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Michael Flynn's brother was present on a call discussing the military response to the Capitol siege, despite the Army denying it for days: WaPo

Supporters of President Donald Trump wear gas masks and military-style apparel as they walk around inside the Rotunda after breaching the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/Getty Images The US Army falsely claimed that Michael Flynn's brother was not on a call discussing whether or not to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the Army's chief staff of operations, co...
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Corporate America is pausing its financial support for the 147 GOP lawmakers who challenged Biden's victory. Here are all the S&P 500 companies who gave them money - and then stopped.

Erin Schaff/Getty Images S&P 500 companies gave $23 million to the 147 GOP lawmakers who contested Electoral College results. After GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence, some companies paused their support. Here's a list of how much each corporate PAC had given and whether they've paused contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 6, Congress convened a joint session to formally certify President Joseph Biden's Electoral College victory...
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Proud Boys are ditching Trump hours after he left the White House for good, calling him a 'shill' and 'extraordinarily weak'

A member of the Proud Boys guards the front stage as another member of the proud boys gives a speech during a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, on June 26, 2020. Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Proud Boys once staunch allies of Trump are now walking away from him calling him a "shill" and "extraordinarily weak," The New York Times reported.  The group is upset he didn't put up a bigger fight to stay in office.  They are also frustrated he hasn't helped an...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Portland Oregon, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Telegram, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Proud Boys


Amazon-owned Twitch has 'indefinitely' banned former President Trump from using its platform

Getty Twitch is suspending former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The move comes after the Amazon-owned company disabled Trump's account but still left it active after the US Capitol siege. Twitch's move is one of many that the tech industry has taken against Trump over risks of increased violence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Streaming platform Twitch has banned former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The Verge first reported the news.In a statement to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Twitch, Kamala Harris, Trump, Tech Companies, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Katie Canales


Arizona was an early battleground for 'Stop The Steal' protesters leading up to the Capitol siege

"Stop the Steal" protests in Arizona began popping up after Election Day and have continued almost daily ever since.Some demonstrators like Jacob Chansley, the "Q Shaman," participated in the Capitol riot on January 6.The Arizona movement did not effect the official vote count, but demonstrators are preparing to keep their momentum going even after Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author...
Tags: Video, Politics, News, Trends, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol, Business Insider Today, Daniel T Allen, Stop The Steal, Capitol Siege, Jacob Chansley


A retired NYC firefighter faces charges over the Capitol breach after texting his girlfriend's brother - a federal agent - a selfie from the riot

Thomas Fee in a selfie he sent his girlfriend's brother during the Capitol riot (left), and in his driver's-license photo (right). United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Thomas Fee, 53, texted his girlfriend's brother a selfie from the Capitol rotunda during the January 6 riot, saying he was "at the tip of the spear," per a criminal complaint. Fee's girlfriend's brother works for the US Diplomatic Security Service, and forwarded the evidence to authoritie...
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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


Trump is considering starting the 'Patriot Party' after facing criticism from top Republicans over Capitol riot, The Wall Street Journal reports

Donald Trump is considering the launch of his own third party, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump may launch a new political party after leaving office, The Wall Street Journal reported. Sources told the newspaper he would like to call it the "Patriot Party." The report comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for this month's riot at the US Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Embittered by critical ...
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Trump is said to be considering starting a 'Patriot Party' after facing criticism from top Republicans over the Capitol riot

President Donald Trump is said to be considering the launch of his own third party, according to The Wall Street Journal. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump may launch a new political party after leaving office. Sources told The Wall Street Journal he would like to call it the "Patriot Party." The report comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for the Capitol riot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Embittered by critical comments from some top R...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, George Wallace, Sen Mitch McConnell, American Independent Party, Patriot Party


How a participant in the Capitol riot allegedly stole Nancy Pelosi's laptop

The FBI used footage from ITV News, seen here, to track how Riley June Williams traveled through the Capitol to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. ITV News/YouTube According to the DOJ, Riley Williams took a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot. Williams' former romantic partner told the FBI she had plans to sell it to Russia's equivalent of the CIA. Her mother says she's been involved in far-right circles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Russia, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, United States, Williams, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Cia, Department Of Justice


Expensify CEO slams corporate America's response to the Capitol riots: 'Defending the free market does not mean standing by as people destroy it'

David Barrett. David Barrett Expensify CEO David Barrett slammed corporate America's response to the attacks on the US Capitol. Barrett told Insider that defending free markets requires first defending democracy. He also told Protocol most CEOs are "cowards" for refusing to take those stands. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As more companies publicly condemn the violent attacks on the US Capitol and pause their financial support for the lawmakers who helped fuel an atte...
Tags: Politics, Enterprise, Finance, US, America, Trends, Markets, Corporate Social Responsibility, Joe Biden, Money In Politics, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Coinbase, Expensify, Trump


Police and soldiers bring lethal skills to anti-government militias

Members of the Oath Keepers and general public participate in a tactical training session in northern Idaho, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Thousands of police and troops, as well as retired police and military personnel, are part of an extremist effort to undermine the US government and subvert the democratic process. That connection enhances these groups' ability to execute sophisticated and successful operations and helps them convey a patriotic image that obscures the security t...
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Trump admits his term is ending but doesn't say Biden's name or formally concede election loss in White House farewell speech

President Donald Trump Screenshot via White House/YouTube Trump acknowledged that a new administration will take office in a 20-minute farewell video on Tuesday. In the video, Trump wished the new administration luck without ever mentioning Biden's name.  "I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning," he added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a new administration will take office on Wednesday and wished...
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The Capitol siege is forcing the Pentagon to be more aggressive about white supremacy in the military

