21 January 2022
Biden administration calls on Turkey to "immediately release" political prisoner Osman Kavala & resolve case against US citizen prof Henri Barkey @hbarkey. Strong statement from State Dept:
Working Fire 7300 block Georgia Ave NW. DC firefighters have extinguished remaining hotspots and declared fire under control. No injuries reported. No displacements. Investigators on scene working to determine cause
Working Fire 7300 block Georgia Ave NW. Fire 1st floor ceiling extension to 2nd floor 2 story mixed occupancy building. Fire knocked down. checking for extension. No injuries reported
Box Alarm 7300 block Georgia Ave NW. 2 story building with fire 2nd floor
@POTUS promises he will work to "bring a responsible end to wars that have dragged on for far too long" while also protecting the US from terrorism
Biden says he will never hesitate to use force to defend America's interests when necessary, but stresses he believes force "should be a tool of last resort, not first." "I understand the full weight of what it means to ask young proud Americans to stand in the breach
Vice President Harris in remarks at the Pentagon: "We will fight to win”
Defense Secretary Austin says the visit by the president and vice president to the Pentagon "shows the importance that they place on our national security
[email protected] says he has faith @POTUS will make sure US has the "most capable fighting force" on the planet
Proud Boys member charged in Capitol attack tells federal judge "he was responding to the entreaties" of then-President Trump. "The President maintained the election had been stolen & it was the duty of loyal citizens to 'stop the steal,'" said his lawyers
"I wouldn't expect any imminent travel" for @SecBlinken (who has received both doses of the CoronavirusVaccine), says @StateDeptSpox. "We are very closely monitoring (pandemic) conditions here in the United States and around the world
US State Department: Houthi leaders will continue to be classified as terrorists
US State Department: The Houthis must stop their hostilities
Biden makes his first visit to the Pentagon in Washington
Trump's political operation paid at least $3.5 million to Jan. 6 organizers. Full amount may never be known because shell companies were used. (a loophole that urgently needs fixing) Per: Center for Responsive Politics (@OpenSecretsDC) Source
11 month ago
No update on a date for @POTUS to address a joint session of Congress, says @PressSec. Asked if a remote speech is possible, she replies: "There are a range of options under discussion
DC firefighters Engine 11 "Oh Thank Heaven" in Columbia Heights took advantage of a mild morning to drill their probationary firefighter on different styles of nozzles and their uses. Every day is a training day
11 month ago
"We are stepping up our diplomacy to end the war" in Yemen via the UN-led process, says @PressSec, reacting to the KSA airport attack
11 month ago
"The vast majority of people will be turned away" who are seeking asylum at the US border, says @PressSec. "This is not the time to come
11 month ago
Also working with partners and allies on the right way to put pressure on the Myanmar military in wake of the BurmaCoup, says @PressSec
11 month ago
Re-opening schools for one day per week in the first 100 days of the administration amid the coronavirus pandemic is a "bar we're trying to leap over and exceed," says @PressSec
11 month ago
"He will have more to say about actions being taken" in response to the BurmaCoup at 13:00 EST (18:00 UTC) says @PressSec when asked if @POTUS will be announcing sanctions
11 month ago
"The president's last COVID test was last Thursday. It was negative," says @PressSec, explaining @POTUS physician believes prudent to test him every two weeks as he's been administered the CoronavirusVaccine
Biden admin plans to roll out sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over their involvement in a coup earlier this month
The US condemns Maduro's censorship: "Venezuelans deserve free elections, not a government that silences the media"
MPD reports the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue, SE, between 15th Street and Stanton Road is closed due to a multi-vehicle
President Biden now has access to the entirety of Trump's private conversations with Putin — including the ones he ordered hidden in the NSC's top-secret codeword system to limit access, Politico reports
Biden NSC has access to Trump's foreign leader calls, plus: Trump lawyer John Eisenberg, who concealed some of those calls in secret NSC server, is now one of Trump's representatives handling records requests from the new White House
