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WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "capitol" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Good afternoon, I'm Mark Lois. Jacob Kerr is our producer. The top story we're following law enforcement in New York City and here in D.C. and across the country are watching to see whether former president Trump is indicted this week and what the reaction to it might be. Barricades are in place outside the criminal courthouse in Lower Manhattan ahead of possible protests. A New York grand jury is considering whether to indict the former president and current 2024 presidential candidate in connection to a hush money payment, made your adult film star stormy Daniels back in 2016. Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg is leading the investigation Trump has denied any wrongdoing and his Republican allies are calling on Bragg to submit testimony on what they call a politically motivated prosecutorial decision. CBS correspondent Jared hill there over the weekend, the former president said on social media that he would be arrested today. Experts say that's unlikely, but it could happen this week. Here in D.C., bike barricades now surround the U.S. capitol. That story from WTO's Mitchell Miller on
AP News Radio
New law allows anti-abortion monument at Arkansas Capitol
"Arkansas governor signed a new law that allows an anti abortion monument to be built at the state capitol to honor the unborn. Republican governor Sarah Sanders signed the bill into law. Her office notes the monument to the unborn will be privately funded. And the state capitol arts and grounds commission will oversee the selection of the artist and the design. The idea is to mark the number of abortions performed in the state before the roe versus wade decision was struck down last year and a near total ban took effect in Arkansas. Some lawmakers complained the idea is politically divisive. I'm Jackie Quinn
Fresh update on "capitol" discussed on Sound ON
"Ballrooms over the course of the last two days. I'm actually going to jump my flight to D.C.. Let me tell you, I'm going to be looking forward to getting home to Wisconsin by the weekend. We'll be here when you get back to the capitol congressman. Thank you for joining Brian style. Wisconsin's first district got a couple of important roles here as you just heard. It's not just he's on the financial services committee but he also shares that very important House administration committee, which may not be a household name, but it is going to potentially bring the DA from Manhattan to Washington and that will be a moment. If it happens, we assembled our panel now on Bloomberg sound on Rick Davis with us, Republican strategist, of course, Bloomberg politics contributor joined today by Joel Rubin. The president of the Washington strategy group former deputy assistant Secretary of State surfed in the Obama and Bush administration's great to have both of you here. Rick will start with the matter at hand Janet Yellen today. This is at least issue number one before the American bankers association. This would normally be kind of a thumbsucker as we say in the business, but the potential to move markets. She was reading off notes, even answering questions. Just to underscore how important this moment is and how careful she needs to be. How did she do? Look, she answered the one question we've been all asking, you know, since this first takedown invest VB. And that is, are we stabilized? Is this a contagion situation or are we moving beyond it? And I thought she was very clear today. I think that was the confidence that she brought to the speech at ABA was to say, you know, the system is stable We're going to do everything we can to protect it. There are still some issues. Like first republic bang around out there, but we're going to take care of that too. So I got to tell you anybody who listened to that speech had to be encouraged that not only is the government's actions to date, been pretty aggressive and quick, but that they're going to do the same thing going forward. Joel, is this the posture that the administration should be taking on this matter do they need to be doing or saying more? Yeah, Joe, look, I agree with Rick. I mean, this is the right posture. It's very sensitive moment. But you can clearly hear that there are going to be days after it as well and reforms for pose. Idea is to sort of roll back the failed reforms done to Dodd Frank back in 2018 and certainly internal management questions that the fed and its oversight is effectiveness need to be answered as well. But for now, stability is the key. Ensuring that there's no panic, no runs that the holes are being plugged at the moment, but yeah, there's a
AP News Radio
Bank failures: Anger in Congress, but division on what to do
"Members of Congress are still grappling with the potential legislative response to the abrupt failure of two U.S. banks. Lawmakers are questioning what went wrong that led to Silicon Valley bank and signature bank to collapse. Nerves are certainly frayed at this moment. Senator Ron wyden chairing a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill. Scheduled to talk about the debt ceiling, but it included the bank meltdowns. Virginia senator Mark Warner, where was the bank management? Where was the regulators, both state and federal President Biden has called on Congress to strengthen the rules for banks imposed after the 2008 meltdown. Some of which were lifted during the Trump administration. But Republicans in Congress say laws are already in place, but regulators didn't do their job. I'm Jackie Quinn
AP News Radio
Former Air Force officer gets prison term for Capitol attack
"A retired air force officer gets prison time for his role in the capitol riot. Larry Brock was dressed in combat gear and had zip tie handcuffs with him in the Senate gallery on the day of the riot. He was sentenced to two years in prison. Prosecutors wanted 5 years. The judge said Brock's social media postings before the riot were very troubling, and he read some in court. One of them said, when we get to the bottom of this conspiracy, we need to execute the traders that are trying to steal the election, and that includes the leaders of the media and social media aiding and abetting the coup plotters. The judge said it's pretty chilling stuff, astounding, considering it was coming from a former high ranking military officer. Brock didn't engage in any violence on the day of the riot. He didn't speak in court, Ed Donahue, Washington.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill Build an Anti-China Alliance
"A good bit of news. Wall Street journalist morning. Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill build an anti China alliance. A group of Silicon Valley executives, including Peter Thiel and Washington lawmakers, are quietly mobilizing at China's involvement in the U.S. tech industry. They plan to meet for a private dinner on Wednesday to discuss China national security and intensifying competition between the tech sectors of the U.S. and China. This was before TikTok gets hammered. TikTok is going to be out of business in the United States before long. Here's the deal. I love this hill and valley forum. The key thing is whom from whom will the Silicon Valley big tech people listen to advice. They might still get ambassador Robert O'Brien. They might, that deputy national security adviser, Matt pottinger, go get representative Mike Gallagher, go get representative Michael waltz, go get yourself. The Michael Pillsbury if he's a get good information and you'll get a good product out. But if you sit around listening to Wall Street bankers as you have for the last 30 years, you're not going to get good information on what the CCP is up to. It
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Kash Patel and Sebastian Unpack the Newly Released J6 Footage
"You're a former terrorism prosecutor for the DoJ. So we've got the footage here that Tucker's team released of Brian sicknick, the puts to bed, for example, that he was murdered by the January 6 protesters. We see him after he was allegedly murdered, walking around the capital. Do we have the footage, Eric? But Brian sicknick should not be reduced to a prop for the political ambitions of the Democratic Party. He was a human being. The facts of his life matter, including how he died. To this day, media accounts describe sicknick as someone who was slain on January 6th. The video we reviewed proves that is a lie. Here is surveillance footage of sicknick walking in the capitol after he was supposedly murdered by the mob outside. By all appearances, cyclical. So we see he's fine. He's walking around in a helmet. We see the footage of Jacob chansley, this quote unquote James shaman, being a Scottish through the building at times by up to 9, 9 capital police officers, you're the former prosecutor, are there any forget politics? Are there any legal ramifications? Can we get this guy out of prison who's given 41 months? What happens to everybody else? You're the expert. Is this just a political win or is there something deeper going on here? Well, there's got to be analysis look as a former federal public defender who challenged the DoJ out DoJ on so many cases in federal court about what we call Brady violations, violations by the DoJ prosecutors for failing to intentionally disclose exculpatory evidence and evidence of impeachment. So it's called Brady and giglio. Let's put the legal parlance aside. What due process the constitution the Supreme Court demand prosecutors in the DoJ must turn over all evidence that even might be evidence of innocence and evidence of impeachment. They don't have to use their judgment to answer the question. It's just a maybe. 41,000 hours of videotape said is evidence.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Kash Patel Shares the Story Behind the J6 Prisoner Song
"45th president of the United States with the January 6 prison choir, a song that was released without much fanfare, but which has shot up through the charts. Why was it released and how did it get released? Let's talk to a man who's at the center of getting justice for all patriots. He's a fighter extraordinaire. I could spend the next hour rattling off his positions at the DoJ on Capitol Hill in The Pentagon and working for the Trump administration. Let's just say he's a good friend of all patriots. Cash Patel. Welcome back to Mercer first one on one. Seth, thanks so much for having me back on the show and opening with the song. It's a great start. Now, I saw you at cpac, of course, we had a lot of fun at cpac recently and you said something big is going to happen. I can't tell you can't tell you, but something big is going to happen. I think we know what that big thing is right now. Will you tell us about the story behind the song and why it was released and president Trump's involvement? Yeah, absolutely. So fortunately, I was able to be a part of this. We thought, hey, we need to raise not just awareness for the Jan 6 movement, not just to show that there's a two tier system of justice that DoJ and FBI are doing. But to make people effectuate change. So we thought, and real America's voice in Ed Henry were great partner with great pyramid records. And we put together this song. Hang on. Hang on, hang on hang on. Ed Henry did something serious in his life? Ed Henry? And fun old clowny head Henry did something serious. God bless that Henry. Yeah, I gotta give it to him on this one. A great partner. And most people don't know this, but the prisoners sing the national anthem every single night at 6 p.m..
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Is Justice Being Applied Equally?
