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    Donald Trump said Sunday he requested 10,000 National Guard troops deployed to Washington, D.C. before January 6 after realizing his rally would be larger than anticipated – but says the request was rejected by congressional leaders. In his latest defense, the former president told Fox News late Sunday evening that he was not actually watching the events unfold in real-time and claimed he reacted immediately when he was alerted to the ongoing attack on the Capitol. His assertion comes after his anticipated return to the political scene on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he delivered a 90-minute keynote address to a crowd of adoring supporters. Trump insisted he wanted the National Guard on standby to deploy to the nation's capital, and told Fox's 'The Next Revolution' host Steve Hilton that he was under the impression the message was conveyed to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Friday, Feb 26US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & JohnsonU.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J's shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Vaccinations are picking up speed, but new supplies are urgently needed to stay ahead of a mutating virus that has...
    The husband of Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller has acknowledged owning the pickup truck parked close to the Capitol on Jan. 6th with a sticker from the radical right Three Percenters group. Illinois State Rep. Chris Miller acknowledged the truck belonged to him after it was first identified by an online group seeking to flush out people associated with the Capitol riot. But he didn't acknowledge any knowledge about the far right group represented in the decal on his shiny gray Ford.  The husband of Rep. Mary Miller has acknowledged a truck identified at the Capitol the day of the Jan. 6th riots was his. It was identified with a decal of the far-right Three Percenters militia group “Army friend gave me decal. Thought it was a cool decal. Took it off because of negative pub,” he wrote the DailyBeast when asked about it.  Miller said he 'didn’t know anything...
                                Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Wednesday! 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 each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660. Top security officials involved in the response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol pointed fingers, blamed “intelligence failures” and argued that the Pentagon left officers vulnerable to the deadly attack on the Capitol complex.    Lawmakers grilled top officials on Capitol Hill, eager to lay blame for...
    (CNN)On Tuesday, three of the Capitol police's former top leaders and the acting chief of the Washington, DC police testified before the Senate about the cascading law enforcement failures that occurred on January 6 as rioters stormed the Capitol complex.There was no shortage of finger-pointing and blame-passing, but one big takeaway was clear: We've barely scratched the surface of what happened on one of the most ignominious days in American history. Jill FilipovicRepublicans have tried to cast the January 6 attacks as an unfortunate incident, a moment when emotions ran high, many otherwise decent people were swept up in the fervor and things simply got out of hand. Rep. Kevin McCarthy argued that "everybody across the country has some responsibility" for the deadly violence on January 6. Several House Republicans blamed Nancy Pelosi. Others equated an attack on the Capitol done in the name of the former president with sporadic...
    Former Capitol security officials clashed publicly on Tuesday over the events surrounding last month’s deadly assault on the Capitol complex, casting blame at the intelligence community and the Pentagon while delivering conflicting accounts of how the tragedy unfolded. Here are five takeaways from the day’s proceedings. Congress will need to probe contradictions There were major discrepancies between former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund and former House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving as they recounted their actions before and during the Jan. 6 attack. The two officials couldn’t even agree whether a phone call had taken place between them as rioters were breaking into the building. Sund testified that two days before the attack, he approached both Irving and then-Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger to request aid from the National Guard. Irving said he was concerned about the “optics” of a military presence at the Capitol and didn’t feel the intelligence supported it, according...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Feb .23Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breachOfficials who were in charge of Capitol security at the time of last month's riot have testified that missed intelligence was to blame for the failure to anticipate the violent mob. The invaders stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, interrupting certification of Democrat Joe Biden's election victory over Republican Donald Trump.Then-president Trump had urged them to protest the certification at a rally minutes earlier. The former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police told lawmakers on Tuesday that...
    (CNN)Former officials who were responsible for security at the US Capitol testified Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about the failure to prevent the deadly insurrection on January 6, admitting some failures but also deflecting blame to other security agencies, saying that the FBI did not provide any warnings beforehand that there would be a coordinated assault.Lawmakers grilled former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving and former Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael C. Stenger, who all resigned after the attack. Also testifying was Michael Contee, the acting chief of local police in Washington DC.Here are five takeaways from the Senate hearing.Communication failures put lives at riskOne of the most stunning revelations came from Sund, who told lawmakers that he only learned this week about a bombshell FBI memo sent one day before the insurrection with an explicit warning about potential violence. Read MoreThe much-discussed "Norfolk memo," named...
    More On: capitol riot Queens GOP leader arrested for role in Capitol riot DC police chief ‘stunned’ by slow National Guard rollout at Capitol riot Second day of Senate hearings begins for Merrick Garland Senate panels to hold hearings on deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot A US Capitol Police captain testified Tuesday about the “devastating” Jan. 6 riot in Washington, DC that left her with both physical and emotional wounds that linger more than a month later, including chemical burns to her face. Testifying before a Senate panel on the deadly insurrection, Capt. Carneysha Mendoza, a department veteran of nearly 19 years, recalled the hellish battle against violent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who stormed the Capitol in a bid to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results. Mendoza, who had already planned on starting her Jan. 6 tour at 3 p.m. to work a 16-hour shift, was...
    Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza testified before the Senate Tuesday about her harrowing experience in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, especially what she witnessed in the rotunda.  The 19-year veteran of the force, who served as an active duty soldier in the Army before that - including serving at the Pentagon on 9/11 - described being hit with  'military-grade' CS gas and seeing officers being beaten with objects. 'I received chemical burns to my face that still have not healed to this day,' she told members of the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees.  Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza testified that she still has chemical burns on her face from her experiencing fighting against rioters in the Capitol rotunda during the January 6 insurrection  Mendoza told a joint Senate committee Tuesday about being in the rotunda on January 6, including that officers were exposed to 'military-grade' CS...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The key officials in charge of security at the U.S. Capitol disagree on why they didn’t seek National Guard help before the Jan. 6 insurrection. Steven Sund resigned as chief of the Capitol Police the day after the riot. Sund testified Tuesday that he requested the National Guard be called at 1:09 p.m. on Jan. 6. Paul Irving is the former House sergeant-at-arms and was one of Sund’s superiors. Irving says he didn’t receive a request until after 2 p.m. Irving says he did not remember Sund making a request at 1:09. Rioters breached the Capitol’s west side just after 2 p.m. Irving says he and other Capitol security leaders agreed before Jan. 6 that “the intelligence did not support the troops and collectively decided to let it go.” The result was Capitol...
    The internet giant Google announced on Monday that it will accept the publication of political ads in the United States as of Wednesday, thus ending the veto it had held since the assault on the Capitol last January. By Miamimundo / telemundo51 In a statement, the Mountain View, California firm indicated that on February 24 it will change its rule on “sensitive events” and will once again allow advertisers to send political messages, although it will maintain a “rigorous” surveillance on the information that may be show that they are false, and that they are prohibited. The veto on political ads was established on January 13, a week after thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump, some of them with firearms, stormed the Capitol to protest the election results – claiming without evidence that there was fraud-, in which the Republican lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Previously, Google had...
