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Trump Official Arrested in Storming of Capitol Left Little Mark Before Riot

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Soon after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, the White House told State Department officials that they needed to find a job for a political appointee. Federico G. Klein had been a low-level aide on Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and a stalwart supporter of the president,......

Former Impeachment Manager Sues Trump Over Capitol Riot

New York Times
A House Democrat who unsuccessfully prosecuted Donald J. Trump at his impeachment trial sued him in federal court on Friday for acts of terrorism and incitement to riot, trying to use the justice system to punish the former president for his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.......

Prominent retired generals aided Honoré review of Capitol security

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, tapped by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to review Capitol security in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection, is getting assistance from a “task force” of senior retired military officials, according to a list revealed for......

U.S. Capitol attack investigation panel must follow 9/11 Commission

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Congress is now being held hostage by the domestic extremism that led to the sacking of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6: The House of Representatives canceled its session Thursday amid renewed reports of potential violence. Thankfully, nothing happened. But......

Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams The FBI arrested Federico Klein, one of former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he’d ‘absolutely’ back Trump as......

Capitol Police Chief Asks to Extend National Guard Presence

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The acting chief of the Capitol Police formally asked the Defense Department on Thursday to keep thousands of National Guard troops on Capitol Hill beyond their scheduled departure next week as she warned of an increase in threats against lawmakers. The request came only after Yogananda D. Pittman,......

Capitol police ask for about 2,000 National Guard troops to stay to protect Congress

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The United States Capitol Police have requested a little over 2,000 National Guard troops to stay in Washington, D.C. for up to 60 days to support Capitol Hill, defense officials confirmed to CBS News on Thursday. Capitol police confirmed......

Capitol Police requests extended National Guard presence on the Hill

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pittman’s letter to congressional leaders included a “white paper” from the Capitol Police Board that outlined potential security enhancements at the Capitol. But Pittman said it wasn’t clear to her whether they were “mandates or recommendations,” and whether the document......

Internal review of Capitol security recommendations being shared with lawmakers

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The recommendations include those first reported by CNN last week, such as adding more than 1,000 US Capitol police officers to help protect lawmakers while they are in Washington, DC, and back in their home states and installing retractable......

U.S. House cancels Thursday session as intelligence bulletin warns of threat against Capitol

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington, D.C. is on heightened alert and the U.S. House has canceled its Thursday session after a new law enforcement bulletin warned “militia violent extremists” have discussed plans to take over the Capitol on or around March 4. Acting......

Feds on high alert Thursday after warnings about potential threats to US Capitol

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The joint warning from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday underscores a broader effort by federal agencies to avoid repeating the mistakes made ahead of January 6, when officers were overtaken by a violent pro-Trump......

Intel bulletin warns of potential for violence at Capitol March 4 and House scraps Thursday session

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Capitol is the target of a potential plot by a militia group to attack Democratic lawmakers on March 4 and remains a target for domestic violent extremists, according to a new intelligence bulletin issued by the FBI......

Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol pawns: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine Have we really reached the point where National Guard soldiers in their third month of protecting the Capitol are poisoned with rotten food, worms and metal shavings and no one cares? The contempt shown to these soldiers by their Washington, DC, masters is as sickening as the rancid......

DEA agent suspended after allegedly being in crowd outside Capitol siege: Lawyer

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Drug Enforcement Agency suspended one of its agents who was allegedly outside the Capitol on the day that rioters laid siege to the building, his lawyer said. Attorney Gretchen Gaspari’s client, DEA agent Mark Ibrahim, was put on......

Capitol Police Warn of March 4 Threat Amid New QAnon Conspiracy Theories

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police force is preparing for another assault on the Capitol building on Thursday after obtaining intelligence of a potential plot by a militia group, just two months after a mob of Trump loyalists and extremists attacked the building, leaving five dead and hundreds injured. Leaving nothing......

Police preparing for possible militia ‘plot to breach the Capitol’ in Washington on Thursday

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here National Guardsmen walk the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on the third day of U.S President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters VIDEO3:3003:30 Militia groups believed Trump was on their side,......

At least 50 troops sickened by food while guarding U.S. Capitol

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — At least 50 members of the National Guard have been sickened with gastrointestinal issues after complaints that service members were served bad food while guarding the U.S. Capitol in Washington, officials said. A guard spokesman said Wednesday that none......

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