"One of the ways that we can gauge whether justice is being done is by looking to see if justice is being applied equally. And equally means that if you have two guys who do similar or roughly the same thing, they are charged and prosecuted in the same way and they receive sort of the same penalty or a similar penalty. Yesterday I went on Joe Walsh's podcast. In fact, it's out today. You can see it, you can hear it on Spotify or watch it on YouTube. It was actually a very lively and respectful conversation of a kind that really doesn't happen a whole lot today. But we were talking about January 6th and Joe was pressing me. Well, don't you agree the message was wrong for people to go inside the capitol and I go, yeah, it was. And I said that, look, there are people who committed misdemeanor as they went in there. They didn't mean to break the law, but they did break the law. They didn't do any vandalism. They were completely peaceful and they left shortly thereafter. Well, those people should get a misdemeanor, which basically means you get a warning or some community service, but you're not going to take a 75 year old grandmother. I'm giving you an actual case. In fact, I had Pamela hemphill on the show and lock them up for 60 days because they walked into the capitol for ten minutes. This is just downright outrageous. And you know it's outrageous because it doesn't happen to anyone else. If you look at the massive riots that emerged in Portland in the aftermath of George Floyd, we're now talking about from summer of 2020. Prosecutors dismissed a substantial number. I mean, they dismissed outright more than one third of the cases. Think about it. These are cases that have, in many cases, felony charges for defendants were charged with assaulting federal officers. They just dismissed the charges. They didn't even bring charges against them.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Why Is NO ONE Charged With Armed Insurrection?
"This amazing article you have, everybody needs to read it. Everybody needs to share it with their friends. A handy, January 6 fact sheet. Let's start with the very basics. Math. Who was charged with what? The first couple of entries are fascinating that we have out of a thousand defendants. The DoJ's own update has the details that 919 of them, they weren't charged with insurrection, Julie, they were charged with passing. And 385 of them pled guilty to miss demeanors. Why is that? Nobody charged with armed insurrection. I'm confused. Right. So this is in response to critics claiming that Tucker Carlson and others are rewriting the events. So I just said, hey, you know, crowd of science and data and statistics. Here is what DoJ is saying. You have over a thousand criminal defendants so far. Instead, zero have been charged with insurrection. You have roughly 20 who have been charged with seditious conspiracy, which would be treason trying to overthrow the government. I've always said if you wanted to name January 6th based on the charges, it would be called a parade. Because by far the most common charge is the class B low level misdemeanor parading or picketing in the capitol.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Julie Kelly and Sebastian Discuss the Death of Brian Sicknick
"Let's drill down on a couple of things. We have to talk about Proud Boys. We have to talk about this. This amazing article that I've mocked up, which is your handy January 6th fact sheet. But let's talk about the first pieces of footage that Jacob translate footage and the Brian sicknick off cyclic footage. So with the case of sicknick, here we have heard again and again and again, the president, the vice president, Pelosi and others say that police officers died that day. No police officers died that day. Only people like Ashley babbitt were killed that day. The actual January 6th demonstrators and now we have proof positive do we not that there was no violent event on behalf of a January 6th protester that led to the death of Brian sicknick. If I had to pinpoint the most outrageous lie related to January 6th, then there are a lot. I would point to the exploitation of the tragic death of Brian at age 42 by all accounts a really decent man who had served his country with capitol police officer, I've been in communication with one of his closest friends who he actually texted. On January 6th said they'd antifa was there, by the way, that's been lost in a lot of the coverage as well. But Brian sicknick tragedy, tragically died of a stroke caused by two blood clots on January 7th. The next day, though, The New York Times rolled out a completely fabricated piece sourcing two anonymous law enforcement officials that claimed Ryan sicknick had been bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by Trump supporters. Now this provoked an understandably nationwide outrage that Trump supporters would beat to death a capitol police officer with a fire extinguisher. Of course, I didn't believe it from the beginning because there was still no video or pictures that even claimed came close to showing that. But nonetheless, his death was exploited by the news media. By House Democrats by Republicans,
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Julie Kelly Unpacks Tucker Carlson's J6 Footage Release
"Whole Tucker Carlson footage release Kevin McCarthy promise and so forth. There are those who have said it's amazing. Especially when we see the coverage, the actual footage of Brian sicknick, safe and well after he was meant to have been killed by the January 6th protesters, we see jape chansley being escorted through the building at times by more than 9 police officers who did nothing to stop him. Then we have Mitch McConnell, we have Chuck Schumer saying, don't release any more footage, and it looks like something happened the next show Tuesday night with Tucker was not the show he clearly was preparing to release less footage came out than we expected. Talk to us about what you think is going on and more importantly, what the consequences of the handing over of these 44,000 hours from speaking McCarthy to at least one news outlet could be. Is this good news? Will it make a difference, Julie? I think it will. And look, as someone who I believe was the first on our side back in May of 2021, to call for the release of all of the video after the capitol police filed in one of the cases that they considered this all of this footage highly sensitive government material, the DoJ was putting it under protective orders. Weed American greatness were like, wait a second. No, no, no, no. If you're going to call this a terror attack, we deserve to see all of it. So it was very gratifying to see Kevin McCarthy fulfill his pledge really at the behest of a handful of Republican lawmakers to release this video. I really did not think that he would. I supported giving it to Tucker and here's the reason why stab. First of all, you have to be extremely knowledgeable and informed about the events of January 6th to know where to look, see who some of these people are, what their movements were and to build a case about some sort of malfeasance. They're very few people and Tucker is one of them who's followed this from the very beginning, as you know, he produced a three part documentary patriot purge in 2021. So he was on to this from the very beginning.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Interviews Attorney Joseph McBride About New J6 Info
"You released just a couple of days ago, really interesting document. In fact, I noticed a Julie Kelly commented, I've never seen this document before, and elaborate pre planning scheme by the capitol police for what was going to happen on January 6th. Talk a little bit about where you got the document and talk about the significance of it. What's in the document? So the good, to be honest, great to see you. And as always, very much appreciative. Of your work. So got the document about a year ago there and actually two documents. There's one that pertains to the Metropolitan Police department is another one that pertains to the capitol police. So the big one pertains to the Metropolitan Police department. That was given to me by somebody from the privates called the private world about a year ago. So the document had been circulating circulating, it was leaked. I obtained it through through pride and hints, and I sat on to it for sat on it for a while. Wondering, sort of seeing how the government was going to deal with it once it knew it was in circulation. And what did the government do? Apparently the government moves to have it suppressed, not maybe moved in court, but they made it subject to their protective order and what they did was they shielded it from the prying eyes of the public. Government should have never have done this, right? It's wrong. I obtained it through private hands that did not obtain it through the relatively database or anything like that. So I was wealthy my race to share it. I chose to share it at this time because the government has long been on the record saying that, you know, the idea that plainclothes officers were in the crowd on January 6th be the Metropolitan Police or capitol police was simply a lie that attorneys like myself or commentators and political journalists like yourself who made such a comment in that direction are peddling a conspiracy theories, nothing could have been further from the truth. This document unequally proves it. The capitol police document as well. It's about 20 pages, something like that. And the first paragraph of the page, they speak about concerns about antifa and in all of our trials, we've spoken about antifa at length. Judges have shut us down, prosecutors have mocked us, told us that it was a figment of our imagination. Imagination, and that our clients were lying, turns out the capitol police in the Metropolitan Police shared the same concerns as a Trump supporter who showed up with protective gear on January 6th.
