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The union's response has been markedly different in the case of Pham, who faces two federal misdemeanor charges related to entering the Capitol. Anyone who breached the Capitol "should be charged and receive whatever punishment is assigned to that," said Douglas Griffith, who is now the union president. In Chicago, for example, the union president initially defended the mob before backing down. Ture said police unions are breaking from their own because of the Capitol Police officer's death and the injuries sustained by dozens of other officers. Glaser said he suspects that the rioters' "violation of basic democratic principles is enough that the unions feel like they cannot back that up."
Persons: Tam Pham, Pham, Douglas Griffith, Griffith, Tam Dinh Pham, I'd, Kalfani, Ture, , John Catanzara, Donald Trump's, Catanzara, WBEZ, Zachary Taylor, Trump, Lori Lightfoot, Patrick Yoes, Catanzara's, Yoes, Brian Sicknick, Mike Solan, Jenny Durkan, Carmen Best, Solan, Jack Glaser, Glaser, " Glaser Organizations: Houston Police Department, U.S, Capitol, Houston Police Officers, Union, Capitol Police, Houston, FBI, Police, Trump, Quinnipiac University, Metropolitan Police, NBC, of Police, Democratic, Facebook, Chicago, Fraternal, Congressional, Seattle Police, Seattle's, New York, Police Benevolent Association, Goldman School of Public, University of California Locations: New York City, Seattle, Virginia, Chicago, Georgia, Connecticut, Berkeley
A self-described “dating and relationship strategist” from New Jersey was charged Thursday for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot after posting multiple videos to Twitter admitting he was there. The New Jersey native was brought to the FBI’s attention after former classmates from college and high school submitted tips based on his tweets. The tweets expressed criticism of the “mainstream media” for its characterization of the riot, made unfounded claims that the rioters were anti-fascists rather than Donald Trump supporters and described politicians as criminals. We outnumber you and will outlast you.”In a Periscope livestream on Wednesday, Stedman called President Joe Biden’s inauguration a “communist takeover” of the country. Stedman was set to have a virtual appearance with the District Court of New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.
Persons: , Patrick Stedman, Pat Stedman, Stedman, , Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, QAnon, I’m, Stedman’s, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, , Joe Biden Organizations: Capitol, U.S, Attorney’s, District of Columbia, FBI, NBC, Trump, Washington , D.C, , U.S . Capitol, Electoral College Locations: New Jersey, The New Jersey, Congress, Washington ,
The head of the House oversight committee asked the FBI on Thursday to conduct a review of the social media platform Parler, which advertises itself as an alternative to more mainstream sites that have banned some far-right extremists. “Numerous Parler users have been arrested and charged with threatening violence against elected officials or for their role in participating directly in the January 6 attacks,” Maloney wrote. But Parler had trouble staying online in the days immediately following the election, as Amazon, which hosted its servers, cut ties with the company. It has since intermittently come back online, with lingering technical difficulties, after finding refuge with a Russian company called DDoS-Guard. Grassroots efforts to mine that data for useful information to give to law enforcement are ongoing.
Persons: Carolyn Maloney, Chris Wray, ” Maloney, Parler, Donald Trump, FBI didn’t Organizations: U.S . Capitol, Trump, The Washington Post, Facebook, Twitter, Guard, Amazon, FBI Locations: Russian, U.S
Federal investigators are increasing the public reward for information that leads to the "location, arrest & conviction of the person(s) responsible for the pipe bombs found in DC on Jan. 6"The reward, originally set at $50,000 one day after the pipe bombs were first discovered, is now $75,000, according to a tweet published Thursday by the FBI's Washington Field Office. ADDITIONAL REWARD: @ATFWashington & #FBIWFO are now offering a reward of up to $75K for info about the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in DC on January 6th. pic.twitter.com/f77EHkVNND — FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 21, 2021According to the notice, both the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are searching for at least one suspect who is responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Between 1:00 and 1:15 p.m. on that date, law enforcement agencies received reports of two suspected pipe bombs, the notice said. The two improvised explosive devices, which were defused by experts and did not detonate, were found outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee during the mayhem of the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Persons: f77EHkVNND — Organizations: Washington Field Office, DC, Washington, FBI, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Washington , D.C, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, U.S, Capitol Locations: DC, Washington ,
U.S. panel asks FBI to review role of Parler in Jan. 6 Capitol attack
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Supporters of President Trump scale the walls of the Capitol Building, January 6. REUTERS/Jim UrquhartWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday asked the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the role that Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, played in the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who chairs the panel, cited press reports that detailed violent threats on Parler against state elected officials for their role in certifying the election results before the Jan. 6 attack. She also noted numerous Parler users have been arrested and charged with threatening violence against elected officials or for their role in participating in the attack. Reuters reported this week Parler partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company.
