20 January 2022
Reuters: "We're looking at individuals who may have an eye towards repeating that same kind of violence that we saw last week," FBI Director Christopher Wray said at a special briefing for outgoing Vice President Mike Pence on inauguration security
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested more than 100 people over last week's violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, and is now looking into individuals who could possibly threaten the safety of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
A group of VOA journalists today called for the resignation of the network's director and deputy after a series of alleged retaliatory measures and firewall violations culminated in the reassignment of White House correspondent @pwidakuswara
The FBI urged police chiefs across U.S. to be on high alert for extremist activity, warning of potential violence ahead of the presidential inauguration
"Anybody who plots or attempts violence in the coming week should count on a visit" by federal agents, FBI director warns
FBI director: Over 200 suspects identified from siege of U.S. Capitol last week. "We know who you are," Wray says
FBI Director Wray: "We are seeing an extensive amount of concerning online chatter" surrounding the inauguration
Security officials in a briefing that they gave to Pence: Cooperation between the security services is underway in order not to repeat what happened on January 6
FBI director says he is "concerned about the potential for violence" in Washington, D.C. and state capitals
The person in the red hat with the bloody cheek in the Senate chamber has been arrested. He said the crowd became unruly "once we found out Pence turned on us." "The crowd went crazy. I mean, it became a mob
Feds have charged Peter Stager with beating a DC police officer with an American flag. "Everybody in there is a treasonous traitor," Stager said in a video obtained by the FBI. "Death is the only remedy for what's in that building
Trump has repeatedly spoken by phone with Steve Bannon in recent weeks to seek advice on his campaign to overturn his re-election defeat, reconciling with his once-estranged ex White House strategist, sources tell
U.S. Capitol Complex is CLOSED to the public, and the Capitol Grounds will not be accessible to the public on 1/20/21
Judge says he will order man who allegedly threatened to harm House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser HELD in custody, pending his next hearing
12-year-old boy shot at 3rd and I St. South-West Transported conscious and breathing to local hospital. No lookout info on suspects yet. Reported just before 3pm. @wusa9 photojournalist on scene
Dozens of people on a terrorist watch list were in Washington for pro-Trump events Jan. 6. The majority of the watchlisted individuals in Washington that day are suspected white supremacists: Washington Post
The Washington Post:Laura Poitras says she's been fired by First Look Media over Reality Winner controversy. Now she's questioning the watchdog's integrity
Trump said in a statement: The number of US forces in Syria and Iraq is the lowest in years
Thousands of additional US National Guard just arrived at the US Capitol with racks of M4 rifles, gear
ARRESTED: Man who stormed the Capitol and then walked around inside of it with a Confederate flag Name: Kevin Seefried Lives in: Delaware His son Hunter was with him. Hunter has also been arrested. Father & son will appear in federal court, today
A Congressman introduced a resolution to award U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman a Congressional Gold Medal after he was hailed as a hero for holding back rioters during the Jan. 6 riot
Box Alarm 700 block 21st St NE. DC firefighters have extinguished the fire with no injuries. Investigators requested to scene to determine cause
Director of Military Intelligence in the Office of the Undersecretary of the Pentagon: Whoever proves belonging to an extremist group will be banned from working for the Ministry of Defense
Director of Military Intelligence in the Office of the Pentagon Attorney: We acknowledge the danger of white-race ideology and far-right groups
ARRESTED: Christine Priola, a school therapist who stormed the Capitol & got to @VP's chair. She quit her job the day after the riot saying: I will be switching paths to expose the global evil of human trafficking & pedophilia, including in our govt & children's services agencies
Director of Military Intelligence in the Office of the Pentagon Under Secretary of Intelligence: We will not tolerate any extremism in the Department of Defense
Box Alarm 500 block 21st St NE. Small fire in walls 2nd floor 2 story row. DC firefighters opening up and extinguishing fire. No injuries reported
Rep Rodney Davis (R-IL) questions need for metal detectors at US House chamber. "Police officers should be out along the perimeter where we know the real threats are
As of now there are abt 7,000 National Guard troops from 13 US states in Washington, per @NGBPA1636 More than 20,000 have been authorized - more on the way from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma, NewMexico Maine In all, 43 US states, territories expected to send units
#ThrowbackThursday On 1/15/53 DC firefighters faced 2 disasters on what was called "Black Thursday". The 1st was a runaway train crash in Union Station. Hours later, 44 firefighters were injured in a fire & explosion at the Standard Tire & Battery Co. store at 10th & H Sts. NE
Rep. Peter Meijer, one of the Republicans who voted to impeach, tells @HallieJackson on @MSNBC that he's buying body armor and altering his daily routines because his life is in danger
@VTNationalGuard says about 100 Army National Guard soldiers will be heading to WashingtonDC
Additional criminal charges filed against an Arizona man who authorities say took part in the CapitolSiege while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns
Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez are set to perform at President-elect Joe Biden's scaled-back inauguration ceremony
USA: Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized US President Donald Trump for inciting hatred against racial and religious minorities in his annual report on global human rights released on Wednesday
The Washington Post: FAA issues special order aimed at cracking down on unruly airline passengers after Capitol riot
Barricades in the middle of Connecticut Avenue - @washingtondc closures now extend up to L street as part of Inauguration2021 security.
