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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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Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs, making them harder for the Biden administration to fire

Getty Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs during his last year in office. Their appointments to civil servant positions make it harder for Biden's administration to fire them. At least nine more Trump appointments are awaiting review. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump appointed 26 political appointees into career civilian positions, with at least nine more appointments awaiting review, The Washington Post reported. Thei...
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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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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


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...
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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...
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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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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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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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Biden apologizes to National Guard chief after 5,000 soldiers had to reportedly sleep in a DC parking garage with only one bathroom

Troops sleeping in the Capitol complex on January 17, 2021. Getty Images President Joe Biden called the National Guard's chief on Friday to issue an apology. Earlier this week, photos circulated on social media of troops sleeping on the floor of parking lots. National Guard members were forced to vacate the Capitol on Thursday, according to Politico. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has called the chief of the National Guard Bureau to apologize after ...
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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 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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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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Microsoft president Brad Smith candidly confesses politics are pay-to-play in response to criticism over the company's donations to lawmakers who objected to US election results

Microsoft president Brad Smith. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Microsoft president Brad Smith defended the company's political contributions, reported. Microsoft paused donations amid criticism of its gifts to GOP lawmakers who objected to election results. But Smith said donations are vital for getting invited to events so Microsoft can lobby lawmakers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft CEO Brad Smith offered his employees a candid take this week on why the company g...
Tags: Politics, News, Enterprise, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Citizens United, PACs, Money In Politics


A former Trump White House spokesperson said the Capitol riots gave the ex-president's legacy a 'black eye'

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hogan Gidley, Trump's former deputy press aide, called the Capitol siege a "black eye" on his legacy.  Five people died when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.  Trump has since been impeached on charges of "inciting an insurrection," his second impeachment.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A former White House deputy press secretary said the Capitol siege will be a "black eye," on former President Donald Trump's legacy. In an i...
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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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McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the Capitol riot, but the senator - and everyone else who refused to acknowledge Biden's win - was complicit too

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters On Tuesday, McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the mob that violently stormed the US Capitol. But incitement of the mob started with lies about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Republicans who did not admit Biden's win, and let those lies spread unchecked, are complicit. Visit Business Insider's h...
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Republicans are arguing that Biden violates his call for unity unless he pushes policies they like

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Bringing a sense of unity to US politics was a central theme of President Joe Biden's inaugural address.  Now that he's working to implement his campaign promises, the GOP says Biden is undermining that call.  Critics say the GOP is misconstruing what Biden meant by "unity," and asking t...
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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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Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to defend the Capitol have reportedly tested positive for COVID or are in quarantine

Members of the National Guard rest in the Visitor Center of the US Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Hundreds of National Guard troops have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine, according to a Politico report. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were activated and deployed to Washington, DC in the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hundreds of National Guard troops from am...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Politico, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol, National Guard, Visitor Center, U S Capitol, National Guard Bureau, US Capitol, COVID-19, COVID


Liz Cheney could face a mutiny within Congress and in her home state of Wyoming

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference with other House Republican leadership in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House GOP caucus chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) could be facing a mutiny within her party. Cheney roiled members of her caucus when she voted to impeach Trump.  She's set to face at least one primary challenger. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Republican Conf...
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Biden just signed an executive order that mandates mask-wearing while flying and utilizing most forms of mass transit

Then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday requiring air passengers wear masks. Airports and commercial aircraft are included, as well as other modes of transport including trains. New testing requirements to enter the US from abroad are also being reviewed.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Preside...
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45 pictures of the incredible bromance between President Obama and President Biden

Election night 2012 in Chicago. Reuters President Joe Biden served as President Barack Obama's vice president. The two became close friends over Obama's eight years in office. Their bromance continues as Biden begins his presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden became close friends during their eight years in the White House. Obama even calling him a "brother" as he awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom a...
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The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement to the Senate on Monday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House will transmit an article of impeachment for Trump to the Senate on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the news on Friday. The Senate must begin its impeachment trial by 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging former President Donald Trump with i...
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The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement to the US Senate on Monday

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House will transmit an article of impeachment for Trump to the Senate on January 25.  Majority Leader Schumer announced the news Friday on the Senate floor.  The Senate must begin its impeachment trial by 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.  Visit Business Insider's homep...
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7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Josh Hawley is the subject of an ethics complaint from seven Democratic senators. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Seven Democratic senators have now called for a probe into Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz's role in the Capitol siege.  The Democrats filed an ethics complaint to investigate if Hawley's and Cruz's objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 contributed to the violence that led to five deaths.  Cruz and Hawley have previously faced critic...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, House, Ted Cruz, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Capitol, Sherrod Brown, Electoral College, Hawley, Sen Joe Manchin


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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