    CNN’s Brian Stelter has updated Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, his bestselling book about the relationship between former President Donald Trump and Fox News, to include coverage of the end of Trump’s presidency, the growing influence of right-wing media outlets Newsmax and One America News Network, and other post-election topics. The changes to the book include coverage of the end of Trump’s presidency, false claims of voter fraud which culminated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the apparent increased influence of Newsmax and OAN, according to a report by Associated Press media writer David Bauder. “With Trump out of office and Fox out of its usual first place spot in the ratings, the story now seems complete,” Stelter said in the Sunday edition of his Reliable Sources newsletter. “So I wrote a brand new beginning; updated the text throughout;...
    As a mob of Trump-supporting insurrectionists attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the Capitol Police were not ready, and a National Guard deployment was delayed. Those are facts that cannot be seriously contested. The details of how and why law enforcement agencies were so unprepared and by whom the National Guard deployment was delayed, though, are questions that are going to be fought out for some time to come. The New York Times has a new effort at a timeline of the requests for help from the National Guard, a question that Steven Sund, the former chief of the Capitol Police, will no doubt face when he testifies to Congress on Tuesday.  This is how this timeline breaks down: 1:09 PM: The mob breaks through police barriers and Sund calls the House sergeant-at-arms, Paul Irving, to ask for the National Guard. (Irving, like Sund, has since resigned.) Irving tells Sund he needs...
    Savannah Rychcik February 21, 2021 0 Comments House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) claims “there’s a lot of blame to go around” for the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The host of ABC’s “This Week,” Jonathan Karl, asked Scalise if he questioned Trump during his visit with him at Mar-a-Lago about his role in the riots and whether he takes responsibility for it. “I was in Florida doing some fundraising throughout a number of parts of Florida, ended up at Mar-a-Lago, and the president reached out, and we visited,” Scalise said. He continued, “I hadn’t seen him since he had left the White House, and it was actually good to catch up with him. I noticed he was a lot more relaxed than his four years in the White House… It was a conversation more about how he’s doing now and what...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. School teachers, staff should be vaccinated It’s consensus that: 1. Parents, CDC, pediatricians and politicians want kids in school. 2. We should take all measures to prevent the spread and mutation of the COVID virus. 3. We value education and public safety. Some counties prioritize their kids by prioritizing COVID vaccine for school staff. Sadly, California is behind the Midwest in prioritizing teachers. Children do get COVID with complications. They are usually carriers. Kids 6 to16 likely won’t be able to get COVID vaccine until fall. It is up to responsible adults to create a bubble around kids, including vaccinated teachers and school staff. I believe that returning students to closed rooms and buses without school personnel being immunized is irresponsible. Deborah Yoon Livermore Working families leaving money on the table In 2016, $2...
    Washington (CNN)Supporters of then-President Donald Trump brought dozens of weapons to Washington on the day of the insurrection, according to the Justice Department, undermining claims from at least one Republican senator who said the attack wasn't an "armed insurrection," according to a CNN review of court records. Some of the weapons that were confiscated had been seen being used inside the US Capitol including a baseball bat, a fire extinguisher, a wooden club, a spear, crutches, a flagpole, bear spray, mace, chemical irritants, stolen police shields, a wooden beam, a hockey stick, a stun gun, and knives. Many of these weapons were used to attack police officers who were protecting the Capitol. In this photo submitted in court filings by the Department of Justice, a rioter throws a sharpened pole at Capitol Police Officers.One leading theory into the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is that the suspects...
    Tuesday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough addressed the comparisons of violent Black Lives Matter protests to last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol by a group supporting former President Donald Trump. Scarborough said anybody making the argument that the examples are similar “have to be really stupid.” He argued that “taco stands” are vastly different than the “insurrection” at the Capitol. “We need to make sure that the center of American democracy is never, never as compromised as it was on January the 6,” Scarborough emphasized. “I know there are idiots on other cable news channels that will say, ‘Well, this mom-and-pop store was vandalized during the summer riots, and that’s just as bad as the United States Capitol being vandalized.’ No. No, actually no, jackasses, it’s not.” He continued, “The Capitol of the United States is the center of American democracy. And while I am a fierce believer...
    Rev. William Barber II at an interfaith service in 2020.Amy Katz/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The January 6 attack on the Capitol was, for many Americans, an unthinkable and shocking attack on democracy. For Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, it was old hat. “I was just screaming at the TV when people said, ‘We’ve never seen this but twice in America,'” Barber said in a conversation with Mother Jones earlier this month. “Are you out of your mind? Poor folk, Black folk, labor, people fighting for women’s suffrage, abolitionists all knew this mob violence, this attack on our bodies and sacred place.” “What we saw, what the world saw,” he said, “was what finally happens when you seed racism and lies.” In a wide-ranging discussion of America’s reckoning for racial...
    CNN’s Don Lemon went after Senator Ron Johnson (R- WI) Tuesday for his new comments about the violent storming of the Capitol on January 6th. In a radio interview Monday, Johnson remarked, “This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me. When you hear of armed, don’t you think of firearms?… If that was a planned armed insurrection, you really have a bunch of idiots.” Brianna Keilar played the clip of Johnson’s “bizarre” take and called out the senator before asking about Johnson “defending this as not a big deal.” Lemon responded, “The hoops that people will jump through for, first of all, their political ideology, second of all their way of life, and to continue white supremacy, that’s what that is.” He said there’s no question the situation would’ve been much worse if it was mostly Black men who stormed the Capitol. Lemon agreed with Johnson calling them “idiots,”...
    The acquittal of Donald Trump in the second ‘impeachment’ the assault on the Capitol was just the first step by Democrats to hold the former president responsible for a black day in the political history of the United States. The Democratic Party does not want the assault on Congress on January 6 to be forgotten, and has already announced alternatives to try to convict the Republican. On Monday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, called for the creation of a independent inquiry commission like the one made after the September 11 attacks to clarify the facts. A day later, a senior Democratic official has sued Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for his alleged conspiracy with far-right nationalist groups in the assault on the Capitol. Independent Commission on the assault on the Capitol Democrats approved impeachment of former President Trump for incitement to insurrection...
    The commission will need to look into the background and consequences of this “domestic terrorist attack” and investigate the conduct of all security agencies involved. LDemocratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, has confirmed the holding of an independent commission of inquiry into the violence that took place on Capitol Hill in Washington, killing five people, six weeks after the fact. The commission will need to look into the background and consequences of this “domestic terrorist attack” and investigate the conduct of all security agencies involved, according to Pelosi. This also indicates that the commission will have to assess the attempts of former Republican President Donald Trump to obstruct a peaceful transfer of power to current Democratic President Joe Biden. The American Democrats’ move is presented two days after ex-President Trump was acquitted in the second impeachment proceedings against him. The violence perpetrated against the Capitol after a...
