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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
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believes President Donald Trump should be impeached because "every minute" he stays in office "represents a clear and present danger" to Congress and the Country. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she believes President Donald Trump should be impeached in light of the Capitol siege because "every minute" he is in office "represents a clear and present danger." "Our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States," Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday. "Every minute and every hour that he is in office represents a clear and present danger, not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country." "We have to understand that what happened on Wednesday was insurrection against the United States," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Mike Pence, George Stephanopoulos, pardoning, Joe Biden, Pelosi, Donald J Organizations: ., ABC News, United States Congress, CNN, New, Capitol Locations: Alexandria, United States, New York
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore into President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers for refusing to accept the election results in light of the deadly Capitol siege on January 6. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi excoriated President Donald Trump and House Republicans following the deadly siege on the US Capitol on January 6. Pelosi said she believed the president should be held accountable through impeachment for inciting violence. She described the January 6 incident as a "terrible, terrible violation of the Capitol, of the first branch of government — the legislative branch — by the president of the United States." "Shame on them, and shame on two-thirds of the Republican caucus in the House supporting the — so these people are enablers of the president's behavior," Pelosi said.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, impeaching, Pence, , Richard Nixon, Sen, Kelly Loeffler Organizations: Republican, Democrats, House Republicans, Capitol, Trump, impeaching Trump, CNN Locations: United States, Alexandria, Georgia
Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss condemned the pro-Trump siege at the Capitol on Wednesday, saying refusing to accept the election results and inciting violence is "anti-American." When one Twitter user replied suggesting that Kloss tell that to her brother- and sister-in-law, Trump advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the supermodel replied saying, "I tried." Supermodel Karlie Kloss said she tried to tell that her brother- and sister-in-law, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, that those who refuse to accept the results of the 2020 election "anti-American." When asked to clarify if she thought the rioters were "patriots," Ivanka Trump denied it. The supermodel is married to Joshua Kushner, the brother of Trump's son-in-law and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and brother-in-law of Ivanka Trump.
Persons: Karlie Kloss, Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Kloss, Donald Trump, Joshua Kushner, Trump's Organizations: Trump, Capitol, American Patriots, White House
We fight like hell and if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore." "You'll never take back our country with weakness," the outgoing commander-in-chief instructed his followers at the "Save America" rally Wednesday morning. The Times' Maggie Haberman later reported that Trump had initially resisted calls to mobilize the National Guard. "I call on President Trump to go on national television now, to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege," he said. According to The Times, Trump still wanted GOP senators to object to accepting electors when Congress reconvened at 8 p.m.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, You'll, Trump, Sen, Ted Cruz, Muriel Bowser, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence, Maggie Haberman, CNN's Kaitlan Collins, Collins, Haberman, Biden, Instagram, George W, Bush Organizations: Capitol, Congress, Electoral, The New York Times, The Times, National Guard, Times, Twitter, Facebook, Trump, GOP, Republicans, Democrats Locations: Washington, MAGA
Trump assured supporters at the "Save America" rally Wednesday that he would join them on a march to the Capitol. He then returned to the White House by car. President Donald Trump encouraged protesters to march on the Capitol on Wednesday with the assurance that he would join them — but instead drove away in his motorcade. While Trump-loyalist members of Congress debated a postponement of the certification in the Capitol, Trump himself fired up his crowd. However, according to the press pool report sent following the rally, he actually went back to the White House in his motorcade.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Josh Wingrove, Charles Davis, Lauren Frias, You'll Organizations: Capitol, Washington DC, Trump, White, Twitter Locations: Washington
Officials from the White House coronavirus task force and Operation Warp Speed are encouraging states to hand out the coronavirus vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure that the doses won't go to waste, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday. President Donald Trump had said there would be 100 million doses of the vaccine for Americans by the end of 2020. On December 31, 2020, only 2.8 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines. Senior officials from the White House coronavirus task force and Operation Warp Speed are urging states to give out extra doses of the coronavirus vaccine to anyone who wants it, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday. Issues with vaccine distribution have sprung up across the nation.
Persons: Donald Trump, Alex Azar, Trump Organizations: Daily, Human, Human Services, Los Angeles Times Locations: Riverside County, California
Pence is set to preside over the congressional session certifying the results of the 2020 election on Wednesday. The vice president does not have the power to overturn election results; his role in presiding over the congressional session is merely ceremonial. The vice president reportedly informed the president of his lack of authority in blocking the election certification over lunch, people familiar with the conversation told The Times. "The New York Times report regarding comments Vice President Pence supposedly made to me today is fake news. "The Vice President and I are in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act."
