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    A Colorado man who raided the Capitol dressed in tactical gear as part of 'The Three Pecenters' militia has been arrested.  Robert Gieswein, 24, turned himself over to authorities in Teller County on Monday evening, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said.   He is understood to be associated with the radical militia 'The Three Percenters'.  Robert Gieswein, 24, raided the Capitol dressed in tactical gear. He is understood to be part of 'The Three Pecenters' militia Gieswein turned himself over to authorities in Teller County on Monday evening, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Gieswein, of Woodland Park, Colorado, is accused of assaulting a police officer and obstructing a federal proceeding during the Capitol riots.  FBI officers raided a home where Gieswein was thought to be living before later arresting him.  The 24-year-old allegedly sprayed an unknown substance at Capitol officers trying to contain the mob who had descended on...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Michael Waller to the newsmakers line to discuss what he personally witnessed while at the Save America Rally and Capitol breach last week. Leahy: We are joined now on our newsmaker line by Michael Waller a senior analyst for strategy at the center for security policy in Washington. Good morning Michael. Waller: Good morning, Michael. Leahy: Thanks so much for joining us. Waller: I read with great alarm your eyewitness account of what happened at the Capitol. Just give us the highlights of this. It’s a little different what you reported versus what we’ve seen in...
    Members of the US National Guard stand watch at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 17, 2021, during a nationwide protest called by anti-government and far-right groups supporting US President Donald Trump and his claim of electoral fraud in the November 3 presidential election. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images A National Guard member, who is currently in Washington DC as security for Inauguration Day, has managed to do double duty as a teacher during breaks in service, the Washington Post reported.  Sgt. Jacob Kohut is a band teacher who teaches elementary and middle schoolers from a Humvee on Zoom, according to WTOP News. "The last thing these students need is a disruption in their teaching," Kohut told the Washington Post. "I would rather teach the class, even if that means I'm very tired." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A DC National guard sergeant who...
    Security has always been one of the key elements in the organization of the inaugural presidential ceremony and secondary events, but for the arrival of the president-elect Joe biden, the Committee and the Secret Service pay special attention to surveillance, due to the threat of armed protests in the capital of the country and other states. The FBI launched an alert last week about threats of armed mobilizations in all 50 states and in Washington, DC, urging the deployment of law enforcement agencies. Within hours, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved the Secret Service to begin its special operation on January 13, not on January 19, as planned, after the attack on the Capitol. By that day they were already deployed near 20,000 elements of the National Guard in various points of the US capital with special attention to the Capitol, where the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Biden and...
    New York : Security has always been one of the key elements in the organization of the inaugural presidential ceremony and secondary events, but for the arrival of the president-elect Joe biden, the Committee and the Secret Service pay special attention to surveillance, due to the threat of armed protests in the capital of the country and other states. The FBI launched an alert last week about threats of armed mobilizations in all 50 states and in Washington, DC, urging the deployment of law enforcement agencies. Within hours, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved the Secret Service to begin its special operation on January 13, not on January 19, as planned, after the attack on the Capitol. By that day they were already deployed near 20,000 elements of the National Guard in various points of the US capital with special attention to the Capitol, where the swearing-in ceremony...
    (CNN)On Wednesday, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the President of a nation at a pivotal moment, and the world will be watching because all democracies are in this moment togetherThe view from Biden's podium at the United States Capitol, looking down over Washington DC's National Mall, will not be pretty. Instead of people standing shoulder to shoulder sharing in democracy's highest ritual -- the peaceful passing of power from one leader to the next -- there will be an abundance of armed troops, higher than normal fences, and mostly empty fields.It is ironic that these hallowed acres, now unreachable by the masses, were the birthplace of President Donald Trump's first big on-the-job lie, when he falsely boasted four years ago that his inauguration crowd was bigger than the one that turned up for his predecessor. After that, the blizzard of lies came so thick and fast that it...
    A rehearsal of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol in Washington was interrupted Monday due to a fire at a nearby homeless camp, authorities said. Miami World – AP Those taking part in the trial, including members of a military gang, were evacuated and taken to a nearby building within the legislative complex. Witnesses recounted that the police officers went into action, shouting “This is not a drill!” A fire had broken out several blocks away and the participants were evacuated as a precaution, police sources told the AP. Biden was not at the scene when the alarm occurred. Police confirmed that there was no threat to the public and that the fire posed no threat to the inauguration ceremony. The area in front of the Capitol has been closed to the public after the assault launched by fanatical supporters of outgoing President Donald...
    AROUND 25,000 National Guard members are undergoing intense FBI screening, as US defense officials fear of an "insider attack" on Joe Biden at his inauguration. National Guard members are being poured into Washington DC by the thousands ahead of Biden's inauguration. * Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news on Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Wednesday's inauguration 4The National Guard began arriving in DC ahead of Joe Biden's inaugurationCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who can call in the National Guard to Washington DC? In Washington, DC, the president of the US is the commander-in-chief for the District of Columbia National Guard. Command is exercised through the Secretary of Defense and the commanding general. Why is the National Guard being called in? 4Joe Biden's inauguration will be on January 20Credit: Reuters 4There are about 25,000 National Guard members in Washington DCCredit: Getty Images - Getty About 25,000 members...
    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough sounded off on the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month by a group of President Donald Trump supporters on Monday as he highlighted the efforts by civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. After saying the country has made “extraordinary progress” when it comes to race, Scarborough doubled down on his belief that had the group of rioters that breached the capitol consisted of black people or Muslims, “they would have been shot” and incarcerated. “As I said just last week, if those rioters had been from Anacostia, if they had been black, they would have been shot in the face and killed,” Scarborough asserted. “If they had been organizing a protest to disrupt the election and had bragged about that protest coming on December 6, there never would have been a protest. You know why? They would have never gone the...
    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,...
    EAST TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – Roundups and arrests continue in Texas and across the country of pro-Trump rioters who took part in the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. An Army reservist who federal investigators say has secret-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Others charged this weekend include a woman who has been seen in photos brandishing the name plate that had been affixed outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, authorities said, and the mother of a man who was arrested after he was captured in a striking photo on the Senate floor with zip-ties, now herself accused of chasing police officers with zip-ties in her hands. The details that emerged about the three defendants and others in the newly unsealed court documents...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police and National Guard troops will stay armed and ready through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration despite no mass protests on capitol buildings in the tri-state area Sunday. The threat is not over as state capitals and Washington, D.C. remain on high alert, bracing for possible chaos ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration. Armed protestors took up positions in Ohio, Michigan and a handful of states on Sunday, and those were small and peaceful. Here at home, Harrisburg, Trenton, and Dover were all quiet, but law enforcement officials say they’re remaining vigilant and not taking any chances. Eyewitness News noticed a few businesses in Northeast Philadelphia decided to keep their windows and doors boarded up to prepare for any potential trouble but concerns about large-scale protests this weekend did not materialize. There are no protest-related incidents to report in Philadelphia nor in any of the tri-state capitols this weekend, and...
    (CNN)An Army reservist who federal investigators say has secret-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection.Others charged this weekend include a woman who has been seen in photos brandishing the name plate that had been affixed outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, authorities said, and the mother of a man who was arrested after he was captured in a striking photo on the Senate floor with zip-ties, now herself accused of chasing police officers with zip-ties in her hands. The details that emerged about the three defendants and others in the newly unsealed court documents provide a clearer scope of the violence inside the Capitol and the potential military-style coordination that took place during the breach of the building. Lawyers for each of them were not...
    WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — To most Americans, the sight of armed National Guard troops sleeping in the Capitol Rotunda this past week was shocking and disturbing. To me, it was an echo of the far-distant past. “Don’t despond,” Maj. Bowman Bigelow Breed wrote to his anxious wife back home in Massachusetts as his comrades lounged around him on the polished marble floors in the grand hall that was now their bivouac. “You must know by this time that we are here in safety. We may have to fight but my own opinion is that the overwhelming force concentrated here will prevent an attack.” Insurrection was in the air, and these citizen soldiers had been called up to secure the seat of government. The date was April 27, 1861. The writer was surgeon of the 8th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. My great-grandfather. Having transcribed my great-grandparents’ Civil War correspondence, I knew that...
    To most Americans, the sight of armed National Guard troops sleeping in the Capitol Rotunda this past week was shocking and disturbing. To me, it was an echo of the far-distant past. “Don’t despond,” Maj. Bowman Bigelow Breed wrote to his anxious wife back home in Massachusetts as his comrades lounged around him on the polished marble floors in the grand hall that was now their bivouac. “You must know by this time that we are here in safety. We may have to fight but my own opinion is that the overwhelming force concentrated here will prevent an attack.” Insurrection was in the air, and these citizen soldiers had been called up to secure the seat of government. The date was April 27, 1861. The writer was surgeon of the 8th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. My great-grandfather. Having transcribed my great-grandparents’ Civil War correspondence, I knew that Bowman’s unit had spent...
    An economic empire built on a name, a name having served a political career. When Donald Trump leaves the White House on Wednesday, January 20, he will have a lot to do to rescue a brand now synonymous with all extremes. Before he became President, “the Trump brand was very powerful”, points out Melissa Aronczyk, professor of communication at Rutgers University in New Jersey. “It was a trademark” to success, “symbol of luxury”, wealth and success. From luxury hotels to posh real estate and golf courses, the name “Trump” is omnipresent in the entities of the Trump Organization, which is headquartered in the Trump Tower in New York on the iconic 5th Avenue. But Trump’s four-year tenure, marked by extreme positions, and the past few weeks marred by his staunch supporters’ assault on Capitol Hill, have made the dynasty’s business perilous. The Trump brand has become “toxic” because associated...
    The historical assault on the Capitol in the United States at the beginning of the year it still leaves many questions unresolved. One of them is the role that some police officers could play from within Congress. Thus, more than ten agents are under investigation for possible involvement in the attack and two police officers Capitol have been suspended. As assured by the Ohio Democratic representative, Tim ryan, one of these Capitol agents a photograph was taken with one of the assailants, while another He wore a cap with the famous Donald Trump slogan: “Make America Great Again”. The Capitol protects itself from new threats There are two days left for the relief at the White House and the Joe Biden takeover as president of the United States and threats of new attacks on the Capitol on social networks continue. The United States prepares a large security...
    Congressman Jamie Raskin elaborated on his role as impeachment manager as he spoke of Congress’ effort to hold President Donald Trump accountable for inciting the insurrectionist mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Raskin was asked why carry on with impeaching Trump when his presidency will end in a matter of days. Raskin responded by noting that impeachment would ban Trump from public office for the rest of his life, and he pointed to Trump’s incitement in order to dismiss the notion that this would establish a troubling political precedent. “This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America,” Raskin said. “The most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States, and there are Republicans who are recognizing it as well as Democrats.” Raskin continued by referencing House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, who...
    The police arrested, last Friday in Washington, a “heavily” armed man in front of the Capitol where the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden will take place on Wednesday, January 20. Unregistered weapon and illegal possession of ammunition Wesley Allen Beeler, originally from Virginia, who wanted to pass one of the checkpoints of the Capitol, Friday January 15, was arrested by the police for carrying an unregistered weapon and illegal possession of ammunition.This American was in possession of a loaded handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunition. The police also discovered stickers stuck on his vehicle in defense of the right to carry weapons which read: “If they come to take your weapons, give them your bullets first”, report RTL. “It was a good faith mistake” Once released, Wesley Allen Beeler explained to the daily Washington post than : “It was a good faith mistake”. According to him, his armed...
    Pulitzer-prize winning historian David McCullough delivered this speech to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in 2016, and it was subsequently collected in The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, from which it is reprinted here. So here we are in the Capitol of the United States of America on Capitol Hill, the acropolis of our nation. It is a building like no other in the land, wherein the highest aspirations of a free and open society have been written into law, generation after generation, where, time and again, brave and eloquent words have changed history, and where the best and some of the worst of human motivations have been plainly on display. This magnificent structure has been called “the temple of liberty”… “the spirit of America writ in stone”… “a mighty engine”… “an ennobling shrine”… “a city unto itself.” Thomas Jefferson called it “the great commanding...
    A woman who had a violent altercation with a black security guard prior to the storming of the U.S. Capitol has been fired from her hospital job after her daughter outed her on Twitter. Therese Duke, 50, was fired from UMass Memorial hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts following the January 5 incident in Washington DC, her daughter Helena said and the hospital appeared to confirm. Duke was identified after Helena, 18, tweeted video of the confrontation, adding a caption that read: 'Hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn't go to BLM protests bc they could get violent…this you?'  Footage from a protest on January 5, the day before the Capitol riot, shows Duke trying to snatch a phone out of the hands of security guard Ashanti Smith, 28, who immediately wheeled around and jabbed the Trump supporter in the face with her fist.  Smith was also fired after the...
    New York : Members of the National Guard are already in Washington DC, to reinforce security. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo / EFE The United States Capitol Police arrested a man at a security checkpoint in Washington DC on Friday, after he showed an “unauthorized” repossession credential, and in a search made on his truck se also found an unregistered pistol and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, authorities said. The arrested man was a contractor and the credential was not a fake, according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the arrest, The New York Times reported. The arrest comes as law enforcement officials try to strengthen Washington ahead of Inauguration Day on Wednesday because they fear extremists, emboldened by the attack on Capitol Hill by the president’s supporters Trump on January 6,...
    Members of the Metro D.C. Police on day after a pro-Trump insurgency As senators sheltered in place, a violent mob burst through the doors of the Capitol and began moving directly toward the doors to the Senate Chamber. Thinking fast, Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman moved to draw the attention of the QAnon-shirted man at the front of the invasion. Goodman then taunted the group, daring them to follow him. He then led them up a flight of stairs, away from the Senate, and toward a location where additional officers could join him to help containing the group. Goodman’s fast thinking and willingness to put himself in the middle of a dangerous situation has made him a hero of the Trumpist insurgency. In just a matter of seconds, he may have become the deciding factor between events that were merely shocking, and a bloodbath in the Senate. Goodman was not the only one. As...
    Facebook has declared that it won't allow people to create new events near key Washington, DC, locations and state capitols until after Inauguration Day.  The social media giant made the announcement Friday, revealing that it will be blocking people from creating new events near the White House, Capitol Building or any state capitol buildings in the US until after January 20, when President-Elect Biden is sworn in.  Facebook said it will also be reviewing all inauguration-related events that've already been created.  Facebook said Friday that it would be banning any events from being created near the Capitol or White House during Biden's inauguration. Rioters are seen outside the Capitol on January 6 The Facebook ban also includes events created around all 50 state capitol buildings. National Guard members are seen in Washington on Saturday in preparation for the inauguration RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war. In northwestern Wisconsin, the chairman of the St. Croix County Republican Party was forced to resign Friday after refusing for a week after the siege to remove an online post urging followers to “prepare for war.” The incoming chairwoman of the Michigan GOP and her husband, a state lawmaker, have joined a conservative social media site created after the Capitol riot where the possibility of civil war is a topic. Phil Reynolds, a member of the GOP central committee in California’s Santa Clara County, appeared to urge on insurrectionists on social media during the Jan. 6 attack, declaring on Facebook: “The war has begun....
