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    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) concluded on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump “gave the order” to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6, referencing the cherry-picked montage played by the House impeachment managers on Tuesday on the first day of the Senate impeachment trial. “‘We will stop the steal.’ ‘We’re gonna walk down to the Capitol.’ ‘We fight like hell. And if you don’t fight like hell, we’re not gonna have a country anymore,'” de Blasio said, quoting Trump and concluding that the former president “gave the order.” “He unleashed his mob on the U.S. Capitol. Convict him NOW,” the Democrat mayor said: “We will stop the steal.""Were gonna walk down to the Capitol.""We fight like hell. And if you dont fight like hell, were not gonna have a country anymore." Donald Trump gave the order. He unleashed his mob on the U.S. Capitol. Convict him NOW.pic.twitter.com/aISyyRuN2b — Mayor Bill de...
    A Long Island DJ who allegedly filmed himself smoking marijuana inside the US Capitol during the January 6 riots has been arrested.  Greg Rubenacker, of Farmingdale, New York, was taken into custody by the FBI on Tuesday morning on misdemeanor charges for disorderly and disruptive conduct on Capitol grounds.  Hours later he was photographed by DailyMail.com leaving US District Court in Central Islip after appearing at an arraignment via video conference.  Rubenacker joins more than 180 other people who have been arrested in connection with the insurrection last month, when thousands of Donald Trump supporters descended on the Capitol in a bid to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's victory.  The 25-year-old allegedly documented his role in the chaos on Snapchat, posting videos of himself vaping and smoking a joint inside the Capitol Rotunda, according to a criminal complaint.  Greg Rubenacker was arrested on Tuesday  for storming the Capitol...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Senators in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial have agreed to consider the case, rejecting an attempt by the former president’s defense team and some Republican allies to halt the trial because he is no longer in office. The vote was 56-44 on Tuesday on the question of whether the Senate has jurisdiction and could proceed. It came after four hours of arguments from Trump’s lawyers and the Democratic impeachment managers, who are arguing that the former president incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. The impeachment managers managed to pick up one additional vote from Republicans — Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy. Two weeks ago, he voted in favor of an effort to dismiss, but on Tuesday he voted with Democrats to move forward. Cassidy joined Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Senators in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial have agreed to consider the case, rejecting an attempt by the former president’s defense team and some Republican allies to halt the trial because he is no longer in office. The vote was 56-44 on Tuesday on the question of whether the Senate has jurisdiction and could proceed. Trump is facing a charge of incitement of insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S SECOND SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL: Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial has opened, an undertaking like no other in U.S. history. The defeated former president stands charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors argue...
    Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump’s tweet after the Capitol riot “chills me to the core.” “Now virtually every American who saw those events unfold on television was absolutely horrified by the events of January 6th. But we also know how President Trump himself felt about the attack. He told us,” Cicilline said. (RELATED: Trump Tells Mob Storming Capitol That Election Was Stolen, But They Should Go Home Peacefully) Cicilline read one of Trump’s now-deleted tweets from Jan 6., where the former president said the Capitol riot was in response to alleged election fraud and told people to “go home with love & peace.” “Every time I read that tweet, it chills me to the core. The president of the United States sided with the insurrectionists. He celebrated their cause,” Cicilline said. “He validated their attack. He told them, ‘remember this day forever,’...
    Congressman Jamie Raskin (D- MD) got emotional on Tuesday as he delivered closing remarks for the start of the Donald Trump impeachment trial. The Capitol riots took place on January 6th, one day after Raskin buried his son Tommy. He told senators that his daughter and son-in-law were with him at the Capitol, Raskin explained, “because they wanted to be together with me in the middle of a devastating week for our family.” Raskin said they asked him if it would be safe, citing Trump’s calls for his supporters to gather in DC, and he said he responded to them, “Of course it should be safe, it’s the Capitol.” On January 6th, when they were at the Capitol, Raskin said by the time they learned about what was going on, they were in an office and “I couldn’t get out there to be with them.” “All around me people were...
    (CNN)Marjorie Taylor Greene has this all figured out. "If the #Jan6 organizers were Trump supporters, then why did they attack us while we were objecting to electoral college votes for Joe Biden?" the Georgia Republican House member tweeted on Tuesday morning, hours before former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial was set to start. "The attack RUINED our objection that we spent weeks preparing for, which devastated our efforts on behalf of Trump and his voters."Huh?This is wrong -- on two main fronts. Let's go through them.1) The January 6 rally in Washington, DC, which led to the insurrection at the US Capitol, was expressly organized by those who -- like Trump -- believed the 2020 election was somehow stolen. The reason that January 6 was chosen as the date for the rally because that was the day that Congress was set to affirm the Electoral College votes from all...
    (CNN)The simple question posed by Donald Trump's second impeachment trial that begins Tuesday is whether a president who loses reelection can get away with a violent coup attempt in a desperate bid to stay in power.The answer contained in the former commander-in-chief's likely acquittal for inciting a deadly mob assault on the Capitol will echo through generations and may influence the outcome of some unknowable future test of US democracy.But more contemporary concerns that do not depend on the verdict of the Senate trial -- like the consistent cowardice of Republicans who refuse to hold Trump to account and the effect of the evidence on the American public -- are also hugely consequential since they will shape the modern political age.Events of the next week or so will inform the country's capacity to move on from a traumatic presidency that left it as divided as at any time since the...
    The police officer brother of Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt supports a far-right group connected to the Capitol riot, according to a series of social media posts unearthed by a local reporter. Chris Pratt, 41, is close to his older brother Daniel, known as Cully, a sergeant in the Solano County sheriffs office in California. Cully Pratt has a side business making decorative wood carvings: among those he made was a rifle display created for his colleague, Sgt. Roy Stockton, who has also been elected member of Vacaville City Council. Actor Chris Pratt (left) with his mother Kathy and brother Cully in April 2017 Cully Pratt in October 2018 proudly showed off the rifle holder with Three Percenter symbols The wooden rack features the slogan 'will not comply' - a slogan popular with the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Miami : On February 9, just over a month after a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to block the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden, the 100 members of the Senate will meet in his chamber to begin the impeachment of the former president, accused of inciting the riots. The January 6 attack, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and forced the legislators assembled to certify Biden’s victory to evacuate or hide in their offices, led the House of Representatives to indict Trump for “incitement to insurrection.” That made Trump, a New York real estate developer,the only American president to be put on trial twice. The House’s top manager, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, asked in a letter to Trump Thursday that he testify under oath about his actions on January 6. Trump’s two lead...
    The QAnon movement, and the conspiracy theory motivating it, has been gaining considerably more media attention in the last year and in recent weeks -- specifically in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building. Here’s what you need to know about the fringe movement. Where did it start? QAnon started on the 4chan message board -- an anarchic image board that features discussions, images, memes and theories on everything from politics to anime. There, a person claiming to be a highly placed government official -- who went by the name Q Clearance Patriot -- began posting in 2017. He soon gained followers with his claims -- called "Q Drops" -- about how child traffickers and Satan worshippers were seeking to undermine President Trump with the help of global elites in the U.S. and abroad. SASSE SAYS QANON 'DESTROYING THE GOP' IN NEW OP-ED The drops are...
    Impeachment prosecutors are planning to prove that Donald Trump incited the January 6 Capitol riots with a dramatic video juxtaposing chaotic scenes at the insurrection with the former president's remarks.    One year after his first impeachment, Trump finds himself the target of an unprecedented second trial beginning Tuesday in the Senate.  The lead prosecutor, Democratic Rep Jamie Raskin of Maryland, offered a preview of the trial in an interview with the New York Times published Sunday.   'The story of the president's actions is both riveting and horrifying,' Raskin said. 'We think that every American should be aware of what happened - that the reason he was impeached by the House and the reason he should be convicted and disqualified from holding future federal office is to make sure that such an attack on our democracy and Constitution never happens again.'   Rather than relying on witness testimony to make their case,...
    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said former President Donald Trump’s tweet sent out during the riot on Capitol Hill on January 6 was enough evidence to convict Trump of incitement. In a tweet that has been deleted, Trump wrote, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!” Murphy said, “So he incited people to go fight like hell, then he said something different, and as they were attacking the Capitol, he had a chance, right, as the insurrection was beginning, to tell them to stand down. I was in the Senate chamber literally as those rioters were outside our doors. While we were being locked down in the Senate chamber, instead of...
    Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) said on CNN Sunday the storming of the U.S. Capitol was inherently rooted in the white supremacist beliefs held by the supporters of former president Donald Trump. As Trump is about to face impeachment for inciting the insurrection, Pressley gave an interview to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, and she was asked for her thoughts who say the country should just “move on” from the attack on Congress. Pressley responded by pronouncing the rioters a “white supremacist mob,” and she lamented that it took the events of January 6th for much of the country “to appreciate the threat that white supremacy is to every American and to our democracy.” “The reason it took that incident, that harrowing, traumatic — those events on January 6, is because as a country, we have been ‘turning the page,'” Pressley said. “If we really believe that this is a moment...
    Donald Trump has been MIA for a couple of weeks, and a few sane Republicans are finally growing backbones. After constantly playing defense against the MAGA crowd, have they finally learned that appeasement gets you nowhere in a cult that demands absolute fealty, and that the best defense is a good offense? Let’s start with the ultimate baller: Liz Cheney. During a Republican conference meeting that was partially about her blistering criticism of Donald Trump, she flatly told her colleagues, “I won’t apologize for the [impeachment] vote.” And when some of her fellow Republicans threatened to oust her from her leadership role over it, Cheney confidently called their bluff, saying she wanted a vote. She easily survived the closed-door vote (thanks, in part, to a secret ballot), 145-61. Next, consider Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who is about to be censured again by the Nebraska Republican Party State Central Committee for...
    (CNN)Americans can be excused if they are confused by recent developments concerning the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump next week. As lawmakers processed their trauma in the days following the January 6 insurrection, it seemed possible that both chambers of Congress might rebuke Trump for inciting right-wing extremists to launch a violent attack on the US Capitol. Tim NaftaliThat possibility seemed to fade last week, however, when 45 Republican senators voted to dismiss the impeachment trial on the grounds that it would be unconstitutional, given that Donald Trump is no longer president. With almost 6 in 10 Americans saying they blame President Trump for the January 6 insurrection, according to a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted in the days after the attack, is it really inevitable that this dark episode in US history will lead to a zombie Senate trial that mindlessly sleepwalks to an acquittal?Many historians don't like...
    Rep. Nancy Mace spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about arguments she had this week with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, why she thinks it’s important the truth is heard and more. “I guess earlier this week on Wednesday I saw a news report that was describing Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s experience,” Mace said. “When I read it, I knew immediately that some of the information presented was inaccurate.” “One of the things that Newsweek had intimated and said was that rioters were basically here [in the Cannon Building], like there was that imminent danger when you read the article,” she said. “That just wasn’t the case.” (RELATED: Hear A Congresswoman Describe The Capitol Riot From Inside The Evacuation) Mace, a South Carolina Republican, also discussed tweets Ocasio-Cortez posted accusing her of minimizing people’s experiences. “We should never ever, you know, accuse someone whose been a victim of trauma of exaggerating...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comforts Rep. Rashida Tlaib as she speaks about the attack on the U.S. Capitol Republicans want to sweep the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol under the rug. They want us to forget how violent, how brutal, how hateful it was, and most of all how seriously it threatened our democracy. Republicans want us to forget this even though in some cases their own lives were at risk, too. Because they’ve decided it’s politically expedient to stand by their man and defend Donald Trump against impeachment for having incited an insurrection. House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are not interested in letting this be swept under the rug. One of their most powerful tools is a simple one: They’re telling their stories. Following AOC’s powerful Instagram Live recounting of her experience on Jan. 6, a group of Democrats rose Thursday night to speak. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee compared fleeing the Capitol...
    Two more Texas real estate agents have been arrested for storming the US Capitol Building after flying into Washington DC on a private jet.  Jason Lee Hyland, 37, and Katherine 'Katie' Schwab, 32, were charged Thursday with disorderly conduct and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, The Daily Beast reports.  The charges come two weeks after another member of their private jet posse - 50-year-old Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan - was also arrested on the same offences.  Ryan documented the group's extravagant trip to DC, sharing photos to social media from inside the plush private jet.  Jason Lee Hyland (far right)  and Katherine 'Katie' Schwab (center) were charged Thursday over their role in the storming of the US Capitol Building on January 6. Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan (right) was charged with the same offences last month. The trio are pictured prior to flying from Texas...
    The vaccination pace needs to speed up to fix the economic consequences of the pandemic. Politico: Trump’s allies fear the impeachment trial could be a PR nightmare The ex-president's boosters fear major reputational damage if next week’s hearings focus on the violence of Jan. 6 and not narrow questions about the Constitution. Allies of former President Donald Trump are imploring his impeachment team to avoid one specific topic when they defend the ex-president at his Senate trial next week: the deadly riot that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol. Despite Trump’s likely acquittal on charges that he incited an insurrection, some of his most ardent supporters fear the trial could further damage his reputation if his attorneys wade into the events of Jan. 6, when five people were killed — including a Capitol police officer — after pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the halls of Congress. As if that means it won’t come...
    Garret miller Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share in mail Share on whatsapp He also threatened to kill an agent of the Capitol Police who opened fire and killed one of the participants in the assault. “He deserves to die,” he posted. “He will not live long” because it is “hunting season,” he added. The Department of Justice of the United States has reported this Saturday that five charges have been imputed to one of the participants of the assault on the Capitol of January 6 that threatened on the Internet to assassinate the member of the House of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and an agent of the Capitol Police. It is about a citizen of Texas, Garret Miller, who posted on Twitter the phrase “assassinate AOC”, the initials of Ocasio-Cortez, according to the court documentation, which the US network CNN...
    The mother-of-eight dubbed the 'Bullhorn Lady' who gave instructions to her fellow MAGA rioters with a megaphone has been arrested for her part at the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.  Rachel Powell, 40, was charged with obstruction, depredation of government property, entering a restricted building with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. An arrest warrant was issued for the Pennsylvania woman on Feb. 3 and she was arrested the following day. Police raided the woman's home Thursday but local reports indicate that she was not at the residence at the time. Rachel Powell, 40, was charged with obstruction, depredation of government property, entering a restricted building with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct for her role in the Capitol riots Charging documents say that Powell was a part of the group of rioters who used a large pipe 'as a ramming device to breach windows of the Capitol...
    Faced with the growing threat of right-wing extremism, progressives are exploring fresh ways to help protect their highest-profile allies in Congress. Key supporters who helped elect Democratic officials are using their rank-and-file networks to aggressively target Republicans in their home states, with the ultimate goal—in some cases—of creating a pressure campaign around expulsion. They are also calling for more government-sponsored security on Capitol Hill, and some are discussing plans to further press tech companies to remove radicalized content before harmful rhetoric turns into dangerous action. The discussions come after several progressive members recently expressed concerns about feeling unsafe serving in Congress. “The entire time that I worked with Alexandria we were concerned about her safety,” said Corbin Trent, a former top staffer who helped launch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) bid in 2018. “You’re getting things from the Capitol police about the people that have threatened your life that day… It’s...
    (CNN)As the Trump faithful gathered around the Capitol on January 6, two conspiracy theories peddling in government mistrust converged: The fraudulent belief that the election was stolen, and the dangerous narrative that Covid-19 vaccinations are wildly unsafe. "We're being led off of a cliff," Del Bigtree, an anti-vaccine activist, told the crowd at the "MAGA Freedom Rally D.C." about a block from the Capitol."I wish I could tell you that Tony Fauci cares about your safety..." he said. "I wish I could believe that voting machines worked... but none of this is happening."In the wake of Trump's electoral defeat, some leaders of the anti-vaccine movement latched onto the "Stop the Steal" crusade, advancing their own conspiratorial claims and, in some cases, promoting private business ventures, CNN has found. Some prominent anti-vaxxers say they directly coordinated with organizers of the DC rallies in January and pushed their message at other MAGA...
    Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot.  In a letter obtained by Fox News the former president writes 'who cares' at the union's threat to expel him before listing off his on screen credits including on Home Alone 2, Zoolander and on The Apprentice.  Trump, who holds a pension with the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, wrote: 'I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!' The letter, addressed to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris, goes on: 'While I'm not familiar with your work, I'm very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of...
