Tuesday, January 12, 2021

BREAKING: Fairfax County Sheriff's Office Deputy dies of covid-19 during an outbreak that has sickened 19 deputies and 13 inmates at county jail. Identified as Sgt. Frederick "Butch" Cameron.


NEW: Illinois man arrested Tuesday on federal criminal charge for allegedly threatening to commit violence at the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington, DC, according to the DOJ.


Breaking News: Making a tacit break from President Trump, House Republican leaders have decided not to formally lobby members of the party against voting to impeach him.


BREAKING: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other ex-officials have been told they’ll be charged in the Flint water scandal, two people with knowledge of the planned prosecution tell AP. Lead-contaminated water devastated the majority Black city.


Apparently he is David Quintavalle, a retired Chicago Firefighter


The DC police officer credited with leading District officers taking back the Capitol taken during a riot was just promoted from inspector to commander. Police chief said officers under Robert Glover’s command “saved democracy.” Background:


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancels trip to Europe after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top EU officials declined to meet with him


NEW: FBI and DOJ to hold 3 p.m. ET news conference on Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol, DOJ announces.


The shunning begins


BREAKING: Chilling new details on Lonnie Coffman, the man arrested for bringing explosives & guns to the Capitol. Police found a note containing list of "bad guys" (incl'g a judge) & "good guys," & contact info for right-wing pundits Mark Levin & Hannity and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex)


!!! "White House insiders say Trump knew what was about to happen at the Capitol — because of his social media guru Dan Scavino"


NEW: Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for members of violent mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol to be placed on the no-fly list. "We cannot allow these same insurrectionists to get on a plane and cause more violence and more damage."


In the Rules Committee hearing on the 25A resolution, @RepMcGovern repeatedly asks @Jim_Jordan to say these words: “The election was not stolen.” Jordan refuses to do so.


The FBI was warned of possible "war" before the Capitol riot contradicting a top official's claim


This is your coup.


“Don’t make them hit you again.” said the abusers’ spokesperson.


This development was reported by @kasie!


McCarthy reportedly cut Trump off and said, “Stop it. It’s over. The election is over”


AP: Trump takes no responsibility for violent insurrection at Capitol, says remarks to supporters were 'totally appropriate.'


Would you like to see “Honor” brought back to the Medal of Freedom?? Joe Biden needs to name Eugene Goodman the first recipient of his administration. This man led attackers away from our National Leaders! Let’s get momentum going for this. This man truly deserves it!


Ted Cruz's communication director quits following Capitol riots


Sen. Lindsey Graham, who last week said he and President Trump had a "hell of a journey" but it was time to "count me out" because "enough was enough," is flying to Texas on Air Force One today, per the pool.


"In first public appearance since the Capitol siege, Trump expresses no contrition for inciting the mob." IMPEACH HIM. NOW


Wow! @Jim_Jordan finally gets what he deserves in a hearing from @RepMcGovern


Last Wednesday, after narrowly escaping a violent mob incited by the President of the United States to attack the Capitol and its occupants, I was forced to spend several hours in a secure but confined location with dozens of other Members of Congress.


The @Kennedy_School's dean asked Rep. @EliseStefanik to step down from the @harvardiop's senior advisory committee. She declined. "I told her that I would therefore remove her..."


Lusting for civil war and boasting of ties to cops and the military, the Oath Keepers thought their time had come


“This is the sad reality of our beleaguered democracy: If the United States does not punish sedition, we will see more of it.”


So much from @CatieEdmondson & @lukebroadwater but this from @CawthornforNC who encouraged TurningPoint members to “call your congressman and feel free — you can lightly threaten them. Say: ‘If you don’t support election integrity, I’m coming after you.'"


Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman, who let rioters into Oregon Capitol, is sanctioned, fined and pressured to resign


Every expert who has evaluated Lisa Montgomery in person recently determined that she is not mentally competent and has no understanding as to why the government is trying to execute her today. It would be unconstitutional and immoral to execute Lisa. @TheJusticeDept STAND DOWN!


