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    Washington (CNN)One and a half years later, the minute-by-minute horrors of the January 6 insurrection, and then-President Donald Trump's role in fomenting the violence, are still coming into focus, thanks in large part to recent public hearings from the House committee investigating the attack.Reporting from CNN and other outlets have also filled in the key details of what unfolded that day, specifically within the Trump White House, while the right-wing rioters overran the Capitol and temporarily delayed Congress' formal certification of President Joe Biden's election victory. The January 6 select committee recently heard blockbuster testimony from Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who revealed significant new information about what Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows did -- and didn't do -- while the violence spiraled out of control. An influential Meadows aide, Hutchinson was a firsthand witness to key conversations inside the White House.Here's a timeline of some of the most important moments from January 6, based on CNN and others' reporting, Congressional testimony, court filings from the Justice Department, and more. The times are approximate and these...
    Police in Akron, Ohio, unleashed a wave of tear gas on protesters who gathered outside of the city's main courthouse on Sunday night. The fresh protest came in the hours after the Akron Police Department released the bodycam footage showing the shooting death of 25-year-old Jayland Walker.  Walker was killed after being shot at least 60 times by Akron cops following a traffic stop on June 27.  Riot police used tear gas in response to a protester who was taking down barriers that were set up outside of the police headquarters. Authorities responded by coming out in 'full riot gear,' reports WKYC.  A row of dumpsters was also pictured on fire, although there does not appear to be any major damage to property in the city.  One protester, who goes by the moniker Comrade Ohio on Twitter, tweeted a video showing a dumpster on fire in the city. The dumpster is located close to the police headquarters ComradeOhio also shared clips of tear gas being deployed during Sunday's disturbances Jayland Walker, 25, was shot dead by police in Akron, Ohio...
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was reportedly 'exhilarated' about what he thought was the demise of Donald Trump's reputation following the January 6 Capitol riot last year, a new book excerpt claimed on Monday. 'He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger,' the Senate Minority Leader said after the ex-president's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. He added that it 'couldn’t have happened at a better time.' McConnell spoke to one of the New York Times journalists behind a new book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, in the early hours of January 7, 2021 -- after Congress had certified President Joe Biden's victory following the riot. 'I feel exhilarated by the fact that this fellow finally, totally discredited himself,' the Kentucky lawmaker said, according to an excerpt obtained by the Washington Post. He revealed at the time that he was considering a joint statement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top two Congressional Democrats, demanding that Trump stay away from Biden's inauguration.  McConnell reportedly even...
    Officials in Kazakhstan have denied that a controversial 'military biological laboratory' was seized in the recent unrest, which has so far claimed 160 lives since starting on January 2. It is not clear if the 164 deaths refer only to civilians or if law enforcement deaths are included, but the number - provided by the health ministry to state news channel Khabar-24 - are a significant rise from previous tallies.  Kazakh authorities said earlier on Sunday that 16 police or national guard members had been killed. Russian media highlighted claims that the US-funded facility near Almaty was compromised, resulting in a possible leak of dangerous pathogens.   The airport, mayor's office and secret services buildings fell briefly into the hands of rioters during a wave of protests backed by shadowy armed cells. Officials in Kazakhstan have denied claims that a US-funded bio-lab had fallen into the hands of protesters, who briefly took control of an airport, the mayor's office and secret service buildings Pictures have been released of Kazakh secret services operatives killed in the unrest. Pictured (left to right): Private Daulet...
    Republican lawmakers have spent months gaslighting the American public on what transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Although harrowing footage captured the deadly series of events that transpired, Republicans have adamantly attempted to downplay the incident and cover up multiple aspects of the insurrection. One fact that hasn't received enough coverage — and has also been falsely denied by many figures on the right — is the serious weaponry brought by some of the insurrectionists. According to Mother Jones, some of Trump's extremist supporters actually did carry guns into the federal building. "A Mother Jones investigation drawing on public video footage, congressional testimony, and documents from more than a dozen federal criminal cases reveals that various Trump supporters descended on DC that day armed for battle with guns and other potentially lethal weapons," the publication reports. Multiple individuals are also facing charges of carrying firearms on U.S. Capitol grounds. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and court documents, "at least eight others carried knives or tasers at the Capitol, including two defendants who allegedly committed...
