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    A member of the far-right group Proud Boys was in contact with an associate of the Trump White House in the days leading up to the MAGA riot at the United States Capitol on January 6, it has been claimed. A law enforcement official said to be familiar with the details of the investigation told The New York Times that the contacts were uncovered thanks to cell phone records and location data. The official told the Times that investigators have thus far found no evidence of communications between the rioters and members of Congress. The finding refutes allegations made by Democrats who have suggested that some of their Republican colleagues assisted the rioters. One of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, told the Times that he spoke to Roger Stone, a close associate of former President Donald Trump, while protesting in front of Senator Marco Rubio’s home days...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Oversight board to begin search for permanent chief of Capitol Police in wake of January riot at the Capitol. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Trump slapped with another lawsuit for inciting Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol
    More On: capitol Nat’l Guard troops ill after sickening discoveries in food at Capitol: reports FBI Director Christopher Wray didn’t read memo warning of attack before Capitol riot Lauren Boebert blasts Washington DC security as ‘Fort Pelosi’ at CPAC Former Florida cop charged with breaching US Capitol It was all quiet at the US Capitol on Thursday, despite warnings about a possible plot by a militia group to storm the building. No disturbances were reported near the heavily-secured complex, with Capitol Police officers and members of the National Guard on high-alert. Authorities said Tuesday that a group of “militia violent extremists” had discussed plans in February to “take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or about March 4.” The threat appeared to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly pushed by QAnon backers, that former President Donald Trump would rise again to power on...
    Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images William Norwood told a sibling that he dressed up as an Antifa member at the January 6 insurrection. He claimed Antifa members were "bussed in" and given special protections, though intelligence inquiries say members of the group weren't involved. "You are 'antifa' my guy," the sibling responded to Norwood. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A person charged in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol bragged to a friend that he dressed up as a member of "Antifa" at the riot, beat up police officers, and then said he "saved several cops from being killed by Antifa." The messages, sent from South Carolina resident William "Robbie" Norwood on January 7, were included in an FBI affidavit to support charges against him,...
    A Utah high school teacher is being investigated by his school district after he posted a tweet that read: ‘I only hope that the next time a president incites a riot at the Capitol more Republican senators are killed.’ Brian Townsend, a humanities teacher at Parowan High School in Parowan, Utah, posted the tweet on February 13 - the same day that the Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. A total of 57 senators - including 50 Democrats and seven Republicans - voted to convict Trump for inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. But 43 Republican senators voted to acquit, meaning that the vote count fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump. Brian Townsend, a humanities teacher at Parowan High School in Parowan, Utah, is being investigated by the Iron County School District in Iron...
                                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...
    Facebook has revealed it helped law enforcement identify MAGA mob rioters by 'monitoring the assault in real-time' and identifying people who posted photos and videos at the Capitol. The social media giant has been assisting authorities 'even after the attack was over' in bringing to justice those responsible for the violent January 6 insurrection that left five including a Capitol police officer dead, Monika Bickert, the company’s head of global policy management said Thursday.   News of its involvement comes after Facebook sought to distance itself from the riot in the days following the attack with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg claiming the violence was 'largely' not organized on the platform.  However, despite these claims, leaked internal documents earlier this month revealed execs were made aware Facebook had a major problem with groups spouting hate speech on its platform five months before the attack and tightened restrictions leading up to the election...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The harrowing video released during the impeachment trial this week has shed new light on the danger lawmakers and police faced during the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot. At least eight Marylanders are now facing charges. RELATED: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Adds 14M Oysters To Maryland Waters In 2020, Around Half Of Normal Amount Matthew Miller is among them. Federal prosecutors said the 22-year-old from Howard County sprayed a fire extinguisher on the steps of the Capitol and scaled the walls while draped in a Maryland Flag. Prosecutors called the fire extinguisher a “deadly or dangerous weapon.” You can read the criminal complaint against Miller here. Miller’s lawyer said the former Glenelg High and Howard County Community College student was “young, impressionable” and “caught up in the moment.” “His conduct that gave rise to the charges, in this case, is an extreme aberration and began innocently enough when he...