    Miami : A commission similar to the one that investigated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 will be in charge of clarifying “the facts and causes” of the attack suffered by the Capitol, on Wednesday, January 6. That day, a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the headquarters of Congress and stormed its facilities. With his actions, the followers of the Republican they tried to prevent Joe Biden’s electoral victory from being certified, the Democrat who won the elections last November and now occupies the Oval Office. The incident, which led Trump to a second impeachment trial, in which he was exonerated, caused the death of a quintet of people, including a police officer. The investigation will be led by Lieutenant General Rusell Honoré, a retired officer who went on to serve as the commanding general of the United States First Army. The designation is...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. That change in status is something that even Republicans who voted on Saturday to acquit of inciting the Jan. 6 attack are stressing as they urge Americans to move on from impeachment. “President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office, as an ordinary citizen, unless the statute of limitations has run,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said after that vote. He insisted that the courts were a more appropriate venue to hold Trump accountable than a Senate trial. “He didn’t get away with anything yet,” McConnell...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. That change in status is something that even Republicans who voted on Saturday to acquit of inciting the Jan. 6 attack are stressing as they urge Americans to move on from impeachment. RELATED: COVID-19 In Maryland: 7.4K Total Deaths Linked To Coronavirus In Maryland As Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Continue To Decline “President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office, as an ordinary citizen, unless the statute of limitations has run,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said after that vote. He insisted that the courts were a...
    After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and a majority of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president. Miami World / apnews A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support appears to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection. The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues. Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before...
    congress.gov via Getty “Lindsey! Get away from the window!” someone shouted at Senator Lindsey Graham as a mob of Trump supporters overtook the Capitol building, as those in the building remained unaware of the magnitude of events that occurred on January 6th. This is but one detail revealed by Jonathan Swan of what went down amongst U.S. Senators sheltering in a secure location as a mob ransacked the Senate chamber, in the final episode of his remarkable podcast detailing the events of January 6th, How it Happened. After weeks of reporting and a stunning amount of evidence presented in former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, it would seem odd to still be learning details from that fateful day, but here again, Swan parades his reporting excellence in great detail. Take for example the news that now-former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger, upon learning that Trump had tweeted animus towards...
    By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. That change in status is something that even Republicans who voted on Saturday to acquit of inciting the Jan. 6 attack are stressing as they urge Americans to move on from impeachment. “President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office, as an ordinary citizen, unless the statute of limitations has run,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said after that vote. He insisted that the courts were a more appropriate venue to hold Trump accountable than a Senate trial. “He didn’t get...
    After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and a majority of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president. A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support appears to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection. The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues. Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before the Upper House Standards...
    Politicians from the Democratic Party twice impeached and twice failed to convict Donald Trump — once as president, once as a private citizen for acts undertaken while president. Legal experts say they don’t expect much will come of the underlying incidents leading up to Trump’s second impeachment after the fact — at least not in criminal terms. A sea change briefly appeared possible during the late morning and early afternoon hours on Saturday after House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) — whose impassioned delivery and case-in-chief had been broadly praised throughout the proceedings as astute, erudite, and emotionally-stirring — said that Democrats were prepared to subpoena a necessary witness. The source of that news-generating witness call was a weeks-old statement from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) which detailed Trump’s alleged nonchalance in the face of the Jan. 6 insurrection on his behalf. To hear Herrera Beutler tell it, Trump...
    Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., attends a campaign event at the Herbert W. Best VFW Post 928 in Folsom, Pa., September 23, 2016. John McCain, R-Ariz., also attend in support of Toomey.Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Seven Republican senators alongside all Democrats found former President Donald Trump guilty on Saturday for inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol, though the bipartisan vote wasn't enough to reach the two-thirds majority required to convict. In Trump's second impeachment trial, Republican Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania voted to convict the 45th president. The seven GOP senators joined 48 Democrats and two senators who are independents. The Senate acquitted Trump in a 57-43 vote on the charge of inciting insurrection for his...
    President BidenJoe BidenGraham's post-election call with Georgia's Secretary of State will be investigated: report Overnight Defense: Pentagon, Congress appoint panel members to rename Confederate bases | Military approves 20 more coronavirus vaccination teams Lawmakers give standing ovation for Officer Eugene Goodman MORE on late Saturday night issued a statement on the acquittal of former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham's post-election call with Georgia's Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters 'more upset about the election than you are': report MORE, in which he said that he was thinking about those who protected the Capitol on Jan. 6, adding that though Republican senators largely did not vote against Trump, the “substance of the charge” was not in dispute. The Senate voted 57-43 on Saturday to acquit Trump of the charge of incitement of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol building. At...
    Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted in impeachmentimpeachment) for the crime of incitement to insurrection in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, one of the most convulsive days in the history of the country and in which five people died. The Republican votes of the Senate, constituted as a jury in this impeachment, saved Trump and prevented the Democrats from getting enough support to convict him. Only seven Republicans voted to convict Trump for “inciting insurrection”: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Bill Cassidy, Pat Toomey and Richard Burr. The final score was 57 in favor of the conviction and 43 against, insufficient numbers for Democrats who needed a majority of 67 votes to convict the former president, something that from the beginning seemed highly unlikely given the influence that Trump still has on his voter base. From the beginning, both parties had...
    Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: GOP senators face defining vote on Trump  Lawmakers give standing ovation for Officer Eugene Goodman Senate passes bill to award Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal MORE (R-Utah) on Saturday explained why he voted to convict former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham's post-election call with Georgia's Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters 'more upset about the election than you are': report MORE on the charge that he incited the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  Romney issued a statement in the early evening on Saturday in which he explicitly declared that Trump “incited the insurrection” that led to several deaths, including that of a Capitol Police Officer. “President Trump incited the insurrection against Congress by using the power of his office to summon his supporters to Washington on...
    A COP who committed suicide was struck on the head with a pole during the Capitol riot and “wasn’t the same”, his wife says. Capitol Police Officer Jeffrey Smith suffered the blow while he was defending the building during the deadly siege on January 6. A rioter tossed the metal pole, which struck Smith’s helmet and face shield, according to a report from the Washington Post. 8Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building on January 6 in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election 8Jeffrey Smith was one of the officers attempting to control Trump supporters as they pushed barricades to storm the US CapitolCredit: AFP or licensors The 35-year-old officer  worked on into the night, then visited the police medical clinic. He was put on sick leave and, according to his wife Erin, was sent home with pain medication. Erin said her husband seemed in...
    Photo credit: Al Drago, Getty Images Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) made an 11th-hour plea for former Trump White House insiders to reveal any still-unknown details about the then-president that might help make the case for convicting Donald Trump on inciting the Capitol insurrection. In a Friday night tweet, the Republican congresswoman reiterated why she joined nine other members of the House GOP to vote in favor of impeaching Trump. As part of her explanation, Herrera Beutler referenced a conversation she had had with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). She went on to say she had explained her reasoning to countless constituents and colleagues in the intervening weeks. But at the end of her statement, she concluded with a bold, open solicitation for “patriots” inside Trump’s inner circle — as well as Vice President Mike Pence — to offer any new details about what they witnessed that day. It not-so-subtly read as a challenge from...
    New York : The House of Representatives accused the former president Donald trump in january for “Incitement to insurrection” regarding the assault on the Capitol that occurred on January 6, which resulted in five deaths and multiple injuries. Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began Tuesday in the Senate. Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol, where they proceeded to besiege the building and tried to go after lawmakers, in an effort to stop Congress from certifying the president’s 2020 election victory. Joe biden. Trump has been claiming that the election result was fraudulent, for several months. Impeachment managers serving as prosecutors argued this week that Trump intentionally incited the violent attack on Capitol Hill on Jan.6. Recently released footage showed the attack on the Capitol, including security camera clips showing members of Congress fleeing from people wielding firearms, baseball bats and riot shields...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Senators are submitting written questions to the prosecution and the defense in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. One of the first questions came from Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who have been critical of Trump’s actions. They asked Trump’s lawyers to lay out in detail what Trump did to stop the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and when Trump first learned the building had been breached. Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen did not answer directly, instead accusing Democrats of denying Trump due process during the impeachment process. “The House managers did zero investigation and the American people deserve a lot better than that,” he said. Trump’s defense wrapped up their opening arguments earlier Friday, telling senators the impeachment...