The Charlie Kirk Show
TPUSA's Kalen D'Almeida on Antifa's Latest Violent Activities
"Is with us, kalen, walk us through what happened when you were in Sacramento. Sure. We got there to the capitol. And I want to say that things like this happened, but the main thing is that the Chloe Cole was having a speech and, you know, trying to raise awareness for detransitioners. And that I think is the most important thing that went on that day. However, we arrived to the capitol and about two minutes after being there. I couldn't even get through my initial introduction before someone came up with a miniature Louisville slugger and destroyed my cameras man. My cameraman's lens, luckily, Charlie paxil is a pro and he was able to fix it and we were able to keep going. So I'm really thankful for that. But they were incredibly aggressive just right off the start, there may have been 75 plus of them. And I personally haven't seen a group like this that has been this aggressive and violent in a while. So that was kind of surprising because normally they march in the streets and they try to shout people down and they threaten people, but today or excuse me that day they had quite a few guys striking, you know, moving behind the barriers that they have up, they hold flags and they hold banners and they really create a wall of bodies with shields, but then they had guys who were brave enough to come out and striking an assaulting people, the man whose head was split open right above his eye. He was bleeding profusely, but he said, yeah, it was just standing on the sidewalk.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
What Should Happen to the J6 Shaman? Lord Conrad Black Weighs In
"Were shown yesterday the footage of the man who was made an example of the so called January 6th shaman being escorted through Congress at times by up to 9 9 members of the capitol police who helped him go through doors open doors for him did nothing to restrain him, a man who didn't cause bodily or physical harm to any material or individuals inside the building. That individual was given 41 months prison term in a federal penitentiary. What should happen now if Americans believe in rule of law now that we know this man committed no crime or at least wasn't arrested by the officers who escorted him through the building lord black. Well, he may conceivably be guilty of trespassing, but you should be released for time served at once. I mean, as far as I know, I mean, he was a pretty scary looking guy, but you can't send people to prison for 41 months for that. And as far as I know, he did absolutely nothing. It's no harm to anyone. And so the sentence is an outrage. The whole thing's a no trade. In my opinion, and then last week, unless there's real evidence connecting people to serious offenses, everybody should be released.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Lord Conrad Black Talks Murdoch, Schumer and J6 Footage
"Lord black, the idea that the establishment doesn't want us to see this footage and then the most senior individual in the upper house here on Capitol Hill wants the CEO of fox corps to ban his most popular star from giving us more information your reaction. If Chuck Schumer were the chairman of News Corp., they would still be sitting in Adelaide Australia losing money. I mean, he couldn't run a two car funeral and Rupert Murdoch who might have known well for 40 years and had the challenging but bracing experience of competing with him in Britain and in Australia. Adequately successfully. Is probably the greatest media proprietor and innovator in the history of the world. And it is not, it does not lie in the mouth of senator Schumer to tell him how to run his business. And in the broader sense, of course, what he is urging on a spurious invocation of what amounts to the partisan interest of the myth makers and elections steelers of the Democratic Party. He's demanding censorship. The voluntary censorship by the world's leading media owner because it would be an inconvenience to the Democrats and the myth making that they have that they have conducted in a defamatory and in my opinion at times illegal way throughout the Trump era. And exactly the reverse is what should happen. The truth should come out. I mean, obviously you can't run 40,000 hours of this stuff on prime time television. But a fair sampling of key moments to indicate a precisely and fairly what really happened
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Rep. Troy Nehls Discusses the Explosive New J6 Footage
"Us about what we heard in the last 24 hours thanks to Tucker Carlson. Are we going to get to the bottom of what happened on January 6th? What Nancy Pelosi hid. And what can you do given the fact that Mitch McConnell has removed from you the power of the person until September with his outrageous omnibus bill. So what could people in Texas and across America expect? Will something change? Well, I applaud leader McCarthy for releasing the tapes of Tucker Carlson. That was a fantastic show last night. He showed that there was no insurrection on January 6th and he had the facts he had the proof to say so. So I hope that leader McCarthy working with Jim Jordan who is the chair of judiciary and with mister colmer over saint Gabriel form that we will have some conversations. We need to get Nancy Pelosi in front of our committee. We need to get the leadership of the capitol police, which in my humble opinion, through all of my research, could have prevented this from taking place, but they didn't. They've ignored, they completely ignored the intelligence. So we need to get these individuals in front of our committees and ask serious questions. And ray ep, ray F is a liar. He should have been thrown in jail. He should be in jail today.
Judge Denies Jan. 6 Defendant’s Bid for Time to Review Unseen Tapes
"And this is from Politico the judge said he worried that widely permitting January 6th defendants to slow down their criminal proceedings In order to review this footage could derail dozens of trials So what The issues of the efficiency of the court its due process for the individual And I hope Supreme Court Justices are paying attention It's this James bosberg appointed by Obama a complete disgrace and disaster A federal judge on Friday denied a January 6th defendant's request to delay her imminent trial in order to review thousands of hours of security footage recently made available by speaker Kevin McCarthy noticed the January 6th committee and speaker Pelosi did not make it available U.S. district court judge James bosberg said he understood why Sarah Carpenter was facing two felony charges for his actions at the capitol would like time to review the material But he said she had failed to explain why any additional footage of her movement inside the building will be exculpatory particularly in prosecutors already turned over footage of the vast majority capital's 34 minutes inside the building This is a disgrace What if there's ten seconds of video I'm just throwing it out They're showing capital police allowing her in escorting her in I mean how can this judge presume what exists when he has no idea And so he just relying on the prosecutors and the 34 minutes Of their tape
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh and Debbie Discuss New January 6 Revelations
"I wanted to begin with this topic of January 6th because we got to give credit to Jim Jordan. He might have reluctantly agreed to do this, but this is something that people like Marjorie Taylor Greene have long wanted. The release of the full footage. Why? Because we know that the DoJ and these trials. Now, in the January 6th trials, the defendants are entitled to look at video footage, but very often they don't get the full video. The only get limited clips that pertain to that defendant, and that's often an adequate, because you can't see the context of what's happening. What's the crowd doing? Are there police officers that are marching toward you heavily armed and blasting you with pepper sprays? That's why you did what you did. Well, interestingly, I saw a video clip of a man asking the arms capitol police, hey guys, why isn't there more security? What's going on? Why are you guys just standing there? Why aren't you doing something? And that was really interesting because we had never seen that before. And really, it goes to show you that they weren't all that interested in security on that day. This is a key point. Here's another point. There's an interesting video. Again, in one of the new videos, where you see this group of patriots coming in, they're very calm. They're very subdued. And they're walking in between the ropes at the capitol. Right. And you see in a fire. In a line. So now ask yourself this, does this look like an insurrection? In other words, people proceeding they're unarmed. They're proceeding in an orderly fashion, and they're so well mannered, could contrast this with left wing activists who start trashing the walls and writing all kinds of signs. Exactly. They're facing the place. These guys are moving almost solemnly through a line. And I think this is the reason a video like this is not released by the January 6th committee because it undercuts the narrative.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Joe Rogan Drops Major J6 Truth Bomb and Julie Kelly Reacts
"This tape last hour, but I find this to be unbelievably persuasive and Julie, I think you'll enjoy hearing it. Cut 70 9 is Joe Rogan and Michael malice reacting in real time. It's as if you had a private hidden camera of how they react to the footage that is now being made public to people that are not right wing ideologues by any measure. Play cut 79, please. Right, you're not supposed to go into the capitol building. Grant. I thought you were not like that. Yeah, I don't like that idea. Not like that. But when you see the people taking them around, essentially on a tour. That's not what I thought it was. Not even defending them. It's just forget about it. Let's look at what actually happened. We didn't know that happened. Right. We had a version of it was just chaos and the cops ran away. And cops were murdered. I would have never imagined that this. I've shocked to see that. That's so wild. And so I think people are just starting to recognize that it's not what you thought it was. So Julie, that clip is very powerful. What is your reaction? To not just that clip, but this idea that finally the American people can get educated and informed of what happened on January 6th. And while you're at it, tell us about potential Brady violations as well. So Charlie, that's very similar to the response that I got from a lot of people. Even people who have been sort of following January 6th that they were expecting some bombshells, but not to the level that what Tucker presented on Monday and Tuesday. When you see what happened with Jacob chansley, completely railroaded by his Justice Department, get this, Charlie. I really looked up his documents today. Jacob chansley, as we now see walking peacefully around building accompanied by numerous capital police officers, that was January 6th on January 11th, 5 days later, a grand jury in Washington D.C. handed down several crimes against Jacob chandley 5 days later. It's like this was preset ready to go this DoJ D.C. U.S. attorney's office had all of the charges collected that they were going to use against these people. I mean, that is pretty stunning, something
Latino Rebels Radio
"capitol" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"All right, there's palo manriquez giving you an update into the recess on some of the major developments that we've been covering at Latino rebels on Capitol Hill, published just kicking ass out there, sourcing Latino rebels is in the house. Futile media actually has a desk. Inside the capitol. And we haven't even talked about the January 6th hearings, and what's going to be happening after the recess. So we're going to have to bring Pablo back because you know he did cover the January 6th hearings this summer, and I'm sure there's going to be more things. So a lot of intriguing political news regarding our communities and always appreciative of Pablo for coming on the show. All right, so if you like what you heard, rate and review us, share this podcast, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, at Latino rebels, follow me Julio 77, follow Pablo manriquez. On Twitter. He's got a blue checkmark too now, and also Latino media collective Oscar Fernández. We did say that Mariana Joseph was going to be on this show. She actually is taking a break if you see her Twitter. She's been recovering from laryngitis. So we're going to have Maria and Jose next week to talk about the new young adult version of once I was you. So I'm super excited to have my own son next week. And yeah, and welcome again Fernanda Santos. And thank you again, Oscar Fernández. And like we always do, we always close out with lap lab. Latino rebels radio, we