    Angelina Jolie visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday and thanked officers who lost their colleagues after defending politicians from the insurrection during the January 6 riot, as she advocated for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.  Jolie took the opportunity to thank Capitol Officer Harry Dunn, who testified in Congress after he was called racial slurs and physically assaulted during the insurrection.  A picture of Jolie standing next to Dunn was shared on Twitter.  Dunn lost fellow officer Brian Sicknick, who suffered two strokes a day after keeping rioters from entering the Capitol and harming lawmakers.  Four other officers who were on duty during the riot in January died by suicide after defending the site. Officers Gunther Hashida, Jeffrey Smith, Howard Liebengood, and Kyle deFreytag took their lives in the months after the attack.   Jolie also met with Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer to talk about the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994, but lapsed in 2019.  Angelina Jolie visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday and met with Senators. Jolie also took the...
    Former President Trump dismissed his Vice President Mike Pence for lacking 'courage' and called Mitch McConnell, Republican leader in the Senate, a 'knucklehead' as he picked over the last days of his presidency in an interview for a new book. He also claimed the Jan. 6 rioters were a 'loving crowd' as he held court for two-and-half-hours at his Mar-a-Lago estate with the authors of 'I Alone Can Fix It,' which will be published on Tuesday. It comes amid a slew of fresh accounts of the last days of Trump's time in office. He said McConnell had 'no personality' and lacked a killer political instinct for failing to eliminate the filibuster, which would have allowed them to force through a Republican agenda. 'He’s a stupid person,' he said, according to an excerpt published in Vanity Fair. 'I don’t think he’s smart enough.' Former President Trump held court at his Mar-a-Lago estate for two-and-a-half hours in March, offering his thoughts on the 2020 election, his potential running mates in 2024 and the performance of key allies Trump dismissed Sen....
    A pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 to disrupt the Electoral Vote Certification. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images A Capitol rioter formed a militia to patrol the Capitol after the riot, court documents revealed.  Fi Duong, 27, revealed his plans to an undercover agent he met during the riot.  Duong's group disguised themselves as a "Bible study" group and met for firearm and other training.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man charged in connection with January 6 Capitol riots allegedly formed a militia disguised as a Bible group that surveilled the Capitol complex after the attack.  Fi Duong, 27, was released to home confinement on Friday after facing multiple charges, including disorderly conduct and obstruction of an official proceeding tied to the riots.  Duong allegedly confided in an undercover cop that he climbed the wall of the Capitol building and also took video of others opening the building door with a crowbar on January 6, when supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol and clashed with law enforcement. Five people,...
    A Washington D.C. police officer who was injured in the Capitol riot confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a meeting and demanded he denounce remarks from his fellow Republicans downplaying the violence in the siege. Michael Fanone, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, met with McCarthy on Friday after he had said for weeks he had wanted to talk with the House's top Republican. Fanone told CBS News this week that he was forced to the ground and suffered a mild heart attack and a brain injury in the attack, which was caught on his body camera. 'All holy hell broke loose. The next thing you know, we were just in a hand-to-hand just battle,' Fanone said. 'I was tortured. I was beaten. I was, you know, struck with a taser numerous times at the base of my skull. And I posed no threat.'  McCarthy, who has opposed the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack, has remained loyal to former President Donald Trump whose supporters violently interrupted the certification of Joe Biden's election victory on January...
    A Washington, DC, police officer who was beaten as he tried to prevent rioters from entering the Capitol on January 6 has said he and his colleagues feel abandoned by the lawmakers they tried to protect. Michael Fanone was on the front lines when a group of far-right protesters descended on the Capitol on January 6 in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the results of the 2020 presidential election. Body camera footage from the riot showed a large group of protesters pulling Fanone into the crowd, as one man yelled 'I got one,' before protesters were seen beating him. Last month, Senate Republicans blocked a proposal to create an independent commission to investigate the events of that day, and in recent weeks, several members of Congress have promoted conspiracy theories that the FBI was involved in the attack and that it was a 'normal tourist visit.' And just last week, 21 House Republicans voted against a measure to award Capitol Police a Congressional Gold Medal for their work in the riots. The bill ultimately passed, however,...
    Tucker Carlson claimed Tuesday that Capitol rioters, named only in court documents as 'unindicted co-conspirators', were actually federal agents, orchestrating the attack. Carlson on Tuesday night referenced a report in Revolver News, which looked into the indictments of the around 400 people charged over the January 6 unrest. More than 2,000 criminal charges have been filed against 411 suspects, including hundreds of felonies such as assaulting officers and trespassing with a weapon. Carlson noted that many of the indictments mentioned 'unidentified co-conspirators.' 'Without fail, the government has thrown the book at most people who were present and in the Capitol on January 6,' he said. 'There was a nationwide dragnet to find them. Many of them are still in solitary confinement tonight. Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night said that FBI agents were 'organizing' the January 6 insurrection, and said that questions needed to be asked about their role The rioters stormed the Capitol for the first time since 1814, breaking down doors and desecrating the building Footage taken by those inside the Capitol showed the moment that...
