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"Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership," a watchdog report revealed. The order was given despite an intel report detailing potential violence at the Capitol. Despite being tipped off of the January 6 riots, Capitol police officers were ordered not to use their most aggressive crowd-control tactics — like stun grenades — on the mob, a scathing new watchdog report revealed Tuesday. CNN first reported about the watchdog report on Thursday, revealing more failures on the part of law enforcement in the January 6 siege. The watchdog report, titled "Review of the Events Surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Takeover of the U.S. Capitol," will be reviewed during a congressional hearing on Thursday, The Times reported.
Persons: Michael Bolton, Bolton Organizations: Capitol, The New York Times, CNN, The Times, Trump, Civil Disturbance Unit, Bolton, U.S . Capitol
She told USA Today that she's likely disappointed because police are supposed to be "protectors." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she finds the trial of ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin "so disappointing." "And maybe my disappointment springs from my expectation that these are our protectors," the House Speaker said in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday morning. Pelosi told USA Today that she has not watched a lot of the trial, which began in late March, but she said she has been following news reports. "I feel sad about the spectators, and that that young woman who said she's up all night because she wonders what she could have done differently," Pelosi told USA Today.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, she's, Pelosi, Derek Chauvin, Darnella Frazier, Frazier, George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Kim Potter Organizations: USA, Minnesota, George, George Floyd Justice, GOP, Protesters, Prosecutors
Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against Rep. Matt Gaetz since last year, NYT reported. Greenberg reportedly told investigators that he and Gaetz had interactions with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex. Gaetz has been embroiled in a political firestorm since The Times reported that he was being investigated over whether he broke sex trafficking laws. An indicted associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has been cooperating with federal investigators since last year on an "array of topics," The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Florida Republican has denied the allegations, claiming that the probe was part of an elaborate extortion plot.
Persons: Joel Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Greenberg, Gaetz Organizations: Times, New York Times, Justice Department, Florida Republican Locations: Florida
A judge dismissed Katie Hill's lawsuit against the Daily Mail over the outlet publishing nude photos of her. The former congresswoman accused the judge of thinking "revenge porn is free speech." "I sued the Daily Mail for their publication of my nonconsensual nude images," Hill wrote in the tweet on Wednesday. "Today, we lost in court because a judge - not a jury - thinks revenge porn is free speech." In late October, the Daily Mail published nude photos of her with a campaign aide, which prompted the Hill's lawsuit against the tabloid.
Persons: Katie Hill's, Yolanda Orozco, Hill, Kenny Heslep, Insider's Jacob Shamsian, Carrie A, Goldberg Organizations: Daily Mail, Twitter, Wednesday, Orange County Register, Salem Media Group, Democratic, Hill's Locations: Los Angeles, Orange, California
The Biden administration finished an intelligence report on alleged Russian meddling, Bloomberg reported. The review could lead to retaliatory action against Russia over the SolarWinds hack and election interference, according to the report. Last month, Biden announced sanctions against Russian officials over the treatment of Putin critic Alexei Navalny. The Biden administration completed an intelligence review of alleged Russian meddling in the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack and interference in US elections, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Now that the intelligence review is complete, the US could respond by "singling out people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as agencies linked to election interference," Bloomberg reported.
Persons: Biden, Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin, Insider's Azmi Haroun, Sonam Sheth ., Jen Psaki, Psaki, Joe Biden Organizations: Biden, Bloomberg, Russian, intel, National Intelligence, State Department, White House Press Locations: Russia, Afghanistan
Out of 1.7 million fully vaccinated people in Michigan, 246 tested positive for COVID-19. Less than 250 of the 1.7 million fully vaccinated people in Michigan have tested positive for COVID-19, state officials said Monday, a finding that supports the findings of clinical studies that the vaccines are extremely effective. Essentially, .0001% of those in Michigan who have had both doses have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fox 2 Detroit. In Minnesota, for example, only 89 out of 800,000 fully vaccinated people tested positive, a figure so low it shocked local health officials. FOX 2 reported some of those who are fully vaccinated and have tested positive for COVID-19 "may have been continuing to test positive from a recent infection prior to being fully vaccinated," according to health officials.
