24 September 2021
[email protected]_Cheney says she'll vote to impeach Trump
The chairman of @HouseForeign, @RepGregoryMeeks, and the ranking @GOP member, @RepMcCaul, have released a statement on the demotion of @pwidakuswara
Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) reacts to being incl'd on "good persons"/"bad persons" list of Alabama man arrested for bringing explosives & guns to Capitol. Carson: "These were not idle threats. These were planned and organized measures to take my life, my colleagues' lives
Both the top Dem & Republican on House Foreign Affairs demanding answers on why Voice of America reassigned its White House reporter after she tried to question Pompeo: "This is the United States of America–we do not punish our journalists for seeking answers to their questions"
8 month ago
CDC requiring a negative Covid-19 test for all air passengers entering the U.S. starting on Jan. 26. "Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs," the CDC says in a statement
GOP Rep. John Katko becomes first House Republican to back Trump impeachment
D) Blodgett: Thank you in advance for your corporation with the United States Capitol Police and Sergeant at Arms staff during the screening process. Additionally, Members are reminded that they are required to wear masks when entering and while in the Chamber
The alt-right conspiracy theorist Patrick Byrne is tossed off Twitter
NYT: Senator Mitch McConnell is said to believe President Trump committed impeachable offenses, and to be pleased Democrats are moving to impeach him
Republican @senrobportman calls on Donald Trump "to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful & refrain from violence" "If our nation experiences addt'l violence & destruction at the hands of his supporters.he will bear responsibility"
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): "I call on President Trump to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful and refrain from violence"
@senrobportman: "Today, I call on President Trump to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful and refrain from violence"
"The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process." - Message to the Joint Force from Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley and the rest of the Joint Chiefs
Criminal complaint for DSM accused Capitol rioter Doug Jensen out. Says he's an adherent of the QAnon conspiracy theory & admitted to @DMPolice he chased a USCP officer (as seen on video), said he wanted his shirt seen on video so Q could get the credit8 month ago
Criminal complaint for DSM accused Capitol rioter Doug Jensen out. Says he's an adherent of the QAnon conspiracy theory & admitted to @DMPolice he chased a USCP officer (as seen on video), said he wanted his shirt seen on video so Q could "get the credit"
A) Schumer: What Trump did today, blaming others for what he caused is a pathological technique used by the worst of dictators. Trump causes the anger, he causes the divisiveness, he foments the violence and blames others for it. That is despicable
DOJ says "we're looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy," charges that have prison terms of up to 20 years. "You will be charged and you will be found," acting US attorney in DC Michael Sherwin says
Acting Attorney General in Washington: There are people who planted bombs and explosive devices around the Congress building after it was stormed
Acting Attorney General in Washington: Those who planted bombs and explosive devices around the Congress building during its storming will be arrested and held accountable
DOJ says pipe bombs planted at RNC/DNC were real devices with timers. Looking at if this was coordinated effort with command and control @fox5dc
The Capitol grounds are essentially a crime scene, says Michael Sherling, acting US Atty D.C
Acting DC US Atty Michael Sherwin says that the Capitol "is a crime scene." Predicts "hundreds of cases"
FBI says it has opened over 160 cases since U.S. Capitol riot last week and "that's just the tip of the iceberg." More than 100,000 tips received, head of D.C. field office says
8 month ago
Trump, in remarks from Texas, says "now is the time for our nation to heal." He then talks about the foundation of the "MAGA agenda" being law and order
8 month ago
President Donald Trump speaking now: "The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for
Trump at a section of the border wall, Alamo, Texas8 month ago
Trump at a section of the border wall, Alamo, Texas
[email protected] on a press call just now said she believes the new Democratic Senators - Ossoff, Warnock and Padilla - will be sworn in on January 19th
8 month ago
US ambassador to UN Kelly Craft was expected to arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday and meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. Now her visit, as well as Pompeo's scheduled Europe trip, have all been cancelled
DOJ says it arrested a 45-year-old Chicago man for allegedly threatening violence at the inauguration. Here's the voicemail they say he left for a House member
U.S. Army working with Secret Service to see if any soldiers deploying to nation's capital require "additional background screening," spokesman says. Army and FBI looking at who took part in U.S. Capitol riot to "determine if the individuals have any connection to the Army
Canceling the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Belgium, which was scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday
Rep. Maxine Waters tells @nbcwashington - "I do not feel safe and I'm still I still haven't decided that I would attend the inauguration"
The assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office should probably expedite his resignation letter
Senator Cassidy shares a picture of a man he says US Capitol Police want for questioning in connection with the murder of Capitol Police Officer Sicknick
Reps. Debbie Dingell and Anthony Brown have introduced legislation that would impose $1,000 fines on any Member of Congress refusing to wear a mask on Capitol Grounds during the COVID19 pandemic