    Riot police protect members of the Ku Klux Klan from counter-protesters as they arrive to rally in support of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of two men who were convicted of attacking counter-protesters under federal anti-riot law during the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.  According to Bloomberg Law, Michael Paul Miselis and Benjamin Drake Daley, who are associated with a white supremacist organization, appealed their convictions and said the 1968 Anti-Riot Act used to convict them was unconstitutional because it infringed on their freedom of speech. A federal appeals court decided a portion of the law was unconstitutional but upheld their convictions, according to the report. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Sign up for notifications from Insider! Stay up to date with what you want to know. Subscribe to push notifications
    A lawyer for the QAnon Shaman who claims his client was following President Trump's invitation when he stormed the US Capitol has defended  calling the MAGA mob 'f***ing retarded' in a fiery interview with Chris Cuomo. Jacob Chansley, the self-described QAnon Shaman who was pictured inside the US Capitol wearing a horned hat, is among those awaiting potential prison sentences after being charged over the January 6 riots.  His attorney Albert Watkins defended saying the rioters are 'on the goddamn spectrum' in an interview with CNN's Cuomo on Wednesday while claiming his 33-year-old client's 'vulnerable' mind was poisoned by Trump's tweets and his 'incessant drivel'.   Watkins said Chansley's mind was 'slipping away from him' and claimed that his client's military records 'reflect, indicate and demonstrate concern for the mental health and well-being' of Chansley. He also claimed Chansley was actually helping police on the day he stormed the Capitol building by collecting items 'that had been stolen from them' as well as allegedly stopping a theft.  Jacob Chansley's attorney Albert Watkins (right) defended calling the rioters 'on the goddamn spectrum' in...
    Almost 100 people facing federal charges who were arrested during last summer's protests in Portland, Oregon will not be prosecuted or spend any time at all behind bars. Although 97 people were arrested and had charges filed against them in connection to protests that took place between May and October of last year, 58 cases have either been dismissed completely or are on track. A further 32 cases are also pending with many also likely to be dismissed. Just seven people have pled guilty with just one of those heading to prison having been caught red-handed setting fire to the city's Justice Center.  Charges have been dismissed against 58 of the 97 people arrested during the unrest last year that lasted for more than 100 days between May and October Black Lives Matter protesters gather at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Oregon last year Edward Schinzing, 33, had his name tattooed on his back while video captured him setting fire to the Justice Center building. The facility houses the Multnomah County jail and the Portland...
    This had nothing to do with "patriotism." The first major comprehensive study of those arrested for participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol strongly indicates that the true motivation of these rioters was not some quasi-patriotic reaction to Donald Trump’s fanciful assertions of election fraud. Rather, the root cause underlying that day of violence boils down to out-and-out racism by insecure whites, alarmed about the prevalence of darker-skinned Americans in their hometown environments. In other words, this was certainly an attempt to overthrow a legitimate, democratic election. But it was an opportunistic insurrection, borne out of deep-seated resentments having nothing to with democracy but rather with preserving and maintaining white power in this country.  As reported by the New York Times: When the political scientist Robert Pape began studying the issues that motivated the 380 or so people arrested in connection with the attack against the Capitol on Jan. 6, he expected to find that the rioters were driven to violence by the lingering effects of the 2008 Great Recession. But instead he found something very...
    The FBI has released a slew of 10 new videos showing MAGA rioters at the U.S. Capitol dousing cops with bear spray, grabbing gas masks and beating officers on January 6. The agency noted before the videos that their contents contain disturbing images and has asked for help from the public in identifying the violent rioters. In the 'bolo' - or 'be on the lookout' - video for unidentified rioter #91, the man is seen wearing a red flannel jacket and grey cap as he batters an officer with some sort of stick or rod five times before throwing it at the officer. Scroll down for videos  Man #231 was filmed deploying bear spray at a group of officers before then throwing the empty can at them and Man #91 is seen wearing a red flannel jacket and grey cap as he batters an officer Man #91 was filmed battering an officer with some sort of stick or rod five times before throwing it at the officer The man, #91, has yet to be identified and...
    After Chris Ortiz posted a series of Instagram stories from inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, authorities say he got an Instagram message from a high school friend. "CHRIS WHAT ARE YOU DOING," the message said, according to court documents. Ortiz responded, "Participating in government!" "WHY," the friend responded, "GO TO A TOWN HALL MEETING MAN."  The friend continued to message Ortiz, 27, telling him the Capitol rioters were domestic terrorists and questioning his political beliefs. Eventually, the friend turned their conversation over to the FBI. "I love you Chris but I will never understand this," the friend said. Christopher Ortiz messaged with a high school friend after the friend saw him post videos from the Capitol riot. Department of Justice Ortiz is one of dozens of Capitol riot suspects who were reported to authorities by their own close personal contacts. According to court documents, the FBI has arrested many based on tips from family members, work colleagues, childhood friends and ex-lovers who called authorities after watching their acquaintances participate in the siege on TV or, in some...