Persons: Trump, Jim Urquhart WASHINGTON, Carolyn Maloney Organizations: Capitol, REUTERS, FBI, U.S . Capitol, Reuters Locations: Russian
President Joe Biden will keep Christopher Wray on as FBI director, a White House official told NBC News on Thursday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki prompted some raised eyebrows in law enforcement and intelligence circles on Wednesday when she declined to say in a news briefing whether Biden had confidence in Wray. The FBI is leading an investigation intothe attack. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said last week that he will look at the kind of threat information available beforehand and how widely it was shared with U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies. Wray, who has more than six years left in his 10-year term, had no indication that Biden or his team was dissatisfied with him, a senior FBI official said Wednesday night, adding that “the sentiments shared have all been positive.”Some influential voices have been critical of the FBI's response to the riot, however.
Persons: Joe Biden, Christopher Wray, Jen Psaki, Biden, Wray, General Michael Horowitz, David Lauffman, Obama, , ” Wray, Donald Trump, Hunter Biden — Organizations: White, NBC, Justice Department, FBI, Pentagon, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol Police, Department
The Reuters Fact Check team previously debunked videos on social media claiming that Pelosi was accompanied by U.S. The image shows Obama exiting a car while a member of the Secret Service holds the door open for him. This claim was also false: the footage shows Obama visiting the former jail cell of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela in 2013 and Obama has not been arrested. Fox News has not reported that Speaker Pelosi admitted to cheating on behalf of Democrats in the 2020 presidential election or that former President Obama was arrested. Read more about our work to fact-check social media posts reuters.com/fact-check/about .
Persons: Joe Biden’s, “ Nancy Pelosi, , “ Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Pelosi, Obama, Pelosi “, Bonanno, Vincent Asaro, Nelson Mandela Organizations: Fox, FBI, Fox News, U.S, Marshals, Capitol, Reuters, Eesti, Secret Service Locations: U.S, New York City, Estonian
Biden to keep Wray as FBI director: CNBC, citing White House source
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a press conference to announce that two alleged Islamic State militants known as the 'Beatles' will arrive in the United States to face trial on U.S. charges for their alleged involvement in beheadings of Western hostages, at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2020. Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to keep Christopher Wray as FBI Director, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing a White House source. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked on Wednesday if Biden had confidence in Wray and said she had not spoken to the newly elected president about the matter.
Persons: Christopher Wray, Jim Watson, Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Biden, Wray Organizations: Islamic, Justice Department, REUTERS WASHINGTON, CNBC Locations: United States, beheadings, Washington , U.S
Biden to keep Wray as FBI director -law enforcement source
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Mark Hosenball | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden has asked Christopher Wray to stay on as FBI director, a U.S. law enforcement source told Reuters. Wray has agreed to do so, the source said. Wray was a frequent target of former Republican President Donald Trump over his refusal to back false claims of voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election. Wray was sworn in on Aug. 2, 2017 to serve a term of no longer than 10 years. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked on Wednesday if Biden had confidence in Wray and said she had not spoken to the president about the matter.
