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  • USPS says it's removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several major cities ahead of Biden's inauguration

    01/17/2021 2:37:07 AM PST · by John W · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 16, 2021 | Sarah Al-Arshani
    The US Postal Service said it will remove mailboxes in several major cities as a security measure ahead of Joe Biden's Inauguration next week. As a security measure ahead of the January 20 event, mailboxes in at least 17 states including California and New Jersey, as well as Washington, DC, will be temporarily removed, several press releases from USPS said. "It's part of our normal procedures to keep our employees and customers safe during times of protest or when large crowds are gathered near postal facilities, on postal routes, or by mailboxes," USPS spokesman David Partenheimer told Insider. At least...
  • Screenshots From ‘Insurrection USA’ BLM Activist John Sullivan’s Discord Messaging System Claim Police Let Him In

    01/16/2021 8:51:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National File ^ | 01/16/2021 | Tom Pappert
    A series of leaked screenshots purportedly from BLM activist and Insurrection USA founder John Sullivan’s Discord server have been leaked. In the screenshots, the radically far left activists admit they wore Trump hats and other MAGA gear as subterfuge, and admit that the police willingly let them enter the deified halls of the U.S. Capitol.The screenshots, found and compiled by a conservative Twitter user, show the leftist rioters planning their invasion of the sanctified grounds of the Capitol, discussing how they will wear pro-Trump camouflage, and most strikingly, admitting how the police enthusiastically let them proceed past barrier after barrier...
  • Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them

    01/16/2021 3:14:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 114 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2021 | Benjy Sarlin
    WASHINGTON — After last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, members of Congress are expressing something once unthinkable: that some of their own colleagues may be endangering their lives. Not in a rhetorical sense, but in a direct and immediate way. "It's the most poisonous I've ever seen," Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said in an interview. "There's the overall sense that maybe if some of them have guns — and likely the ones who are more into conspiracy theories and QAnon with the pedophilic satanic rings — are we safe from them?"
  • More U.S. Military Troops Needed To Install Joe Biden Than We Have in Afghanistan

    01/16/2021 12:21:01 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2021 | Sundance
    Think about it carefully…. 25,000 troops needed at the U.S. Capitol to install the Biden administration. How many armed soldiers do you need at the inauguration of the “most popular Presidential candidate in American history after the most secure election in history?” WASHINGTON DC – As many as 25,000 National Guard troops will be in Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, the Army confirmed on Friday. The Defense Department authorized up to 25,000 service members — an increase of 5,000 from numbers confirmed earlier this week — to support the “federal law enforcement mission and security preparations”...
  • Big Tech Censorship OUT OF CONTROL [Weekly Update]

    01/15/2021 4:31:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 15, 2021 | Tom Fitton
    Big Tech Censorship OUT OF CONTRL As Left Abuses Donald Trump With Sham Impeachment! BLM “Racial Justice” Riots Result in Record Domestic Terrorism Cases Judicial Watch Obtains Footage of Scene of Fatal Police Shooting of Duncan Lemp Most Illegal Aliens Arrested in 2020 Had Average of Four Criminal Convictions Violent Crime Surged in 2020: More to Come? Defense Department to Release Al Qaeda Terrorist with Ties to 9/11 Big Tech Censorship OUT OF CONTRL As Left Abuses Donald Trump With Sham Impeachment! I’ve joined many others, including the President of the United States, in being locked out of Twitter...
  • Official: No ‘direct evidence’ of plot to kill at Capitol

    01/15/2021 4:03:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 15 Jan 2021 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” but the head of the investigation cautioned Friday that the probe is still in its early stages and there was no “direct evidence” of such intentions... ...Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, backed away from those claims later Friday, saying they have “no direct evidence at this point of kill, capture teams.” ...Sherwin said this week that he has organized a group of national security and public corruption prosecutors...
  • James, brother of accused leftist provocateur John Sullivan, claims 226 Antifa members started Capitol riots

    01/15/2021 7:41:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | by Carl Durrek January 15, 2021
    As Rudy Giuliani noted on Twitter, why wasn't this brought up during the sham impeachment hearings? The Sullivan brothers are quite a pair. The adopted sons of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Sullivan, John and James have been on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum since the George Floyd video was released last spring. And both have built reputations of being provocateurs with John helping Antifa and Black Lives Matter while James works closely with the Proud Boys. John Sullivan was arrested yesterday in connection with instigating the Capitol riots on January 6th. A video of him and...

