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    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday" January 17, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:  I'm Chris Wallace.Washington prepares for the inauguration of President Joe Biden, but thenation's capital is under an extraordinary security lockdown.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)WALLACE (voice-over):  D.C. bristling with more than 20,000 members of theNational Guard, after the shocking attack on the Capitol. And now, statesacross the country ramp up after the FBI warns of the threat of moreviolence.We'll discuss security preparations with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson,vice chair of the National Governors Association.Then, President-elect Biden lays out his agenda calling for an almost $2trillion COVID relief package.JOE BIDEN (D), PRESIDENT-ELECT:  I know what I just described does not comecheaply. We simply cannot afford not to do what I'm proposing.WALLACE:  We'll talk with Brian Deese, Biden's pick to succeed Larry Kudlowas the top White House...
    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...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin (R-MS) paid tribute to his late son on Sunday while contrasting that tragedy with the insurrectionist riot incited by President Donald Trump, emotionally declaring, “I’m not going to lose my son in 2020 and lose my republic in 2021.” On New Year’s Eve, the Maryland lawmaker’s 25-year-old son, Tommy—who was a Harvard law student, poet, and animal rights activist—took his life, writing an apology to his parents and telling them: “Please look after each other, the animals and the global poor for me.” A day after burying Tommy, Rep. Raskin found himself hiding alongside his House colleagues as a seditious mob stormed the Capitol in an effort to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election. Following the violent riot that left at least five dead, Raskin helped draft the articles of impeachment against Trump and was tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to manage the Senate...
    U.S. Rep. Lou Correa, who represents the 46th Congressional District covering parts of Orange County, announced Saturday he had tested positive for the virus — even though he received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Dec. 19. “I now join more than 200,000 Orange County residents who have been diagnosed with the virus,” Correa said Saturday in a statement. The Democratic congressman, who was not experiencing symptoms, received a routine test upon returning from Washington after the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. He did not shelter with his colleagues in a designated safe zone during the attack, his office said. Correa was accosted at Dulles International Airport by Trump supporters a day after the Capitol attack, according to CNN video. “While this diagnosis will prevent me from attending the much-anticipated inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden,” Correa said, “I look forward to working with the new administration to...
    A self-described "hardcore leftist" was arrested Friday for allegedly issuing a call to arms online to recruit like-minded individuals to join him in violently confronting pro-Trump supporters expected to gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee on Sunday, just days before the presidential inauguration. Daniel Alan Baker – an alleged Antifa supporter who participated in several anti-police protests last year around the country, including in Seattle’s CHOP/CHAZ zone – was arrested "without incident" by FBI agents early Friday with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Tallahassee Police Department. STATES ACTIVATE NATIONAL GUARD, CLOSE CAPITOL BUILDINGS AHEAD OF BIDEN INAUGURATION AND POSSIBLE VIOLENCE  Baker, who prosecutors say was kicked out of the Army and was homeless for several years in the Tallahassee-area before choosing to fight alongside a U.S.-designated terrorist group in Syria, is now charged with violating a federal law that makes it a...
    EFE Agency Casado says that Sánchez and Illa “attack” the autonomies governed by the PP Madrid, Jan 17 (EFE) .- The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, said this Sunday that the “absent” Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and “the part-time candidate minister,” in reference to Salvador Illa, “They attack the autonomies governed by the PP, instead of standing up” and “doing something effective at once” against the covid.
    President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that he would not support another run for office by Trump following his 2020 election defeat and the riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead. In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," the former Trump administration official refused to take a position on whether the Senate should convict the president of inciting an insurrection against Congress, but said that the House's vote to impeach Trump a second time was evidence that "nobody is above the law." Asked by host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote Kelly says Trump can't admit to making...
    The Democratic lawmaker who led the filing of the latest article of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE spoke Sunday about the level of danger lawmakers faced from rioters during the Jan. 6 overtaking of the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US House impeaches Trump for second time — with some GOP support Washington state rep joins list of Republicans voting to impeach Trump MORE (D-Md.) told CNN's "State of the Union" host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue...
    Donald Trump speaking from the Oval Office from a White House video, January 13, 2021.Source: The White House President Donald Trump retains overwhelming support from Republican voters in the final days of his term, an NBC News poll conducted after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol shows. Nearly nine in 10 Republicans approve of Trump's job performance, according to the survey, a figure virtually unchanged from just ahead of the November contest. Eighty-nine percent of Republicans said they approved of Trump before the election, compared to 87% in the most recent poll. The poll, which comes as Trump faces an unprecedented second impeachment trial in the Senate, suggests that Republican support for the president did not waver as a result of the Jan. 6 attack in Washington, in which Trump supporters violently delayed the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. The data foreshadows the political...
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan to administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the U.S. population during a news conference at Biden's transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, January 15, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters It wasn't President Trump's intention, but he did his successor Joe Biden a potentially historic favor through his incitement of the violent insurrection on Jan. 6, for which the House impeached him for an unprecedented second time this week. No right-minded individual would wish the assault on the U.S. Capitol on the United States, resulting thus far in 5 deaths and more than 100 arrests (and counting). However, it also served as a wakeup call, not only about the dangers posed by President Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat, but also about the increasingly toxic perils of America's political, social and racial divisions. At the same time, the Capitol insurrection—and the political backlash that...
    The Justice Department said that despite calls during the attack to capture some elected officials and kill Vice President Mike Pence, no evidence had been found to show that such a project was seriously considered. LUS Department of Justice investigators have so far found no evidence that rioters who attacked the Capitol last week planned to capture and murder elected officials. In a hearing in Arizona court on Friday into the detention of one of the rioters, Jacob Chansley, a QAnon conspirator, federal prosecutors reconsidered previous accusations that supporters of President Donald Trump were planning to “Capture and assassinate elected officials” during the January 6 attack in Washington. In a previous testimony in court, prosecutors invoked the murder plan to demand the continued detention of Jacob Chansley, 33, who became famous around the world after being pictured shirtless in a horned shaman’s outfit during the riot. Ariozona prosecutors...
