown, even when Democrat members of Congress offered them one. “I know it’s become a partisan issue, but what a stupid, stupid thing for it to happen,” he said. “This is a patriotic act.” “For God’s sake, wear a mask,” he continued. “If not yourself but for your loved ones, for your country. These are really matters of life and death.” Biden blamed the Republicans...
    For the first time in nearly 50 years, anti-abortion activists will not march on the Supreme Court this January. The March for Life, the largest annual anti-abortion protest, announced Friday afternoon that because of the twin concerns of COVID-19 and increased security on Capitol Hill, it will not hold the event in Washington, D.C., this year. Instead, it will hold an online rally in late January. "We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life — and we look forward to being together in person next year," the group said in a statement. The event, which has taken place every year since the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, typically consists of a rally on the National Mall and a march up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court. It gained...
    New York : Jacob Albert Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, in the plenary session of the Senate after breaking into the Capitol on January 6. Photo: Win McNamee / . WASHINGTON – A man who stormed in on Jan. 6 disguised as a bison, wearing a horned hat and no shirt into the Capitol in Washington and momentarily presided over the US Senate has requested that the outgoing president, Donald trump, grant you forgiveness. This is how he made it known Albert Watkins, the lawyer of Jacob Albert Chansley, also know as Jake angeli, a member of the conspiracy theory movement QAnon calling himself “Yellowstone Wolf” on his YouTube channel, local media said Thursday. “Given the peaceful and obedient manner in which Mr. Chansley conducted himself, it would be appropriate and honorable for the President to forgive Mr. Chansley and other peaceful like-minded individuals,”...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    Three Capitol Police officers have described being beaten, tasered with bear mace and having their weapons ripped from them by the MAGA mob who shouted they wanted to 'kill them with their own guns' last Wednesday.  Michael Fanone, 40, Christina Laury and 32-year-old Daniel Hodges were among the Capitol cops who were overpowered by the mob on January 6.  On Thursday, they spoke at a press conference to share details of how the rioters beat them after breaking in to the Capitol Building while the House certified the election result.  Fanone, a father-of-four, told how the rioters tried to grab his gun and yelled: 'Kill him with his own gun!'  Officer Michael Fanone is showing being crushed by the mob as he tries to defend the Capitol on January 6 Fanone was completely outnumbered. He said the mob reached for his gun and yelled 'we got one! we...
    An uneasy peace has settled in Washington, D.C., with a week to go before Inauguration Day and a week after deadly violence tore through Capitol Hill. Congress is out of session until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated next week, buildings are boarded up across the city, the National Guard has descended upon the district, and President Trump no longer has an outlet (Twitter) to feed into the insatiable news cycle. One of the White House press pool reports from Thursday bore the simple subject line: “No news.” The constant talk of elections, fraud, protests, and the Electoral College has given way to an eerie calm after the events of Jan. 6, events which have left a poignant mark on the capital and will undoubtedly shape changes (some that are already being felt) in the weeks and months to come. Exactly one week after the Capitol Hill...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 374,329; Tuesday, 376,280; Wednesday, 380,796; Thursday, 384,764; Friday, 388,692. President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again MORE asked Congress and Americans to back a $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal to improve responses to the coronavirus pandemic and help workers, businesses, and state and local governments hang on when more than a...
    A case filed by the Department of Justice in court calls for the continued detention of Jacob Chansley, this conspiratorial QAnon pictured shirtless in a horned shaman’s outfit during the riot in Vice President Mike Pence’s office. “Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions on Capitol Hill, shows that the intent of the rioters on Capitol Hill was to capture and murder elected officials in the United States government,” prosecutors write of the assault on 6 January. They said Mr Chansley, 33, left a note for Mr Pence’s attention on the Senate dais where the Deputy Speaker had stood a few minutes earlier, on which was written: ‘This is no it is only a matter of time, justice arrives “. During the day of chaos in the heart of American democracy, elected officials had to go into hiding because they feared for their lives and at least five...
