Thursday, January 14, 2021

NEW: Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them


A comedy show pulled this together but it’s nothing to laugh about.


We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and building our economy back better. Tune in as I announce my American Rescue Plan.


Infuriating. Traitors. Preying on people who truth them


Prominent white nationalists and right-wing groups in the U.S. received more than $500,000 in Bitcoin a month before the Capitol Riot from a foreign donor


"[Trump's] gonna be in a real problem business-wise and it's compounded politically... If the incoming DNC chair Jaime Harrison could, he should pay Trump to stay in the limelight... [Republicans] can't quite win with him"


Investigators have identified more than 200 suspects in their probe of the January 6 attack at the US Capitol and arrested more than 100 individuals, FBI Director Chris Wray said in his first public appearance since the riot


Because of Jared and Ivanka, Secret Service agents had to go to bizarre, unusual lengths just to use a bathroom. In addition to their reliance on restrooms used by fellow agents assigned to the Obamas and Pences, the detail sometimes had to use the bathrooms of local businesses.


Forbidden to use any of Javanka’s 6 bathrooms, Secret Service agents on their detail resorted to going to the Obama’s house, around the corner, before renting a basement apt from a neighbor at a cost to taxpayers of over $100,000. I’d like that money back.


A senior law enforcement official says some Capitol rioters used "military-style tactics," including specific hand signals to direct crowd movement, @CBS_Herridge reports. This raises questions about whether some people leading the riot had military or law enforcement background


More stuff being moved out of West Wing. This appears to be a stuffed bird.


ARRESTED: Christine Priola, a school therapist who stormed the Capitol & got to @VP’s chair. She quit her job the day after the riot saying: I will be switching paths to expose the global evil of human trafficking & pedophilia, including in our govt & children’s services agencies


“Trump has repeatedly spoken by phone with Steve Bannon in recent weeks to seek advice on his campaign to overturn his re-election defeat” Scoop by @JenniferJJacobs Note: Nov. 5, Bannon said “I’d put heads on a warning to federal bureaucrats”


EXCLUSIVE: Russian speakers announced plans for massive demonstrations on 6th January in advance, used violent language, posed with guns, and repeatedly discussed the National Guard


BREAKING via Jim Acosta: Trump's people appear to be looting the White House, including nabbing a bust of Abraham Lincoln. Should we let them get away with this?


After three COVID-19 breakouts within the White House in recent months, the federal government is sparing no expense to clean and disinfect the building before President-elect Biden moves in.


. @RepJohnCurtis shows @KatyTurNBC a paper that he says was taped to his door just minutes ago that says "Wanted For Treason...For resisting the true electoral victor Trump..."


NEW from me: On December 8, a foreign account sent multiple prominent rightwing figures a large Bitcoin donation. Funding, including from overseas, a subject of interest to U.S. law enforcement post U.S. Capitol riot


DEVELOPING: "Retired Firefighter Charged with Beating Three Capitol Police with Extinguisher During Capitol Insurrection" Instead of fighting the flames of insurrection, Robert Sanford allegedly fed them with a tool of his former trade.


It’s like Rupert Murdoch wants more violence


No Bail for QAnon Believer Who Texted 'War Time' and Threatened to Kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Mike Pompeo’s reign of error comes to an end with an ‘assault on the First Amendment’ BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL BOARD


Mike Pompeo, the most unproductive, silly and unethical Secretary of State in American history, gets the farewell he deserves from his hometown paper.


South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds says Trump could be criminally prosecuted for his role in the insurrection. Rounds cited Section 2383 of Title 18 of the U.S. code, "Rebellion or insurrection," as the law that prosecutors could use against Trump.


ARRESTED: Andrew Williams, a Sanford, Florida firefighter is charged with disorderly conduct. On video he says “they can’t arrest everybody.” His lawyer blames Trump. Williams is on PAID LEAVE.