Chilling new details on Lonnie Coffman, the man arrested for bringing explosives & guns to the Capitol. Police found a note containing list of "bad persons" (incl'g a judge) & "good persons," & contact info for right-wing pundits Mark Levin & Hannity and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex)
Md Gov. Hogan said the state is doubling its National Guard presence in D.C. from 500 to 1,000
Chuck Schumer, Leader of the Democrats in the Senate: The travel ban should be applied to those who participated in the storming of Congress
A total of 15,000 National Guard members have now been activated and will deploy to Washington, D.C., to help provide security in the run-up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
Yesterday State announced Pompeo was traveling to Brussels on Jan 13-14. Today State announces that all State travel has been canceled, including Pompeo's trip to Europe, as department prepares transition efforts
A day before the riots in Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and "war": Washington Post
For weeks, Trump had urged his supporters to go to D.C. to stop the certification of election results. Several simultaneous rallies are planned, including the "wild rally" on the Capitol lawn, as this supporter-made map shows
Another arrest. A NY man is accused of taking a police shield after unlawfully entering US Capitol on Jan
GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik loses her post at Harvard over her lies about election fraud
Federal prosecutors in DC have obtained the first indictments of individuals for activities in or related to the Jan. 6th Capitol riot. Mark Leffingwell was indicted under the federal anti-riot act used in civil unrest cases last year
The U.S. attorney's office in D.C. says it will begin investigating assaults and threats against journalists who were covering the Capitol riot
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who last week said he and President Trump had a "hell of a journey" but it was time to "count me out" because "enough was enough," is flying to Texas on Air Force One today, per the pool
Just on @MSNBC: During a briefing on security threats, House Democrats were reminded that the purchase of a bulletproof vest is a "reimbursable expense
Rep. Brad Schneider says he tested positive for COVID19, becoming the third Democrat to do so after sheltering at the Capitol with several Republicans who were unmasked for "several hours" during Wednesday's siege
Secretary of State on U.S. Capitol riot: "What happened that day was terrible, and I have said repeatedly that those people who engaged in this activity need to be identified, prosecuted, and they are criminals and ought to be treated as such," Pompeo tells @hughhewitt
DC Attorney General says Trump, others, 'hyped up' crowd that stormed Capitol building
Trump considers the ban imposed by social media platforms a "catastrophic mistake"
Pompeo: Al-Qaeda member Abu Muhammad al-Masri was killed last August in the Iranian capital, Tehran
Pompeo: "Iran helped Al Qaeda carry out the 9/11 attacks."
Pompeo: Al Qaeda is working to protect the Iranian regime
Pompeo: Iran granted passports to Al Qaeda members, allowed them to collect money, and gave them freedom of movement
Pompeo: Tehran has allowed Al Qaeda to establish a base on Iranian soil
Pompeo: Iran has provided great support to Al Qaeda
Pompeo: Al Qaeda has found a safe haven in Iran
Pompeo reveals intelligence about Iran's relationship with Al Qaeda
Trump: What Nancy Pelosi is doing in the House of Representatives is unacceptable
Trump: The border wall with Mexico made a difference soon in stemming the flow of migrants
President Trump told reporters that the House's push to impeach him again is "absolutely ridiculous" and is causing "tremendous anger," @justinsink Trump did not address his own role in inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, for which he may get impeached
NYPD says it is working with the FBI with regards to allegations that a member of the department "may have been involved in the events that marred the Capitol last week
VoiceOfAmerica reporter Patsy Widakuswara reassigned after trying to ask MikePompeo at Monday's @voa event
8 month ago
Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested Tuesday morning by authorities in NYC for his connection with his alleged involvement in the insurrection at the Capitol spoke, a law enforcement official tells @brynnCNN
Senate hearing today on civilian control of Armed Services, in preparation for confirmation of retired Gen Lloyd Austin to be DefSec
US House bill to abolish the electoral college. Formally introduced
Pompeo: The Trump administration considers the Iranian government a group of extremist ideologists
Pompeo: Iran's leaders make threats to the states and Israel daily
Pompeo: There is a difficulty in finding a moderate within the Iranian government to build a normal relationship
Capitol Police briefed Democrats about three more potentially gruesome demonstrations planned in the coming days, with one plot to encircle the Capitol and assassinate Democrats and some Republicans
GOP Rep. Cheney calls impeachment a "vote of conscience"
William Watson of Auburn, Ala., was taken into federal custody on Monday. *Authorities say Watson, 23, violated his bond on a July 2 drug case when he traveled to DC to join mob that stormed the Capitol8 month ago
William Watson of Auburn, Ala., was taken into federal custody on Monday. *Authorities say Watson, 23, violated his bond on a July 2 drug case when he traveled to DC to join mob that stormed the Capitol
Yogananda Pittman replaces US Capitol Police chief Steven Sund, who resigned last week after failing to protect the building from rioting Trump supporters. She becomes one of the few Black women police chiefs in US
Gov. Tim Walz said the threats against him by President Donald Trump loyalists at last week's "Storm the Capitol" rally in St. Paul prompted the Minnesota State Patrol to evacuate his son from the governor's mansion
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: I just received a positive COVID19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one
FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week
Deutsche Bank has decided to refrain from further business with Trump and his company. And Signature Bank, the New York lender that's long catered to his family, said it's cutting ties while it presses for his resignation