    After they locked his body into a truck tire. After they cuffed his hands behind his back, then flipped him over so his weight rested on his knees and forehead. After they poured water over him, then beat his feet and hands with steel cables. That’s when Theo Padnos confessed to helping the CIA kill Islamic terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, to being gay, to helping the CIA get the goods on al Qaeda in Syria, and to his desire to rape Syrian women. None of this was true. “The ideal torturer in an Islamic state is someone who takes himself out of the act entirely,” says Padnos, whose new book, Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture and Enlightenment, tells of the nearly two years he was held as a prisoner by al Qaeda in Syria. “[The torturer] does his bit without emotion. The vast majority of them thought of torture as work they had to do to purify Syria of bad elements that had crept into the nation during the time of the Assads.” Padnos, a writer who spoke Arabic, went...
    Facebook has revealed it helped law enforcement identify MAGA mob rioters by 'monitoring the assault in real-time' and identifying people who posted photos and videos at the Capitol. The social media giant has been assisting authorities 'even after the attack was over' in bringing to justice those responsible for the violent January 6 insurrection that left five including a Capitol police officer dead, Monika Bickert, the company’s head of global policy management said Thursday.   News of its involvement comes after Facebook sought to distance itself from the riot in the days following the attack with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg claiming the violence was 'largely' not organized on the platform.  However, despite these claims, leaked internal documents earlier this month revealed execs were made aware Facebook had a major problem with groups spouting hate speech on its platform five months before the attack and tightened restrictions leading up to the election - only to soften them again between the election and January 6.  The extent of information Facebook has so far handed over to authorities in the five weeks following the...
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial could end on Saturday as Democrats wrap up their case against the former president, arguing he has lit the fuse on violence for years. 'January 6th was a culmination of the president's actions, not an aberration from them. The insurrection was the most violent and dangerous episode so far in Donald Trump's continuing pattern and practice of inciting violence,' Lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said Thursday. 'Trump knew exactly what he was doing and inciting the January 6 mob. Exactly,' Raskin said. 'He had just seen how easily his words and actions inspire violence in Michigan. He sent a clear message to his supporters. He encouraged planning and conspiracies to take over capitol buildings on threaten public officials who refused to bow down to his political will.'  Democrats will finish making the case for Trump's impeachment on Thursday and Trump's team isn't expected to take its full two days to defend the former president. 'Hope not,' Trump attorney David Schoen told reporters on Capitol Hill about using the full 16 hours allotted to them. Several...
    The mother-of-eight dubbed the 'Bullhorn Lady' who gave instructions to her fellow MAGA rioters with a megaphone has been arrested for her part at the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.  Rachel Powell, 40, was charged with obstruction, depredation of government property, entering a restricted building with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. An arrest warrant was issued for the Pennsylvania woman on Feb. 3 and she was arrested the following day. Police raided the woman's home Thursday but local reports indicate that she was not at the residence at the time. Rachel Powell, 40, was charged with obstruction, depredation of government property, entering a restricted building with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct for her role in the Capitol riots Charging documents say that Powell was a part of the group of rioters who used a large pipe 'as a ramming device to breach windows of the Capitol to gain access.' According to a criminal complaint that included several grabs from video and cell phone footage, Powell 'is clearly seen speaking through a bullhorn and giving very detailed descriptions...
    Social media companies are cooperating with law enforcement agencies by handing over data leading to the arrest of the MAGA rioters who stormed the United States Capitol on January 6. The 'digital dragnet' involves investigators monitoring social media for posts and videos recorded by the rioters themselves - similar to what investigators did during the George Floyd protests over the summer. As more indictments are being handed down against the Capitol rioters, tech companies are reportedly showing their willingness to hand over incriminating data, according to Huffington Post. Jesus Rivera, one of the Trump supporters who has been charged, is one suspect who was indicted after Facebook turned over information to the FBI that purports to show him inside the Capitol crypt. Rivera had recorded a five-minute video of himself among the rioters, but then disabled and deleted his Facebook. MAGA rioters clash with police outside the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6. Federal investigators have relied on data from tech companies including Facebook to identify and charge suspects Protesters scuffle with police in Washington,...
