Capitol riot defendant: I was following Trump’s instructions

An Ohio man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol and stealing a coat rack testified that he joined thousands of protesters in ransacking the building last year on what he thought were orders from the president, Donald Trump. Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, said Wednesday he took to websites after being laid off from his exterminator job in March 2020 and in his … Continue reading Capitol riot defendant: I was following Trump’s instructions

Trump ally Steve Bannon held in criminal contempt

The House’s Steve Bannon referral arrived at the US Attorney’s office today at 5:30 p.m. ET, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Earlier today, the House voted to approve the Jan. 6 committee’s report recommending Bannon, an ally of former President Donald Trump, be held for criminal contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena to appear before the panel. Members of the committee have said … Continue reading Trump ally Steve Bannon held in criminal contempt

Trump to restart rallies next month as he plays coy about 2024 run

Former President Donald Trump will resume holding his signature rallies next month, The Post has confirmed. Dates and locations have not yet been announced, but a source said the president’s team is in the process of selecting venues for a pair of events in June. A third rally is expected to take place around the July 4 holiday. Trump has sat for occasional interviews since … Continue reading Trump to restart rallies next month as he plays coy about 2024 run

Six Capitol Police officers suspended for actions during riot

Thirty-five Capitol Police officers are under investigation — including six who have been suspended with pay — for their actions in the deadly January siege, according to the department. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has indicated that any officer whose actions are found to be unacceptable on Jan. 6 will be disciplined, a department spokesman said in a statement to WTTG on Thursday. “Our Office of Professional Responsibility is … Continue reading Six Capitol Police officers suspended for actions during riot

After Months Of Refusing to Admit He Lost, Donald Trump Left a Traditional Note for Joe Biden at White House

After spending months disputing the results of an election he lost—and never publicly congratulating the new president—Donald Trump reportedly left a note for Joe Biden before departing the White House Wednesday morning. Trump spokesperson Judd Deere confirmed Wednesday that Trump, 74, left the letter for Biden, 78, in the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk before vacating the White House and departing for West Palm Beach Wednesday morning. The spokesman did not … Continue reading After Months Of Refusing to Admit He Lost, Donald Trump Left a Traditional Note for Joe Biden at White House

2021 INAUGURATIONFEDS PAY $10 MILLION FOR AMBULANCES, EMTS …As D.C. Braces For Possible Violence

There was a mad scramble after January 6 to get ambulances to Washington D.C. for the inauguration, and the federal government inked a multi-million dollar deal to make it happen. FEMA has hired a company called American Medical Response, Inc. to provide emergency services for Wednesday. The value of the contract — $10 million. The deal was signed last Friday and runs through next Monday. … Continue reading 2021 INAUGURATIONFEDS PAY $10 MILLION FOR AMBULANCES, EMTS …As D.C. Braces For Possible Violence

U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.” Prosecutors offered that view in a filing asking a judge to detain Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man and QAnon conspiracy theorist who was famously photographed wearing … Continue reading U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – filing

Telegram, a recent haven for the far right, purges extremist content

At least 15 extremist Telegram channels — akin to chatrooms where the founders have moderating power — have recently been banned, according to a tally by NBC News. Telegram, a Dubai-based chat app that has attracted a surge of new users, including some far-right Trump supporters fleeing purges at other sites, has begun a rare purge of American extremist content. At least 15 extremist Telegram … Continue reading Telegram, a recent haven for the far right, purges extremist content

House impeaches Trump for second time, Senate must now weigh conviction

Trump is the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. WASHINGTON — The House impeached President Donald Trump Wednesday for a second time, charging the president with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the violent riot by a pro-Trump mob of the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead and terrorized lawmakers as they sought to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The vote to impeach passed the Democratic-controlled … Continue reading House impeaches Trump for second time, Senate must now weigh conviction