Capitol Police Rejected Federal Help Days Ahead Of Insurrection Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to senior defense officials and […]

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Trump Faces Calls For Removal, Possible Impeachment After Capitol Chaos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump faced the threat on Thursday of a second impeachment, a day after his supporters breached the U.S. Capitol in a stunning assault on American democracy as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. As Democratic leaders demanded his ouster, Trump came closer than he ever has to a formal concession, acknowledging a new administration […]

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Universal Credit warning: One million Britons see payments reduced – deductions explored

Universal Credit: Expert on ‘difficulty’ of monthly payment Universal Credit is designed to provide support to those on low income and individuals who are currently out of work. Understandably, then, the benefits system has been particularly relied upon during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many lost their jobs or saw an income reduction. But analysis from the charity Child Poverty Action Group […]

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Bongino: Capitol riot shows '50% of security and public safety is political'

Capitol rioting: Trump, McEnany condemn storming of Congress FOX News contributors Dan Bongino and Sarah Sanders react to the day’s events on ‘Hannity’ Wednesday's riot by supporters of President Trump at the U.S. Capitol exposed that "a lot went wrong" with law enforcement planning on the day, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino told "Hannity" Thursday.  "I want to talk about […]

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Pompeo says Capitol riot has not turned US into 'banana republic'

Gowdy: Scenes at Capitol resembled a narco-state or banana republic Reaction from ex-Rep. Trey Gowdy and law professor Jonathan Turley on ‘The Story’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pushing back against criticism that the United States has turned into a 'banana republic' after Wednesday's riot at the Capitol. "The slander reveals a faulty understanding of banana republics and of democracy […]

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Biden Calls Capitol Rioters ‘Domestic Terrorists,’ Blames Trump For Inciting Them

President-elect Joe Biden condemned Wednesday’s riots at the U.S. Capitol in scathing terms, blaming President Donald Trump for “inciting” his supporters with his false claims that the 2020 election had been stolen. Speaking on Thursday in an appearance announcing his appointments to lead the Department of Justice, Biden condemned the pro-Trump rioters as “insurrectionists” and “domestic terrorists.” “They weren’t protesters,” […]

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Trump Prepares Pardon List for Aides and Family, and Maybe Himself

President Donald Trump has prepared a sweeping list of individuals he’s hoping to pardon in the final days of his administration that includes senior White House officials, family members, prominent rappers — and possibly himself, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump is hoping to announce the pardons on Jan. 19 — his final full day in office — […]

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There's a reckoning coming for the congressional police force that allowed the worst breach of the US Capitol since the British burned the building down in 1814

The US Capitol Police is facing a backlash after violent mobs supporting President Donald Trump forced their way past security while lawmakers inside were debating the 2020 Electoral College results. Key Democratic leaders are demanding resignations from top officials because of the riots while both parties are promising investigations into the historic security breakdown. At the center of the controversy […]

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