Posts Tagged ‘capitol’

FBI Flips To ‘Bear Spray’ Narrative As Individual Singled Out In Capitol Officer’s Death

On January 8, The New York Times reported that a rioter hit Sicknick in the head with a fire extinguisher before he died. Three days later, the Times issued a correction, asserting: “Investigators have found little evidence to back up the attack with the fire extinguisher as the cause of death,” and “increasingly suspect that […]

Truck parked at Capitol on day of riot belongs to husband of GOP congresswoman who quoted Hitler

The truck, which The Daily Beast reported is owned by Chris Miller, the husband of Illinois representative Mary Miller, featured a sticker for the far-right militia movement, The Three Percenters. The militia group, which takes its name from the false claim that only 3 per cent of US colonists fought at any one time during […]

‘Blame Trump’ defense in Capitol riot looks like a long shot

The “Trump-made-me-do-it” defense is already looking like a longshot Facing damning evidence in the deadly Capitol siege last month — including social media posts flaunting their actions — rioters are arguing in court they were following then-President Donald Trump s instructions on Jan. 6. But the legal strategy has already been shot down by at […]

Capitol riot defendants facing jail have regrets. Judges aren’t buying it.

For many accused of trying to block Congress from confirming the winner of the presidential election on 6 January, an arrest was a reality check. Now they are getting another. As defendants charged in the Capitol siege have been coming through court, some have been shifting blame onto former president Donald Trump, downplaying their actions […]

Tim Ryan: Capitol Prosecutors ‘Reviewing’ Footage of Tours Before Riot

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) told reporters on Thursday that prosecutors are “reviewing the footage” of alleged “reconnaissance tours” given before the January 6 riot at the Capitol. In the aftermath of the now-infamous riots that ignited Capitol Hill on January 6, a coalition of House Democrats called for an investigation into “the suspicious behavior and access […]

Capitol riots: Over 300 people charged with participation in the protests

The US Justice Department has charged more than 300 people with taking part in the deadly storming of the Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, and at least 280 have been arrested, Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin told reporters on Friday. The riots led to the deaths of five people, four rioters and […]

At Hearing on Capitol Siege, Sen. Ron Johnson Reads Post from Islamophobe’s Website

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Biden news – live: President approves airstrike in Syria as police fear plot to ‘blow up’ Capitol during SOTU

Watch live as Biden marks the 50 millionth Covid vaccine in US In what may have been his first major war-fighting move as president, Joe Biden signed off on an airstrike in Syria that targeted a structure believed to belong to an Iran-backed militia, officials told Reuters. The strike may have been in response to rocket […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene Hangs Sign Outside Her Capitol Office ‘There Are Two Genders’

Marjorie Taylor Greene struck back against Democrat Rep. Marie Newman on Wednesday, by hanging a sign reading “there are two genders” opposite Newman’s office . The move followed after Newman put a trans rights flag up outside Greenes office because Greene had opposed the Equality Act. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing you agree […]

Security Officials: Capitol Riot Was ‘Coordinated & Planned Weeks in Advance’

A group of senior law enforcement officials have confirmed that the riot at the U.S. Capitol building was a “coordinated attack” planned weeks in advance. In explosive testimony given to Congress on Tuesday, several security officials stated that evidence shows the storming of the Capitol building was not a spur-of-the-moment attack, but was actually planned […]

Liz Cheney: GOP Needs to Make Clear After Capitol Riot ‘We Aren’t the Party of White Supremacy’

Representative Liz Cheney (R- WY), one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump,  said on Tuesday during a Reagan Institute event that the Republican party needs to “make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy” in the wake of the deadly Capitol riots. Cheney said, “Certainly the potential of […]

Trump campaign paid millions to Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Newly identified payments in recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show people involved in organizing the protests on Jan. 6 received even larger sums from Trump’s 2020 campaign than previously known, reports Open Secrets. $3.5 million in direct payments to be exact.  It is also believed that there might’ve been more payments to the January […]

Joe Biden Once Claimed He Was Arrested at Capitol for Trespassing, Sitting in Senate Presiding Officer’s Chair

President Joe Biden once claimed that he had been arrested at the age of 21 for trespassing in the Capitol, describing a crime that is similar to those for which some participants in the January 6 Capitol riot currently face federal charges. Fox News reported Sunday: In a 2007 appearance on David Letterman, then-Sen. Joe […]

Oath Keeper claims she met with Secret Service before Capitol riot

A leader of the far-right “Oath Keepers” group charged in the deadly US Capitol riots said she was in Washington on Jan. 6 to provide security for legislators and meet with Secret Service agents, according to a court filing. Jessica Watkins, 38, is one of nine associates of the far-right anti-government group charged for conspiring […]

6 Capitol police officers suspended for involvement in Capitol riots

Six U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officers have been suspended with pay and 29 others remain under investigation for their roles during the Capitol riots on January 6. “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline,” […]