Persons: Lynn Sutfin, Sutfin, Kris Ehresmann Organizations: The Michigan Department of Health, Human Services, Fox, Detroit, COVID, Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, US Centers for Disease Control, Detroit News, Michigan, The New York Times, FOX Locations: Michigan, Minnesota
Video shows officers a police procession honoring the officer who died at the Capitol attack on Friday. USCP officer William Evans died of his injuries after a car rammed into an outside barrier at the Capitol. Flags at the Capitol, White House, and other federal buildings were flown at half-staff to honor the fallen officer. The Capitol Police officer who died after a car rammed into a barrier outside the Capitol was honored with a police procession on Friday. The USCP identified the fallen officer as Evans in a statement following the attack outside the Capitol.
Persons: William Evans, William, Billy, Evans, Yogananda Pittman, Pittman, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: Capitol, White, Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Service, United States Capitol Police, Responder's, Trump
A driver rammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol Friday, killing one USCP officer and injuring another. A car rammed into a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday, injuring two Capitol Police officers, one of whom later died of his injuries. Green's brother told The Post his brother experienced symptoms, whether from drugs or mental illness, that included "hallucinations, heart palpitations, headaches, and suicidal thoughts," as well as paranoia. Weeks before Friday's attack, Green said on social media that he thought the government was using "mind control" on him, CNN reported. Green's final Facebook post was on March 21, in which he posted a YouTube video titled "the crucifixion of Michael Jackson" featuring a 150-minute speech by Farrakhan.
Persons: Noah Green, Yogananda Pittman, Robert Contee, Contee, Green, Green's, Brendan Green, Washington Post Noah, Xanax, Weeks, Louis Farrakhan, Michael Jackson, Farrakhan, — Ian Miles Cheong Organizations: Capitol, Capitol Police, Authorities, DC Metropolitan Police Department, NBC News, The New York Times, Washington Post, Christopher Newport University, Post, Times, The Times, NBC, CNN, U.S, Government, CIA, FBI, Southern Poverty Law, Facebook Locations: Virginia, Indiana, Botswana, Islam
Nancy Pelosi said Matt Gaetz's removal from the Judiciary Committee is "the least that could be done" if charges against him are true. A bombshell report from The New York Times revealed that Gaetz was under federal investigation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Rep. Matt Gaetz's removal from the House Judiciary Committee is "least that could be done" should a Department of Justice investigation find allegations of possible sex trafficking true. If it comes out to be true, yes, we would remove him if that's the case," McCarthy told Fox News on Wednesday. "But right now Matt Gaetz says that it's not true, and we don't have any information.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Matt Gaetz's, Gaetz, Pelosi, Matt Gaetz, we've, Kevin McCarthy, it's, McCarthy, let's Organizations: The New York Times, GOP, of Justice, New York Times, Justice Department, Republican, The Times, Fox News Locations: House
One of the companies producing the J&J vaccine has a history of quality control violations, AP reported. The company is at the center of the mix-up that led to 15 million discarded doses of the vaccine on Wednesday. The company at the center of the mix-up that led to roughly 15 million discarded doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a history of quality control violations, the Associated Press reported. A manufacturing plant in Baltimore under Emergent Biosolutions, one of eight companies producing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, spoiled a batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, delaying production and halting future shipments, The New York Times reported Wednesday. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that none of the already available doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines were impacted by the factory mixup, and that the company still expects to deliver 24 million doses in April and 100 million doses by the end of May.
Persons: Johnson, Johnson's, Stephen Zenner, Matt Hartwig, Johnson Covid, Timothy Easley, Biden, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, we've Organizations: FDA, Associated Press, Emergent, New York Times, The Times, Drug Administration, Food and Drug Administration, AP, Getty, White House Press, Pfizer, Moderna, CBS Locations: Baltimore, Athens , Ohio, Bayview, Canton , Massachusetts, Shepherdsville , Kentucky
President Biden said he was "heartbroken" after a Capitol attack left one Capitol Police officer dead. Biden ordered the flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff to honor the fallen officer. President Joe Biden ordered flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff after a Capitol Police officer died after a car rammed into a barricade outside the Capitol on Friday afternoon. "We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans' family, and everyone grieving his loss. "As we mourn the loss of yet another courageous Capitol Police officer, I have ordered that the White House flags be lowered to half-mast."
