Moroccan report: Stampede at fault for migrant border deaths
Morocco’s state-affiliated human rights council has depicted last month’s attempt by hundreds of migrants to storm the border between the North African kingdom and the Spanish enclave of Melilla as “unprecedented in nature, tactics used and scope.”.
Kevin McCarthy reportedly told Republicans in a phone call last year that Trump admitted being partially responsible for the Capitol riot. Now McCarthy says he doesn't remember that call
McCarthy told Republicans in a phone call that Trump admit some responsibility. "I'm not sure what call you're talking about," McCarthy said Thursday.news.yahoo.com
The organizer of the 'Stop the Steal' rally that led up to the Capitol riot said he will comply with a congressional subpoena because he doesn't have 'money to spend on legal bills'
"The only reason I'm going is because I don't want to go to jail," Ali Alexander said in a Telegram message Saturday night.news.yahoo.com
The judge hearing Trump's lawsuit to block January 6 subpoenas once called Capitol rioters a 'violent mob' trying to overthrow the government
Trump filed a lawsuit to block the publication of White House documents about the insurrection. Judge Tanya Chutkan has heavily criticized the riot.news.yahoo.com
Report details mishandling of police emergency system on 1/6
An inspector general's report says U.S. Capitol Police did not properly respond to officers’ use of an emergency notification system on Jan. 6, and there are no records that most calls were simulcast over the radio or that a watch commander was even aware of at least some of them.
Republican senators are privately worried the Capitol riot commission will distract them from their midterm campaigns, making it all but doomed in the Senate
GOP Whip John Thune told CNN there was concern among members that a commission "could be weaponized politically" by the Democrats.news.yahoo.com
FBI releases new video of suspect planting bombs before Capitol riot
The FBI released new videos Tuesday that investigators said show the person suspected of planting two pipe bombs the night before the January riot at the Capitol, NBC News reported. “These pipe bombs were viable devices that could have been detonated, resulting in injury or death. We need the public’s help to identify the individual responsible for placing these pipe bombs, to ensure they will not harm themselves or anyone else,” said Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office. The FBI said the bombs were planted between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 5, outside the national offices of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee.
Garland vows to investigate D.C. riot, keep politics out of DOJ
Garland vows to investigate D.C. riot, keep politics out of DOJ Merrick Garland attended his Senate confirmation hearing for attorney general, nearly five years after he was nominated to the Supreme Court and Republicans blocked his nomination. Garland said civil rights would be a priority under his leadership and he vowed to keep politics out of the Justice Department's work. Kris Van Cleave has the latest.cbsnews.com
Houston Newsmakers: Conspiracy, lies lead to Capitol insurrection
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)1 (2021 Getty Images)What drove thousands of Trump supporters to Washington, D.C. on January 6th? Thousands of them rioted and attacked the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress, upset with election results that showed former Vice President Joe Biden beating President Trump.
Man arrested in Spring facing federal charges in Capitol riots, court documents say
Joshua R. Lollar was arrested in Spring on Friday, according to court documents. Images included with criminal complaint against Joshua R. Lollar filed on Jan. 15, 2021 in U.S. Courts Southern District of Texas. (U.S. Courts Southern District of Texas)Images included with criminal complaint against Joshua R. Lollar filed on Jan. 15, 2021 in U.S. Courts Southern District of Texas. (U.S. Courts Southern District of Texas)Images included with criminal complaint against Joshua R. Lollar filed on Jan. 15, 2021 in U.S. Courts Southern District of Texas. (U.S. Courts Southern District of Texas)
White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally
A resident of tiny St. Charles, Iowa, McKinney has posted on Facebook in support of the far-right Proud Boys and against Black Lives Matter. In a news release detailing McKinney’s arrest, the state police described an afternoon shooting at a parking lot and didn't mention the Trump car rally or the race of those involved. The teen driver’s mother said the girls argued with Trump supporters about politics and were subjected to racial slurs. The girls’ car ended up surrounded by Trump supporters who were yelling and honking horns before the driver went in reverse and struck a pickup. Trump supporters have blasted authorities for charging McKinney, arguing that his shot protected rallygoers.
