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Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here  ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection,......

Capitol Riot Costs Will Exceed $30 Million, Official Tells Congress

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack will exceed $30 million, as his office works to provide mental health services, increase security and repair historical statues and other art damaged in the......

Capitol security lapses need 9/11-style commission in riot aftermath

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY You’re reading Our View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For the Opposing View, read “U.S. Capitol Police did not fail on Jan. 6.” The three top security officials at the U.S. Capitol when insurrectional rioters breached......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by The AIDS Institute – Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                             Presented by The AIDS Institute     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Wednesday! We get you up......

Prosecutors say retired NYPD officer beat police officer with metal pole during US Capitol riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Prosecutor Benjamin Gianforti said that Webster, 52, turned himself into the FBI field office in New York’s Hudson Valley at 2:35 p.m. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Webster retired from the NYPD......

Ex-Security Officials Spread Blame for Failures of Capitol Riot

New York Times
Mr. Sund testified that the F.B.I. report reached the Capitol Police the day before the attack, but not him directly. He said that an officer assigned to a law enforcement joint terrorism task force received the document and sent it to an unnamed intelligence division official on the force. “It......

New York GOP district leader Philip Grillo, self-proclaimed ‘Republican Messiah,’ arrested in Capitol riot case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors, January 6, 2021. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket | Getty Images A New York City man who has a leadership role in the Queens County......

Inequality In Vaccine Distribution, Capitol Riot Hearings, Texas Recovery : Up First

NPR
NPR The Biden administration has prioritized vaccinating the country quickly and equitably. But making sure vaccines reach communities of color has been a challenge. Also, the Senate holds the first hearing into the Capitol riot on January 6. And, we go to the recovery efforts in Houston, Texas in the......

Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

New York Times
WASHINGTON — As House leaders haggle over the formation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a bipartisan group of senators is pressing ahead with a series of investigative hearings to scrutinize the security breakdowns that failed to prevent the deadly pro-Trump rampage. The......

Democrats ask cable and streaming providers about their role in spreading misinformation ahead of Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., speaks during a rally in the Capitol Building to call on the Senate to vote on House Democrats’ prescription drugs and health care package on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. |......

Oath Keeper claims she was VIP security at Trump rally before riot and says she met with Secret Service agents

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Attorneys for Ohio Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins detail how the efforts among paramilitants who are now accused of conspiracy on January 6 were closer to the apparatus around then-President Donald Trump and his rally than was previously known. By......

Oath Keeper claims she met with Secret Service before Capitol riot

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leader of the far-right “Oath Keepers” group charged in the deadly U.S. Capitol riots said she was in Washington on Jan. 6 to provide security for legislators and meet with Secret Service agents, according to a court filing. Jessica Watkins, 38, is one of nine associates......

Pelosi’s ‘9/11-style panel’ for Capitol riot is just a bid to sell her pet conspiracy theories

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing ahead with her “independent 9/11-type commission,” but it looks more like an effort to bolster conspiracy theories than to get all the facts out. For starters, she’s plainly eager to turn the awful Jan. 6 Capitol riot into a culture-shifting moment the......

Pennsylvania cop charged in Capitol riot: ‘FBI may arrest me ..lol’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Federal prosecutors said video footage shows Joseph Fischer, 55, running at a police line outside the Capitol and yelling, “Charge!” A patrolman with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, Fisher allegedly yelled “motherf—ers” as he clashed with officers on......

Justice Dept. Confronts Increasingly Complex Capitol Riot Inquiry

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials are adding prosecutors and agents to their sprawling investigation into the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol as it moves into a more complicated phase and they strategize about how to handle the large caseload, including trying to stave off a potential backlog in the......

Six Capitol Police officers suspended for alleged role in riot

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Thirty-five officers on duty during the Capitol riot are under investigation for their actions during that day, and six have been suspended. Jeff Pegues has the details. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

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