Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.

We got our hands on their assessment that flagged the conservative Texan.  What they’re saying: The U.S. Capitol Police — in a Special Event Assessment dated Jan. 3, 2021 — flagged potential danger stemming from comments made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in the lead-up to Jan. 6. The assessment, obtained by POLITICO Wednesday, laidContinue reading “Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.”

Biden Authorizes Capitol Police to Call on National Guard ‘Unilaterally’ in Emergencies

“This legislation will help ensure the Capitol Police Chief has the authority needed to call for reinforcements at the Capitol swiftly during emergencies,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar The Capitol Police gained new powers when Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill authorizing the police chief to “unilaterally” request emergency backup from the National Guard and federal law enforcement,Continue reading “Biden Authorizes Capitol Police to Call on National Guard ‘Unilaterally’ in Emergencies”

The FBI Received Highly Specific Tips About Violence Set for Jan. 6—But Declined to Act

A blockbuster new investigation by the Washington Post details previously unreported “red flags.” A sprawling new investigation by the Washington Post into the events leading up to the Capitol insurrection has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigations received numerous and highly-detailed tips on the potential for serious violence by followers of then-president Donald Trump on JanuaryContinue reading “The FBI Received Highly Specific Tips About Violence Set for Jan. 6—But Declined to Act”

Jan. 6 Committee Sets Bannon Contempt Vote For Tuesday – MSNBC

Biden says the Jan. 6 Committee subpoena holdouts should be prosecuted and a Capitol Police officer is charged with obstructing the investigation. Meanwhile an FDA panel recommends J&J Covid booster shot for adults.

Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won’t be charged

A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was arrested by Capitol Police for illegally possessing a gun onContinue reading “Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won’t be charged”

The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning

The rally was small, but the movement isn’t. Support for the Capitol insurrectionists has taken root firmly inside the GOP After the nation’s capital spent weeks girding for a repeat of the insurrection, the small crowd who came to the national mall in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to show support forContinue reading “The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning”

Trump Defends Capitol Rioters Being ‘Persecuted So Unfairly’ Ahead of Sept. 18th Rally

Former President Donald Trump doubled down on defending those who rioted at the United States capitol on January 6, calling them unfairly “persecuted” on Thursday. In a statement released by Trump’s Save America PAC ahead of a rally planned for September 18 in support of the hundreds of rioters arrested for allegedly participating in the January 6Continue reading “Trump Defends Capitol Rioters Being ‘Persecuted So Unfairly’ Ahead of Sept. 18th Rally”

Capitol fence to return in advance of Sept. 18 ‘J6’ rally

The fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol is set to return ahead of the pro-Trump rally on Sept. 18, the head of the Capitol Police confirmed Monday. “The fence will go up a day or two before, and if everything goes well it will come down very soon after,” Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told reportersContinue reading “Capitol fence to return in advance of Sept. 18 ‘J6’ rally”

59% of GOP Voters Say ‘Believing’ Trump Won 2020 ‘Important’ to Being a Republican: Poll

As former President Donald Trump and his allies continue to push false claims that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats, most Republicans now think supporting Trump’s claim that he won to be a crucial part of their own partisan identity, according to a new poll. In a new CNN poll released Sunday, 59 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say thatContinue reading “59% of GOP Voters Say ‘Believing’ Trump Won 2020 ‘Important’ to Being a Republican: Poll”

Police to bring back limited fencing ahead of upcoming MAGA rally for Capitol rioters

Police are planning to reinstall fencing to protect the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court ahead of a “Justice for J6” rally supporting those arrested for taking part in the January 6th insurrection. “A security plan that is being finalized calls for fencing to be put up outside the inner perimeter of the Capitol building andContinue reading “Police to bring back limited fencing ahead of upcoming MAGA rally for Capitol rioters”

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