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Several Democratic members of Congress have alleged that the mob at the US Capitol had help from people with insider knowledge of the building. On Tuesday, New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherril released a Facebook Live video claiming she saw several members of Congress taking people on "reconnaissance" tours on January 5. Several Congressional Democrats have alleged the January 6 breach of the Capitol Building was aided by people on the inside. But on Tuesday, New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill went further and released a 13-minute Facebook Live video in which she suggested that members of Congress were also complicit in the attack. Sherill said she witnessed members of Congress escort people through the Capitol Building on January 5, and referred to it as "reconnaissance" for the January 6 insurrection.
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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, told reporters Wednesday that he was aware of the names of some of those congressmen, but wouldn’t reveal their identities. "I’ve heard a couple, but I'm gonna wait to make sure we get verification," Ryan said. Ryan added that the allegations had “been passed on” to authorities “as early as Wednesday night, Thursday morning last week." "We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our country," she said in remarks on the House floor. Guardsmen, who have ready-to-eat military provisions known as MREs, are also taking advantage of the Capitol market, where members and staff typically purchase salads, sandwiches and burgers.
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House Democrat asks FBI to investigate 'reconnaissance' tours claims
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSHouse Democrat asks FBI to investigate 'reconnaissance' tours claims Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., said she has requested an FBI investigation into allegations she made Tuesday that that some members of Congress led people through the Capitol on a "reconnaissance" tour of the building a day the riot last Wednesday. Ryan added that the allegations had “been passed on” to authorities “as early as Wednesday night, Thursday morning last week." "We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our country," she said in remarks on the House floor. Buck deflected the question, saying, "The people who came into the Capitol are the people responsible for that action. The exchange happened just before the House prepared to vote on an article of impeachment.
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SEE NEW POSTSTo resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. That's why with a heavy heart and clear resolve, I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment," Newhouse said, to cheers from Democrats in the chamber. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack'
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
SEE NEW POSTSMcCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in remarks on the House floor that Trump is to blame for last Wednesday's attack on the Capitol — but he shouldn't be impeached for it. "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. McCarthy, however, said he opposes impeaching Trump, suggesting the censure of the president and a bipartisan commission to investigate the events leading up to the riot might be the better options. Pelosi delivers remarks on impeachment: Trump presents a 'clear and present danger' Jan. 13, 2021 07:17 Share this -
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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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A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Katie Rogers | Dave Philipps | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Now it’s given to you with one YouTube video.”In an introductory video of sorts that she released last week, Ms. Boebert was shown walking against a Washington backdrop with a gun holstered at her waistline. “I refuse to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights,” she said to the camera. In her short time in office, Ms. Boebert has already sparred with a Republican colleague over security lapses at the Capitol last week and expressed interest in bringing her gun to work. Her Twitter account was temporarily suspended after she spread the falsehood that the presidential election was rigged. He added that defiance by lawmakers was “a sign of how obnoxious things have become for some of these folks who were supporting Donald Trump.
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Sending National Guard to Washington could slow U.S. vaccine hand out
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Richard Cowan | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The need to divert National Guard troops to Washington to provide security for next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden could hinder the distribution of coronavirus vaccines in various U.S. states, a Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: National Guard troops stand watch on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2021. As many as 15,000 National Guard troops have been authorized to be sent to Washington. That’s just food for thought about the ripple effect happening because of what we’re dealing with in Washington,” Ryan told reporters. Ryan did not provide details on how many people might have to delay getting vaccinated if National Guard troops from various states come to Washington.
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No federal officials have held public briefings about the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. After Insider inquired about the lack of public briefings, the Justice Department announced it would host one at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Nearly a week after a mob stormed the US Capitol building, not a single federal official has hosted a public briefing to inform Americans about what happened, and what the federal government is doing to bring insurrectionists to justice. Neither Rosen nor Wray has given a public briefing, and neither are expected to participate in a briefing to members of Congress about the chaos, according to The Wall Street Journal. After Insider inquired about the lack of public briefings, the Justice Department announced it would host one at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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Federal agents arrested Mostofsky, the son of a New York judge, on charges that he was among the protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The son of a New York City judge was arrested Tuesday on federal charges connected to his role in a riot by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol last week. A video interview of Mostofsky shows him carrying the riot shield and wearing the police vest. Trump faces likely impeachment this week because of the riot, and dozens of people have been arrested on various charges connected to the incident. "I don't think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million," Aaron Mostofsky told The Post last week.