    January 16, 2021 11:59 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The FBI already has in its possession 140,000 photographs and videos of the mob that stormed the United States Capitol (USA) on January 6. The incursion has resulted in 5 deaths and, so far, more than a hundred arrests, most thanks to the digital identification of its members. According to court documents, there are more than 275 suspects identified. Researchers, academics and citizens have responded to the call in the FBI networks when it comes to providing as much information as possible to capture those responsible for the assault on the Capitol. “We are leaving no stone unturned“This was stated by the deputy director of the FBI office in Washington, Steven D’Antuono.” And we still want more. The FBI opened a portal to accept any type of information. The reason? Corroborate, with facial recognition software and an application,...
    New York : Radical violence on January 6 in DC Photo: Samuel Corum / . “Donald Trump is a cult leader, and their legacy will be the Capitol riots, (the group) Proud Boys and (the platform) Parler ”, Joni Florea told Pix11 in his first television interview. The wife of Eduard Florea, a computer engineer arrested by the FBI Tuesday in Queens (NYC), ensures that he was “Radicalized” by the words of the controversial president Trump. Florea, a supporter of the far-right group “Proud Boys” that threatened to deploy “three cars full of armed patriots” in Washington DC last week, was charged Wednesday with storing military-style combat knives and over a thousand rifle cartridges in your home in Queens, federal authorities said. Although he did not participate in the January 6 attacks, prosecutors claimed that the engineer promised to travel to the nation’s capital and...
    Madison Summers January 16, 2021 0 Comments Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump, in which he cited the protests that broke out last week at the U.S. Capitol. In a departure letter to Trump this week, Azar claims that “actions and rhetoric” surrounding the election and the U.S. Capitol riot could “tarnish” the “historic legacies” of the administration. Trump pushed unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and sought to overturn the election results. Azar wrote, “Unfortunately, the actions and rhetoric following the election, especially during the past week, threaten to tarnish these and other historic legacies of this Administration. The attacks on the Capitol were an assault on our democracy and on the tradition of peaceful transitions of power that the United States first brought to the world.” The HHS secretary then called on Trump to “continue to condemn unequivocally any...
    (CNN)The final full week of Donald Trump's presidency ended with a nation in disarray -- fearful about the threats surrounding Inauguration Day in a capital city that has become a fortress; unsettled by new details of the harm that rioters could have inflicted on lawmakers during last week's insurrection; and angry at the revelation that the administration's pledge to release a reserve of Covid-19 vaccine doses was hollow. In the midst of those grave security threats and the frustrating news that there is no such vaccine reserve, the President was still conspicuously missing in action at the White House Friday. It was Vice President Mike Pence who was seen doing the work normally required of a commander-in-chief -- from visiting the National Guard troops guarding the Capitol to making the long-delayed phone call to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer assistance in the presidential transition. The President met on Friday...
    A Black Capitol Police officer, suspended after he was photographed wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' cap, while being on-duty as he defended the Capitol during riots on January 6th, claims he only wore the hat in order to blend in with the crowd and rescue his colleagues. Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson, 45, says that wearing the distinctive MAGA hat enabled him to blend in with the crowd and ultimately save his fellow officers who were trapped inside the building.   Johnson has explained to his coworkers that he decided to wear the iconic cap worn by Trump supporters in order to 'win the trust' of protesters and make it through the crowd.   A Capitol Police lieutenant, pictured, was suspended for wearing a MAGA cap during riot Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson, left, says he was trying to rescue his colleagues who were trapped inside the Capitol building...
    The Breitbart logo. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images In internal messages leaked to The Daily Beast, Breitbart News employees debated the role President Donald Trump played in inciting last week's deadly Capitol riot. The far-right Breitbart has actively avoided direct criticism of the president, but the internal messages highlight the growing divide among conservatives regarding Trump's behavior.   "We have worked so hard to promote our values, values that made him president when he hawked them, and now he does this, leaving everything in shambles? Nah, destroy him. Let it be a lesson to every other 'populist,'" wrote one editor in the leaked messages. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Employees at the conservative, pro-Trump outlet Breitbart News argued over the extent of Trump's role in last week's insurrection at the US Capitol, according to The Daily Beast. In internal Slack messages leaked to The Daily...
    A real estate broker from Frisco, Texas, has been charged in the Capitol building insurrection that took place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Jenna Ryan documented her crimes on social media and is being charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.” The complaint includes Facebook posts from Ryan’s account detailing her private jet flight, with images, from Denton, Texas, to Washington to participate in a crime against our democracy. Ryan made headlines with her photos and video from the Capitol siege, including one strange image of her in front of one of the many broken Capitol building windows that showed her smiling and putting up the victory sign (Lord knows it wasn’t the peace sign), and writing this cryptic soliloquy: “Window at The capital [sic]. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios...
    (CNN)As the coronavirus continues to rage across the country, Washington saw another historic week as President Donald Trump became the first US president to ever be impeached twice. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden announced new economic plans, continued to build out his cabinet and prepped for Wednesday's inauguration. DC remained a city on lockdown, as federal and local authorities tightened security in the aftermath of the January 6 mob attack on the Capitol.  Monday Mayor urges people to avoid DC as Secret Service begins inauguration prep early House Democrats to fine lawmakers who don't wear masks on the floor after 3 Dems test positive and blame GOP colleagues FBI warns 'armed protests' being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the...
    Country star John Rich said he’s been hearing from more and more artists in the industry about being “muzzled” when expressing “anger” over the “targeting of conservatives.” “The list of country artists calling me is growing by the day who are saying they’re being ‘muzzled’ by the industry when it comes to them expressing their frustration and anger about the targeting of conservatives, and suppression of free speech by the powers that be,” the 47-year-old superstar singer tweeted to his many followers. The comments were noted by Fox News in a piece published Friday. “#BlackBall.” (RELATED: Ivanka Trump Calls Out Rioters, Says ‘The Violence Must Stop Immediately’) The list of country artists calling me is growing by the day who are saying they’re being “muzzled” by the industry when it comes to them expressing their frustration and anger about the targeting of conservatives, and suppression of free speech by the...
    Tucker Carlson on Thursday let rip at Democrats who he accused of using last week’s Capitol riot to launch an attack on civil liberties and free speech in the most sweeping crackdown ‘in the history of this country’. The Fox News host used a segment on his show to call out Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who he branded the ‘Kim Kardashian of Congress’ as he slammed her suggestion that a government commission is need to 'reign in' the press. AOC has been criticized for what some have dubbed the ‘Ministry of Truth’ that she recommended in order to stop the spread of 'misinformation’. Carlson also blasted AOC and her colleague Ayanna Pressley as hypocrites for their most recent positive comments on Capitol cops, as he claimed they were spreading ‘lies’ in stating that the MAGA Trump mob was leading an insurrection on the Capitol. He accused AOC and left-wing radicals...
    A majority of Americans, 56%, say Donald Trump should be removed from office and barred from ever holding elected office again, while a slightly slimmer majority, 54%, think he should be criminally charged for inciting the riot at the Capitol last week, according to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll. Even 1 in 8 Republicans support indicting Trump. When asked if Trump has acted responsibly, just 30% of respondents agreed while 66% said he has acted irresponsibly.  But while questions about Trump largely broke down along party lines, an overwhelming majority, 89%, said they opposed the actions of the rioters who stormed the Capitol last week—80% said they "strongly" opposed them. Only 8% of respondents supported the Capitol attack.  Finally, when asked whether they believed there was "solid evidence" supporting Trump's claim of voter fraud, 31% said yes while 62% said there was no solid evidence.  A Pew Research Center poll...