    (CNN)Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.The Capitol Police officer's courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday when he escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony. He was there in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms, CNN's Jeff Zeleny reported.Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate during the January 6 insurrection, escorts Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony.Goodman became the face of resistance to the insurrection when shortly after the Capitol Hill attack, video showed him leading a mob of Trump supporters in the opposite direction of the Senate chambers. At the time, lawmakers were still debating an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote count.In footage captured by Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic, Goodman could be seen being chased up a Capitol staircase by the mob. When he reached a landing, he looked to his left, where he noticed the door to the Senate chambers was still unguarded. He then led...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday spoke about the major breach that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, stating that the mob was “fed lies” and “provoked” by President Trump, as well as others. Speaking on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell said that the “mob was fed lies” and “provoked by the president and other powerful people” — effectively echoing the claims made by his Democrat colleagues, who accuse Trump of inciting the chaos that descended upon the Capitol that day. “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like,” the Kentucky Republican said. “But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation,” he continued: Sen. Majority Leader McConnell: Insurrectionists were "provoked by the president and other powerful people." pic.twitter.com/6kqSlAJHky — The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2021...
    Bradley Cortright January 19, 2021 0 Comments Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not publicly sharing whether he intends to vote to convict President Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” However, he is laying some of the blame for the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol at Trump’s feet.  During a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell said, “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty.” “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like,” McConnell continued. He added, “But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation — not even for one night.” McConnell noted that despite the riot, Congress voted to certify the results of the Electoral College vote and...
    More On: capitol riot NYC man threatened AOC, Schumer and Pelosi in unhinged rants NYPD arrives in DC to help with inauguration security Clinton, Pelosi call for “9/11-style commission” into Capitol riot, Trump-Putin involvement French man sent far-right groups $500K in bitcoin before his suicide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters were “provoked” by President Trump “and other powerful people” to try and stop certification of his election defeat. In a Senate floor speech, McConnell said, “The last time the Senate convened we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals… the mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding…. but we pressed on.” McConnell’s wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, was the first member of Trump’s cabinet to resign over the riot, which followed a speech by Trump near the White House in which he urged thousands of supporters to “fight like hell” to persuade lawmakers to overturn Biden’s Electoral College victory....
    Daniel Hodges, 32, was filmed being squeezed between the doors at the West Terrace at the Capitol Building last Wednesday The DC cop who was filmed being crushed in a door by the MAGA mob has revealed the only reason he and other officers did not open fire on the crowd was that they had more guns and he knew the police would lose in a firefight.  Daniel Hodges, 32, was filmed being squeezed between the doors at the West Terrace at the Capitol Building last Wednesday.  He has since told how he thought he was going to be permanently disfigured or die in the stampede.  He also explained why cops didn't open fire on the mob to try to get them under control, saying that he and his outnumbered comrades knew that most of the mob had their own weapons.  There were some 15,000 people in the mob of rioters and fewer than 1,000 cops.  Had gunfire broken out, Hodges said the mob would have won.  'I didn’t want to be the guy who starts shooting, because I...
    The rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 missed Vice President Mike Pence by just one minute, new reports suggest.   It took 14 minutes to evacuate Pence from the Senate Chamber after the MAGA mob first broke into the building, according to law enforcement officials and video footage obtained by The Washington Post. Secret Service agents eventually managed to convince Pence to leave and rushed him and his family into an office before they were taken to a second secure location. Less than 60 seconds after Pence was taken to his hideaway, a violent crowd followed a Capitol officer up a flight of stairs just 100 feet from the office but away from the chamber where many lawmakers still remained. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO   Rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 came very close to running into Vice President Mike Pence, who was evacuated 14 minutes after the mob first tried to break in. Pictured: Pence presides over a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results, January 6 Pence and his...
    BLACK Lives Matter activist John Sullivan was arrested by the FBI on January 14, due to his alleged involvement in the Capitol riots. Sullivan's arrest comes as the FBI continues it crackdown on rioters who participated in the attempted Capitol siege to protest Joe Biden's presidential victory. 6John SullivanCredit: John Sullivan Who is BLM activist John Sullivan? John Sullivan is an activist from Utah. Sullivan allegedly uses aliases such as “Activist X,” “Activist John,” and “Jayden X." He is the founder of Insurgence USA, a Utah-based group set up in 2020 to protest police brutality, with the goal of the "unification of our nation because a people united will never be divided." 6John Sullivan is a Black Lives Matter activistCredit: John Sullivan 6Sullivan's mugshotCredit: Toeele County Sheriff's Office Sullivan was arrested on January 14, and charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with civil disorder, being in a restricted area and disorderly conduct. His name made headlines after he appeared on CNN to chat with Anderson Cooper regarding the video he captured of Ashli Babbitt being shot by...