    Here is all the evidence that Trump incited the riot at the US Capitol
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas man is in custody after being arrested on February 10 and charged with participating in the deadly January 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol. Court papers filed in federal district court in Sherman charge Daniel Ray Caldwell, 49, with assaulting a federal officer, as well as with trespassing on restricted grounds, violent entry on those grounds and participating in civil disorder. RELATED: Pileup Involving More Than 100 Cars & Trucks Traps Drivers, Shuts Down Interstate-35W In Fort Worth No other details of the allegations were immediately available. RELATED: Dallas Resident Tracy Rollins Jr. Arrested, Charged After Womans Body Found On I-80 In Pennsylvania Caldwell, a resident of The Colony, was booked without bond and is being held into the Collin County Jail in McKinney. MORE: One Dead After Slick Roads Cause 18-Car Pileup On Interstate-45 In Dallas (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All...
    A man who was caught on camera carrying a Trump flag inside the Capitol building during last month's deadly riot has been arrested. Steven Omar Maldonado was apprehended by FBI agents on Wednesday morning at Orlando International Airport as he was preparing to fly to Puerto Rico.  Maldonado was identified after being recognized in news footage that was widely publicized in the days following the siege. His name was reported by a couple who then informed the FBI.   Steven Omar Maldonado is accused of participating in last month’s riots in DC Maldonado admitted to being the person featured in a photo showing a man breaking into the Senate Chamber during the Capitol riot and carrying a Trump flag Hearst Privacy Policy The FBI said it cross-referenced that information with Maldonado's driver's license, social media photos and surveillance footage from U.S. Capitol police. In eight pages of charging documents Maldonado...
    FARMINGDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man who prosecutors say celebrated the storming of the U.S. Capitol by smoking a joint in the rotunda has been arrested.Greg Rubenacker was arrested at his Farmingdale home and appeared in federal court in New York on Tuesday to face disorderly conduct and other charges filed in Washington.He will be released on $50,000 bond.ALSO READ | Trump's 2nd impeachment trial opens with jarring video of Capitol siege Prosecutors said evidence including a video showing Rubenacker smoking what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette and saying, "Smoke out the Capitol, baby."They said the video was one of several selfies he posted on Snapchat about his participation in the siege.Rubenacker is among the scores of protesters arrested after the January. 6 riot, including many like him who are accused of making no effort to hide their identities and instead chronicled their exploits on social...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island man who prosecutors say celebrated the storming of the U.S. Capitol by smoking a joint in the rotunda has been arrested. Greg Rubenacker was waiting to appear in federal court in New York on Tuesday to face disorderly conduct and other charges filed in Washington. Prosecutors said evidence including a video showing Rubenacker smoking what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette and saying, “Smoke out the Capitol, baby.” They said the video was one of several selfies he posted on Snapchat about his participation in the siege. Rubenacker is among the scores of protesters arrested after the Jan. 6 riot, including many like him who are accused of making no effort to hide their identities and instead chronicled their exploits on social media. A message was left with his attorney on Tuesday seeking comment. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...
    Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) received criticism over the weekend when she showed support for the rioters inside a St. Louis jail. “Inmates at the City Justice Center​ broke windows, started fires and tossed debris onto the sidewalk for hours beginning early Saturday morning after a prisoner and a guard got into a scuffle,” the New York Post reported Sunday. In a tweet posted Saturday, Bush quoted Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., writing, “‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’ – Dr. MLK Jr.” “I want to talk to my constituents in the window,” she continued. “Their lives and their rights must be protected. My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored”: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Dr. MLK Jr. I want to talk to my constituents in the window. Their lives and their...
    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez on Thursday got into a bitter Twitter spat with Republican Rep. Nancy Mace who she accused of 'minimizing the terror' of the C by pointing out their office building was never actually breached by the mob on January 6 as she fended off claims she'd lied about the experience.  AOC has spoken repeatedly said she feared for her life on January 6 when rioters took over the Capitol. Both she and Mace were in their offices in the Cannon Building - which is 0.3 miles from the Capitol. It was not breached but it was evacuated by SWAT teams.  AOC, in a 90-minute video on Monday night on where she also revealed she had once been sexually assaulted, described seeing a Capitol cop enter her office unannounced, yelling 'where is she?'  She was hiding in the bathroom and thought he was there to hurt her, she said.  Even after...
