After storming Capitol barricades, New Mexico County Commissioner Couy Griffin said "blood" would run from the building when rioters return, said an FBI affidavit.
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Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of 'national healing'
The South Carolina Republican said a trial would "be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great nation."
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ITV NewsOne of the Trumpist rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month may have stolen House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop and then tried to sell it to Russian intelligence, according to a criminal complaint.The extraordinary claim—which is now under investigation by the FBI—comes from an affidavit describing the criminal case against Pennsylvania woman Riley June Williams. She was recognized in footage of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot by an unnamed person who claimed to be her former romantic partner. That person then tipped off the FBI.According to the complaint, the footage shows Williams “directing crowds inside the U.S. Capitol Building up a staircase,” and she can be heard repeatedly yelling: “Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs.” The FBI officer who wrote the complaint confirmed with U.S. Capitol Police that the staircase shown in the footage “does, in fact, lead to Speaker Pelosi’s office.”While there doesn’t appear to be any publicly available footage of Williams inside Pelosi’s office, the FBI is investigating an allegation that the rioter took a laptop or hard-drive from the room. Williams’ ex-partner said they had seen a video of Williams taking the device, and alleged she “intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.”The FBI has no supporting evidence for the ex-lover’s claim. Regardless, even if a laptop was taken, it appears not to have made its way into Russian hands—the ex-partner said that the deal “fell through for unknown reasons and Williams still has the computer device or destroyed it.” Pelosi’s aide Drew Hammill noted on Twitter last week that an office laptop was stolen, but said that it was “only used for presentations.”While the FBI investigates the Russian matter, Williams is facing separate charges of entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct for her actions on the day of the Capitol riots—but she has disappeared.Capitol Rioters Keep Outing Themselves on Social Media“It appears that Williams has fled,” the complaint reads, adding that Williams’ mom said her daughter had “packed a bag and left her home,” and would be “gone for a couple of weeks.” The FBI’s complaint went on: “Sometime after [the day of the riot]... Williams changed her telephone number and deleted what I believe were her social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Telegram, and Parler.”Williams’ mom has identified her daughter in the footage, and said she had taken a “sudden interest” in President Trump’s politics and was an active member on several “far right message boards.”There is an outstanding warrant for her arrest.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The FBI is looking for seven men who were involved in the assault of Officer Michael Fanone during the deadly Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot.
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The impeachment trial of Donald Trump isn't about removing him from the presidency – it's about preventing him from running for president again.
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Kellyanne Conway told Bill Maher that she's 'disappointed' that Trump's accomplishments have been overlooked because of the Capitol riots
Kellyanne Conway said that the Capitol insurrection "inexcusable" but insisted that the rioters did not represent most Trump supporters.
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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are flipping a middle finger after offseason of NFL preparing for life after them
They are vying for the head of the table when this season is over. If only to prove that the baton isn’t going to be a handoff as much as an alley fight.