    In an Arizona court hearing on Friday into the detention of one of the rioters, Jacob Chansley, a QAnon conspiratorial activist, federal prosecutors reconsidered their previous accusations that supporters of President Donald Trump were planning to “capture and assassinate elected officials” in the January 6 attack in Washington. In a previous testimony in court, prosecutors invoked the murder plan to demand the continued detention of Jacob Chansley, 33, who became famous around the world after being pictured shirtless in a horned shaman’s outfit during the riot. Arizona prosecutors on Friday withdrew their charges after the Justice Department said despite calls during the attack to capture some elected officials and kill Vice President Mike Pence, no evidence had not been found which shows that such a project was seriously considered. “There is no direct evidence at this stage of the existence of teams to capture and assassinate,” (elected officials), Michael...
    A NURSE who attended the riot in Washington DC and stormed the Capitol has said she has not regrets despite losing her job. Lori Vinson, from Morganfield, Kentucky, has insisted she did not do anything criminal as she was fired from her hospital job at Ascension St. Vincent, Indiana. 5Lori Vinson has lost her job after attending the Capitol riot 5Lori Vinson insists she did nothing wrong as she entered the Capitol The registered nurse said she felt like a tourist, not a rioter, when she entered the Capitol in Washington DC during the rampage, reports WZTV. "The doors were open, people were filing through, there were no signs that said, ‘Do not enter'," Vinson said. She insisted she did nothing wrong when she attended the riot - which left five people dead, including a cop, and many government buildings on lockdown. Trump fan Vinson also said she is...
    (CNN)The US Capitol is surrounded by fences and troops amid fear the January 6 riots could spark violence this weekend and leading up to Wednesday's inauguration. But experts worry the real threat may be what the attack unleashed for the long term. "The plots of tomorrow are literally being hatched right now," Oren Segal, vice president of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, told CNN. Experts shared growing concern about chatter around a unifying message of people who feel wronged -- by those in power, by the political system and by Big Tech. Terrifying scope of Capitol attack becoming clearer as Washington locks down for Bidens inaugurationThey're also worried that the numbers of potentially violent extremists are growing. Social media giants banned President Donald Trump and others over fears their posts would continue to spark violence, which the experts said has led to a sympathetic and growing audience at risk...
    Loading the player... An internal Capitol Police intelligence report warned of a possible attack on the U.S. Capitol three days before the January 6th Capitol siege. The Washington Post reported that “Congress itself” was said to be the target for President Donald Trump’s angry supporters. The 12-page report described how President Trump encouraged a group of enraged protestors to challenge the congressional electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden. The group that eventually stormed the Capitol was made up of white supremacists and armed militia groups. The U.S. Capitol is seen behind yellow police tape on January 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. After last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol Building, the FBI has warned of additional threats in the nation’s capital and in all 50 states. According to reports, as many as 25,000 National Guard soldiers will be guarding the city as preparations are made for the inauguration...
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to reporters next to U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) as House Democrats respond to a White House briefing on reports Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops during a news conference following the briefing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Saturday sent a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray and other agency chiefs seeking information on the intelligence and security failures that led up to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that forced lawmakers into hiding. Four House committee chairs signed onto the letter, which called for documents and briefings from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Director of National Intelligence on what was known ahead of the attack. "This still-emerging story is one of...
    New York : The “Trumpistas” stormed the US Congress on January 6. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / . Jennifer Ryan, the Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to Washington to participate in the assault on Capitol last week, she is the most recent indicted at the federal level for the events. The one involved, who calls herself Jenna Ryan On social media, he described the January 6 attack, in which five people died, including a police officer from the compound, as “the best day” of his life. He documented trip and assault on social media Federal authorities alleged in court documents on Friday quoted by the Telemundo network that Ryan traveled with a group to Washington DC on January 5 and documented his two-day trip on social media. In a video that was later removed, Ryan states: “We are going to arrive and...
    A former airborne infantryman was arrested Friday on charges he issued a call to attack protesters Sunday at Florida’s state Capitol. Daniel Alan Baker, 33, of Tallahassee, Florida, faces a federal charge involving transmitting a threat to kidnap or injure, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Prosecutors described Baker as a “hard-core leftist” who was angry about the January 6. siege of the U.S. Capitol. The former soldier received a less-than-honorable discharge from the Army after he went AWOL when his unit was to deploy to Iraq, according to the Miami Herald. Prosecutors said Baker, who has reported ties to a militia group in Syria, planned to violently confront protesters at the Capitol on Sunday. The FBI has warned about a substantial risk of violence at protests expected this weekend at all 50 state capitals. Daniel Baker’s “call to arms” flyer he put out encouraging an attack on protesters. The...
    More On: capitol riot ‘I’m still here’: Alex Azar slams CNN for reporting resignation Recognize this cop basher? DC police release photos of suspect in Capitol riot AOC proposes funding to deprogram white supremacists Capitol rioter who lounged in Pelosi’s office granted bail ahead of trial A former airborne infantryman was arrested Friday on charges he issued a call to attack protesters Sunday at Florida’s state Capitol. Daniel Alan Baker, 33, of Tallahassee, Florida, faces a federal charge involving transmitting a threat to kidnap or injure, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Prosecutors described Baker as a “hard-core leftist” who was angry about the January 6. siege of the U.S. Capitol. The former soldier received a less-than-honorable discharge from the Army after he went AWOL when his unit was to deploy to Iraq, according to the Miami Herald. Prosecutors said Baker, who has reported ties to a militia group in Syria,...
    (CNN)A President who has repeatedly touted himself as pro-law enforcement is now being accused of fueling a growing threat of extremists that has law enforcement officials across the nation on high alert. As the presidency of Donald Trump draws to an end, the recent Trump-inspired attacks on law enforcement officers, his refusal to take the steps necessary to defuse violent elements of his base and the President's years-long assault on agencies such as the FBI and Justice Department, are all casting serious doubt on the sincerity of his self-described support for those who wear the badge. Fueling violence Trumps final full week in office ends with the nation in disarray On January 6, the nation watched with horror as a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol Building following a rally near the White House. The deadly attack was in part the result of Trump's efforts to whip up...