    A self proclaimed Hawaii Proud Boys leader and a prominent Texas member both face new conspiracy charges after officials say they planned the Capital riot.  Nicholas DeCarlo, of Burleson, and Nicholas R. Ochs, of Honolulu, were indicted for conspiracy to obstruct Congress on Wednesday following their arrests last month.  The indictment against Ochs, 34, and DeCarlo, 30, said the two men agreed before January 6 to travel to Washington to 'stop, delay and hinder' the certification of President Joe Biden's election victory, the Justice Department said.  The riot led to five deaths, including a Capitol Police officer.    Among other things, the pair stand accused of scrawling 'Murder the media' on a door of the Capitol and stealing a pair of flexible handcuffs that belonged to Capitol police.    If convicted, DeCarlo and Ochs face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, the Justice Department said.  Social media posts by...
    (CNN)Like most Americans, I watched the January 6 Capitol insurrection on television with a tortured mix of horror, disgust and awe. As a former Marine officer, my disgust grew, then eventually boiled over as I noticed that mingling in the throngs of malignant supposed super-patriots and frothing conspiracy junkies were serious-looking guys outfitted in tactical gear, wearing unit patches and insignia that I recognized. David J. MorrisUndoubtedly, I told myself, most of these insurrectionists were merely, as one vet friend put it to me "Navy SEAL cosplayers," and couch potato combat enthusiasts who staged paintball wars on the weekends, but whatever hope I'd had evaporated like a rain puddle in a Laredo parking lot when NPR reported last week that nearly 1 in 5 of the people charged in the insurrection by the FBI were middle-aged military veterans, i.e. guys like me. The attack on the Capitol is an...
    When I found out that an old friend from my former Jewish Haredi community had participated in a violent coup to overthrow the government, I felt pain, anger and despair. But I didn’t feel surprise. For the last five years, I’ve looked on in horror as more and more people from that community have been sucked into the cult of Trumpism. From embracing the tenets of white nationalism to the beatings of two Haredi whistleblowers instigated by the Haredi world’s own little Trump, Heshy Tischler, Trumpism has become an infection within the world I once called home. That infection was raging on Jan. 6, when my friend, who I’m not naming here because the only attention he deserves is from the FBI, joined buses full of Orthodox Jews from New York—including Aaron Mostofsky, the young man in the animal pelt costume seen taking a police officer’s shield and who was...
    Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters 'like a loaded cannon' at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred from office. The legal brief forcefully links Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election to the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol. It claims the former president bears 'unmistakable' blame for actions that directly threatened the underpinnings of American democracy.  'His conduct endangered the life of every single Member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession, and compromised our national security,' the Democratic managers of the impeachment case wrote. 'This is precisely the sort of constitutional offense that warrants disqualification from federal office.' The legal brief lays out for the first time the arguments...
    Anti-Trump conservative group the Lincoln Project has threatened Rudy Giuliani with a defamation suit after he claimed the group organized the deadly Capitol riots last month in a bid to discredit the then-president. Trump lawyer Giuliani told Steve Bannon's War Room podcast that he believed the riots were not organized by Trump supporters, but by leftist 'Antifa' activists and conservative 'wolves in sheep's clothing'. He said: 'One of the people who organized this is well known for having worked with the Lincoln Project in the past.' The Lincoln Project is a political action committee formed in late 2019 by Republicans who wanted to get rid of Trump. In a scorching letter to Giuliani released on Saturday, the group threatened legal action, writing: 'You have until Wednesday, February 3rd to retract your statement fully and to apologize publicly to The Lincoln Project. Refuse at your peril.' Giuliani told Steve Bannon's...
    Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died from injuries after the January 6 pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, will lie in honor in the Rotunda next week.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday that Sicknick's body will arrive at the Capitol on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET for a viewing ceremony for Capitol Police officers overnight. On Wednesday morning, Congress members will have a viewing period, followed by a tribute from lawmakers.  "The U.S. Congress is united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick," Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement Friday. "The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police force during the violent insurrection against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that the Congress was not diverted from our duty to the Constitution. His sacrifice...