    The FBI issued a memo Friday indicating that the agency will begin investigating 37 people in connection with the killing of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, The New York Times reports. Sicknick succumbed to injuries he sustained on Jan. 6 as rioters reportedly hit him with a fire extinguisher as they streamed into the Capitol. The 42-year-old was a military veteran and served on the Capitol Police force for 12 years. The officer was among five people who died amid the chaos on Capitol Hill last week. Another woman died after being shot by a Capitol Police officer while trying to climb through a broken window. Police said last week that three other people died due to medical emergencies. Dozens of Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police officers were injured during the violence last Wednesday. The Times reported that the FBI memo, a copy of which it obtained, said that 14 Capitol Police officers were injured during the riot. On Thursday,...
    New York : On January 6, Trump supporters forced entry into the Washington Capitol. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / . WASHINGTON – The vast majority of Americans repudiate the assault on Congress perpetrated by followers of Donald trump on January 6 and 57% believe that the president is responsible, according to a poll by The Washington Post and ABC television published this Friday. Overall, nine out of 10 respondents disapprove of the insurrection that resulted in the death of a Congressional Police officer and four assailants and left dozens of people injured. The protesters responded to Trump’s incitement to prevent Congress from giving final certification to the victory of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe biden, in the November elections, in which, as the president reiterates without being able to prove it, he was the victim of fraud. The poll found that the degree of repudiation varies...
    People arrive for an inauguration rehearsal at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Rehearsals for the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021 are underway. A photo taken Friday shows volunteers playing the parts of President-elect Joe and Dr. Jill Biden in a rehearsal on the steps of the Capitol.  Security at Biden's inauguration will be tighter than ever in the aftermath of the violent insurrection on January 6. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Preparations for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration are underway on the steps of the Capitol, just over a week after a violent mob stormed the building. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20. Politico reported that Biden's inauguration rehearsal was moved from Sunday, January 17 to Monday, January 18 due to security threats, but some plans appear to be continuing as scheduled. A photo...
    The rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 missed Vice President Mike Pence by just one minute, new reports suggest.   It took 14 minutes to evacuate Pence from the Senate Chamber after the MAGA mob first broke into the building, according to law enforcement officials and video footage obtained by The Washington Post. Secret Service agents eventually managed to convince Pence to leave and rushed him and his family into an office before they were taken to a second secure location. Less than 60 seconds after Pence was taken to his hideaway, a violent crowd followed a Capitol officer up a flight of stairs just 100 feet from the office but away from the chamber where many lawmakers still remained. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO   Rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 came very close to running into Vice President Mike Pence, who was evacuated 14...
    A YOUNG girl has been accused of stabbing her dad in an alleged murder attempt, according to Auburn police in Maine. The 12-year-old child was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after officers found her father with stab wounds in the stomach and chest, at an apartment on Winter St, just before 10am on Wednesday, WABI5 reports. 1A has 12-year-old Maine girl has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing father, police say.Credit: Google Maps He was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police said they also found the man's daughter with cuts to her hand, before charging her for the alleged attack on her dad. The girl and her father have not been identified. “The preliminary investigation indicates that the 12-year-old girl was responsible for the attack on her father,” Deputy Police Chief Tim Cougle wrote in a news release. Most read in NewsBreakingNANCY WEEPSPelosi...
    The MAGA mob rioters who stormed the US Capitol last week included at least 21 current or former members of the US military or law enforcement, with many of them caught on camera using military-style tactics like the 'ranger file'.   One particular photo of Trump supporters on the steps of the Capitol showed a line of men wearing combat helmets and body armor as they walked in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.  The formation, known as 'ranger file,' is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is 'stacking up' to breach a building - instantly recognizable to any US soldier or Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It was a chilling sign that many at the vanguard of the mob that stormed the seat of American democracy either had military training or were trained by those who did. A review...
    While supporters of Donald Trump continue to claim that their deadly attempt to overthrow the United States government was “peaceful” more details are emerging that detail the waves of violence, hate, and sedition that rolled over the nation’s capital on January 6. Police are recounting pitched battles that took place at various locations around the capital. In those battles, Trump supporters sprayed police with chemical agents, battered them with iron pipes, even beat them with flag poles … all the while the crowd was waving “thin blue line” flags. Hampered by poor planning, isolated in locations ranging from the top of the Capitol steps to tunnels beneath the building, small groups of police from two different forces were often unable to communicate with each other, unaware of what was going on in other locations, and absolutely convinced they were the last barrier between raging insurrectionists and the mass murder of Congressmembers. Meanwhile,...
    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...
    The director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has reported this Thursday of the arrest of more than one hundred people suspected of participating in the assault on the Capitol last week, in which a mob of fans of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, stormed the headquarters of the Legislative Power in Washington. “Our stance is aggressive and will remain so during the inauguration. “, Wray has emphasized in relation to the close inauguration of president-elect, Joe Biden, on January 20, during a press conference held this Thursday in which the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, was present. “In that regard, we and our partners have arrested more than a hundred people for their criminal activities in the siege of the Capitol last week and we will continue with countless other activities related to these investigations“, he pointed out. Wray, whose low profile after the...
    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 lawyer for 'QAnon shaman' Jacob Chansley, who stormed the Capitol building during last week’s riot wearing horns, wants Donald Trump to pardon him because he felt he was 'answering the call of our President.'  Albert Watkins spoke on Cuomo Prime Time Thursday evening defending his client Chansley, 33, a well-known supporter of the QAnon conspiracy in Arizona who was arrested Saturday for his role in the violet Capitol siege on January 6. This week Chansley, who also goes by Jake Angeli, was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts including violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol.  'Trump needs to stand up and own these people. He owes them – he has an obligation to them,' Watkins said to host Chris Cuomo. 'And do what?' Cuomo asked. 'Give a pardon, give a pardon,' Watkins replied. Albert Watkins (right), the lawyer for 'QAnon shaman' Jacob Chansley, said on...
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo aired a chilling video clip at the beginning of Cuomo Prime Time Thursday evening, showing a livid, pro-Trump rioter yelling that “death was the only remedy” for the “treasonous traitors” in the Capitol, including members of Congress and the Capitol Police officers. “We have new information, the Trump insurrection at the Capitol was more dangerous than suspected,” said Cuomo to introduce the video. “Everybody in there is a disgrace,” a bearded man was shown screaming, as several others around him nodded or shouted in agreement. “That entire building is filled with treasonous traitors. Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building! We gotta stand up!” “Every single one of those Capitol law enforcement officers, death is the remedy!” he continued ranting. “They have defied their oath!” shouts another man standing nearby. “Let’s come back, this time not with the Bible,” yells another man. One Capitol officer died from injuries sustained...
    Jacob Fracker, an off-duty police officer charged in connection with the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol, is also member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first known person currently in the military to be arrested over last week's events. An official confirmed Fracker's military status on Thursday, a week after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee the inner chambers of the building. Fracker, 29, and fellow Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson were charged after they were photographed inside the Capitol 'making an obscene statement in front of a statue of (Revolutionary hero) John Stark,' the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.   On Thursday, the Virginia National Guard said Fracker is a corporal in the State's Guard and serves as an infantryman. Jacob Fracker (left) is seen in the Capitol on January 6 with fellow Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson. Fracker was revealed...