Persons: Christopher Wray, Jim Watson, Joe Biden, Wray, Donald Trump, Jen Psaki, Biden Organizations: Islamic, Justice Department, REUTERS WASHINGTON, CNBC Locations: United States, beheadings, Washington , U.S, U.S
Biden to keep Wray as FBI director: law enforcement source
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Mark Hosenball | ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden has asked Christopher Wray to stay on as FBI director and Wray has agreed to remain the head of the agency, a U.S. law enforcement source told Reuters. “Christopher Wray became FBI director at a moment of tremendous turmoil for the bureau and the country, and he has served with great professionalism and integrity. I am glad to see that President Biden intends to keep Director Wray in his position,” Schiff said. Wray also told the panel the FBI was conducting multiple investigations into violent domestic extremists and that the largest “chunk” of investigations involved white supremacist groups. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked on Wednesday if Biden had confidence in Wray and said she had not spoken to the president about the matter.
Persons: Joe Biden, Christopher Wray, Wray, Jim Watson, REUTERS Wray, Donald Trump, Adam Schiff, “ Christopher Wray, Biden, ” Schiff, Schiff, ” Wray, Jen Psaki Organizations: WASHINGTON, Islamic, Justice Department, REUTERS, Federal Bureau of Investigation, House Intelligence, Capitol, FBI, CNBC Locations: U.S, United States, beheadings, Washington , U.S, Russia, China
Biden to keep Christopher Wray as FBI director
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Mark Hosenball | ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden has asked Christopher Wray to stay on as FBI director and he has confidence in the job Wray is doing, the White House said on Thursday. Biden’s decision to retain Wray as FBI chief was welcomed by Adam Schiff, the Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee and a critic of Trump’s handling of intelligence issues. “Christopher Wray became FBI director at a moment of tremendous turmoil for the bureau and the country, and he has served with great professionalism and integrity. I am glad to see that President Biden intends to keep Director Wray in his position,” Schiff said. Regarding China, Wray said the FBI is opening a new counterintelligence investigation related to China “every 10 hours.”CNBC first reported the decision to keep Wray.
Persons: Joe Biden, Christopher Wray, Wray, Jim Watson, Donald Trump, Jen Psaki, Biden “, ” Psaki, Adam Schiff, “ Christopher Wray, Biden, ” Schiff, Schiff, ” Wray Organizations: WASHINGTON, Islamic, Justice Department, REUTERS, FBI, Federal Bureau of, Twitter, House Intelligence, Capitol, CNBC Locations: United States, beheadings, Washington , U.S, Russia, China
A former Army captain who ran for state office in Florida last year has been arrested in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. The man, Gabriel Augustin Garcia, uploaded videos to Facebook while inside the building during the riot, according to an FBI statement of facts. Garcia, a former captain in the Army, ran as a Republican to be a state representative last year in the Miami-Dade area, NBC Miami reported. Authorities have said the riot led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. More than 100 people have been federally charged, according to the Justice Department.
Persons: Gabriel Augustin Garcia, Garcia, Nancy, Nancy Pelosi, Enrique, Enrique Tarrio, Aubrey Webb, Webb, Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump Organizations: Army, U.S, Capitol, Trump, Facebook, Capitol Police, FBI, Boys, Republican, Miami -, NBC Miami, baselessly, Authorities, Democratic, Senate, Sunday, Justice Department Locations: Florida, Miami, Miami - Dade
Uncle Gary, 67, who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges in 1984 but served no prison time, never expected to receive a pardon from Trump. "I thought that was the end of it for me," said Gary, a Pennsylvania radio show host and former addict who has spent more than 30 years helping people recover from addiction. He also hosts a radio show, "Clean and Sober Radio," which features musicians, athletes and political figures who discuss their battles with substance abuse. He has "mentored many individuals on their journey to sobriety with his radio broadcasts," read the description of Gary released by the Trump administration. "It was totally regular," said Love, who ran the Office of the Pardon Attorney during the George H.W.