Alamo has no idea Trump is going there


List getting bigger. Corp cut-off of donations to Republicans over Capital Riot


Kyle Rittenhouse is not only out on bail, but is hanging out with his mom drinking in Racine, WI. The "free as fuck" shirt is a nice touch to the fuck you that is our judicial system. This country may just be broken beyond repair.


Cumulus Media, which employs some of the most popular right-leaning talk-radio hosts in the United States (Mark Levin, Dan Bongino), has told its on-air personalities to stop suggesting that the election was stolen from Trump — or else face termination.


When he leaves for Texas around 10 a.m., it will be President Trump's first time in front of cameras since last Wednesday. He's been holed up in the White House since then, only surrounded by a couple of aides while most are keeping their distance from him.


Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and a major donor to Republican politicians, is dead at 87


"...the attitude seems to be, if I can't get a pardon, then nobody else should get one, either."


"Bryan Fogel has now taken on Vladimir Putin, in 'Icarus,' and MbS, in 'The Dissident.' Those are some scary dudes. He’s as brave a filmmaker you’ll find. I hope he is safe. And I hope viewers honor his courage by watching this remarkable film."


It's a tough one, but the @FBI is hoping someone recognizes this suspected D.C. pipe bomber's clothing or bag, offering reward up to $50k. He's believed to have planted pipe bomb wires at the @GOP headquarters & @DNC at around 1p on Wed


It is @chucknorris with wife-beater #MattBledsoe


UPDATE: @Verizon: "We will be suspending contributions in 2021 to any member of Congress who voted in favor of objecting to the election results"


State and federal wildlife officials investigate reports of a manatee found with “Trump” drawn on its back in a Florida river, via AP


UPDATE: In a new statement, @Airbnb says its PAC will "withhold support from those who voted against the certification of the presidential election results."


Hong Kong police have begun sending devices seized from arrested people to mainland China, where authorities have sophisticated data-extraction technology, and are using the information gleaned from those devices to assist in investigations - WaPo


Yogananda Pittman replaces US Capitol Police chief Steven Sund, who resigned last week after failing to protect the building from rioting Trump supporters. She becomes one of the few Black women police chiefs in US.


#Belarus This elderly lady was sentenced to $340 for participating in a protest in December. Her name is Valeria Smirnova, she was born in 1931 (before the WW2). She will be left without her pension. The judge’s name is Julia Shut who is definitely a much younger person


This terrorist beat a cop down with an American Flag


Patriots’ HC Bill Belichick will not be traveling to Washington nor accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he announced today.


Any bipartisan commission into the #Jan6 insurrection is going to be preceded by both an #impeachment and a DC felony murder grand jury ...


I am watching future riots being organized on their platform right now.


Biden’s pick for SecState, Tony Blinken, is unlikely to get a confirmation hearing before inauguration day, per senate aides. Would be 1st time in at least 10 transitions the incoming president’s pick for SecState won't have a conf hearing, or be already confirmed, by Jan 20.


The @GOP is using the entire right-wing spin machine to call on us to *unify* with these guys. And they're calling us radicals for refusing.


Hong Kong opposition shudders after mass arrests; expert says security law overrides mini-constitution


The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada issue a joint statement expressing serious concern about the arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week


Ivanka Trump mocked for saying she will attend inauguration to save her ‘promising political career’


when you brought 80 buses of people to an insurrection and want your audience of republican millionaires to forget it


A Republican politician in NYC has apologized for yelling ‘Heil Hitler’ at a rally, explaining that she actually meant to say “mein Führer”


Former diplomat Andrii Telizhenko becomes the second of Giuliani’s Ukraine “scandal” team to be named by the U.S. government as part of a Kremlin influence campaign


This is the individual the FBI is seeking as a person of interest in connection with the murder of the Capitol Hill police officer. Twitter, do your thing


Imagine that you belong to one ethnic minority. Your husband is kidnapped and taken to the government concentration camp. You will be sterilized. Because your government decided to. This is not Nazi Germany in 1944. This is China in 2021.


