StoryGraph Biggest Story 2021-01-16 -- capitol police officer (10), law enforcement (9), vice president mike pence (7), president-elect joe (7), national security (7)
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Justice Dept. watchdog opens probe of response to riot
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog says it will investigate how the department and its agencies prepared for and responded to last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol
Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol
Prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” have backed away from that allegation
Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted
The internal report, which does not appear to have been shared widely with other agencies, was among the flags that experts say should have alerted officials to the risks on Jan. 6.
Up to 25,000 National Guard troops are headed to DC. It’s unclear why so many are needed.
Maybe it’s the right amount to protect the US Capitol on Inauguration Day. Or too few. Or too many.
Capitol Police report warned that Congress could be targeted three days before riot
The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the deadly Capitol riot that warned of potential for violence, The Washington Post reports.
Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot
Retired military servicemen are turning up in alarming numbers on wanted posters and charging documents as the probe into the attack on the Capitol building continues.
Analysis: Trump's final full week in office ends with the nation in disarray
The final full week of Donald Trump's presidency ended with a nation in disarray -- fearful about the threats surrounding Inauguration Day in a capital city that has become a fortress; unsettled by new details of the harm that rioters could have inflicted on lawmakers during last week's insurrection; and angry at the revelation that the administration's pledge to release a reserve of Covid-19 vaccine doses was hollow.
DOJ walks back claim that Capitol rioters came to capture or kill lawmakers
The Justice Department is requesting an omission of a claim made in a court filing that says U.S. Capitol rioters intended to kill or capture lawmakers.
BREAKING: Mike Lindell Visits Trump in White House - Then Media Captures Pictures of His Notes to President Referring to Crimes and Insurrection Act
Mike Lindell was at the White House on Friday for a meeting with President Trump. When he left the premises he ensured the faithful that President Trump would be President for four more years. The Washington Times reports: As of early Friday, the businessman and activist was still insisting President Trump will serve a second…
Rioters wanted to ‘capture and assassinate’ lawmakers, prosecutors say. A note left by the ‘QAnon Shaman’ is evidence.
Prosecutors say Jacob Anthony Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman," left an ominous note for Vice President Pence that made it clear rioters intended to kill or capture lawmakers.
MyPillow CEO hints at scrapped plan to replace CIA director with Trump loyalist
A Trump ally's notes visible as he visited the West Wing on Friday revealed a suggestion to replace the current CIA director with the current acting chief of staff at the Pentagon. But according to multiple sources, it was not the first time the idea was broached inside the White House.
Terrifying scope of Capitol attack becoming clearer as Washington locks down for Biden's inauguration
Federal authorities are piecing together a chilling picture of the January 6 insurrection that reveals major security and intelligence failures, underscores profound fissures in American society and hints at the political challenges ahead for President-elect Joe Biden, even as they race to ensure the safety of US leaders and next week's inauguration.
US Capitol braces for more violence leading up to inauguration - CNN Video
The FBI has received information indicating "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, according to an internal bulletin obtained by CNN.
Giuliani uses unfounded 'Antifa' argument to defend Trump
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been working to bolster conspiratorial claims that left-wing agitators played a dominant role in the last week's Capitol riot.
Feds back away from claim that Capitol rioters were looking to capture and assassinate officials
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters Friday that prosecutors don’t have concrete proof of such an effort.
Pence congratulates Harris days before inauguration
The vice president has indicated he will attend Biden's inauguration in a show of support for the transfer of power.
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