    A man who broke into the Capitol on January 6 disguised as a bison, shirtless, has asked President Donald Trump to grant him his pardon | 01/15/2021 | ionicons-v5-c01: 00 | – . | A man who stormed on January 6 disguised as a bison, wearing a horned hat and without a shirt on Capitol Hill in Washington and momentarily presided over the US Senate has asked the outgoing president, Donald Trump, to grant him pardon. This was announced by Albert Watkins, the lawyer for Jacob Albert Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, a member of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement who calls himself « Yellowstone Wolf » on his YouTube channel, local media said Thursday . « Given the peaceful and obedient manner in which Mr. Chansley behaved, it would be appropriate and honorable for the President to forgive Mr. Chansley and other peaceful like-minded individuals, » said the Ombudsman whose presence...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    Federal investigators are looking into a city Department of Sanitation employee after he was caught on video at the Capitol Hill riot last week when thousands of President Trump supporters stormed the building, The Post has learned. Dominick Madden, 43, was identified in videos circulating on social media showing him standing outside the Capitol building during the violent siege in Washington, DC last Wednesday, police sources said. Madden appears to be the man in the videos wearing a blue “QAnon” hoodie, a baseball cap and waving a Trump flag. “When we go one, we go all! Let’s go!” he shouts the “QAnon” slogan. “This is our country! This is our country!” The FBI is investigating Madden to see if he broke any law, the sources said, adding that the sanitation employee has also been banned from Facebook. Madden still remains on the job pending an investigation....
    More On: capitol riot Prosecutor: Air Force vet carrying zip ties in Capitol riot intended to take hostages Octopus of Big Tech is strangling America FBI tracking ‘concerning’ online buzz related to Inauguration Day Airline unveils new security measures on flights to, from DC Federal investigators are looking into a city Department of Sanitation employee after he was caught on video at the Capitol Hill riot last week when thousands of President Trump supporters stormed the building, The Post has learned. Dominick Madden, 43, was identified in videos circulating on social media showing him standing outside the Capitol building during the violent siege in Washington, DC last Wednesday, police sources said. Madden appears to be the man in the videos wearing a blue “QAnon” hoodie, a baseball cap and waving a Trump flag. “When we go one, we go all! Let’s go!” he shouts the “QAnon” slogan....
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was at the U.S. Capitol on the day a violent mob breached the building in an effort to halt the certification of the Nov. 3 presidential election, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Thursday.Asked during a Facebook Live event how many of his deputies were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Villanueva said one individual from his department had identified him or herself as being at the scene, "and that information has been passed on to the FBI.''In a subsequently released statement, the sheriff said, "I am very concerned one of my deputies may have been involved in wrongdoing at the U.S. Capitol,'' adding that an administrative investigation has been opened into the matter and he has briefed the FBI.Villanueva did not provide details on whether the deputy took part in the insurrection or is accused of committing any specific...
    The flag is considered by many Americans to be a symbol of slavery and racism. LThe man who waved the Confederate flag during the storming of the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump has been arrested in the state of Delaware, the Washington prosecutor said Thursday. The controversial flag is seen by many as a symbol of racism. The suspect, Kevin S., has been charged with illegally and forcibly entering a government building. The man has appeared waving a Confederate flag in numerous pictures published after the assault. If many supporters of Donald Trump from the southern states regularly display it, this flag is for many Americans a symbol of slavery and racism. At least five people were killed in the assault on Capitol Hill last week as Congress convened to certify the presidential election results. The violence sparked outrage in the...
    The Capitol Hill siege may have taken place just eight days ago, but it's already one for the history books, according to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. According to Smithsonian, the magazine published by the Smithsonian, museum curators have already gathered dozens of materials from the attack that will someday be considered historic artifacts. Among the items obtained were a sign reading, “Off with their heads — stop the steal,” and a small, hand-written poster saying, “Trump won, swamp stole.” Anthea Hartig, the director of the National Museum of American History, said preserving these materials is important for future generations to understand the deadly events of Jan. 6, a day when lawmakers convened to count electoral votes and affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. "As an institution, we are committed to understanding how Americans make change. This election season has offered remarkable instances of the pain and...