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused former President Donald Trump of 'fomenting' the MAGA mob who ransacked the Capitol three weeks ago, making him the top former cabinet official to level the charge. Matt, who Trump once celebrated and more recently dismissed after the two men parted on bad terms, called out Trump and cited the danger of 'internal threats,' at a time the Homeland Security Department has warned of the 'heightened' threat from domestic violent extremists. Mattis cited internal threats 'with every bit as much gravity as the external problems, and perhaps more so.' Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Jan. 6 riot was 'fomented by a sitting president' 'There are also internal threats right now,” he said, pointing to “the lack of unity on the consensual underpinnings of our democracy, and what we saw on Jan. 6, fomented by a sitting president.”  His comments, in...
    Two South Carolina Republicans introduced legislation Thursday for Officer Brian Sicknick to lie in honor at the Capitol, CNN reported. Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during the breaching of the Capitol on Jan.6, CNN reported. He died the next day from his injuries. He was one of five people who died due to the violence of the riot at the Capitol. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Ralph Norman and Sen. Tim Scott, calls for Sicknick to lie in state and for a plaque to be placed in the Capitol in Sicknick’s honor. The House Sergeant at Arms to pay for his funeral arrangements under the bill, according to CNN. “[Sicknick’s] selfless heroism, and the bravery of all the officers who defended democracy that day, should be honored and remembered,” Sen. Scott told The Hill. “Officer Brian Sicknick risked his life serving our country in uniform...
    A man from New York has been charged over his alleged role in riots at the Capitol three weeks ago.  The FBI was tipped off that Christopher Ortiz, 27, from Huntington, Long Island, had been at the riot with several people coming forward with the information. Ortiz also posted to his Instagram story that appeared to show him entering the Capitol building alongside other protesters on January 6th.  Hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump stormed the building to disrupt the final, largely ceremonial act by the House and Senate to count electoral votes and declare Joe Biden the winner of the election. Five people died, including an officer for the Capitol Police.  27-year-old Christopher Ortiz is accused of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6th Christopher Ortiz, 27, speaks with the media after leaving Federal Court, in Central Islip, New York. He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon...
    A Colorado geophysicist accused of beating up a police officer during the Capitol riots claimed to federal authorities he wasn’t violently attacking the cop—just simply “patting him on the back.” Jeffrey Sabol, 51, was charged with civil disorder after he was captured on video dragging a Metropolitan Police officer down a flight of stairs while another rioter hit the cop with an American flag during the Jan. 6 siege. In another video, Sabol was seen holding a police baton across the officer’s neck. After the savage attack, Sabol bought a plane ticket to Zurich in an attempt to flee, prosecutors said. The geophysicist was arrested Friday at Westchester Medical Center after he admitted to assaulting an officer on the steps of the Capitol in a “fit of rage,” prosecutors said. A newly unsealed criminal complaint states the MPD officer was trying to prevent rioters from entering the Capitol when he...
    (CNN)A Florida man knew he was wanted by authorities for being at the US Capitol riots but returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.Samuel Camargo, 26, was arrested Wednesday in Washington, prosecutors said. The name of Camargo's attorney wasn't immediately available Thursday. He has not yet formally entered a plea.Camargo faces four charges related to the January 6 riots that include civil disorder; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the criminal complaint. Key arrests from the Capitol riot so farCamargo appeared Thursday in DC District Court, where a judge ordered he stay detained as he awaits trial. The judge agreed with the Justice Department that Camargo was a flight...
    Federal conspiracy charges were filed against three who allegedly participated at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Prosecutors allege that the three people, who appear to belong to a militia group, acted in an “organized and practiced fashion” and suggested gassing people who were evacuated from the building taking shelter in the tunnels, The WSJ reported. When officials searched the residence of one of the accused, they found instructions on how to create explosives using bleach. The three people were allegedly with a group who attempted to enter through doors between the House and Senate chambers, according to The WSJ. The group was reportedly seen on video with eight to 10 other people who were wearing helmets, tactical vests and clothing with various symbols and colors known to represent the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group. Oath Keepers militia members arrested for role in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is explicitly pointing his finger at President Donald Trump for helping to spur the attack on the Capitol by the outgoing president’s supporters. The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday on the Senate floor, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.” McConnell spoke six days after the Democratic-led House impeached Trump on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 attack. A Senate trial on whether to convict Trump and perhaps bar him from ever again holding federal office is expected to begin in coming days. After years of supporting Trump with little criticism of him, the influential McConnell has said he’s not decided whether he would vote to convict him. His decision may prove critical because in a Senate that will be divided 50-50 between...
