The latest news about the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump mobs (always on the ground):
According to the “Washington Post” report, the FBI warned that extremists are preparing to go to Washington, attack Congress and engage in “war”.
The report said the warning was issued from within the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, just the day before the violent riots broke out in the U.S. Capitol.
The warning directly contradicts the statements of officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI who have no intelligence to indicate an attack on the Capitol.
The Post said the memo described how people shared maps of the Capitol Tunnel and discussed gathering points to meet up to Washington. The newspaper reported that the document detailed posts calling for violence, including: “Congress needs to hear news that glass is broken, doors are kicked open, and BLM and Antifa slave soldiers are bleeding.”
It also said “Go there to prepare for war.”
The Associated Press has not yet obtained the document. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the violence in the Capitol shows that the Senate needs to quickly confirm Joe Biden’s national security team on his first day in power.
In a letter to his colleagues, Schumer said that the deadly congressional riot last week by mobs loyal to President Donald Trump was “one of the darkest days in American history.”
He said that Biden will “need a critical national security position on the first day.”
The Senate often confirms some nominees at the inauguration on January 20, but this year the Senate may also call Trump’s impeachment trial. The House of Representatives will reprimand Trump this week for inciting violent disturbances.
Schumer hopes that the Senate will quickly accept nominations from the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.
Schumer outlined the party’s agenda and promised to advance the Democratic Party’s priorities.
Here you need to know about the consequences of renovating the capital:
Prior to the impeachment, the House of Representatives is speeding up the removal of President Donald Trump, warning him of a threat to democracy, and urging the vice president and cabinet to take special actions to remove Trump in the final days of the president’s term.
-House speeding bomb Trump Trump The “riots” in the Capitol
Analysis: Trump abdicates He tried to keep
— FBI warning Plans for national armed protests next week
Here are other things:
A total of 15,000 members of the National Guard have now been activated and will be deployed to Washington, DC to help provide security during the swearing-in of as many as President-elect Biden.
After the deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol last week, people are increasingly worried about more violent protests, so the number of guards from other states has been increasing.
The Chief of the National Guard, General Daniel Hokanson, was authorized to use as many as 15,000 guards, but he said that this week the Secret Service, the U.S. Park Police and the Capitol Police have been demanding more assistance.
The Army also said on Tuesday that officials are working with the Secret Service to determine which guard members may need further background checks. D-Co. Representative Jason Crow had asked Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to send in members of the Army Criminal Investigation Command’s guards to ensure that they did not “sympathize with family terrorists”.
The Army stated that CID will not review all Guards, but some members may undergo other background checks. Traditionally, those who get close to the president within-or in this case the president-elect-are checked more closely.
Officials said that so far, they have not identified any guards participating in the protest, but the investigation is still ongoing.
The Army said in a statement that the National Guard of Washington, DC will also conduct additional training on troops when they arrive in the city, so they know to identify and report any extremist behavior to their commanders.
The Army also stated that it is working with the FBI to identify those involved in the Capitol attack, adding: “Any activity that involves violence, civil disobedience, or breach of peace may be subject to the Uniform Military Code or state or federal laws. “
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI to add to the federal no-fly list anyone found violating the Capitol during the violent riots last week.
Schumer sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Ray on Tuesday, saying that because Congress voted to affirm that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was an attack on “domestic terrorism” in the Capitol. He said that those who stormed into the Capitol should be eligible to become “rebels on the no-fly list.”
Schumer told Ray that they must also be fully prosecuted under federal law. This letter was obtained by the Associated Press.
The federal no-fly list is part of the US government’s “terrorist screening database” and prohibits anyone who “may pose a threat to civil aviation or national security” from boarding commercial aircraft. Normally, in order to be included in the list, the government must have information about the person’s “implementation of terrorist threats” on the aircraft or on the U.S. land or facilities.
The no-fly list is one of the most controversial government lists since September. 11 anti-terrorism programs.
President Donald Trump is not responsible for his role in sparking a violent uprising in the U.S. Capitol last week.
A policeman in the Capitol died of casualties in the riots. During the violence, the police shot a woman. Authorities said it was a medical emergency that caused the deaths of three other people.
Trump told reporters before heading to Texas on Tuesday that his remarks to supporters last week were “completely appropriate.”
A few minutes before his supporters rushed into the Capitol, Trump encouraged them to march into the seat of the national government, where members of Congress voted to count the votes to affirm the victory of President-elect Biden. Despite his current administration’s findings to the contrary, Trump has also spread unfounded claims that the November elections were fraudulent for months.
With the rioters still in the Capitol, Trump released a seemingly embarrassing videotape, calling these rioters: “We love you. You are special.”
President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday that the possibility of impeachment is causing “great anger” across the country. But he said he wanted “no violence”.
The president made a speech when he went to Texas to inspect the border wall with Mexico. This is his first speech to reporters since the Capitol attack.
In the impeachment, Trump said it was “a very terrible thing they are doing.” But he said: “We don’t want violence. Never violence.”