Panic Buttons Torn From Pressley's Congressional Office Ahead of Riot: Chief of Staff


For example, emails texts and other records of a visit are potential evidence of INSURRECTION - any destruction thereof is a separate crime. “Official confirms it was a Republican Congressman giving a Capitol tour to insurrectionists ahead of attack”


Lawyer, 10 others said to be arrested in Hong Kong crackdown


Hong Kong journalist who probed the police response to 2019 mob attacks pleads not guilty to false statement charges


Hong Kong Broadband Network is the first internet service provider to admit it blocked due to order made under national security law


A group of former assistant U.S. attorneys who worked with Rudy Giuliani when he served as a federal prosecutor say that his comments before the riot, in which he urged Trump supporters to engage in "trial by combat," contributed to the loss of life.


Immigration agency leader resigns, only weeks in office


Cruz. Hawley. Pirro. Dobbs. Pierson. Graham. Pence. Carlson. Cawthorn. Jordan. Gaetz. Gohmert. Ingraham. Tuberville. McCarthy. Guilfoyle. Greene. McEnany. Biggs. Gosar. Hegseth. Brooks. Giuliani. Don Jr. Lara. Eric. Donald Trump. Today, we salute the Heroes of the Insurrection.


"To imagine that colleagues of mine could have aided and abetted this is incredibly offensive and there is simply no way that they can be allowed to continue to serve in Congress." - @RepSherrill on the possibility that Trump rioters had help from members of Congress


Par for the Trump course. “Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees.”


How military service prepared Rep. Crow for Capitol invasion

 ICYMI Chilling account,

A flesh wound requires far more than a bandaid. Impeachment should have been a thundering bipartisan statement. That so many Republicans parrot the big lie that this election was stolen, threatens future violence. These past 4-plus years demand a reckoning with reality.


Punchbowl News: Rep. Peter Meijer, a newly elected Republican from Michigan, apologized to the police for his GOP colleagues who freaked out about the metal detectors installed to protect them. "I am sorry some of my colleagues are being assholes."


Always remember that Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is a gigantic racist who is willfully ignorant..


Oh, sure, @TheRickWilson gets to say "shit" on national TV, but @JillDLawrence wouldn't let me put three f-bombs in my piece today. I feel censored and oppressed.


How ironic is it that the GOP is claiming they are being censored as they tried to silence 81,283,098 voters?


"These tours were so concerning that they were reported to the Sergeant at Arms on January 5.”


EU's neighbour. which national hockey federation will first speak out?


South Korea's highest court has upheld former President Park Geun-hye's 20-year prison sentence for her 2018 bribery conviction, ending a corruption scandal that has gripped the country for years


Nearly half of Americans think some GOP lawmakers encouraged violence


“This President will now leave office having lost the House, Senate, and White House. Having lost re-election. Having lost the popular vote twice... The man who warned us we would get tired of winning has now lost everything”


Ahead of Alexei Navalny’s return to Russia, 5 months after the attempt on his life, one Russian paper says "new criminal cases await" the Kremlin critic. Quote from another: “If he's imprisoned, he’ll be another Mandela.”


“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today rejected the EPA request to allow farmers to continue using the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor while the agency assessed the pesticide's harm to endangered species.”


Just now: Sec’y of State Mike Pompeo addresses @VOANews about “promoting democratic freedoms around the world.” Takes questions only from politically appointed director, ignores shouted questions from VOA journalists in room. At which point VOA cuts off live stream of his talk.


Analysis: A House Republican wanted proof of incitement. Here are four rioters who came to D.C. because of Trump


Lawrence: ‘Never forget’ those who enabled Trump


Rep. Schiff: I have ‘profound concerns’ over safety of Congress members


Narrator voice: “On January 13, 2021, Dan Crenshaw voted by proxy.”


Brother of Rep. Paul Gosar: ‘He thumbed his nose at his oath’


Ivanka announcing that she isn't attending events to which she is not invited is good practice for the rest of her life


A Proud Boys supporter was arrested after a search of his home found 1,000 rounds of rifle ammunition, two dozen shotgun rounds, 75 military-style combat knives, two hatchets and two swords. He had posted threats against Raphael Warnock


Unusual tours in Capitol ahead of Trump mob attack prompts investigation