Members of the U.S. National Guard arrive at the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Pentagon is deploying as many as 15,000 National Guard troops to protect President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, amid fears of new violence. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The Pentagon is under increasing pressure to address white supremacist and extremist ties within the ranks of the US military. Current and former members of the US military were arrested in connectio...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Iraq, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, New York Times, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Extremism


Fox News pushes conspiracy theory about 'reeducation camps' on the eve of Biden's inauguration

The panel for Fox News' "Outnumbered" weekday show. Fox News Fox News ran several segments on Tuesday pushing a conspiracy theory on "reeducation camps" for Trump supporters. The ominous packages relied on just two soundbites from liberal-leaning shows, including a Katie Couric appearance on HBO's comedy program "Real Time with Bill Maher." "Is the plan of Couric and others to cram everyone into a digital reeducation camp, or are they gonna set up a concentration camp like that for the...
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12 National Guard troops were pulled off security for Biden's inauguration over concerns including suspected ties to far-right groups

Virginia National Guard troops are issued M4 rifles and live ammunition in front of the US Capitol on Sunday. Samuel Corum/Getty Images A total of 12 National Guard troops were pulled off the inauguration security mission, the Pentagon said Tuesday, confirming reporting from the Associated Press. Two Guard members were found to have suspected ties to far-right militia groups, Army and intelligence officials told the AP. The military and the FBI are vetting troops deployed to the nation's c...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Navy, Virginia, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Washington Dc, Army, Marine Corps, Pentagon


Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol riot. "The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people." McConnell previously condemned the violence and is said to be upset with the president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed P...
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Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riots

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his role in the deadly Capitol riots.  "The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people." McConnell previously condemned the violence and was rumored to have been upset with the president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tu...
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'They were provoked by the president': Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riots

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blame President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his role in the deadly Capitol riots.  "The mob was fed lies," McConnell said. "They were provoked by the president and other powerful people." McConnell previously condemned the violence and was rumored to have been upset with the president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tue...
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2 National Guard troops were reportedly pulled off security for Biden's inauguration over ties to far-right groups

Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Two National Guard troops were pulled off the presidential inauguration security mission, the AP reported Tuesday. The Guard members were found to have ties to far-right militia groups, according to Army and intelligence officials. The military, in partnership with the FBI, is vetting troops deployed to the n...
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A stunning art installation of nearly 200,000 US flags has filled the National Mall, representing Americans who can't attend Biden's inauguration

The "Field of Flags" art installation is illuminated at the National Mall in Washington DC on January 18, 2020. Joe Raedle/Pool via AP Ahead of Biden's inauguration, nearly 200,000 American flags were installed on the National Mall. The Presidential Inaugural Committee led the effort in creating the public art display, called the 'Field of Flags.' Biden has long emphasized that most in-person inaugural activities would be scaled-down this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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An accused Capitol rioter threatened to kill his children if they turned him in, FBI says

Guy Reffitt pictured at the Capitol siege. FBI/Fox News video Guy Reffitt, of Wylie, Texas, was arrested by the FBI on Sunday in connection to the January 6 US Capitol riot. According to a charging affidavit, Reffitt threatened to kill his children if they told the FBI he had taken part in the riot.  Video from the insurrection cited by the FBI shows Reffitt standing on the US Capitol's steps as rioters who support President Donald Trump stormed the building. Visit Business Insider's homep...
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James Comey says the GOP needs to be 'burned down or changed,' calling the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol 'our own Chernobyl'

Former FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former FBI Director James Comey eviscerated President Donald Trump, his supporters, and the Republican Party in an interview with The Guardian. He described the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol as the US's "Chernobyl" — referring to the 1986 nuclear accident — saying it was the result of a breakdown in the country's checks and balances caused by Trump. Comey has been forthright about the president in recent days, telling ABC News he has ...
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A 22-year-old woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop and planning to sell it to Russia has been arrested

An image of Riley June Williams released by the FBI. FBI/Handout via REUTERS A woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the January 6 riot at the Capitol has been arrested. Riley June Williams, 22, was arrested on Monday and charged with illegally entering the Capitol and with disorderly conduct, the Associated Press reported. According to an FBI affidavit released Sunday, a person identifying as Williams' ex had called in to say that Williams planned to sell Pe...
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Trump is starting his last full day in office hiding from the public and plotting to steal Biden's thunder, as his approval ratings plummet to historic lows

President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, meaning Tuesday is President Donald Trump's last full day in the White House. Trump has spent the last days of his presidency hidden from public view, and with his approval ratings the lowest they have ever been. Trump is not attending Biden's inauguration and is instead planning on stealing focus from the event, including by flying out early. Vice President Mike Pence has tak...
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The man accused of breaking the window Ashli Babbitt tried to climb through when she was shot during the Capitol insurrection has been arrested

Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty Chad Barrett Jones, 42, of Coxs Creek, Kentucky, was arrested in Louisville on Saturday, the FBI said in a news release. Jones is accused of breaking a window of the Capitol building moments before Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot during the insurrection earlier this month.  He's facing multiple charges, including assault on a federal officer, destruction of government property, obstruction of justice, unlawful e...
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The US Capitol complex was briefly locked down after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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The US Capitol complex was briefly sent into lockdown after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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The US Capitol complex was reportedly sent into lockdown after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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