FBI arrests Capitol rioter who said Jews, Israel control other governments

A Capitol rioter who sat in Mike Pence’s seat in the Senate chamber during the insurrection had a history of making antisemitic statements and associating with white supremacists, according to a federal complaint against him. Christian Secor, who uses an online alias honoring a mass shooter, was arrested this week by the FBI and is […]

Police Suggest Keeping Razor-Wired Capitol Fence Until September

Washington, DC police are recommending that the razor-wire-topped Capitol fence should be kept in place until at least September. Their reason, they say, is because they continue to hear of possible threats against lawmakers in the aftermath of the January 6 riot. It was also reported last week that the National Guard, who were expected […]

Ed Martin Calls Capitol Insurrection the ‘Pelosi Hoax,’ Schlafly Brothers Praise ‘Fun-Seeking Protesters’

Ed Martin, a longtime right-wing operative and a mentor to “Stop the Steal” activist Ali Alexander,  posted a video on Periscope Friday morning about what he calls the “Pelosi hoax of January 6th.” Martin downplayed the seriousness of the attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, calling it a protest at which some people […]

Was the Shooting of a Female Veteran at the Capitol Staged?

“They shot a girl!” someone yelled as the crowd ran out of the southeast entrance. She died later that day, police said. She was one of four fatalities from the violent rioting that wreaked havoc through the halls of Congress on Wednesday, halting the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory. But was this all […]

Report: CNN And NBC Both Paid $35,000 to ‘Insurgent’ Who Filmed Inside Capitol Building

CNN and NBC both paid “insurgent” and provocateur John Sullivan $35,000 for footage he took inside the Capitol building, The Daily Caller reports. From The Daily Caller: A left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots received $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter […]

Judge orders 2 Capitol insurrection suspects to remain in jail

“The Court takes Eisenhart at her word,” Lamberth, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, wrote in a 17-page order he issued shortly after a hearing held via Zoom. “She, like her son, invoked the American Revolution, indicating support for violent revolt. In fact, she even indicated that she was willing to give her life in […]

Congressman files lawsuit against Trump for inciting Capitol riots

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and the NAACP filed a civil complaint on Tuesday against former President Donald Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and Oath Keepers for allegedly conspiring to incite the Capitol riots on January 6. Although Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against convicting Trump last weekend, McConnell blamed […]

CNN & NBC Caught Funnelling Capitol Riot ‘Provocateur’ John Sullivan $35,000

A left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots was funnelled $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter being fatally shot, according to legal documents filed in federal court on Tuesday. Lawyers for John Sullivan disclosed the payments as part of the activist’s argument that he […]

CNN, NBC Paid Left-wing Capitol Rioter $35,000 Each for Footage of Violence

CNN and NBC each paid left-wing filmmaker John Sullivan $35,000 for his footage of violence during the Capitol riot, according to court documents filed by his attorneys. The radical agitator got paid.🔻https://t.co/QthYSK2izC — Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 17, 2021 Politico reported Tuesday that a federal magistrate judge allowed Sullivan to keep his Twitter and Facebook […]

Judge refuses to ban Capitol riot suspect from Twitter and Facebook

At a hearing on Tuesday afternoon on Sullivan’s release conditions, Washington-based Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather split the difference between prosecutors seeking to eliminate Sullivan’s presence on the United States’ most popular social media platforms and a defense lawyer who decried what he said was an assault on his client’s constitutional rights. “I am rejecting the […]

Federal judge upholds release of Capitol riot suspect who wielded bullhorn, pipe

Prosecutors quickly challenged that ruling, arguing that Powell posed an ongoing threat to the community and that her actions in the days leading up to her surrendering to the FBI indicated the potential for her to abscond. Powell’s attorney, Michael Engel, argued that her surrender actually demonstrated that she was not a flight risk. “That’s […]

When the Capitol Hill Surrounds itself with Barbed Wire Walls, you know Its a Dictatorship Hated by The People

    Come on man, Joe Biden used to say during the debates with Trump but now seriously, come on man! He had the entire Capitol Hill perimeter surrounded with a huge wall with barbed wire, now where the hell did you ever see that? Not even North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is surrounded with […]

DeAnna Lorraine Now Says the Capitol Insurrection Was a ‘False Flag’

QAnon conspiracy theorist DeAnna Lorraine was among the thousands of Trump supporters who descended on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 for a rally aimed at pressuring Congress to not certify the presidential election for Joe Biden. When it became clear that Congress was going to certify Biden’s win, ​a collection of white nationalists, QAnon adherents […]

Video: Graham Asks ‘What Did Pelosi Know’ About Capitol Riot

The former head of the CIA Counterterrorism Center has suggested that counterinsurgency tactics used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan should be applied to ‘domestic extremists’ inside the US. NPR reports that Robert Grenier, who directed the CIA’s Counterterrorism program from 2004 to 2006, declared “We may be witnessing the dawn of a sustained […]

Bill de Blasio: ‘Donald Trump Gave the Order’ to Attack the Capitol

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) concluded on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump “gave the order” to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6, referencing the cherry-picked montage played by the House impeachment managers on Tuesday on the first day of the Senate impeachment trial. “‘We will stop the steal.’ ‘We’re gonna walk […]

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