    Bradley Cortright January 17, 2021 0 Comments Freshman Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) did not vote to impeach President Donald Trump over his rhetoric at a rally before a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. However, she signaled that she would have supported a censure resolution to hold Trump accountable. During an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Mace told host Chuck Todd that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blocked efforts by lawmakers to discuss a censure resolution rather than impeachment. Additionally, she said Pelosi blocked efforts to examine whether Congress could vote to prevent Trump from running for office again without impeachment. “With censure, that was one of the things that I believe we should have had up for debate,” Mace said. She continued, “It’s complex, constitutionally, but there were folks in both chambers and in both parties having the ability to look at that as an...
    The Breitbart logo. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images In internal messages leaked to The Daily Beast, Breitbart News employees debated the role President Donald Trump played in inciting last week's deadly Capitol riot. The far-right Breitbart has actively avoided direct criticism of the president, but the internal messages highlight the growing divide among conservatives regarding Trump's behavior.   "We have worked so hard to promote our values, values that made him president when he hawked them, and now he does this, leaving everything in shambles? Nah, destroy him. Let it be a lesson to every other 'populist,'" wrote one editor in the leaked messages. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Employees at the conservative, pro-Trump outlet Breitbart News argued over the extent of Trump's role in last week's insurrection at the US Capitol, according to The Daily Beast. In internal Slack messages leaked to The Daily...
    The MAGA mob rioters who stormed the US Capitol last week included at least 21 current or former members of the US military or law enforcement, with many of them caught on camera using military-style tactics like the 'ranger file'.   One particular photo of Trump supporters on the steps of the Capitol showed a line of men wearing combat helmets and body armor as they walked in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.  The formation, known as 'ranger file,' is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is 'stacking up' to breach a building - instantly recognizable to any US soldier or Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It was a chilling sign that many at the vanguard of the mob that stormed the seat of American democracy either had military training or were trained by those who did. A review...
    The MAGA rioter accused of viciously beating a police officer with an American flag pole during last week's Capitol siege who said 'Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building' has been arrested.  Peter Francis Stager, of Arkansas, was arrested and charged with obstructing, impeding, or interfering with a law enforcement officer on Thursday for hitting a uniformed Metropolitan Police officer guarding the entrance to the Capitol during the January 6 riot.  Stager was identified after videos showing the moment a mob of Trump supporters attacked and repeatedly hit a police officer on the ground on the steps of the Capitol circulated online, the FBI said in a court affidavit. In the clip Stager, wearing a camoflauge print jacket, repeatedly strikes the officer with the pole affixed to the US flag he was carrying.
    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Police try to hold back protesters who gather storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Parents may struggle to talk to their kids about the riot at the US Capitol. Reassuring children about their safety while acknowledging the significance of the attack is important.  Providing accurate information in an age-appropriate way can help kids understand what happened.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As news comes out about the violent mob that stormed the Capitol last week, many parents may struggle to find the words to explain the events to kids.  Talking to kids about the attempted coup is important, according to Bethany Robertson, co-director of ParentsTogether, a non-profit aimed at providing reliable news to families.  "As parents, it's our...
    Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, shot himself dead at his home in Alpharetta on Saturday morning The Georgia banker who killed himself after being arrested at the violent Capitol Hill siege in Washington DC last week has been described by one friend as a 'dedicated family man'. Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, shot himself dead at his home in Alpharetta on Saturday morning. He was found with a gunshot wound to the chest and died by suicide, The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday. High school friend Ashley Gunnin told DailyMail.com Wednesday: 'I am deeply saddened by his death. I hope he can be remembered as the man who loved his family and his daughters dearly. 'The Chris I knew was nothing like what we have been watching out of DC on tv for a week. Nothing. He loved his family and daughters.'  Georgia worked as a regional portfolio manager at BB&T...
