President Trump initially resisted taping his video message acknowledging his election loss but agreed to after the White House counsel warned him he could face legal charges, 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 Donald Trump'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.
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. Twitter's share price slipped 1.8 percent on Thursday after the social media giant suspended Donald Trump'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.
Two more rioters in Wednesday's violent siege at the Capitol were identified on Thursday night as Florida firefighter Andy Williams and 'Baby Lives Matter' founder Taylor Hansen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upped the Twitter feud with Ted Cruz on Thursday evening by calling him out for pleading for money in a fundraising text sent after protesters descended on the Capitol Wednesday.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell resigned citing President Trump's behavior in regard to Capitol Hill riots. Anton du Bike has made a call for influencers and reality stars to be more aware of their social media presence and not spread misinformation online.
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House Democrats are considering filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump if his cabinet doesn’t remove him from office by invoking the 25th Amendment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has spoken with the senior-most U.S. military official about Trump and the safety of nuclear codes in his remaining days in office.
Progressive Democrats known as the Squad are urging Congressional leaders to act on impeachment as soon as possible to remove Trump from office before Jan. 20. In a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate, the group said Congress should reconvene immediately to begin the process.
“President Trump has failed to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States by refusing to accept the results of our fair and free election, and worse, by inciting his supporters to attack our Capitol.” The letter was signed by Ocasio-Cortez along with Than Omar of Minnesota, Anna Presley of Massachusetts and Rashida Train of Michigan, as well as by first-year members Cori Bush of Missouri and Jamaal Bowman of New York.
A spokesperson for Cruz said the Texas senator “immediately condemned this terrorist attack and called for anyone who stormed the Capitol to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” In an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, Murkowski said Trump has “caused enough damage,” both ignoring the coronavirus pandemic and betraying those who have been loyal to him.
Delaware Democratic Senator Chris Coons, a close Biden ally, also earlier called for Cruz and Hawley to resign. McCarthy said Friday he plans to speak with Biden about how to heal the country and move forward after Trump supporters attacked the Capitol Wednesday.
“I have reached out to President-elect Biden today and plan to speak to him about how we must work together to lower the temperature and unite the country to solve America’s challenges.” McCarthy listed some challenges facing the incoming Biden administration, including deep political divisions, the coronavirus pandemic and threats from Russia, China and Iran.
“To deliver a better America for all, partisans of all stripes first must unite as Americans and show our country that a peaceful transition of power has occurred,” McCarthy said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alerted fellow Democrats that she is concerned that an “unhinged” President Donald Trump would access nuclear launch codes and order a military strike, and wants Pentagon officials to take precautions.
Pelosi said she spoke with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Miller about “available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike” in his remaining days in office. Pelosi also said in a letter to colleagues that Congress will try to remove Trump from office if his cabinet doesn’t act.
Two Senate panels will hold a joint oversight hearing on the storming of the Capitol Wednesday by pro- Trump demonstrators. “Wednesday’s violent and criminal acts directed at our Capitol, a symbol of American Democracy, will forever be a stain on our nation’s history,” said Senators Gary Peters, Rob Portman, Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement mourning Sick nick’s passing, “Congress will provide the full resources needed to bring every perpetrator of Wednesday’s attack to justice.” Republican Senator Ben Sassy of Nebraska said he would “definitely consider” potential Articles of Impeachment brought by the House against Trump.
Pelosi and House Democrats will hold a noon conference call Friday to talk about their options for expelling Trump from office. The officer, Brian Sick nick, who joined the force in 2008, was hurt “while physically engaging with protesters,” according to a department statement.
The company also told CNN it will enforce its policy against ban evasions to ensure that Trump does not circumvent his personal account's suspension. “If it is clear that another account is being used for the purposes of evading a ban, it is also subject to suspension,” Twitter said in a statement.
However, these accounts will be transitioned over to the new administration in due course and will not be suspended by Twitter unless absolutely necessary to alleviate real-world harm.” 21 hr 4 min ago Cruz speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Offer, on Saturday, January 2, in Cumming, Georgia.
“He has to come to terms with the fact that through his actions directly played into the hands of the mob and stop,” she continued. “It is so horrifying to watch someone descend into this and not be able to admit what happened when you worked for him and you believed in him,” Carpenter told CNN's Erin Burnett.
Trump ’s other statement about American patriots suggested that “he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election,” Twitter said. Twitter told CNN the company will enforce its policy against ban evasions to ensure that Trump does not circumvent his personal account's suspension.
President Trump presents a danger to the nation's domestic security and should be removed from office as quickly as possible, Democratic Rep. Jason Crow said today. “Donald Trump is a very violent and dangerous man,” Crow said, speaking on CNN this afternoon.
She said in a statement Friday that she has instructed the House Rules Committee to prepare for a meeting to approve a rule that would govern floor debate for an impeachment resolution as well as a bill Rep. Jamie Rankin has proposed to create a congressional commission that would allow the 25th Amendment to be invoked. But if he does not, I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Rankin’s 25th Amendment legislation and a motion for impeachment.
The effort by the White House to get Turberville to delay certification of the votes provides insight into the President's thinking and priorities as a mob of his supports lay siege on the iconic building. Turberville spoke with Trump for less than 10 minutes, with the President trying to convince him to make additional objections to the Electoral College vote in a futile effort to block Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win, according to a source familiar with the call.
Lee's office confirmed to CNN that the voicemail was intended for Turberville and that the message left from Giuliani was very similar to one another unnamed GOP senator received. “I'm calling you because I want to discuss with you how they're trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down, so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you,” Giuliani said, referring to unfounded claims of voter fraud in the presidential election.
CNN reported on Wednesday that even after Congress was reconvening that night following the riot, Trump was still urging senators to push ahead with the protest on the certification of Biden as president, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is calling on President Donald Trump to resign following the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday, making her the first Republican senator to take that step.
He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the vice president,” Murkowski told the paper.