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    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A person was arrested and charged after they allegedly sped through a security checkpoint at Joint Base Andrews last week. A pickup truck sped through the main gate around 1:40 p.m. on July 1, a Joint Base Andrews spokesperson said. READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Monday Security Forces Airmen activated mechanical road barriers to prevent the driver from accessing more of the base and forcing the vehicle to stop. READ MORE: More Than 140 Anne Arundel County Police Officers Now Wearing Body Cameras, Training Will Continue Through September The person was arrested and charged with trespassing on a military installation and felony assault on a law enforcement officer. MORE NEWS: Man Steals Van With 5 Children Inside From Glen Burnie Grocery Store Parking Lot, Police Say The Security Forces Airmen were not seriously injured during the incident.
    According to Secret Service travel records obtained by Judicial Watch, then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter took 411 trips across 29 countries between 2009 and the middle of 2014. That includes 23 flights into or out of Joint Base Andrews—home to Air Force One and Air Force Two. These trips, which shed light on Hunter’s involvement with his father, are revealed in Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, my new book exploring the corruption that drove the establish media to cover up the Hunter Biden scandal. Despite this evidence that there was not an “absolute wall” between Hunter and Joe when it comes to business endeavors, the establishment press has shown little interest in exploring whether Hunter was actually leveraging his father’s power to enrich himself. In fact, quite the contrary. The New York Times, for example, published a story in 2020 portraying Hunter as a skilled artist who was mastering painting. The article, headlined “There’s a New Artist in Town. The Name Is Biden,” un-ironically featured glossy photographs of a relaxed and...
    (CNN)Multiple security failures, including a distracted gate guard, allowed an unauthorized man to illegally enter Joint Base Andrews in Maryland last month, where he roamed around for over five hours before boarding a C-40 military aircraft that's part of a fleet frequently utilized by senior government leaders, according to a new report released Thursday by the Air Force Inspector General.The investigation into the February 4 incident found that the man was able to gain access to the base because the guard on duty at the time was "distracted" and did not check to see if he had proper credentials before allowing him to drive through.This was the first of three failures outlined in the IG report.Once on base, the man was able to roam "unencumbered" for over five hours, visiting the facility's food court and passenger lounge, according to Lt. Gen. Sami Said from the Air Force OIG who briefed reporters on the report Thursday.After leaving the lounge, the individual was "wandering around outside" and found that a gate leading to the flight line was partially open, Said told reporters...
    Authorities in Maryland have taken a man into custody who is accused of entering one of the planes at the military installation that houses aircrafts used by senior government officials, including the president. The U.S. official told CBS News that the Joint Base Andrews (JBA) security breach did not impact the presidential fleet. In a statement, JBA confirmed a male individual with two outstanding warrants accessed one of the C-40B aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing on Thursday night. Joint Base Andrews said the man was unarmed and did not harm any personnel, and there is no indication that the individual has any links to extremist groups. The authorities at JBA turned over the man to local authorities because of his outstanding warrants, and he is in custody of the Prince George's Maryland County Sheriff's office.  The individual apparently drove onto the premises. The Air Force said in a statement on Friday that the Inspector General will conduct an investigation into the breach as well as a comprehensive review of installations worldwide. In addition to housing the presidential...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force ordered a broad review of security at all its installations on Friday, after an unarmed man got access to the flightline at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and entered an aircraft used by top U.S. and military officials. Air Force leaders have asked the Air Force inspector general to look into the breach, which happened on Thursday, as well as review security protocols at bases worldwide. “Everybody is taking this very seriously,” said chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, adding that the Air Force already adjusted some of its security protocols at Andrews this morning. He did not provide details on the adjustments, but President Joe Biden is expected to arrive at Andrews later on Friday to fly home to Wilmington, Delaware. According to Joint Base Andrews, the man entered a C-40 aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing. The C-40 is a smaller transport jet, primarily used by members of the Cabinet, Congress and military combatant commanders. Those aircraft are not generally used for presidential travel. The man was detained by security forces at...
    (CNN)A man gained access to a C-40 aircraft on Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Thursday that's part of a fleet frequently utilized by senior government leaders, the base said in a statement Friday.The US Air Force is expected to announce a security review at all Air Force bases as a result, a defense official told CNN.The 316th Wing Public Affairs said in the statement that the man had "gained unauthorized access to the flightline and entered a C-40 aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing. Joint Base Andrews Security Forces responded, detained and interviewed the individual. U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations assisted with the interview."The 89th Airlift employs the planes typically used by the President as Air Force One and others that are used to transport the vice president and Cabinet members. The plane the man boarded is not part of the presidential fleet, according to a Defense Department official.Read MoreThe announcement came hours before President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel from Joint Base Andrews to Delaware for the weekend. It is not publicly known which...