Persons: Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Trump's, Lil Wayne, Gary Hendler, Uncle Gary, Trump, Ken Keagy, Obama, Gary, Joe Biden, Barry Manilow, Tom Wolf, Hendler, Margaret Love, Gary —, Rod Rosenstein, , George H.W, Bush, Bill Clinton Organizations: Trump, Obama Justice Department, Temple University, Health Centers Inc, Pennsylvania Hospital, Drug, FBI, Justice Department Locations: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ardmore , Pennsylvania
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday told reporters that President Joe Biden's first world leader call would be to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "His first call, foreign leader call will be on Friday with Prime Minister Trudeau," she said during her first press briefing at the White House after Biden's inauguration. The press secretary added that Biden is likely to prioritize speaking with U.S. allies. Psaki was also asked if Biden will be speaking to Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, and whether they would discuss possible retaliation to the SolarWinds hack. "I don't have any plans … to read out for you in terms of a call with President Putin," she said.
Persons: Jen Psaki, Joe Biden's, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Psaki, Biden, Trump, Vladimir Putin, Putin Organizations: White, Wednesday, Keystone Pipeline, FBI, National Security Agency Locations: Canada
A former Army captain has been arrested in connection with the January 6 riot at the Capitol. The FBI said that Gabriel Augustin Garcia published live footage from inside the building. 'We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol,' Garcia says in the video footage, according to an FBI document. A former army captain has been arrested in connection with the Capitol riot on January 6 after allegedly uploading live footage of the failed insurrection to Facebook and stating that he had just "stormed" the Capitol. According to the document, Garcia turned the camera to himself while filming and says: "We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol.
Persons: Gabriel Augustin Garcia, Garcia, Nancy, Nancy Pelosi, Jamie Raskin, Trump, Pelosi, Enrique, Enrique Tarrio, Joe Biden's, Christopher Wray, Aubrey Webb, Mr Organizations: Army, Capitol, FBI, Facebook, Trump, Department of Justice, NBC News, Boys
Biden will keep Christopher Wray as FBI director, White House source says
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Tucker Higgins | In | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.92   time to read: +2 min
President Joe Biden will keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his position, a White House official told NBC News. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, declined to say whether Wray would hold onto his role during her first press conference on Wednesday. The Justice Department, which contains the FBI, is also probing the financial affairs of Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Prior to Comey, only one FBI director had been fired in the bureau's history. Former President Bill Clinton fired William Sessions in 1993 after a Justice Department report raised ethics questions.
Persons: Christopher Wray, Joe Biden, Wray, Donald Trump, Jen Psaki, Biden, Hunter Biden, James Comey, Robert Mueller, Trump, Bill Clinton, William Sessions, Department's, Merrick Garland Organizations: of, Department of Justice, White, NBC, White House, FBI, U.S . Capitol, The Justice Department, Trump, DOJ Locations: Washington, Russia
Prosecutors say he took improper payments from GlobalHue, a US ad agency that handled Bermuda's tourism business. Why did the country's leader defend his ad agency so fiercely? The charges also shed light on a decade-old mystery about Brown's relationship with the US ad agency GlobalHue, which handled the government's tourism marketing account. Since then, the question of how GlobalHue came to be running Bermuda's ad business — and why payments to it looked so excessive — has fascinated both islanders and US ad agency insiders. The island's opposition party, the United Bermuda Party, once cited GlobalHue in an attempt to bring down the government.
Persons: Ewart Brown, Brown, corruptly, GlobalHue, , Don Coleman, Brown's, Coleman, Kim Swan's, Brown —, Caicos —, Read Organizations: Royal Gazette, Progressive Labour Party, Reuters, Premier, GlobalHue, Jeep, Super, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, NFL, Lahey Clinic, Facebook, United Bermuda Party, Zoom, Bermuda's, eBay, FBI Locations: Bermuda, GlobalHue, US, Brown, Tourism, Southfield , Michigan, New Orleans, Massachusetts, Lahey, , New York, Turks, Caicos
House committee asks FBI to review role of Parler in U.S. Capitol attack
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday asked the FBI to investigate the role Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, played in the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who chairs the panel, cited press reports that detailed violent threats on Parler against state elected officials for their role in certifying the election results before the Jan. 6 attack that left five dead. She also noted numerous Parler users have been arrested and charged with threatening violence against elected officials or for their role in participating in the attack. The FBI and Parler did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Maloney asked the FBI to review Parler's financing and its ties to Russia after she noted the company had re-emerged.
