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Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of the January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. Honoré conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Audio shows a profanity-laced voicemail that DC officer Michael Fanone got from a Trump supporter while he was testifying to Congress

DC police officer Michael Fanone speaks on CNN on Tuesday. CNN Fanone told Congress on Tuesday he was beaten and nearly killed by Trump supporters. He later told CNN he got a threatening and slur-filled voicemail message during his testimony. CNN played the voicemail on air. The caller said he wished Fanone had been killed in the riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A DC police officer received an explicit and threatening voicemail from a supporter of former President Do...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Dc, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Black, Trump, Capitol, Eliza Relman, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Capitol Siege, Capitol Riot


DOJ seized the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh - from Hobby Lobby

The Department of Justice recovered the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet from Hobby Lobby. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Department of Justice announced that it seized a tablet from the Epic of Gilgamesh. According to the DOJ, the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was smuggled into the US and then auctioned off. The ancient tablet had been bought by Oklahoma-based arts and craft superstore Hobby Lobby. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it ha...
Tags: Politics, London, Iraq, US, Trends, United States, Retail, Department Of Justice, Oklahoma, Doj, Department, Justin Sullivan Getty, Gilgamesh, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc, Auction House, Military & Defense


Officer Daniel Hodges refers to pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked him on Jan. 6 as 'terrorists'

Officer Daniel Hodges testifying about the January 6 insurrection before House lawmakers. Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Officer Daniel Hodges referred to pro-Trump Jan. 6 rioters as "terrorists." Hodges was brutally assualted by the insurrections during the Capitol attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges during a House hearing regarding January 6 on Tuesday repeatedly referred to pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol as "ter...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Hodges, US Capitol, John Haltiwanger, Aaron Rupar, January 6, Scott MacFarlane, Military & Defense, Capitol Attack, Daniel Hodges


North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stroll together at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea on April 27, 2018 amid a period of diplomatic engagement that would end abruptly two years later. Korea Summit Press Pool via AP North and South Korea reopened hotlines on Tuesday for direct communication between the two countries. The lines were severed last summer, when the North also destroyed a joint liaison office. Nor...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Ap, Moon, Korea, North, Kim, Reuters, Koreas, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Kaesong


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger chokes up while telling police who fought off pro-Trump mob on January 6 that 'you guys won'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony during a hearing by the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger praised officers who held off the pro-Trump mob on January 6. Choking up during a House hearing on the Capitol attack, Kinzinger told them: "You guys won. You guys held." Kinzinger also slammed the "toxic" behavior of fellow Republicans attacking the House pro...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Gop, House, Illinois, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Adam Kinzinger, John Haltiwanger, Kinzinger, January 6, Military & Defense


Ex-intel analyst says seeing a US drone kill a child pushed him to leak military documents that he faces 11 years behind bars over

Men look at wall graffiti depicting a U.S. drone along a street in Sanaa, Yemen, November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi Daniel Hale, a former intel analyst, faces 11 years in prison for leaking docs on US drone strikes. Hale wrote an 11-page letter to the court explaining why he leaked the docs, offering gruesome details. "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public," Hale wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. "War ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Obama, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Drones, Pakistan, War On Terror, US Air Force, Trump


A Senate panel just took a step closer to requiring women to register for the US military draft

Female soldiers from the US Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division training on a firing range in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on September 18, 2012. Mark Humphrey/AP Photos A Senate panel included the requirement that women register for the draft in its annual defense policy bill. Changes to the draft law have been debated since restrictions on military service for women were lifted. Last year, a congressionally-mandated commission argued in favor of amending the law. See m...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, House, Vietnam, US Army, US supreme court, Sonia Sotomayor, Senate Armed Services Committee, National Coalition


The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forces

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet releases flares over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020 U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz The US carried out multiple airstrikes on the Taliban recently in support of Afghan forces. The strikes targeted enemy personnel, as well as captured military equipment. The US is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, where it has waged war for nearly two decades. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US military carried out multiple airstrikes ...
Tags: Politics, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, Pentagon, Biden, Trump, John Kirby, U S Air Force


The CIA probe of mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is being led by the officer who hunted bin Laden, CIA chief confirms

CIA Director William Burns. Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP The CIA probe of "Havana Syndrome" is being led by a veteran official who played a key role in the search for Osama bin Laden. CIA director William Burns confirmed the news during an interview with NPR. Burns called Havana Syndrome, which reportedly up to 200 Americans have reported having symptoms of, "real" and "serious." See more stories on Insider's business page. The CIA probe of so-called Havana Syndrome, or the mysterious a...
Tags: Politics, News, Osama Bin Laden, US, Trends, Ap, Npr, Cia, Bin Laden, Havana, Burns, William Burns, Havana Syndrome, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci


Pentagon watchdog assessing 'nuclear football' security after rioters got alarmingly close to one during Capitol siege