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, William, Billy, Evans, Jill, William Evans, Yogananda Pittman, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: Capitol Police, Capitol, White, US Capitol Police, National Guard, National Guard Immediate, Force, Trump
Two Capitol police officers have sued Trump, accusing him of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6. Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby claimed they sustained both physical and mental injuries in the riots. The lawsuit from the two Capitol police officers followed two similar suits from Democratic lawmakers. Two Capitol police officers sued former President Donald Trump, accusing him of inciting the violent insurrection on January 6. The lawsuit from the two Capitol police officers followed two suits from Democratic lawmakers — Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Bennie Thompson — in connection to the Capitol siege.
Persons: Trump, James Blassingame, Sidney Hemby, Donald Trump, Blassingame, Eric Swalwell, Bennie Thompson — Organizations: Capitol, Democratic, — Rep Locations: Hemby
A man from Columbia, Maryland, was charged after tweeting threats to "explode the IRS headquarters" and kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, 27, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested earlier Thursday after a criminal complaint was filed related to his tweets. Investigators identified Mohr as the user behind the Twitter account @BonaFried where he made threats to blow up federal property and kill the House Speaker. A man is facing federal charges after he tweeted threats to "explode the IRS headquarters," as well as threaten to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, 27, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested earlier Thursday after a criminal complaint was filed in relation to his tweets.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, Mohr, he'll, Robert K, Hur Organizations: Administration, Intelligence, Counterterrorism Division, Justice Department, Department, Office Locations: Columbia , Maryland, Baltimore , Maryland
Dr. Anthony Fauci said data shows the COVID-19 vaccines may not be as effective against new coronavirus strains. So far, no cases of the coronavirus strain from South Africa have been reported in the US, but infections from the UK strain have emerged around the country. Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday the COVID-19 vaccines might not be as effective against new coronavirus strains, but that the vaccines were powerful enough that they would still be beneficial. The US has not yet reported any cases of the coronavirus strain from South Africa, but infections from the UK strain have emerged. It could be that we'll find variants and variants may emerge ... where the vaccine is less potent, but I'm still currently optimistic."
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Read, Rochelle Walensky, Joe Biden, Walensky, I'm Organizations: Pfizer, Moderna, National Institute of Allergy, Diseases, White, South, COVID, Centers for Disease Control Locations: South Africa
GOP Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland, attempted to carry a concealed weapon into the House Chambers on Thursday, the Huffington Post reported. Metal detectors placed in the Capitol following the January 6 attack went off when Harris attempted to walk through. Harris attempted to have another representative hold his weapon before having to leave and come back. The outlet said they witnessed metal detectors go off when Harris walked through. HuffPost added that they witnessed Harris attempt to get Rep. John Katko to hold his firearm as he went in to vote.
Persons: Andy Harris, Harris, HuffPost, John Katko, Katko, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Read, Trump, Insider's Lauren Frias, Lauren Boebert, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: Huffington, Republican, Capitol, Capitol Police, Republicans, GOP Locations: Maryland
Former President Donald Trump granted extended Secret Service protections to his four adult children and their spouses before he left the White House, The Washington Post reported. The extended security detail could cost taxpayers millions of dollars, especially given the amount of traveling that the Trump children do related to the family company. Former President Donald Trump extended Secret Service protections for all of his adult children and their spouses, as well as three top administration officials, just before leaving the White House, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Trump isn't the first president to extend Secret Service protections to those who aren't automatically entitled to receive them. Just hours before, Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump left the White House aboard Marine One to Palm Beach, Florida.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mark Meadows, Steve Mnuchin, Robert C, O'Brien, Trump, — Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Lara Trump, Tiffany Trump, Read, Melania, Barron, Mike Pence, Karen Pence, Bill Clinton, George W, Bush, Barack Obama, Sasha, Malia, Joe Biden, Melania Trump, Biden, Kamala Harris, Harris Organizations: White, Washington Post, National Security, Visit, Post, Trump Organization, Service, White House, Marine Locations: United States, Palm Beach , Florida
The US Army falsely claimed that Michael Flynn's brother was not on a call discussing whether or not to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the Army's chief staff of operations, confirmed to The Post that he was present during the teleconference. The US Army falsely denied that Michael Flynn's brother was present during a meeting regarding the military response to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. An Army official wrote in a statement to The Post on January 12 that Flynn "WAS NOT IN ANY OF THE MEETINGS!" "Thank you for the opportunity to comment, however, we have nothing further to add," the Army told The Post via email.
