18 January 2022
Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken says NATO's door should remain open for Georgia
Blinken says in Senate confirmation hearing that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the U.S. embassy will stay there
Senator Rob Portman asks Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken if supports continued lethal assistance to Ukraine. Blinken says yes
Austin, Biden's candidate for Defense Department: Iran represents a threat to America's partners in the region and to American forces there
Republican Sen. Mike Rounds, home of Ellsworth AFB and one of two B-1 bomber wings, says he will support waiver for Lloyd Austin because "tie goes to the President" and thinks the former four-star Army general is the "right person at the right time"
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Fox News has laid off at least 16 employees, including Chris Stirewalt, who oversaw the election projection that pissed off Trump. Insiders say the firings are part of an ideological purge.
Lindsey Graham just noted Pompeo's determination that China is committing genocide against the Uighurs, and Blinken is not tip-toeing around the issue. Blinken says: "That would be my judgement as well"
In addition to 2 serious structure fires Monday evening, January 18th, DC firefighters attended to dozens of other incidents, including this vehicle fire in the 1500 block of Hemlock St. NW, extinguished by Engine 24 from our Petworth firehouse. All in a days work
Happening now: retired general and @JoeBiden pick to be the next @DeptofDefense secretary - @LloydAustin -appears before the Senate Armed Service Committee
Joe Biden has just departed Wilmington, Delaware for Washington DC for his presidential inauguration tomorrow
Iran's nuclear 'breakout time' has shrunk to 3-4 months, Biden's top diplomat pick @ABlinken says
Trump in a farewell statement: The Capitol assault horrified Americans
Sec. State nominee Tony Blinken says incoming Biden admin will consult with Israel, Gulf states before deciding on nuclear deal w Iran
12 US National Guard troops removed from inauguration - with some 'linked to far right'
The Navy has stopped accepting deliveries of the Freedom-class littoral combat ship, given new issues discovered
Anthony Blinken: American soldiers were injured after Soleimani was killed
Reuters: U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) says he is blocking quick consideration of Biden's nominee for Homeland Security -statement
Anthony Blinken: I am not sad that Qasem Soleimani was killed because of the blood he caused
Blinken says that Pres Trump was "right in taking a tougher approach to China." He says he disagreed "very much" to the way he went about it but says "the basic principle was the right one"
Incoming Secretary of State Blinken at Senate confirmation hearing: We will consult from the beginning with our allies in the Middle East inclusing Israel and the Gulf states before returning to the nuclear deal with Iran
Blinken says there's no doubt China poses "the most significant challenge of any nation-state to the US." Says there are is a need to approach China from a position of strength, meaning US working with allies, leading in intl institutions, standing up for US values, investing in US
#CapitolRiot arrest story 2 today: Emanuel Jackson, accused of beating @CapitolPolice with a metal baseball bat on Jan. 6, has turned himself in to @DCPoliceDept
Biden Candidate for State Department Anthony Blinken: We must work on a stronger agreement with Iran that includes ballistic missiles and its destabilizing activities
Biden's candidate for State Department: Iran's possession of a nuclear weapon would make it more dangerous
United States National Guard Commander: We support federal forces to secure the transfer of power and inauguration ceremony
Intelligence sources: The number of soldiers who were excluded from Biden's inauguration rose to 10
Gina Haspel announces her departure from the CIA12 month ago
Gina Haspel announces her departure from the CIA
VP Mike Pence will not attend Trump's departure ceremony: CNN
Reuters: She said President-elect Biden has indicated the United States should find a way to impose costs on attackers for the recent SolarWinds attacks, attributed to Russia, on U.S. government agencies and businesses. Russia has denied responsibility
The United States should take an "aggressive stance" toward the threat posed by the aggressive and assertive China that it faces today, Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for the top U.S. intelligence job, said on Tuesday
US Coast Gunboat patrolling the Anacostia River with 1600 Pennsylvania Ave SE Apt Bldg above. Bridges into the city from Virginia are closed to all inbound traffic. Inner city bridges over the Anacostia reportedly closed to inbound "commercial" traffic
Key paragraphs from the @SecPompeo statement on China
On Senate floor now, @senatemajldr says the mob that rioted in the Capitol on January 6th was "provoked by the president and other powerful people
Biden's National Intelligence Candidate: I will legally hand over Congress the assessment of who was responsible for the Khashoggi killing
Fences and barricades are up in several areas in DC, with a massive security perimeter around the White House, Capitol Building, Pennsylvania Avenue and more in preparation for the Inauguration DC