    President Biden's newly appointed Pentagon chief Wednesday issued a "stand down" for the next 60 days, ordering military leaders to spend time talking to troops in an effort to weed out extremism in their ranks, after it came to light that a number of former and current military members participated in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last month. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a Department of Defense-wide "stand down" to discuss the problem of extremism in the ranks, Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby said in a statement. The "stand down" will occur over the next 60 days, Kirby said, allowing that "each service, each command and each unit can take the time out to have these needed discussions with the men and women of the force." Training materials will be developed and sent out to units so they can have discussions about the issue. FEDS CONSIDERING CHARGING CAPITOL RIOTERS USING...
    Donald Trump. AP Images Former president Donald Trump was a member of the Screen Actors Guild labor union until Thursday.  SAG-AFTRA was going to hold a hearing over whether or not to expel Trump.  But Trump resigned first, stating in a letter that the union had "done nothing" for him. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former president Donald Trump was a Hollywood celebrity before he was became a political figure. But now his association with the actor's labor union group, SAG-AFTRA, has come to an end.  SAG-AFTRA had planned on holding a hearing to decide whether or not to expel Trump from the labor group. The announcement was made on January 19, less than two weeks after President Trump's supporters led an insurrection at the US Capitol building.  "Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred — democracy, truth, respect for our fellow...
    The Justice Department has issued an 'urgent plea' for help from prosecutors across the United States amid 'a significant influx of cases' following the Capitol riot.  In an internal email seen by ABC an official wrote: 'The (office) has an urgent need for assistance with prosecuting hundreds of criminal cases. 'Based on the importance and immediacy of the need, we ask each United States Attorney to consider whether he or she can offer critical assistance to the (office in Washington).'  The email, sent last week, said anyone volunteering to help 'may serve from their home districts or in the District of Columbia' in a reassignment that could last nine months.   More than 170 people have been charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol attack involving suspects from all over the country; the feds have identified at least 400 people they say may have committed crimes at the siege.   One former...
    The Biden administration is reportedly considering relaunching a shuttered Trump administration initiative on masks. The new coronavirus response team at the White House is considering mailing masks to everyone in the country, three people familiar with the discussions told NBC News. United States Postal Service emails obtained in September show that the Trump administration originally considered a similar plan in the early weeks of the pandemic. The task force eventually scrapped the plan in favor of delivering masks to frontline medical workers, states and nongovernment organizations. (RELATED: Emails Show Trump Admin Planned To Send Masks To Every Household In April Before Shifting Gears To Focus On Frontline Workers) The new proposal has not been formalized and sent to Biden’s desk, according to NBC’s report, although White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted in Wednesday’s briefing that the president invoked the Defense Production Act to potentially surge the production of personal...
    Ethan Nordean, pictured, has been arrested by the FBI over his participation in the Capitol siege Seattle Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean, 30, has been charged by the FBI for his participation in the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Nordean, who also goes by the name Rufio Panman, is the self-described 'Sergeant of Arms' of the Seattle Chapter of the Proud Boys and urged supporters to 'bring back 1776' ahead of the violent siege, according to a complaint filed by the FBI. He has been charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with obstructing or impeding an official proceeding, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and aiding and abetting, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Nordean, who uploaded a video on Parler encouraging his fellow members to 'Let them remember the day they decided to...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Feb. 3.Biden's COVID plan: President urges Democrats to take bold action, says GOP proposal too smallPresident Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday he's "not married" to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but Congress needs to "act fast" on relief for the pandemic and the economic crisis. Biden also said he doesn't want to budge from his proposed $1,400 in direct payments that he said were promised to Americans.Democrats plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from panels as she...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) recently revealed she is moving her office for the safety of her staff after she was harassed by QAnon conspiracy theorist and Trump cult member Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). This troubling incident is yet more proof that this unofficial, yet odious caucus of the Republican Party has to go — before somebody gets killed. Read More: Rep. Cori Bush moves office away from Greene after being ‘berated’ On Jan. 13, Greene reportedly came from behind Bush — a Black Lives Matter activist-turned-congresswoman from St. Louis — in a tunnel separating the Cannon Office Building from the Capitol Building. Maskless, as people of her ilk usually are, Greene was ranting loudly into her phone. The incident took place only a day after various members of Congress tested positive for...
    A Catholic priest from Nebraska was filmed talking about how he performed an 'exorcism' at the US Capitol during the January 6 MAGA riots.  The Rev David Fulton, a pastor at two churches in central Nebraska, was among the thousands of Donald Trump supporters who gathered at the Capitol in protest as Congress met to certify Joe Biden's victory.  Footage has now emerged of Fulton speaking to a videographer, Eddie Becker, about how he performed an exorcism on a demon named 'Baphomet' who he said is 'dissolving the country'.   Becker told the Omaha World-Herald that Fulton was walking toward the west side of the Capitol when the pair struck up a conversation at about 3.25pm, after other rioters had already breached the building.  Fulton, who was wearing a clerical collar, says that he's a 'Roman Catholic' from Nebraska and holds up a book entitled: 'Minor Exorcisms and Deliverance Prayers in...
    In the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, it may be tempting to seek some sort of solace in the fact that the actual number of rioters was comparatively small. That those who participated included members of prominent far-right, neo-Nazis, and militia groups who had been well-primed in advance for such an event. It might be soothing to know that a concerted national crackdown on domestic terrorism has been launched by federal law enforcement. It might be easy to hope that this fight—an effort deliberately de-emphasized by the Trump administration—will have some effect on curtailing similar atrocities in the future. All of these things are true, but from a broader standpoint they may be irrelevant. University of Chicago professor Robert Pape and research associate Keven Ruby, writing for The Atlantic, report that the emerging portraits of the Capitol insurrectionists do not correlate with what many assumed early on about this crowd. In fact, the vast majority of...
    Harvard constitution law professor Laurence Tribe shot down the Trump impeachment counsel’s signaled First Amendment defense of Donald Trump in next week’s Senate trial for inciting an insurrection. Spinning off the “Can’t yell ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater” trope about the limits of free speech, Tribe compared the former president’s incendiary, false claims to “being the fire chief and urging a mob to burn the theater down.” Speaking with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Tuesday night, Tribe, who has assisted the House Democrats’ impeachment team, spoke in response to a brief, New York Times interview with Trump impeachment counsel David Schoen. The lawyer cited the former president’s right to speak his mind and shifted the blame for the Capitol riot fully on those allegedly misinterpreted Trump’s comments: “We can’t control the reaction of the audience.” “It’s a First Amendment defense. Will it hold up?” Burnett asked. “I don’t think so. It’s a very serious point, but it’s wrong,” Tribe said. “I don’t know...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Feb. 2Biden administration moves to provide COVID-19 vaccine to pharmaciesPresident Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies next week. The push comes amid new urgency to speed vaccinations to prevent the spread of potentially more serious strains of the virus that has killed more than 445,000 Americans.Starting next week, 1 million doses will be distributed to some 6,500 pharmacies across the country, the...
    Samuel Corum/Getty Images Nine House Democrats, managers in the impeachment of President Donald Trump, made their case that that the Senate should convict for high crimes and misdemeanors in a lengthy brief detailing his attacks on the election and the subsequent riot at the Capitol by his supporters. “[He] summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them into a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue,” the Democrats argued in a brief filed with the Senate Tuesday. “President Trump’s incitement of insurrection requires his conviction and disqualification from future federal officeholding.” The brief, which accuses Trump of being directly responsible for the ransacking of the Capitol Building that left five people dead, bases the case first on Trump’s repeated attempts to undo the election he lost to now-President Joe Biden. It notes Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to block the election results, and Trump’s attacks on him...
    Hate groups declined in 2020 from 2018s record high, SPLC reports, but amount of hate has not diminished More vaccinations could slow spread of new forms of COVID; running with the bulls wont happen in Spain: Live COVID-19 updates “I thought I was going to die”: AOC’s harrowing account of the Capitol Hill attack On Monday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) discussed her experience during the Capitol Hill attack in a lengthy Instagram livestream. It is one of the most harrowing accounts of the insurrection that has been made public to date — and a testament to just how devastating the event was to our democracy. © Greg Nash/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on December 2, 2020. At 1:01 pm on January 6, Ocasio-Cortez remembers trying to decide what she wanted to eat for lunch. All of a sudden, she started...
