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Salomon Melgen: Trump commuted the prison sentence of Melgen, an eye doctor and major Democratic donor convicted of defrauding Medicare patients. Urlacher faced two counts in the case, each of which had carried a potential prison sentence of five years. Here is the full list, as provided by the White House:Abel Holtz – President Trump granted a full pardon to Abel Holtz. Jaime A. Davidson – President Trump commuted the sentence of Jaime A. Davidson. Those assisted by Ms. Povah’s organization include Ms. Adrianne Miller, whose remaining prison sentence the President commuted.
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With that, Biden is under significant pressure to turn his pledges of unity and competence into results - and swiftly. The public wants to see a functional government deliver, a Biden adviser said, adding that plenty of Trump voters have been hurt by the pandemic. Yet Biden will have to contend with narrow Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, which will leave him little maneuvering room. With his thin Democratic majorities in Congress, Biden will be forced to tread carefully and not hand Republicans too large a target to exploit. Biden can be thankful for one thing: Trump will not have his Twitter account to make mischief from Day One.
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Former FBI Director James Comey eviscerated President Donald Trump, his supporters, and the Republican Party in an interview with The Guardian. Comey also criticized Trump's personal character, saying his lies make him "uniquely able to bend people." Former FBI Director James Comey said that the Republican Party needs to be "burned down or changed," and called the pro-Trump Capitol riot "our own Chernobyl" in a searing interview with The Guardian published Tuesday. In the interview, Comey called for a different conservative party, saying the GOP as it exists is "built on lies and racism and know-nothingism." "What Donald Trump has done for the last five years is attack the building from the outside to weaken its foundation," Comey told The Guardian.
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Opinion | ‘Stop the Steal’ Didn’t Start With Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Jamelle Bouie | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
To explain the attack on the Capitol, you can’t just turn your focus to Donald Trump and his enablers. You must also look at the individuals and institutions that fanned fears of “voter fraud” to the point of hysteria among conservative voters, long before Trump. Put another way, the difference between a riot seeking to overturn an election and an effort to suppress opposing votes is one of legality, not intent. And the residents of cemeteries have infamously shown up at the polls on Election Day. The Republican National Committee supported this push, claiming to have evidence that thousands of voters had cast more than one ballot in the same election.
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A progressive group is urging corporations to stop contributing to the Federalist Society after one of the conservative legal organization's leaders was featured at last week's rally that preceded the deadly riot on Capitol Hill. The Federalist Society's 2019 annual report shows that the five companies combined to give up to $400,000 to the group. That report is the most recent available on the Federalist Society's website. The Federalist Society did not return CNBC's requests for comment. The Federalist Society lists Eastman as chairman of its Federalism & Separation of Powers practice group.
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Mark Leffingwell of Seattle, who faces charges for assaulting a police officer, is an Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD and traumatic brain injury, his lawyer told a judge. Lonnie Coffman, a 70-year-old Alabama man arrested for having explosives in his truck, takes multiple drugs for mental illness, his lawyer told the judge in a hearing this week. Inside his truck, they found an AR-15-style rifle, a shotgun, a crossbow, several machetes, smoke grenades and 11 Molotov cocktails. Two other men, Eric Munchel and Larry Brock, both were photographed inside the Capitol carrying zip ties, commonly used as a handcuff. Michael Curzio, arrested at the front of a crowd inside the Capitol, had recently served a prison sentence in Florida for attempted murder.
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But for many grass-roots Republicans, the episode at the Capitol was not the inflection point that some Republicans in Washington assumed it would be. to start a local Trump-centric third party. Even in blue states, Republican leaders find themselves still grappling with Mr. Trump’s politics of grievance. In the New Jersey State Senate, Republicans were split on a resolution condemning Mr. Trump for inciting the riot in the Capitol. Since Mr. Trump’s 2016 victory, 91 of the 168 positions on the Republican National Committee have turned over, with virtually all of the newcomers elected by Trump-aligned state parties.
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20,000 guardsmen to deploy for Biden inauguration
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Lisa Lambert | Makini Brice | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Congress acted to impeach him, President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged his supporters to shun violence as the National Guard prepared to deploy at least 20,000 troops in Washington for the Jan. 20 swearing-in of his successor Joe Biden. About 8,000 National Guard troops were on hand for Trump’s 2016 inauguration, Reuters reported at the time. While the House of Representatives debated a formal charge of “incitement of insurrection,” Trump and the Republican National Committee called for an end to violence ahead of the Inauguration. Incoming troops will be responsible for securing the city before Biden’s inauguration, with new fencing engulfing the Capitol area. Two officials said some National Guard troops were deputized as Capitol Police officers to carry out law enforcement functions if needed.
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Pence made that clear in a Tuesday night letter on White House stationary to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "They're telling him he can't," one of the GOP sources close to the White House said. And a wave of recent departures also came from top White House staffers citing the attack on the Capitol.. "This is him by himself and it is something that has never happened before," said one former senior Trump administration official. I just think that's a goofy theory," said the former Trump administration official.