    Chuck Norris did not attend the United States Capitol riots, the actor's representative confirmed after a photograph of a "wannabe look-alike" at the January 6 protest went viral. Social media users had speculated that the legendary 80-year-old - a skilled martial artist known for his film and TV roles in Walker and Texas Ranger - was photographed outside the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, last week. 4Chuck Norris did not attend the US Capitol riots, his rep confirmed TuesdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4The Norris look-alike is pictured in this selfie with a bearded man donning a Trump 2020 hatCredit: Twitter 4Trump fans climbed the walls at the US Capitol on January 6Credit: AP:Associated Press Chuck Norris’ manager Erik Kritzer told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Texas Ranger star was not present at the violent pro-Trump rally on January 6. Referring to a widely-circulated photograph of a man bearing...
    Lana Del Rey is not happy with Complex. The music superstar recently gave an interview on BBC 1 radio, and touched on President Donald Trump and the riot at the Capitol last Wednesday, which resulted in five total deaths as a mob of his supporters briefly held control of the building. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) According to Complex, she said the following in part during the interview: The madness of Trump… As bad as it was, it really needed to happen. We really needed a reflection of our world’s greatest problem, which is not climate change but sociopathy and narcissism. Especially in America. It’s going to kill the world. It’s not capitalism, it’s narcissism…You know, he doesn’t know that he’s inciting a riot and I believe that. Well, Complex apparently didn’t appreciate her comments, and published the headline Wednesday, “Lana Del...
    A heckler told Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that she got 'sexually excited' while watching him cower under a desk during last week's riot at the US Capitol. The woman interrupted Schumer during his press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday. During the encounter, she is heard calling Schumer, who is Jewish, a 'racist, anti-Semite'. 'You're nothing but a coward. Seeing you hide under your desk, I actually got sexually excited over it. That's how much I loathe you. That's how much I'm glad what they did.'  The woman also accused the New York senator of following the 'socialist' practices of Adolf Hitler.  A heckler (pictured wearing a mask) told Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that she got 'sexually excited' while watching him cower under a desk during last week's riot at the US Capitol The woman interrupted Schumer during his press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday. During the encounter, she...
    The New York Post and Gothamist identified Mostofsky in pictures from the Capitol siege, where he can be seen in fur pelts and with a police shield. Mike Theiler/Reuters Aaron Mostofsky, the son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, was arrested by agents of the New York chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His father, Shlomo Mostofsky, a prominent figure in the local modern Orthodox community was last year elected to the court with the support of local Democrats, according to Gothamist.  According to the report, FBI agents were seen exiting Mostofsky's home carrying animal skins and a walking stick, items Mostofsky was seen holding during the riot at the Capitol. At least five people died as a result of the violent insurrection last week, led by supporters of the baseless conspiracy theory that widespread voter fraud was responsible for President Donald Trump's loss to...
    Five people died in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, including a Capitol Police officer. Donald Trump said on Tuesday it was "totally appropriate" for him to incite the attack on the U.S. Capitol that killed five people. "People thought that what I said was totally appropriate," Trump told reporters. Trump's did not admit any guilt for his role in inciting the attack and he expressed no regret for the deaths that occurred. When airing his remarks, MSNBC cut away from Trump, noting he was lying about the events that took place.
    A Georgia man charged in connection to the violent Capitol Hill siege in Washington DC last week has died, police confirmed Monday. Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found dead at his home in Alpharetta on Saturday, according to an 11-Alive report. A police report obtained by the outlet did not list a cause of death, however Alpharetta PD say the matter is ‘under investigation’. Officers also removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia’s home, the department said. According to documents from the Superior Court of DC, Georgia had been charged with attempting to ‘enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police.’ Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, had been charged in connection to last weeks siege of the US Captiol Georgia (not pictured) had been charged with attempting to ‘enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds,...