    Three Capitol Police officers have described being beaten, tasered with bear mace and having their weapons ripped from them by the MAGA mob who shouted they wanted to 'kill them with their own guns' last Wednesday.  Michael Fanone, 40, Christina Laury and 32-year-old Daniel Hodges were among the Capitol cops who were overpowered by the mob on January 6.  On Thursday, they spoke at a press conference to share details of how the rioters beat them after breaking in to the Capitol Building while the House certified the election result.  Fanone, a father-of-four, told how the rioters tried to grab his gun and yelled: 'Kill him with his own gun!'  Officer Michael Fanone is showing being crushed by the mob as he tries to defend the Capitol on January 6 Fanone was completely outnumbered. He said the mob reached for his gun and yelled 'we got one! we got one!' as they dragged him away from his colleagues  Fanone, on Thursday, said he thinks he only lived because he told the mob about his children, pleading with...
    Baseball star Curt Schilling has claimed his insurance policy has been canceled by AIG after the Donald Trump fan tweeted in support of the Capitol rioters.  The Red Sox legend tweeted: 'We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my "Social Media profile".'  Schilling - who goes by 'President Elect Curt Schilling' on Twitter - had last week shared his thoughts on the siege at the Capitol, saying the rioters started 'confrontation for sh*t that matters'.  He tweeted: 'You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for air Jordan's and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s**t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of govt corruption. #itshappening.'  After some followers questioned his claims about AIG Tuesday, Schilling replied with a screenshot of his alleged correspondence with the company. He later said he was a 'AAA customer with zero claims in our 17 years with them'. The screenshot read in part that canceling Schilling's insurance plan was...
    (CNN)A horrifying video from Wednesday's Capitol riots showed an officer crushed between waves of a pro-Trump mob and officers defending the building. During the confrontation, captured on video by investigative outlet Status Coup, one officer was pinned between a door and the masses of people.At least one individual attempted to rip away the officer's mask while he was wedged, as he screamed in agony.The video panned over to the rioters, who chanted, "Heave, ho! Heave, ho!" while pushing further into the entryway.The officer reenters the frame of the video stuck in the same position, now maskless and bloodied, screaming for help. A voice can be heard amid the fray, yelling, "Let him back, let him out!" Read MoreThe officer eventually was able to free himself from the door. He appeared to answer in the affirmative when asked if he was OK. The condition of the officer is not known.Americans watched the Capitol riot in horror and disgust. Heres what they told us.CNN spoke with the individual who shot the video, Jon Farina, who noted the clash between police and rioters...
    The fervent protests surrounding the 2020 US election reached an ugly head Wednesday afternoon — but it had been steadily brewing for weeks and its implications could last for years. The prospect of a huge gathering in Washington, D.C., was first revealed by President Trump as far back as Dec. 19, as he continued to deny losing the election to Joe Biden. “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” he tweeted of the protest to mark the day Biden’s win would be certified. So, after weeks of hype, by 6 a.m. Wednesday thousands had already gathered around the Capitol for what was touted as the “Save America Rally.” At 10 a.m., Trump’s attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, rallied the crowds by saying he was “willing to stake [his] reputation” on election fraud. “And if we’re wrong, we will be made fools of,” he said. “But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail. So let’s have trial by combat.” Just before noon, the president addressed the crowds in a...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 Trump’s National Security Adviser praises Pence for handling of EC certification, riots Lawmaker who tweeted — then deleted — video of himself storming Capitol faces backlash Pompeo calls for Capitol rioters to be prosecuted Teen protester arrested again during Trump Tower demonstration in NYC The fervent protests surrounding the 2020 US election reached an ugly head Wednesday afternoon — but it had been steadily brewing for weeks and its implications could last for years. The prospect of a huge gathering in Washington, D.C., was first revealed by President Trump as far back as Dec. 19, as he continued to deny losing the election to Joe Biden. “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” he tweeted of the protest to mark the day Biden’s win would be certified. So, after weeks of hype, by 6 a.m. Wednesday thousands had already gathered around the Capitol for what was touted as the “Save America Rally.” At 10 a.m., Trump’s attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, rallied the crowds by saying he...