    The actions on Jan 6 at the Capitol are unpopular, let alone illegal Navigator: Capitol Raid is Universally Condemned More than four in five oppose Trump supporters breaking into the Capitol Building. Three in four Americans “strongly oppose” Trump supporters breaking into the Capitol Building, including 69% of independents and 57% of Republicans. xPew has Trump approval down to 29%, with Trump approval among GOP+leaners at just 60%; A few caveats, fwiw: --the average is still in the mid-30s; ABC/Post this AM has Trump at a healthier 38% with 79% approval among GOP--the trendline is overwhelmingly against the president— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) January 15, 2021 Axios: The post-Trump GOP, gutted The big picture: The losses are stark and substantial. They lost their congressional power. Their two leaders, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, are hamstrung by corporate blacklisting of their election-denying members. The GOP brand is radioactive for...
    An internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on “Congress itself,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election,” the memo reads, according to the Post. “This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent. Unlike previous post-election protests, the targets of the pro-Trump supporters are not necessarily the counter-protesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself is the target on the 6th.” CNN has not independently confirmed the veracity of the report. CNN has reached out to the Capitol Police, whose spokeswoman declined to comment to the Post on the contents of the report or its influence on...
    They are still fresh in the memory of all the images of the assault on the US Capitol. And the fact is that the attack suffered by the American Congress on January 6 has been recorded in the collective memory as one of the most terrible days for democracy. However, Bitcoin’s decentralized technology would be helping to identify the culprits. Well, as Frank Figliuzzi reviews in the Tweet of the day, Bitcoin’s transparency allows investigating the attack on the Capitol: Transparency in Bitcoin One of the most frequent criticisms heard against Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency’s alleged lack of transparency. And, according to crypto skeptics, virtual currency is a perfect tool for criminals from all over the world to make international transfers. In this way, legitimizing their capitals and escaping justice. However, in reality the opposite occurs. Well, unlike the idea commonly held by people, Bitcoin transactions are completely public and...
    On the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, just hours after terrorists attacked the United States, scores of lawmakers from both parties gathered on the Capitol’s East Steps for an outward show of national solidarity and an impromptu rendering of "God Bless America."  There was no such unifying moment after last week’s deadly mob attack on the same building. Just hours after a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol, a pair of lawmakers — a Democrat and a Republican — nearly came to blows on the same House floor that armed officers had just bravely defended. The parties immediately sniped over the true identity of the rioters — and which party bore the blame for inciting them.  Hours after the Capitol had been secured, 122 Republicans — a majority of the House conference — voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election in two battleground states, aligning themselves squarely behind the...
    Washington (CNN)Federal authorities are piecing together a chilling picture of the January 6 insurrection that reveals major security and intelligence failures, underscores profound fissures in American society and hints at the political challenges ahead for President-elect Joe Biden, even as they race to ensure the safety of US leaders and next week's inauguration.Emerging details paint an even grimmer picture than the shocking images of violence broadcast live around the world last week. Evidence suggests planning by the insurrectionists, and there are questions and concerns that they may have received support from some Capitol Police, current and former members of the military, and even some members of Congress.As rioters broke into the Capitol building and some chanted "hang Mike Pence," the seditious mob ripped through the "thin blue line" many claim to revere, kicking and beating police with their own batons, spraying them with chemical irritants, threatening to kill them. One...
    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area real estate agent who is facing charges for allegedly being part of the pro-President Donald Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week said she’s a “normal person” who listened to her president. Jenna Ryan, 50, is accused of “knowingly” entering or remaining in the restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI in a Washington federal court. Matt DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI Dallas office, confirmed that Ryan had turned herself in and that her Carrollton apartment was searched Friday. No personal telephone for Ryan was available, and court records didn’t list a lawyer for her as of Friday. Ryan shared photos and videos on social media, including a video in which she says, “We’re gonna go down and storm the...
    Federal auditors in the United States launched a comprehensive review of how the FBI, Pentagon, and other law enforcement agencies responded to the assault on Capitol Hill by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump, even if there were problems in the flow of information and other preparations that left the building, a historical symbol of democracy, vulnerable to violence. The investigations, led by inspectors general from the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Interior and Defense, carry the potential for strong criticism of the government’s handling of the fatal break-in on Capitol Hill, in which Trump supporters, some armed , they overwhelmed the police and were in close contact with elected officials. The inquiries will range from whether the FBI adequately shared information with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence to how the Pentagon mobilized for the January 6 crisis. The launch of multiple simultaneous...
    Federal auditors in the United States launched a comprehensive review of how the FBI, Pentagon, and other law enforcement agencies responded to the assault on Capitol Hill by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump, even if there were problems in the flow of information and other preparations that left the building, a historical symbol of democracy, vulnerable to violence. The investigations, led by inspectors general from the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Interior and Defense, carry the potential for strong criticism of the government’s handling of the fatal break-in on Capitol Hill, in which Trump supporters, some armed , they overwhelmed the police and were in close contact with elected officials. The inquiries will range from whether the FBI adequately shared information with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence to how the Pentagon mobilized for the January 6 crisis. The launch of multiple simultaneous...
    President-elect Joe Biden ran his entire campaign on the promise that he would unify and heal a deeply-divided America once President Donald Trump was out of office. Biden continued to call for unity and healing amid the chaos as Trump supporters rioted at the Capitol, disrupting the Electoral College certification and leaving five dead including one Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick. A second officer, Howard Liebengood, reportedly took his own life several days later. But even as Biden planned his unity-themed inauguration, members of his party and the media began to make it clear that simply removing Trump from office was not going to be sufficient. (RELATED: Biden’s Campaign Manager Calls Republicans ‘A Bunch Of F**kers,’ Then Calls For Unity) The Democratic House of Representatives, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, swiftly impeached President Trump for a second time — with no official inquiry or hearings. Twitter banned the president’s...
    Daniel Baker of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested Friday by the FBI for attempting to coordinate an armed resistance to respond to any pro-Trump protesters who may gather before the Florida state capital, according to a press release.  Baker, who was arrested Friday morning, was allegedly attempting to recruit volunteers online to encircle protesters while carrying weapons, and trap them around the capitol building, according to a press release.  “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” wrote Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, the press release said.  “The diligent work in this case by the FBI and other public safety organizations has averted a crisis with this arrest, and we will not stop in our efforts to detect, deter, and disrupt anyone else planning to incite or commit violence,” Keefe continued. Baker,...