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ET Capitol Riot Live Updates: Federal Authorities Sound a Warning; Trump Urges No Violence The deadly breach at the Capitol will be a “significant driver of violence” for armed extremists who are targeting the presidential inauguration, according to a bulletin issued by federal authorities. “In lights of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Mr. Trump said. Shortly before Mr. Trump’s statement was released, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader, spoke on the House floor, pinning blame on Mr. Trump for the attack. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who stood by the president during lesser controversies, told his associates that he believed Mr. Trump had committed impeachable offenses. The House is expected to impeach Mr. Trump, for the second time, on Wednesday.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Business software maker Inc said on Monday it had “taken action” to prevent its tools from being used by the U.S. Republican National Committee in ways that could lead to further violence around the country’s presidential transition. “We are all deeply troubled by the terrible events of January 6,” Salesforce spokeswoman Cheryl Sanclemente said, referring to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storming the Capitol. “And while we all hope that they are never repeated, sadly there remains a risk of politically incited violence across the country.”The statement added the RNC has been a long-standing customer. The RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Salesforce did not immediately respond to request to specify the preventative action taken.
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Supporters gathered Fencing Supporters marching to the Capitol Barricades Washington Monument NATIONAL MALL U.S. Capitol Tidal Basin 500 feet WASHINGTON, D.C. White House N Pennsylvania Ave. Trump speech Supporters already at the Capitol Constitution Ave. Supporters gathered Fencing Supporters marching to the Capitol Barricades Washington Monument NATIONAL MALL U.S. Capitol Tidal Basin 500 feet N WASHINGTON, D.C. White House Pennsylvania Ave. Trump speech Supporters already at the Capitol Constitution Ave. Supporters gathered NATIONAL MALL U.S. Capitol Supporters marching to the Capitol Tidal Basin Fencing BarricadesThe day’s events were captured by protesters and witnesses who live-streamed the action or posted the scenes on social media. 12:53 p.m. Northwest side of the Capitol Elijah Schaffer via TwitterThe mob quickly breaks through three additional barricades, forcing officers back onto the west Capitol steps. 2:16 p.m. Hall outside Senate chamber Win Mcnamee/Getty ImagesThe Siege Continues Thousands reach the Capitol.
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House Dems briefed about threats to the Capitol following attack
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Nbc News | ) + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSHouse Dems briefed about threats to the Capitol following attack House Democrats have been briefed on security concerns including specific threats to the Capitol following the attack last week, three sources familiar with the briefing told NBC News. The officials in the briefing also provided updates about the newly constructed perimeter around the Capitol and the increasing number of National Guard troops securing it. There were also questions about increased threats that members may face as a result of the upcoming impeachment vote on Wednesday. Last week, Hong Kong police arrested over 50 pro-democracy figures for allegedly violating a stringent new national security law in a sweeping crackdown on opposition. In addition to the violence at the Capitol, two pipe bombs were left at the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which is nearby.
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SEE NEW POSTSComey says FBI warning about possible violence at 50 state capitols is 'very, very unusual' Former FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that an FBI bulletin about potential violence at 50 state capitol buildings is "very, very unusual." This is something law enforcement was built for," he said in an interview on NBC's "TODAY" show. Hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the streets in 2019 to protest against a controversial extradition bill. Last week, Hong Kong police arrested over 50 pro-democracy figures for allegedly violating a stringent new national security law in a sweeping crackdown on opposition. In addition to the violence at the Capitol, two pipe bombs were left at the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which is nearby.
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Feds consider sedition and conspiracy charges in probe of pro-Trump Capitol riot
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Dan Mangan | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Federal authorities said Tuesday they expect to soon charge hundreds of people in connection with the Capitol riot. Officials added that they have directed a task force to gather evidence for prosecutions for sedition and conspiracy. "We are looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy," said Michael Sherwin, acting United States attorney for the District of Columbia. A number of those cases have involved relatively minor charges, but Sherwin said he expected charges to be upgraded for some people. "We're going to focus on the most significant charges," Sherwin said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Michael Sherwin, Sherwin, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden's Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Officials, District of Columbia, FBI, Justice Department, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, Trump Locations: Washington D.C, States
Attorneys for Dominion and Smartmatic, another election technology company, have warned of potential lawsuits against President Donald Trump, Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News. On Friday, Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Sidney Powell, an architect of the conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election. Smartmatic, the rival company Powell claims is secretly in cahoots with Dominion, does have ties to Venezuela. Even before the 2020 election, Trump has frequently made false claims about voting being rigged against him. Coomer is suing Trump, Powell, Giuliani, and various other right-wing figures and organizations over those claims.