    Donald Trump's legal team is still scrambling to nail down its defense strategy as a deadline looms at noon on Tuesday for the former president to reply to a charge of incitement of insurrection brought by the House last month. Over the weekend, Trump split with his previous team of lawyers, with reports indicating they were unwilling to center their legal strategy on election fraud claims. His new lawyers, which were announced Sunday, have not indicated what defense they have planned for the 45th president. Those who will represent Trump in the Senate trial next week are David Schoen, a Fox News commentator and former counsel to the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and Bruce Castor, a former county prosecutor in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – where Trump's campaign sued over claims of fraudulently counting mail-in ballots. The team shake-up and lack of legal strategy maintains as there's just one week left...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was so frightened of being killed by the MAGA mob that ransacked the US Capitol on January 6 that she hid in colleague Katie Porter’s office where a staffer lent her sneakers in case she needed to run for her life. 'I hope I get to be a mom, I hope I don’t die today,’ the progressive New York congresswoman told Porter as a large mob of hundreds of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol on January 6. Porter, the House lawmaker from California’s 45th congressional district, told MSNBC on Monday that during the riot, the progressive New York congresswoman asked to come into her office. The California Democrat recalled how Ocasio-Cortez and several of her staffers appeared in front of her office door and asked to be let in. House Rep. Katie Porter (left), a California Democrat, recalls allowing her colleague, House Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right),...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) incredibly raw and emotional Instagram live video is possibly the most vivid and terrifying account yet of last month’s Trumpist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building. Most reports on the video have focused on the congresswoman speaking out for the first time about her experience of sexual assault, and how she feels that GOP lawmakers are deploying “tactics of abusers” by denying their own responsibility for the Jan. 6 violence and telling her to move on. But the whole video is necessary viewing to understand the sheer panic of lawmakers inside the building who thought they were going to be killed at the hands of pro-Trump rioters who burst into the building. Holding back tears, Ocasio-Cortez talked about hiding in a bathroom and accepting the fact that she was about to die as an unidentified person hammered on her office door, and said she felt the...
    (CNN)When crowds of former President Donald Trump's supporters stormed into the US Capitol weeks ago, hundreds of photos and videos emerged: clips of crowds chanting violent threats, selfies inside the building, photos of ransacked offices and broken windows.Americans watched in horror. Then, colleagues, friends and family members began pointing out the faces of people they knew, had shared holidays with and, in the midst of a national security crisis, they began reporting them to federal officials. Patrick McCaughey, who was charged with assaulting a police officer seen on video getting crushed by a door and screaming in pain, was reported to the FBI by someone who knew him from childhood, according to court documents. McCaughey's attorney declined to comment. Andrew Ericson, a 23-year-old man from Oklahoma, was charged with two misdemeanors related to the riot after an acquaintance reported his social media livestream to authorities, court documents show. Ericson's attorney...
    Melody Hernandez is a working paramedic as well as a newly elected Arizona state representative, and the COVID-19 victims she sought to save last month included a father in his thirties whose wife looked on while holding a baby. Hernandez had at first been focused only on the patient that she and her fellow first responders were fighting to revive. “We did everything we could to save this man,” she later told The Daily Beast.Michael DalySpecial Correspondent@MichaelDalynycmichael.daly@thedailybeast.comGot a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here. Capitol Riots Covid-19 Cheat Sheet Politics Entertainment Media World Half Full U.S. News Scouted Travel Beast Inside Crossword Newsletters About Contact Tips Jobs Advertise Help Privacy Code of Ethics & Standards Diversity Terms & Conditions Copyright & Trademark Sitemap Coupons © 2021 The Daily Beast Company LLC
    New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tearfully revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault. Ocasio-Cortez made the revelation during a broadcast on her Instagram Live account as she spoke of her feelings and aftermath of the Capitol riot on January 6th. Around 130,000 followers of the 31-year-old watched the livestream. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was discussing the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection on Instagram Live on Monday night Ocasio-Cortez became emotional as she addressed suggestions by some Republicans that Americans should 'move on' from the attack. 'The reason I'm getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on… these are the same tactics of abusers,' Ocasio-Cortez said. 'And I'm a survivor of sexual assault, I haven't told many people that in my life,' she said as her voice began to break. She explained to her viewers that no matter what kind...
    Donald Trump's impeachment lawyer has said the former president had 'nothing' to do with the Capitol riot as he warned the trial threatened to tear the country apart and damage American democracy. David Schoen, the Atlanta-based lawyer appointed by Trump on Sunday, will defend him next week in his historic second impeachment trial. On Monday Schoen, who previously represented Jeffrey Epstein, insisted that the trial of a former president was 'unconstitutional'. He argued further that Trump was not to blame for the insurrection on January 6, which killed four people including a Capitol Police officer. David Schoen appeared on Fox News on Monday night to discuss the impeachment trial Schoen said that the storming of the Capitol after Trump's January 6 rally was not his fault Trump, pictured leaving Washington on January 20, urged supporters to march to the Capitol At a 'Stop the Steal' rally on...
    Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz predicts former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial will be "grand political theater" that will dominate media coverage. "I think much of the media will use this trial, knowing the math, to try to convict Donald Trump in the court of public opinion," Kurtz said Monday on "America Reports." WHY THE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT FIZZLED AND ACQUITTAL IS NOW A FOREGONE CONCLUSION Trump’s second impeachment trial formally began Jan. 25, when senators were sworn in as jurors, and is set to resume Feb. 9. The former president is charged with incitement of insurrection related to the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. Last week, 45 Republican senators voted that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump has already left office. The Senate would need a 67-vote majority in order to convict the former president. FORTY-FIVE REPUBLICANS VOTE AGAINST PROCEEDING WITH SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL In a recent Fox News...
    A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Federal prosecutors arrested Troy Faulkner on charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot. They were able to easily identify him, the FBI said. Faulkner attended the insurrection wearing a jacket with his phone number on the back. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the people who stormed the Capitol building during January's failed insurrection wore a jacket advertising his phone number on the back, according to an FBI affidavit. Troy Faulkner, who was arrested and jailed Friday on several charges, apparently attempted to overthrow the US government while wearing a jacket advertising his Ohio painting company. The fashion statement made it easy for FBI agents to identify him through public YouTube videos, according to the affidavit, which redacts the full phone number. "On the back of his jacket, there is...
    Madison Summers February 1, 2021 0 Comments Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expressing that he believes it is hard for the U.S. to be viewed as a “symbol of democracy” after the riot that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 amid tension over the 2020 presidential election. “We were very shocked, I was very surprised,” Zelensky said during an interview for “Axios on HBO” about the U.S. Capitol riot. “I could not imagine that something like this was possible in the United States of America.” He added, “I believe this was a strong blow to democracy of the United States.” “We are used to believing that the United States has the ideal democratic institutions, where power is transferred calmly. […] In Ukraine, we lived through two revolutions, we sought it. We understood such things can happen in the world. But that it could happen in...
    Jacob Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman” and was a prominent figure of the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, now “regrets” being “duped” by former President Donald Trump, and offered to testify at his upcoming impeachment trial. Chansley’s lawyer Albert Watkins announced the offer last week, explaining that it is important for senators to hear from someone who was incited and then “betrayed” by Trump. Chansley, a “self-proclaimed leader” of QAnon, became an instant symbol for the insurrection, as he stormed the Capitol without a shirt on and while sporting a furry viking helmet and red, white, and blue paint. Now, the previous Trump loyalist, who was “horrendously smitten” by the former president, feels as though Trump “duped” and “betrayed” him and fellow “patriots” by inciting the riot and then failing to grant them pardons. If Chansley faces jail time for all of the crimes he has been...
    In recent Facebook insider footage leaked by Project Veritas, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg justifies the blacklisting of former President Donald Trump, claiming that he wanted to “undermine” the transition of power. Project Veritas recently revealed that the group has obtained hours of insider footage from Facebook meetings featuring top company executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg. During one of these meetings, Zuckerberg explained that a large reason for blacklisting former President Trump from the platform was due to fears that he wanted to “undermine” the transition of power. OUR INSIDER IS STILL ON THE INSIDE. Other Facebook employees can contact us securely at VeritasTips@protonmail.com#BeBrave pic.twitter.com/Mj5PxwTULP — Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) February 1, 2021 Zuckerberg discussed the former President and the Capitol Protests, stating: “It’s so important that our political leaders lead by example, make sure we put the nation first here, and what we’ve seen is that the president [Trump] has been doing...
