Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his Republican colleagues in the upper chamber that the earliest a second impeachment trial of President Trump would begin is January 20th. West Virginia State House member Derrick Evans, 35, has been charged with entering a restricted public building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she spoke to the chair of the joint chiefs about 'restricting' President Trump's access to the nuclear codes. President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy got into a 'screaming match' Wednesday as pro- Trump rioters attacked Capitol Hill.
The FBI released an image today of a hooded suspect wearing a mask, gloves and carrying an object as hundreds of Donald Trump supporters rioted in Washington DC on Wednesday. Jenny Judd boasted in a Facebook video about how the supposed 'patriots' had invaded the US Congress after listening to DonaldTrump's fiery speech near the White House.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed the U.S. in a series of scathing tweets and said their 'American values' are being 'ridiculed even by their friends' following the Capitol riots. Rioters were pictured at the desks of high-ranking members of Congress, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with unfettered access to dossiers, computers and phones.
He mocked the under-fire US leader as he confirmed he would need to follow the same rules as other travelers to the UK, meaning a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed in. A staunch and outspoken supporter of Joe Biden and progressive politics, Lady Gaga made her feelings known on Thursday night following the harrowing events that transpired in Washington.
Tucker Carlson split away from Trump on his Thursday show as he encouraged viewers to look past a 'single politician' and asked if the president is 'worth all of this time and attention'. Twitter's share price slipped 1.8 percent on Thursday after the social media giant suspended DonaldTrump's account for 12 hours over his dangerous rhetoric about riots at the Capitol.
News of Betsy Devon' departure came hours after Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, also tendered her resignation. The Florida estate where Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused young girls is set to be bulldozed after a local developer bought it, reportedly for $18 million, and confirmed he plans to knock it down.
Dozens of Trump supporters breached the security perimeter and entered the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon as Congress voted to affirm Biden's presidential win President Donald Trump has spoken about the possibility of granting himself a self-pardon, pardoning family members and close associates, as well as a pair of rappers in his final days in office.
Videos shared on social media showed US police apparently opening fences for the mob and taking selfies with them, prompting suspicions that some of them sympathized with the invasion. In a statement the former First Lady slammed the lenient police response to the mob, arguing that it was a far cry from law enforcement's crackdown on BLM protesters this past summer.
Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump ’s account on Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.” The president’s account was initially banned for 12 hours on Jan. 6 due to “severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” after he used the platform to tweet condemnation against Vice President Mike Pence as his supporters stormed the Capitol.
“However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence,” the post continued. Twitter removed three tweets that promoted conspiracy theories about the election and locked Trump ’s account on Wednesday, citing “a risk of violence,” after a violent riot at the Capitol.
The following is the full statement from Twitter regarding the banning of President Trump's personal account: In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.
However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regard to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks.
We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. President Trump ’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Saving, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.
As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so. The storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump has prompted calls for his removal from office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20.
The chaotic scenes unfolded after Trump addressed thousands of protesters and repeated unfounded claims that the election was stolen from him. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said the violent mob of President Donald Trump ’s supporters forcing their way into the US Capitol showed that there were “two Americas”.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information on the individuals responsible for placing pipe bombs in the committee headquarters of the key US political parties in the capital, the agency said. Thursday’s statement was accompanied by an image of a masked suspect wearing gloves and a hoodie, carrying an object.
“The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction,” the agency’s Washington field office added. Photos from the heart of American democracy show stark difference between Trump ’s inauguration and the deadly violence at the Capitol.
And as the mob descended on the building on Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. Brian Sick nick, a US Capitol police officer, has died from injuries sustained after supporters of Donald Trump forced their way into the building.
“Officer Sick nick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters,” police said in a statement announcing his death late on Thursday. 8 Jan 2021 – 04:37 GMT China’s state media was full of pictures on Thursday of pro- Trump supporters in the US Capitol, claiming some Chinese saw the violence as “karma” after what had happened in Hong Kong in 2019.
The Global Times, a tabloid run by the People’s Daily, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, described the riots as a sign of “internal collapse” that could not easily be reversed. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated the territory’s support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris saying the events of the past 36 hours were testament to the “strength & resilience” of democracy in the US.
Reuters news agency is reporting that four more senior advisers in the White House National Security Council have resigned. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit back at claims Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol showed the US had become a “banana republic”.
Many foreign critics, as well as former US President George W Bush, made the analogy following the rioters’ assault on the building as Congress met to certify the results of the presidential election. Chao, who is married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, said in an email to staff that the mob attack “has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.” She said her resignation will take effect on Monday.
“There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me,” she wrote, adding her resignation was effective from Friday. Other officials, including deputy national security adviser Matt Potting er, a leading aide on Trump ’s China policy, have already resigned.