    A self-styled Black Lives Matter activist who filmed himself encouraging the storming of the Capitol last week and was nearby when a police officer shot and killed a woman trying to climb through a window outside of the House Speaker’s lobby was charged in federal court today. John Sullivan, the founder of Insurgence USA and a leftist protest organizer, was charged in an 18-page criminal complaint on Thursday “with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties incident to and during the commission of civil disorder,” according to the Justice Department. The complaint notes Sullivan wore a ballistics vest and gas mask when he entered the Capitol through a broken window and pushed...
    The director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, reported this Thursday of the arrest of more than a hundred people suspected of participating in the assault on the Capitol last week, in which a mob of fans of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, stormed the headquarters of the Legislative Power in Washington. “Our stance is aggressive and will remain so during the inauguration”, Wray emphasized in relation to the close inauguration of president-elect, Joe Biden, on January 20, during a press conference held this Thursday in which the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, was present. “In that regard, we and our partners have arrested more than a hundred people for their criminal activities in the siege of the Capitol last week and we will continue with countless other activities related to these investigations “, he pointed. Wray, whose low profile after the assault has...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, 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.Thursday, Jan. 14Biden's $1.9T COVID relief package to include new round of stimulus checksPresident-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout.NYC increasing security, sending 200 NYPD officers to DC for inaugurationAs the FBI warns that agitators may be ramping up efforts to attack government buildings over the next week, NYC officials are taking steps to...
    Contrary to what some American netizens thought, Chuck Norris did not participate in the riot at the Capitol. This was confirmed by the actor himself on his Twitter account. The guy who was mistaken for Chuck Norris on Capitol Hill. A few days ago, an environment of violence, uncertainty and chaos was experienced in the neighboring country, when the current president, Donald Trump, incited numerous citizens to attempt a mass blockade, this in order to frustrate the decision to ratify the Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect. There, attacks and confrontations with the police were the order of the day. In fact, several Hollywood actresses, actors and directors offered their reactions to the situation. Among the hordes of people who marched and caused destruction, an individual with a reasonable resemblance to the actor and martial artist was seen.. Then, the users of the bird’s social network were given the task of...
    Bradley Cortright January 14, 2021 0 Comments Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is blasting President Donald Trump for not stating that the presidential election was not stolen from him in remarks where he denounced political violence.  During an appearance on CNN, McCabe was asked what “potential bad actors” heard from Trump’s remarks. He said, “President Trump is a master at coded language and the use of dog whistles. And there is no question that that statement included some of those same references.” “Simply by leaving out the comments that you’ve mentioned, he sends a signal to his folks to fight on. He has never come out and formally undercut the central theory of this domestic terrorist rebellion, which is, the lie that the election was stolen from him,” he continued. McCabe went on to say that Trump’s “failure” to not refute claims the election was stolen is “absolutely unforgivable.” He also called...
    The female Trump supporter shot dead storming the Capitol last week was in a throuple with her husband and a live-in girlfriend. Late Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt and her ex-Marine husband Aaron had a three-way relationship with a 29-year-old bartender, her family confirmed. Kayla Joyce lived with the married couple in San Diego, and is sticking by her widower boyfriend, Ashli's brother told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. The 35-year-old former military officer and her husband met Kayla about a year ago, and decided to welcome her into their open marriage – which was itself only a few months old. The news may come as a surprise to traditional conservatives, who have been lauding Ashli on social media as a martyr to the right, but often frown upon relationships outside of a marriage. But her 21-year-old brother, Andrew Witthoeft, said his late sister was raised to welcome people of...
    Wolf Blitzer delivered a powerful, emotional commentary on CNN as he lamented all of the racist imagery President Donald Trump’s supporters displayed when they stormed the U.S. Capitol. Among the Trump supporters who were identified in the mob of insurgents, two of the most prominent individuals (who have since been arrested) are Kevin Seefried and Robert Keith Packer. Seefried prominently carried a Confederate Flag through the halls of Congress, and Packer became infamous as the man who wore a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt during the riot. Brianna Keilar introduced Blitzer on her show Thursday by telling viewers that he is the son of Holocaust survivors whose Jewish grandparents were murdered at Auschwitz. The network ran footage of Blitzer visiting the Nazi death camp before Keilar brought the famed anchor in for his thoughts on the “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt inside the Capitol. “It’s so, so sad,” Blitzer said. “I’m happy that my...
    Kevin Seefried is seen in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of protesters from across the US gathered in Washington, DC, on January 6 to protest the presidential vote certification in Congress.  The protests turned into riots, which led to the Capitol being evacuated as rioters stormed the building and halted the vote-certification process. A photo of Kevin Seefried went viral online after being seen inside the Capitol rotunda with a Confederate battle flag. Kevin Seefried and his son, Hunter, were arrested on Thursday in Delaware on federal charges. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man seen prominently waving a Confederate flag after breaching the US Capitol building was arrested in Delaware on Thursday, according to the Department of Justice. The FBI has charged Kevin Seefried and his son, Hunter, with two felonies: knowingly entering...
    Multiple other law enforcement officers are under active investigation. Several police officers across the country are now facing federal charges for allegedly taking part in the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. that left five people dead. On Wednesday, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, officers with the Rocky Mountain Police Department in Virginia, were arrested on two federal charges, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint. "The defendants Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker were photographed in the Capitol Building making an obscene statement in front of a statute of John Stark," The U.S. attorney's office in D.C. alleged in a statement of facts, noting that they were off-duty.
    New York : Members of the US National Guard gather on the east side of the Capitol in Washington. Photo: Michael Reynolds / EFE SAN JUAN- More than 200 soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard will travel from the island on Friday to join the 20,000 officers who will provide security next January 20 at the inauguration of the president-elect, Joe Biden, in Washington. This was reported this Thursday by Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard, José J. Reyes, on the deployment of these soldiers, members of the 92nd Brigade of the Military Police of the National Guard. Soldiers are expected to depart from the Muñiz Air Base, base of operations of the Local National Guard, in Carolina, municipality adjacent to San Juan. So far, the maximum number of soldiers to be deployed since this weekend has been established at between 10,000...
    A number of items from last week’s deadly Capitol riots will end up at the Smithsonian, according to officials. Images of pro-Trump rioters storming the Capitol Building sent shockwaves around the world. The violence left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and sparked a high-tech FBI manhunt for suspects involved in the riot. Some items from the riot will be preserved by Smithsonian curators. “As curators from the museum’s Division of Political and Military History continue to document the election of 2020, in the midst of a deadly pandemic, they will include objects and stories that help future generations remember and contextualize Jan. 6 and its aftermath,” said the National Museum of American History’s Elizabeth Macmillan Director Anthea M. Hartig, in a statement released on Jan. 8. Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., helps ATF police officers clean up debris and personal belongings strewn across the floor of the Rotunda.AP In her statement, Hartig cited comments by...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper has sparked fury after questioning the democratic integrity of a Republican lawmaker whose legs were blown off while fighting for freedom.  Representative Brian Mast (R-Fla.), who lost his limbs to an IED in Afghanistan, was one of seven Republicans to vote against Donald Trump's impeachment on Wednesday. Mast was also among more than a hundred GOP lawmakers who voted against the general election results last week, shortly before a mob of Trump's supporters raided the Capitol. Tapper said last night: 'Congressman Brian Mast ... who lost his legs by the way fighting for democracy abroad - although I don't know about his commitment to it here in the United States - he said did anybody say that. Yes we heard them.' CNN anchor Jake Tapper yesterday questioned Brian Mast's commitment to Democracy in the United States Jake Tapper:"Congressman Brian Mast... who lost his legs by...