    Loading the player... As investigators continue to piece together what really took place during last Wednesday’s Capitol attack, prosecutors reveal that zip ties found on one rioter substantiate their fears that he planned to take hostages during the siege resulting in bodily harm to officials. According to reports, prosecutors believe members of the violent mob planned to “assassinate elected officials,” specifically retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr, who carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs intending to use them “to take hostages.’ Read More: 275 criminal cases opened in Capitol riots investigation: prosecutors Thursday, the former Air Force officer was arrested after a picture emerged of him on the Senate floor wearing a helmet and heavy camouflage vest while carrying the plastic handcuffs.   “He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try, perhaps execute members of the U.S. government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Weimer said of the 53-year-old Dallas resident during his hearing....
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Federal law enforcement agents have arrested a Florida Man and charged him with trying to organize an armed response to pro-President Donald Trump protesters expected at the state Capitol on Sunday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the FBI arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee on Friday. Authorities say Baker issued a “call to arms” on social media to recruit people in a plot to create an armed circle around protesters and trap them in the Capitol complex “using firearms.” “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” said Lawrence Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. “The diligent work in this case by the FBI and other public safety organizations has averted a crisis with this arrest, and we will not stop in our efforts to detect, deter, and disrupt anyone else...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Federal law enforcement agents have arrested a Florida Man and charged him with trying to organize an armed response to pro-President Donald Trump protesters expected at the state Capitol on Sunday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the FBI arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee on Friday. Authorities say Baker issued a “call to arms” on social media to recruit people in a plot to create an armed circle around protesters and trap them in the Capitol complex “using firearms.” “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” said Lawrence Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. “The diligent work in this case by the FBI and other public safety organizations has averted a crisis with this arrest, and we will not stop in our efforts to detect, deter, and disrupt anyone else...
    Four members of Congress who were in a room during the Capitol attack with maskless Republicans now have COVID-19. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday criticized Republican members of Congress who refused to wear protective masks during the attack on the Capitol for possibly exposing others to COVID-19, telling them to "grow up." Biden made his remarks during a press conference about his plans to deploy the COVID-19 vaccine. "Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress, while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs, refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations," Biden said.
    Loading the player... Mary Trump rarely minces her words these days when speaking about her uncle, Donald Trump, and this week, she revealed her deep-seated conviction that the outgoing president “enjoyed every second” of the violent siege of the United States Capitol last week. READ MORE: Biden nominates Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to DNC post Mary made the stunning admission to SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah during Thursday’s installment of The Dean Obeidallah Show.  “In your mind, is there any question that Donald wanted people to lay siege on our Capitol to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s votes?” Obeidallah asked. Mary responded that she was certain that her uncle not only wanted the attack on the Capitol to occur but was actually urging his loyal followers to do his dirty work. “He enjoyed every second of it,” she opined. “He is a physical coward, but he’s perfectly happy when other people commit violence...
    (CNN)Rep. Jason Crow didn't expect to vote to impeach a US President twice in when he came to Congress. The Colorado Democrat certainly didn't expect to be transported back to his days in combat as a US Army Ranger while sitting above the House floor. But that's where he found himself on January 6, surrounded for more than 30 minutes by a mob attacking the US Capitol, unconsciously slipping back into a mindset he thought he'd left behind when he took his military uniform off more than a decade ago. It's a heavy moment for members of Congress as they seek to come to terms with daily new details of just how catastrophic an already tragic event could have become. It all comes inside an institution long since ripped apart by partisan passions, often exacerbated by Trump himself. Crow was a key player in an apex of that divide: he...
    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 on Friday admonished Republican lawmakers who did not wear face masks while huddling in a secure location during the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week despite the threat of coronavirus.   “Quite frankly it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear a mask while they were in secure locations,” Biden said during remarks to announce his vaccine plan in Wilmington, Del. “What the hell is the matter with them? It’s time to grow up,” Biden continued. “For God’s sake, wear a mask if not for yourself, for your loved ones, for your country.” At least four members of Congress...
    A Trump supporter who had encouraged violence against Democrats in his last social media posts before his death at the Capitol riots, was once a fan of President Obama and even attended his inauguration.   Kevin Greeson, of Athens, Alabama died amid the chaos last Wednesday when an angry mob of MAGA fans stormed the US Capitol.   In a statement confirming his death, his family revealed the 55-year-old father had a 'history of high blood pressure, and in the midst of the excitement, suffered a heart attack.' Social media photos reveal Greeson was a fervent Trump supporter and had shown his support for the president by adding a MAGA filter to his Facebook profile picture.  Other photos showed him posing proudly with two AR-15 rifles.  Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama, was among the five who died in the Capitol riots. His family said he was prone to high blood pressure...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man seen on video using a clear police shield to break a window at the U.S. Capitol before storming inside was arrested Friday after being identified as a Rochester resident with apparent ties to the far-right Proud Boys extremist group, according to a criminal complaint. Dominic Pezzola, 43, was charged in the federal complaint with destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding and illegally entering a restricted building. Pezzola is believed to be the bearded man seen in widely shared video shattering an exterior Capitol window, which he and others then climbed through. Another video taken inside the building shows the man smoking a cigar in what he calls a “victory smoke,” according to the FBI. Authorities identified Pezzola with the help of two witnesses, as well as photographs from a Dec. 12 pro-Trump rally in Washington, during which Pezzola appears to be...
    By Susan Cornwell | Reuters WASHINGTON – Any members of the U.S. Congress who helped a crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters storm the Capitol should face criminal prosecution, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday. The unprecedented Jan. 6 attack on the seat of Congress left five dead and led the House to impeach Trump a second time, for a fiery speech that day in which he urged thousands of his followers to fight Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The hundreds who stormed the Capitol quickly overwhelmed police guarding the building, calling security preparations into question, and showed a level of detailed knowledge about the location of lawmakers’ officers by some rioters that raised suspicions. Democratic Representative Mikie Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, has accused some Republican lawmakers of helping Trump supporters, saying she saw colleagues leading groups on “reconnaissance” tours on Jan. 5. Pelosi...
