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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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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says some lawmakers 'don't yet feel safe around other members of Congress' after one tried bringing a gun to the House floor

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) arrives for a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's concerned about her safety in light of reports that Congress members have brought guns to the Capitol. The New York progressive told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday evening that "a very considerable amount" of lawmakers "still don't yet feel safe." Security concerns have been top of mind for many lawma...
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The National Guard is reportedly planning to ask troops to remain deployed at the Capitol until mid-March

The National Guard is ramping up its presence in Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration following the Capitol siege on January 6. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images The National Guard is planning to ask up to 7,000 troops deployed to Capitol Hill to volunteer to stay until March 12, according to Military.com. "We are not going to make anybody stay," spokesperson Nahaku McFadden reportedly said. Of the roughly 25,000 troops initially deployed to the Capitol for secur...
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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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A GOP congressman tried to enter the Capitol Building on Thursday with a concealed firearm, HuffPost reports

Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland attempted to bring a firearm into the Capitol just weeks after the Capitol Building siege. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland, attempted to carry a concealed weapon into the House Chambers on Thursday, the Huffington Post reported.  Metal detectors placed in the Capitol following the January 6 attack went off when Harris attempted to walk through.  Harris attempted to have another representative hold his weapon be...
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A GOP congressman tried to enter the Capitol on Thursday with a concealed firearm, HuffPost reports

Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland tried to bring a firearm into the Capitol on Thursday, HuffPost reported. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to carry a concealed gun into the House on Thursday, HuffPost reported. Metal detectors in the Capitol went off when Harris walked through. Harris tried to have another representative hold his weapon, then had to leave and come back. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Rep. Andy Harris tr...
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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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Trump proved it's time for America to learn from other countries about how democracy should work, experts say

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis President Joe Biden has portrayed the end of the Trump era as the return of US global leadership. But experts say America is in no place to lecture the wider world on how to run a modern democratic state. "American democracy is not a model for anybody right now," a political scientist told Insider. Am...
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McConnell reportedly wants to ask Schumer to delay the start of Trump's impeachment trial until February

From left to right: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported. Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection, but Pelosi hasn't sent the article of impeachment to the Senate yet. McConnell is one of several Republicans who may vote to convict Trump and bar him from public offi...
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'People died here on January 6': Pelosi says Congress will not give Trump a 'get-out-of-jail' card just because he's out of office

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images House Speaker Pelosi said Trump won't receive a "get out of jail" card for the Capitol riot. "People died here on January 6," she said. "That is damage that must be addressed." The Senate will soon hold an impeachment trial and determine whether to bar Trump from public office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down the notion that impeaching former President Donald Trum...
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Ex-GOP pollster Frank Luntz says 'I don't want to do this anymore' after 'unity' themed focus group goes off the rails

Frank Luntz Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Pollster Frank Luntz said he was pushed to the brink when he lost control of a focus group. The Zoom session on unity between Biden and Trump voters quickly went off the rails. "I reached a point where I don't want to do this anymore," the ex-GOP pollster said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Shortly after President Joe Biden's call for unity in his inauguration speech, ex-Republican pollster Frank Luntz held a focus group evenly sp...
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Law enforcement's disastrous response during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who's 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 on January 6. Experts said the uncoordinated response reveal law enforcement's flawed perception of who's a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully breached the US Capitol building on January 6, forcing lawmakers to take cover as they voted on ...
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Shocking: Questionable NYC Pickup Artist Arrested After Alleged Involvement in Capitol Siege

By Carly Tennes  Published: January 21st, 2021 
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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YouTube extended Donald Trump's ban for at least 7 more days amid fears of violence at Biden's inauguration

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube extended its ban on outgoing President Donald Trump uploading videos amid fear of violence.  President-elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in an unusual ceremony today.  The video-sharing giant has faced pressure to keep Trump off its platform following violence at the Capitol.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube has extended its ban preventing outgoing US President Donald Trum...
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YouTube extended Donald Trump's ban for at least 7 more days amid fears of violence at Joe Biden's inauguration

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube extended its ban on outgoing President Donald Trump uploading videos amid fear of violence.  President-elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in an unusual ceremony today.  The video-sharing giant has faced pressure to keep Trump off its platform following violence at the Capitol.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube has extended its ban preventing outgoing US President Donald Trum...
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