    A man has been arrested after he was able to make his way to the flightline at Joint Base Andrews and enter a military aircraft a day before President Biden was set to depart the base for Delaware, the Air Force said. The base said the man, who has not yet been publicly identified, was detained on Thursday by security and interviewed with the help of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. It did not appear that he had any ties to extremist groups, but he did have warrants out for his arrest, so he was turned over to local law enforcement after receiving a federal summons for trespassing. Air Force Office of Special Investigations spokeswoman Linda Card told the Military Times that Prince George’s County is now in custody of the intruder. “Nothing was threatened and the guy was turned over to the local police,” she said. “He did nothing to the military,” Card added. “This is not our investigation.” After gaining unauthorized access to the base, the man was able to enter...
    (Reuters) - The United States Air Force is investigating an intruder at Joint Base Andrews, the military facility in Maryland that is home to Air Force One, the aircraft that flies the president. "An unauthorized individual gained access to Joint Base Andrews," a base spokesperson said in a statement on Friday. "The incident is under investigation." Joint Base Andrews is roughly 15 miles southeast of the White House in Washington, D.C. No information was immediately available about when the incident occurred or how close the individual got to the aircraft. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) is leading the investigation into the incident, the statement said. OSI did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for more information. (Reporting by Bhargav Acharya and Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Toby Chopra) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    Lauren Wolfe is said to have had her contract terminated by the New York Times  The New York Times reportedly canceled an editor's contract after she tweeted that she had 'chills' watching Joe Biden land at Joint Base Andrews the day before the inauguration and slammed Trump for not sending him a government plane.   Lauren Wolfe tweeted on Tuesday: 'Biden landing at Joint Base Andrews now. I have chills. 'The pettiness of the Trump admin not sending a military plane to bring him to D.C. as is tradition is mortifying.  'Childish,' she wrote.  HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali tweeted later that he had been told by two sources Wolfe had her contract ended over it.  Wolfe was a senior editor at the Times and edited stories that appeared on its Live page, Ali said. After posting her first tweet, she was roasted by fellow journalists.  Wolfe hit back angrily, saying she was merely excited and 'interested' in historical moments like the transition of power.  She has since deleted all of the tweets.   The New York Times did not immediately...
    Barron Trump was no where to be seen as his older siblings gathered to listen to Donald Trump's farewell speech before the former president left Washington, DC.   The teen, who is Trump's only child with former first lady Melania, reportedly flew on Air Force One with his parents to Florida. However, he didn't stand with his siblings on the tarmac to listen to his father's speech. According to People, Barron was also not seen leaving the White House with his parents earlier Wednesday morning when they made their trip to Joint Base Andrews to board Air Force One.  It's unclear where Barron was, but his absence sent Twitter into a frenzy with some users likening him to Home Alone's main character, Kevin McCallister. Scroll down for video   Barron Trump was no where to be seen as his older siblings gathered to listen to Donald Trump's farewell speech before the former president left Washington, DC Melania also gave a farewell speech: 'Being your first lady was my greatest honor. 'Thank you for your love and support. You will be in...
           
    President Trump’s decision to skip President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration followed another departure from previous departing presidents, a dearth of events to thank the military that the 45th commander in chief long prided himself on strengthening right up to his farewell words at Joint Base Andrews. “We rebuilt the United States military,” Trump said to a small crowd Wednesday morning after smiling during a 21-gun salute as "Hail to the Chief" was played by a military band. The president also praised his creation of the Space Force and claimed a 91% approval rating among military veterans. “Our vets are happy. Our people are happy. Our military is thrilled,” he said shortly before passing a military color guard while walking a red carpet to Air Force One for the last time as the sitting president. But the military pomp and circumstance that Trump himself ordered for his departure is not the norm, say military experts and historians. The thanks are usually part of the inauguration ceremony. What’s more, the president usually spends his final weeks personally greeting troops in the field. “Lots...
    Getty Trump's sendoff. President Donald Trump left the White House early on Wednesday morning before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, marking one of the few times a sitting President has not attended the incoming President’s swearing-in ceremony. A small crowd of people waited for Trump to send him off at the White House and then at Joint Base Andrews. Here’s a look at how many people were there, along with crowd size photos.About 200 to 300 People Said Goodbye to Trump GettyPresident Donald Trump speaks at Joint Base Andrews before leaving. A small crowd was present for Trump’s sendoff from the White House. He is expected to see another group waiting for his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that a crowd of about 200 to 300 said goodbye to Trump at Joint Base Andrews. Independent journalist Brendan Gutenschwager also tweeted that there were a couple of hundred people at the send-off. Crowd of a couple hundred, many masked at the Air Force’s request, out on the runway for Trump’s final...
