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  • 'We feel incredibly betrayed': Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol (Sleeping in Parking Garages)

    01/21/2021 7:10:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 21, 2021 | Lara Seligman, Natasha Bertrand and Andrew Desiderio
    Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6. One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person...
  • FBI feared foreign power was targeting money to Clinton before 2016 campaign, memos show

    01/21/2021 7:06:39 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 1/21/2021 | john Solomon
    Bureau delayed FISA warrant and instead gave candidate defensive briefing, in stark contrast to Trump, declassified memos show. FBI agents opened an investigation in late 2014 into a foreign power's effort to curry influence with Hillary Clinton's prospective presidential campaign through donations, but the bureau's leadership slow-walked a surveillance warrant and instead arranged for the candidate to get a defensive briefing, newly declassified memos show. FBI agents became so frustrated that they were being stonewalled from securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to investigate the foreign money plot that they even escalated to then-FBI Director James Comey, according to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 January 2021

    01/21/2021 6:00:52 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 27 replies
    January 21, 2021 | ItsyBitsySpider
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Joe Biden ditches mask at Lincoln Memorial — hours after mandating them

    01/21/2021 9:45:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2021 | Aaron Feis
    President Biden was spotted going maskless at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday night — hours after signing an executive order mandating the usage of masks on federal land to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The newly-inaugurated president went bare-faced not only during a televised address to the American people, but also outside the context of the speech, as he stood at the foot of the memorial, C-SPAN footage shows. The clip showed Biden standing before the towering statue of the nation’s 16th president, another person a short distance to his left at an angle that obscures whether they too were unmasked.
  • President Biden Will Keep Christopher Wray as FBI Director

    01/21/2021 9:23:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | 21/1/21 | Sadie Gurman and Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON—President Biden will keep Christopher Wray in place as FBI director, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Mr. Wray has kept a low profile as the nation’s premier law-enforcement agency has been rocked by political storms. He was frequently a target for former President Donald Trump, who appointed him in 2017 but publicly and privately contemplated firing him several times throughout his tenure. He has about six years remaining in his 10-year term, but like all FBI directors he serves at the will of the president. .....
  • A guide to being an ethical online investigator

    01/21/2021 4:47:38 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    https://www.technologyreview.com ^ | January 14, 2021 | by Tanya Basu
    The Capitol riot has inspired a new army of amateur sleuths who want to help identify protesters. But it’s an ethically fraught hobby. As rioters stormed Capitol Hill on January 6, Theo—like many Americans—watched, dumbfounded and in horror. Then he had an idea. “What if we went on social and started pulling these screenshots together and tried to go around and crowdsource [the rioters’] identities?” he remembers thinking. So Theo bought a burner phone, set up a fake email address, and created an Instagram account over a VPN: @homegrownterrorists. Within hours, and before the FBI had issued its plea...
  • Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs arrested as FBI alleges more possible planning in U.S. Capitol breach

    01/21/2021 2:01:10 AM PST · by EBH · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/21/2021 | Spencer Hue
    Proud Boys organizer Joseph Randall Biggs was arrested in Florida on Wednesday after the FBI alleged that members of the far-right nationalist group appeared equipped with walkie-talkie-style communication devices and earpieces that could enable “real-time communication” during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Biggs, 37, of Florida, “did aid, abet, counsel, command, induce, or procure others” to storm the Capitol, the FBI alleged in new charging papers. Biggs and others were among the first rioters to storm into the building, the FBI said. Biggs made an initial appearance in federal court Wednesday, where he did not enter...
  • Bill Clinton appears to nod off during Biden's inaugural address

    01/20/2021 6:33:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/20 | Michael Lee
    3 US soldiers killed after a Black Hawk helicopter crashes in New York Jessica Simpson heats up Instagram with swimsuit pic in the snow: 'Give me steam' Washington Examiner logoBill Clinton appears to nod off during Biden's inaugural address Former President Bill Clinton appeared to nod off during President Biden’s inaugural address. A short video clip showed Biden talking about “duty” and “responsibility” as the camera panned to the 74-year-old former president, who appeared to have his eyes closed while everyone around him did not.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 21 January 2021

    01/20/2021 6:00:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ARMORED HORIZON An armored vehicle sits on the horizon during Trident Juncture 2015 in Almería, Spain, Oct. 30, 2015. The exercise enabled Reserve Marines to gain experience within their military occupational specialty and demonstrate their readiness with other foreign nationals. The vehicle is assigned to the 4th Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Gabrielle Quire Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. VIPER FIRE Marines fire a BGM-71 missile...
  • Biden gives DOJ green light to resume Obama-era 'slush fund' payouts to liberal groups

    01/20/2021 5:20:10 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/20/2021 | By Ronn Blitzer
    Justice Department had ceased the practice early in President Trump's administration President-elect Joe Biden is calling for the Justice Department to look into reinstating a controversial Obama-era practice that allowed prosecutors to make settlement agreements that resulted in defendants paying outside groups instead of victims or the government. The Trump administration had put an end to these payments following a 2017 memo from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions which was reflected in the Justice Department's manual. "When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American...
  • Bork Widow: ‘Biden Orchestrated a Vicious Lying Assault,’ a ‘Man Without a Compass Guided by Prevailing Progressive Winds’