    They were there to “Stop the Steal” and to keep the President they revered in office, yet records show that some of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol did not vote in the very election they were protesting. One was Donovan Crowl, an ex-Marine who charged toward a Capitol entrance in paramilitary garb on January 6 as the Pro-Trump crowd chanted “who’s our President?” Federal authorities later identified Crowl, 50, as a member of a self-styled militia organization in his home state of Ohio and affiliated with the extremist group the Oath Keepers. His mother told CNN that he previously told her “they were going to overtake the government if they…tried to take Trump’s presidency from him.” She said he had become increasingly angry during the Obama administration and that she was aware of his support for former President Donald Trump. Despite these apparent pro-Trump views, a county...
    By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken | CNN They were there to “Stop the Steal” and to keep the President they revered in office, yet records show that some of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol did not vote in the very election they were protesting. One was Donovan Crowl, an ex-Marine who charged toward a Capitol entrance in paramilitary garb on January 6 as the Pro-Trump crowd chanted “who’s our President?” Federal authorities later identified Crowl, 50, as a member of a self-styled militia organization in his home state of Ohio and affiliated with the extremist group the Oath Keepers. His mother told CNN that he previously told her “they were going to overtake the government if they…tried to take Trump’s presidency from him.” She said he had become increasingly angry during the Obama administration and that she was aware of his support for former President Donald Trump....
    (CNN)They were there to "Stop the Steal" and to keep the President they revered in office, yet records show that some of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol did not vote in the very election they were protesting.One was Donovan Crowl, an ex-Marine who charged toward a Capitol entrance in paramilitary garb on January 6 as the Pro-Trump crowd chanted "who's our President?"Federal authorities later identified Crowl, 50, as a member of a self-styled militia organization in his home state of Ohio and affiliated with the extremist group the Oath Keepers. His mother told CNN that he previously told her "they were going to overtake the government if they...tried to take Trump's presidency from him." She said he had become increasingly angry during the Obama administration and that she was aware of his support for former President Donald Trump. Donovan Crowl was one of the members of an...
    Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger said he received a very strong reaction after voting to impeach Donald Trump, with a family member even writing a letter claiming that Kinzinger was possessed by the devil. The Illinois representative spoke about his vote in an appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday, standing by his decision and detailing some of the blowback he has received. Some of it came from his own family, Yahoo News reported, with Kinzinger saying his father’s cousin sent him a petition saying he was disowned and accusing him of being under the control of the devil. “Look it’s really difficult,” he said, via Rolling Stone. “I mean, all of a sudden imagine everybody that supported you, or so it seems that way, your friends, your family, has turned against you. They think you’re selling out.” “I’ve gotten a letter, a certified letter, twice from the same people, disowning...
    BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Two women from Bucks County were arrested for their alleged involvement in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith are accused of storming the Capitol during the deadly riots on Jan. 6. Bancroft and Santos-Smith are facing federal charges. In the criminal complaint, authorities say Bancroft was seen in a selfie video posted to social media, stating she wanted to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “in the friggin’ brain, but we didn’t find her.” Officials say the women were identified through social media posts and tipsters. The women are facing three federal charges for entering a restricted building and impeding government business. At least 160 people have been charged with crimes related to the U.S. Capitol riots. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Winter Storm Warning In Place As Region Braces For Possibility Of Several Inches Of Snow Playland’s Castaway Cove Damaged After...
    Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a woman who allegedly filmed herself inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 saying that she wanted to “shoot” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in “the friggin’ brain.” Dawn Bancroft was arrested along with another woman, Diana Santos-Smith, and charged with unlawful entry of the Capitol and violent or disorderly conduct. According to an FBI affidavit, Bancroft filmed herself inside the Capitol building after a mob of pro-Trump rioters broke into the building following a protest over the presidential election results. “We broke into the Capitol,” Bancroft allegedly said in the video. “We got inside, we did our part.” “We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the friggin’ brain, but we didn’t find her,” Bancroft also said, according to the government affidavit. Both Bancroft and Santos-Smith were wearing hats with the Trump slogan, “Make America Great Again,” the affidavit says. According to the affidavit,...
    TWO women filmed themselves saying they wanted to "shoot Nancy Pelosi in the friggin' brain" after storming the Capitol with a violent mob, prosecutors claim. MAGA supporters Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith, from Pennsylvania, were arrested and charged yesterday over their alleged involvement in the shocking riot that left five people dead. 5Dawn Bancroft, in the MAGA beanie, and Diana Santos-Smith in the baseball cap were charged by the FBICredit: Department of Justice 5CCTV allegedly showed them entering the Capitol with a violent mob ob January 6Credit: Department of Justice FBI agents identified the two women after receiving a tip on January 12 about a video "selfie video" recorded amid the mayhem six days earlier. Bancroft, wearing a MAGA beanie, filmed herself alongside Santos-Smith as they tried to leave the Capitol, according to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday. Bancroft can allegedly be heard saying: "We broke into the Capitol…we got inside, we did...
    Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died from injuries after the January 6 pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, will lie in honor in the Rotunda next week.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday that Sicknick's body will arrive at the Capitol on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET for a viewing ceremony for Capitol Police officers overnight. On Wednesday morning, Congress members will have a viewing period, followed by a tribute from lawmakers.  "The U.S. Congress is united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick," Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement Friday. "The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police force during the violent insurrection against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that the Congress was not diverted from our duty to the Constitution. His sacrifice...
    The main donor behind the Washintgon D.C. 'Stop the Steal' rally that sparked a riot on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has been revealed as the heiress to the Publix Super Markets Inc. chain.  Julie Jenkins Fancelli, a prominent Trump donor, pledged $300,000 to the MAGA rally in an arrangement set up by far-right show radio host Alex Jones.  Fancelli's donation funded most of the event, which cost $500,000 in total to run.  After being initally arranged by Jones, Fancelli tapped Caroline Wren, a top fundraising official on the Trump 2020 campaign, to organize and fund the rally on her behalf. According to records, Wren and her fundraising consultancy firm were paid $730,000 by the Trump campaign and a joint GOP committee in the 2020 election cycle.    Jones himself also contributed more than $50,000 in seed money to the event in exchange for a 'top speaking slot of his choice', according to...
    More On: capitol riot Busted in Capitol riot, ‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder now acting up in jail: judge Slain Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in Washington Big Tech’s war on indie news and other commentary Capitol rioter from upstate NY had bomb-making manuals: prosecutors Two Pennsylvania women who appeared in a video during the Capitol riot where one said she wanted to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “in the friggin’ brain” are facing multiple federal charges after a tipster alerted the FBI. Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith initially lied about their participation in the raid, but admitted their roles after being confronted with surveillance video showing them climbing through a broken window at the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI. Bancroft, who owns a CrossFit gym in Plumstead, Penn., according to the Bucks County Courier Times, filmed the selfie video,...
    By Paul P. Murphy | CNN Federal prosecutors charged a woman in connection to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol in Washington who they say can be heard on video making violent remarks about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The woman, Dawn Bancroft, was charged along with Diana Santos-Smith for violent entry on Capitol grounds, remaining in a restricted area and disorderly conduct in a restricted building. In an affidavit, investigators cited a “selfie” video they say was taken by Bancroft. Investigators claim she is heard saying, “We broke into the Capitol. … We got inside, we did our part.” “We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the friggin’ brain, but we didn’t find her,” Bancroft says, according to the affidavit. Related Articles Moving on from QAnon? Experts say these tips could help Letters: Revise mask advice | Bumbling bureaucracy | Lottery limits...
    A Proud Boys member has been accused of leading the attack at the US Capitol after he was allegedly seen smashing a window that allowed the mob of rioters to storm the building.  Dominic Pezzola, 43, was indicted Friday alongside fellow Proud Boys member William Pepe, 31 on charges including conspiracy, civil disorder and unlawfully entering restricted buildings or grounds. Pezzola was also hit with additional charges including obstruction of an official proceeding, robbery of personal property of the United States, and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, the Justice Department said.  The prosecution court filing, citing social media posts, said Pezzola was one of the first rioters to enter the Capitol by using a police shield to break a window and allowing the rest of the mob to enter the building.  'Pezzola was not the only person trying to break windows and forcibly enter the Capitol at that time, but...