    NBC reporter Ben Collins said Friday that rioters who took part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S Capitol were “surprised” when the National Guard didn’t “turn on the Capitol police” and take over the government for former President Donald Trump. Collins appeared on MSNBC’s special coverage of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial and was asked by host Katy Tur if he was seeing any regret by the crowds that took part in the Capitol attack and if they felt like they were “duped.” “There’s kind of two lines of thought here. With the QAnon folks who believe that there is a judgment day coming and all that stuff, they’re too deep into it. That’s a religion at this point and they are just pushing back the date,” Collins said. “Their new date is March 4th. They keep saying there’s something going to happen then where Donald Trump...
    Former President Trump's legal team tried to put Democrats on trial Friday by repeatedly playing clips of their past hot rhetoric and accusing liberals of setting a new "dangerous double standard" when it comes to Trump. Trump's attorneys said the former president's speech before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot where he told backers to "fight like hell" was in no way an incitement to violence and they called out each of the House impeachment managers and each Democratic senator for making similar statements. "Every single one of you, and every one of you," David Schoen, a Trump attorney, bellowed at Democrats in the chamber at the end of an 11-minute video featuring clips of each of them saying "fight."   "That's okay. You didn't do anything wrong. It's a word people use, but please stop the hypocrisy." Lawyer David Schoen speaks during Trump impeachment trial on Friday, Feb. 12. Friday...
    Roy Williams has been watching both the news and sports this week. Speaking to reporters Friday in advance of North Carolina’s important game against ACC leader Virginia, Williams indicated that he has been displeased with how the Tar Heels have been portrayed for their behavior during a victory party that followed their game against archrival Duke last Saturday. Two members of the team were seen in a video recording of the party with people who were not team members, none of them wearing facial coverings to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic. A report by campus newspaper The Daily Tar Heel included the video; that helped lead to the postponement of Monday’s ACC home game against the Miami Hurricanes. “It was not at a fraternity house. It was not on Franklin Street,” Williams said, referencing the Chapel Hill avenue that is home to many bars and restaurants popular with UNC...
    Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped her active duty Marine son from attending her swearing-in ceremony - but those familiar with the matter said COVID-19 safety restrictions put in place by the Sergeant at Arms and the congressional Attending Physician actually prevented him from going.  Tenney defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 109 votes in a race that was decided this week, following a strenuous court battle. The two have had a several-years long battle over New York's 22nd Congressional seat, with Tenney first elected to serve the district in 2016 before being ousted by Brindisi in 2018.  Rep. Claudia Tenney defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 109 votes in a race that was decided this week Fox News Privacy Policy Tenney claims Nancy Pelosi prevented her son from being in the gallery during her swearing-in ceremony on Thursday but a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Donald Trump’s lawyers have opened their arguments in the former president’s impeachment trial with a direct attack on Democrats. Arguing that Trump did not incite the Jan. 6 insurrection of his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, lawyer Michael van der Veen said that the trial is “constitutional cancel culture” by Democrats trying to retain power. He played a video of Democrats calling for protests after Black men and women were killed by police officers and objecting to Trump’s election in 2017. Trump’s supporters violently attacked the Capitol last month after he falsely claimed the presidential election was stolen from him for months and then told them to “fight like hell” as Congress counted the votes. The lawyers are arguing that the trial is unconstitutional, that Trump is protected by freedom of...
    Reuters February 12, 2021 0 Comments Donald Trump’s defense lawyers will make their case on Friday why the former president is not guilty of inciting last month’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, as the Senate races toward a final vote in his impeachment trial as soon as Saturday. Trump’s lawyer David Schoen said the defense team would take “three to four hours” on Friday to lay out its arguments against convicting Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot, which sent lawmakers scrambling for safety and resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer. Schoen did not discuss the defense strategy, but Trump’s lawyers have argued his rhetoric was protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech and that prosecutors had not directly connected the actions of the rioters to Trump. Democratic prosecutors on Thursday wrapped up two days of arguments for Trump’s conviction, saying...
    By Susan Cornwell and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's defense lawyers will make their case on Friday why the former president is not guilty of inciting last month's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, as the Senate races toward a final vote in his impeachment trial as soon as Saturday. Trump's lawyer David Schoen said the defense team would take "three to four hours" on Friday to lay out its arguments against convicting Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot, which sent lawmakers scrambling for safety and resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer. Schoen did not discuss the defense strategy, but Trump's lawyers have argued his rhetoric was protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech and that prosecutors had not directly connected the actions of the rioters to Trump. Democratic prosecutors on Thursday wrapped up two days of arguments for Trump's...
    More than a month has passed since one of the most important and unexpected events of recent years in the United States and throughout the world, the assault on the American Capitol on January 6, 2021. Some time later, more details about what happened that day are being known. An Oath Keepers Leader, leader of the paramilitary group, planned and participated with others in the assault on the US Capitol and believed he was obeying instructions from Donald Trump, as reported in documents of the Department of Justice released by local US media. “As the inauguration approached, Jessica watkins indicated that I was waiting for instructions from President Trump“says a document cited by CNN. Oath Keepers It’s one of the America’s largest anti-government radical groups at present “, made up of” tens of thousands of police officers and military veterans, “says the Southern Poverty Law Center. “If Trump asks...
    A leader of the paramilitary group Oath Keepers, who planned and participated with others in the assault on the US Capitol, believed he was obeying instructions of the then president, Donald Trump, according to documents from the Department of Justice released by local media. “As the inauguration approached, [Jessica] Watkins indicated that he was awaiting instructions from President Trump, “prosecutors say in a document cited by CNN. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), describes Oath Keepers (Oath Keepers) as “one of the largest radical anti-government groups of the United States today, “consisting of” tens of thousands of law enforcement officials and military veterans, “ For the US chain, this is “the most direct language so far of federal prosecutors linking Trump’s requests for support “to the insurrection, although at least four other detainees have declared that they were obeying the former president. “His concern about acting without your support It...
    New York : The authorities have their eyes on the Proud Boys. Photo: Maranie R. STAAB / . / . Five men associated with the far-right group Proud Boys were arrested and charged with conspiracy. The Department of Justice assured that the men were involved in the assault on the Capitol last January 6. Some of the detainees are accused of leading masses to overcome the police barriers that protected the legislative building. The men were arrested Thursday morning. According to the record, the men “worked together” upon entering the Capitol and wore “pieces of fluorescent orange tape attached to their clothing or equipment.” Authorities have arrested several individuals linked to the Proud Boys in recent weeks. The far-right group defended the government of Donald Trump and promoted marches across the country for the past four years. Trump is currently facing his second impeachment trial....
