Capitol rioter suspected of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop is charged. Her plot to sell it to Russian spies is still being investigated, says report.
Prosecutors are still investigating claims that Riley Williams, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, intended to send the laptop to Russia, according to CNN.news.yahoo.com
Susan Collins Criticizes Pelosi for Rejecting GOP Picks for January 6 Committee
During an appearance on CNN Sunday, moderate Republican senator Susan Collins (Maine) expressed disapproval with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to reject two of the GOP picks to join the "bipartisan" panel investigating the Capitol Riot.news.yahoo.com
FBI makes 4th Houston-area arrest in Capitol riot
HOUSTON – The FBI has arrested a fourth person in the Houston area in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Shane Jenkins, 43, was arrested Friday morning at his northwest Houston home, according to the FBI. Agents said that in the video, Jenkins can be seen using a hatchet to break a window in the Lower West Terrace area. AdJenkins is the fourth person from the Houston area to be arrested in connection with the riot. After a federal court appearance Friday afternoon, Jenkins remains in custody and is scheduled to be back in federal court Monday morning for a hearing.
Judge grants Texan charged in Capitol riot permission for trip to Mexico
DALLAS – A federal judge on Friday granted permission for a West Texas flower shop owner charged in last month's riot at the U.S. Capitol to take a work-related four-day trip to Mexico. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said in the order granting Jenny Cudd's request for travel later this month that neither her pretrial services officer nor prosecutors opposed the request. AdShe was seen in a Facebook video during the U.S. Capitol riot saying, “We did break down” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's door. In asking permission for travel, Cudd's attorneys said the trip to Mexico’s Caribbean coast was for a “work-related bonding retreat” with her colleagues and their spouses. They said the trip was prepaid and planned before the Capitol riot.
House Dems make case for conviction; Trump denies charges
The impeachment trial represents a remarkable reckoning with the violence in the Capitol last month, which the senators witnessed firsthand, and with Trump’s presidency overall. AdThe impeachment trial, Trump’s second, begins in earnest on Feb. 9. “The only honorable path at that point was for President Trump to accept the results and concede his electoral defeat. Instead, he summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them into a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue,” the Democrats wrote in an 80-page document. “There is no ‘January Exception’ to impeachment or any other provision of the Constitution,” the Democrats wrote.
House delivers article of impeachment against Trump to Senate
The Impeachment Managers from the House of Representatives proceed through the Rotunda to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House is impeaching Donald Trump for the second time with the Senate scheduled to begin its trial of the former president on February 8. The House of Representatives on Monday delivered the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate. The ceremony is part of the process to begin the second impeachment trial of Trump. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced last week that the trial will begin the week of Feb. 8.
Ex-HPD officer accused in Capitol riot arrested by FBI in Houston
This image was attached to a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 19, 2021, against Tam Pham, a former Houston police officer. HOUSTON – Tam Pham, an 18-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, was arrested Wednesday morning after turning himself in to the FBI in Houston in connection with violence at the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago, authorities told KPRC 2. KPRC 2 previously reported that Pham tried to delete photos that showed him inside the U.S. Capitol during the riot, according to court documents released Tuesday. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during remarks last Wednesday that the Houston police officer -- on his own time -- attended the Trump rally in Washington and then “penetrated” the U.S. Capitol. Related readsTam Dinh Pham: What we know so far about the HPD officer accused in Capitol riotHPD officer accused of entering Capitol during riot asks for privacyINITIAL REPORT: Houston police officer resigns after being accused of penetrating Capitol, HPD says
Ex-Houston officer tried to delete photos showing him in Capitol during riot, documents reveal
This image was attached to a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 19, 2021, against Tam Pham, a former Houston police officer. HOUSTON – A former Houston police officer tried to delete photos that showed him inside the U.S. Capitol during the riot that happened nearly two weeks ago, according to court documents released Tuesday. This image was attached to a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 19, 2021, against Tam Pham, a former Houston police officer. (Court documents)This image was attached to a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 19, 2021, against Tam Pham, a former Houston police officer. (Court documents)This image was attached to a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 19, 2021, against Tam Pham, a former Houston police officer.
Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity because the department has threatened to suspend anyone who speaks to the media. “We were on our own,” one of the officers told The Associated Press. Three officers told the AP they did not hear Chief Steven Sund on the radio the entire afternoon. The riot left five people dead, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was hit in the head by a fire extinguisher.
‘He did not incite a riot’: For some supporters, faith in Trump is unwavering
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)HOUSTON – Bob Bagley was among the thousands of people who made their way to Washington last week to support President Donald Trump. Bagley said he did not enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and he does not believe Trump supporters were a part of any violence. KPRC 2 reporter Robert Arnold’s conversation with Bagley took place on Jan. 8. ‘Why did you go?’“We went to support President Trump,” Bagley said.
Houston officer accused of entering Capitol during riot asks for privacy
HOUSTON – A Houston police officer accused of entering the U.S. Capitol during last weeks’ riot asked for privacy Thursday. Officer Tam Pham, an 18-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, resigned Thursday morning. Pham briefly spoke to the media when he arrived home Thursday afternoon. “Please, just give my family privacy,” Pham said. “There is no excuse for criminal activity, especially from a police officer,” Acevedo said.
Trump calls for calm in video released after his second impeachment
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection he fomented at the Capitol last week. The video came out Wednesday after he was impeached by the House for a record second time, this time with Republican votes. Trump also called on his supporters to remain peaceful amid concerns about additional violence in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump says: “I want to be very clear: I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.” He says, “Like all of you I was shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity” and “no true supporter” of his “could ever endorse political violence.”Trump also said that he had directed federal agencies “to use all necessary resources to maintain order in Washington, D.C.” over the next week.”Trump made no reference to becoming the first president in the nation’s history to be impeached twice.
US prosecutors weighing sedition charges in Capitol riot
WASHINGTON – The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence and prosecutors are now weighing sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the building, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The revelations contradict earlier pronouncements from law enforcement leaders about the potential for danger last week. D’Antuono defended the handling of the information, saying it was shared in 40 minutes with other law enforcement agencies. Even without intelligence from law enforcement, there had been ample warning about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington. In this instance, it also left officers with little ability to resist the mob.
2 Capitol Police officers suspended after attack
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio says two U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended as a result of their actions during last week’s attack on the Capitol. Ryan told reporters on Monday that one of the officers took a selfie with someone and the second officer put on a “Make America Great Again” hat. Five people died, including a Capitol Police officer. Ryan serves as chair of a House subcommittee that oversees funding for Capitol Police.