    Two Pennsylvania women were arrested and charged Friday after they were allegedly seen in a video expressing their intent to 'shoot' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Capitol riots.  Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith are facing three counts of violent entry on Capitol grounds, remaining in a restricted area, and disorderly conduct in a restricted building, in the January 6 insurrection.  FBI officials identified the pair after receiving a tip on January 12 with a 'selfie video' allegedly taken by Bancroft that showed the two women trying to exit the Capitol, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.  Prosecutors say Bancroft, who was wearing a MAGA beanie, recorded herself alongside Santos-Smith saying: 'We broke into the Capitol…we got inside, we did our part.'  Dawn Bancrof (left in a MAGA beanie) recorded herself alongside Santos-Smith (in a MAGA cap) inside the Capitol saying they were 'looking for Nancy to shoot...
    Broadcaster Jason Whitlock said Democrats who demonize Republicans and supporters of former President Donald Trump “are the insurrectionists” who want to change America. “They are the insurrectionists, they are the ones trying to take this country [in] a very dangerous direction,” Whitlock told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “They are distracting everybody with claims of race and racism while they try to usher in socialism, Marxism and make this country very secular. That is what’s going on.” (RELATED: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Ted Cruz ‘Almost Had Me Murdered’) Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Republican members of Congress who want to bring firearms into the House for their own protection are “the enemy [that] is within.” Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Trump of leading a mob to “invade” the Capitol. “[Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and others don’t believe in the founding principles of this country. They they don’t...
    Two Pennsylvania women were arrested Friday for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6 breach and expressing intent to kill Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith are facing three charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. In a Friday affidavit, an FBI special agent described how cellphone footage, apparently filmed by Bancroft, show the pair exiting the Capitol. "We broke into the Capitol…we got inside, we did our part," Bancroft, who wore a MAGA ski-cap, says in the video. "We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the friggin’ brain but we didn’t find her." But when prosecutors interviewed Santos-Smith, who is also depicted in the affidavit wearing a red MAGA baseball cap, on Jan. 20, she denied ever entering the building. They later showed her a video of the two...
    Members of the National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., following the siege of Congress got a pleasant break from their duties on Friday with a visit from a pack of therapy dogs. A group of therapy dogs from an organization called People Animals Love came to greet National Guardsmen still serving in the nation's capital. Twelve pups swarmed the Hamilton Hotel, according to Cheddar, much to the delight of the service members. Thousands of National Guard troops came to Capitol Hill to secure the area during President Biden's inauguration after the riot that took place on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol caused the Secret Service to determine additional security measures would be necessary. Since then, members of the community have been trying to show their appreciation by bringing Guard members food and other treats. Therapy dogs visit members of the National Guard in Washington, D.C. pic.twitter.com/ujIoyyJNNp—...
    Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith “We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the friggin’ brain but we didn’t find her.” Federal authorities are attributing those words to Dawn Bancroft, and they say she was talking about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith are now facing charges over the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. A recurring element in the D.C. insurrection is what rioters claim they would have done if they came face to face with certain politicians. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is frequently mentioned as a target, viz. the number of people who went out of their way to gallivant in her office, allegedly steal one of her laptops, and run off with a broken piece of her name plate. In an affidavit, authorities said they got a video allegedly filmed by Bancroft. From court documents: The video was a “selfie” video which depicted BANCROFT and...
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused former President Donald Trump of 'fomenting' the MAGA mob who ransacked the Capitol three weeks ago, making him the top former cabinet official to level the charge. Matt, who Trump once celebrated and more recently dismissed after the two men parted on bad terms, called out Trump and cited the danger of 'internal threats,' at a time the Homeland Security Department has warned of the 'heightened' threat from domestic violent extremists. Mattis cited internal threats 'with every bit as much gravity as the external problems, and perhaps more so.' Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Jan. 6 riot was 'fomented by a sitting president' 'There are also internal threats right now,” he said, pointing to “the lack of unity on the consensual underpinnings of our democracy, and what we saw on Jan. 6, fomented by a sitting president.”  His comments, in...
    Sickening bodycam footage shows pro-Trump rioters trampling over a dying woman to beat cops with a crutch and a hockey stick as her friend called desperately for help. Rosanne Boyland, 34, from Georgia, was among four MAGA supporters who died as Trump loyalists violently swarmed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The official cause and manner of her death are still pending, according to Washington's chief medical examiner, but the new footage obtained by DailyMail.com reveals how her friend desperately tried to save her during a brutal fight between rioters and officers. Her friend, Justin Winchell, is repeatedly heard crying her name and shouting 'she's dead', yet the Trump rioters continue to push over her to attack.  Scroll down for video  Justin Winchell is pictured here crying for help for his friend Rosanna Boyland Boyland is seen here lying on the ground on the bottom right as cops...
    Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri says he wasn't trying to overturn Joe Biden's electoral win when he voted not to count votes from two states that Biden carried over President Trump. Hawley has faced funding boycotts, calls for his resignation, the loss of a publishing contract, and public criticism for his role in the events leading up to the congressional counting of the electoral votes and the January 6 MAGA riot in the Capitol. He was pictured raising his fist to protesters that day before the violent storming of the Capitol that left six dead, including a Capitol police officer.  'I was very clear from the beginning that I was never attempting to overturn the election,' Hawley told CNN. He said he had no regrets about his moves.    'I was very clear from the beginning that I was never attempting to overturn the election,' said Missouri Republican Sen....
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment Thursday about calls for “permanent fencing” surrounding the U.S. Capitol building. “I’m not sure we’re going to have any comment on that specifically, but I’m happy to talk to our national security, homeland security team if we have anything further to add,” Psaki said in response to a question about the proposed Capitol fencing during a press briefing. Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman on Thursday recommended “permanent fencing” be placed around the Capitol following the riots on Jan. 6, according to a United States Capitol Police statement. Pittman called for additional forces to be designated near the Capitol. (RELATED: Video Footage Shows Fencing And Guards Surrounding Capitol Ahead Of Biden’s Inauguration) Pittman ordered her staff to “conduct a physical security assessment of the entire Capitol Complex” when she took the position as acting Capitol Police chief on Jan. 8, according...
    (CNN)Two Republicans from South Carolina have introduced a bill that would allow US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who was killed during the insurrection three weeks ago, to lie in honor at the Capitol before his burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Rep. Ralph Norman and Sen. Tim Scott introduced the legislation Thursday. If passed, a plaque would be placed in the Capitol in memory of Sicknick and would allow the House Sergeant at Arms to pay for Sicknick's funeral services. The union representing rank-and-file officers "welcome(s) the proposal," which would need to pass with unanimous consent. Sicknick died after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during the hours-long fight for control of the Capitol building. "Officer Sicknick died because he put the lives of Members of Congress and their staff before his own safety -- he did his duty," said Gus Papathanasiou, president of the union representing...
    These are the first pictures of the armed MAGA supporter arrested in possession of a list of lawmakers and 'Stop the Steal' paperwork yards from the US Capitol building on Wednesday.    Dennis Warren Westover, 71, of South Charleston, was charged with gun offences after officers found a pistol and 20 rounds of 9mm bullets during a search of his car.  Cops also found 'Stop the Steal' paperwork and contact information for both US and West Virginia lawmakers in his vehicle.   In a statement, police said they pursued a man who had parked his vehicle in the center of a Washington DC intersection and continued to walk along the road near the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.  Westover was agitated, shouting at National Guard members inside the Capitol fence line perimeter, according to police reports.   The 71-year-old told the arresting officer, 'I wanted to see the fence that was around...
    On Jan. 6, insurrectionists attacked the U.S. Capitol and brought into sharp focus a threat those of us who have been monitoring right-wing extremists have understood for years. Some of the people who either attended the siege of the Capitol—or played cheerleader for it to their thousands of followers on social media—were the exact same dangerous extremists who harass and threaten patients and doctors daily at reproductive health centers, including some of the biggest stars of the “pro-life” movement. It was alarming, then, that on Jan. 29, just three weeks after the storming of the Capitol, another D.C. gathering of Trump-loving extremists, one that annually draws tens of thousands, was seemingly moving forward as planned. It’s called the March For Life. Since 1974, the March For Life has brought hundreds of thousands of people from all factions of the anti-abortion movement to Washington, D.C., for the nation’s largest anti-abortion rally....
