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The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election

T he mood was already tense in Detroit’s expansive ballot-counting hall when President Trump tweeted on Nov. 4 that “a terrible thing” was “happening” in Michigan. It was the third day of processing ballots, and that morning Chris Thomas had heard a weird rumor traveling around the counting floor. A fellow election worker told Thomas, who was advising Detroit on its election after serving for 36 years as the state’s election director, that calls were welling on social media and email list...
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House transmits article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for his second impeachment trial

Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House of Representatives on Monday transmitted its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. Trump was impeached in January for "incitement of insurrection" related to the Capit...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Capitol, Democratic House, Pelosi


Here's the schedule for Trump's Senate impeachment trial and how to watch it

Pro-Trump protesters clash with police during the tally of electoral votes that that would certify Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images The Senate will soon kick off Trump's second impeachment trial. The House will transmit its article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday evening. Senators will be sworn in Tuesday and a summons will ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate


House sending Trump impeachment to Senate today

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that former president will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats will carry the sole impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” across the Capitol Monday evening, a rare...
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A woman charged in the Capitol insurrection used an 'emergency holiday' at her job as a corrections officer to join Trump's rally that led to the deadly riot

Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty Marissa Suarez took an 'emergency holiday' from work to go to the Trump's "Stop the Steal" protest that descended into a riot at the Capitol on January 6, according to a criminal affidavit.  The criminal affidavit says Suarez works as a probationary corrections officer at a jail in New Jersey.  Court documents show she texted someone"Sooo we've stormed Capitol Hill lol" during the insurrection. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Suarez, Trump, Capitol, Capitol Building, New Jersey Court, Antifa


Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows considered working at the Trump Organization because of a lack of job prospects, report says

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows considered getting a job at the Trump Organization, Politico reported on Monday. The top aide to former President Donald Trump had looked into the employment opportunity because of a lack of job prospects, the report said. Meadows joined the White House at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year, and quickly faced immense criticism for the Trump administration'...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, Trends, House, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Atlanta Georgia, Palm Beach Florida, Meadows, Trump Organization


Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman won't run for reelection in 2022, says it's become difficult 'to break through the partisan gridlock'

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Rob Portman announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. The Ohio Republican said that "it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy." Portman has served as senator since 2011. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Rob Portman announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2022."I feel fortunate to have been entrusted...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, US Senate, Ohio, Republican, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump


A Kevin McCarthy aide says 'we're eating s--- for breakfast, lunch and dinner' over fallout from Trump's 2nd impeachment and the Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), and House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. House GOP leaders held a news conference to discuss Speaker of the House Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) House Minority Leader...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, La, US, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan


GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of the Oklahoma City bomber when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Oklahoma City, Capitol, Simpson, Electoral College


GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of militia members in the wake of Oklahoma City bombing when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Oklahoma City, Capitol, Simpson, Electoral College


31 police officers are under investigation over their suspected involvement in the Capitol riot, as departments face pressure to weed out white nationalists

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images At least 31 law-enforcement officers are suspected of playing a role in the Capitol riot, per the Associated Press. Several off-duty cops have been found to be involved in the attack on the US government. Police departments are under pressure to filter out recruits who belong to whi...
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Dominion is suing Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion in damages, after he spread the conspiracy theory that the vote-machine company rigged the election

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday. It accused Giuliani, lawyer to former President Donald Trump, of defamation, and is ...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, America, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The Times, Breaking News, Election, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

The FireEye booth at the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, August 3, 2016 David Becker/Reuters The FireEye hack and the rioters who breached Capitol Hill were two more visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace being waged by state actors and private individuals. Government and private entities, high-profile officials, and everyday people are all targets in that conflict, but there are many things that they can do to improve their security online and in real lif...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #524

TikTok adds new Q&A featureBeen patiently waiting to ask your favourite influencer a burning question? TikTok has made your dreams a reality with its new Q&A feature. Creators can now add a Q&A button to their profile allowing followers to leave questions which they can answer via video replies or in a livestream. Q&As have become a top way creators engage fans on social media, having already proven popular on Instagram Stories. For creators, this feature makes things a lot more simple, allowing...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Australia, Youtube, White House, Seo, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Capitol, Snapchat Lens, Tiktok


Steve Bannon claims he's getting millions of streams for his podcast, which is banned from YouTube and Twitter but still listed by Apple

Steve Bannon leaving a federal court in Manhattan. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former White House strategist Steve Bannon claims his podcast is listened to millions of times. He was delisted from Twitter and YouTube, but people can still find him on Apple's podcast app. His show has hyped false election claims and encouraged Trump protesters before the Capitol breach. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has claimed that his podcas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Breitbart


A son reported his father, who participated in the storming of the Capitol, to the FBI weeks before the siege, saying his father 'would always tell me that he's going to do something big'

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington Jose Luis Magana/AP A son alerted the FBI about his father weeks before he was a part of the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol, The New York Times reported. Guy Reffitt was arrested on January 16 on charges of obstruction of justice and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.  Reffitt allegedly threatened his son and daughter i...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol


Rocklin Man Charged In U.S. Capitol Riots

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A third Sacramento-area suspect has been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Tommy Allan, 52, of Rocklin, is facing three misdemeanors – including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol property. According to documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee, prosecutors say Allan tried to steal a flag from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. He was released after appearing in Sacramento federal court on Friday. The two other locals charged in the riot were home de...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Local, Sacramento, House, Rocklin, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Allan, Capitol, Sacramento Bee, Vlade Divac, Arbuckle, US Capitol, Sacramento News


Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who sought to overturn Biden's win, admits that the election 'was not fraudulent' on CNN

CNN's Pamela Brown, left, interviews Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina. Screenshot/CNN GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn's longstanding claims of voter fraud collapsed on Saturday. Cawthorn maintained that he contested the election "to hold up the Constitution." When pressed by CNN's Pamela Brown to cite specific cases of fraud, Cawthorn was unable to do so. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina came into office pledging to contes...
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Angry response to Hawaii Republican Party's defence of QAnon supporters from ridicule and its claims they are motivated by a 'deep love for America'

Trump supporter and QAnon follower Jake "The Q Shaman" Angeli attends a "Stop the Steal" rally . Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images Hawaii's Republican Party drew criticism for posting a series of tweets about the QAnon Conspiracy. The tweets suggested that QAnon followers should not be mocked because their beliefs were driven by patriotism. Followers of QAnon were involved with the insurrection at the US Capitol building. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hawaii's Republic...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Tweets, Gop, Hawaii, News UK, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Jake, Ben Collins, US Capitol, Katherine Cross, Hawaii Republican Party


Romney says that Trump impeachment trial is 'constitutional' and needed 'for accountability, truth, and justice'

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney says that a Senate impeachment trial held after Trump's departure is constitutional. The House impeached Trump for "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the Capitol riots. Romney voted to convict Trump of abuse of power in the former president's first impeachment trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Mitt Romney did not reveal if he would vote to convict former Presi...
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GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed Trump's impeachment trial as 'stupid'

Sen. Marco Rubio. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images Sen. Marco Rubio said that a Senate impeachment trial for Trump is "stupid." "The first chance I get to vote to end this trial I'll do it," the Florida Republican said. Rubio said a trial would be "very bad" for America and counterproductive to passing legislation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Sunday said he would quickly reject the article of impeachment against f...
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Thousands of members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC during Trump's impeachment trial

Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021 Joshua Roberts/Reuters About 5,000 members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC through Trump's impeachment trial. The trial is set to begin in early February, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Members of the National Guard were stationed in DC after the insurrection at...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Some Capitol rioters could go free to stop local courthouses being swamped, report says

Protesters broke into Capitol Building on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) DOJ and FBI officials are considering not charging all the Trump supporters involved in the Capitol siege. Some have argued that charging all of the rioters could swamp local courthouses, sources told the Washington Post. Others have pushed back against this proposal, saying it would undermine the DOJ's credibility. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Justice Department and FBI o...
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Cindy McCain, John McCain's widow, says it's a 'badge of honor' to be censured by the Arizona GOP for not backing Trump

Cindy McCain. FilmMagic/FilmMagic for U.S. VETS Cindy McCain, husband of the late Sen. John McCain, was censured by the Arizona GOP Saturday.  The party censured her for "globalist" beliefs and speaking out against President Trump's attacks on her late husband.  Splits between Trump loyalists and Republican critics threaten the party. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cindy McCain, the widow of Arizona Sen. John McCain, said that it was a "high honor" to be censured by th...
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Biden ordered a review of domestic extremism in the US after the Capitol siege, but a number of political, legal, and cultural obstacles lie ahead

President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders on his first day in White House on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) President Joe Biden on Friday said several intelligence departments would be working together to assess domestic terrorism.  There have been calls to expand state security in light of the January 6 Capitol siege.  However, those efforts face some legal and cultural obstacles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presiden...
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A Texas man who tweeted "Assassinate AOC" is facing charges in the Capitol riot, FBI says

Garret Miller. Department of Justice A Texas man charged in the US Capitol riot tweeted "Assassinate AOC" the day of the attack. In a criminal complaint, the FBI says Garret Miller made multiple threats of violence online. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said she thought she was going to die during the insurrection. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Texas man who is facing charges in the Capitol riot posted violent threats on social media, according to a criminal comp...
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A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump's plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

Th House Homeland Security Committee's Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) holds a hearing about the possibility of transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees out of Cuba and into the United States on Capitol Hill April 28, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A little-known GOP congressman from Pennsylvania helped former President Donald Trump with a plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn the election, reported. Republi...
Tags: Politics, Guantanamo Bay, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Fraud, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, Ted Cruz, The Times, Capitol Hill


Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
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Trump's pardons may be poorly worded enough to leave some people on the hook

President Donald Trump gives a presidential 'pardon' to the National Thanksgiving Turkey Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. While Butter may be safe, Paul Manafort still faces risks, experts say. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump's pardons leave some of their subjects open to additional prosecution, experts say. His former campaign chair Paul Manafort could still be prosecuted for specific crimes he wasn't pardoned for. Eve...
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GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for Capitol riots

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a recent interview that "everybody across this country" is to blame for the Capitol riots. McCarthy pointed to Trump, Democrats, social media, and botched public safety efforts in his reasoning. He then stressed that Trump "had some responsibility whe...
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