    President Trump has no intention of resigning or "leaving the public stage at all" following Trump supporters' breach of the Capitol on Jan. 6, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said. Gaetz told 'Fox Report Weekend' host Jon Scott on Sunday that Trump remains the leader of people who believe America's best days are still ahead, who support law enforcement and who "need to stand together and fight against a radical left-wing agenda that it appears that Joe Biden intends to usher in with unified control over the government, with the House and the Senate." "President Trump continues to be the most powerful, the most influential Republican on the planet Earth," Gaetz added. "It's my expectation that while he'll be leaving the White House in several days when his term is lawfully complete, he will continue to weigh in on matters that are important to the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, who...
    Riveting video from Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol shows a supporter of President Donald Trump engaging with a Black riot policeman on the subject of racism, which the man claimed did not exist in the 1960s. Video shot by independent photojournalist Jon Farina shows riot police holding the line against a crush of Trump supporters near the Washington Monument, one of whom decides to debate an officer whose nametag reads “Coley” on the topic of racism. The Trump fan can be heard telling Officer Coley, in an apparent reference to false claims about the 2020 election, that “I’m telling you that the bucket of apples had 10 apples in it, and then now it has eight apples in it, and you’re telling me it still has 10 apples in it. You know that’s not true.” He then pivots to asking Coley “What kind of a life do you...
    DONALD Trump Jr filmed party-like scenes backstage before his dad's inflammatory speech that sparked the Capitol invasion in Washington DC. The Trump family was filmed in a celebratory mood - with Kimberly Guilfoyle dancing - hours before the deadly riot. 8Don Jr. with his dad, the President, in the background 8Donald Trump getting himself ready to address the crowd What happened at Trump's party before the Capitol riots? Donald Trump Jr shared a video of his dad, the President, getting himself hyped up to address supporters hours before the Capitol Hill riot. The livestreamed footage shows Donald Trump, Ivanka and brother Eric as they get ready to go on stage for the Save America March on January 6, 2021. At the start of the clip, a smiling Donald Trump Jr says, “I think we’re T-minus a couple of seconds here, guys, so check it out, tune in, if you’re livestreaming.”...
    The fatal riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday are not just top of mind for you, but your kids as well. So, what’s the best way to talk to them about it? “Kids are very resilient but they are also sponges. They pick up every cue no matter how young the child is,” said Dr. Asha Patton-Smith, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. The best course is to be calm, reassuring and start by finding out how your child is doing. Your approach to this will differ by the age of the child. “With preschoolers, touch is key,” Patton-Smith said. “Kids this age need a lot of hugs, feel like they’re cared for, feel like they’re safe. What preschoolers don’t really need is a lot of facts and a lot of information.” As far as discussions go, she recommended keeping it simple, letting them know they may...
    A U.S. Capitol Police officer dies. The department’s chief resigns. Questions are raised about security for the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden. Here’s the latest information related about the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. A U.S. Capitol Police officer dies. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigns. President Trump acknowledges the new administration. The FBI offers a $50,000 reward for information related to pipe bombs found at the DNC and RNC. Capitol police officer dies A U.S. Capitol Police officer died after suffering injuries during the attack on the Capitol. Officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The death toll now stands at six. Sicknick joined the agency in July 2008 and most recently served in its first responders’ unit. D.C. Police and Capitol Police are investigating his death. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser expressed her condolences. READ THE FULL STORY...
    (CNN)As images and social media posts of Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol circulate online, some of those who were present are being identified, and some have lost or left their jobs because of it. Navistar, a direct marketing company in Maryland, announced that an employee had been terminated after he was photographed wearing his company ID badge inside the breached Capitol building."While we support all employees' right to peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing," the company said in a statement provided to CNN. JUST WATCHEDHow the US Capitol riot unfolded, minute by minuteReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHHow the US Capitol riot unfolded, minute by minute 04:14A Texas attorney named Paul Davis is no longer employed at his company, Goosehead Insurance, after social media posts appeared...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has accepted the resignation of Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger a day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. The Kentucky Republican said Thursday in a statement that he had earlier requested the resignation and later received it. He says Stenger’s resignation is effective immediately. McConnell says Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms Jennifer Hemingway will now be acting sergeant-at-arms. He says, “I thank Jennifer in advance for her service as we begin to examine the serious failures that transpired yesterday and continue and strengthen our preparations for a safe and successful inauguration on January 20th.” Democrat Chuck Schumer had earlier vowed to fire Stenger when Schumer becomes Senate majority leader later this month if Stenger was still in the position. ___ HERE’S...
