The lax security at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was unbelievable, according to war and protest correspondent and writer Michael Yon. Yon, a former member of U.S. special forces who was at the Capitol protests himself, said that in the areas he was in near the Capitol, there was no real security on Jan. 6. “There was
A spokesperson for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) confirmed that a laptop was stolen from a conference room belonging to her office amid the chaos at the Capitol building on Jan. 6. “It was a laptop that was only used for presentations,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill wrote in a Jan. 10 statement. Following a Trump
The United States will remove all “self-imposed restrictions” on contact with Taiwanese officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Jan. 9, laying the groundwork for closer relations with the democratic island. The announcement, made during the final days of President Donald Trump’s term, marks the latest move to deepen ties with the self-governed island.
President Donald Trump responded to Twitter’s move to permanently suspend his account from its platform late Friday, condemning the big tech giant and saying that it does not stand for free speech. The president also said he anticipates a “big announcement” soon and that his team is negotiating with other sites and is also looking
WASHINGTON—A man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the D.C protests on Wednesday has been arrested and faces multiple charges, according to federal officials. Richard Barnett from Arkansas was arrested this morning in Little Rock, Arkansas, said Ken Kohl, first assistant for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington on Friday. Kohl told reporters during a conference
Twitter has permanently removed President Donald Trump’s account from its social media platform, saying that his recent Twitter posts were “in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy.” “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have
John Sullivan, videographer and founder of “a group for racial justice and police reform,” posted a video on YouTube on Jan. 7 that shows him entering the Capitol building in Washington with a group of Trump supporters and possibly others on the previous day. He’s heard on video encouraging others and convincing Capitol police to
Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short has claimed that he was denied entry back on White House grounds on Wednesday night amid rising tensions between President Donald Trump and Pence, according to reports. Short reportedly told Real Clear Politics that he is not allowed back into the White House because the president is “blaming him”
Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and vice presidential nominee, has called on the media to stop labeling protesters in Capitol Hill “Trump supporters” or “Republicans.” “Media: quit labeling DC protestors ‘Conservatives, Republicans, Tea Partiers, Trump Supporters, etc’ LOOK IN TO WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE who’d choose an apparent leaderless insane swarm to create a perception
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened U.S. sanctions against individuals and entities responsible for the mass arrests of over 50 opposition figures in Hong Kong on Wednesday. “The United States will not stand idly by while the people of Hong Kong suffer under communist oppression,” said Pompeo in a Jan. 6 statement. He called on
Congress early Thursday certified the U.S. Electoral College vote for Joe Biden in an election shadowed by a series of allegations of irregularities and election fraud. In a tally read by Vice President Mike Pence, Biden garnered 306 electoral votes while President Donald Trump won 232. The joint session of Congress concluded following a tumultuous
The Data Integrity Group, a group of data scientists, has been dissecting publicly available data on the presidential election in multiple states. Most recently, in Pennsylvania, they found over 432,000 votes were removed from President Donald Trump in at least 15 counties. Time-series election data shows Trump’s votes decreasing in various counties at many time
In an interview with The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders” program, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo elucidated on the Trump administration’s efforts to reconnect modern America to its founding origins based on God-given rights and described the present administration’s foreign policy of keeping America safe from the worldwide threat of communism. At the outset of
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said that a group of Antifa members threatened his family in their Washington home on Monday night. He said that he “will not be intimidated.” “Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel. They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried
Republican state senators in Georgia started a push on Monday to delay the Jan. 6 counting of electoral votes. At least a dozen have signed a letter directed to Vice President Mike Pence asking him to officially delay the count—and the number is still growing. “There’s about 16 or 18 of us now that signed this letter
The political crisis the United States faces brings into the open a contest for the soul of our country. As important as this recent election is, the stakes transcend particular political arrangements. They go to fundamental issues about which each of us must make a choice and take a stand. A peculiarity of our current
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Jan. 3 responded to criticism over his plan to challenge the electoral college results on Jan. 6 unless an emergency 10-day audit to assess election fraud allegations takes place. Cruz and 10 other senators announced their intention to challenge Electoral College votes from contested states over concerns that the 2020 election “featured unprecedented allegations
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Sunday he supports the bid to challenge the Electoral College results when the Joint Session of Congress meets on Wednesday. “I think it’s right that we have the debate. I mean, you see now that senators are going to object, the House is going to object—how else do
Far From Raising a White Flag, Pence’s Response to Gohmert’s Suit Was Strategic and Preserved His Options
Commentary Although the Department of Justice (DOJ) did file a short responsive brief on behalf of Vice President Mike Pence, who is the sole defendant named in the lawsuit recently filed by Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert and the Arizona Trump-pledged electors in a Texas federal court, the brief, in the main, argues that Pence is
A group of 11 senators on Saturday announced they’re going to challenge electoral votes during the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress. “America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law,” the group wrote in a joint statement. “When the
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