    As Joe Biden’s investiture ceremonies approach, on January 20, and after the recent violence on Capitol Hill, Washington is under siege. National Rank reservists sleep on the floor inside the US Congress. “It’s surreal. Never has this place looked so much like a fortress.” A week after the invasion of Capitol in Washington by pro-Trump who killed four, up to 20,000 National Guard reservists were mobilized to ensure the security of the premises. The soldiers camp in the Capitol and sleep on the ground next to their gun. The United States Congress is transformed into an entrenched camp. The channel’s Congress correspondent CNN, Manu Raju, commented on the scene, throwing: “It’s surreal. Never has this place looked so much like a fortress.”. He also added: “When you walk into these places, it feels like a battlefield.” “It’s really striking to see this but it’s necessary” ...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland school occupational therapist who resigned after the riots at the U.S. Capitol was charged Thursday with taking part in the breach. Christine Priola, 49, was arrested at her home and charged with entering a restricted building, violent entry and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, said FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson. Court documents don’t list an attorney for Priola, and a phone number listed for her has been disconnected. RELATED STORY: Ohio School Therapist Resigns After Alleged Involvement In U.S. Capitol Riots Priola submitted a resignation letter to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District after social media users linked her to photos taken of supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed and ransacked the Capitol. Her resignation letter said she was switching careers to focus on exposing human trafficking and pedophilia, citing beliefs that are in line with a conspiracy theory espoused by some Trump supporters. Federal agents...
    New York (CNN Business)Law enforcement agencies are rounding up suspected rioters, combing through social media evidence, and uncovering the true depth of the plot to overtake the Capitol and stop the certification of Joe Biden's election.The story is getting bigger every day. But there is also a concerted effort underway, all across the pro-Trump media landscape, to make it smaller.Far-right personalities are trying to minimize the Capitol attack and divert blame away from President Trump. There are even some strands of full-fledged 1/6 denialism, something akin to the 9/11 "truther" movement that has festered on the internet for nearly 20 years.CNN's Ed Lavandera interviewed pro-Trump protesters in Texas six days after the domestic terror attack and reported that "the conspiracy theories are running rampant."One of the Trump supporters, Ryan Wolfe, told Lavandera, "I believe that either foreign intelligence officers or local militant groups incited the conflict."Stelter: Fox News and Facebook...
    In the wake of the Capitol Hill riot, the FBI has created a way for people to quickly inform feds if they suspect someone of having taken part in the Jan. 6 attack in Washington, D.C. An online form was created for the FBI tips page - tips.fbi.gov - where people can help the Federal Bureau of Investigation “identify individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C.” The form allows for the submission of photos and videos as well as written information at fbi.gov/USCapitol. The goal of the form, the FBI said, is to “preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity." Tips can also be made to the FBI by phone at 1 (800) 225-5324. On Jan. 6, the Capitol Building was stormed by a hoard of pro-Trump terrorists who broke into the nation’s premier government building with the intent...
    (CNN)The son of the co-creator of comic book hero Captain America said he was "appalled" and "disgusted" when he saw Capitol Hill rioters wearing t-shirts and shields referencing the superhero. "Captain America is the absolute antithesis of Donald Trump," Neal Kirby told CNN's Jake Tapper in a statement Wednesday. "Where Captain America is selfless, Trump is self-serving. Where Captain America fights for our country and democracy, Trump fights for personal power and autocracy." Chris Evans nearly turned down the Captain America roleOn Wednesday, January 6, hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters forced their way inside the Capitol during the ceremonial counting of the Electoral College vote to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.While watching videos of the riot, Kirby said he "noticed someone in a Trump/Capt. America t-shirt" and believes he "caught a quick glance of someone with a Captain America shield" -- images he said he finds disgusting. Read MoreNeal...
    The House Democratic Whip is charging that sitting lawmakers gave inside help to MAGA mob rioters – as a group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding to know how rioters appeared to gain 'unusually detailed knowledge' of the Capitol they ransacked.     Rep. James C. Clyburn of South Carolina is pointing to rioters who located his own unmarked office, as well as 'tours' that several Democrats say GOP lawmakers provided in advance of the January 6 riot.  'Well, it seems to me that something was going on – some coordination was going on between sitting members of Congress and some of these called visitors to the Capitol,' Clyburn said.  A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (N.J.), have written Capitol Police demanding the identities of people who toured Capitol facilities the day before the riot – along with any information on the members who brought them there. Sherrill is...
