Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’

Party censures Cheney and Kinzinger, the only Republicans on the Capitol attack House panel, as Pence says ‘Trump is wrong’ In an extraordinary move, the Republican party officially said Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat and the deadly attack on the US Capitol were “legitimate political discourse”. A leading Democrat on theContinue reading “Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’”

Russia needs to stop clinging to the idea of reviving the Soviet Union, Ukraine ambassador says

Relations between the Kremlin and its European counterparts hit a low in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Republican Senator Mitt Romney told NBC on Sunday that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reestablish a “type of Soviet Union.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no bones about the fact that heContinue reading “Russia needs to stop clinging to the idea of reviving the Soviet Union, Ukraine ambassador says”

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”

Bid to censure Mitt Romney for Trump impeachment votes fails

Utah Republicans booed Sen. Mitt Romney but ultimately rejected a motion to censure him Saturday for his votes at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trials. The measure narrowly failed, 798 to 711, in a vote by delegates to the state GOP convention, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Romney drew heavy boos when he came to theContinue reading “Bid to censure Mitt Romney for Trump impeachment votes fails”

House managers unveil never-seen-before video of Capitol riot in Day 2 of Trump’s trial

Delegate Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., presented new security video that showed one helpless police officer as rioters broke into the building. Democratic House impeachment managers unveiled “never-seen-before” video of the Capitol riot Wednesday to punctuate their case that former President Donald Trump spent months condoning and encouraging his supporters’ violent tendencies, culminating in the deadly Jan. 6 attack. In the newContinue reading “House managers unveil never-seen-before video of Capitol riot in Day 2 of Trump’s trial”

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