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"capitol" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"I wanted to talk about the diversity racket. And the diversity racket is essentially capitalizing on your race or your gender, your sexual orientation. These kind of accidental features in order to claim advantage in order to push yourself to the front of the line. But interestingly diversity, the diversity scam, sometimes involves white people. And it doesn't just involve white people masquerading as black, so you've had some of that Rachel dolezal comes to mind. But I want to talk about how you can play the diversity game even as a white person and it is no less a corrupt and it is no less of a racket. There's a young woman named Mackenzie fierst and who was admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania, most people don't know is an Ivy League school. It sounds kind of like it's a state school, but it's the 8th of the Ivy League schools. It's a private school. And a good school. And so here's Mackenzie fierce and an at UPenn. She gets in, and she also applies later for a Rhodes scholarship and she is given. She selected. She's given the roads. Now it turns out that in her college essay to UPenn, as well as in her roads essay, she portrayed herself as somebody who was a first generation in her family to go to college. She portrayed herself as coming from a lower income background, so she's a poor white kid, first in her family to go to college, and she said she had been subjected to enormous violence and trauma at the hands of her own mother. So she gave a rather, I would say riveting account of being in a hospital bed with a feeding tube in her mouth. She says her blond hair was caked with dried blood. She said there were braces stabilizing most of her body, she could not smile one eye was closed. And then she says, quote, the one who almost killed me, that one is my mother. She broke me. So this is a heart wrenching account of domestic violence and abuse. And of course this was intended to wow. The admissions committee and the roads, scholarship committee to say, wow, not only is this kid from a poor family from first in her family to go to college, but she's been subjected to all this domestic trauma, so you can see here that even though Mackenzie fierst and his white, she is playing the victim card left and right to the max. And the interesting thing is that very little of this appears to be true. So I don't know how the University of Pennsylvania found this out, but someone must have reported it, maybe someone from her own community said, you know, look into this. This is a little bit suspicious. And so UPenn conducted some detailed interviews, including with her mother. Well, it turns out that there was apparently a skirmish between Mackenzie and her mom, but her mom says it had nothing to do. Her mom says, I didn't do anything to Mackenzie. Mackenzie claimed that her mom pushed her down the stairs and attacked her, and her mom basically says that there was an accident in which Mackenzie slipped, but she was unharmed and evidently then UPenn goes to the hospital and they start asking questions they go was this woman's hair caked with blood? Hospital goes and there's no record of that. Did she require a quote army of nurses? Apparently not. Did she have braces to stabilize her body? No. So in other words, all of these terrible injuries. She would apparently in one claim time claim that she had needed oxygen to be resuscitated because she could not breathe. Turns out she was not given any resuscitation. So it appears, exaggeration upon exaggeration lie upon life and she had no broken bones, and so even though she did check into the hospital, looking at the hospital reports that appears that the reason she checked in was because she was suffering, she says, kind of a psychological trauma. I was traumatized by this incident with my mom. Now not to minimize the incident, but I'm simply saying that the riveting factual account, the kind of emotionally eye catching aspects of the essay appear to have been fabricated. And that's exactly what pep says they say essentially that she constructed a narrative a narrative. Her mom it turns out is not somebody who is broke or bankrupt or on welfare or mom is a radiologist. My mom is a radiologist. It also turns out her grandfather went to college. So a she's not at least was not through consistently through her upbringing a low income person. Apparently at one point, she was in foster care, so I would obviously classify that as a low income phase of her life, but what I'm getting at is she portrayed her whole life as being one of poverty and impoverishment and then second she was not, in fact, the first person in her family to go to college. So what is upendo? They go, well, we're obligated to tell the roads committee. The roads committee conducts its own investigation and concludes, yeah. Basically the kid has been lying, the kid has been making this up. The kid has been laying it on thick. Why to play to enter the victimology racket? To be able to compete, I guess, with other kind of affirmative action types who also claiming their own types of victimization. So what you have here is, and this is the point I want to get at. It kind of victims Olympics, in which your accomplishments have nothing to do with what you did. I guess here are the implications I overcame all this hardship. But of course, the emphasis is on the hardship, which is made up and not on the overcoming. And then sure enough and very predictably once the whole thing is exposed, this young woman withdraws from the royal scholarship, I think they were gonna cancel her prize anyway. I believe she's still enrolled at Penn, although that's a little bit precarious. And then what is she do when all of this comes out, she plays the victim card again, quote, it's horrible to be disbelieved over and over again by the people with the most power, and that word power, that's the giveaway. This is the kind of left wing boiler plate that people use. Oh, I'm a victim, the powerful are out to get me. And look, people have hard lives. Most people have encountered or some sort of difficulty in their lives. And this is sometimes true from people from whatever race, whatever socioeconomic background, and this is why colleges are do well to focus on achievement. To focus on merit, yeah, merit, keeping your circumstances into account, but once you turn victimhood itself into a credential, you begin to get scam artists coming out of the woodwork like McKenzie, fierce. Subscribe to the dinesh de Souza podcast on Apple, Google, and Spotify, or watch on rumble, YouTube, and Salem now dot com..
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"capitol" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"A little bit about something that affects a friend of ours. Someone who's been the podcast, congressman Troy ells. Fort Ben county, Texas. And he was on all over Twitter yesterday reporting something quite disturbing. What he's district 22 congressmen. It's not just for Ben county. It's other Brazilian. I think it encompasses other counties, not to support them. He was the fort Ben sheriff of just fort bend, but he's a congressman for more than just for Ben. So he reports Troy does that the capitol police intelligence division investigated his office illegally and one of his staffers caught him in the act. Evidently what happened is this was November 20th, 2021, the entered his office without his knowledge, photographed all kinds of legislative diagrams and materials that were in the office. And try now goes, this is all protected under the constitution, article one section 6, and he goes two days later, three intelligence officers, apparently disguised as construction workers. Show up, and they try to get into the office. When the office is in recess, so a staff member comes up and goes, what are you doing? And they begin to question him about the contents of a photograph that they had evidently taken before. Now, try Nell's ghost capitol police has never informed me or my staff about the reasons for this investigation, and he goes, and this is, I think, the bottom line, maybe it's because I've been a vocal critic of speaker Pelosi, the January 6th committee and the capital police. Now the capitol police put out a statement, you want to talk about that. Right, so I don't know how you say his name, chief Tom manger or manger, anyway, he basically says, no case investigation was ever initiated or conducted into the representative or his staff, so he's denying he acts like The Office was just left open and unsecured so he goes, you know, it's our job to look after these offices, and he said, our only mission was to quote secure the office. But I think there are, I mean, there are several anomalous elements here. First of all, if you're secure in the office, okay, lock the door. Why would they be taking photos of all the legislative materials in the office? So that's the first thing that caught my eye. What do you think? Yeah, well, I mean, Troy's complaint is exactly that. Like what were you doing in there taking photos? And then he also talked about some of them being dressed as construction workers, right? So that's the second point. Yeah. And so he's like, why would they have to do that if they were doing something that was legitimate and legal? Well, it looks like they're pretending like they're repairing the office. You know, so anyone passing by wouldn't work. That in and of itself looks suspicious. I mean, you know, if you're gonna go in there and you're gonna do a legitimate whatever search, which they really had no right to do, then go dress us capital police. Don't pretend you're somebody else. I mean, that's honey. Here's our friend Louisiana. This is congressman from Tyler, Texas. And Louis makes reference to what happened to Troy now. But he also goes, he says this. In January, my staff received a letter from a Christian missionary, which was already opened and stamped DoJ mailroom. And he says, and also X rayed on the stamp. And so obviously what he's getting at is that the DoJ is intercepting male intended for a congressman and evidently reading it. And then he goes on to say the Supreme Court has made it clear to the Department of Justice can not use even a search warrant to search a representative's mail and office. So what gohmert is saying is that this is a complete violation of separation of powers. And I think this is a broader phenomenon we're dealing with here. Here's an article in political. Now this article came out a little while ago, but here's the title. Capital police examines backgrounds, social media feeds of some who meet with lawmakers. So this is after January 6th. Right, so a constituent has no right now to talk to their representative without some kind of they start checking you out. That's even though you have no criminal record. Very, very troubling. Very troubling. That we're going through this. I mean, you are now vulnerable to a background check, possibly, you know, does this kind of a criminal record is he on is the on probation and all of this is all of this as sanctioned. Now what I'm happy to say is that the inspector general for the capitol police is evidently investigating. Good. And that's necessary. They should now now I have to say with Troy Troy was there. He, in fact, has a photo I wish I could show that photo, but he has a photo of himself with the whole raid or whatever you want to call it. And the police officer that shot Ashley babbitt was actually mishandling his weapon and Troy was like, it was pointed straight at me. And so Troy has been very vocal about this police officer, saying that he did not use the rules of engagement when it comes to shooting an intruder or someone that is threatening your life. And so Troy laid down all of the steps that you're supposed to go. I think 5 steps that you're supposed to take before shooting a weapon at somebody. And so he's been very vocal about this. And well, and he's worried that that is what is basically getting him, you know. And he has a lot of credibility, right? He was the constable. He was the sheriff. So here's a guy who knows the reason I'm engagement. And I think he's become a thorn in the side of the January 6 people and Pelosi. And so this could be let's check this guy out. And remember, you know, he was gonna serve on the committee and then he pulled out. So that too is probably sending Nancy Pelosi a bit of a red flag and saying, no, we gotta check this guy out because he could be dangerous. Now I saw this morning and I Troy put out a statement, but he basically said, look, if you did something about investigation going on, and if these, if the so called construction worker undercover cops wanted to ask my staff or about this picture that they took earlier, he's like released a picture. Let's see the photo you took that you were asking about, and let's examine whether this was part of a valid investigation. I think the implication is this clearly not. These are people snooping around trying to get information on Troy may be supplied to Pelosi. Let's remember the capitol police are basically goons at the beehive. They're almost like her private militia at this point. And again, you know, if the Republicans take the Congress it seems to me retaliation and by retaliation here, I just mean investigation and expose of wrongdoing and punishment of wrongdoing is an absolute imperative if Republicans do not do this, Democrats will conclude these guys a week. We can keep doing this kind of stuff we'll never be held together. Our behavior is that very fitting of a third world country. Very.