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial could end on Saturday as Democrats wrap up their case against the former president, arguing he has lit the fuse on violence for years. 'January 6th was a culmination of the president's actions, not an aberration from them. The insurrection was the most violent and dangerous episode so far in Donald Trump's continuing pattern and practice of inciting violence,' Lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said Thursday. 'Trump knew exactly what he was doing and inciting the January 6 mob. Exactly,' Raskin said. 'He had just seen how easily his words and actions inspire violence in Michigan. He sent a clear message to his supporters. He encouraged planning and conspiracies to take over capitol buildings on threaten public officials who refused to bow down to his political will.'  Democrats will finish making the case for Trump's impeachment on Thursday and Trump's team isn't expected to take...
    Police officers screaming in pain, terrified elected officials, threatening assailants: mixing snippets from a surveillance camera, sometimes unpublished, with videos posted by the rioters, the prosecution reminded the hundred senators on Wednesday, both judges and jurors and witnesses, that they themselves had narrowly escaped “the worst”. ATfter a day marked by shocking images, Democratic prosecutors will continue their presentation on Thursday against Donald Trump, tried in the Senate for “incitement to insurgency” in the murderous assault on the Capitol. The historic trial will resume at noon in the same hemicycle where pro-Trump protesters were violently engulfed on January 6. Police officers screaming in pain, terrified elected officials, threatening assailants: mixing snippets from a surveillance camera, sometimes unpublished, with videos posted by the rioters, the prosecution reminded the hundred senators on Wednesday, both judges and jurors and witnesses, that they themselves had narrowly escaped “the worst”. The elected Democrats...
    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas man was arrested Wednesday after he was charged with participating in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Court papers filed Tuesday in the federal district court in Sherman charge Daniel Ray Caldwell, 49, with assaulting a federal officer, as well as with trespassing on restricted grounds, the violent entry on those grounds and participating in civil disorder. No other details of the allegations were immediately available. Caldwell was booked without bond into the Collin County Jail in McKinney. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Texas, Associated Press
    The Democratic “prosecutors” of the second impeachment (impeachment) Donald Trump on Wednesday profiled the former president of the United States as the “chief inciter” of the mob that stormed the Capitol, and accused him of “deliberately encouraging” violence to try to stay in power. On the second day of impeachment against Trump, the Democrats displayed unpublished images of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, and articulated a compelling allegation against the former president, accused of “incite an insurrection” of his followers who left five dead. “The evidence will show that Donald Trump abdicated his role as commander-in-chief and became the chief inciter of a dangerous insurrection, “said the chief” prosecutor “of the impeachment, Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin. “Told them [a sus seguidores] that They’ll fight like it’s hell and that day they brought us hell “to the Capitol, he added. Unreleased videos of the assault In the plenary...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Feb. 10Dems call Trump 'inciter in chief' of Capitol attackProsecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no "innocent bystander" but the "inciter in chief" of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe Biden.Opening the first full day of arguments, the lead House prosecutor promised to lay out evidence that shows the president encouraged a rally crowd to head to the Capitol, then did nothing to stem the violence and watched with...
    Prosecutors in the impeachment of Donald Trump said they will show that the then president was not an “innocent bystander” but the main instigator of the deadly attack on Capitol with which he tried to nullify his electoral loss to Joe Biden. On the first day full of allegations, the main prosecutor of the House of Representatives promised to present the evidence that the former president encouraged his followers in an act to go to the legislative palace on January 6 and then, far from doing anything to stop the violence, he observed with “jubilation” when a mob stormed the compound. Five people died. “It may have seemed like chaos and madness to us, but there was method in the madness that day,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin. The events of the day followed an emotional session on Tuesday that provoked the fury of the former president at the long and...
    New York : Democratic prosecutors explained how the January 6 attack was experienced from the inside. Photo: SAUL LOEB / . / . Prosecutors of the House of Representatives in the impeachment trial against Donald Trump showed this Wednesday at the parliamentary headquarters Never-before-seen videos of the violent assault on the Capitol who starred in an armed group of followers of the former president on January 6. The dramatic images show the insurgents were close to the legislators and staff when they entered the legislative branch complex. “Now we are going to show through security images that have not been made public before, how I saw that same infraction from the insideRepresentative Stacey Plaskett said while presenting the first video before the Senate. .@StaceyPlaskett shows breach of US Capitol: “Now, we’re going to show through security footage that has not been made public before, what...
    The crowd of pro-Trump demonstrators “was sent here by the president, it was invited by the president of the United States”, launched this elected member of the House of Representatives
    After a disconcerting performance of his lawyers the day before in raising the curtain, the former president would have gone into a black anger. The presentation of the case against him began on Wednesday. Democratic prosecutors hope to ultimately convince 17 Republican senators to find Trump guilty of the criminal charges against him. correspondent in New York Un new day on Capitol Hill, and a new dawn on the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate, for incitement to insurgency. After the vote the day before on the constitutionality of the initiative, approved by 56 votes to 44, the Democratic prosecutors begin their business of demolition in good standing of the former Republican president, accused of having precipitated the invasion of Congress by hordes of “Maga” (Make America Great Again) supporters on January 6 (5 dead).
    President Joe Biden will pay tribute to black service members on Tuesday in his first visit to the Pentagon as commander in chief. His stopover comes as the president goes about business as usual while the Senate hears House prosecutors make the case to impeach former President Donald Trump on the charge of inciting the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill. Biden made several record breaking appointments when he put together his Pentagon team, including appointing retired General Lloyd Austin as his defense secretary, the first African American to hold the position. He and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Austin before addressing defense department staff.  The president also will tour the African Americans in Service Corridor in the Pentagon - a visit that comes during Black History Month. President Joe Biden will pay tribute to black service members in his first visit to the Pentagon as commander in...
    Shock during the impeachment to the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. During their first speech at the impeachment, the Democrats showed a video that reconstructed the assault on the Capitol last January, causing a great silence in the hemicycle while some Republicans looked away. It happened during the speaking time of legislator Jamie Raskin, the Democratic leader of the impeachment, in his attempt to show that Trump’s rhetoric fueled the violence of his loyal followers in the attack on the United States Congress, which left 5 dead. Raskin has asked his Republican opponents to be aware of the “cold and hard facts“That Donald Trump encouraged and that they reject his defense. In his judgment, continuing with that position” is an invitation for the president to do what he wants “and even use” violent methods “to keep from detaching himself from power. The video ...
    Senator Ted Cruz has slammed Democrats as 'hypocrites' for their second impeachment push against Donald Trump, claiming they 'cheered on BLM and Antifa' while accusing Trump of inciting the fatal riot at the U.S. Capitol.  'The president's language at times is a little over heated. But if you look at the language he used, saying things like 'fight', saying things like 'go retake our country', if that is now incitement then we better prepare a long line to indict every candidate for office, anyone who's ever run,' Cruz said in an interview on Tuesday with Fox News host Sean Hannity. 'The president was careful to say that the protesters should be peaceful,' claimed Cruz, a Texas Republican, speaking after the first day of Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate.  He said that anyone who attacked police or engaged in violence during the January 6 riot should be harshly prosecuted, but...
