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Washington Post: Capitol Police intelligence report warned of violence targeting 'Congress itself' three days before attack

An internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on "Congress itself," the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo.
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An intelligence report by Capitol Police warned 'Congress itself' could be targeted, days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, according to The Washington Post

The aftermath of the US Capitol Building riots. Leah Millis/Reuters In a report produced days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, Capitol Police intelligence warned "Congress itself" could be the target of an attack by pro-Trump protesters. The January 3 report, obtained by The Washington Post, said Trump supporters saw January 6 "as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election" and that this "sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of a...
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Capitol Police report warned that Congress could be targeted three days before riot

The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the deadly Capitol riot that warned of potential for violence,...
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'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley, who was arrested after storming the Capitol in a fur headdress and horns, has been denied bail

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images A federal judge in Arizona on Friday denied bail to Jacob Chansley, a prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist who was arrested following the attacks on the US Capitol. DOJ prosecutors had argued Chansley — also known as the "QAnon Shaman" or Jake Angeli — was a flight risk and danger to the public because his past statements...
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Scenes from the Second Civil War

In the hours after the January 6th terror attack on Congress, it seemed as though the early understanding was that a bunch of giddy goofballs — oops! — forced their way into the Capitol Building for funsies and photo ops. The stupid coup. As time passes and more photos & videos are released and reporting is done, the picture emerging is of a violent attack on members of Congress, their staff, and Capitol Police & other law enforcement officers by an armed & savage mob who narrowly missed assault...
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Video shows cop leading mob away from Senate chamber where Pence was located

Vice President Mike Pence was closer than initially known to the violent mob at the US Capitol, according to new reporting from the Washington Post. New video from that day shows an alternate angle of rioters chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman as he led them away from the Senate chambers. CNN's Evan Perez reports.
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The vast majority of Americans are concerned about the current state of the country, a new Insider poll shows

Supporters of President Trump storm the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021, in Washington,DC. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) More than nine in 10 Americans are concerned about the current state of the nation, according to a recent Insider survey. 95% of the 1,059 respondents said that they are concerned about the United States. Only 2% of respondents told Insider they have no present concerns about the country. This survey was conducted between Ja...
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Prosecutors said the QAnon Shaman was one of the rioters who meant to 'capture and assassinate elected officials' before walking back the claim

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images Justice Department prosecutors said people who participated in the pro-Trump attack of the US Capitol planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials." They made the assessment in a detention memo for Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman or Jake Angeli, who they say left a threat for Vice President Mike P...
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A Black Capitol Police officer reportedly put on a MAGA hat to rescue his fellow officers during the Capitol siege

Pro-Trump protestors 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 A Black Capitol Police officer who was suspended after being seen wearing a "MAGA" hat while defending the Capitol from the January 6 siege did so to try to free fellow officers, the Wall Street Journa...
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US Capitol Police banned building tours on day of riot after Democrats raised security concerns

Days before the violent insurrection at the US Capitol, the then-US House Sergeant at Arms sent a memo to members of Congress banning tours of buildings on January 6, the day lawmakers gathered inside to certify Joe Biden's victory, according to a copy of the memo obtained by CNN.
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Capitol Police banned building tours before riot after Democrats raised security concerns

Days before the violent insurrection at the US Capitol, the then-US House Sergeant at Arms sent a memo to members of Congress banning tours of buildings on January 6, the day lawmakers gathered inside to certify Joe Biden's victory, according to a copy of the memo obtained by CNN.
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Biden Transition and Inauguration, Trump Impeachment: Live Updates

The Capitol Police are looking into whether members of Congress inappropriately gave visitors access to the Capitol ahead of last week’s...
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‘No one took us seriously’: Black cops warned about racist Capitol police for years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building The post ‘No one took us seriously’: Black cops warned about racist Capitol police for years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Pelosi says Congress members may face prosecution if an investigation shows they were accomplices in Capitol siege

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said that Congress members could face prosecution should an investigation show that they were accomplices in the Capitol riots. "If they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that," Pelosi said during a news conference. Pelosi also pointed ou...
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Prosecutors say the QAnon Shaman was one of the rioters who meant to 'capture and assassinate elected officials'