    CNN’s Wolf Blitzer roasted the crowd at President Donald Trump’s farewell ceremony on Wednesday, commenting on how “tiny” and “pathetic” it was. Blitzer’s dig comes after news broke yesterday that Vice President Mike Pence and numerous former Trump employees, including former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and former Chief of Staff John Kelly, were going to skip his departure ceremony. The invitation they received also said that guests could bring up to five other people with them to the event. Despite the generous guest-list, Trump’s rally was relatively small as he left Washington D.C. for Mar-a-Lago on his last day as president. “He’s flying over Washington D.C., right now heading toward Joint Base Andrews. A brief little flight,” Blitzer said as they watched Marine One leave the White House. “Looked like they wanted to do a little circle over the U.S. Capitol as — and we could hear, where you and I are sitting, John, we could heat that Marine One flying just over our heads not too far away at all. But he should be landing Joint Base Andrews. What a difference four years makes. He had a very impressive, huge crowd at his...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided. Four years after standing on stage at his own inauguration and painting a dire picture of “American carnage,” Trump departs the office twice impeached, with millions more out of work and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus. Republicans under his watch lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for the final major act of his presidency: inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and horrified the nation. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Marine One lifts off carrying President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they depart from the White House ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Trump will be the first president in modern history to boycott his successor’s inauguration as he continues...
    New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe was ridiculed on social media Tuesday for hyping the arrival of President-elect Joe Biden at Joint Base Andrews ahead of Wednesday's inauguration.  Wolfe couldn't resist tweeting out her reaction while watching CNN's coverage of Biden's plane landing on the tarmac.  "Biden landing at Joint Base Andrews now," she wrote. "I have chills." ANDREW SULLIVAN RIPS NYT FOR CALLING BLACK LIVES MATTER RIOTS 'ISOLATED INCIDENTS OF PROPERTY DESTRUCTION' She then knocked the Trump administration for apparently not providing a military plane to ferry Biden from Delaware. "The pettiness of the Trump admin not sending a military plane to bring him to D.C. as is tradition is mortifying," wrote Wolfe, who added, "Childish." The Times editor was mocked by critics, many of them invoking former MSNBC host Chris Matthew's infamous "thrill up the leg" remark about President Obama. "It’s okay, The NY Times will get through this," conservative commentator Stephen Miller quipped. THE NEW YORK TIMES STILL HASN'T COVER ERIC SWALWELL'S CHINESE SPY SCANDAL "Prepare for four years of this from the media," the Media Research Center warned. "Journos getting thrills...
    DONALD Trump is set to leave Washington DC on the morning of Joe Biden's inauguration and host a farewell event at Joint Base Andrews. The president is planning to leave the White House on January 20. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 1U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on travel to visit the U.S.-Mexico border Wall in Texas, in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueCredit: Reuters He was initially considering leaving the day prior, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Trump will be leaving as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony takes place. The news comes just one day after Biden’s inauguration rehearsal has reportedly been postponed amid security fears - after FBI Director Chris Wray warned of "concerning chatter" online. Biden's Sunday run-through has been pushed back to Monday and his scheduled train journey from Wilmington, Delaware, to D.C has been axed over threats of violence, sources told Politico. Most read in NewsLive BlogNOT DON YETTrump still HUGELY popular with 4...
    White House military officials have launched an investigation after Air Force One was nearly hit by a small object that resembled a drone as it prepared to land in Maryland with President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and Barron Trump onboard over the weekend.  The jet was making its final approach into Joint Base Andrews Sunday evening when the near miss occurred just before 6pm.  AFP White House correspondent Sebastian Smith tweeted about the incident after they touched down.  '@realDonaldTrump just landed at Andrews on AF1. Shortly before, while descending, we flew right over a small object, remarkably close to the president’s plane. Resembled a drone though I’m no expert,' Smith wrote.  White House military officials have launched an investigation after Air Force One was nearly hit by a small object that resembled a drone as it prepared to land in Maryland with President Donald Trump (pictured Sunday), First Lady Melania and Barron onboard over the weekend  The jet was making its final approach into Joint Base Andrews Sunday evening when the near miss occurred just before 6pm. The first...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dozens of pallets of personal protective equipment arrived in Maryland this week. The Jordanian government dropped it off at Joint Base Andrews to support COVID-19 response efforts. FEMA will distribute the supplies to various states throughout the country. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Jordan calls it a show of strength and friendship during unprecedented times. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.  
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