    Impeachment (impeachment) to former US President Donald Trump for your responsibility in the assault on the Capitol It began this Tuesday with a sharp contrast between the strategies of the prosecution and the defense, and with a vote in which the Senate declared that the process is legitimate and constitutional. Although the debate on the first day was focused on constitutionality, the Democratic legislators who serve as “prosecutors” in the impeachment trial did not want to waste time, and they began their argument with a projection of a 13 minute video on the assault on the Capitol and Trump’s harangues to his followers. The images were submitted by the leader of the prosecution team (the “chief prosecutor”), Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin. For many legislators, senators and journalists who they lived the assault in person On January 6, it was not easy to relive the events through that video, and...
    President Joe Biden, who campaigned on bringing unity to a painfully divided nation, isn't wasting his time going after Republicans or demanding punishment of his predecessor for allegedly inciting a deadly riot. He's leaving that to Congress.[ WATCH: Democrats' Graphic Trump Impeachment Video ]So minority Republicans are feeling left out and want to have a say in the COVID-19 relief package they think is too expensive? Biden magnanimously met with a team of Republican senators – then let congressional Democrats move ahead on a budget resolution that wouldn't require any GOP votes to pass. And when it comes to an unprecedented second Senate trial for Donald Trump, Biden is staying out of the theatrics and legal drama on the Hill. As senators and viewers around the country watched an emotional Rep. Jamie Raskin lay out his case against Trump, Biden was headed into a White House meeting with business leaders to talk...
    This Tuesday, the second ‘impeachment’ or impeachment of the former president Donald trump, a historic process because it is the first time that a second impeachment has been applied to a US president, and also because it is the first time that it is a president out of office. The assault on the Capitol on January 6 in which supporters of the former president took Congress on the day that the electoral victory for Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed, has marked a before and after in Trump’s departure from the White House. That day, the tycoon incited his followers to fight “with all their might” or else they would be left without their country. What is charged The resolution imputes to the president a crime of “incitement to insurrection” that cost the lives of five people and plunged the country into an unprecedented crisis just 10 days after the...
    February 9, 2021 5:27 PM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. In the last month, the US authorities presented charges of different kinds against at least 211 people, the majority related to extreme right-wing groups, although there are also Army veterans, for their involvement in the assault on the Capitol, in Washington, in the past January 6th. The FBI detailed that several dozen of these people have links with far-right militias, such as Oath Keepers, with three members already on trial, and especially the Proud Boys, with some of their leaders already accused. They are its leader in Florida, Joe Biggs, one of the first to break into the seat of the Legislative Power, or the head of the New York delegation, Dominic Pezzola, who is known to have used a police shield to break a window and sneak through it. Among those named is also the leader of...
    The charge against Trump is derived from his actions on January 6, when he urged his followers to march towards the headquarters of Congress | 02/09/2021 | ionicons-v5-c13: 52 | . | Washington.- The second impeachment the former US president Donald trump started this Tuesday in a Senate totally divided, so he will hardly be condemned for his responsibility in the assault on Capitol. The 100 senators will serve as jury of the one known in the United States as « impeachment« , and they will be in charge of assessing the accusation of » incitement to insurrection« against Trump for the irruption of a peat his followers in the Capitol, which left 5 dead. « The Senate meets as court of impeachment« said the Democratic senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the process, at the beginning of the session at 1:00 p.m. local time (6:00 p.m. GMT). The session began with a vote on...
    In a solemn atmosphere and under high security, the US Senate on Tuesday opened the second historic trial of Donald Trump, accused of having incited his supporters “to insurgency” before the bloody attack on the Capitol. Now living in Florida, the billionaire will not go to trial. And there is little doubt that he will eventually be acquitted. In great silence, the elected Democrats charged with the accusation crossed to the Senate the same corridors of the Capitol, the seat of Congress, where pro-Trump demonstrators had rushed on January 6, sowing chaos and forcing the evacuation of parliamentarians. An unprecedented situation, the 100 senators who serve as jurors were thus the witnesses, and victims, of the attack. After a prayer, they took their places for this doubly historic trial. It is indeed the first time that a former American president is targeted by an impeachment procedure...
    “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan went after former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in a Tuesday interview after she refused to back down from unfounded claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.  “I say this with the utmost respect to you, you’re sounding totally bonkers,” Morgan said, as reported by Mediate. “And part of the problem for the Republican Party is that people like you, high-level members, high-profile members of the party are still perpetuating this utter load of nonsense.” Palin and Morgan went back and forth on the allegations, with the former Alaska governor, a vocal supporter of former President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ to seek resignations of most Trump-appointed US attorneys: report Trump attorney withdraws request to not hold impeachment trial on Saturday Kinzinger in op-ed calls on GOP senators to convict Trump in impeachment trial MORE, saying there were many dead people who voted in the election, along with issues at polling...
    PBS correspondent and MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor said Tuesday during the network’s coverage of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump that the comparison expected by Trump’s legal team of speeches given by Democrats to Trump’s on January 6 is not valid because those speeches did not result in a deadly riot. Alcindor said, “I’m really watching to see how much this becomes a personal reliving of what happened on January 6. You’re hearing from senior Democratic aides that they want this to feel like a violent crime trial. They want people to be brought into what happened at the Capitol. So that’s why they’re saying this is going to be this new evidence. I suspect some of that will probably be possibly videos that we haven’t seen before, talking to aides on Capitol Hill, they’re really feeling as though they need to remind people exactly what happened.” She...
    The police officer brother of Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt supports a far-right group connected to the Capitol riot, according to a series of social media posts unearthed by a local reporter. Chris Pratt, 41, is close to his older brother Daniel, known as Cully, a sergeant in the Solano County sheriffs office in California. Cully Pratt has a side business making decorative wood carvings: among those he made was a rifle display created for his colleague, Sgt. Roy Stockton, who has also been elected member of Vacaville City Council. Actor Chris Pratt (left) with his mother Kathy and brother Cully in April 2017 Cully Pratt in October 2018 proudly showed off the rifle holder with Three Percenter symbols The wooden rack features the slogan 'will not comply' - a slogan popular with the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Starts on second impeachment against Donald Trump in the Senate of state United. The result will condition your aspirations to try to return to White House. The Democrats they will need the support of up to 17 Republican senators to convict Donald Trump and disqualify him from politics. The last two seats they won in the US elections in the state of Georgia have a majority in the Upper House. Was acquitted by a Senate Republican majority of the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his first political trial for pressure on Ukraine. Now he is charged with “inciting insurrection” by the assault on Capitol. The veteran Democratic senator Vermont Patrick J. Leahy He will be the one who presides over this impeachment or political trial. The Democratic Congressman Maryland Jamie Raskin will lead the team of “prosecutors.” And the congressman Joaquin Casto...
    Bradley Cortright February 7, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) believes the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump over allegations that he incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is unconstitutional. However, he previously leveled sharp criticism against Trump for his efforts to overturn the results of the election. During an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, Graham was asked if he believes the president should get a “reprimand” for his actions. “Well, I mean, he’s going to have a place in history for all this,” Graham responded. “But the point of the matter is that we’re in Congress we’re not prosecutors. Impeachment is never meant to be a prosecution. We don’t do bill of attainders.” He continued, “I’m ready to move on. I’m ready to end the impeachment trial because I think it’s blatantly unconstitutional. I’m ready to get on...