Persons: Michael Flynn's, Charles Flynn, Michael Flynn, Ryan McCarthy, Flynn, McCarthy, Steven Sund, Walter E, Piatt, Sund, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Trump Organizations: US Army, National Guard, Capitol, Washington Post, Army, Pentagon, The Washington Post, Capitol Police, Top Army, Army Staff, Department of Defense Locations: The, Washington, DC, The Washington
President-elect Joe Biden honored the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial was erected Tuesday at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the Americans who died from COVID-19. Biden paid tribute to those lost to COVID-19 on the eve of his inauguration on January 20. President-elect Joe Biden paid tribute to the 400,000 lives that were lost due to COVID-19 on Tuesday at a memorial erected at the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial. Biden delivered remarks honoring the lives lost to the coronavirus disease on the eve of his inauguration on January 20.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Scott McNabb, Insider's Hilary Brueck Organizations: Lincoln Memorial, US, Centers for Disease Control Locations: COVID
President Trump issued pardons and commutations on Tuesday as one of his final actions in office. President Donald Trump issued a slow trickle of pardons and commutations late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, as one of his final acts before he leaves office on Wednesday. Names on the list included:George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Mueller probe. Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Mueller probe. Former Republican congressman Chris Collins, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI and conspiring to commit securities fraudFormer Republican congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, who pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds.
Persons: Trump, commutations, Donald Trump, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Department's, Steve Bannon, Kwame Kilpatrick, Lil Wayne, Elliott Broidy, Mark Holden, Alice Johnson, George Papadopoulos, Mueller, Alex van der, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner, Jared's, Steve Stockman, Chris Collins, Duncan Hunter, Margaret, Michael Flynn Organizations: Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Times Former Detroit, Reuters, RNC, The, The Times, Koch Industries, White House, CNN, Trump, FBI, Republican, Federal, Commission, Former Republican, Blackwater, Border Patrol, Justice Department, Fox News, America Locations: The Washington, Dutch, Baghdad's
Capitol police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol building as lawmakers convened to certify the results of the 2020 election. Law enforcement experts said the uncoordinated Capitol Police response reveal their flawed perception of whom they consider a threat. Some critics contrasted the police response to the Capitol siege to that of the Black Lives Matter protests, including former first lady Michelle Obama. Obama said in a statement in response to the violent insurrection. Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Persons: Michelle Obama, Obama, Jack Glaser, " Glaser, Tom Nolan, Nolan, Donald Trump, SAUL LOEB, Glaser, Organizations: Capitol, Trump, Capitol Police, Ebenezer Baptist Church, University of California, Emmanuel College, Boston Police Department, US, Getty, Democratic Locations: Berkeley, Washington ,
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Republicans who refused to comply with safety measures implemented after the deadly Capitol siege on January 6. "It was always abt upholding a system of state violence that targets Black ppl & ppl of color. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Republicans who refused to comply with new safety protocols implemented at the Capitol building in the wake of the deadly insurrection on January 6. "It was always abt upholding a system of state violence that targets Black ppl & ppl of color." "You can tell by how regularly GOP members defend crimes, reject accountability, & push officers when *they* want to," she continued.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, abt, Mike Pence, Lauren Boebert, Marc Rod, Boebert, Steve Scalise, CNN's Manu Raju, Louie Gohmert, Fuller, Republicans scoff, Trump, Steve Womack, Markwayne Mullin Organizations: Republicans, Capitol, GOP, pro, ppl, Republican, Democrats, Capitol police, Democratic Locations: Alexandria
A number of House Republicans sparred with Capitol police Tuesday over new security measures that were implemented in the wake of the Capitol siege on January 6. Reporters at the Capitol building saw GOP lawmakers — including Reps. Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, and Steve Scalise — scoffing at the newly installed metal detectors at the US Capitol. A number of House Republicans are flouting the new security measures put in place at the Capitol building in the wake of a violent insurrection attempt on January 6, according to reporters covering Capitol Hill. After pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol building last week, Capitol police implemented new safety protocols, including newly installed metal detectors and mask requirements. Aside from those who argued with Capitol police, GOP freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter, complied with the new security measure.