    SHOCKING footage shows MAGA rioters taking selfies with cops after officers allowed them to storm the Capitol building yesterday. American democracy was rocked on Wednesday after an angry mob of Trump supporters broke into Congress as lawmakers met to certify the results of November's election. Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/EjkQ83h1p2— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021 7A MAGA rioter poses for a selfie with a cop inside the Capitol building One clip posted on Twitter appears to show cops letting a group of rioters through the gates. Another video shows masked rioters inside the building taking selfies with officers. A third clip, first posted on TikTok, shows the wider mob breaking through the barricades and overwhelming cops outside the Capitol building. As the protesters carrying Trump flags burst through the gates, others can be heard roaring with approval. Twitter users expressed their fury after watching the clips appearing to show officers allowing rioters to enter the Capitol building. One said: "This is so beyond scary. I can’t believe these scenes are the US and not a third...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, who has condemned GOP attempts to subvert the will of the voters in the presidential election, lambasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for encouraging supporters to disrupt the peaceful transition of power in "an unprecedented attack against our democracy." "We gather today due to a selfish man's injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning," Romney wrote in remarks that he would have made in the Senate before Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. "What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States."He warned that "those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy."Romney, who lost the 2012 presidential election, urged his fellow lawmakers "to move forward with completing...
    THE mugshots of Antifa rioters arrested in Portland were released by cops, as unrest continues to rock the city. Portland police have arrested nearly 1,000 as demonstrations continue in the city – but the District Attorney has declined to charge a majority of people. 9Police shared mugshots of some of the hundreds that have been arrested in connection with ongoing protestsCredit: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office The Post Millennial shared the mugshots released by police. Black Lives Matter and Antifa demonstrations have continued since May, the outlet reports. According to a database from the Multnomah County District Attorney, a total of 974 cases have been referred to the office for potential charges in demonstrations. However, the DA has rejected 666 of the cases – and as of Friday, had only moved forward with 128. A remaining 182 cases are still pending charges, the database shows. 9Police use chemical irritants to disperse protesters during demonstrations on September 5, 2020 in PortlandCredit: AP:Associated Press 9Police are seen pushing through members of the media covering a demonstration in Portland on September 26Credit: Reuters 9Protests...
    Protesters in Portland gathered outside Democrat mayor Ted Wheeler's apartment Monday night to 'celebrate' his birthday by letting off fireworks and singing 'happy tear gas to you'.  A fire was lit in the street outside the 58-year-old's apartment block in an upmarket area in the north of the city, as around 200 people gathered while blasting music, sounding horns, banging pots and pans, and playing drums. Activists - some of whom were carrying balloons and wearing party hats - danced to the Macarena and were heard shouting slogans including 'Black Lives Matter'. Protesters in Portland gathered outside mayor Ted Wheeler's apartment building on Monday night to 'celebrate' his birthday by starting a fire in the street and letting off fireworks Police moved in after looters broke into a business and started a fire in the lobby, which was underneath an occupied apartment building Protesters blared music, let off fireworks, sounded horns and banged drums before officers moved in and dispersed them Police arrived around 11pm after fires were started in the street, declared the scene a riot,...
    Charles Stotts and Kacey White, the owners of a historic restaurant in Minneapolis that was burned down by rioters, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that they are “not even close” to rebuilding their business. “We did not own the building, we were tenants of the building so we don't have a say of what gets rebuilt there and if the landlord that rebuilds wants another restaurant in there or not, but that area is, I would say, years out from being rebuilt,” White, the owner of Town Talk Diner & Gastropub, said on Sunday. “They have not begun demolition or removal of anything yet in that area,” she said. White made the comments two days after Minneapolis City Council members voted unanimously to amend the city's charter to remove the mandate for a police department – the first step toward disbanding it in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The amendment proposes the city replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, “which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach,” a draft of the amendment said. The proposal adds that...
    Shutting schools for a virus that killed one-eighth the number of children who die from the flu every season will turn out to be one of the most devastating decisions ever made by government. At least our kids will be able to enjoy the fun and companionship of camp this summer, with the virus burning out in the summer heat. As thousands are encouraged to rampage through the streets every day, surely our kids can get together in bunks of 10-15, right? Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah, otherwise known as Baltimore, Maryland, and many other liberal bastions. Last week, we received an email from the camp my cooped-up son was planning to attend in Baltimore saying that it can no longer open – even at the end of the summer, even in a modified way, because the restrictions are too prohibitive. Mayor Jack Young placed even greater restrictions on the city than were being observed in New York, the epicenter of the outbreak. He also canceled all outdoor events for the remainder of the summer. Or at...
    A fourth-generation San Francisco stationery shop owner, whose store has been broken into four times since COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were put in place, is calling on the country and his home state of California to get back to work. In an interview on "Fox & Friends First" on Thursday, the owner of Patrick & Co. Stationery, Jamie Patrick, explained how the most recent break-in was different than the previous ones. "We've been actually broken into four times since this all started. This last recent one was the last Saturday and Sunday. Both nights we had two different [destructive acts]. Basically in the last two [incidents of broken] windows [were] kind of like a smash-and-dash type [of] situation," he stated. "And then, we also had someone come into the store, take a bunch of merchandise, and brandish a knife to one of my employees who tried to stop them from exiting the store." "The employee was quite shaken up," Patrick added. 'IT WAS A WAR ZONE': SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN RIOTS SPEAK OUT The perpetrators of the most recent occurrences left the store...