    Rep. Nancy Mace spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about arguments she had this week with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, why she thinks it’s important the truth is heard and more. “I guess earlier this week on Wednesday I saw a news report that was describing Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s experience,” Mace said. “When I read it, I knew immediately that some of the information presented was inaccurate.” “One of the things that Newsweek had intimated and said was that rioters were basically here [in the Cannon Building], like there was that imminent danger when you read the article,” she said. “That just wasn’t the case.” (RELATED: Hear A Congresswoman Describe The Capitol Riot From Inside The Evacuation) Mace, a South Carolina Republican, also discussed tweets Ocasio-Cortez posted accusing her of minimizing people’s experiences. “We should never ever, you know, accuse someone whose been a victim of trauma of exaggerating...
    February 6, 2021 5:12 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. One month after the assault on the US Capitol by a mob of followers of the now former President Donald Trump, the country is nearing the start of the second impeachment of the former president, accused of “inciting insurrection” and who could end up disqualified from for life to hold public office. Only 30 days have passed and the political scene in the US is not the same as that of that fateful day. 5 people died in the assault on the headquarters of the federal Congress, including a policeman. Trump is being held at his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida. He is isolated to communicate with the general public due to the veto imposed on him by the main social networks after these events. Washington, a haven of peace The presidential mansion is now occupied by a...
    Two more Texas real estate agents have been arrested for storming the US Capitol Building after flying into Washington DC on a private jet.  Jason Lee Hyland, 37, and Katherine 'Katie' Schwab, 32, were charged Thursday with disorderly conduct and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, The Daily Beast reports.  The charges come two weeks after another member of their private jet posse - 50-year-old Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan - was also arrested on the same offences.  Ryan documented the group's extravagant trip to DC, sharing photos to social media from inside the plush private jet.  Jason Lee Hyland (far right)  and Katherine 'Katie' Schwab (center) were charged Thursday over their role in the storming of the US Capitol Building on January 6. Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan (right) was charged with the same offences last month. The trio are pictured prior to flying from Texas...
              Live from Music Row Friday 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 the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio who pondered several unanswered questions surrounding the riots on Capitol Hill on January sixth and questioned why there were not any questions into why standard command and control protocols in place. Leahy: We are joined as we almost always are at 6:30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by our good friend, the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Good morning Crom. Carmichael: Good morning Michael. Leahy: Now just to your left… Carmichael: Yes. Leahy: Is a beautiful, delicious birthday cake for The Tennessee Star made by our good friends at Puffy Muffin. It is a red velvet cake. Carmichael: Oooh. Leahy:...
    When the Senate trial for Donald Trump gets underway, one of the tasks for the House impeachment managers is going to be laying out events between Election Day and Jan. 6 to show how Trump encouraged his supporters in a lie and incited them to violence. But it’s going to have to wait until later hearings before the House and Senate bring in additional testimony on security issues related to the insurgency. Which is frustrating. Because a month after the assault on the Capitol, it seems the police, the Pentagon, and intelligence agencies still can’t agree on who knew what, who asked for help, or how things got so royally mucked up. Since the Jan. 6 insurrection, the House has heard testimony about the lack of preparations made by the Capitol Police—despite an assessment by the acting chief, who said: “We knew that militia groups and white supremacist organizations would be attending...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed critics who accuse her of exaggerating her experiences in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, saying they are 'minimizing the experiences of survivors.' Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, appeared on CBS This Morning on Friday to defend her account of the January 6 riot and slam those who suggested she's making a 'mountain out of a molehill'. The controversy has spanned the week, after Ocasio-Cortez described her stark terror and fear of death in an Instagram Live video on Monday, while critics, including Republicans in the House, pointed out that she was in an office complex during the attack, not the Capitol building itself. 'You know, so many survivors fear being publicly doubted. But the fact of the matter is, is that the account is accurate,' she said in the interview. 'And you know, when it comes to minimizing the experiences of survivors, that is extremely...
    Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot.  In a letter obtained by Fox News the former president writes 'who cares' at the union's threat to expel him before listing off his on screen credits including on Home Alone 2, Zoolander and on The Apprentice.  Trump, who holds a pension with the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, wrote: 'I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!' The letter, addressed to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris, goes on: 'While I'm not familiar with your work, I'm very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of...
    Ethan Nordean, pictured, has been arrested by the FBI over his participation in the Capitol siege Seattle Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean, 30, has been charged by the FBI for his participation in the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Nordean, who also goes by the name Rufio Panman, is the self-described 'Sergeant of Arms' of the Seattle Chapter of the Proud Boys and urged supporters to 'bring back 1776' ahead of the violent siege, according to a complaint filed by the FBI. He has been charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with obstructing or impeding an official proceeding, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and aiding and abetting, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Nordean, who uploaded a video on Parler encouraging his fellow members to 'Let them remember the day they decided to...
    (CNN)Before you plan an insurrection, it's a good idea to clear your calendar for the weeks after. Maybe make arrangements for someone to water your plants, feed the dog and pay your bills -- in case that, you know, there are consequences. SE Cupp Apparently, no one told that to Jenny Cudd, a Texas woman charged with knowingly entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds for her alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6.In a Facebook video later she was unrepentant, saying, "F--- yes, I am proud of my actions, I f---ing charged the Capitol today with patriots today. Hell, yes, I am proud of my actions," according to court documents cited in CNN reporting. Two days later in an interview with local news, according to court documents, she said, "I would absolutely do it again." That probably won't help her in the long run,...
    Following the attack on the Capitol, some people have suggested that the United States needs new laws to prevent future events like this and address what already happened. Advocates for marginalized communities are saying, “Not so fast.” The U.S. has laws that apply—but they aren’t equally applied. Instead, the existing laws are used to surveil and punish Black Lives Matter protesters, Muslim activists, and other marginalized communities while white supremacists skate by. “White violence is consistently perpetuated and then used as justification for increased surveillance or increased state power against communities of color,” Iranian American activist Hoda Katebi told the Associated Press. That’s the fear here. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Janai Nelson made the same point, saying: “Surveillance tactics and the eye of our law enforcement have always been trained on communities of color. Particularly Black communities.” Take New Port Richey, Florida. Black Lives Matter protesters there were repeatedly harassed by counterprotesters, including...
    A Catholic priest from Nebraska was filmed talking about how he performed an 'exorcism' at the US Capitol during the January 6 MAGA riots.  The Rev David Fulton, a pastor at two churches in central Nebraska, was among the thousands of Donald Trump supporters who gathered at the Capitol in protest as Congress met to certify Joe Biden's victory.  Footage has now emerged of Fulton speaking to a videographer, Eddie Becker, about how he performed an exorcism on a demon named 'Baphomet' who he said is 'dissolving the country'.   Becker told the Omaha World-Herald that Fulton was walking toward the west side of the Capitol when the pair struck up a conversation at about 3.25pm, after other rioters had already breached the building.  Fulton, who was wearing a clerical collar, says that he's a 'Roman Catholic' from Nebraska and holds up a book entitled: 'Minor Exorcisms and Deliverance Prayers in...