Persons: Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Steve Scalise — scoffing, Mike Pence, Marc Rod, Boebert, Robert Contee III, that's, Matt Fuller, Ralph Norman, Scott Perry, Jeff Duncan, Steve Stivers, Markwayne Mullin, Steve Womack, Manu Raju, Steve Scalise, Raju, Fuller, Marjorie Taylor Greene, they're Organizations: Republicans sparred, Capitol police, Capitol, ., Republicans, Trump, DC, GOP, Metropolitan Police, District, Columbia
Only three US presidents have faced impeachment before him — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 were both impeached, while Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached in 1974. The House impeached Trump on two articles on December 18, 2019. Three other presidents have faced impeachment proceedings, but only two have been successfully impeached. On December 19, 1998, the House impeached Clinton for two of the articles — perjury and obstructing justice. Despite being impeached, Clinton refused to step down.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, — Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Liz Cheney, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Read, Sen, Mitch McConnell, Axios, Kamala Harris, Volodymyr Zelensky, Joe Biden, acquit Trump, Andrew Johnson, Andrew Johnson ., Congress Johnson, Edwin Stanton, Stanton, Johnson, he'd, Bill Clinton Clinton, Clinton, Paula Jones, Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr, Morales, Washington Reuters Trump, Hunter Biden, Nancy Pelosi, John Roberts, , Mitt Romney, James Pasley, Pamela Engel Organizations: Capitol, Representatives, Democratic, Republicans, Senate, Supreme, Reuters, GOP, New York Times, Trump, Andrew Johnson . Library, Congress, White House, Donald Trump U.S, Guatemala's, White, Washington Reuters, Democrats, Republican Locations: United States, Georgia, Washington, Ukraine
Fiona Hill, a former White House national security official, said President Donald Trump had attempted a "self-coup" by inciting his supporter base to storm the Capitol on January 6. "Trump disguised what he was doing by operating in plain sight, talking openly about his intent," Hill wrote. A former White House national security official said President Donald Trump attempted a "self-coup" by inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol building. "Trump disguised what he was doing by operating in plain sight, talking openly about his intent," Hill wrote. "The truth is that for the past four years, Trump has been stress testing the US democratic system to see if anyone will rein him in," the former national security official wrote.
Persons: Fiona Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Hill, I've, Bush, Obama, Mueller Organizations: White House, Politico, Trump, Capitol Locations: Russia
Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank will cut ties with President Donald Trump in the wake of his supporters storming the Capitol, Bloomberg reported Monday. The banks are among a number of companies — including Marriott, Blue Cross, and Shopify — that are nixing ties to the president in the wake of the Capitol siege. Two Trump-favored banks are severing ties with the president after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6, Bloomberg reported Monday. Signature Bank also ceased doing business with Trump and called for his resignation, according to a statement to Bloomberg. The banks are joining a slew of companies — including Marriott, Blue Cross, and Shopify — that are nixing ties to the president in the wake of the Capitol siege, which left five people dead.
Persons: Donald Trump, Read, Tom Porter, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Michael Cohen Organizations: Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank, Capitol, Bloomberg, Marriott, Trump, Reuters, Trump Organization Locations: United States, New York
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