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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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5 people died in the Capitol insurrection. Experts say it could have been so much worse.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Five people died in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, including a Capitol Police officer.  But experts told Insider that the insurrection could have been much deadlier.  Experts said that swift thinking to bring Congress members and staff to safety likely saved lives.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One hundred f...
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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...
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Members of the far-right militia group, the Oath Keepers, used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Smoke fills the corridor outside the Senate Chamber as rioters are confronted by police on January 6, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He is accused of coordinating an effort to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit reveals. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edw...
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Members of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Outside the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He's accused of coordinating to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit said. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edward Caldwell, the leader of the far-right militia group known as...
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A former Houston cop charged with storming the US Capitol changed his story in an interview with the feds. Now he says he was there to see 'historical art'

Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty Ex-Houston officer Tam Pham allegedly told federal investigators he didn't enter the US Capitol.  When pressed, he changed his story and said he joined rioters on January 6 to view 'historical art.' Insider created a searchable database of those individuals charged for their participation in the riot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tam Pham, the ex-Houston police officer charged in the Janu...
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Outcry follows photos of Guard sleeping in garages in DC

[vemba-video id=”tv/2021/01/22/the-lead-pete-muntean-2.cnn”] By Nomaan Merchant, Lolita Baldor and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls Friday for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago. President Joe Biden expressed his “dismay” Friday morning...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Associated Press, Dc, Biden, Capitol Police, Metro, Capitol


Biden orders review of domestic violence threat

By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a mob of insurgents loyal to Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. The disclosure Friday by White House press secretary Jen Psaki is a stark acknowledgment of the national security threat that officials see as posed by American extremists m...
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Lawyers representing the Capitol insurrectionists are building a damning case against Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Attorneys representing people arrested in connection to the Capitol riot are taking aim at former President Donald Trump. They're laying the blame at his feet for inciting the deadly siege by spreading disinformation about the election. The allegations bolster House Democrats' impeachment case against Trump and expose him to more legal risk. Visit Business ...
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'He can't argue that nobody took him seriously': Lawyers representing the Capitol insurrectionists are building a damning case against Trump

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Attorneys representing people who were arrested in connection to the Capitol riot are taking aim at former President Donald Trump. They're laying the blame at his feet for inciting the deadly siege by spreading disinformation about the election and telling supporters: "If you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore." The allegation...
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PayPal bans Jenna Ryan, the Texas realtor who took a private jet to the Capitol riot, after she used it to fundraise her legal defense

Jenna Ryan in an interview with a CBS affiliate where she defended her actions at the Capitol. CBS 11 PayPal has banned Texas realtor Jenna Ryan from its platform. Ryan had become famous after taking a private plane to DC, where she was charged with participating in the Capitol riot. She said on Twitter that she raised $1,000 for her legal defense before the ban. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PayPal has banned an account belonging to Jenna Ryan, a participant in the C...
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Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'

Riley June Williams in a photo from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the woman accuse...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Williams, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Wendy Williams, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Congresswoman and QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene announces articles of impeachment against Biden

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen with her face mask pulled down as she speaks with a colleague on the floor of the House on January 3, 2021 for the swearing in of the new Congress. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Freshman GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden. Greene, a staunch Trump supporter, accused Biden in the document of engaging in quid pro quo with Ukraine and engaging in "high crimes and misdemeanors" in order to benefit himsel...
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McConnell proposes delaying Trump's trial as Biden details Covid strategy – as it happened

McConnell claims delay would give Trump time to prepareFauci describes difficulty of working under TrumpPresident intends to retain Christopher Wray as FBI directorBiden outlines Covid strategy900,000 filed jobless claims last weekUS saw 4,375 Covid deaths on WednesdaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.57am GMT Here’s a review of today’s news, from Joan E Greve and me: 12.38am GMT From the Guardian community team: Joe Biden has entered the White House as Amer...
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Nearly 1-in-5 of the rioters charged in Capitol insurrection are military veterans, study shows

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Almost 20% of rioters charged in the Capitol siege were active duty military members, or veterans. The report published by NPR follows a broader conversation about extremism within the US military. Insider cr...
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Biden warns Covid will 'get worse before it gets better' as he unveils strategy

Biden: ‘This is a wartime undertaking’President laments ‘tragic cost of failure’ to dateUS politics latest – follow liveJoe Biden began his first full day as president confronting a host of major crises facing his fledgling administration, starting with a flurry of actions to address his most pressing challenge: the raging Covid-19 pandemic.At a White House event on Thursday afternoon, Biden unveiled a new “wartime” strategy to combat the coronavirus, vowing “help is on the way.” Continue readin...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Coronavirus, COVID, Trump impeachment (2021


Fauci: 'liberating' to 'let the science speak' after Biden's inauguration – live

Fauci describes difficulty of working under TrumpPresident intends to retain Christopher Wray as FBI directorBiden outlines Covid strategy900,000 filed jobless claims last weekUS saw 4,375 Covid deaths on WednesdaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.24pm GMT The House has approved a waiver for Lloyd Austin to become the secretary of defense, in a vote of 326 to 78. The Senate voted 69-27 to do the same. H.R. 335 - To provide for an exception to a limitation agains...
Tags: Senate, White House, Defense, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, House, Biden, Armed Forces, Kamala Harris, Fauci, Christopher Wray, Lloyd Austin, Jen Psaki, Maanvi Singh


Joe Biden urges Americans to 'mask up' as he unveils national Covid strategy – live

Biden intends to retain Christopher Wray as FBI directorBiden starts presidency with flurry of executive ordersBiden to sign actions aimed at ending pandemicFirst White House press briefing heralds return to normality900,000 filed jobless claims last weekUS saw 4,375 Covid deaths WednesdaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.34pm GMT Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic presidential candidate, had his confirmation hearing as incoming t...
Tags: Senate, White House, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, Biden, Kamala Harris, Transportation Department, Christopher Wray, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Biden gets to work as Pelosi says Trump impeachment will head to Senate 'soon' – live

Biden expected to retain Christopher Wray as FBI directorBiden starts presidency with flurry of executive ordersBiden to sign actions aimed at ending pandemicFirst White House press briefing heralds return to normality900,000 filed jobless claims last weekUS saw 4,375 Covid deaths WednesdaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.16pm GMT And Kevin McCarthy once again declined to hold Donald Trump directly responsible for the Capitol attack, after the former president i...
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Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop is freed from jail

By MARK SCOLFORO | Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson released Riley June Williams into the custody of her mother, with travel restrictions, and instructed her to appear Monday in federal court in Washington to continue her case. Williams, 22, of Har...
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Biden to keep Wray on as FBI director

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was non-committal about keeping Wray in that post in her first briefing of the administration Wednesday.
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