    A US Capitol Police officer injured on Wednesday when Trump supporters rioted at the Capitol has reportedly died. The cop is the fifth person to die in the violent protests that sought to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win, three sources told CNN on Thursday night.  Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news as the US Capitol building is put into lockdown 1Police officers attempt to push back a pro-Trump mob trying to storm the CapitolCredit: Getty Images Most read in NewsLatestKILLED IN CHAOSMAGA fanatics who died of 'medical emergencies' in Capitol riots revealed‘TRAITOROUS’Michelle blasts 'infantile' Trump & brands riot 'gang-organized violence'APPALLINGTrump Press Sec says 'entire White House' slams riots & vows 'peaceful transfer'CAPITOL PUNISHMENTFBI hunting MAGA’s ‘most wanted’ as Trump's riot role investigatedBreakingPARDON METrump discussed 'pardoning himself' as Congress pushes for ouster or impeachment'MOB AFTER MIKE’Rioters appear to scream ‘HANG Mike Pence’ after...
    Rioters fought with law enforcement officials before eventually breaching a door and gaining entrance to the Capitol Building. Multiple rioters were seen with Capitol Police protective gear including riot shields that some used to break windows to gain access to the building, video shows.  Four people died and at least 70 were arrested, Fox News reported. At least 14 officers were injured and two were hospitalized. Rioters left damage and trash in the wake of the Capitol Building riot on Wednesday, photographs and videos show. Rioters, many of which were wearing pro-President Donald Trump gear, stormed the U.S. Capitol Building after scaling scaffolding set up for inauguration and breaching a door on the west side of the building. Several people entered through broken windows and broken doors. Trash, flags and signs were left scattered around the Capitol rotunda and throughout the hallways, photographs show. They chanted “stop...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Some of President Donald Trump’s local support in Southern California waned after the events in D.C. on Wednesday night, while other supporters continued to stand firm. Scaling the walls and swarming up the steps, thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The chaotic takeover led to four deaths: one Southern California woman was shot and killed and three others died from medical emergencies, police said. RELATED: San Diego Woman Shot And Killed At U.S. Capitol Building As the crowds rushed the Capitol in the afternoon hours, lawmakers still inside were sent to the floor to take cover, uncertain about how the rest of the evening would unfold. A curfew went into place at 6 p.m. ET as the sun was going down and officials feared for the worst after the U.S. Capitol building had already been breached by individuals hoisting pro-Trump...
    Loading the player... As the world watches in horror as throngs of Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol, celebrities like Shonda Rhimes, Cardi B, and Dwyane Wade are weighing in on the chaos.  Read More: White House, Virginia governor say National Guard going to Capitol Even the folks behind some of TV and film’s most incredible stories are baffled by what they’re seeing on their small screens as a mostly white crowd of men and women break windows, hang out in Nancy Pelosi’s office, and erect crosses and nooses on the lawn, seemingly unworried about repercussions.  Television screenwriter Shonda Rhimes kicks it off by tweeting the question of the day. What the actual fuck? https://t.co/R0IYVgjuke— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 6, 2021 Actress Issa Rae followed up with a very relatable mood. Truly disgusted.— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) January 6, 2021 Read More: Chaos ensues as Trump supporters storm Capitol, thwart...
    DENVER (CBS4) –  The Party for Socialism and Liberation plans to protest outside the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday at noon. They are calling for justice for the people arrested in various protests in June and July. The 17th Judicial District charged five people in connection to alleged crimes during a protest at Aurora Police Department’s District One police station on July 3. Those charges include attempted kidnapping, inciting a riot, engaging in a riot and obstructing government operations. (credit: CBS) “They blockaded streets surrounding District One with vehicles and various items from nearby construction sites.  They prevented 18 officers inside from leaving the building by barricading entrances and securing doors with wires, ropes, boards, picnic tables and sandbags.  Some members of the group carried handguns and rifles and wore military or tactical clothing,” state District Attorney Dave Young’s office. The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Offices filed charges on four...
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