2 August 2021
White House: Biden spoke with the Saudi King today
##sky9 over the scene of a 2 Alarm fire at the 14200 blk of jib st in laurel @PGFDNews on scene @wusa9
Biden warns Americans against inaction in the face of the Coronavirus
FBI: Additionally, Konstantin Viktorovich Kilimnik is also wanted by the FBI for obstruction of justice & engaging in a conspiracy to obstruct justice between Feb 2018 & April 2018
Here's a relevant readout about a @SecBlinken call from the @StateDeptSpox on the day @POTUS is expected to speak on the phone with KSA King Salman
FBI: These individuals are wanted by FBI for their alleged involvement in conspiracy to defraud US by impairing, obstructing & defeating the lawful functions of FEC, DOJ & Dept of State. This occurred from early 2014 to February of 2018
More than 40 Republican members of the US Congress are presenting a bill that would prohibit the Biden administration from lifting sanctions on Iran
"We had planned for the possibility of violence, the possibility of some people being armed, not the possibility of a coordinated military style attack involving thousands against the Capitol," former Capitol Police chief Steven Sund said
5 month ago
"There hasn't been a final decision made on that" and will "look for guidance" from @TeamUSA on whether US should boycott WinterOlympics2022 in China, says @PressSec
Yogananda Pittman told lawmakers that Capitol Police knew there was a possibility that armed extremist poised for violence could be heading to the Capitol that day, but the invasion was worse than expected and law enforcement was unprepared
5 month ago
"He'll spending the day mostly traveling" with @GovAbbott, says @PressSec of @POTUS' trip to Texas tomorrow, replying she's "not aware" that @tedcruz or @JohnCornyn would be part of any of the events
5 month ago
"We hit the 50 million shot sometime yesterday," says @PressSec of COVID19 vaccinations in the US
5 month ago
Asked about @neeratanden tweets, @PressSec says when she testified she apologized about her past comments
Under @POTUS @JoeBiden "We will avoid announcing major policy initiatives or posture adjustments in a way that comes as a unwelcome surprise to partners & allies" @StateDept's Godfrey notes "We will consult & we will coordinate"
3 of DC firefighters have now been identified as having minor injuries incurred during this incident and have been transported to the hospital
This mornings fire on Alabama Ave SE was the result of a space heater. DC firefighters remind you to keep any combustibles a minimum of 3 feet from portable heaters or any other heat sources, and never leave these devices unattended. They must be plugged directly into an outlet
DC firefighters responded to 487 calls on Wednesday, February 24th. There were 136 critical and 256 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 95 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including one 2 Alarm structure fire
DC firefighters fire investigations unit remain on scene with our partners from @ATFWashington & @DCPoliceDept investigating the cause of the 31st St NW fire. This is a multi-day investigation requiring a structural engineer & construction crews to make the building safe for entry
Top DOD official confirms to SASC widespread skepticism in the military regarding the safety of COVID vaccines: "There's a lot of misinformation out there." ASD Robert Salasses says "commands have gotten involved" to educate troops through town halls and education forums
D.C. residents are having trouble registering for coronavirus vaccination appointments. City officials are working on the problem
Two elderly residents and a child safely escaped this inferno at their home on Alabama Ave SE. They survived because they were alerted by their smoke alarms. DC firefighters will say it again and again.Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Working Fire 3600 block Alabama Ave SE. DC firefighters have all visible fire extinguished. Checking for any hotspots and relieving units that conducted the initial attack. 3 displaced & no injuries. Investigators on scene
Working Fire 3600 block Alabama Ave SE. Bulk of fire knocked down via vigorous interior attack by DC firefighters. Still hitting hotspots. Residents accounted for. 2 more engines & 1 truck requested to relieve original attack crews
Working Fire 3600 block Alabama Ave SE. Fire 1st floor with some extension 2nd floor of a house. DC firefighters actively attacking the fire
Box Alarm 3600 block Alabama Ave SE. 2 story structure with fire showing
MPD reports the vehicle crash has cleared and the 4600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SW, between Galvesto
McDonald's Drive Thru shooting on the 3900 block of Minnesota Ave NE at 9:41pm. Police say the suspect was in a vehicle and open-fired at another vehicle in line. 1 man was struck in the finger. He is conscious and breathing. No lookout
#triple fatal fire in the 300 block of Linganore Avenue in Hagerstown
#Shooting in PG on 4400 blk of Arnold Rd. PGPD confirms juvenile male shot at this location, transported with critical injuries. Dispatched at 5:29p
5 month ago
Here's the text of the supply chain executive order signed today by @POTUS:
"Yes, I have" read the intel report on Jamal Khashoggi that the ODNI will soon release, @potus tells @JenniferJJacobs
The opaque inner workings of the Capitol Police Board and what steps were taken on and before Jan. 6 overtook the intended focus of a Wednesday House hearing
The Federal Reserve Bank staff is currently investigating a disruption to multiple services
DC firefighters responded to 489 calls on Tuesday, February 23rd. There were 167 critical and 228 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 94 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire and 1 Two Alarm structure fire
Houston chosen for @POTUS visit on Friday because there's also a CoronavirusVaccine facility there, not because it's the hometown of @tedcruz, replies @PressSec to questions about the Texas trip
5 month ago
"We have kids coming across the border. It is heartbreaking," says @PressSec. "What we are not doing is dividing these kids and separating them from their parents at the border" which the previous administration did
5 month ago
"We've chosen the middle option" to place such children in @HHSGov facilities "and there was not enough space in existing facilities," says @PressSec. "This is a difficult situation. It is a difficult choice and that's the choice we made
5 month ago
"We were surprised to learn that Johnson & Johnson was behind on their production" of its COVID19vaccine, says @PressSec
5 month ago
The @WhiteHouse is "continuing to fight for her nomination," says @PressSec of @neeratanden
CIA Director Candidate: We cannot ignore the threats posed by Iran, such as the development of its missile program and its destabilizing activities in the region.