    Jacob Anthony Chansley, the so-called ‘QAnon Shaman.’ Al Watkins, a lawyer for accused Capitol rioter Jacob Chansley, is offering his client as a witness in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Chansley is better known in popular culture as the “QAnon Shaman” or, as Watkins called him, the “guy with the horns and the fur” who was photographed raiding the U.S. Capitol Complex on Jan. 6. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Watkins “said it’s important for senators to hear the voice of someone who was incited by Trump.” Chansley (a.k.a. Jake Angeli), 33, was “horrendously smitten” by Trump, Watkins told the AP. Now, however, the AP said Chansley feels “let down” because Trump refused to pardon his behavior. “He felt like he was betrayed by the president,” Watkins said. Al Watkins on the Law&Crime Network. Watkins’ tactic is not unlike that of a criminal defense attorney who...
    Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows sought to distance the Trump family and their loyal allies from taking accountability for their part in inciting the riots at the Capitol.  Meadows was speaking on 'Fox & Friends' Wednesday when he was asked by Brian Kilmeade if it was wise for Trump and his cronies to host the rally prior to the assault  on the federal building that resulted in five dead.   'When we start looking at the rally, Brian, we are focused more on that than we are really we need to be focused on today,' Meadows claimed. 'When we start to look at America, it needs to be about what is important to people on Main Street.'  Scroll down for video  Marl Meadows was speaking on 'Fox & Friends' Wednesday when he was asked if it was wise for Trump and his cronies to host the rally...
    Washington (CNN)A recommendation from the acting chief of the US Capitol Police for permanent fencing and other enhanced security measures around the US Capitol in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection has been met with resistance from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and from the mayor of Washington.Acting chief Yogananda Pittman proposed permanent fencing in a statement provided to reporters Thursday, but DC Mayor Muriel Bowser quickly slammed the idea and said the city will not "accept extra troops or permanent fencing as a long-term fixture in DC."The proposal for permanent fencing comes weeks after a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol, leaving 5 people dead and extensive damage to the property. Chief federal judge in DC scorches Capitol riot suspects and keeps man who was in Pelosis office in jail"In light of recent events, I can unequivocally say that vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must...
    TFW you try to blame Antifa, but only incriminate yourself. Ohio man Stephen Ayres claimed to have special knowledge that it wasn’t Donald Trump’s supporters who orchestrated the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He tried to blame Antifa, but the only thing he ended up accomplishing was implicating himself in criminal offenses. Ayres was arrested in the Northern District of Ohio on Monday. According to the FBI, Ayres and two unnamed associates took it upon themselves to post a video on social media after the Capitol siege. In that video, Ayres allegedly blamed Antifa for breaking into the Capitol. Dozens of federal criminal cases against Trump supporters show otherwise. In any event, the feds allege that Ayres blamed everyone but Trump supporters for what happened that day. It was just a vast left-wing conspiracy between … police and the media against pro-Trump individuals, Ayres suggested while acknowledging...
    A West Palm Beach condominium has unanimously voted to drop its Trump Plaza legal name in the wake of the January 6 storming of the Capitol. The Trump Plaza condo board voted on January 19 to change the name of the two luxurious towers which has paved the way for its residents to vote on a new name, the Palm Beach Post reported. 'It's been a long time in coming,' one Trump Plaza owner told the Post.  'Most of us are relieved that the name will finally be off the buildings.' Trump Plaza in Palm Beach has voted to change its name in the wake of the January 6 storming of the Capitol Giant letters adorning the top of the Palm Beach towers and at their base have also recently been removed DailyMail.com has reached out to the Trump Organization for additional comment about the condo vote.  The...
    Conservative Republicans have tried to dismantle labor unions as long as there have been labor unions. On the other hand, Republicans also long ago made their bet as the “party of law and order,” a position that has glorified every aspect of policing. That combination meant that of all unions, police unions have flourished not just with Republican blessings, but bolstered by racism, anti-immigrant policies, and disdain for public service that defines the GOP. As a result, when police unions make the news, it’s often because they’re defending officers in the shooting of an unarmed Black person, or defending the use of violence against peaceful protesters. But that’s not the case with a statement that came out from the Capitol Police union on Wednesday. The union isn’t concerned about protecting the actions of some “rogue cop.” They’re outraged over what they see as a betrayal by leadership—at the Capitol police, and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida commissioner will remain in office after telling a local Trump rally before the attack on the U.S. Capitol that Vice President Mike Pence “better do the right thing” or he’ll face pitchforks and torches for failing to overturn the presidential election. Casselberry Commissioner Mark Busch, who also serves as vice mayor, refused to quit despite a petition drive that drew more than 1,600 signatures seeking his resignation. The effort to oust him came to a head Monday during a commission meeting where more than a dozen citizens spoke. Some demanded that Busch resign while others spoke out in support, the Orlando Sentinel reported. “I clumsily walked into this situation,” said Busch, who had briefly apologized for his comments at an earlier meeting on Jan. 11 where a smaller group of citizens called for him to resign. He also said he would “continue to fight for...
    A man from New York has been charged over his alleged role in riots at the Capitol three weeks ago.  The FBI was tipped off that Christopher Ortiz, 27, from Huntington, Long Island, had been at the riot with several people coming forward with the information. Ortiz also posted to his Instagram story that appeared to show him entering the Capitol building alongside other protesters on January 6th.  Hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump stormed the building to disrupt the final, largely ceremonial act by the House and Senate to count electoral votes and declare Joe Biden the winner of the election. Five people died, including an officer for the Capitol Police.  27-year-old Christopher Ortiz is accused of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6th Christopher Ortiz, 27, speaks with the media after leaving Federal Court, in Central Islip, New York. He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon...
    (CNN)A group of Democratic House staffers are drafting what they hope will be a bipartisan message to the Senate about the upcoming impeachment trial, urging senators to take the trauma their aides experienced during the violent insurrection in the Capitol on January 6 seriously, a staffer tells CNN."We are staff who work for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is our honor and privilege to serve our country and our fellow Americans. But on January 6th, 2021, our workplace was attacked by a violent mob trying to stop the Electoral College vote count," the draft of the letter reads.In an effort to make the letter appeal to Republican staffers as well, its drafters organized the signatures so staffers can sign on with just their email addresses, leaving off the offices of the members of Congress they work for.The letter squarely blames former President Donald Trump for inciting...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to task on Wednesday night for seemingly kowtowing to the most extreme lawmakers in his caucus, explicitly saying McCarthy’s the one who “answers to these QAnon members of Congress, not the other way around.” In recent days, social media posts have resurfaced from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)—already known for peddling the unhinged QAnon conspiracy theory—in which she repeatedly expressed support for the execution of prominent Democrats back in 2018 and 2019. Greene has also claimed that mass school shootings in Sandy Hook and Parkland were false flags and posted a video of herself publicly berating and harassing Parkland survivor David Hogg in 2019. The newly unearthed comments and videos have spurred new calls for Greene—who is only a few weeks into her freshman term—to resign. Following the deadly Capitol insurrection, fellow lawmakers accused her of helping incite the riots...
    It would take decades of work and billions of dollars to become a reality. But if it does, this is the map planners say would revolutionize how people get around the Bay Area. Drawn up by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute for a report released Wednesday, the map shows more than a dozen ideas to improve rail service and connect residents across the Northern California “megaregion” with frequent, reliable public transportation. At the heart of the concept: A second rail crossing between San Francisco and Oakland, carrying BART and other regional train lines and giving the system enough capacity to deliver huge crowds of riders into the region’s core. All of this planning falls under a newprogram also announced Wednesday called Link21, which envisions a slate of projects to improve rail service within and beyond the Bay Area and is the result of a partnership between BART and the...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) penned an op-ed for Fox News on Wednesday that called for the removal of National Guard troops from Washington, DC, following the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Cotton opened the piece by detailing his calls for National Guard troops to be sent into cities last summer as “left-wing mobs rioted in the streets.” “My position was grounded in federal law, based on many historical precedents, and supported by a majority of Americans,” Cotton wrote. “But this argument outraged many on the left, so much so that the editor of the New York Times opinion page lost his job for publishing it.” “But when a different mob chanting different slogans threatened our Capitol, many of my critics sang a different tune,” Cotton added. “I’m ruefully gratified that so many of them have rallied to my side. Perhaps they’ll show more gratitude for law enforcement the next time a mob...