Outgoing President Donald Trump on Thursday released a video condemning Wednesday’s “heinous attack” on the US Capitol and promised to focus on the transfer of power in his first public comments since Twitter suspended his account. Georgia Senator Kelly Offer, a wealthy businesswoman and ardent Trump supporter, conceded the race against Reverend Raphael Warlock on Thursday.
“I fully intend to stay in this fight for freedom, for our values and for the future of this great country,” Offer said in a video concession. President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office “immediately”, House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement on Thursday.
Trump is set to leave office on January 20, but calls for his removal are growing in DC after Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol. The nation cannot afford a lengthy, drawn out process, and I support bringing articles of impeachment directly to the House floor”.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany gave a brief news conference on Thursday evening, where she condemned the violence at the Capitol. Marcus filed a suit in federal court against the Philadelphia County Board of Elections in November which alleged Republican poll watchers and representatives were not allowed to observe ballot tallying.
Seditious conspiracy charges, as well as rioting and insurrection, will be considered in arrests related to the breach of the US Capitol, Justice Department officials said. “All options around the table”, including charges of seditious conspiracy, rioting and insurrection, acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters in a news briefing.
‘All options around the table’, including charges of seditious conspiracy, rioting and insurrection, acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters 7 Jan 2021 – 20:28 GMT Officers fell back as the crowds advanced on Wednesday, allowing Trump supporters angry about his election defeat into the chambers of Congress to disrupt certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters a day after supporters of President Trump occupied the Capitol 7 Jan 2021 – 20:20 GMT 7 Jan 2021 – 19:59 GMT Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close political ally and supporter of President Trump, threw cold water on talk of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office and called on the president to facilitate a peaceful transition to the next administration.
President-elect Joe Biden criticized law enforcement’s handling of the pro- Trump rioters at the US Capitol on Wednesday, saying they committed a “clear failure to carry out equal justice”. “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” Biden said at an event to announce his nomination of Merrick Garland to be attorney general.
House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the removal of Trump through emergency constitutional procedures under the 25th Amendment. “We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump still sits in the White House,” Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol.
‘We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump still sits in the White House,’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol 7 Jan 2021 – 19:11 GMT “The past four years, we’ve had a president who’s made his contempt for democracy, our constitution, the rule of law, clear in everything he has done,” Biden continued.
White House deputy chief of staff Chris Lid dell sent a memo to Cabinet agencies advising political appointees to prepare to resign on January 20 as part of the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden. In keeping with this past practice, all Presidential Appointees must submit a letter of resignation to President Donald J. Trump with a departure date of no later than 1200 pm on January 20, 2021,” said the memo, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan as called for President Trump to resign the White House 7 Jan 2021 – 18:34 GMT These are just some terms used to describe the chaos as the US Congress prepared to certify Joe Biden as the next US president: “An assault on American democracy”, “attempted coup” and “domestic terrorism”.
Crowds fuelled by Trump ’s false claim that the election was stolen from him stormed the Capitol building to disrupt the process. Her posts and retweets on Twitter backed Trump ’s false assertions that he was defeated because Democrats elaborately rigged the November 3 election.
Deputy NSA Matt Potting er, a leading figure in the development of Trump ’s China policy, resigned abruptly on Wednesday in response to the incident, a senior administration official told Reuters. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said “we have a very good relationship with President Trump, and we are not going to do any meddling”, adding that he also expected “no conflicts” with US president-elect Joe Biden.
Lopez Obrador has consistently prided himself on having a very good relationship with Trump, he was one of the last leaders to congratulate Democrat Joe Biden after his electoral triumph. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denounced Trump after the president’s supporters stormed Congress in response to his incendiary rejection of the US election result.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denounced Trump after the president’s supporters stormed Congress 7 Jan 2021 – 17:32 GMT Shopify said the recent events determined that Trump ’s actions violated its policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause.
7 Jan 2021 – 17:22 GMT Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has said the brazen attack on the US Capitol was “clearly the result of a failure” and called for an investigation into the events. “Congress must create a nonpartisan commission to understand the security failures that happened on the Capitol,” Bowler said in a news conference on Thursday.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has said the brazen attack on the US Capitol was ‘clearly the result of a failure’ 7 Jan 2021 – 16:42 GMT “All indications are that the president has become unmoored, not just from his duty or even his oath, but from reality itself,” Kin zinger said in a video he posted on Twitter.
7 Jan 2021 – 16:33 GMT The chief of the US Capitol Police has said the violent mob that stormed the building wielded metal pipes, chemical irritants and other weapons against law enforcement. Steven Sound issued a statement on Thursday saying the rioting protesters “actively attacked” police officers and “were determined to enter into the Capitol Building by causing great damage”.