Persons: Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Pence, Joe Biden, Trump, Insider's Kelsey Vlamis, Read, Marc Short Organizations: New York Times, The New York Times, Times ., Republicans, Electoral College, Senate, Democrats, Washington Post
Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised Congress to vote against student loan forgiveness, according to a letter obtained by CBS News and Politico. Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised against student loan forgiveness in a letter sent to Congress Monday, which was obtained by CBS News and Politico. She also dismissed student loan forgiveness in the letter — a policy in which President-elect Joe Biden has expressed support during his upcoming term. He also suggested giving student loan borrowers $10,000 in loan forgiveness as part of coronavirus relief. In December, DeVos extended student loan forbearance through the end of January.
Persons: Betsy DeVos, Mitch McConnell, DeVos, , Joe Biden, Biden, forbearance, Donald Trump Organizations: CBS News, Politico, of Education Locations: Kentucky
The 25th Amendment formally outlines the transition of power if the president is unable or unfit to serve. Section IV also allows the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office. The amendment states that if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the vice president becomes president. "Unless the vice president puts himself — maybe one day, herself — forward, no one else can really basically, at least within the 25th Amendment framework, proclaim an unwilling president 'disabled.'" In 2017, there was a renewed interest in the 25th Amendment shortly after Trump took officeThe last five years of Google Search data for "25th Amendment."
Persons: Donald Trump, John F, Kennedy, didn't, George W, Bush, he's, Donald Trump's, Mike Pence, Trump's, There's, Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Robert Lighthizer, Peter Navarro, Chip Somodevilla, Trump, Miles Taylor, Rod Rosenstein, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, McCabe, Steve Bannon, John D, it's, you'll, Feerick, doesn't, Akhil Reed Amar, Amar, Joel K, Goldstein, Pence, Republican Sen, Bob Corker, tweetstorm Trump, Corker, Michael Wolff, I'm Organizations: Capitol, Electoral, US, White House National Trade, The New York Times, New York Times, CBS, FBI, Trump's, Fordham Law School, Yale University, National Constitution Center, St, Louis University, Google, Trump, CNN, The Times, Republican Locations: Trump's
Far-right group Proud Boys' leader Enrique Tarrio was arrested Monday in Washington, DC, on charges of destruction of property. The leader of the far-right group Proud Boys was arrested Monday in Washington, DC, on charges of destruction of property, a spokesman for the DC Metropolitan Police Department confirmed. The Proud Boys leader was charged with one misdemeanor count of destruction of property and two counts of possession of high capacity ammunition feeding devices, referring to magazines that allow firearms to hold additional bullets, according to The Post report. The Proud Boys leader also posted about burning the banner on social media. The Proud Boys leader arrived in Washington, DC, in anticipation of another round of demonstrations on January 6, to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden.
Persons: Enrique Tarrio, Tarrio, Dustin Sternbeck, Insider's Rachel Greenspan, Joe Biden Organizations: Boys, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Proud Boys, Police, Washington Post, Trump, Asbury United Methodist Church, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church Locations: Washington ,, DC, Washington, Washington , DC
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clapped back at a GOP congressman who opposed $2,000 stimulus checks, parodying his reason for opposing them. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clapped back at GOP congressman's reasoning against $2,000 stimulus checks in a tweet Monday night. Read more: Trump signs bipartisan coronavirus relief bill after calling on Congress to approve $2,000 stimulus checksSome GOP voices, however, oppose the $2,000 stimulus checks. Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent progressive voice and advocate for increasing the stimulus checks, slammed Brady's reasoning behind his opposition, replying to his statement with a parodied rephrasing. In another tweet, Ocasio-Cortez tore into the group of GOP members who opposed lines of the package pushed by House Democrats, including the $2,000 stimulus checks.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez clapped, Kevin Brady, Donald Trump, Sen, Marco Rubio, Matt Fuller, Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: GOP, Senate, Wal, Trump, House Democrats, New Locations: Alexandria, New York, Cortez
President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief package on Sunday. The negotiated rescue package contained $600 stimulus checks, federal unemployment aid, food and rental assistance, as well as education funding. President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief package on Sunday after earlier threatening to reject it because it didn't have larger stimulus payments. Trump suggested on Tuesday he wouldn't sign the coronavirus relief legislation unless significant adjustments were made on the size of stimulus checks. Trump's refusal to sign the legislation shaved off a week of the $300 federal unemployment supplement over the weekend, experts say.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Donald Trump's, Sen, Ron Wyden, Wyden, Nancy Pelosi, Pat Toomey, Toomey, we've Organizations: Congressional, Lawmakers, Oregon, House Republicans, Fox Locations: United States, Pennsylvania
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