    A Denver ramen shop owner was about to open her doors for business earlier this week when she discovered her restaurant had been targeted by rioters overnight. In an interview on "Fox & Friends" with host Ainsley Earhardt, Menya Ramen & Poke owner Saki Melius remembered that the first thing she saw was that her dumpster was moved onto the street and was on fire. It was only as she walked into the store that she noticed the shattered glass. 'IT WAS A WAR ZONE': SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN RIOTS SPEAK OUT "I knew that our window was shattered that night. But, on the next day that I came in, [I] decided that I'm going to clean up to open the store. But, I couldn't do it. I just stood there with a broom in my hands and just [stared] out the window. And, I just stood [there] and cried," she recalled. In response, Melius then lined the windows with messages pleading for rioters to leave the business alone. The messages read: “Please don’t destroy our restaurant” and “Minority-owned business.” Denver police stand along 14th Street during a protest outside the State...
    The owners of a historic Minneapolis restaurant that was destroyed by rioters last week told "Your World" Monday that the loss of years worth of work was "hard to swallow." Kacey White and Charles Stotts, the owners of the Town Talk Diner & Gastropub, told host David Asman that on Thursday morning, "one of our staff happened to be on their bike and went past it and saw that the windows were blown out and the water suppression system was on." "It had clearly been looted," Stotts explained. "We went out there and checked out the whole scene. It was a mess. It was horrible. But we figured a way to get all boarded up...clean it up and put it back together. And then come out Thursday night, the riot happened again and this time they burnt it to the ground." White, who cooks with Stotts at the restaurant, said she watched the restaurant burn on the news. "I am a restaurant owner and a cook," she explained. "We lost our restaurant. George Floyd lost his life. All I know is that the community as a whole is at a huge loss right now for so many things." CLOTHING STORE OWNER 'LOST EVERYTHING' AFTER...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the previously peaceful protests over George Floyd's death in police custody have been “hijacked” by rioters committing “unjust violence.” McConnell, R-Ky., from the Senate floor, said he “completely” supported and “fully defends” citizens’ rights to engage in “peaceful protest,” but condemned the riots that spread across the nation over the weekend as those protests turned violent. “Over the last several days, citizens have watched with horror as cities across America have convulsed with looting, riots and destruction,” he said. “On a nightly basis, initially peaceful demonstrators have been hijacked.” BARR SENDS RIOT TEAMS TO DC, MIAMI AMID VIOLENT PROTESTS He added: “Americans have watched protests dedicated to ending unjust violence mutate into riots that inflict unjust violence themselves.” “Free speech and peaceful protest are central American liberties,” he continued. “Looting, rioting, assault and arson are violent crimes that have no place—no place whatsoever—in our society.” TRUMP SAYS THE US WILL DESIGNATE ANTIFA AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION  McConnell went on to say that it “is not a display of courageous citizenship to smash and destroy...
    The owners of a historic restaurant in Minneapolis that was burned down by rioters told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that seeing the damage was “really emotional.” Charles Stotts and Kacey White, the owners of Town Talk Diner & Gastropub, said their restaurant was burned down three days before it was set to reopen for outdoor service after months of being closed due to coronavirus. “We first got a call on Thursday morning that one of our employees had biked down to see if everything was OK and she called us to let us know that the windows were broken out and the fire suppression system was on and it was a mess,” Stotts explained. CONCERNS ABOUT NEW WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS AFTER PROTESTS “So we went down and we saw it and called the emergency restoration company to come and try to clean up what we could. Later on that day, they put some lumber over the windows because they were blown out.” VideoHe went on to say that around 4:30 in the morning he and his wife Kacey “got a phone call telling us to tune into the TV real quick, so we tuned into the...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.Minnesota’s governor and the mayors of the Twin Cities pledged their support to fight against the “systemic racism” that they said led to the death of George Floyd after another night of violent rioting in Minneapolis and other metropolitan areas around the country. Gov. Tim Walz thanked those who obeyed the nighttime curfew to give law enforcement the space to restore order without further loss of life, saying, “the gift they have given us, is that the sun came up this morning to open up the space for the real conversation. A real understanding that George Floyd was dead and the conditions here, in Minnesota, contributed to that." “It does fall to myself, other elected leaders, community leaders and others that if we do not get to that systemic problem, eventually this will get us back to a point that led to our communities on fire, our security and safety in question and a searching of who we are,” Waltz said. CLICK HERE FOR...
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