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From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


Law enforcement's disastrous response during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who's viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol Police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol on January 6. Experts said the uncoordinated response reveal law enforcement's flawed perception of who's a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully breached the US Capitol building on January 6, forcing lawmakers to take cover as they voted on ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, US, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, Nolan, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Democratic, Capitol


The 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop and planning to sell it to Russia has been given new charges that could see her jailed for 20 years

Riley June Williams seen in a booking photograph obtained from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on January 19, 2021. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters Riley June Williams, the woman accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop and trying to sell it to Russia, was charged with theft of government property Tuesday. The Justice Department had charged the 22-year-old on Sunday with breaking into the Capitol on January 6, but a new charge was added after the FBI inves...
Tags: Politics, Russia, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Britain, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Doj


The uncoordinated response from law enforcement during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who is viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol building as lawmakers convened to certify the results of the 2020 election. Law enforcement experts said the uncoordinated Capitol Police response reveal their flawed perception of whom they consider a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully br...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, US, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Michelle Obama, Nolan, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Capitol Police, Trump, Democratic, Capitol


The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, an affidavit said. The tip came from someone who claimed to be a former romantic partner of the woman, Riley June Williams.  Williams faces c...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mike Pence, Harrisburg


Armed protesters rallied at state capitols as cities and states ramp up security ahead of Biden's inauguration

Trump supporters stand outside of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio January 17, 2021 during a nationwide protest called by anti-government and far-right groups supporting US President Donald Trump and his claim of electoral fraud in the November 3 presidential election. STEPHEN ZENNER/AFP via Getty Images Small groups of armed protesters showed up at the state capitols in Ohio, Texas, Oregon, and Michigan on Sunday.  There were no reports of violence or arrests at any of the protests. ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Oregon, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, New York Times, Salem, Ohio, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Austin Texas, National Guard


Federal prisons will be on lockdown as a security measure ahead of Biden's Inauguration

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File All federal prisons will go on lockdown ahead of Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday.  The US Bureau of Prisons said the move was a preventative measure not prompted by any events inside their facilities.  States and cities across the country are also ramping up security ahead of the inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. All federal pri...
Tags: Politics, Prisons, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, States, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US Postal Services, US Capitol, Terre Haute Indiana, Bureau of Prisons, Michael Conroy


Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on Trump administration staffers getting snubbed while hunting for jobs, , and tension at The New York Times.Read time: 5 minutes.  President Donald Trump AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hello!The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year.But as Hillary Brueck reported this weekend...
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'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley, who was arrested after storming the Capitol in a fur headdress and horns, has been denied bail

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images A federal judge in Arizona on Friday denied bail to Jacob Chansley, a prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist who was arrested following the attacks on the US Capitol. DOJ prosecutors had argued Chansley — also known as the "QAnon Shaman" or Jake Angeli — was a flight risk and danger to the public because his past statements...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, Arizona, Associated Press, Department Of Justice


Prosecutors said the QAnon Shaman was one of the rioters who meant to 'capture and assassinate elected officials' before walking back the claim

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images Justice Department prosecutors said people who participated in the pro-Trump attack of the US Capitol planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials." They made the assessment in a detention memo for Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman or Jake Angeli, who they say left a threat for Vice President Mike P...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Air Force


Prosecutors say the QAnon Shaman was one of the rioters who meant to 'capture and assassinate elected officials'

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images Justice Department prosecutors said people who participated in the pro-Trump attack of the US Capitol planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials." They made the assessment in a detention memo for Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman or Jake Angeli, who they say left a threat for Vice President Mike P...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Air Force


One in 10 Americans say they believe the Capitol siege was justified in some way, according to a new Insider poll

Capitol Police stand guard outside of Congress as pro-Trump rioters challenging the election results storm the building. Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images A new Insider poll found that a vast majority of the American public believes the Capitol Siege was uncalled for, with 66% saying it was "completely unjustified." However, 11% of nearly 1,060 respondents, polled online between January 13 and January 14, said they could justify it in some way. Of them, almost 6% said the deadly in...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Election, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Afp, White Supremacy, Capitol, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, US Capitol, Voter Fraud


2 Virginia police officers were arrested after taking a selfie inside the Capitol during the insurrection

Officers Jacob Fracker (left) and Thomas Robertson (right) of the Rocky Mount Police Department in a selfie taken inside the Capitol. US Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia Two Rocky Mount, Virginia, police officers were arrested on Tuesday and charged in connection with last week's Capitol breach.  The criminal complaint included a picture of Jacob Fracker, 27, and Thomas Robertson, 49, posing in front of a statue inside the Capitol after it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob on January 6...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Virginia, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, New Hampshire, Washington Dc, News UK, Trump, Capitol, Robertson, The Roanoke Times, Roanoke Times


Aides had to convince Trump not to go the impeachment vote in person to defend himself, report says

A TV in the White House Press Briefing Room shows President Donald Trump defending himself in a recorded message after being impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Aides talked President Trump out of showing up in person to defend himself at Wednesday's impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Trump has been isolated since last week's riot at the US Capitol, abandoned by allies, cut off by the business world and deprived of his Twitter account...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, News UK, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Tom Porter, Impeachment, Instead Trump