D.C.'s Metro to close 13 stations for a week amid threats of inauguration violence
1 year ago
President-elect Biden releases statement on impeachment of President Trump: " I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation
Biden: The attack on Congress represents an armed coup against America, and we will hold those involved accountable
Biden: The attack on Congress was carried out by extremist politicians and domestic militants
Joint statement by Johnson and Graham: We call for the formation of a commission of inquiry into security failures on the day of the congressional storming
Statement from @JoeBiden on Impeachment2
QAnon supporting @HouseGOP member Marjorie Taylor Greene: On January 21st, I’m filing Articles of Impeachment on President-elect @JoeBiden. 75 million Americans are fed up with inaction.
Snapchat will permanently ban President Trump's account on Jan. 20, Axios has learned, after locking it indefinitely last week following the Capitol siege
Trump: There are reports of protests looming and I have been briefed by the Secret Service about potential threats
Impeachment article signed by @SpeakerPelosi
Chuck Schumer: Donald Trump has deservedly become the first president in American history to bear the stain of impeachment twice over. The Senate is required to act and will proceed with his trial and hold a vote on his conviction
National Guard says while it appreciates offers from well-wishers who want to donate pillows and other "comfort items" to the troops, after photos circulated showing them sleeping at the Capitol, "we are not logistically able to accept donations of any kind
Here's the full statement from @senatemajldr
1 year ago
10 House Republicans voted to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Gonzalez (OH) ; Rep. Meijer (MI) ; Rep. Upton (MI) ; Rep. Cheney (WY) ; Rep. Katko (NY) ; Rep. Kinzinger (IL) ; Rep. Rice (SC) ; Rep. Herrera Beutler (WA) ; Rep. Newhouse (WA) ; Rep. Valadao (CA)
A Chicago man has been arrested in connection with last week's U.S. Capitol breach. Kevin James Lyons faces federal charges, and a court hearing is underway
For a second time, President Donald John Trump is impeached by the House of Representatives
Joe Biden transition team statement: The president-elect and his team take security threats very seriously
1 year ago
As of 3:50 p.m. ET Wednesday, 7 of 211 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney ; Rep. Kinzinger ; Rep. Katko ; Rep. Upton ; Rep. Herrera Beutler ; Rep. Newhouse ; Rep. Meijer 215+ House Democrats support impeachment (218 needed)
National Guardsmen protecting the US Capitol were told to prepare for the possibility of improvised explosive devices being used by individuals trying to attack the Capitol in the days surrounding the presidential inauguration.
"I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate," @senatemajldr tells @GOP colleagues
In a White House statement, President Trump says that amid reports of potential violence, "there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind"
6 Republicans have announced they will vote for impeachment of Donald Trump: - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) - Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) - Rep. John Katko (R-NY) - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) - Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
1 year ago
As of 1:40 p.m. ET Wednesday, 6 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney ; Rep. Kinzinger ; Rep. Katko ; Rep. Upton ; Rep. Herrera Beutler ; Rep. Newhouse 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. 218 votes needed to impeach
The group that tried to put the banner up on the Capitol fence was met by police and pushed back off Capitol grounds. Some National Guard joined along the back, back line
"The president bears responsibility for last week's attack by mob rioters" says @GOPLeader McCarthy, opposing impeachment and calling for a fact-finding mission and censure resolution
Kevin McCarthy says there is "absolutely no evidence" that Antifa took part in the riots at the Capitol
There are more troops/police out here than protesters
[email protected]_Jordan, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, called for a vote among GOP members on whether @RepLizCheney should be removed as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her support for impeaching the president
Republican leader in the Senate: We will not come early to discuss impeachment of Trump
Protesters yell at the police line now formed at 3rd and Pennsylvania
Capitol Police now telling the group they are in a restricted area and must leave or be subject to arrest
The military perimeter around the US Capitol is widening
McConnell's office called Schumer's people today + told them McConnell would not consent to reconvening immediately under the 2004 emergency authorities, a person familiar says. So the Senate won't reconvene Friday, or almost certainly before Jan. 19. Trial in Biden term
D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee now says more than 20,000 National Guard members can be expected in the District for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Video shows National Guard troops sleeping in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol. The National Guard will remain on the grounds to protect against possible attacks leading up to Joe Biden's inauguration
[email protected] makes clear again he's opposed to impeachment, saying it's "the last thing the country needs." Also includes this line: "As to Senate leadership, I fear they are making the problem worse, not better"
1 year ago
Eric Trump: NYC "has no legal right to end our contracts and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Org. over $30 million dollars. This is nothing more than political discrimination, an attempt to infringe on the first amendment and we plan to fight vigorously