    The Idaho man photographed last week climbing down from the Senate balcony during the Capitol Hill riot is once again apologizing for his actions following his release from jail ahead of trial.  Josiah Colt, a 34-year-old from Boise, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the Justice Department. A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Colt turned himself in to the FBI in Idaho earlier this week and was released Wednesday pending he follows a list of pretrial requirements, KTVB reports.  "I didn't hurt anybody, didn't take anything, didn't break anything," Colt told the station after walking out of the Ada County Jail. "My intention was just to go there to have my voice heard. I do love America. Like I said, I apologize....
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    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    New York : Christopher Stanton Georgia, one of the pro-Trump supporters arrested for the robbery on the Capitol last week who committed suicide in his home in Georgia, worked in the banking sector and was not known publicly for his political positions. Stanton Georgia, 53, committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest last Saturday after he was arrested days before in Washington for violently breaking into the federal Congress as part of the mobilization in support of the outgoing president. The man faced charges of trespassing on public property and had pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor during a hearing on January 7. However, some of those who knew the accused do not remember him as an aggressive or violent person; also not inclined to politics. “He was a loving father” Jace Carreras, a neighbor of the suicide bomber, told The Sun: “He was a loving father. I...
    Rudy Giuliani claimed he was just quoting 'Game of Thrones' when he shouted to the crowd at last Wednesday's 'Save America' rally, 'let's have trial by combat!' before members stormed the Capitol.  In an interview with The Hill newspaper, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer explained he was referring to 'the kind of trial that took place for Tyrion in that very famous documentary about fictitious medieval England.'   'When Tyrion, who is a very small man, is accused of murder. He didn't commit murder, he can't defend himself, and he hires a champion to defend him,' Giuliani said.  Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's private attorney, told The Hill newspaper that he was quoting 'Game of Thrones' when he told the 'Save America' rally crowd last Wednesday that he wanted a 'trial by combat.' Members of the crowd later attacked the U.S. Capitol Building   Giuliani told the newspaper that he...
    Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds said Thursday that it was “equally as wrong” for Democrats to accuse President Donald Trump of being a white supremacist as it was to storm the Capitol. “It was wrong. Flat out wrong for the members on the other side of the aisle to use that [language],” Donalds told “Fox & Friends.” “What happened in the Capitol last week was wrong. It was a tragedy for our country. It was, in some respects, yes, an insurrection. But to use white supremacy and this language is also equally as wrong,” Donalds continued. (RELATED: Rep. McClintock: ‘If We Had Prosecuted BLM And Antifa … With The Same Determination,’ Capitol Riot Might Not Have Happened) The congressman suggested it was time that lawmakers started holding themselves “accountable” for using inflammatory language. During the impeachment debate Wednesday, Democratic representatives attacked Trump as a racist and white supremacist, including...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    WASHINGTON (KDKA) – It’s something that has been mentioned, but is now being investigated. Were there people on the inside, including members of Congress, giving tours to rioters last week? It’s something that is being looked at and reviewed. There’s also talk that Capitol Police may have helped President Donald Trump supporters. According to Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, there are a lot of videos out there of what happened at the U.S. Capitol that investigators will be checking out. He chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Capitol Police and the Sergeant-At-Arms office. He also said these alleged tours consisted of groups of people and that is something that will be looked at as well. “It’s mind-boggling, I mean, that congressmen, sitting congressmen, may actually have helped insurrectionists storm the Capitol, that’s Benedict Arnold territory,” said former U.S. Attorney, Harry Litman. Several people involved in...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 374,329; Tuesday, 376,280; Wednesday, 380,796; Thursday, 384,764.    Deaths worldwide approach 2 million.   Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 23 million. The House voted to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpCotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce impeachment articles against Biden ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post MORE on Wednesday for his role in last week’s riot...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    A Portland, Ore. TV reporter pressed Mayor Ted Wheeler Tuesday about whether his ineffectiveness at quelling the violence in his city over the past year played a role in last week's riots on Capitol Hill.  During an interview with KATU reporter Genevieve Reaume, Wheeler vowed to hold those responsible for the unrest in Portland, which has garnered national attention following the death of George Floyd.  However, it was a question that tied the violence in his city to the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C. that appeared to strike a nerve with the Democratic leader.  "Last week, we watched as pro-Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol, the insurrection was unlike anything that this country has ever seen," Reaume began. "But just three weeks ago, protesters broke into the Oregon state capitol. I have heard people at these protests elsewhere saying, 'Well, they let it happen in Portland, so why not do it here?'" PORTLAND RETAIL CHAIN ANNOUNCES...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that...
