Tag Archives: insurrection

200 Capitol Police Have Left Force Since January 6th

Axios reports: About 200 officers have left the U.S. Capitol Police force since the deadly Jan. 6 riot, the department’s inspector general Michael Bolton told a Senate panel Tuesday. Flashback: A union chief said in April that the force was facing dwindling numbers and low morale, adding later that it would potentially take years to hire and train more officers …

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Bannon Loses Bid To Delay Trial, Court Sets July Date

CBS News reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has been charged with two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, is scheduled to stand trial on July 18. Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., set the date in a virtual status conference held Tuesday, during which the government and Bannon’s attorneys also argued …

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Pirro Got Trump To Fund Cultist “Command Center”

The Washington Post reports: It was a month after the 2020 presidential election, and Bernard Kerik was starting to panic. The former New York City police chief and his friend Rudolph W. Giuliani were shelling out thousands of dollars for hotel rooms and travel in their effort to find evidence of voting fraud and persuade state legislators to overturn Joe …

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POLL: 18% Support Violence To “Save Our Country”

The Hill reports: Those who buy into former President Trump’s lies over the 2020 election and those who watch the far-right channels that amplify his rhetoric are increasingly embracing anti-democratic opinions and even contemplating political violence, according to a new poll. One in 5 Americans believe in the core tenet of the QAnon conspiracy that “there is a storm coming …

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Cultist Ex-Sheriff To QAnon Crowd: When We Do “Pull An Insurrection,” It Will Be Well-Planned And Successful

“Words matter. You’ve got the Left running around talking about this insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Ladies and gentlemen, that was not an insurrection. If we decide to pull an insurrection, you’re gonna know it. There’s very little you’re going to be able to do about it. “The only thing I had against what happened at the Capitol on January …

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How Top Trumpers Used A Posh Washington DC Hotel As Their “Command Center” For Overturning The Election

The Washington Post reports: They called it the “command center,” a set of rooms and suites in the posh Willard hotel a block from the White House where some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal lieutenants were working day and night with one goal in mind: overturning the results of the 2020 election. The activities at the Willard that week …

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Judge To Hear Trump’s Riot/Privilege Claim On Nov 4th

Reuters reports: A U.S. judge will consider on Nov. 4 former President Donald Trump’s claim of executive privilege in response to a document request from a congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. Trump on Monday sued the Jan. 6 Select Committee, alleging members made an illegal request for his White House records as part of …

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Hawley Roasted For Photo With Troops At US Capitol

Raw Story reports: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) received significant backlash this week after he praised the Missouri National Guard for their work in supporting Capitol police. Hawley, of course, was one of the leading Republican senators to challenge the results of the 2020 election, which incited supporters of former President Donald Trump to violently storm the Capitol building on January …

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Two Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over DC Riot

The Washington Post reports: Two Capitol Police officers who battled the mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 are suing the former president for the physical and emotional injuries they say they suffered in the attacks. In a federal suit filed Tuesday in D.C., Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby allege that for months, Trump rallied …

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Biden On Trump Result: “The Charge Is Not In Dispute”

From the statement issued last night: It was nearly two weeks ago that Jill and I paid our respects to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who laid in honor in the Rotunda after losing his life protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob on January 6, 2021. Today, 57 Senators – including a record 7 Republicans – voted to …

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Insurrectionist Gloats: “MAGA Has Only Just Begun”

From a statement issued by the insurrectionist: I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth. My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at …

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11 Republicans Vote Against Motion To Start Trial

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution setting the parameters of the trial as the first order of business. “It’s our solemn constitutional duty to conduct a fair and honest impeachment trial of the charges against former President Trump, the gravest charges ever brought against a president of the United States in American …

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Impeachment Managers Scoff At Trump’s Defense

Via email from the House impeachment managers: The evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing. As charged in the Article of Impeachment, President Trump violated his Oath of Office and betrayed the American people. His incitement of insurrection against the United …

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Microsoft Ends Donations To GOP Insurrectionists

The Verge reports: Microsoft has announced that it will suspend all donations for the upcoming 2022 election cycle for any members of Congress, state officials, and organizations that voted to object to the certification of electors in the 2020 election or supported attempting to overturn the election. The company temporarily suspended all political contributions after the January 6th attack on …

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370+ Congressional Aides: Trump Must Be Convicted

The New York Times reports: More than 370 Democratic congressional aides will issue an unusual public appeal on Wednesday, imploring senators — in some cases their own bosses — to convict former President Donald J. Trump for inciting a violent “attack on our workplace” that threatened the peaceful transition of power. In a starkly personal letter, the staff members describe …

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ProPublica: Aide To Guilfoyle Organized Pre-Riot Rally

ProPublica reports: In the week leading up to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that exploded into an attack on the Capitol, a top Trump campaign fundraiser issued a directive to a woman who had been overseeing planning for the event. “Get the budget and vendors breakdown to me and Justin,” Caroline Wren wrote to Cindy Chafian, a self-described …

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FBI: Rioters Had Maps Of Tunnels Beneath US Capitol

The Washington Post reports: When die-hard supporters of President Donald Trump showed up at rally point “Cowboy” in Louisville on the morning of Jan. 5, they found the shopping mall’s parking lot was closed to cars, so they assembled their 50 or so vehicles outside a nearby Kohl’s department store. Hundreds of miles away in Columbia, S.C., at a mall …

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House Vote On Impeachment Likely To Be Wednesday

Reuters reports: The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee said he expected the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump to get to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday and predicted it will pass. “It is important that we act, and it is important that we act in a very serious and deliberative manner,” Representative …

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