    01/15/2021 12:21:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 19 replies
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  • Pro-Trump heavy metal guitarist reportedly identified as Capitol rioter

    01/15/2021 11:08:53 AM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2021 | 12:53pm | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A pro-President Trump heavy metal guitarist has been identified as one of the US Capitol rioters, according to a report. Multiple sources told the Indianapolis Star Wednesday that one of the suspects in the deadly Jan. 6 siege is Jon Schaffer, a founding member of a Florida-based heavy metal band called Iced Earth who is originally from central Indiana. Schaffer has not been charged with a federal crime as of early Friday, an FBI source confirmed to The Post. But several people have identified him as the man seen with his mouth agape in an FBI poster seeking out the...
  • EXTRAORDINARY: Chat Logs Reveal Alleged Plan To Turn Trump Rally Into Violent Riot

    01/15/2021 9:43:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | JANUARY 15, 2021 | STAFF WRITER
    Screenshots from a Discord chat channel allegedly hosted by John Sullivan – a far-left, anti-Trump activist who appears to have incited violence at the U.S. Capitol while posing as a journalist – reveal he and his followers infiltrated the January 6th Save America March in Washington, D.C. The unearthed screenshots follow Sullivan’s arrest for his role in the Capitol riot, which included calls to violence such as “we gotta get this shit burned” and “it’s our house motherf*ckers,” an affidavit can reveal. The Discord chat channel is allegedly affiliated with Sullivan’s Insurgence USA group, which describes itself as “forming a...
  • What the left wants to ignore about slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick {he was a Trump supporter}

    01/15/2021 6:36:30 AM PST · by Cronos · 26 replies
    NY post ^ | 10 January 2021 | Matthew Schmitz
    On Thursday, Brian Sicknick, an officer with the US Capitol Police, died from injuries sustained during the storming of the Capitol building. Democratic leaders have presented Sicknick as a martyr of the #Resistance against President Trump and his dangerous supporters. Reality is more complicated. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Sicknick’s death as a reminder of the need to “protect our country from all threats, foreign and domestic.” President-elect Joe Biden suggested that whoever backed Trump supports “an all-out assault on our institutions of our democracy.” The day’s violence, it seems, has become an all-purpose excuse to denounce and ­silence anyone...
  • Biden's inauguration rehearsal is postponed over security concerns hours after National Guard were authorized to use LETHAL force in defence of Capitol and FBI director Chris Wray warned of 'chatter' about violence nationwide

    01/15/2021 4:11:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2020 | Andrew Court and Emily Goodin
    A rehearsal for U.S President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration has been postponed due to security concerns amid mounting fears of violent clashes in DC. The rehearsal was scheduled for Sunday but has now been pushed back to Monday, according to Politico, who cited two people with knowledge of the decision. Biden's team had also canceled an Amtrak trip from Wilmington to Washington on Monday due to heightened security concerns, the report added. Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20. It comes after FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed Thursday that his organization was looking into individuals who could possibly threaten the...
  • Kevin McCarthy "This is not Antifa; we need to accept that."