    Sen. Tim Cotton (R-AR) penned an op-ed for Fox News on Wednesday, which called for the removal of National Guard troops from Washington, DC, following the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Cotton opened the piece by detailing his calls for National Guard troops to be sent into cities last summer as “left-wing mobs rioted in the streets.” “My position was grounded in federal law, based on many historical precedents, and supported by a majority of Americans,” Cotton wrote. “But this argument outraged many on the left, so much so that the editor of the New York Times opinion page lost his job for publishing it.” “But when a different mob chanting different slogans threatened our Capitol, many of my critics sang a different tune,” Cotton added. “I’m ruefully gratified that so many of them have rallied to my side. Perhaps they’ll show more gratitude for law enforcement the next time a mob...
    Donald Trump speaking at the "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6, just before a murderous mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol. Fully 81% of Republican voters still get warm fuzzies when they think of Donald Trump, with 54% feeling "strongly" about their adoration, according to a newly released Politico/Morning Consult survey taken Jan. 23-25. That whole attack Trump orchestrated on the homeland—whatevs. In fact, positive views of Trump have bounced back a handful of points since the outlet's Jan. 10-12 survey taken shortly after the riot. The survey also found that 75% of GOP voters disapprove of the Senate following through with an impeachment trial for Trump, with just 18% backing it. So if you're wondering why 45 Senate Republicans just voiced their opposition to putting Trump on trial for his role in inciting the Capitol siege, it's because none of them have the faintest idea how to win elections...
    Tom Cotton said Wednesday there is no justifiable reason why thousands of National Guard members were ordered to remain in Washington, D.C. until mid-March as Republican lawmakers step up demands for their troops to return home. 'With the inauguration complete and threats receding, now it's time, yes, to send home the troops,' Republican Senator Cotton, a retired Army Captain, wrote in an op/ed published to Fox News. 'I sit on the Intelligence Committee, but I'm aware of no specific, credible threat reporting—as distinguished from aspirational, uncoordinated bluster on the internet—that justifies this continued troop presence,' Cotton continued. 'Thus, I believe the rest of these soldiers should also go home to their families and civilian jobs.' His public opposition to the continued military presence in the nation's capital comes as Republican governors and lawmakers say it's time for the troops to return to their respective states. A letter from 11 GOP...
    Nancy Pelosi's laptop which was stolen during the Capitol siege has not yet been recovered, a lawyer has revealed. Prosecutors say Speaker Pelosi's HP computer was lifted from her office by 22-year-old Trump fan Riley Williams during the deadly riot on January 6. But Williams' lawyer said Tuesday that searches of her client's home and car in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, had not yielded the laptop.  It was Williams' ex-boyfriend who alerted the FBI that there was footage of her stealing the device. He claimed Williams tried to flog it to Russian spies.  Riley Williams, 22, in a brown trench coat and glasses, was seen inside the Capitol on January 6 Williams has been out on bail since Thursday and is confined to her mother's apartment Prosecutors have published this still from a video which they believe was taken from Williams' phone She 'intended to send the computer device...
    The attorney for a Texas man charged with participating in the Capitol riot and threatening to 'assassinate' Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has claimed that he needs to 'deprogram' his client from 'cult leader' Trump. Garret Miller, 34, was arrested on Friday after storming the Capitol and posting violent threats on social media, the FBI revealed. Yet his attorney Clint Broden argued on Cuomo Prime Time on CNN on Tuesday night that Miller had never previously been interested in politics until he was manipulated by former President Trump because he was 'vulnerable'. He says that Trump's ban from social media will now help Miller escape and recover.   'I have referred to him as a cult leader,' Broden told Cuomo of Trump. 'Donald Trump was a cult leader. You have somebody like Garrett Miller, who is not very politically involved, hadn't even voted much earlier in life, loses his job and gets focused...
    As the second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump gets underway, House managers will be presenting a case that extends beyond the brief impeachment article to include a number of items that extend beyond the speech Trump delivered on the day of the Capitol invasion. The documents filed along with the impeachment legislation document a number of instances in which Trump paved the way for the insurrection by inflaming crowds over the election and encouraging violence. But Trump was engaged in multiple other activities that extend beyond those covered in the impeachment documents, but are intimately related to events on Jan. 6. That includes efforts to pressure local officials into illegally altering votes, replacing officials in military and intelligence positions that might have pushed back against violence, and engaging in an effort to throw out the acting attorney general and use the Department of Justice to disrupt the final count of...
    Mark Meadows appeared on Fox & Friends and dismissed accountability for a deadly insurrection on the Capitol building that occurred on Jan. 6. The former Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump appeared on his former boss’s favorite teevee show Wednesday morning and predictably delivered partisan assessments of the first week of the Biden administration, namely criticizing President Joe Biden’s record executive actions that largely undid many of Trump’s own executive actions. Things got more interesting, however, when host Brian Kilmeade asked about the “Save America Rally” that preceded the deadly insurrection of Trump supporters which has led to the second impeachment of the former Commander in Chief. “In retrospect, was that rally on January 6th … a good idea?” “When we start looking at the rally, Brian, we are focused more on that than we are really we need to be focused on today,” Meadows argued. “When we start...
    PROGRAMMING ALERT: WATCH SEN. TOM COTTON ON "HANNITY" ON WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 9 P.M. ETLast summer, as left-wing mobs rioted in the streets and threatened to overwhelm local police and even the National Guard, I wrote an op-ed in The New York Times titled "Send in the Troops."  I argued that the president should deploy federal troops, if necessary, to restore and maintain order.  My position was grounded in federal law, based on many historical precedents, and supported by a majority of Americans. But this argument outraged many on the left, so much so that the editor of the New York Times opinion page lost his job for publishing it. But when a different mob chanting different slogans threatened our Capitol, many of my critics sang a different tune. I’m ruefully gratified that so many of them have rallied to my side. Perhaps they’ll show more gratitude for law enforcement the next time a mob threatens...
    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that there was “still the chance” that former President Donald Trump could “incite another attempt at the Capitol.” Murphy said, “So long as Donald Trump is the head of the Republican Party, they are going to find themselves in the minority. They are going to lose races for the House and the Senate, especially after the insurrection attempt. But it’s also important to note that the threat to the country is not over.” He added, “We have 5,000 National Guard Members surrounding the Capitol complex. Why? Because there are still existing threats, present threats to the security of the Capitol. So long as Donald Trump is empowered by Senate Republicans, there is still the chance that he is going to incite another attempt at the Capitol or stir up similar trouble at the state legislative level or in a governor’s...
    Lisa Eisenhart, 57, will remain in custody in pending trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday A Georgia mother who was seen storming the US Capitol alongside her son will remain in custody ahead of trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.   Lisa Eisenhart, 57, is accused of breaking into the Capitol with her son, Eric Munchel, 30, of Nashville, Tennessee, who was photographed carrying flexible plastic handcuffs in the Senate chamber on January 6.  Both were arrested and are being held in Nashville. In separate hearings, a federal magistrate judge in Nashville had ordered them released to home confinement.  Prosecutors opposed the release, and at their request, the judge stayed his order until it could be reviewed by the District of Columbia court. US District Chief Judge Beryl Howell, of the District of Columbia, blocked Eisenhart's release pending a hearing and ordered her transported to D.C. for further proceedings Tuesday....
    Vermont Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy was hospitalized Tuesday just hours after being sworn in to preside over the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Leahy, 80, is the president pro tempore of the Senate. He is third in the line of succession and the most senior Democrat in the Senate. He took up his role presiding as other senators were sworn in as the court of impeachment Tuesday.  'This evening, Sen. Leahy was in his Capitol office and was not feeling well. He was examined in the Capitol by the Attending Physician, his spokesman David Carle told ABC News. In this image from video, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, swears in Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the president pro tempore of the Senate, who will preside over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Leahy was hospitalized after telling the Capitol...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said 'all violence' will be reviewed as part of the Biden administration's efforts to tackle domestic violent extremism in the wake of the January 6 riot on the US Capitol as well as recent unrest in Portland, Seattle and Denver.  Speaking in the White House press briefing Tuesday, Psaki confirmed that the national security team will look at all violence going on nationwide through the same lens - whether from right-wing extremists or left-wing agitators.  'All violence happening around the country will be reviewed by the tasking by the national security team,' Psaki said.   Her comments came after Fox News Journalist Peter Doocy asked if the office of Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines is branding the people who participated in riots in Portland, Oregon, as 'domestic violent extremists' alongside the Capitol rioters.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (above) has said...