    Baseball star Curt Schilling has claimed his insurance policy has been canceled by AIG after the Donald Trump fan tweeted in support of the Capitol rioters.  The Red Sox legend tweeted: 'We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my "Social Media profile".'  Schilling - who goes by 'President Elect Curt Schilling' on Twitter - had last week shared his thoughts on the siege at the Capitol, saying the rioters started 'confrontation for sh*t that matters'.  He tweeted: 'You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for air Jordan's and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s**t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of govt corruption. #itshappening.'  After some followers questioned his claims about AIG Tuesday, Schilling replied with a screenshot of his alleged correspondence with...
    CNN anchor Don Lemon claimed Wednesday that anyone who voted for President Donald Trump was part of the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) and the Capitol riots. Lemon told fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that there was no longer any excuse for people who quietly supported Trump and also say they were not part of the extremist groups that also supported him, some of whom stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (RELATED: ‘Girl, Bye’: Don Lemon Bashes Kayleigh McEnany For Criticizing Media) WATCH: Lemon began by saying that the Capitol riot was about “preserving whiteness,” not about conservative principles or anything else. “They were wearing Nazi insignia on their clothing. They were neo-Nazis. They were fascists or fascist supporters. They were members of groups that people in Washington should not be fighting for at this point.” Lemon went on to say that politics had to be taken out of...
    New York : Police reinforcement after the legislative assault Photo: Stefani Reynolds / . Eduard Florea, a supporter of the far-right group “Proud Boys” that threatened to deploy “three cars full of armed patriots” in Washington DC last week, was charged yesterday with storing military-style combat knives and more than a thousand rifle cartridges. at his house in Queens (NYC), federal authorities said. Florea (40) was charged with possession of ammunition as a convicted felon and he was denied bail after the FBI searched his home in Middle Village, and questioned him about a series of threats about the deadly siege of the Capitol posted on the Parler social network. Although he was not involved in the Jan.6 attacks, prosecutors said the programming engineer pledged to travel to the nation’s capital and cut “a throat” in the riot led by supporters of President Donald Trump....
    After the last attack on the capitol, Facebook is detecting a series of possible violent acts in much of the country to challenge Joe Biden’s position on January 20. After the assault on the Capitol there is a tense calm that could erupt at any moment. Right now, the concern is maximum. Facebook tracks the possible signals that could lead to violent acts in the face of daily normality in the United States, especially in relation to the act of possession. As a result, some of the messages found included a call to arms inside hate groups. The concern is maximum, the FBI itself warned that armed protests are expected in 50 capitals before the celebration of the event where Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States. Both Facebook and the FBI maintain close contact on the latest violent movements within the social network to...
    (CNN)Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, says last week's violent mob that breached the US Capitol reminded him Americans live "under two justice systems.""One lets armed white insurrectionists violently attack our nation's seat of government. Another gasses, beats, and shoots rubber bullets at people defending Black Lives," he wrote in an Opinion piece for The Guardian. "And even though I live nowhere near Washington DC, this is personal for me."Investigative report offers up-close look at Jacob Blake shooting in WisconsinIn August, Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times by a White police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake survived but was left paralyzed from the waist down. His shooting followed a summer of unrest and racial reckoning and ignited widespread protests in Kenosha. Last week -- and a day before the riots in the nation's capital -- Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced the officer who...
    The centerpiece sculpture at a massive development on Manhattan's west side has been closed to the public, and the developer is looking at suicide prevention efforts after three deaths in the past year. The Vessel, a 150-foot-high sculpture in the shape of an inverted beehive made up of stairways and platforms in the Hudson Yards development that opened in March 2019, has been the site of three suicides, the most recent of which was on Monday. CBS New York reported that Related Companies says they have added extra security. That includes highly trained personnel who patrol the area and can identify potentially high-risk visitors. The Vessel is pictured on March 5, 2019 in New York. Ted Shaffrey/AP Lowell Kern, the chairman of the local community board, told the New York Times that a Related representative told him the sculpture was closed until further notice, and that the board would be informed...
    Donald trump has “unequivocally” condemned the violence of the past week, although his message comes late, after his followers stormed the Capitol. The outgoing president of the United States condemned the acts in a speech to the nation in which Donald Trump did not mention the impeachment approved in Congress. “I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country,” Trump stressed without referring to the impeachment trial in which he is precisely accused of “incitement to the insurrection”. Referring to his supporters, he noted that “making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement, enforcing and defending the most sacred traditions and values ​​of the United States. our nation. ” “The violence of the mobs goes against everything I...
    Fired FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump 'should be in jail' for the riot inside the Capitol but said that Joe Biden should consider pardoning him. Comey said he was 'sickened' by last week's storming of the Capitol and 'angered' by the lax security which allowed the Trump mob to run amok through the halls of American democracy.   He argued that impeaching Trump would be 'good for our country' and said that the 'lawless nihilist' should be ousted from the White House before Joe Biden's inauguration.  But he stopped short of calling for a prosecution: 'I obviously think he belongs in jail but I don't think pursuing that is in the best interest of the entire nation.'  The BBC's Emily Maitlis asked whether Biden ought to pardon Trump in the same way that Gerald Ford did Richard Nixon after Watergate in 1974. 'I don't know, he should at least consider...
    Government officials say last week's Capitol riot will likely encourage domestic extremists to carry out more violent attacks, according to a new intelligence bulletin. Officials warn domestic extremists 'very likely pose the greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021' in a Joint Intelligence Bulletin published Wednesday, produced by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center. Federal authorities said in the bulletin the Capitol protest will 'likely serve as a significant driver of violence for a diverse set of [domestic violent extremists]'. They say the attacks are fueled by racial division, QAnon conspiracies and other fringe views. Officials explain that extremists see violence 'as a step toward achieving their initiatives' and they 'consider the death of a perceived like-minded individual as an act of martyrdom.'  A Joint Intelligence Bulletin published Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center warns that last...
    A total of ten Republican legislators voted on Wednesday in favor of initiating a political trial (impeachment) against the outgoing president of the United States, the also republican Donald Trump, accused of “incitement to insurrection “ for his role in the assault on the Capitol that the president’s supporters carried out last week. The vote, which ended with 232 votes in favor and 197 against (The minimum to pass the impeachment was 217) went ahead thanks to the Democratic majority, but the ten Republican legislators who joined wanted to express with their vote that, in their opinion, the president’s performance regarding the assault on the Capitol last Wednesday He did not live up to the demands of his position. This is the vote in favor of a impeachment who has counted on more support from opposing party legislators (he impeachment Bill Clinton, in 1998, was backed by five Democratic legislators,...
    Two cops from Virginia, including one who allegedly bragged on social media that he had “attacked the government,” were charged on Wednesday for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol building during a siege in which one police officer died. The Rocky Mount, Va. police officers were off duty when they entered the Capitol along with a mob of Trump supporters protesting Congress’ vote to certify the results of the 2020 election, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C. The officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, are each charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (RELATED: Man Seen Attacking Cop With American Flag Called For ‘Death’ To Lawmakers In Capitol) Five people died in the melee, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick and Trump supporter Ashli Babbit....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If you haven’t received your stimulus payment yet and you’re expecting to receive it in the mail, the IRS is urging people to be careful not to toss it in the trash thinking it’s junk mail. The agency shared an image of what they payments will look like when they arrive. Some people will get checks. Some will get debit cards. ‘It Would Be A Lifeline For Us’: Stimulus Checks Not Getting Into Hands Of Millions Of Low-Income Americans The IRS said just because you got a check or a debit card the first time, does’t mean you’ll get payment in the same form this time. MORE FROM CBSDFW Texas Flower Shop Owner Jenny Cudd Arrested For Alleged Role In Riot At Capitol, Says Did Nothing Violent Or Destructive North Texas Woman Helps Elderly Mother Who Was Awaiting Text About COVID-19 Vaccine On Landline Phone...