    01/14/2021 11:37:24 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 56 replies
    January 15, 2021 | My Own
    On January 14, 2021, FOX News' Bret Baier reported that though there was some chatter of Antifa involvement in the episode at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, that this information was quelled because Rep. Kevin McCCarthy, House Minority Leader, made a statement that "This was not Antifa; we need to accept that." Here is the FOX Video URL: The question about Antifa involvement is at the 2 minute 35 second mark. Rep. Kevin McCarthy needs to pay attention to Freelance Journalist Stephen Oatley of his own PT News Network who has studied the background of Antifa member John...
  • Virginia GOP delegates who asked Pence to nullify election results stripped of committee assignments

    01/14/2021 10:00:06 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 53 replies
    WRIC ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Amelia Heymann
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Three Republican Virginia delegates have been stripped of their committee assignments after signing a letter last week that asked Vice President Mike Pence to nullify the state’s certified election results. 8News in Richmond learned Tuesday that Del. Mark Cole (R-Fauquier) has been removed from the Privileged and Elections committee, Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudon) was removed from the Transportation committee and Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Lexington) was removed from the Courts of Justice committee. On Jan. 5, Del. LaRock , Del. Cole and Del. Campbell co-signed a letter requesting “a stay of any designation of Presidential Electors from...
  • Wyoming Republican's Message to Representative Cheney (Wyoming GOP Rebuke To Cheney)

    01/14/2021 8:48:29 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    Wyoming GOP ^ | 1/13/2021 | Wyoming Republican Party
    The wind in Wyoming has been horrendous today—with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. That is nothing compared to the whirlwind created by Representative Cheney’s announcement that she would be voting to impeach President Trump, and her subsequent follow-through of doing just that. There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any...
  • Retired firefighter accused of throwing fire extinguisher at officers during Capitol riot arrested

    01/14/2021 9:19:15 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/14/2021 | Vandana Rambaran
    The retired firefighter who appears to be the man caught on camera throwing a fire extinguisher that hit at least three officers at the Capitol during a riot was arrested Thursday, officials said. Robert Sanford, of Chester, Pa., faces three federal felony charges including assaulting a police officer, the Wall Street Journal reported. Video footage of the incident shows the man hurling a fire extinguisher officers attempting to control a mob outside of the west side of the Capitol. The FBI has been pursuing charges against dozens of suspects in the riots, many of whom were identified through photos and...
  • Matt Gaetz pushes back on Crenshaw over Cheney impeachment vote defense

    01/14/2021 12:15:27 AM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/21 | Brie Stimson
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., pushed back against fellow Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, Wednesday after the congressman defended Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the highest-ranking woman in the house, for her vote to impeach President Trump. "With all due respect to Rep. Crenshaw, this is a minority view within the minority party," Gaetz tweeted to Crenshaw. Crenshaw said earlier that Cheney had a "hell of a lot more backbone than most" and called her a "principled leader."
  • DC hunkers down for the night after Trump's impeachment: National Guard troops rest at the Capitol as workers set up barricades, businesses board up and a non-scalable fence is erected outside the Trump Hotel

    01/14/2021 5:00:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14, 2020 | Marlene Lethang and Emily Crane
    National Guard troops hunkered down at the Capitol building Wednesday night following the House of Representative's historic impeachment vote as workers toiled into the night setting up additional barricades and a non-scalable fence was erected outside the Trump hotel. Security measures are being heightened inside and surrounding the Capitol in the wake of the January 6 riot that left five dead and ahead of anticipated violence in the countdown to Inauguration Day. A total of 20,000 National Guardsman have been authorized to descend on Washington to safeguard the nation’s capital. There are already 6,200 troops on the ground in DC...
  • Analysis concludes Antifa provoked shooting of Ashli Babbitt at Capitol

    01/12/2021 6:51:43 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 80 replies
    WNT ^ | January 12, 2021 | Art Moore
    An analysis of videos of the death of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt at the U.S. Capitol indicates Antifa activists provoked the fatal gunshot from a police officer.
  • Lindsey "screamed" at an officer for not doing "enough" to protect senators during Capitol breach

    01/12/2021 5:54:07 PM PST · by RandFan · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/21 01:33 PM EST | BY JORDAN WILLIAMS
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) "screamed" at an officer for not doing "enough" to protect senators as the U.S. Capitol was being breached last week. Brown shared the detail during an interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber on Monday. “I heard when the 75 senators were confined in a room with about 75 staff people, Lindsey Graham with his mask off started screaming at one of the officers — I think it was one of the captains — saying, ‘How come you didn’t protect us? It’s doing your job,' ” Brown said of the account. "He...