Steve Bannon on Trump defense: "The strategy is not working.this is asymmetric information warfare: Democrats argue a coherent made-for-TV fantasy that works on an emotional level. Lindsey Graham's team argues the constitution and nobody cares. Changes needed and needed now"
Senators in a letter to Biden: Erdogan wages a purge campaign against independent judges
54 members of the US Senate accuse Erdogan of marginalizing the opposition and silencing the media
11 month ago
6 Senate Republicans voted with 50 Democrats to proceed with the impeachment trial against former President Trump: ; Sen. Cassidy ; Sen. Collins ; Sen. Murkowski ; Sen. Romney ; Sen. Sasse ; Sen. Toomey
The US Senate votes 56-44 to proceed with the impeachment trial
Trump's defense lawyer decided to discredit the impeachment process by playing a super-cut of tens of Democrats and regular Americans saying "Trump should be impeached", set against the soundtrack of solemn music
4300 blk Jay St NE-DC in Deanwood. One woman and two men have been injured. One of the males is the suspect. Injuries so far sound serious but hopefully not life-threatening
Trump defense attorney: "The American people are smart enough to pick a new Administration... and they just did"
400 Bl. of Jay St. N.E. DCFD is responding for reports of a confirmed stabbing. Initial reports also are coming in an individual was stabbed in the Head and Neck area. A Second patient has been found with a stab wound to the abdomen
"Senators this cannot be our future. This cannot be the future of America. We cannot have presidents inciting and mobilizing mob violence against our government," an incredibly emotional @RepRaskin closes the House managers impeachment argument
Every day in DC, about 18 vehicles are stolen. These stolen vans, cars, motorcycles & trucks cost victims time AND money. Stolen vehicles are often used to commit other crimes. Learn more about how to protect against auto theft:
Spokesperson for the US State Department: We are using multiple means to monitor Iran's missile program and prevent it from developing it
Asked for comment after WHO said its "extremely unlikely" coronavirus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, State Department spokesman points out Jan. 15th 'Fact Sheet' issued before Pompeo left office says "the virus's origin remains uncertain"
The White House: President Biden will not monitor Trump's trial and will not make his opinion on legal grounds
State Department: 'The jury's still out' on China's transparency when it comes to coronavirus investigation: spokesman
Prosecutor Team Leader: Trump's trial aims to protect us from presidents who are trying to replace people's power and sovereignty with a mob law
11 month ago
"Increasing minimum wage is a way to ensure workers are pulled out of poverty," says @PressSec
11 month ago
Jan. 6 actions by Trump were a "threat to our democracy," says @PressSec when again asked about @JoeBiden stance on the impeachment
No family member will have an office in the @WhiteHouse or be involved in any policy making, replies @PressSec when asked about @POTUS son-in-law Howard Krein, who unofficially advised candidate @JoeBiden during the Election2020 campaign on potential coronavirus response plans
11 month ago
On TrumpImpeachmentTrial getting underway today, @PressSec says @POTUS won't opine on it nor will he be watching it
11 month ago
"I would expect this would be the first of many engagements" with US business leaders that @POTUS is holding today, says @PressSec. "I would look at it as a conversation with leaders
11 month ago
"The visit has special resonance, coming during Black History Month," says @PressSec of Wednesday's planned visit by @POTUS to the @DeptofDefense
DC firefighters responded to 500 calls on Monday, February 8th. There were 146 critical and 256 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 98 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire
Washington informs WHO that it will switch from an observer to a participant in the fight against Coronavirus
Box Alarm Calvert St & Cliffborne Pl. NW. Smoke condition result of electrical issue 2nd floor. Incident under control. DC firefighters downscaling the scene
Box Alarm Calvert St @ Cliffborne Pl. NW. Units on scene requested the Box Alarm for smoke on 2nd floor of 3 story commercial building. Working to locate the source
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