    (CNN)One week after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, federal law enforcement's dragnet to arrest the violent trespassers kicked into high gear.Nearly a dozen new known defendants were arrested or charged across the country, and the Justice Department made clear it was throwing its weight behind pursuing major cases that may amount to the most extensive counterterrorism probe since September 11, 2001.Police officers and swimmer chargedThe new arrests on Wednesday brought the total number of new federal criminal cases to at least 32 by nightfall, with hundreds more individuals still being sought or investigated.Over the past week, investigators have tracked down some of the most notable faces from the riot. On Wednesday, a federal court made public charges against two police officers from rural Virginia who shared a photo on social media of themselves posing in front of a statue of a Revolutionary War general in the Capitol. Read...
    (CNN)Some national veterans organizations have vowed to remove members who were charged in the Capitol riots, taking a stand against the violent attack last week.Current and former US military members participated in the insurrection, according to news reports and court records. A handful of veterans organizations told CNN they are actively checking their membership lists for veterans who have come up in the news. Organizations like the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and AMVETS said they also plan to revoke memberships of those found guilty of illegal acts or violence. "We believe that our members have a very sacred right to protest," Dan Clare, a spokesman for DAV, told CNN. "They fought and sacrificed to protect that freedom, but when protesters cross the line and commit illegal acts, especially in the nation's capitol, we found it to be abhorrent."The DAV has more than 1 million members and is a bipartisan organization....
    New York : Trump recorded the video Wednesday. Photo: Chris Kleponis / EFE The outgoing president, Donald Trump, assured this Wednesday in a message to the nation that he “unequivocally” condemns the violence of last week, when his followers stormed the Capitol in Washington, and called to calm the spirits and help promote peace in the country. “We have seen too many riots, too many mobs, too many acts of intimidation and destruction, “said Trump in his message, in which, however, he made no allusion to today’s vote in the House of Representatives, which gave the green light to the opening of the second political trial against him. . pic.twitter.com/FIJbvCYGJ6 – The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2021 This Wednesday, Trump became the first second to be brought to a second impeachment in his first term. If convicted, the tycoon could not return to...
    A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images A handful of men accused of participating in the Capitol riots have already been released from custody. More than 70 criminal cases have been opened since a mob of violent pro-Trump fanatics rampaged the Capitol. Some of the few rioters who have already had their initial court appearances have been allowed to go home to their families while they await their trials. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Boise, Idaho, man photographed hanging from the wall of the US Capitol on January 6 was released from custody on Wednesday. Josiah...
    Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin put the unprecedented state of American politics into a startling data point during a Wednesday report from the nation’s capital, noting that there are now more U.S. troops inside Washington, D.C. than there are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Speaking with Your World host Neil Cavuto, Griffin showed footage of the now thousands of National Guard troops, from the District of Columbia as well as nearby states Maryland and Virginia, that are now setting up perimeters around the Capitol, in response to last week’s unprecedented pro-Trump mob attack. “What a difference a week makes,” Griffin said to Cavuto, before adding some chilling details. “We’ve seen dozens of platoons of National Guard walking the perimeter here. Some armed with M-4 rifles. They’ve been briefed that there could be vehicle-born IEDs, truck bombs, brought in to the Capitol in the coming days to disrupt the inauguration events. They’re being given the same...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection he fomented at the Capitol last week. The video came out Wednesday after he was impeached by the House for a record second time, this time with Republican votes. Trump also called on his supporters to remain peaceful amid concerns about additional violence in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump says: “I want to be very clear: I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.” He says, “Like all of you I was shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity” and “no true supporter” of his “could ever endorse political violence.” Trump also said that he had directed federal agencies “to use all necessary resources to maintain order in Washington, D.C.” over...
    Bradley Cortright January 13, 2021 0 Comments Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says President Donald Trump bears some responsibility for a mob deciding to storm the U.S. Capitol.  In an interview with CNN days after stepping down from his post, Wolf said, “He’s the President. What he says matters.” “People listen to him — particularly supporters of his, I would say, really listen to him — so there is responsibility there,” he continued.  However, he told the network that it is up to Congress to decide whether Trump’s actions leading up to the moment rioters breached the Capitol constitutes an impeachable offense. The House made history on Wednesday when it voted to impeach Trump a second time in a 232-197 vote — the first time a U.S. president has been impeached twice. Shortly after the incident, Wolf urged Trump and “all elected officials to strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday.” While Trump released a video message as rioters rampaged...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller has been charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. An FBI complaint, citing screenshots from the video, asked that a warrant be issued charging Keller with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and attempting to impede an official government function. Keller was charged Wednesday. Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6 while lawmakers met to formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. The 38-year-old Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. He captured two golds and a silver as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “no chance” that the Senate will be able to hold a “fair or serious” trial on the impeachment of President Donald Trump before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in next week. The House voted Wednesday to impeach Trump for the second time, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats to support an article for incitement of insurrection after the president egged on a violent mob of his supporters who ransacked the Capitol last week. McConnell told his GOP colleagues in a note earlier on Wednesday that he had not yet decided on whether he would vote to convict. After the vote, he said that a trial would last longer than the seven days Trump has in office. McConnell noted that...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper pulled no punches criticizing Republicans who used “whataboutism” tactics to oppose the impeachment of President Donald Trump, pointing out that people were killed in the Capitol, and that was a much bigger concern than worrying about mean hashtags. Wolf Blitzer introduced the CNN panel as the House began their official vote on the single Article of Impeachment for inciting the violent riots at the Capitol last week, noting that it was expected to pass, making Trump the only American president to be impeached twice. The remaining question, Blitzer continued, was how many Republicans would join the Democrats in voting to impeach? Tapper replied that they were aware of seven House Republicans who had publicly said they would vote to impeach, with House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) being the most senior, and that in his view, impeachment had divided Republicans into four groups. The first...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office as the House of Representatives voted to impeach him. Trump on Wednesday became the first president to be impeached twice. The vote came days after he fomented a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by telling his supporters to “fight like hell” against election results that he falsely told them were rigged. Trump, who has been suspended from social media platforms, was expected to respond to the vote in a taped video to be released later Wednesday. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach the president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump a “clear and present danger” to the country. The White House was lightly staffed Wednesday as moving boxes crowded offices and hallways as aides prepare for...
    THE House of Representatives voted for a second impeachment for President Donald Trump on January 13. The historic impeachment comes as Trump enters his final week in office before Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 4Lawmakers operate in Washington, DC, this monthCredit: The Mega Agency What does NV mean in the House vote? The fifth column (NV) of the votes of record in the House of Representatives includes the number of members of the House who did not vote on the matter. What do yea, nay, and pres mean in the House vote? A "yeah" vote in the House is a yes vote, a "nay" vote is a no vote, and "pres" means that the specific member did not vote yes or no. 4Boxes of electoral votes are carried at a joint session to certify...
    Freshman Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Wednesday 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 has "tarnished" his legacy and has no future in Republican Party politics. Speaking on Fox News, Mace, who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign, said the president and some of his GOP allies in Congress were directly responsible for inciting the mob that overran the Capitol.  Mace was asked by Fox News host Neil Cavuto if she thinks Trump has a future in the Republican Party. “I do not,” she replied. “I don’t know how you go forward and defend the indefensible. What happened last week was a national tragedy.” Mace hailed what she described as Trump’s accomplishments on the economy, lowering taxes and developing a vaccine, but said he had “wiped out”...