    A growing number of Democrats are raising concerns about pro-Trump groups spotted inside the Capitol complex days before a mob invaded the building last week in what was a stunning failure of intelligence and police planning. Many Democrats were shocked that people in the mob were able to find offices of top Democratic leaders, including an unmarked, third-floor office used by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest-ranking Black lawmaker in Congress. “The perpetrators, the terrorists, were able to find locations in the Capitol that I probably could not find,” Rep. Kim SchrierKimberly (Kim) Merle SchrierRep. Kim Schrier defends Washington House seat from GOP challenger House approves .2T COVID-19 relief bill as White House talks stall Pelosi: House will stay in session until agreement is reached on coronavirus relief MORE (D-Wash.) said Thursday in an interview with the news outlet Cheddar. It’s unclear whether people marauding through the Capitol...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump seeks to freeze .4 billion of programs in final week of presidency Dozens on FBI's terrorist watchlist were in DC day of Capitol riot Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector MORE (D-Calif.) suggested Friday that any lawmakers found to have assisted in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will be charged criminally. Since the assault, a number of Democrats have voiced suspicions that some Republicans might have helped the rioters logistically in the days leading up to the tragic episode. Speaking to reporters Friday in the Capitol, Pelosi said the allegations will be investigated — and could lead to prosecutions of sitting lawmakers. "We must trust each other, respect the people who sent us here. We must also have the truth, and that will be looked into," she said. "If, in fact, it is found that members of Congress were accomplices...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republican members of Congress may face criminal prosecution if they assisted rioters in the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Several House Democrats have suggested their GOP colleagues may have aided Capitol rioters by providing them with tours of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5. Pelosi said the role Republican members may have played in the insurrection "will be looked into" to determine whether they respected their oath of office or even broke the law.  "If, in fact, it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection -- if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that," Pelosi said Friday at a news conference at the Capitol. TRUMP IMPEACHED BY HOUSE OVER CAPITOL RIOTS, BECOMES FIRST PRESIDENT TO FACE REBUKE TWICE Pelosi's comments came two days after the House voted to impeach President Trump for "incitement...
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the "security infrastructure" of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month."To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), a respected leader with experience dealing with crises, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol's security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control."DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the "security infrastructure" of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month."To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), a respected leader with experience dealing with crises, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol's security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control."DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the "security infrastructure" of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month."To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), a respected leader with experience dealing with crises, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol's security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control."DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump seeks to freeze .4 billion of programs in final week of presidency Dozens on FBI's terrorist watchlist were in DC day of Capitol riot Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday named retired Lt. General Russel Honoré to head up an immediate review of last week’s domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol that will focus on “security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control.” “To protect our democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny,” Pelosi told reporters, just five days before 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’s inauguration at the Capitol. Her appointment of Honoré comes nine days after armed pro-Trump extremists...
    Ivanka Trump is reportedly panicked about her political and personal future after the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week tarnished her father’s legacy, a new report claims. CNN correspondent Kate Bennett reported that both Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are worried about their post-White House lives like their careers or even where they will live. As Raw Story noted, Bennett said it was no secret among those close to the president’s daughter that she planned on running for office one day and even considered moving to Florida to challenge Republican Marco Rubio for his U.S. Senate seat. As Bennett noted, all of that is now up in the air as the siege made it “very difficult for them to tout any achievements they’ve made inside this administration” that the couple had planned as part of a “farewell tour.” “That has Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in a bit...
    More police officers have gone on the record to describe the violent attacks they faced from a mob of pro-Trump rioters Jan. 6. “It was difficult to offer any resistance when you’re only about 30 guys going up against 15,000,” D.C. Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone told CNN. “Some guys started getting a hold of my gun and they were screaming out, ‘Kill him with his own gun.’” “People are going to be shocked by some of the egregious contact that happened in the Capitol,” said acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. Fanone described laying on the ground as rioters stripped his equipment off of him, taking ammunition, his radio and his badge. He says he was tasered multiple times before the rioters began yelling to take his gun.  Fanone, a 40-year-old father of four and narcotics detective, reportedly considered using deadly force. Knowing he’d still be overpowered, he says he...
    President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump told SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah that she believes her uncle “enjoyed every second” of the violent attack on the United States Capitol last week. “In your mind, is there any question that Donald wanted people to lay siege on our Capitol to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s votes?” Obeidallah asked Mary on Thursday’s The Dean Obeidallah Show.  Mary confirmed she had no doubt that her uncle wanted the assault on the Capitol to occur, condemning him for urging others to do his dirty work. “He enjoyed every second of it,” Mary said. “He is a physical coward, but he’s perfectly happy when other people commit violence on his behalf.” Mary went on to say that Trump truly believed an attack on the United States Capitol would stop members of the House from voting to certify Biden’s 2020 election victory. “So, not only did he support...
    Before Parler became inaccessible, a hacker and a team in charge of archiving data managed to preserve and archive nearly 56.7 terabytes of data from the social network. Massive Hacking: This massive amount of data represents almost the entire website, including photos and videos posted by users themselves. Some of these videos were filmed during the attack on the Capitol and incriminate their authors, identified one after the other by the FBI, who risk big. Trace the events A developer calling himself “Patr10tic”, therefore decided to collect these images and create an interactive map of the violence that took place at the Capitol, accessible to all. This is the first card of its kind, and it may well prove useful for law enforcement agencies trying to identify rioters. The project, named “Y’all Qaeda”, uses EXIF, metadata automatically generated by the camera when shooting. Thanks to the GPS...
    Eighty-nine percent of Americans say they are opposed to the attack on the Capitol, while 8 percent say they support it, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News. Here are how the results of the poll, released on Friday, break down: 85% of Republicans say Trump should not be removed from office or disqualified from future elected office, while 12% say he should be. 89% of Democrats say he should be removed from office and prevented from holding elected office again, while 9% disagree. 71% of all those polled believe President Donald Trump bears at least some responsibility for the Capitol attack, while 28% say he is not at all responsible. 62% say there is no solid evidence for Trump’s claims of voter fraud, compared to 31% who say there is solid evidence. 63% say they are very or somewhat confident in the integrity...