Bill Burns on Iran: "It's absolutely important for the United States to continue to do everything we can to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon," Biden's pick to lead CIA tells Senate panel
"But it's also a world of new challenges in which climate change & global health insecurity are taking a heavy toll on the America ppl, in which cyber threats pose an ever greater risk to our society." per Burns
Former Sec of State James Baker & former SecDef, @CIA Dir Leon Panetta both speaking on behalf of Amb Burns, giving him strong endorsements
In opening remarks, Senate Intelligence Vice Chair @marcorubio tells Burns he wants commitment @CIA will work with lawmakers on traumatic brain injuries, "we are applying the necessary resources to determine who is behind these things"
Senate Intelligence Committee considers nomination of Amb. William Burns to lead @CIA "You deserve a well-earned retirement, but your country still needs you" Chairman @MarkWarner tells Burns as hearing gets underway
Readout of @POTUS's call with Prime Minister @MAKadhimi of Iraq
Sunrise reveals the extent of the damage - this home on 31st St NW was built in 1928. When @dcfireems arrived it was a ball of fire. The 7800sf house was under renovation.
A 2-alarm house fire early this morning in Northwest D.C. left a firefighter injured and 3 people displaced, @dcfireems says. 75 firefighters responded to the fire
This fire was not easy to get under control. The home sits at the end of a cul de sac, and the rear is on a steep hill. This means crews were limited on how they could attack the flames.
A destructive fire in NW DC gutted a 3-story home under construction, damaged two neighboring houses, and caused a family next door to be displaced. One firefighter hurt.
This afternoon, @POTUS will sign an executive order "that takes a critical step in ensuring that America's supply chains can withstand any crisis, as well as support jobs across the country," according to an administration official
Massive fire in NW DC. This is on 31st Street just off Woodland Drive. One firefighter was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Family from neighboring house has been displaced.
Massive fire consumed a home overnight on 31st Street NW. @dcfireems still on scene of 3-story home that was under renovation. most of that home has collapsed. Nearby homes also damaged.
This is the view from across the city as DC firefighters battled 3rd fire of the evening and 2nd multiple alarm fire of the night. 1 FF taken to hospital NLT injury and 3 residents displaced. 1 home destroyed and 2 damaged.
DC firefighters have placed 2 Alarm fire on 31st St under control. Still wetting down fire building. 1 firefighter transported with minor medical condition. Residents of 1 adjacent home displaced. Investigators on scene but work delayed due to dangerous condition of structure
2 Alarm fire 2600 block 31st St NW. DC firefighters continue to throw water on remains of original fire building. House to left had moderate damage & minor damage to home on right. Collapse zone established. Fire is on cul de sac with steep hill behind. Very challenging
# Homes threatened by two-alarm fire in the 2600 block of 31st NW. "Large structure fully engulfed
2 Alarm Fire 2600 block 31st St NW. Very large 3 story house under renovation fully involved. Fire has extended to homes on both sides. Attacking fire inside adjacent homes and and using master streams on original building
2 Alarm Fire 2600 block 31st St NW. A large structure fully engulfed in fire upon arrival. Adjacent homes severely threatened. Using an exterior attack with large diameter water streams
Senators on Tuesday grilled former top U.S. Capitol security officials, demanding they explain failures that allowed a deadly riot on Jan. 6
Some additional photos from the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road NE that shows the intensity of fire encountered by DC firefighters when they arrived on the scene
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