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020. Win McNamee/ Staff/ Getty Images Justice Department prosecutors said people who participated in the pro-Trump attack of the US Capitol planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials." They made the assessment in a detention memo for Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman or Jake Angeli, who they say left a threat for Vice President Mike P...
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Capitol Police officer had to beg Trump rioters not to kill him with his own gun

Listen to this entire interview from an officer who was assaulted at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/IYV2aumwnw— Heath Mayo (@HeathMayo) January 15, 2021 Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone recounts how a mob of Trump rioters surrounded him and started pulling his badge, ammunition, and other equipment from his uniform. — Read the rest
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Tucker Carlson mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for thinking she might die during the Capitol riot in which 5 people died

Fox host Tucker Carlson mocked the danger lawmakers' faced during the Capitol insurrection. Screenshot/Fox News Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson lashed out at one of his favorite targets on Thursday night: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He called the congresswoman a "vacuous little totalitarian moron." Carlson mocked the Democrat's claim that many lawmakers and staffers "narrowly escaped death" during the violent riot, during which five people died and dozens of police officers w...
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Officer in Pro-Trump Cap Claims He Rescued Endangered Colleagues

A Capitol Police lieutenant was suspended for wearing a MAGA hat during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building, but he claims he was on...
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The FBI is investigating 37 people in connection with the killing of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick

Police officers salute during the procession for U.S. Capitol police officer, Brian D. Sicknick as they stand along Third Street SW on Sunday January 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images The FBI is investigating 37 people in connection with the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being assaulted by the mob that stormed the Capitol last Wednesday. Sicknick was a veteran who served in the National Guard before going...
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Pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol came within seconds of seeing Pence and his family, report says

Vice President Mike Pence presiding over a joint session of Congress on January 6 to certify the 2020 Electoral College results after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol earlier in the day. Erin Schaff/AFP via Getty Images A frenzied mob came within seconds of seeing Vice President Mike Pence while storming the US Capitol last week, The Washington Post reported. Outside the building, a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters chanted to "hang Mike Pence." Pence was...
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‘Kill him with his own gun’: Police describe facing the mob at the U.S. Capitol

By Mark Morales | CNN As DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone lay on the ground at the US Capitol building, stunned and injured, he knew a group of rioters were stripping him of his gear. They grabbed spare ammunition, ripped the police radio off his chest and even stole his badge. Then, Fanone, who had just been Tasered several times in the back of the neck, heard something chilling that made him go into survival mode. [vemba-video id=”us/2021/01/15/capitol-riot-officers-sots-ctn-prok...
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Lawmakers want to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Capitol Police officer who lured rioters away from the Senate chambers

A bipartisan trio of lawmakers introduced legislation this week to award Officer Eugene Goodman with the medal, reserved for Americans who've made "distinguished achievements and contributions" to their country.
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Sister of Black woman killed by Capitol Police hopes riot will shed light on troubling case

Seeing rioters storm the Capitol brought up sad memories for Valarie Carey, whose sister Miriam was shot by Capitol Police after a car chase in 2013.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
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“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building The post “No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Dozens of people on the FBI's terrorists watchlist were in DC during the siege on the Capitol showing yet another security failure

US Capitol Police officers fight back a pro-Trump mob outside the Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Dozens of people on the FBI's terrorist watchlist were in Washington, DC, during the siege on the Capitol last week, The Washington Post reported.  The FBI warned some on the list not to go, but dozens still went.  It's not clear if any of those already arrested for charges relating to the ransacking of the Capitol were o...
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Sister of Black woman killed by U.S. Capitol Police hopes riot will shed light on troubling case

Seeing rioters storm the Capitol brought up sad memories for Valarie Carey, whose sister Miriam was shot by Capitol Police after a car chase in 2013.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
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Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Democrats hoping to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration have suggested holding back until the new president has a chance to get...
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One in 10 Americans say they believe the Capitol siege was justified in some way, according to a new Insider poll

Capitol Police stand guard outside of Congress as pro-Trump rioters challenging the election results storm the building. Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images A new Insider poll found that a vast majority of the American public believes the Capitol Siege was uncalled for, with 66% saying it was "completely unjustified." However, 11% of nearly 1,060 respondents, polled online between January 13 and January 14, said they could justify it in some way. Of them, almost 6% said the deadly in...
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