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A Kentucky state trooper has been reassigned after attending the January 6 pro-Trump rally that turned into a deadly riot at the US Capitol. The trooper attended the rally with his family but left before the riot began, a spokesperson said. A Kentucky state trooper has been reassigned after attending the January 6 pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC that turned into a deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. The trooper attended the rally with his family and left before the rioting and attack on the Capitol began, a Kentucky State Police spokesperson told the Kentucky Herald-Leader. "The horrific acts that took place last week on sacred national grounds are completely unacceptable," Philip Burnett Jr., the acting Kentucky State Police commissioner, said in a statement.
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Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were suspended and at least 10 more are under investigation over the deadly pro-Trump insurrection last week, a congressman said Monday. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who chairs one of the committees that oversees the federal law enforcement agency, told reporters that one of the officers was suspended immediately for appearing to take a selfie with members of the mob. Another officer was suspended after he was seen with a Make American Great Again hat on and directing people inside the building, Ryan said. Ryan said another 10-15 officers were being investigated, though he couldn't provide details on the extent of those investigations. Five people died during the assault, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who was reportedly bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher.
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Passage would make Trump, a Republican, the only U.S. president ever to be impeached twice. A Senate conviction could also lead to Trump being barred from holding public office again, ending his potential 2024 presidential bid before it begins. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy told his members on Monday that Trump had acknowledged some blame for the violence, and McCarthy said he agreed with the president’s self-assessment, according to a House Republican aide. CONVICTION UNLIKELYHouse Democrats impeached Trump in December 2019 for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden, but the Republican-controlled Senate voted not to convict him. Even if the House impeaches Trump again, the Senate is not scheduled to return to Washington until Jan. 19.
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Two members of the US Capitol Police have been suspended, according to Rep. Tim Ryan. One officer took a selfie with an insurrectionist, and the other gave them a tour of the building, Ryan said. Another individual was arrested, but it isn't clear if they were a member of the Capitol Police or National Guard, Ryan said. Two members of the US Capitol Police have been suspended after welcoming pro-Trump rioters into the Capitol building during the insurrection last Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan told reporters Monday. Amid the violence, a video circulated on social media showing one officer taking a selfie with an individual entering the Capitol building.
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ET Live Updates: Homeland Security Chief Resigns; State Capitols Under Threat Capitol Police have suspended two officers. “I can assure you we have a heightened, heightened level of security,” Mr. Newsom said. Credit... Paul Sancya/Associated Press The Michigan State Capitol Commission voted unanimously on Monday to ban the open carry of weapons in the state Capitol in Lansing. Bill Belichick, the coach of the New England Patriots, publicly supported President Trump when he ran for office. Mr. Trump, who leaves office in less than two weeks, has been long been associated with the Patriots.
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Justice Dept. Pursues at Least 150 Suspects in Capitol Riot
  + stars: | 2021-01-11 | by ( Katie Benner | Adam Goldman | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the F.B.I. have embarked on a nationwide manhunt to track down scores of people who attacked the Capitol last week, according to law enforcement officials, as they grapple with the fallout from the widespread government failure to protect the building. Investigators are pursuing more than 150 suspects for prosecution, a total that is almost certain to grow, an official said. Analysts are also scouring intelligence to identify any role that domestic terrorist organizations or foreign adversaries may have played in radicalizing Americans who were among the rioters, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigations. The Capitol Police have also opened internal inquiries into about 10 to 15 officers’ actions during the violence, though the nature of the inquiries were unclear, and Mr. Ryan cautioned that he had seen no sign that any officers helped coordinate the attack.
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But this is not the first time communication issues between the Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies have hindered a threat response in the nation’s capital. At that 2015 hearing, Lofgren suggested that communication between the law enforcement agencies needed to have a protocol so such issues would be avoided. OverwhelmedOn Wednesday, when thousands of violent rioters approached the Capitol, Capitol Police — along with Washington Metropolitan Police officers there to assist them — were overwhelmed. The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association also condemned Wednesday’s law enforcement leadership, saying in a statement: “The security failures we saw demand accountability on all levels. For too long, the U.S. Capitol Police has suffered, as well as other federal law enforcement agencies, from a lack of leadership at their highest levels.”