    New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tearfully revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault. Ocasio-Cortez made the revelation during a broadcast on her Instagram Live account as she spoke of her feelings and aftermath of the Capitol riot on January 6th. Around 130,000 followers of the 31-year-old watched the livestream. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was discussing the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection on Instagram Live on Monday night Ocasio-Cortez became emotional as she addressed suggestions by some Republicans that Americans should 'move on' from the attack. 'The reason I'm getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on… these are the same tactics of abusers,' Ocasio-Cortez said. 'And I'm a survivor of sexual assault, I haven't told many people that in my life,' she said as her voice began to break. She explained to her viewers that no matter what kind...
    A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Federal prosecutors arrested Troy Faulkner on charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot. They were able to easily identify him, the FBI said. Faulkner attended the insurrection wearing a jacket with his phone number on the back. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the people who stormed the Capitol building during January's failed insurrection wore a jacket advertising his phone number on the back, according to an FBI affidavit. Troy Faulkner, who was arrested and jailed Friday on several charges, apparently attempted to overthrow the US government while wearing a jacket advertising his Ohio painting company. The fashion statement made it easy for FBI agents to identify him through public YouTube videos, according to the affidavit, which redacts the full phone number. "On the back of his jacket, there is...
    Madison Summers February 1, 2021 0 Comments U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is weighing in on the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 during his first TV interview. Blinken was asked during an interview with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, which aired on Monday, about U.S. adversaries using the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 as propaganda against the U.S. and what U.S. democracy stands for. “The attack on our own democracy on January 6 creates an even greater challenge for us to be carrying the banner of democracy and freedom and human rights,” Blinken responded. He added, “When we are challenged, including when we challenge ourselves, we’re doing it in full daylight with full transparency.” Additionally, the secretary of state said that the U.S. government’s response to the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol “sends a powerful message to countries that are trying to sweep everything under...
    They had his number. Federal authorities identified an Ohio man as a Capitol invader by merely looking at the name and number on the jacket he was wearing while storming the Capitol and kicking in a window. As a result, Troy Faulkner, 39, now faces several federal charges. The FBI said that it saw Faulkner on a YouTube video kicking in a Capitol window. But before that happened, the defendant was facing away from the camera and his jacket was exposed. This was important because that was a jacket identifying his painting business: In the video, before jumping up on a ledge to kick in the window, FAULKNER could be seen facing away from the camera with his back turned. On the back of his jacket, there is the name of a company “FAULKNER PAINTING” and the telephone number “XXX-XXX- 6985.” Your affiant was able to confirm through the Ohio Secretary...
    Friday, during an interview on Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) discussed the current situation on Capitol Hill, which he likened to a “war zone” with the National Guard presence. The freshman U.S. Senator also questioned the treatment of the guardsman deployed around the U.S. Capitol. “[I] live a hundred yards from my office,” he said. “I actually bought a house next to Mitch McConnell. Having a lot of it reworked. It’s only 1,000 square feet. That is kind of a small place. That’s all you need, but it’s a war zone. I’ve never seen anything like it. My dad was in the military forever and National Guard. We’ve had 25,000 National Guard people there, I guess for now for three weeks. I guess now we’re down to maybe 10,000 now. But we have 20 miles of razor wire all the way around all of the...
    A Proud Boys member has been accused of leading the attack at the US Capitol after he was allegedly seen smashing a window that allowed the mob of rioters to storm the building.  Dominic Pezzola, 43, was indicted Friday alongside fellow Proud Boys member William Pepe, 31 on charges including conspiracy, civil disorder and unlawfully entering restricted buildings or grounds. Pezzola was also hit with additional charges including obstruction of an official proceeding, robbery of personal property of the United States, and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, the Justice Department said.  The prosecution court filing, citing social media posts, said Pezzola was one of the first rioters to enter the Capitol by using a police shield to break a window and allowing the rest of the mob to enter the building.  'Pezzola was not the only person trying to break windows and forcibly enter the Capitol at that time, but...
    Sickening bodycam footage shows pro-Trump rioters trampling over a dying woman to beat cops with a crutch and a hockey stick as her friend called desperately for help. Rosanne Boyland, 34, from Georgia, was among four MAGA supporters who died as Trump loyalists violently swarmed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The official cause and manner of her death are still pending, according to Washington's chief medical examiner, but the new footage obtained by DailyMail.com reveals how her friend desperately tried to save her during a brutal fight between rioters and officers. Her friend, Justin Winchell, is repeatedly heard crying her name and shouting 'she's dead', yet the Trump rioters continue to push over her to attack.  Scroll down for video  Justin Winchell is pictured here crying for help for his friend Rosanna Boyland Boyland is seen here lying on the ground on the bottom right as cops...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment Thursday about calls for “permanent fencing” surrounding the U.S. Capitol building. “I’m not sure we’re going to have any comment on that specifically, but I’m happy to talk to our national security, homeland security team if we have anything further to add,” Psaki said in response to a question about the proposed Capitol fencing during a press briefing. Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman on Thursday recommended “permanent fencing” be placed around the Capitol following the riots on Jan. 6, according to a United States Capitol Police statement. Pittman called for additional forces to be designated near the Capitol. (RELATED: Video Footage Shows Fencing And Guards Surrounding Capitol Ahead Of Biden’s Inauguration) Pittman ordered her staff to “conduct a physical security assessment of the entire Capitol Complex” when she took the position as acting Capitol Police chief on Jan. 8, according...
    (CNN)Two pipe bombs near the Democratic and Republican party headquarters discovered on January 6 were planted the night before the insurrection at the Capitol, the FBI said Friday. Federal authorities again increased the reward for information about the pipe bomber and released new details and photos of a suspect on Friday, underscoring the urgency the Justice Department is treating this angle of the investigation, which remains one of the most troubling mysteries for law enforcement.A new wanted poster says the bombs were placed between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on January 5, the night before the insurrection. The FBI also identified the suspect's shoes as Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes in yellow, black, and gray, and included enhanced photos of them, along with photos of the devices.The reward for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible for placing the bomb is now $100,000....
    Facebook has long been a favorite target on Morning Joe. And now, Joe Scarborough is amping up the pressure on the social media giant in a big way. In an utterly brutal eight-minute tirade Friday on Morning Joe, the MSNBC host laced into Facebook over rapidly spreading conspiracies on their platform — accusing the company of having “set up algorithms that radicalize people.” Scarborough further called for the company to be split up. “No more socialism for [Mark] Zuckerberg,” Scarborough said. “No more protection for Facebook. They need to be thrown into the free market system. They’re a monopoly, they need to be broken up.” He added, “Facebook is a monopoly. It controls over 50 percent of news gathering, and they are reckless as hell! There is no accountability! And they are destroying not just American democracy, they’re destroying democracy across the globe. They are actually working with tyrannical governments...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Reddit traders cause Wall Street havoc | Powell: Inflation fears should not impede more coronavirus aid | NJ lawmakers press for SALT cap repeal in next relief package Pelosi asks Democrats to 'write their stories' of Capitol riot Bringing America back from the brink MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday hammered House GOP leaders for putting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Education Committee, just as revelations have emerged that the Georgia Republican has questioned the veracity of deadly school shootings around the country. "It is absolutely appalling, and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard that they have for the death of those children," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. Pelosi said it's "beyond the pale" that GOP leaders would place Greene on the Education panel. "What could they be thinking? Or...