Biden's candidate for intelligence chief: Iran cannot be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon
Troops marching into the Capitol today
As the Houthi terrorism designation takes effect today, Treasury Department issues licenses for certain humanitarian activities in Yemen
Avril Haines commits to providing Congress a classified report on the Jamal Khashoggi murder
Incoming US Government Will Use All Available Tools Against China's "Abusive" Business Practices, Warns Biden's Designated Commerce Secretary Janet Yellen
A new addition this morning along 15th Street near the White House: @DCPoliceDept patrol cars now line the street
The presence of National Guard troops downtown is becoming even more visible as we are now 24 hours away from the inauguration ceremonies
2 National Guard members removed from Biden inauguration because of ties to fringe right-wing militias
Tuesday morning in DC. Eve of the Inauguration DC Washington
[email protected]'s nominee to run US intelligence in the post-Trump era - Avril Haines - testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Two @NationalGuard members, found to have ties to fringe right-wing militias, removed from Biden Inauguration security duties, reports @AP
Trump's former acting DHS chief tells @AmericaNewsroom FBI vetting of National Guard troops is "the same type of vetting" done for most inaugurations. It's "not anything that's new," Chad Wolf says
Biden team releases letter from all living treasury secretaries calling for Janet Yellen to be swiftly confirmed ahead of today's hearing
New fencing ringing the Pentagon ahead of inauguration
Yesterday US President Trump issued an executive order "Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems" This order states that further actions must be taken to protect Infrastructure from UAVs and ensure the security of them operated by the Federal gov
[email protected] will attend a church service with @JoeBiden tomorrow at St Matthews in Washington DC, a source familiar confirms to me. Biden invited McConnell. We've previously reported the two men have been in contact as Biden prepares to take office
No one is getting on the Memorial Bridge. Blocked until Thursday. @ABC7News @ABC7GMW
Two more bus loads of @NationalGuard troops arrive in DC ahead of InaugurationDay. A total of 25,000 national guardsmen will be in town by tomorrow. The increased security comes nearly 2 weeks after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol
President Trump says he is ending Covid-19 travel restrictions for air travelers from Europe and Brazil, a move that the incoming Biden admin. is rejecting. "This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel," Biden press security says
Stabbing Investigation in the 2700 block of Martin Luther King JR Ave SE. Lookout for B/M, 5'9, red shirt and black shorts
Working Fire + 200 block Van Buren St. All exterior streams have been shut down. It appears fire is out other than isolated hotspots. Approximately 15 units and 75 personnel have battled this blaze for almost 4 hours with no injuries reported
Working Fire + Special calls for more units 200 block Van Buren St NW. Defensive attack continues using a variety of large streams. Collapse zone established. No injuries. 4 businesses impacted
Box Alarm 200 block Van Buren St NW. Defensive attack continues utilizing elevated ladder pipes and DC firefighters aerial tower. Additional units have been requested. No injuries
Working Fire 200 block Van Buren St NW. Units being removed from building due to roof instability. DC firefighters are going defensive, which means attacking fire from exterior only. No injuries reported
Working Fire 200 block Van Buren St NW. DC firefighters have knocked down a significant volume of fire on 2nd floor via an aggressive interior attack, but now have fire in concealed space between ceiling and roof, known as a cockloft
Working Fire 200 block Van Buren St NW. DC firefighters on scene with fire 2nd floor large 2 story commercial building. Units are engaged in active fire attack
Working Fire Dispatch: 200 Block of Van Buren Street NW - Fire showing from two story commercial building
DC Shooting took place on Farragut Pl leaving at least one in critical condition. Police have the area shut off to vehicular and pedestrian traffic while they investigate
The Washington Post: "QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing"
Reuters: "Trump orders assessment of security risks of Chinese made drones in U.S. govt fleet - Reuters"
NBC News: "Texas man who stormed Capitol allegedly threatened to shoot kids if they turned him in"
Riley Williams, the Pennsylvania woman accused by a tipster of stealing a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office during the insurrection, has been arrested, a DOJ spokeswoman tells CNN. Per @davidgshortell & @evanperez
Box Alarm 1300 block Fernway Rd NW. DC firefighters have placed fire under control. No injuries. 4 residents displaced but have alternate housing. Fire investigators on scene. Our members replacing air bottles to be ready for next call
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Brianna Buentello sued U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in federal court Sunday, alleging Colorado's controversial new congresswoman violated Buentello's free speech rights by blocking her on Twitter following the storming of the U.S. Capitol