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Donald Trump's money faucet is getting turned off
  + stars: | 2021-01-11 | by ( Chris Isidore | Cnn Business | ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
But New York state criminal investigators looking into Trump's business practices have subpoenaed the bank about its lending relationship with the Trump Organization. Last week's events could increase the calls on the government to end its contract with the Trump Organization. But the actions of last week only accelerated companies deciding to no longer do business with Trump, Bookbinder said. "I think unquestionably he would have held on to more of it without last week's events," he said. "I don't know that the demographic of his absolute die hard base is a good fit for his high end businesses," D'Antonio said.
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One person was fatally shot during the riot, and a Capitol policeman has now died of injuries he sustained while defending the Capitol. Note whom Secretary Miller and Chairman Milley did NOT speak to: President Trump. The security of the nation’s capital is complicated due to overlapping jurisdictions between local government and federal agencies. Federal agencies retain the primary responsibility for securing the Capitol. He urged the crowd to assault the Capitol, and did very little to stop the violence once the riot started.
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(Reuters) - A voting machine company sued former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, accusing her of spreading false conspiracy theories about November’s election that Republican President Donald Trump lost to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoDenver-based Dominion Voting Systems Inc filed the case in federal court in Washington, alleging defamation and seeking $1.3 billion in damages. The Trump campaign also did not immediately responds to an e-mail seeking comment. Trump had referred to Powell as one of his “wonderful lawyers and representatives” in a Nov. 14 tweet. Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security for the voting technology company, sued Powell, the Trump campaign, and others for defamation in a Colorado court last month.
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FBI offers reward for details of those behind Washington pipe bombs
  + stars: | 2021-01-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A notice requesting information on person(s) responsible for pipe bombs left at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters features a surveillance photograph taken in Washington, U.S. January 6, 2021. FBI/Handout via REUTERS(Reuters) - The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information on the individuals responsible for placing pipe bombs in the committee headquarters of the key U.S. political parties in the capital, the agency said. Many law enforcement agencies received reports on Wednesday of two suspected devices, one each at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee, the FBI said in a statement on Twitter. “The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction,” the agency’s Washington field office added. Senators and Congressmen were forced to evacuate after hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the legislative building, smashing windows and engaging in looting.
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A Chicago-area tech CEO has been arrested and charged with unlawful entry to the US Capitol during the riots in Washington, DC on Wednesday, US Capitol Police said on Thursday. "My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so," he continued. In a separate statement, Rukstale's company, Cogensia, said they had placed the CEO on a leave of absence while they "assess further." In his statement, Rukstales said that he regretted that he had brought embarrassment to his family, colleagues, friends, and "fellow countrymen." "I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I regret my part in that," he told the network, adding that the violence was "terrible."
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Federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin on Thursday described arrests made during the riots in the US Capitol. He said that one man had been arrested carrying 11 Molotov cocktails that were "ready to go" and a semi-automatic rifle. Capitol Police in a separate statement said its officers were attacked with metal pipes and chemicals. A man arrested during the riots at the US Capitol was carrying 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Among those facing federal charges was the unnamed man arrested with the Molotov cocktails, a type of makeshift explosive.
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ET Live Updates: Democrats Look to Impeachment as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s White House The assistant speaker of the House said Democrats could vote on impeachment next week. With less than two weeks left of Mr. Trump’s presidency, a wave of resignations hits his cabinet. The prospect of actually short-circuiting Mr. Trump’s tenure in its last days appeared remote. Sidney Powell and others, including President Trump, have been spreading elaborate conspiracy theories since Election Day about Dominion voting machines. Matthew Pottinger, deputy national security adviser Mr. Pottinger has been Mr. Trump’s deputy national security adviser since 2019.
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Dominion Voting Systems on Friday brought a $1.3 billion defamation suit against the conservative lawyer Sidney Powell, alleging that her false and outlandish claims about fraud in the 2020 election "caused unprecedented harm." Dominion, the supplier of voting machines to Georgia and other states and counties, brought the suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington. The suit lists "Defending the Republic, Inc.," a company Powell has used for fundraising purposes, as a defendant alongside Powell. Clare, speaking to reporters on a call after the suit was filed, suggested that Trump himself could be sued. "Sidney Powell and others created and disseminated these lies, assisted and amplified by a range of media platforms," he said.
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DC Police Chief Robert Contee III said during a press conference late Wednesday evening that three people died earlier in the day due to medical conditions amid rioters' violent takeover of the US Capitol building. One adult female and two adult males were reported dead on or around the Capitol grounds in separate "medical emergencies," Contee said. "One adult female and two adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies" on or around Capitol grounds, Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths." The deaths came in addition to a woman who was fatally shot by a US Capitol Police officer as armed and violent rioters stormed the Capitol building, breaching police lines and assaulting officers. MPD made just 52 arrests on Wednesday, 26 of which were made on Capitol grounds, according to Contee, despite Bowser enacting a 6:00 p.m ET curfew.
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