A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also known as the "nuclear football." AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Pentagon inspector general is launching a review of "nuclear football" security. The evaluation follows the riot at the Capitol in January, when rioters came close to Pence and his football. The watchdog wants to know more about the plans if the satchel is "lost, stolen, or compromised." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Department of Defe...
Tags: Politics, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Tennessee, Secret Service, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Dod, Schwartz, Capitol, Pence, Stephen Schwartz


The US military is trying to build portable nuclear reactors again. It didn't go so well when it tried 60 years ago

US soldiers make observations with a theodolite during the construction of Camp Century in Greenland, June 1959. US Army/Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images In May 2021, the Pentagon asked for $60 million to design and build a small, truck-mounted portable nuclear reactor within five years. The US military has tinkered with such reactors before, and its first attempts didn't work out well in terms of environmental contamination, cost, human health, and international relations....
Tags: Navy, White House, US, Trends, Idaho, Portugal, Antarctica, Army, Nuclear Power, Peru, Pele, Pentagon, Greenland, North Pole, Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic


Mike Pompeo was worried that Trump would go to war to try and stay in office after losing the 2020 election, book says

U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, speaks at a news conference while U.S. President Donald Trump looks on following his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tuan Mark/Getty Images Mike Pompeo was worried that Trump would try to go to war to stay in power after losing in 2020, a new book reveals. In public, however, Pompeo made overtures to back Trump's false election fraud claims. Another forthcoming book also reports t...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Iran, New York Times, State Department, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Adolf Hitler, Wall Street Journal, Hanoi, Trump, State


Video shows Afghan president among people calmly praying on Eid al-Adha while rockets explode around them

A video showing people praying despite the rocket fire. One man appears to be getting up to leave. Twitter/TOLONews Rockets hit near Afghanistan's presidential palace on Tuesday as the president prayed outdoors. Video shows the president and others not reacting to rockets as they marked Eid al-Adha. Three rockets hit near the palace and no injuries were reported, according to the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Afghanistan's president and people around him pray...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, News UK, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Associated Press, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Ghani


Trump said he regrets not 'immediately' sending in the US military to quash nationwide unrest last summer

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. President Trump attended the event to celebrate the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. Alex Wong/Getty Images A new book from two Washington Post reporters reveals one of former President Trump's regrets. He told them he wishes he had sent in the military "immediately" to quell unrest last summer. The nationwide unrest followed the murder of George Floyd by ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Minneapolis, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Military, United States, Washington Dc, Protests, Portland, Pentagon, The New York Times, Air Force


Biden released a 19-year detainee from Guantanamo Bay whom Trump kept detained for 4 years despite being cleared for release

Guantanamo Bay prisoners Getty Images The Biden administration has transferred its first detainee out of Guatanamo Bay. Abdul Latif Nasser, held there since 2002, was repatriated to Morocco, per the NYT. He was cleared for release in 2016, but then kept in Guatanamo under the Trump administration. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration freed its first detainee from Guatanamo Bay, two decades after he was captured, and five years after he was cleared for r...
Tags: Politics, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Taliban, Morocco, New York Times, News UK, Getty, Biden, Times, Abc News, Trump, Nasser


Trump says Gen. Mark Milley should be 'court-martialed' if he thought the former president potentially sought a coup

Flanked by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, US President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS Trump said that Gen. Mark Milley should be "court-martialed" if the reports are true that he feared a potential coup. "There was no talk of a coup, there was no coup, it all never happened," the former president said. Milley has been the chairman of Joint Chief...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Military, Washington Dc, Cia, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump


'This is really f---ed up down here': GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol dur...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Gop, Alaska, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Miller


Top military officials feared Trump was planning a coup and discussed resigning en masse to avoid carrying out illegal orders, book says

Then-President Donald Trump and Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images A new book details Trump's attempt to cling to power after the 2020 election. At one point, top military officials thought Trump was planning a coup, the book said. They reportedly discussed resigning en-masse if given illegal orders. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley and other top military officials feared that President Donald T...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, News UK, Cia, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Esper, Trump, Watergate


Top US general said Trump spread 'gospel of the Führer' and threatened US democracy with 2020 election lies: new book

General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, speaks at the National Press Club, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty / Drew Angerer A top US general likened Trump to Hitler over his lies about the 2020 election, a new book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results put him in the same camp as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, acco...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Nazi, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, New York Magazine, Trump, U S Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Press Club, Mark Milley, Brownshirts


George W. Bush says the consequences of Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal will be 'unbelievably bad' and it 'breaks my heart'

Then-President George W. Bush participates in a video teleconference with Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2008. Jim Watson/Getty Images George W. Bush ripped into Joe Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Bush warned the pullout endangered women, girls, and people who worked with foreign troops. "They're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal...
Tags: Politics, News, Osama Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia, White House, Angela Merkel, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Nato, Washington Dc