Box Alarm 1300 block Fernway Rd NW. DC firefighters encountered fire coming from attic of large 1 story occupied house. Fire knocked down. Opening up and checking for extension . No injuries reported
OATH KEEPERS and "3%ers" appear in new charging documents filed in US Capitol chaos. In DC federal court
A few shops, stores & restaurants next to the 15+ block barricaded zone have been boarded up but most
Washington, DC today. The entire District isn't locked down. Some major entry/exit streets are closed. Most bridges are open. 15+ blocks are barricaded with check points around @WhiteHouse & US Capitol
Military checkpoint set up at Victims of Communism memorial in DC
New York Times: "Justice Dept. charges militia members, including military veterans, in Capitol assault"
MPD reports the police activity at Stanton Rd and Bruce Place SE, has cleared and the associated road closures are
"As is normal for military support to large security events, the Department will vet National Guardsmen who are in Washington, DC. While we have no intelligence indicating an insider threat, we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the Capitol." - A/SD Chris Miller
2nd Iowa man arrested in Capitol breach investigation v
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4 years of capturing President Trump: Photographers of the White House press corps share behind-the-scenes looks at the iconic photos of Trump's presidency
Shooting investigation at Stanton Glenn Apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
15 former Defense Secretaries, Deputies and service secretaries sign letter urging waiver for Lloyd Austin to serve as Biden Defense Secretary: includes Panetta, Hagel, Perry
MPD announces an arrest has been made in a Carrying a Pistol Without a License offense that occurred in the 200 block of Massachusetts Ave, NE, on 1/17/21
"I am ordering enhanced protections for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers," says @POTUS in executive order
Map from @NationalMallNPS about road closures in WashingtonDC ahead of @JoeBiden #InaugurationDay
Second crime scene is at 29th and Erie Sts SE-DC (photos attached) where one of the suspect autos was crashed. 1 person had died from the shooting, 2 others are injured.
Moving trucks from a D.C.-based company were seen at Mar-a-Lago today, via the WPTV chopper
3000 Bl. of Stanton Rd. S.E. MPD and DCFD is responding for possibly 3 people shot.
Outside fire 100 block of H St SE. Fire involved a homeless tent beneath freeway. DC firefighters quickly extinguished fire. Occupant indicated she was using propane, which may explain report of "explosion ". 1 individual with non life threatening injury
Officials say evacuation at inaugural rehearsal was due to a fire several blocks away and not believed to be a threat. The fire has been put out
reports crews responded to outside fire in 100 block of H St SE that has been extinguished with no injuries.
Officials say evacuation at inaugural rehearsal was due to a fire several blocks away and not believed to be a threat
Fire in nearby navy yard may explain the smoke
All that smoke is coming from a fire under the Interstate 695 overpass in Navy Yard. This video makes it seem close but it's about half a mile south of the Capitol. Burning tent per fire scanner, they've got it under control
The U.S. Capitol is being locked down due to an external security threat. No evacuation has been ordered. The House and Senate are in recess.
DCsBravest responded to an outside fire in the 100 block of H St SE that has been extinguished. There were no injuries
West Front of Capitol being evacuated. This is where the inauguration is scheduled for Wednesday. Keep in mind this is with tens of thousands of troops guarding the Capitol
Driving downtown for a story and the road closures start pretty early on — this is at First and K Streets
The Washington Post:FBI moves on alleged members of extremist groups Oath Keepers, Three Percenters
Geolocated the M117s to the area right in front of the DC armory
With two days until the Inauguration, about 25,000 National Guard members are in DC to help with security, including about 500 from Wisconsin. But the FBI is also vetting those troops
Washington on this Inauguration Week. Up to 25,000 National Guard troops here. Capitol Complex & National Mall sealed off from public. Inauguration Day schedule becoming clearer Talking about it all on Spectrum News stations across the country this morning
U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops that were deployed in Washington: AP
Politico: "FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia"
Politico: The FBI is investigating evidence that a woman who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop or hard drive from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to Russians
President-elect Joe Biden will rescind the cross-border permit for TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office
CNN: "Army reservist with security-level clearance among the latest charged in connection with Capitol riot"
Reuters: A New Mexico state official arrested in Washington in connection with the storming of Congress
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