Persons: Donald Trump, Carolyn Maloney, Parler, Maloney Organizations: U.S, Capitol, FBI, U.S . Capitol . Rep, Reuters, Amazon Web Services Locations: Washington, Russian, United States, Russia
There was exactly one pro-Trump protester outside the heavily fortified New York state Capitol in Albany. Trump supporter Mark Leggiero holds a banner outside the New York State Capitol on Wednesday. In California, a small group of protestors got past a police barrier and began chanting outside the heavily guarded and fenced-off state Capitol in Sacramento. Gretchen Whitmer's Covid-19 lockdown orders swarmed inside the State Capitol in April. In June 2019, a "possible militia threat" by right-wingers opposed to a climate change bill forced the closing of the Oregon state Capitol.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, Brian Higgins, haven't, Higgins, John Jay, Mark Leggiero, Hans Pennink, China Joe, Gretchen Whitmer's Covid Organizations: National Guard, U.S . Capitol, Trump, White, John, John Jay College of Criminal, FBI, Justice Department, Daily Gazette of, New York State Capitol, Pennsylvania State Capitol, NBC News, Ohio Statehouse, U.S, Capitol, Michigan Gov Locations: Washington, United States, Bergen County , New Jersey, New York City, New York, Albany, Trump, Daily Gazette of Schenectady, Harrisburg, California, Sacramento, Columbus, Salem , Oregon, Oklahoma, Olympia, Oregon
“Biggs informed the interviewing agent that the doors of the Capitol were wide open when he made entry into the building,” the complaint said. The agent, whose name was redacted, also noted that Biggs wore what appeared to be a walkie-talkie style device, along with several other suspected Proud Boys members. Biggs faces charges of obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding; knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority; and willfully and knowingly engaging in disorderly conduct to impede a session of Congress. Tarrio was arrested upon entering the city just ahead of the march in support of President Donald Trump that led up to the mob attack on the Capitol. Tarrio was found to have two high-capacity magazines and faces an additional gun charge.
Persons: “ Biggs, Biggs, Enrique Tarrio, Tarrio, Donald Trump Organizations: Capitol, FBI, Boys, Washington , D.C, Asbury United Methodist Church Locations: Washington ,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Florida-based member of the right-wing Proud Boys group for his alleged role in breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Justice Department said. He is the latest person in a growing number of people with ties to the Proud Boys to face charges surrounding the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump. According to the criminal complaint, the FBI said Biggs actively encouraged members to travel to Washington, D.C., and communicated directly with the group’s leader Enrique Tarrio. Tarrio was arrested prior to the riots on charges of destruction of property and possession of a firearm magazine. The FBI said that Biggs and fellow Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola can be seen in video footage entering the Capitol, with Pezzola breaking a window.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, Joseph Randall Biggs, Donald Trump, Biggs, Enrique Tarrio, Tarrio, Dominic Pezzola, Pezzola, Patrick Edward McCaughey III, McCaughey, Organizations: WASHINGTON, FBI, U.S, Capitol, Justice Department, Trump, REUTERS, Washington , D.C, Prosecutors, D.C Locations: Florida, Orlando, Washington ,, Washington, Manhattan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Florida-based member of the right-wing Proud Boys group on charges of storming the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago in a crowd of Donald Trump supporters challenging his election defeat, the Justice Department said. Biden was sworn in as President on Wednesday and he called for an end to America's "uncivil war." Tarrio was arrested before the Jan. 6 riots on charges of destruction of property and possession of a firearm magazine. The FBI said that Biggs and fellow Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola can be seen in video footage entering the Capitol, with Pezzola breaking a window. Also appearing in court on Wednesday is Samuel Fisher, whom the FBI said breached the Capitol and also posted photos of himself with guns.