    01/20/2021 1:10:37 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 By Jordan Davidson
    Mary Ellen Bork, the widow to the late federal Judge Robert Bork, wrote a response to an article in the Wall Street Journal reminding readers of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s role in her husband’s failed confirmation to the Supreme Court. “Most people don’t remember the hearings on Robert Bork for nomination to the Supreme Court, but I do,” she wrote. “The week of hearings in 1987 showed me Joe Biden’s partisanship and pragmatism.”Mary Ellen Bork explained in her letter that this rejection was due to “vicious political campaigning” against her “Bob” led by “then-Sen. Biden who presided over a...
  • New Covid-19 cases declined 11% after hitting a peak last week

    01/20/2021 1:05:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon January 18, 2021 | Deidre McPhillips
    New Covid-19 cases in the United States have been trending down since hitting a peak last week, but experts say it's too soon to be overly optimistic. The US recorded 1.5 million new Covid-19 cases in the past seven days, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University -- an 11% drop from the previous week. Cases declined in 35 states week-over-week, and 18 states saw a drop in the number of deaths. "These kinds of fluctuations, on a statistical basis, aren't sustainable," Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert with Johns Hopkins University, told CNN. "The virus...
  • First Trump declassified Russia document: Christopher Steele's 2017 confessional to the FBI

    01/19/2021 8:05:20 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 1/19/2020 | john Solomon
    Steele told FBI he leaked Russia collusion story to help Clinton and Great Britain, and was connected to his primary dossier source by former NSC staffer and impeachment witness Fiona Hill. Dossier author Christopher Steele admitted to the FBI that he leaked the Russia collusion story during the height of the 2016 election to help Hillary Clinton overcome her lingering email scandal and because he believed Donald Trump's election would be bad for U.S. relations with his home country of Britain, according to documents declassified by the president in his final full day in office. The FBI report of an...
  • Executive Order on Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

    01/19/2021 7:43:52 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 1/19/2021 | whitehouse.gov
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code:
  • Cuomo trashes a Trump pardon of crooked ex-Assembly boss Sheldon Silver

    01/19/2021 7:16:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2021 | Bernadette Hogan and Bruce Golding
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday attacked President Trump over a potential pardon of Sheldon Silver, the corrupt former speaker of the New York Assembly — and suggested it could be “a favor for someone in the Jewish community.” During a radio interview in Albany, Cuomo called the notion of freeing Silver from prison — where the Manhattan Democrat is serving 6 1/2 years for a $4 million bribery and kickbacks scheme — “just confounding” and the culmination of “four years of bizarre.” “It’s almost as if he’s trying to purposefully create anarchy and desecrate the entire system on the way...
  • Fox News Political Editor Chris Stirewalt Laid Off Amid Restructuring

    01/19/2021 2:44:09 PM PST · by skimbell · 105 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 19 Jan 2021 | Joshua Caplan
    Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt was laid off Tuesday as the company restructures itself heading into the Biden administration, according to a report.
  • Antifa try to stop police responding to armed man in downtown Portland

    01/19/2021 6:08:33 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 1/17/21 | Andy Ngo and Mia Cathell
    An Antifa mob tried to stop police from responding to an armed man threatening to harm others and himself in downtown Portland on Friday afternoon. Officers from the Portland Police Bureau responded to calls to the 300 block area of Southwest 4th Avenue after a 30-year-old man reportedly jumped from the second story window of the apartment complex, pulled out a knife and brandished the blade at people and cars passing by. According to police, the unnamed man is schizophrenic and threatened to kill himself. While Portland Police were trying to calm a suicidal man w/a knife yesterday in downtown,...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Are You A Citizen Of The World Quiz - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    01/19/2021 6:00:13 PM PST · by luvie · 59 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the whole world...and their families, too! | luvie and the Canteen World Travelers
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  • In scathing draft of letter never made public, Trump chided James Comey for 'erratic,' 'self-indulgent' conduct

    01/19/2021 3:12:01 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 1/18/2021 | mike levine
    The president's draft was scrapped by White House legal counsel. In the days before President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director -- one of the most defining moments of his presidency -- Trump penned a scathing letter to Comey that has never been publicly released. In fact, the four-page letter was never even sent to Comey because White House lawyers quickly determined it should never see the "light of day," Special Counsel Robert Mueller later recounted. Mueller reviewed the May 2017 letter as part of his wide-ranging investigation and mentioned parts of it in his final report, but...
  • Trump may pardon Lil Wayne, release men jailed by Biden drug laws

    01/19/2021 12:57:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2021 | Steven Nelson
    Rapper Lil Wayne and people jailed under President-elect Joe Biden’s draconian drug laws may be among the recipients of President Trump’s final clemency decisions this week. The precise timing of the next batch of pardons and prison commutations is unclear, but it may come on Trump’s final full day in office on Tuesday, a source close to the process tells The Post. Lil Wayne, who effectively endorsed Trump for re-election, is said to be among the pardon recipients, the source said. The rapper recently pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun, which wasn’t allowed due to a prior felony conviction....