    A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that nine in 10 Americans oppose the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.Just over 70% of those polled said Donald Trump bears at least some responsibility for the attack. While 56% said they agreed with Congress removing him from office and barring him from ever holding elected office again--compare that to the 47% who supported removing him from office during his first impeachment.The poll also found that 54% believed Trump should face criminal charges for inciting a riot, and 66% believe he has been irresponsible in his statements and actions since losing the election in November.Trump and his supporters have continued to falsely claim that the election was fraudulent, despite judge after judge rejecting those claims for lack of evidence and the federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency goes so far as to say that the 2020 election was "the most...
    Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden calls for swift action while outlining .9 trillion virus relief package Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's growing isolation as administration comes to an end MORE on Thursday said seeing photographs of rioters carrying the Confederate flag through the Senate hallways during last week’s pro-Trump siege at the Capitol was a reminder that “we still have a lot of work to do.” "It was the same thing that went through my mind when I saw Charlottesville. I mean, it's the same thing that went through my mind when I saw a picture of Emmett Till," Harris said in an NPR interview.  "Sadly, it is not the first time I have seen a demonstration like what you are describing in the history of our country," she added. "And and it is — it is a reminder that we still have...
    Reuters January 15, 2021 0 Comments U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday vowed to uphold American history and ensure a safe transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden, eight days after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump laid siege to the U.S. Capitol. Pence made the remarks before a security briefing at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and during a meeting with National Guard troops guarding the U.S. Capitol, where Pence was among top U.S. officials forced into hiding during last week’s attack. “We all lived through that day – January 6. And as the president made clear yesterday, we are committed to an orderly transition and to a safe inauguration. The American people deserve nothing less,” Pence said during his first public event since the attack that left five people dead. He said Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be sworn in on...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New York City landmarks. An Egyptian cleric, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and nine followers were convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy and other charges in a plot to blow up the United Nations, the FBI’s building, and two tunnels and a bridge linking New York and New Jersey. Applications of the law making it a crime to conspire to overthrow or forcefully destroy the government of the United States have been scant. But its use is being considered against the mob that killed a police officer and rampaged through the U.S. Capitol last week. Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for D.C., has said “all options are on the table,” including sedition...
            by J. Michael Waller  The deadly riot at the US Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the January 6 joint session of Congress. A small number of cadre used the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol, what appeared to be four separate cells or units: Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform; Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving; Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The FBI is warning police departments across the country of violence in the coming days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Agents have picked up online conversations about plans for multiple armed protests in Washington, DC and state capitols in every state. “From the moon landing to 9/11 to the election, there’s always groups out there that are going to spread conspiracy theories,” said Idean Salehyan, a political science professor at the University of North Texas. Extremist groups aren’t new in America, but now, with social media, they can reach more people than ever before – and even organize. “We knew on the internet, prior to the attack on the Capitol, that people were calling for violent action on that day,” Salehyan said. US Attorneys In Texas Warn Of ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ For Any Violence At State Capitol After the angry mob descended on the Capitol, tech companies...
    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 developer going by the name of Patr10tic has created an interactive map using GPS metadata and videos from the app Parler to offer a glimpse of what was happening inside and around the Capitol building during the violent protest on January 6th (via Motherboard). The project is an expansion on similar maps like the one Gizmodo created to illustrate just how many Parler users were part of the mob that occupied the Capitol building, based off an archive created by a researcher known as @donk_enby. Patr10tic’s map (currently named “Y’all Qaeda”) uses the same archive and connects GPS coordinates with actual video, offering a map of red icons placed around the Capitol for each associated video post. Viewing the videos has an unsettling quality, not just because of the intersection of conspiracy theories and white supremacist ideology on display, but also the perspective they offer on the Capitol...
    (CNN)There is growing concern about security on Capitol Hill, as well as worries from lawmakers facing threats to their personal safety, law enforcement sources and members of Congress tell CNN.Some members of Congress have told their party leadership that they are in fear for their lives and the lives of their families, sources told CNN. And multiple members of Congress have taken new security measures, sources tell CNN. The more they learn in news reports and online, the more concerned they grow, several sources said. There's a growing realization about the danger they were in, the sources said, especially when they see videos that reflect how coordinated the attack seemed at times. One video of particular concern shows militia members with their arms on each other's shoulders, pushing each other in a line that snakes through a crowd surging against a door into the Capitol building, one congressional source told...
    The administration unveiled a discriminatory new rule change amid fallout from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The Trump administration snuck in one final attack on LGBTQ families last week, seemingly making use of the fallout from the Capitol insurrection as cover for the move. The Department of Health and Human Services approved a new rule that unnecessarily limits the number of potential homes for foster children by rolling back an Obama-era regulation prohibiting anti-LGBTQ discrimination by the department's grantees. The change essentially means that those agencies receiving federal funding will once again be allowed to discriminate against or reject LGBTQ parents and prospective parents, free of consequences. According to the Washington Blade, news of the rule change went public on Jan. 7, one day after pro-Donald Trump extremists, egged on by Trump himself, stormed the U.S. Capitol, threatening to hang...
    Democratic lawmakers warned U.S. Capitol Police one week before the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that thousands of fervent Trump supporters could storm the complex and try to “kill half of Congress” to stop them from certifying Joe BidenJoe BidenCotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce impeachment articles against Biden ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post MORE’s election victory. One of them also warned that Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump denounces violence one week after Capitol riot McConnell: Trump impeachment trial to start after Biden sworn in House impeaches Trump for second time — with some GOP support MORE’s life was in danger. On Dec. 30, Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonMcMorris Rodgers floats vacating Speaker's chair over Democrat's in-person vote after COVID diagnosis Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Lobbying...
    New York (CNN Business)Law enforcement agencies are rounding up suspected rioters, combing through social media evidence, and uncovering the true depth of the plot to overtake the Capitol and stop the certification of Joe Biden's election.The story is getting bigger every day. But there is also a concerted effort underway, all across the pro-Trump media landscape, to make it smaller.Far-right personalities are trying to minimize the Capitol attack and divert blame away from President Trump. There are even some strands of full-fledged 1/6 denialism, something akin to the 9/11 "truther" movement that has festered on the internet for nearly 20 years.CNN's Ed Lavandera interviewed pro-Trump protesters in Texas six days after the domestic terror attack and reported that "the conspiracy theories are running rampant."One of the Trump supporters, Ryan Wolfe, told Lavandera, "I believe that either foreign intelligence officers or local militant groups incited the conflict."Stelter: Fox News and Facebook...
    Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Kevin Lyons, who has been accused of storming the Capitol last week, unwittingly implicated himself and others involved in the attack when he sent a very cordial email to the FBI. Lyons posted several pictures to Instagram referencing last week’s attack on the United States Capitol, one showing a screenshot of his trip to D.C. from Chicago and another showing the area outside of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office. “I refuse to tell my children that I sat back and did nothing. I am heading to DC to STOP THE STEAL!” read the caption of one of his posts, according to court documents (via the Chicago Sun-Times). “WHOS HOUSE?!?!? [sic] OUR HOUSE!!” read the caption of the picture he posted outside of Pelosi’s office. The images earned Lyons some attention from the FBI, which has been investigating the Capitol attack with the Department of Justice and...
    Reuters January 14, 2021 0 Comments U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat on Thursday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fourth member of Congress to announce they had contracted the coronavirus following a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. “I am following guidance from my physician and quarantining at home after having tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote on Twitter. Espaillat is the latest lawmaker to test positive for the coronavirus in what has become a partisan issue, with Democrats blaming Republicans for not wearing masks while sheltering in secure areas on Jan. 6, as violent supporters of Republican President Donald Trump stormed the building. But only Democrats have reported testing positive as a result of the emergency so far. The 66-year-old New York City Democrat said he received a second dose of coronavirus vaccine last week but noted that vaccinations take time to become effective....
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Thursday called last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump “shocking” and unacceptable, and he said those responsible must be held accountable. Stoltenberg’s comments were his first public reaction since Trump supporters stormed the Capitol January 6, seeking to stop the U.S. Congress from formally certifying the presidential election. Stoltenberg did comment from his personal Twitter account during the attacks and called for the democratic election to be respected. During a news briefing in Brussels, after being asked for his reaction to the incident, the NATO chief called it a deadly attack on the “heart of the democratic institutions of the United States of America.” He termed it “absolutely unacceptable” and said it is important that those responsible pay the consequences for their actions.   He said, “Democracy must always prevail over violence, and I'm confident that the democratic...
    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....
    (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...
    Republican protesters in front of the Capitol Source: . WASHINGTON.- The presidency of Donald trump delivered, in his epilogue, one last historical paradox: Trump will face his second impeachment trial, a constitutional mechanism designed to strip public officials of power, when you’ve left the White House and are a common citizen. « What’s the point? » Asked a Republican congresswoman during the debate before the vote in Congress. The answer is that the Democrats did not launch their new offensive – no investigation, no hearings, in just a handful of days – to remove Trump from the presidency, but to prevent him from returning: impeachment challenges Republicans to banish Trump from Washington, and, incidentally, leaves a political condemnation of his movement, Trumpism. The last paragraph of the impeachment passed in the House of Representatives summarizes the final statement of the Democrats to the Trump presidency. For them, the most dire and dangerous...
    Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., said Wednesday that he intends to hold the rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol responsible and wondered aloud if the incident would have ever happened had lawmakers responded to this summer's chaos in cities across the nation with the same kind of resolve.  "If we had prosecuted BLM and Antifa rioters across the country with the same determination these last six months, this incident may not have happened at all," McClintock said during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. The House voted 232-197 Wednesday to impeach President Trump for alleged "incitement of insurrection" in connection with the mob chaos at the Capitol on Jan. 6.  PETITION CALLS FOR U OF MICHIGAN REGENT TO RESIGN FOR NOT BLAMING TRUMP OVER CAPITOL RIOT The decision to impeach Trump came after he urged his supporters to "fight like hell," prior to them storming the building. "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over...
    (CNN)Six days after the siege on the US Capitol, officials from the FBI and Department of Justice held a news conference Tuesday to give an update. Asha RangappaNormally after a major event like this -- a terrorist assault on the heart of our government -- top federal law enforcement officials would step up to give the most comprehensive account of what they know. They would move quickly to inform and reassure the public -- to tell us who did what, how it happened, and what the threat is now.So against these standards, how did Tuesday's news conference measure up?Not so well.Goal #1: Inform and reassure the publicRead MorePerhaps the most notable part of the update was who wasn't giving it. The top officials from Justice and the FBI -- Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and Director Christopher Wray -- weren't there. Nor were other senior officials from relevant agencies...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The attack on the US Capitol shined a light on radicalized Americans and how some of these groups are growing.While not every person who appeared at last week's rally in Washington, D.C. is part of an extreme group, there were extremist groups present for the siege on the Capitol.The FBI warned America about the growing dangers of domestic violent extremists and called it the number one terrorism threat in 2021."These days, most people who get into that space get there on the internet because it's so easy to find yourself in a space where people are spewing hate and extremist ideology," said Dr. Stevan Weine, UIC Professor of Psychiatry.RELATED: Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appearedThere could be multiple reasons why someone could be drawn to ideology that includes conspiracy theories and white supremacy."Somebody has a grievance, something is just not right in their life....
    Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBrown says Graham yelled at officer for not doing 'enough' to protect senators Lawmakers briefed on 'horrifying,' 'chilling' security threats ahead of inauguration Trump's legacy is discord and division MORE (R-S.C.) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonEfforts to secure elections likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress Colbert asks Republicans 'have you had enough?' in live show after Capitol violence Republican infighting on election intensifies MORE (R-Wisc.) are calling on Congress to appoint a commission to investigate the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol.  The GOP senators are calling for a panel to look into the “massive security failures” that occurred on Jan. 6. “Congress should not be allowed to investigate itself when it comes to the massive security failures of January 6,” the Senators wrote in a statement. “We are calling for an independent commission to be appointed to investigate the security failures that allowed the...
    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...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Wednesday expressed opposition to the Democrats’ second impeachment effort against President Trump but, while condemning the “undemocratic, un-American, and criminal” protest that occurred at the U.S. Capitol, assessed that Trump “bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters.” During Wednesday’s House debate on impeachment, McCarthy condemned the unruly protest that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week as Congress convened to certify the electoral votes, noting that “violence is never a legitimate form of protest.” The freedom of speech and assembly under the Constitution, he noted, is “rooted in nonviolence.” Democrats have overwhelmingly argued that Trump effectively organized and incited the chaos that descended upon the Capitol last week, and McCarthy — while calling impeachment a “mistake” — said that Trump “bears responsibility” for Wednesday’s happenings. “Here is what a vote to impeach would do. A vote to impeach would further...