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Several told Reuters that top Capitol security officials had assured them they would be safe ahead of the planned protests and that everything was under control. In interviews with Reuters and in public statements, lawmakers fumed over the failure of the Capitol Police - a 2,000-member force dedicated to guarding the Capitol Grounds - and other agencies. Earlier in the day, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund released a statement praising his officers’ response to an overwhelming situation. No one could get on the Capitol grounds and police had plenty of manpower to handle any incidents, the lawmakers said security officials told them. “The next thing you know, you turn on the TV and they’re swinging from the Capitol building with flags,” Ryan said in a video news conference with reporters.
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Reuters spoke with Weathers about what has divided the United States – and how to bring it back together. Q: How exactly did CEO Action for Racial Equity come about? A: For almost four years we have been part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, which PwC chair Tim Ryan helped launch and now has 1,500 organizations and CEOs signed on. CEO Action on Racial Equity is basically a spinoff of that, after the George Floyd killing and all the events last summer. These individuals who are protesting are putting forth a desire for change and are advocating basic principles of social justice: equity, rights, participation.
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The US Capitol Police Force is under fire for its poor handling of Wednesday's insurrection at the Capitol Building. Protesters also documented the carnival-like atmosphere within the building during the siege and recorded themselves looting and vandalizing the building. Critics of the law enforcement response said officers' relative calm was in stark contrast to how Black Lives Matter protesters were handled. The US Capitol Police Force is under fire for the way it handled Wednesday's insurrection at Capitol Hill, as officers were filmed taking selfies with rioters and appearing to help them move back barricades and open doors. Protesters who seemed as intent on chronicling the breach as participating in it posed for selfies with police officers and uploaded the images to social media.
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ET Live Updates: Democrats Talk of Impeachment as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s White House The assistant speaker of the House said Democrats could vote on impeachment next week. The prospect of actually short-circuiting Mr. Trump’s tenure in its last days appeared remote. (The Democrat-led House already impeached Mr. Trump once in December 2019, and he was acquitted in the Senate. But the first family has discussed leaving the White House for good on Jan. 19, the day before the inauguration. Matthew Pottinger, deputy national security adviser Mr. Pottinger has been Mr. Trump’s deputy national security adviser since 2019.
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Here's a running list of those lawmakers making those calls:SenateSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.HouseSpeaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.Rep. Ayanna Presley, D-Mass. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis.Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga.Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill.Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif.Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y.Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif.Rep. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn.Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif.Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del.
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FILE PHOTO: National Guard members walk behind a fence installed in front of the U.S. Capitol, a day after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump occupied the Capitol building, in Washington, U.S. January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie KeithOfficers in the 2,000-member Capitol Police fell back as the crowds advanced on Wednesday, allowing Trump supporters angry about his election defeat into the chambers of Congress to disrupt Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. In contrast, the streets around the Capitol were open on Wednesday morning, and scatterings of Capitol Police stood at low metal barriers resembling bicycle racks. On Thursday, crews installed seven foot (2 m) fencing around the Capitol building. A senior administration official said the Capitol Police had rejected offers for additional training from the Department of Defense ahead of the incident.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund to resign on Thursday, after officers of the federal force charged with protecting Congress allowed supporters of President Donald Trump to storm the Capitol, sending lawmakers fleeing. “He hasn’t even called us since this happened,” Pelosi said of Sund during a news conference, adding that she made it known she would call for his resignation. “Many of our Capitol Police just acted so bravely and with such concern for the staff, the members, for the Capitol ... and they deserve our gratitude. But there was a failure at the top of the Capitol Police,” Pelosi said. On Thursday, crews installed seven-foot (2 m) fencing around the Capitol building.
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Pro-Trump protesters entered the US Capitol and ransacked congressional offices with apparent ease on Wednesday. Capitol Police officers, whose jobs are to protect the building, were outnumbered and ill equipped, former law-enforcement officials told news outlets. "They were overwhelmed, they did not have the resources," Charles Ramsey, a former Washington, DC, police chief, told The New York Times. Capitol Police officers try to stop Trump supporters from entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Several members of Congress have called for an investigation into the law-enforcement response to the mob.
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