Tam Dinh Pham: What we know so far about the HPD officer accused in Capitol riot
An image from the Capitol riots and a photo of Tam Dinh Pham, the Houston police officer KPRC 2 sources have identified as the man accused in the Capitol riot. HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during remarks Wednesday that a Houston police officer, on his own time, attended the Trump rally in Washington, D.C. and then “penetrated” the Capitol Building last week. There is an investigation underway and Acevedo said he is “highly confident” the officer will be facing federal charges. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, Acevedo said. Here’s what we know so far about that officer:
Pence rules out using 25th Amendment to remove Trump
WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence is ruling out invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power, less than a week after the president fomented the violent insurrection at the Capitol. In a letter late Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said the mechanism should not be used “as a means of punishment or usurpation” and reserved for cases of medical or mental incapacitation. Pelosi has called on Pence to secure the majority of the Cabinet and vote to declare Trump unfit to serve. As the House appears on the cusp of a bipartisan impeachment of Trump, Pence encouraged Congress to avoid actions to “further divide and inflame the passions of the moment” and to focus on smoothing the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Pelosi has said if Pence rejects use of the 25th Amendment, the House will move to impeach him.
President Trump condemns supporters who rioted at Capitol, concedes to Biden in new video
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is conceding to President-elect Joe Biden and condemning the violent supporters who stormed the nation’s Capitol Wednesday. In a new video message, Trump says that now that Congress has certified the results, the “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20” and his “focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly and seamless transition of power.”He is also speaking out against the violence, calling it a “heinous attack” that left him “outraged by the violence lawlessness and mayhem.”Trump did not address his role in inciting the violence. But he is telling his supporters that, while he knows they are “disappointed,” he wants them to know “our incredible journey is only just beginning.”
US Capitol Police Chief Sund is resigning, NBC News reports
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, members of the National Guard stand behind newly placed fencing around the Capitol grounds the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Capitol Police will resign effective Jan. 16 following the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Chief Steven Sund said Thursday that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and did not expect the violent attack. His resignation was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly. Protesters stormed the building and occupied for hours.
Do you recognize these Capitol rioters? Here’s how you can help authorities
(MPD)Images released from Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 7, 2021. (MPD)Images released from Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 7, 2021. (MPD)Images released from Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 7, 2021. (MPD)Images released from Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 7, 2021. (MPD)Images released from Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 7, 2021.
Lebanese government meets after night of raging protests
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister held an emergency Cabinet meeting Friday after a night of raging protests that saw demonstrators shut down roads across the country with burning tires in renewed protests spurred by a plunging national currency. Prime Minister Hassan Diab canceled his scheduled meetings for the day and called for an emergency session to discuss the crisis. The renewed demonstrations amid calls for Diab's resignation are a huge challenge for the prime minister who took over in December after his predecessor, Saad Hariri, resigned amid nationwide protests late last year. Despite efforts to control the currency depreciation in recent weeks, the Lebanese pound tumbled to more than 6,000 to the dollar on Thursday, down from 4,000 on the black market in recent days. Lebanons financial crisis predates the virus pandemic that put the country in a total lockdown for months, further compounding the crisis.
SEC: Former Riot Blockchain CEO agrees to settlement in principle for alleged 'market manipulation'
"The staff has reached agreements in principle to settle this action with Defendants Michael Brauser, John O'Rourke, and John Stetson, and their affiliated entities," the SEC letter said. Among those to settle are John O'Rourke, former CEO of Riot Blockchain, a cryptocurrency company that was the subject of a CNBC investigation . John O'Rourke (right) former CEO of Riot Blockchain after a shareholders meeting in Oklahoma City on May 9, 2018. Riot Blockchain was not one of the companies. George S. Canellos, attorney for John Stetson, when reached by phone, said, "We have reached an agreement in principle to settle with the SEC."cnbc.com
Remembering the riot that sparked an LGBT revolution
In 1960's America, police raids on gay bars were common. On the night of June 28, 1969, the patrons at Stonewall Inn in New York City fought back, ultimately sparking the gay rights movement. As Don Dahler reports, Stonewall is now officially a national monument.cbsnews.com