WSJ What's News
"capitol" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Sprayed with tear gas and bear spray and being beaten with flag poles and a mob just sort of tearing through the halls of Congress, even today there are really no adequate words for it. And a year later, federal prosecutors have charged more than 700 people with crimes yesterday, attorney general Merrick Garland spoke about the DoJ's investigation. We understand that there are questions about how long the investigation will take and about what exactly we are doing. Our answer is and will continue to be the same answer we would give with respect to any ongoing investigation. As long as it takes and whatever it takes for justice to be done, consistent with the facts and the law. Those were the AGs first extended remarks about the department of justices strategy. What else can you tell us about that strategy and what's been happening at DoJ over the past year? Well, most significantly what we heard from Garland yesterday was that the Justice Department is far from done charging people responsible for the riot, and he made it clear that that would not just be lower level sort of foot soldiers who stormed the building, but also anyone else who instigated the attack from afar, which of course Democrats and some Republicans hope means former president Trump and his associates. But Garland didn't mention them by name, and he stressed that this is a massive and resource intensive investigation. He said it's not going to materialize overnight and that prosecutors are still following leads, and he also noted that, like in most major cases, prosecutors are working on charging smaller, sort of more straightforward cases before moving into more complex cases. And we have seen that playing out in court with prosecutors obtaining guilty pleas in mostly misdemeanor cases, but also some felonies and the trials are just beginning. So Garland stressed that the Justice Department has made quite a bit of progress so far and they're not done yet. At the same time, the Justice Department has been facing criticism over its handling of the prosecutions, including from some Democrats who say the department isn't moving fast enough to prosecute and taking too narrow of a view of possible crimes alleged perpetrators may be charged with. What are you hearing from critics? It's been interesting to see Democrats criticize Garland for not moving swiftly enough to indict Trump and Trump associates. People who Democrats believe had a role in inciting the riot. Some Democrats have criticized Garland, calling him weak, others have said that the Justice Department should be focusing on bigger broader cases. Republicans in contrast, particularly those who are supporters of the former president, have said that this is a politically motivated attack on their party and to some extent they think the Justice Department's investigation is not legitimate. Let's talk about changes at law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the wake of the attack several reports found the capitol police were understaffed and didn't have the necessary equipment to protect the capitol. The agency's inspector general recommended over a hundred changes. Can you talk about some of the biggest for the capitol police and the Department of Homeland Security? Yes, well, at the capitol police, which is really the agency that is born the brunt of the attack, officials are starting to slowly put into place those recommendations that were made by the IG. They're just now sort of giving officers their own cell phones and sharing daily intelligence briefings more widely throughout the department. They are having more frequent conversations about intelligence and what they're seeing. There have also been some changes at the top, including a new police chief, Thomas manger, who has been a very visible presence and has been making the rounds on media and is sort of a long time war horse is one official called him. He is a longtime police chief. And, you know, at a more micro level, this has been a very hard year on that police agency for the officers. They are very overworked. They're understaffed. And so what they've been doing is they've been reporting physical and emotional trauma following the riot and the police force has expanded its wellness services for them in bringing in experts and psychological trauma and wellness dogs and other efforts that have had some mixed success. The FBI and DHS were criticized widely for failing to do this before the January 6th attack. So now what they are doing is putting out more bulletins to other agencies, even if they haven't found a substantiated or credible threat, including one that we just saw last week warning of the heightened potential for violence on the anniversary, but law enforcement officials have been stressing that there is not a credible or specific threat for today's events. Attorney general Garland also said yesterday that the threats the nation is facing aren't limited to any one group. These acts and threats of violence are not associated with any one set of partisan or ideological views. But they are permeating so many parts of our national life that their risk becoming normalized and routine if we do not stop them. That is dangerous for people's safety and it is deeply dangerous for our democracy. Sadie, how is the nature of homegrown threats changed in recent years? Tell us about some of the challenges for law enforcement and intelligence agency is in preventing something like this from happening again. Well, one of the biggest challenges is that the threat now is complex and it's diffuse. It's dynamic, one of the law enforcement officials who we talked to said it's been the most volatile threat environments that he has seen in his career. And that's because law enforcement agencies are hard pressed to sort of assess what chatter online represents either keyboard bravado or this sort of a more urgent and pressing call to action that's going to result in violence. And so the Homeland Security department and other agencies have been boosting up intelligence to try to confront that sort of diffuse and more complicated threat, but certainly we're seeing a greater volume of threads across the political spectrum and that is sort of what Garland was alluding to with his remarks yesterday. That's Wall Street Journal Justice Department reporter Sadie gurman, Sadie, thank you so much for your time today. Thank And.
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"capitol" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Hi, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear. That I will faithfully execute that I will faithfully execute. It is just less than a year since Donald Trump was ushered into the Pantheon of former U.S. presidents, though we may yet discover that he, like only Grover Cleveland before him, will win a non consecutive second stint in The White House, so help me God. Congratulations, mister president. It seems in many respects, like a long time ago, largely because a single huge crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic overlapped the many smaller and stupider crises occasioned by Trump's blustering and blundering. I would like you to speak to the medical doctors to see if there's any way that you can apply light and heat to cure. But it is only one year this week that what may be the most resonant calamity of Trump's term was conjured. To recall the events of January 6th, 2021 in the barest possible terms is to confront again what bizarre grotesque and dangerous moment it was. An angry delusional rabble whipped up on a variety of absurd fantastical pretexts and turned loose by the sitting president of the United States, stormed the capitol building in Washington, D.C., amid an attempt by some lawmakers to defy the results of a presidential election. Things which have looked less like attempted coos de tar have been called attempted coos d'etat. So let's have trial by combat. If you'd like to be reminded of just how weird and horrifying this looked at the time, you could do worse than go back to episode 367 of the foreign desk, which we broadcast live on January 9th last year as we tried to keep up with events. I think it's one of the things that is confusing to observers is that what we had here was a real toxic mix of planned and spontaneous violence. A year later, January 6th still looks pretty weird and horrifying. The worst of it was, of course, borne by its immediate victims, both on the day and subsequently. 5 people died in the mayhem, including a riotous shot dead by police, and a capital police officer. Hundreds were injured, including dozens of law enforcement officers, four capital police officers have subsequently died by suicide. Christopher wray, director of the FBI, has described the assault as an act of domestic terrorism halls. That attack, that siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and his behavior that we, the FBI view as domestic terrorism. There has been an amount of legal reckoning. More than 700 people have been charged over January 6th, with offenses ranging from nickel and dime stuff like illegal picketing and disorderly conduct to bigger ticket crimes like theft assault and conspiracy against the United States. Some will be observing the first anniversary of the insurrection with prison gruel, the stiffest sentence thus far past is 63 months for assaulting police. A D.C. judge told a Largo man that you made a big mistake and then sentenced him to the longest prison time yet for the January 6th capitol riot more than 5 years. Robert more than 350 named suspects remain at large. It is in many respects understandable that even a year later we still have more questions than answers. This is a huge investigation by the estimation of one prosecutor the most complex ever undertaken by the Department of Justice, and that is to say nothing of the parallel investigation being conducted by Congress. But the questions raised by January 6th are nonetheless important. Some of these pertain to the events of the day, especially those about what president Trump and his apologists enablers and cheerleaders knew in advance and did during. We're going to walk down and I'll be there with you. We're going to walk down to the capitol, but these questions are actually the easy ones to answer. There are text messages emails and phone logs, some of which have been made public some of which have not yet. There are hours of footage much of them filmed by the gloating purchased themselves. The complete picture of January 6th itself may be a while in the assembling, but assembled it will surely be. The tougher questions are the wider ones about what January 6th might have come to signify about the acceleration into derangement of the Republican Party, a party which might be a year away from controlling Congress and three from recapturing The White House. Such answers as we have so far are discouraging. In the immediate aftermath of January 6th, several senior Republican politicians and conservative media pan chandras did to their fleeting credit, take the enough is enough line. Senator Lindsey Graham for one reversed years of abject pro Trump groveling to demand on Fox News no less, a 9 11 commission style inquiry. I hate it then this way. Oh my God, I hate it. All I can say is count me out, enough is enough. It took a depressingly short time, however, for Graham and most of the rest of America's conservative establishment to commence indulging and excusing even in some instances praising those who had assaulted the capital. Even as the wreckage from the January 6th attack was being cleared, dozens of Republican lawmakers voted to uphold the fiction that the 2020 presidential election had been rigged, despite a complete lack of evidence, then as now supporting such a theory. Recent polling shows that 39% of Americans believe the election that just occurred, quote was rigged. You may not agree with that assessment. But it is nonetheless a reality for nearly half the country. Only ten Republican Congress people and only 7 Republican senators voted for Trump's impeachment over January 6th and only one of those senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska faces reelection this November. We're reliving this. We lived it once, and that was awful. Fox News has broadcast a ludicrous documentary series suggesting January 6th was a false flag psyops stunt orchestrated by conniving liberals. Ashley babbitt, the protest of fatally shot by capitol police has been burnished as a martyr. Donald Trump remains the presumptive Republican nominee for president in 2024. Make America great again. Slash kama again. Thank America great again. Something we do appear to be pretty certain of is that bad though January 6th was, it could have been a great deal worse, had the mob reached the elected representatives, it believed were conspiring against them and their hero who had himself of course by then excused himself from the scene danger and responsibility. And something the United States should probably get to grips with is the idea that January 6th might not have been a fittingly monstrous climax to one thing, but only the beginning of something else. Come on, call 24. I'm Andrew Miller..