U.S. President Donald Trump has privately blamed 'Antifa people' for storming the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, even though clear video and documentary evidence exists showing the rioters were overwhelmingly his supporters, Axios reported. (Antifa=bogeyman)
President Trump acknowledged that he bears some blame for the Capitol riot last week during a conversation with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, a source familiar told Fox News
Southwest Says 101 People Have Been Evacuated From A Flight At Baltimore/Washington Int'l Airport After Crew Found A Written Threat Upon Arrival
Security Secretary waives 9 days of Biden's inauguration with alert for armed protests
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to use newly declassified U.S. intelligence on Tuesday to publicly accuse Iran of ties to alQaeda, & could cite declassified intel on killing of al-Masri in Tehran
[email protected]'s Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper also held a closed door meeting with Taiwan Representative to the U.S. @bikhim, marking an immediate fulfillment of @SecPompeo's announcement
2 Capitol Police Officers Suspended For Actions During Rioters' Attack On Capitol. One took a selfie with a rioter, the other donned MAGA hat & "started directing people around, said Rep Tim Ryan. 10-15 other Capitol Police officers are under investigation
Trump, Pence met Monday in Oval Office: senior US official
Latest statement from @USArmy regarding the events surrounding the storming of the USCapitol last week
Reuters: The presidential inaugural committee and Bowser have told Americans not to travel to the inauguration, and said Washington's National Mall will be covered with 191,500 flags of different sizes, to represent the missing crowds
Reuters: The Park Service said it would suspend tours of the Washington Monument, an obelisk honoring the country's first president, due to safety concerns from threats to disrupt the inauguration
@FBI confirms it is "gathering information to identify any potential threats & are sharing that information with our partners" ahead of the Presidential Inauguration Declines comment, though, on bulletin warning of armed protests, plans to storm State capitals
Patsy Widakuswara: The nation's top diplomat @SecPompeo ignoring my questions about what he is doing to restore US reputation and whether he regrets saying there will be a second Trump administration
These images taken in the breezeway at the Box Alarm in the 1700 block of S St SE shows intensity of the fire DC firefighters encountered at front door of the burning apartment
White House counsel Pat Cipollone and former Attorney General William Barr have warned President Trump that they do not believe he should pardon himself: CNN
Very noisy helicopters flying around Vice President's residence
Spotted: @VP arriving at the White House at 155pm, just before start of closed press WH coronavirus task force meeting. His chief of staff @marcshort45 just behind him. H/T: @benstracy & @bkovoDC
Reaction from incoming head of the Senate Intelligence Committee @MarkWarner to the new sanctions vs Russian-liked network for Election2020 meddling "We saw Russian entities seed or amplify dangerous narratives that gained significant traction in far-right media
It's official - House votes on @RepRaskin's 25th Amendment bill tomorrow, impeachment Wednesday
Attorney General of *DC* (Karl Racine) considering charging President Trump in relation to incitement of riots last week, according to Evan Perez on @CNN. Racine is considering taking expansive view of his powers when considering his options
Those who engaged in sedition need "to be held accountable," @JoeBiden told us, referring to Capitol riot
@USNationalGuard authorized to "provide up to 15,000 Guard members to meet current & future inauguration support requirements.to support security, logistics, liaison, & communication missions" following requests from Capitol Police, @NatlParkService, per @ChiefNGB
"I think President Trump should not be in office. Period," @JoeBiden tells
US National Guard to increase troops in Washington DC to at least 10,000 ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Chair of House Armed Services Committee says he's "deeply concerned" about terror designation for Houthis, saying it "could disrupt the flow of aid to the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe, and undermine the ongoing peace negotiations led by United Nations “...Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. It could also push them closer to Iran,” Rep. Adam Smith said. “What’s more, it is highly problematic that President Trump is making a decision of this magnitude with only days remaining in his term.”
Some images from the apartment fire battled by DC firefighters in the 1700 block of S St SE
8 month ago
"Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January," according to an FBI bulletin obtained by @ABC
@StateDept @SecPompeo on sanctioning of Russia-linked disinformation network for "having directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign influence in an attempt to undermine " #Election2020
Articles of Impeachment introduced by @HouseDemocrats, charging @POTUS with 'incitement of an insurrection.'
Supreme Court won't expedite consideration of Trumps petitions seeking to overturn the election
An impeachment article will be introduced at 11am charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection"
8 month ago
Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account 'problematic'
Biden announces Ambassador William J. Burns as his nominee for Director of the CIA
Capitol police officer dead by suicide after responding to Capitol riot. His death adds to the turmoil among Capitol law enforcement following Wednesday's riot. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned on Friday.
Parler social media app appears to be down for some users on web browsers
Parler CEO announces their entire system has been shut down, no vendors will touch them, and that will be offline for the foreseeable future
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