Two US Senate panels will review security failings in the run-up to the deadly assault on the Capitol on January 6, starting with interviews of top officials involved in the planning and response of security for presidential electoral certification.
Defence lawyers argued in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the former president bore no responsibility for the deadly attack on the US Capitol while accusing Democrats of “hatred” and “hypocrisy.”
Senate leaders have agreed to rules of impeachment for the trial, including a debate and vote on whether it’s even constitutional to prosecute former president Trump but the outcome is likely to stop proceedings with Democrats in majority.
Although membership would not constitute a crime, the designation means the group may have assets seized and face harsher terrorism-related criminal penalties. Sending money to the organisation or buying their paraphernalia is now also illegal.
Heightened threat of domestic terrorism in the US could last weeks, says a Department of Homeland Security advisory.
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators.
Meanwhile, Federal prosecutors have offered an ominous new assessment of last week's siege of the US Capitol, saying that rioters intended "to capture and assassinate elected officials."
A swift impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is unlikely to lead to his ouster before Joe Biden takes office on January 20. This raises the prospect of a bitter trial in the Senate during Biden’s first days in the White House.
US President Trump in a call with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blames "Antifa people" for storming the Capitol, Axios reports, with the latter insisting "it's not Antifa, it's MAGA."
The company said these accounts were primarily dedicated to the propagation of the conspiracy theory that include the baseless claim that Trump is secretly fighting figures in Hollywood and "deep state" allies.
The country's largest bank will stop making any financial contributions to Republican and Democratic leaders for at least six months, as other companies opt to target the Republican officials who had voted against certifying Joe Biden's election win.
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