The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"capitol" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Press gallery. And it was the capitol police radio. Saying, stay away from the doors and windows, stay inside your office, lock the doors. And I ran back inside the chamber where my laptop was located at a desk. And started typing a message to the folks back in our bureau. And I looked over the railing and realized that Nancy Pelosi had been removed from the room. And that's when I realized that things might be going south quickly. The host will be in order. But the proceedings continued. Also being ordered. They had Jim mcgovern go up onto the dais and proceed, and they continued to hear the objections to the Electoral College character. Mister speaker. I ask you one question today. Are you a ceremonial figurehead in your current role? Or did the drafters of the Twelfth Amendment and Congress in the electoral count act of 1887? Envision a role where you've made discretionary decisions about ballot fraud and fair elections. Suddenly, a member of capitol police came in and interrupted the proceedings. So we have folks entering the rotunda and coming down this way. And I've never seen that happen before. We'll update you as soon as we can. But just be prepared, stay calm. And he announced that the capitol building was on lockdown and that members should be prepared in case that they had to lock them inside the chamber. Because the chamber is considered a safe space and capital have special filtration in case there's anthrax attack. It's got bulletproof windows, and even the seats are bulletproof. We found out later. And they started up again in about 15 minutes later, another officer came in and announced that curiosity had been deployed inside the retirement. He was advising members to pull out gas masks that were stored underneath their chairs. And the crouched down on the floor and that's when we really knew that this was not just one or two people who managed to get in, but something really scary. The White House says National Guard troops are heading to the capitol to help end a violent occupation by Trump supporters. The images were searing guns drawn hand to hand fighting with police, breaching the chambers and legislators offices. We'll have more after this break. As parents, we've done everything we can to keep our kids safe, happy, and healthy during this pandemic. From finding the best face masks, to making sure their hands are clean, and now we have the best tool to help keep them even safer. The most important thing we can do is vaccinate our kids to protect them against COVID-19. Vaccines have been proven safe and effective for children 5 and up. Talk to your child's doctor or visit my turn dot CA dot gov to find a vaccine near you, brought to you by the California department of public health. Staying up to date on the latest news and happenings can really work up an appetite. Well, Grubhub got you covered. Our sponsors at Grubhub work hard to serve restaurants. That's why Grubhub guarantees your food will get to you on time within the delivery window, and for the lowest price compared to other apps, or you'll get back at least $5 in perks. That way, you can experience your food just like the restaurant intended. Order through the Grubhub app or online. Grubhub. We serve restaurants. Hey, what's up? It's me, Gustavo. As you know, the times podcast is dedicated to bringing you fascinating stories from entertainment news to climate change developments to the random tales we should care about. With your support, you make shows like the times possible and help independent journalism keep you informed. If you haven't already, consider subscribing at just $1 for 6 months. So go to LA times dot com slash exclusive to subscribe today. Gracias. Sarah, so you were telling me about how you're in the chambers, capitol police just told you, hey, take out your gas masks. Everyone's realizing there's something bad happening. What are people around you doing at this point? You know, most of the reporters are frantically trying to get hold of their editors and let them know what's happening. You could start to hear something on the door to the chamber. And the officer comes back in and says, you know, we're gonna start evacuating, we're gonna start barricading the doors. And members, you know, they moved quickly and quietly. It's hard to get out of the room. Members of Congress, police officers picked up a big bookcase and shoved it in front of the doors. They police officer looked up and realized that the gallery was full. And started screaming at us. Get over to the side, get over the side 'cause we were direct line of sight. From the door that was being pounded on to the press gallery. And at that point, the police had locked all of the doors into the gallery itself from the outside. And through the bout, two to three dozen members of Congress were also up there, socially distancing because of COVID. And as the last members filtered out of the room, one of the members of Congress yelled out to the police officers down on the floor of the chamber and said, what about us? And the police officers kind of looked at each other and you could see the look on their face of not our problem. There's nothing we can do. And they started to yell, who has a key who can let us out. And they realize that no one inside the chamber had a key to the gallery, including the police officers who were locked in there with us. Suddenly we start hearing pounding. Up on the upper levels. At that point, members of Congress are having a very loud argument with police officers about whether to open the doors or not. And one member is praying as loudly as she can. That members who are speaking with loved ones on the phone and the glass begins to shatter out on the chamber forward. Police officers who are still down there, but their weapons in the door and they start arguing with the rioters trying to push through. And as this is happening, how are you balancing your job as a reporter with your own personal safety? You know, I had just finished an active shooting training through work. And so I left my laptop behind because it was one of the things they told us to do. So here I am, I'm holding a gas mask in one arm. I've got my cell phone, my charger in my pocket, along with that granola bar. And had a paper and a pet. That's all I have left. As all this commotion is going on, we can hear the glass breaking to.
"capitol" Discussed on The Experiment
"The capital would be breached. At that point, I notified the senior leadership of the call. And told him, you know, we need to get there to support the United States Capitol police. How long did you wait? So we waited over three hours for.
"capitol" Discussed on Front Burner
"A few months ago. I think most democrats would have seen her as an extremely powerful force with which to be reckoned scarily so from a democratic perspective forceful smart fierce conservative bona fides ambitious and of course someone with a pedigree right and now she's effectively darling of the left even though she remains a strong conservative because of her willingness to take a stand on this You know as she put it in her own opening statement today. There is an obligation. She said to rise above politics. I mean how often do you hear that in the us capital these days almost all members of my party recognize the events of that day for what they actually were. No member of congress should now attempt to defend the indefensible obstruct this investigation or whitewash. What happened that day. It really can't be impressed enough upon people that you know. Liz cheney is not someone you would even call a moderate republican. That's never been a part of her career so it's a bit extraordinary. See her standing with the democrats on this So a fee. If we have this committee. That's i bet hamstrung without their inc still going to try. Its best to do its business. Maybe somewhat hesitant about Giving us a peanut or inviting. Donald trump to testify. What will this committee actually be able to do. Well you know that's that's a good question They can ask questions. They can subpoena whoever they want. They can go as far as they want You know as i say. This committee is not about finding guilt or innocence or punishment It is simply trying to answer that question. What is the truth It is Something significantly easier said than done these days. But that's the goal plain and simple. I mean the unfortunate other fact these days is that truth is not only elusive. It is open to definition. The committee can find whatever it finds. It will ask questions of whoever it chooses. It will hear evidence. Democrats and some republicans will believe those facts it is certain that millions of trump's supporters still out. There will not yes it's politics. Democrats have a keen interest in portraying the trump administration and republicans. Broadly in a negative light they expect. That's what will come of this. But at the same time i mean you know to to describe it as pure politics on the democratic side of things is. It's not the whole story. This was a very serious thing that happened. On capitol hill. This kind of committee is the kind of committee that investigated watergate. That investigated the bp. Oil disaster Iran contra Those were big serious events that they needed to find answers about. This is the same kind of thing they will put evidence out there. Americans voters will see what they find and then they'll make up their minds. Paul under thank you so much for your ten my pleasure before we go today on tuesday bradley barton was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison. For the killing of cindy glad you the thirty six year. Old cremate woman was found dead in his hotel room. In twenty eleven barton was convicted of manslaughter. Back in february it was his second trial for glad us death he'd been acquitted of murder manslaughter. Charges in two thousand fifteen that sparked protests and calls for justice for indigenous women. For more on the story you can go back and listen to our episode called. Cindy glad you and the painful cost of justice february twenty fifth of this year. That is all for today. Thank you for listening to front burner for more. Cbc podcasts goto. Cbc dot ca slash podcasts..
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"Why the difference response where a now for the bray members of the mpv and laid on from other law enforcement agencies. I'm afraid to think what would happen on jerry six now i think everybody will. Have you know different memories of january. Six of watching that news footage watching the crowd of the capitol get more and more agitated and having it go on and on and remembering. We're watching washington. Dc one of the most protected places on earth could be got so many officers. They're within within a few minutes. If you wanted to. And i think a big question that people will have is why. Why were these officers. Both left alone on that day. Why do they seem so completely unsupported. Do we have any answers. About why those case well that is part of the mandate of the committee to explore. And what happened. And why and that is a central question. What took so long for reinforcements was the white house. A part of that is one of the key questions. There has been reporting that the national guard was delayed in getting there for example. What caused that. Who gave that order. You know there was. There's been reporting that. Authorities were warned that there was online chatter amongst the proud boys and who you know others Talking about you know taking the rally to another level on january six and marching with with the strong suggestion that there would be violence. The you know so. Why wasn't there more of a response. More preparation Part of the argument is well. It was it was nonspecific right. Officials say they're always challenged between deciphering. What is in their words keyboard bravado and what presents real imminent danger. So there's that the other part is. I think when you look back to january six you also have to look back to january fifth. Find me one person who could have guessed that in a million years that kind of thing would have happened that americans would have attacked their own capitol building and i think in fairness that was a part of it. I remember that day clearly. I was well aware of the demonstration of the rally rather down behind the white house with trump. Another trump rally. And yes they were gonna you know march and they were angry. They stopped the steel and all that kind of business. But i don't know anybody who thought this is going to get out of control real fast and they're gonna rampage on the on the capitol building. So that's a part of it as well but what. The committee is trying to find out is did anybody. Put their thumb on the scale at anybody push back. Did anybody in the white house Have a hand in in how things played out and the the response of authorities to it. Well you mentioned the white house so let's talk about. Its occupant at the time talking about donald trump for a bit while these guys while these police officers were in the trenches. What do we know about what. Donald trump was doing while all of that happened. Well we've seen the video of him that afternoon watching In that tent..
WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"capitol" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Because i agree with you that there are still questions that i would like answers to why the capital was. So unprotected. what. The capitol police Did you know there's allegations that they were letting people indoors and greeting people And why the response was so slow to get to the capital. Natural guard other other help federal health. That could have come. And i mean in some sense kim's right that we were always sort of faded to have a majority report and a minority report. But the a. I don't want to sound cynical but the political incentives here seemed pretty clear to me. Were sixteen months from The midterm elections and pelosi and democratic leaders want to talk about january. Six all the way till then and presented as an insurrection. Republican leaders a lot of them would prefer that it sort of fade into the past And so was there. Was there any hope bill that we were actually going to get a non-partisan report. Ever i think not in this congress and i do think You know kind of underscoring what you're alluding to is. I believe mrs pelosi believes that tarring her political opponents this way you know predetermined outcome. They're all they're all white supremacists or all insurrection is one of the best ways or one of the most helpful ways for her to ensure she remains a speaker of the house It is a failure congress. Because you know. I i believe congress has shirked students in a lot of these investigations. I mean we always get inspectors. General and stuff which i think is a terrible development. It really should be up to congress to investigate these things thoroughly. They have the means and so forth. But when it's so poisoned. And mrs pelosi doesn't even go through the pretense and largely. She does it because she's backed by the press you know. The press doesn't question ron Again i do think this is backfiring and i think what to your question you know. What are we going to learn. We're going to have to probably get that picture from the arrests in the The trials and the court record. Who did what. Who is organizing. What we we've already had a lot of arrests in some of the trials. And i think that's where the more clear picture you know. We all saw different things. We saw people that you know. We saw some people clearly breaking in and forth and then we saw other people kind of milling around to just seem to go in because they were allowed to wave don so It would be nice to kind of Sort out all the confusion and give give a narrative that hued is closely to the facts of what we know along a timeline as possible. But we're we're not going to get it. Obviously mrs pelosi's congress. But i guess what. I'm still struggling to understand a little bit as is what rejecting these. Two republican members for this committee gets pelosi. I mean does it. Get her a freer hand To the democrats right the report how she wants because it seems to me. I mean even if you allow people on the committee who are bomb throws on either side of the aisle and even if you end up with a majority report and a minority report that kind of process at least is a little bit coherent. As opposed to having committee. Kim write a report where republicans aren't even participating and maybe they write their own report off on the side. I mean it. It seems to me like it. It fragments the process And even if even if pelosi's goal is partisan in nature it seems to me. She has an interest in having the report that that is The majority report that comes out be accepted by the public. So i i mean. I'm just a kim again. I'm just struggling to understand what her what her strategy here is. Well one thing that..
What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"capitol" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"The sentencing of this woman and a morgan lloyd because similarly she gave a statement where you know she told the judge he was ashamed of what happened on january six you called savage display of violence but then she went on fox news thereafter not long after the next day and basically said. I don't think it was an interaction and you know. I didn't see the violence that wasn't nobody was breaking anything and it was common that people were actually walking out of the capitol building that worked. There walked right past us and they had no fear on their face at all. When they call it an insurrection. What are you said. I can only talk about the area. I was in and i don't believe it so it was this kind of two step of saying you know. I'm horrified by this. But then at the same time. Not really i mean whether paula hodgkins will decide to do a mediatory. Later is anyone's guess. I will say a big difference between those two cases. Is that paul hodgkin's it's getting ready to surrender to the federal bureau of prisons. In a short time and morgan. Lloyd was sentenced to probation. Anamour loyd got probation. She is not going to jail So that really was the end of her case. But paul hodgkin's lawyer was arguing that you know. Look back at what happened with anna morgan lloyd. My client deserves a similarly light sentence. He argued that the judge made very clear that he was interested in that argument. Judge said big differences. That paul hodgkin's was charged with felony. An animal organ loyd was not. I wanna introduce the judge in this case. His name is randolph moss. He was appointed in twenty fourteen. Is that right. Yeah so i think to note about the judge in this case stench mice and he was an obama appointee de but does not have a reputation as a liberal firebrand. If like when. I read your coverage of the sentencing judge. Moss was really trying to strike this balance because he made this point multiple times that he had to be careful in his sentencing to make sure it reflected the facts of this case and not. The wider context was that notable to too was. I think that judgment was aware that he was going to get a lot of coverage of this hearing as being the first felony sentencing. And you know it was. The task of saying paul hodgkin's can only be sentenced for the crime. He pleaded guilty.
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"capitol" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Right however completely not right but some of the things that i saw are very confused about. And i know we're gonna talk about. I may have to do a whole separate video. Podcast thursdays podcast but some things. I'm confused about. Let us go elise leading them in. That's that's one of those things. I i watched as the doors were opened to protesters and i watched a video and i watched a guy could hear the guy in the video. Clearly say we're on the same side right on. The same side is while the while the off of the capital city capitol security. The officers stood there and held the doors for them as they walked into the capital. So explain that to me. Because i think a lot of folks that entered the capital didn't realize potentially that you know what they were doing was was being welcomed in securities holding the door for you right. What are you asses doors. Yeah now some people you said this from day one. Some people were scaling walls. Yeah now that'd be honest with you. Most of all the quote protest. We've been add you know the rallies we've been together. Most of those people can't scale wall l. maga- brothers and sisters. I love you dearly. But most of you couldn't couldn't couldn't jump over high curb beyond right breaking an ankle right something. I don't know the wall like spider man not in your resume. No i saw. Somebody has not my eyes. Apologize here but I saw guys. That were looked. Like i mean. They were dressed in pelham a paramilitary garb scale these outside walls. I've taken it one guy a picture one guy. He's got a helmet on now. I've been to a number of mega-rallies number tea party rallies. Over the i haven't seen one never never seen the guy. We're a helmet either like the magazine. Just so just to give you guys a heads up in a meeting that maybe actually want to report something. Normally the people with the helmets and the face shields. Those are either riot police or an kifah. The maga- folks are the ones worrying. Maga- hats redheads usually Dressed in flags or or patriotic everyday. People everyday people you'd be so maybe slight little bear god something like that. So we're there a few thousand folks there that that probably deserve charges absolutely and what they did folks and if you're on our side and you're listening to this please please please. We have to be perfect folks. We have to be on the right per the liberals can get away with whatever they want. Right can lie. She they can you know rosie o'donnell could put extra contributions in or whatever her name was rosie o'donnell who was it that made like six contributions and vanessa vanessa souza what did serve nine months in a detention center in california for that for making one over the limit. Contribution rosie does is five but you change your name. Rosie thank address. Her mayor's daughter of new york city. The largest city in the country read getting smashing windows with everybody watching all this violence. And you've got the mayor. Saying i'm so proud of product again not justify one does not justify the other damned the riots. With blm we're going to condemn the wh. What was the part of the riot in washington but he got to paint a brush to say that now all patriots trump supporters are insurrectionist outrageous..
"capitol" Discussed on RJ Politics
"We may not have it in two years from now because there's two years every two years as house elections in senate elections and we don't want to lose our opportunity to do these things they're going to agitate for going for the gold and so how by navigates out. I think it's gonna be the first big test of his presidency. Absolutely amin he knows. And we're we know looking and studying this type of thing that the the win a party has total power like this. I mean not total but has the control then inevitably in the next elections. They face much more stiffer challenges because the the opposing party can run as an opposition as that. Do you like how things are going when you liked them to change. you know. vote for us. I mean we've seen that flip-flop in the state in in many states in a nationwide and presidency and things like that he's going to know that in no you know that there needs to be sort of a tempered You know roadmap of okay. We're gonna you know maybe address one to three key issues. I mean you know in in eight years obama and obviously biden with no. This was there and did this. You know obama's able to get you know his healthcare plans through but a lot of the other ones that you thought. Maybe they would didn't didn't end up making it so you're gonna know okay. There's there's only really so much That the system that people can take and and so yeah. i think. I think it's going to be interesting. Obviously you know this. This year will be probably quite different than the last. I'm hoping it's quite different than the last just in terms of flashier being universally reviled here think everybody on any sort of belief or or you know whatever wherever you're coming from i. I saw no-one no-one not a single person personally professionally. Whatever who was like you know man. I really had a great one and twenty. I think there will be a lot of changes. I think people will be sort of welcoming of that And man. I hope we can at least get the vaccine. The vaccine pretty pretty soon. Because man i'd like to go to a concert do some tummy on. No kidding. i'm there's a lot of things out there been missing. So anyway all right absolute- that's probably enough for this week. A little bit longer episode. But it was a little bit of a longer week as always you could find us on twitter. At rose's phonics we have new episodes every friday. We should. We should really have those now because the winter. That's when we tend to take our vacations. We like the political operatives after election day can rest slight but we should be back to being consistent for. Always find us where we might casts I'm politics reporter roy. Pan politician government editor. Steve civilians thanks so much for listening..