The first impeachment indicts the president. The second impeachment indicts their party.


"Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump's fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. We're going to scrutinize ... with the same skepticism we'd approach a Trump tweet."


Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Has Tested Positive for Covid


Trump Administration Says the Inconvenience of Rescheduling Executions Outweighs the “Harm” to Prisoners Set to Die


Right after Pompeo gave a speech about the importance of independent media "Voice of America reassigns White House reporter after she sought to question Mike Pompeo." Incredible.


This happened AFTER the storming of the Capitol.


If Pence did not demand Trump's resignation, then he's just as guilty as Trump at this point.


This raises a mind-blowing question: How do we know that the defense and homeland security departments will cooperate to keep Biden and Harris safe on inauguration day? Can we be sure that National Guard, other Federal troops, are not members of the Qanon/MAGA conspiracy cult?


Facebook bragging about what a great job they’re doing. It took me two seconds to find this.


CNN and MSNBC both beat Fox News in total viewers for first time since 2000


This is what @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy incited. It is why corporate America is defunding him.


More: people familiar with the situation say it was Piper’s decision for the Republican Attorneys General group send to send a robocall urging people to march on the Capitol.


Sucks—Several gorillas at San Diego Zoo have tested positive for #COVID19–first cases in such primates in captivity. 8 gorillas at the park believed to have the virus—several coughing. Infection came from park’s wildlife care team who was asymptomatic. Oy


“Rupert Murdoch's Fox News pushed and extolled the presidency of Donald Trump. It must now be brought to account, writes Malcolm Turnbull. “


JUST POSTED: @USTreasury implicitly linked @RudyGiuliani to a Russian disinformation campaign, noting that TELIZHENKO "orchestrated meetings" between accused Russian agent DERKACH & "US persons." *Telizhenko helped arrange a mtg for Giuliani with Derkach


The presidents daughter is hilariously concerned about her “promising political future.”


Hong Kong is in no hurry to roll out Covid-19 vaccines, government advisers say


With news that DHS's Chad Wolf is stepping down Reminder of what helped get us into this mess in first place. Whistleblower Brian Murphy: Wolf tried to suppress threat assessment of white supremacists in 2020 because of how it would reflect upon Trump


I share the outrage and anger of those across America who have watched Trump fail to combat this raging pandemic and refuse to take care of Americans who are suffering, dying, and devastated. I will not rest until I do everything in my power to remove this President from office.


So were we in the House. @laurenboebert was told by the Sergeant of Arms in the chamber to not make any social media posts. It was said repeatedly. She defied it because she is more closely aligned with the terrorists than the patriots.


I share the outrage and anger of those across America who have watched Trump fail to combat this raging pandemic and refuse to take care of Americans who are suffering, dying, and devastated. I will not rest until I do everything in my power to remove this President from office.


Sorry I tried to murder you


Video shows Trump mob brutalizing police; investigators make progress on arrests


Investigators probe Capitol Police for betrayal after Trump mob rampage takes painful toll


"I think it is critically important that there be a real, serious focus on holding those folks who engaged in sedition ... they they be held accountable" -- Joe Biden


I don’t think tweeting the phrase “house democrats in body bags” is ever okay.


Pence not inclined toward 25th Amendment despite Trump turning riotous mob on him


NEW: Banks are moving away from Trump & his company. • @DeutscheBank won't work with him in the future, source says. • Signature Bank, which long had close ties with Trump and Kushner, is closing his accounts.


Sen. Ted Cruz stands by his man, Donald Trump


Lawrence: 147 Republicans lied when they took an oath to defend the Constitution


A little help: If you can identify the guy in this video throwing a fire extinguisher at a group of Policemen and women — please contact the @FBI and @DOJPH ASAP. Thank you...


So @GOPLeader @HawleyMO @tedcruz @LindseyGrahamSC @marcorubio want us to unite with the sick f*cks who did this?


How military service prepared Rep. Crow for Capitol invasion