    The House of Representatives began its session on Wednesday in which it plans to vote the new impeachment against President Donald Trump after the violent assault on the Capitol last Wednesday by a mob of his followers, in which five people died. Democrats, with a majority in the Lower House, will seek this Wednesday to accuse the president of the charge of “inciting insurrection.” The vote is expected to go ahead with the backing of the Democratic caucus, and at least four Republican lawmakers have announced they will join the initiative: Adam Kizinger, a congressman from Illinois; Liz Cheney, congresswoman from Wyoming; John Katko, from New York; and Fred Upton, from Michigan. The process initiated in the Lower House promises to force the Senate to subject Trump to an impeachment trial that will take place when the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, is already in power, and which therefore will not...
    A protester supporting President Donald Trump moves to the floor of the Senate chamber on January 06, 2021. Win McNamee/Getty Images Josiah Colt, a rioter who said he got 'caught up in the moment' while dangling from a Senate chamber balcony during the Capitol insurrection, has been taken into custody.  Colt faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a charging sheet seen by Insider. He turned himself in to the Ada County Sheriff's Office in Boise on Tuesday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A rioter who was pictured dangling from a balcony in the US Capitol's Senate chamber during last week's insurrection has been taken into custody.  Josiah Colt, of Boise, Idaho, faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The number of people arrested on criminal charges related to last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has exceeded 100. The count by The Associated Press resulted from a nationwide review of court records and announcements of arrests issued by law enforcement agencies. The charges range from misdemeanor curfew violations in the District of Columbia to federal felonies related to the assault of law enforcement officers, theft of government property and possessing firearms and explosives. Federal prosecutors and the FBI said this week they are pursing dozens more suspects who have been identified through photos and videos from the Jan. 6 melee and tips from the public. Those newly arrested Wednesday include 56-year-old Robert Keith Packer, of Newport News, Virginia. His mugshot appears to match the bearded...
    (CNN)It took more than 200 years for America to rack up its first two presidential impeachments. Now the most lawless commander in chief ever is leading the country toward its second presidential impeachment in just 13 months.Sometime on Wednesday, the US House of Representatives will vote to hand Donald Trump the dubious historical distinction of first US President to be impeached twice. The charge that he committed a constitutional transgression of "high crimes and misdemeanors" is simple and damning, and will pass one week after he incited a violent insurrection at the Capitol."Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law," the Article of Impeachment reads. "Donald John Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from...
    Newly surfaced video shows a swath of MAGA rioters discussing floor plans and police positioning as they plotted to 'take over' the Capitol in Washington DC last week. The two-minute clip, which was originally posted live on Periscope last week by reporter Jeremy Lee Quinn, shows a dozen-strong group of pro-Trump insurrectionists hatching a detailed plan to ‘take this building’ while standing inside what appears to be an office inside the legislature. Its re-emergence on Twitter Wednesday comes after House Democrat Mikie Sherrill claimed that she witnessed members of Congress leading ‘reconnaissance' tours through the Capitol the day before the mob stormed the building - indicating lawmakers may have helped protesters get inside.  The video begins with a man appealing to the crowd gathered outside the Capitol, shouting through a megaphone: ‘Who’s ready to make history with me? Who’s a patriot? I’m going in to Capitol Hill by myself. Who...
    Striking images, dozens of soldiers spent the night inside the Congress building, still sleeping on the floor in the rooms and corridors even as elected officials arrived. BConcrete locs, police flashing lights, national guards in fatigues and armed, security is maximum Wednesday morning in central Washington, where Congress votes on a second historic “impeachment” of Donald Trump. Ghost town for several months following the health and economic crises and then anti-racist demonstrations, the federal capital is now the reflection of a country on edge, under tension, still shaken by the events of January 6 at the Capitol. The National Guard, an internal military force, now protects the premises with armed men, bulletproof vests and combat uniform. The elected representatives of the House of Representatives are locked there to decide on an indictment of the Republican president, the second of his term. Striking images, dozens of soldiers spent the...
    January 13, 2021 12:02 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The House of Representatives of the United States (USA) began its session on Wednesday in which it plans to vote for the new impeachment against the president, Donald Trump, who would seek his dismissal or impeachment, after the violent assault on the Capitol last Wednesday by a mob of his followers, in which 5 people died. Democrats, with a majority in the Lower House, will seek to accuse the president of the charge of “incitement to insurrection.” The vote it is expected to go ahead with the support of the Democratic caucus. In addition, at least 4 Republican legislators announced that they will join the initiative. Namely: Adam Kizinger, Congressman from Illinois; Liz Cheney, congresswoman from Wyoming; John Katko, from New York; and Fred Upton, from Michigan. The process started in the Lower House promises to force the...
    The Trump supporter who swing from the Senate balcony and sat in the Vice President's chair during last week's Capitol riot has been arrested.  Josiah Colt, a 34-year-old who runs his own digital marketing firm in Boise, Idaho, was captured in a now-infamous image, showing him dangling from the balcony after Trump supporters forced their way into the Capitol. The image quickly went viral around the world as the chaotic scenes unfolded, as did the image of him sitting in the Vice President's chair  It had only minutes earlier been vacated by Vice President Mike Pence when the chamber had to be evacuated following the rioters breaching the Capitol building. Authorities continue to arrest those involved in the rampage that lawmakers have branded a 'terrorist attack', with more than 170 subject files opened and the Department of Justice bringing over 70 cases against those involved. More than 80 have been arrested...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Department is investigating whether any of its staff participated in last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, the department announced Monday.In a statement, the department said it has no evidence any officers or staff participated in Wednesday's assault. However, the department is investigating whether any officers violated policies or engaged in criminal activity related to the attack that left five dead, including a Capitol police officer.Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to subvert the results of an election President-elect Joe Biden won.RELATED: Calls for Chicago police union president be fired grow after Capitol attack commentsSupporters of Trump breached security at the Capitol, entered the building and sent members of Congress fleeing to secure locations and temporarily halting work to certify Biden as the winner of the November election. Many in the mob marched from a rally, where the president repeated...
    The limited arrests after a mob stormed the Capitol has angered many Americans. Climate activists spoke with the New York Times about their frustration with the double standard of how their peaceful protests are treated, versus the violent mob that caused the insurrection on January 6. Source: Democracy Now!/YouTube The Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., a minister, and community activist and leader of Hip Hop Caucus, a civil and human rights group, told the Times, “There’s two worlds,” he said. “And we’ve got to fix that.” Yearwood spoke about the double standard between those fighting for environmental justice and the Capitol mob. “Up until yesterday, I thought, ‘This is how it’s done. You stop business, you’re going to be arrested, you’re going to be treated this way,” he said. Climate scientists and activists also noticed a stark difference in arrests. Jacquelyn Gill, a scientist at the University of Maine’s Climate...
    Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, shot himself dead at his home in Alpharetta on Saturday morning The Georgia banker who killed himself after being arrested at the violent Capitol Hill siege in Washington DC last week has been described by one friend as a 'dedicated family man'. Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, shot himself dead at his home in Alpharetta on Saturday morning. He was found with a gunshot wound to the chest and died by suicide, The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday. High school friend Ashley Gunnin told DailyMail.com Wednesday: 'I am deeply saddened by his death. I hope he can be remembered as the man who loved his family and his daughters dearly. 'The Chris I knew was nothing like what we have been watching out of DC on tv for a week. Nothing. He loved his family and daughters.'  Georgia worked as a regional portfolio manager at BB&T...