    Supporters of President Trump in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Since the January 6 Capitol Hill riots, there has been much talk about adding rioters to the federal no-fly list. In a January 12 press conference, the FBI said it was considering the move. There's a difference between the federal no-fly lists and airlines' own, internal no-fly lists. Little is known about the highly secretive federal list, which has been criticized on the basis of impinging on civil liberties, as well as for its potential for profiling and discrimination. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shortly after pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol, videos of passengers being arrested or deplaned went viral on social media, with some people claiming they show Capitol rioters being prevented from flying because they've been put on the no-fly list. While many of those claims...
    The president was accused of inciting the assault on the Capitol that occurred last Wednesday, in which 5 people died. U.S. The mandatary Donald Trump makes history this Wednesday, but in a negative way. The tycoon becomes the only president of the United States to be subjected to two political trials. A couple of minutes ago, the House of Representatives approved accusing the president of “inciting insurrection” for the violent events on Capitol Hill. Does not recognize anything In his defense, days ago Trump denied such accusations and has described this process not only as unfair but also as well as a “continuation of the witch hunt” against him. So many congressmen Republican Democrats, they showed no mercy and vThey voted in favor of impeachment. The voting that began in the morning hours, maintained a hostile debate in which the congressmen gave arguments for...
    Donald Trump becomes the only US president to go through this process twice | 01/13/2021 | ionicons-v5-c15: 11 | . | The US House of Representatives approved this Wednesday the opening of a new impeachment against the outgoing president, Donald trump, this time under the accusation of « incitement to insurrection », for last week’s assault on the Capitol. Trump thus becomes the only president in US history to be politically prosecuted on two occasions. This Wednesday’s vote ended with 232 votes in favor and 197 against, with ten Republican legislators joining the entire Democratic caucus. « We know that the US president incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love, » said Nancy Pelosi, the president of the Low camera, in the debate prior to the vote. U.S unprecedented political tension in...
    Former Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, condemned the Capitol Hill siege as "a sad and tragic day." During remarks at a virtual forum held on Wednesday, Gardner bemoaned the “damage of what happened to U.S. credibility” one week after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol, arguing that the country's standing in the world will suffer as a result. "There is diseased tissue in this country. Hatred, division, and incivility, that poses a significant problem to the United States, our credibility long-term. And if we don't address that, fix that, stop that continued corruption of that tissue, it's a good day in Moscow and a good day in Beijing and a bad day for the United States. And we cannot let that continue. So, we have to bring this nation together," Gardner said during the event held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank based in Washington,...
    January 13, 2021 5:42 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The House of Representatives of the United States (USA) approved this Wednesday the opening of a new political trial against the outgoing president, Donald Trump, this time under the accusation of “incitement to insurrection” after last week’s assault on the Capitol by a mob of his followers, who left five dead. Developing
    Protesters chanting Black Lives Matter slogans on Wednesday clashed with Capitol Hill police outside the fence erected last week to keep Congress safe during President-elect Joe Biden's transition to power. The group, which was attempting to tie a banner with the slogan "EXPEL ALL FASCISTS" to the fence, met strong resistance from the police, which ordered them to leave Capitol Hill because they were protesting without a permit. Protesters resisted and shouted at the police line. Capitol Hill police, as well as a contingent of the National Guard, pushed the group off the Hill before dispersing them. The protest began when members of the group ShutDownDC invited protesters to write the names of congressional Republicans who had backed President Trump's attempts to challenge the election on Jan. 6. The group singled out Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as the Republicans who most urgently needed to be...