The rioter wearing a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt has been arrested in Newport News, Virginia: CBS
"Camp Auschwitz" intruder photographed inside United States Capitol arrested. Suspected white supremacist Robert Keith Packer arrested this morning in Virginia and expected to make appearance soon in Norfolk court. h/t @alex_mallin
[email protected] will cancel reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area during the Inauguration week. Additionally, no new reservations will be allowed -
There are more US troops deployed on Capitol Hill now than in Iraq or Afghanistan. The 15,000 mobilized for Inauguration equals 3 times the number of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan combined
Scene here in the Washington Capitol today
With impeachment debate beginning today in the US House of Representatives, hundreds of NationalGuard troops waited inside the USCapitol Visitor's Center to reinforce security
1 year ago
As of 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of WY ; Rep. Kinzinger of IL ; Rep. Katko of NY ; Rep. Upton of MI ; Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. 218 votes needed to impeach
Rep: @DaniellaMicaela. I spotted the National Guard sleeping in the hallways of the Capitol as I walked in this morning
Scottsdale prosecutors seek to arrest Tim Gionet/Baked Alaska for violating the terms of his release on assault charges for macing a bouncer in a performative attack on mask wearing. The violation is going to DC to trash the capitol. ⁦@baxter_eh⁩
1 year ago
Today, ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ announced @SamanthaJPower⁩ as his nominee for ⁦@USAID⁩ administrator and elevated the position to become a member of the National Security Council
hundreds of troops napping and lining up in the Congressional Visitor Center as streets around here are largely blocked. Many are cuddling their firearms, fatigues over their heads to block light, and riot gear in neat piles
Stabbing Investigation in the 3000 of block Stanton Road SE .
The US official, who requested anonymity to speak about sensitive national security matters, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Tuesday's airstrike with Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, Israel's spy agency, at Café Milano in Washington on Monday
House votes to invoke 25th amendment, but Vice President Pence has already said he will not go along. Republican voting YEA: @RepKinzinger
1 year ago
As of 11:55 p.m. ET Tuesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of WY ; Rep. Kinzinger of IL ; Rep. Katko of NY ; Rep. Upton of MI ; Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. Vote expected Wednesday
1 year ago
As of 11:55 p.m. ET Tuesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of WY ; Rep. Kinzinger of IL ; Rep. Katko of NY ; Rep. Upton of MI ; Rep. Herrera Beutler of CA 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. Vote expected Wednesday
DC Guard around the Capitol were armed as of 6pm tonight. This will apply to the 10,000 Guardsmen on Inauguration duty around the Capitol
1 year ago
As of 10 p.m. ET Tuesday, 4 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of Wyoming ; Rep. Kinzinger of Illinois ; Rep. Katko of New York ; Rep. Upton of Michigan 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. Vote expected Wednesday
Christopher Stanton Georgia, man charged in Capitol riot, killed himself with a gunshot to the chest at his home in Alphretta, Georgia, medical examiner says - WXIA
Pelosi announces impeachment managers. Rep. Jamie Raskin is the lead
Steve Scalise, No. 2 in GOP leadership, told he would oppose impeaching Trump. "This is divisive. I mean, we need to be focused on the country right now and ratcheting down the rhetoric." (Scalise voted to throw out Pa and Az electoral results)
Mayor Bowser met with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to request that he cancel permits for DC protests between now and Inauguration. So far he has not agreed, despite threat of violence. Attached are all protest permits from National Park Service thru Jan 20
Richard Hudson just walks through the metal detector, no concern that he set off the magnetometer
On Fox just now, @glennbeck drew similarity between Big Tech banning Trump and others who have broken platform rules and what the Germans did during WWII: "This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall. They would put them in the ghetto. This is the digital ghetto"
Louie Gohmert just walked around the magnetometer. "You can't stop me; I'm on my way to a vote," he said as he passed the policemen
Pence confirms he's a "no" on 25th Amendment
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who has bragged about her desire to carry a weapon on Capital Hill is currently in a standoff with Capitol Police at the newly installed Metal Detectors outside the chamber doors
House of Representatives set to vote on resolution calling on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment
Trump is back inside the White House sans comment to press pool who shouted questions about impeachment and @senatemajldr. Eight days til inauguration of next president
House Judiciary report says Capitol Police have briefed lawmakers on additional protests, including one where pro-Trump supporters would attempt to kill Democratic lawmakers "so that Republicans could take control of the government
1 year ago
As of 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, 3 Republican House members have announced their support to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of Wyoming ; Rep. Kinzinger of Illinois ; Rep. Katko of New York
6 REPUBLICANS introduce resolution to CENSURE Trump over trying to overturn election and encouraging "lawless action" at Capitol on 1/6
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