    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...
    Recently resigned Homeland Security leader Chad Wolf said President Trump and his supporters are each partly responsible for causing a riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. "He's the president. What he says matters," Wolf told CNN in an interview released Wednesday afternoon. "People listen to him — particularly supporters of his, I would say, really listen to him — so, there is responsibility there." Wolf said it is up to Congress to decide if Trump's actions are impeachable. Wolf's resignation earlier this week means there is no possibility that he would have to vote with other Cabinet members if the 25th Amendment were to be invoked, as demanded by House Democrats. Wolf, 44, took to Twitter hours after the attack last Wednesday, calling for rioters to be held accountable, but he did not ask Trump to step in. On Thursday, he called on Trump to take a harsher...
    After the worst day for virus deaths, this summer could be dramatically better Florida adds nearly 14,000 COVID-19 cases and 169 resident deaths as positivity rate dips Parler Says Amazon Hasn’t Shown How Site Linked to Capitol Riot (Bloomberg) -- Parler LLC fired back at Amazon.com Inc. for effectively booting it offline, saying the e-commerce giant’s web service provider has presented only speculation and not proof that the conservative social media site was used to incite last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. © Bloomberg The Parler website home screen on a smartphone. “AWS has confirmed that none of the arrested participants in that unconscionable attack (who had been publicly identified as of the filing of this action) even had a Parler account, much less used it to incite, organize or coordinate’ the attack,” Parler said in a court filing Wednesday. Parler said it was blindsided by Amazon Web...
    Washington (CNN)One week after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, there are still more questions than answers on whether any lawmakers or police assisted the pro-Trump rioters.The idea of an insurrection is unheard of in modern US history, and the possibility that lawmakers or allies inside the Capitol were helping only contributes to the uncertainty and worry about the event and what's to come.At least one protest organizer said he coordinated with three House Republicans. There are unverified accusations of a "reconnaissance" mission one day before the attack. And more than a dozen US Capitol Police officers are under internal investigation for allegedly helping rioters. While President Donald Trump's role in inciting the violence is clear, there are some early indications and accusations that other insiders may have more actively aided the mob. House Republicans under scrutiny Read MoreAli Alexander, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who led one of the "Stop...
    Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), chair of the House Rules Committee, told his colleagues on Wednesday that President Trump must be held accountable for the protests that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week because “he organized” and “incited” them. The House of Representatives is considering articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday, blaming him for the chaos that descended upon the Capitol last week. “It’s a miracle more people didn’t die,” McGovern said on the House floor, explaining that he witnessed “evil” in the eyes of those who breached the Speaker’s Lobby. “Our country came under attack not from a foreign nation, but from within. These were not protesters. These were not patriots. These were traitors. There were domestic terrorists, Mr. Speaker,  and they were acting under the orders of Donald Trump,” he claimed. He rejected the suggestion of his GOP colleagues to move on from the “horror,” concluding that...
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Ten days after joining Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues building the case for her removal from the House of Representatives. In the wake of the violent attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump trying to keep Congress from formalizing his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, Greene tweeted out another incitement to violence. “These Democrats are the enemies to the American people who are leading the impeachment witch hunt against President Trump,” Greene tweeted Wednesday. “AGAIN!” Then, ominously, “They will be held accountable.” Enemies to the American people who will be held accountable, huh? That sounds like a call to violence from a member of Congress who described Jan. 6 as a “1776 moment.” When you have spent months trying to overturn an election and then compared the day on which a violent attack on the Capitol was planned to the American Revolution, you don’t get the...
    'Madonna thought about blowing up the White House. Kathy Lee Griffin held up a likeness of the President's beheaded head, and nothing was heard and nothing was said by my colleagues at that point in time,' Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) said. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) took to the floor Wednesday during Donald Trump's second impeachment hearing to say the attack on the U.S. Capitol carried out by extremist Trump supporters was actually the fault of Democratic rhetoric, specifically that of Hollywood figures like Madonna, Robert De Niro, and Kathy Griffin. "Madam Speaker," Buck said, "I've heard that President Trump radicalized the group that — the rioters that stormed this Capitol, and I would say that we need to look no further than ourselves to find out what happened and to look at history." He added that Americans were "frustrated" by...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump, House GOP relationship suddenly deteriorates Kinzinger says he'll vote to impeach Trump McConnell has said he thinks Trump committed impeachable offenses: report MORE (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that 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 is responsible for the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, but opposes impeaching the president for a second time. The top House Republican made the remarks as the House was debating an article to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly attack on the Capitol. “I believe impeaching the president in such a short timeframe would be a mistake,” McCarthy said. “A vote to impeach would further divide this nation, a vote to impeach would further fan the flames of partisan division.” ...
    For months, Nextdoor moderators have struggled with the challenge of addressing QAnon content on its neighborhood sites — but after last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol, the pressure between moderators and the company’s policy team may have reached a breaking point. Moderators have been asking Nextdoor to impose a ban against QAnon content since at least October, according to forum screenshots obtained by The News Brig. Last week, Nextdoor moderators began pressuring the company directly in the National Leads Forum, a private forum for moderators on the site. In screenshots of forum posts, obtained by The News Brig, moderators expressed concern that Nextdoor’s misinformation policies did not fully bar discussions of conspiracy theories like QAnon. Following last week’s pro-Trump riot at the Capitol, one user returned to an early QAnon thread, writing, “I am bumping this up. It’s January 8th. Any policies yet? After the past week, we need...
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the House Republicans, believes President Trump “bears responsibility” for the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol—but still doesn’t support impeachment, he said during the impeachment debate Wednesday. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action of President Trump,” McCarthy said on the House floor. “And the president’s immediate action also deserves congressional action, which is why I think a fact-finding commission and essential resolution would be prudent. Unfortunately, that is not where we are today,” he added. McCarthy insisted impeachment in “such a short time frame would be a mistake.” “No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held. What’s more, the Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin until after President-Elect Biden is sworn in,” McCarthy said. “But here is what a vote to impeach would do. A...