    What really happened at the Capitol Hill riots?
    The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots
    Various videos show fencing and guards surrounding the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Video footage The Hill tweeted Wednesday depicts the new equipment and guards surrounding the Capitol. Rioters breached the Capitol building last week during a protest that turned into a deadly riot against the Electoral College’s certification of the presidential election results. (RELATED: Five People Died In The Capitol Riot. Here’s What We Know About Them) New fencing, barriers, and armed guards are placed around the Capitol in advance of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. pic.twitter.com/jPpWffZJiy — The Hill (@thehill) January 13, 2021 NG posted up near the Capitol. I asked where they were from they said PA pic.twitter.com/PwLhCzDwn1 — Richie????McG???? (@RichieMcGinniss) January 13, 2021 HAPPENING NOW: New fencing going up at the National Mall ????⚠️???? pic.twitter.com/bZ5LcS24a7 — Richie????McG???? (@RichieMcGinniss) January 13, 2021 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser requested assistance from President...
    The attack on the Capitol a week ago has left lawmakers with a heightened sense of vulnerability about their own security – and fresh questions about whether their own leaders and the U.S. Capitol Police are adequately equipped to handle those concerns.    The sense of unease has been heightened by Joe Biden's inauguration next week. The Capitol Police have erected a fence around the Capitol, and the National Guard is now planning to bring 20,000 troops to Washington – an increase of 5,000 from earlier plans, according to a Defense Department official.  But members of Congress have not been advised on how they should plan to enter the Capitol security perimeter if there are large crowds gathered outside the fence.   One House Democrat questioned the current policy for guests at the inauguration, which allows members to be accompanied by one person but does not require them to...
    January 13, 2021 2:55 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The city of New York announced on Wednesday the cancellation of its contracts with Donald Trump’s company, after the assault on the Capitol led by supporters of the outgoing president of the United States. “The president incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to prevent the constitutional transfer of power,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. “New York City is not going to be associated in any way with these unforgivable events and we are going to take immediate action to end all contracts with the Trump Organization,” the Democratic politician added. Specifically, the city will cancel contracts to operate a carousel in Central Park, two ice skating rinks and a golf course. Criminal act De Blasio had announced yesterday that New York was studying the possibility...
    When I was a child, a burglar smashed a window and broke into my family’s home. A single image is seared in my brain from that incident: One large, muddy footprint on a toilet seat where he had climbed into the house. My younger brother and I slept in our parents’ bed that night, terrified that a faceless stranger had rummaged through our home, looking to steal our possessions or perhaps do us harm.  Our family felt completely violated.  Those same feelings of terror and violation rushed back to me last week after a mob of thousands of pro-President TrumpDonald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE extremists battled police, smashed through windows and doors, and did the unthinkable: storm the U.S. Capitol in a violent attack to...
    Tom Daschle, a former Senate minority and majority leader representing South Dakota, warned his fellow Democrats of the consequences of impeaching President Trump for a second time. Daschle's remarks come as legislators from both parties face mounting pressure to impeach the president in the aftermath of rioting on Jan. 6 on Capitol Hill. Cautioning that impeachment would "galvanize" Trump supporters, Daschle argued that taking the step would be a "mistake." “An impeachment mechanism is just not the right course at all if they want to hold the president accountable,” he said during a Bipartisan Policy Center forum. Daschle said that alienating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his caucus of GOP members would be counterproductive when the Democrats' hold on power is so tenuous that a single defection could sink the party's legislative agenda. “Give Mitch McConnell reasons to be a partner, reasons to be cooperative,” he said. “Do that,...
    For the second time in the space of a few months, Google is suspending political advertising. As of January 14th, the company expanding enforcement of its its sensitive event policy. It’s also putting a hold on ads that reference impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and “violence at the US Capitol” in the wake of last week’s riots there, as Axios first reported.  “We regularly pause ads over unpredictable, ‘sensitive’ events when ads can be used to exploit the event or amplify misleading information,” a Google spokesperson told News Brig in a statement. “Beyond this, we have long-standing policies blocking content that incites violence or promotes hate and we will be extremely vigilant about enforcing on any ads that cross this line.”