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"As as an as an onlooker and reading stories and seeing what was going on on social media. I thought that was interesting and yeah absolutely i mean now. It opens up an avenue for democrats but it also you know like any other opportunity brings the pressure of okay. Well you know. You've campaigned for a long time on on wanting to do something about the environment immigration things like that. Now you appear to have your window you have your two years or whatever it's going to be Where you've got it know democratically controlled house very very narrow sort of tiebreaking type majority and in the senate and you've got the presidency in a new cabinet. Let's see what you get done. So i think again we will just. We'll just have to see and catalog the but you. I wouldn't expect too much of that. Start this month. Just given there are some pretty pretty major Things to clean up in terms of the pandemic violence. Whatever happened at the capitol things like that. That are probably going to tie people up a little bit. You know. I i agree. And and and there's there's great opportunity but also some great peril in to Because you're you know you're going to have agitators. Who were who are saying. Look we've got the majority now. Let's get rid of this filibuster Let's let's change the rules. Start of a new congress. We can do it. We're going to change the rules. Get rid of the filibuster and once we get rid of the filibuster We can admit into the union by simple majority a a couple of new states and While we're we're we're on that subject of new states. Let's get rid of this electoral college thing it was really a you know a vestige of times past etc. There's gonna be a lot of pressure to do a lot of those things out a few more supreme court justices. Exactly that's the other one. And and i think it would be who've biden in and i'm confident that that biden realizes this because he's been around for a long time and The benefit of that experience that he realizes you know you may be in charge right now but someday inevitably whether it's tomorrow or ten years from now or in the case of the house until newt gingrich forty years. Someday the other party will be in charge. And what you reek. Today they will use against you tomorrow and so taking the long view i think is something that biden has the life experience and the patients to do and so i think he's probably gonna focus on. Look let's take care of the most immediate needs. Let's triage the country. What do we need. We need to get this vaccine out. People we need to get the you know. The seventy percent of the american people vaccinated against covid nineteen before we can get our economy going again which will then produce revenue that we can use and and then we can talk about adjusting. These tax cuts and do things in an orderly manner logical manner that flows out from that. Meanwhile resisting some of the calls on the left to really say. Hey listen you know. We have this opportunity now..
"capitol" Discussed on RJ Politics
"At least at least not to me at least not publicly that i can see On that think you're right. I think there's a possibility of impeachment maybe impeachment in the house but removal through the senate is always a very very tough hurdle even when you don't have time crunch and even when you don't take into the fact that in less than two weeks There's gonna be different president in different cabinet in a different Congress makeup even altogether. So you kind of i. I think you're right. I don't know what happened but right now. It's a lot of lot of strong condemnations from everybody and and look as well as at the security at the capitol is. I wasn't surprised that they tried to rush the capital. But i was surprised that they got in. Yeah no i. I was too and and as i said i mean You know i. I i thought the capitol police showed great. Restraint may be too much restraint at some points in in You know allowing his guys to go through and and believe me. I say this with the full knowledge that they were going to get criticized no matter what they did if if the protesters approached and they went to hats bats outside they would have been accused. in some quarters of of excessive force and and of abusing their power if they stood back in the hopes of avoiding in defusing and the escalating confrontation Than they would be accused of of not being prepared in just letting him run roughshod and there would be people saying well if this was a blm protest They would have. They would've used tear gas and excessive force and release the dogs and all of that But i was was surprised once they actually entered the building once. They breached the building That there wasn't a more aggressive response. to to to the protesters being in there but But you know to your point that you you just made. I think it was a really important point. Is this idea. that These alternative realities mitch. Mcconnell addressed this Finally in a floor speech yesterday when he said we cannot continue on with having two separate realities in this country. Two sets of facts Two different narrations of the truth And he's absolutely right about that. Although i think he was was For for much too. Long a time indulge president trump's alternative version of reality alternative facts in the words of kellyanne conway By by You know saying well. The president has a right to contest these these races. Even though there's absolutely no evidence you know he finally said it's over yesterday Which i think was a far far too late for that. But even with respect to the what happened at the capitol. You're seeing an alternative version pop up We had I don't think these remarks got into print because they were unsupported by fact but We had a member of the nevada. Assembly alleged that it was antifa. Thugs were at least part of the crowd that rushed into the capital And i saw that rhetoric on facebook page of a prominent republican commentator Today and again there's no proof of that and in fact Most reporting that. I have seen indicates no these were bonafide trump supporters. They stopped to take a picture with the statue ronald reagan..
"capitol" Discussed on RJ Politics
"Itself were pretty universal condemning. That i had a story on that this week as as you would expect and many republicans though not all like you said there are still some loyalists. Who would not. And i can't even remember his name. I don't remember if it was chip. Roy in texas or who was but one i saw one member of congress basically said i'm gonna not oppose this election with the knowledge that my political career might be over and it's it's that nod to trump's firm hold. We saw reported today. That trump called into the rnc was cheered. It's not even twenty four hours. And so i think i think it's definitely some some posturing by different members of congress on what they're gonna do. I think everybody knew there was no way for any meaningful challenge of the election to actually unfold. I wouldn't say everybody. I should say Because clearly protesters who went in and right in the capital may be thought they could actually stop something but it did happen and one thing i wanted to mention as well and you you were tweeting about this as well and i. I had the exact same thought the exact same time. Which was we saw late late into the evening When they were actually going through and hearing objections to individual states are wasn't objection in the house to Nevada's vote total in their electoral Voters and everything. And and dina. Titus our congressman from the first district was selected to defend was quite ready. I imagine to do so But there was no backing in the senate and and i can only imagine You know what those those objectors in the house were saved from by that in terms of what dina titus would have told them we saw you know congresswoman lee congresswoman or congressman. Horford especially really really. Come out strongly against what happened. I mean obviously horford has has now said. He's going to sign onto the articles as co-sponsor titus said she'd be quite happy to impeach him again if it came to it I lease maybe open to the idea of. It hasn't said anything you know. The senators haven't really firmly weighed in..
Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"capitol" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"It's been a crazy week. I'm sure for you for myself for basically everyone else around the world watching. What's i'm curious. Where were you on. Wednesday as everything was unfolding. Did you have any first impressions as people are storming the capitol building and we find out at least four dead in the midst of protest gone awry. I mean. I was sitting. You know in my living room where i've been basically every day for the past ten months And you know basically check everything out on twitter and you know you see the The hints of like just unprecedented disruption. And you just never think that it's going to get to where it eventually got to. And then put on television. And you just see this. Mass mob of aggrieved White americans Just attempting to undermine democracy on one of democracy's most important days. It's it was. You know totally gross and disgusting. And i really. I know we're obviously going to talk about the nba reaction. But i really my one of my. I like initial responses was just the dichotomy between how people who look a certain way and people who look different would be treated if they behave this way and we know that because we lived through the summer which was terrible and filled with protests. And so i saw police acting very differently To those people and trying to stifle their cause versus the one. That is totally ridiculous that we saw at the capitol building. No and i think that was a major theme from a lot of players from a lot of coaches in the nba. We will get into that here as we go. My first thought was just you know going back to be in like middle school and going on the On the field trip or the summer trip to washington dc and seeing that capitol building for the first time and i toured the supreme court went over to the washington monument. And all of those things. Even when i was a kid they just seemed like so big and powerful and this is the country. This is who we are there. Symbols of america. And you're sitting there when you're like nine ten eleven twelve however however many years old just thinking like wow this is this. Is the center of the power of this power. Structure of the entire world is right here on this. What six seven eight blocks Washington dc and to see it looked so you know unpowered for lack of a better phrase. Yesterday i mean basically brought to. Its knees i mean no security or practically no security Rooms being trash you know stuff. Being vandalized taken out of the building. It was shocking. I mean and i understand. We're going to say well. It shouldn't be surprising to anyone. That's been building this for the last couple of years. The the agreement the anger that stuff was not shocking but I think i'm right there with you and with a lot of the nba people players and coaches. Saying wait a minute. Where was the authority figures. Where were the people stepping into sort of ensure order in this particular moment. And why aren't they there is. It's not a coincidence. I mean. I think that those are just natural questions that anyone would ask in that particular situation when you're talking about You know very important. Political figures being in the building at that moment having their safety and security compromise potentially at times on wednesday. it's it was frightening You know. I would hope that. This will be viewed as a turning point as we go forward or maybe a Elastic asp of this particular. Era we shall see how that unfolds. You never wanna make predictions. Because you're just gonna look terrible in this particular era. But i was going back to middle school and just thinking man. This is not the capitol building that i looked up and thought this isn't invulnerable fortress of american power. It's just it wasn't that yesterday..