Viral video of Taliban executing 22 Afghan commandos as they surrendered ignites more criticism of Biden's withdrawal

Afghan special force commando unit officers and soldiers attend a graduation ceremony at the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Getty Images 22 Afghan commandos were apparently massacred by the Taliban while surrendering in June. CNN obtained video of the brutal incident, which raises more concerns about Afghanistan's future. "This is horrible-yet it's the reality of announcing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan," Rep. Kinzinger tweeted. Se...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Mitch McConnell, Red Cross, Biden, US Air Force, Faryab province


Several of the men arrested in the Haitian president's assassination had ties to US law enforcement: reports

Suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse seen in Port-au-Price, Haiti, on Thursday. STR/AFP via Getty Images Some suspects in President Jovenel Moïse's killing are said to have previously been US informants. Haitian officials think two Haitian American men and 26 Colombian men carried out the attack. On Sunday, the police arrested a Florida-based man accused of being the attack's mastermind. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several of the men...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, US, International, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, DEA, Department Of Homeland Security, Haiti, Assassination, Vincent, Reuters, Jovenel Moise, US State Department


Several of the men arrested in Haitian president's assassination had ties to US law enforcement: reports

Suspects in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise seen s in Port-au-Price on July 8, 2021. STR/AFP via Getty Images Several of the men arrested in connection to the president's assassination, had ties to US law enforcement, according to CNN. Haitian authorities arrested two Haitian American men and 26 Colombian men last week. On Sunday, police arrested another Florida-based Haitian American who is accused of being the mastermind behind the attack. See more stories on In...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, US, International, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, DEA, Department Of Homeland Security, Haiti, Assassination, Vincent, Reuters, Jovenel Moise, US State Department


Israel is seizing cryptocurrency wallets from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has been using them to raise funds from donors worldwide

Hamas stages an anti-Israel rally in the northern Gaza Strip after a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. Ahmed Zakot/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Cryptocurrency wallets used by the military wing of Hamas are being seized by Israel. Israel's defence minister ordered security forces to seize 84 Hamas-controlled crypto wallets. Most deposits were found to be in tether and bitcoin, according to a tracking firm's analysis. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, Israel, Trends, Bitcoin, Gaza, Palestine, Hamas, Al Jazeera, Cryptocurrencies, Wall Street Journal, Gaza Strip, Israeli Defense Force, Israel Israel, Dogecoin, Gantz, Ben Weiss


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reshuffled his senior leadership after blaming officials for creating an unexplained 'great crisis'

On July 7,2021, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang during national Memorial Day commemorations. KCNA via REUTERS Kim Jong Un appears to have reshuffled North Korean leadership. Photo analysis indicates that multiple high-ranking officials have been demoted. The shifts follow expressions of frustration by Kim over the failings of senior officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, International, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Pentagon, Kim, Wall Street Journal, Pyongyang, Reuters, Kim Jong, KCNA, Madden, Michael Madden, Ri


Biden called the US withdrawal from Afghanistan 'secure and orderly' - when in reality it didn't tell allies, abandoned prisoners, and left interpreters fearing for their lives

President Joe Biden speaks about the Afghanistan drawdown in the White House on July 8, 2021. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Biden said Thursday that the US military pullout from Afghanistan was "secure and orderly." But US troops didn't tell Afghan allies they were leaving and left 5,000 prisoners. The fate of thousands of Afghan civilians who worked with the US military is also unclear. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has ...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Bbc, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, News UK, Kabul, Pentagon, Biden


South Korea's spy agency says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have lost more than 40 pounds

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a meeting with senior officials from the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee and Provincial Party Committees in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 8, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) KCNA/via REUTERS Kim Jong Un has been losing weight, and now we have an idea of just how much. South Korea's spy agency believes Kim has lost as much as 44 pounds. Kim's health and weight are of in...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Weight Loss, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Terry, Pyongyang, Reuters, Workers Party, Pyongyang North Korea, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kim Jong


Assassinated Haitian president Jovenel Moïse's time in power was marred by waves of protests and demands for his resignation

Haitian President Jovenel Moise during an interview with reporters in Port-au-Prince, October 22, 2019 VALERIE BAERISWYL/AFP via Getty Images Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday. Moïse's presidency was marked by domestic unrest and repeated calls for his resignation. The prime minister said Wednesday that the perpetrators can't "assassinate his ideas." See more stories on Insider's business page. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, 53, was assas...
Tags: Politics, International, Trends, Haiti, Assassination, Port, Port Au Prince, Jovenel Moise, Anti, Miami Herald, Port au Prince Haiti, Moïse, Antalya Turkey, Metin Aktas Anadolu Agency, Hector Retamal, Haiti Jovenel Moise



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