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jim Urquhart, Joseph Randall Biggs, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Trump, Biggs, Enrique Tarrio, Tarrio, Dominic Pezzola, Pezzola, Patrick Edward McCaughey III, McCaughey, , Samuel Fisher Organizations: WASHINGTON, FBI, U.S . Capitol, Justice Department, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Congress, REUTERS, , Prosecutors, Facebook Locations: Florida, Washington , U.S, Washington, Manhattan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington braced for a tense inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid overwhelming security measures including over 25,000 National Guard troops and a shuttered National Mall devoid of spectators to the quadrennial ritual. FILE PHOTO: Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2021. Bridges between Virginia and downtown Washington have been closed, as have Metro stations in the central security area, which some residents have likened to the fortress-like Green Zone of central Baghdad in Iraq. [L1N2JS0OV]The number of troops in Washington is three times the normal number of National Guard troops, said Major General William Walker, commander of the DC National Guard. “The FBI appears to be taking these threats seriously, but disciplined lone wolf actors, regardless of ideology, are extremely difficult to track.”
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Joshua Roberts, Dennis Pluchinsky, Biden, , Pluchinsky, William Walker, “ We’re, ” Walker, “ It’s, Daniel Jones, ” Jones, Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Guard, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, State Department, Pentagon, FBI, Metro, Amtrak, Union Station, DC National Guard, NBC, Secret Service, Twitter, Facebook, Advance Democracy Locations: Washington, Washington , U.S, Washington’s, Bridges, Virginia, Baghdad, Iraq, Union, United States
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington braced for a tense inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, as more than 25,000 National Guard troops stood watch over a barricaded city, emptied of the spectators who usually throng to the quadrennial ritual. FILE PHOTO: Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2021. National Guard troops, carrying rifles, stood behind razor-wire topped fencing that sealed off Capitol Hill. With inaugural balls and other parties previously canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has taken on a somber tone in Washington. The number of troops in Washington is three times the normal number of National Guard troops, said Major General William Walker, commander of the D.C. National Guard.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Joshua Roberts, Trump, , Victor Duran, Dennis Pluchinsky, Biden, “ It’s, Jeff Flake, William Walker, “ We’re, ” Walker, Daniel Jones, ” Jones, Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Guard, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . Capitol, White House, Dallas . National Guard, State Department, National Park Service, Pentagon, FBI, Metro, Amtrak, Union Station, D.C, NBC, Secret Service, Twitter, Facebook, Advance Democracy Locations: Washington, Washington , U.S, America, Bridges, Virginia, Baghdad, Iraq, Union, United States
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a wave of pardons Tuesday night, using the final hours of his presidency to grant clemency to 143 people, including former top White House aide Steve Bannon, according to a list made public by the White House on Wednesday morning. Broidy was a top fundraiser for Trump and the Republican Party who pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to violate foreign lobbying laws. "He appreciates President Trump for taking the time to recognize that he can contribute to society in a meaningful way." Steve Bannon is getting a pardon from Trump after defrauding Trump’s own supporters into paying for a wall that Trump promised Mexico would pay for. In November, Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Persons: Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Bannon — Trump's, , Guo Wengui, Trump, Bannon, , ” Trump, Mr, Lil Wayne, Elliott Broidy, Kwame Kilpatrick, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, Broidy, Bill Kapri, communing, Bradford Cohen, Kilpatrick, Pat Cipollone, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, Trump’s, 8i7bjog9Ep — Adam Schiff, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner, Lauren Egan Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Prosecutors, . Postal Inspection Service, White House, Kodak, Trump Organization's, Detroit, Trump, Republican Party, New York, Department, FBI, Washington, Washington , D.C, Doha Madani Locations: California, Florida, Malaysian, Mexico, Baghdad, Lago, Palm Beach , Florida, Washington ,, Doha, New York
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