2 men who posed with 'murder the media' scrawled on Capitol doors say they were just there to report for their outlet, Murder the Media

"Murder the media" seen written on a door at the Capitol a day after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building. Erin Scott/Reuters Nicholas Ochs and a man who identified himself as "Dick NeCarlo" were pictured next to the words "murder the media" scrawled on a door at the US Capitol on the January 6 insurrection. Ochs — the leader of the Hawaii Proud Boys — and NeCarlo told the Los Angeles Times that they were there as citizen journalists for the outlet named "Murder the...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hawaii, House, News UK, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Capitol, Roger Stone, LA Times, US Capitol, Dave Levinthal


Aides had to convince Trump not to go to the impeachment vote in person to defend himself, report says

A TV in the White House Press Briefing Room shows President Donald Trump defending himself in a recorded message after being impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Aides talked President Trump out of showing up in person to defend himself at Wednesday's impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Trump has been isolated since last week's riot at the US Capitol, abandoned by allies, cut off by the business world and deprived of his Twitter account...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, News UK, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Tom Porter, Impeachment, Instead Trump


2 men who posed with 'murder the media' scrawled on a Capitol door say they were just there to report for their outlet, Murder the Media

"Murder the media" seen written on a door at the Capitol a day after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building. Erin Scott/Reuters Nicholas Ochs and a man who identified himself as "Dick NeCarlo" were pictured next to the words "murder the media" scrawled on a door at the US Capitol on the January 6 insurrection. Ochs — the leader of the Hawaii Proud Boys — and NeCarlo told the Los Angeles Times that they were there as citizen journalists for the outlet named "Murder the...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hawaii, House, News UK, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Capitol, Roger Stone, LA Times, US Capitol, Dave Levinthal


Trump moped alone in 'self-pity mode' at the White House residence as he was impeached for the 2nd time, reports say

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump was isolated and despondent at the White House residence as the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for the second time on Wednesday, reports say. Trump was impeached for his role in inciting protesters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Five people died as a result. Sources told CNN he was in "self-pity mode" and "holed up in the residence." A senior administration official told The Washington Post: "The pr...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party


Trump told aides not to pay his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani because he's upset with him

Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump together in November 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump told aides not to pay Rudy Giuliani because he's upset with him, The Washington Post reported and The New York Times confirmed. Trump feels that allies didn't stand up for him as Congress moved forward to impeach him for the second time.  He also feels like he wasn't defended after he incited a mob that broke into and ransacked the Capitol, resulting in five deaths. Visit Business Ins...
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'Stop the Steal' organizer Ali Alexander says 3 GOP congressmen helped him plan the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP The organizer behind the rally that preceded the siege of the Capitol said three GOP congressman, Reps. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gosar helped him plan last week's event.  Biggs and Brooks denied helping Ali Alexander, and a spokesperson for Gosar declined a request for comment.  "We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting," Alexander said. Visit Busines...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Alexander, Capitol


Biden urged the Senate to focus on the needs of the country as the move forward with Trump's impeachment proceedings

"Too many of our fellow Americans have suffered for too long over the past year to delay this urgent work," Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Biden urged the Senate to also focus on other issues including pandemic relief as they get ready to hold impeachment proceedings.  President Donald Trump was impeached on the House on Wednesday.  This is the second time Trump is impeached, this time for "incitement of insurrection."  Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, House Of Representatives, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, National Intelligence, Pence


Biden urged the Senate to focus on the needs of the country as they move forward with Trump's impeachment proceedings

"Too many of our fellow Americans have suffered for too long over the past year to delay this urgent work," Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Biden urged the Senate to also focus on other issues including pandemic relief as they get ready to hold impeachment proceedings.  President Donald Trump was impeached on the House on Wednesday.  This is the second time Trump is impeached, this time for "incitement of insurrection."  Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, House Of Representatives, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, National Intelligence, Pence


Fueled by the US Capitol siege, violent extremists with 'political grievances' will likely pose the 'greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021,' intelligence report says

In this Jan. 6, 2021 photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File In a report released in the wake of the violent siege on the US Capitol, US intelligence agencies warned that violent extremists with "political grievances" are likely to pose the "greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021." The report said the Capitol siege is viewed as a success by some extremists and will likely inspire more violence, particularl...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Capitol, Babbitt, Yahoo News, National Counterterrorism Center, US Capitol, Joint Intelligence Bulletin


Here's what happens now that Trump has been impeached a 2nd time by the House

President Donald Trump. Reuters On Wednesday, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency.  The House passed one article against Trump for inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6.  Next, the Senate will hold a trial to determine whether Trump should be removed from office. It is unclear whether the Senate will hold a trial and vote on whether to remove Trump from his office before his term expires on January 20. Read I...
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Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice as House charges him with inciting an insurrection

President Trump. Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 that resulted in five deaths. Multiple Republican lawmakers broke ranks to vote with their Democratic colleagues to impeach the president, and Wednesday's vote was the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. He was previously i...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives


Here's what happens if Trump is impeached a 2nd time by the House, as expected

President Donald Trump. Reuters On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency.  The House is impeaching Trump on one article of inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6.  Next, the Senate will hold a trial to determine whether Trump should be removed from office. It is unclear whether the Senate will hold a trial and vote on whether to remove Trump from his office before his term expires on Janu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States



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