• Rep. John Katko becomes the first House Republican to back Trump impeachment in wake of deadly Capitol siege

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    Rep. John Katko .
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    Rep. John Katko of New York on Tuesday became the first House Republican to announce that he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting the US Capitol riots, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard .
    Katko said that he would support at least 218 House Democrats who have signed on to an impeachment resolution.
    "To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy," Katko said in a statement. "For that reason, I cannot sit by without...
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  • The FBI and DOJ are investigating 'significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy' after the Capitol riot

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    Pro-Trump protesters look on during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.
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    The acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said Tuesday that the FBI and Justice Department are looking into "significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy" after the Capitol riot.
    The "scope and scale" of the Capitol riot probe is unprecedented in FBI and DOJ history, Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in...
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  • Not a single federal official has held a public briefing since the US Capitol was stormed Wednesday

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    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One to depart Washington on travel to visit the U.S.-Mexico border Wall in Texas, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., January 12, 2021.
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    No federal officials have held public briefings about the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
    Justice Department and Defense Department officials have addressed members of the press in private briefings, and the Army Secretary appeared in a briefing hosted by the Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser.
    President Donald Trump himself only...
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  • 'We get our President or we die': An FBI report warned of a 'war' at the US Capitol before pro-Trump insurrectionists attacked it

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    The aftermath of the US Capitol Building riots.
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    An internal FBI report cautioned that there would be a "war" at the US Capitol the day before pro-Trump insurrectionists attacked it, The Washington Post reported .
    The situational report came from the FBI's office in Virginia and said the bureau had "received information indicating calls for violence in response to 'unlawful lockdowns' to begin" on January 6 in Washington, DC.
    The document cited an online thread that issued "specific calls for violence," including one that said, "Congress needs to hear glass breaking...
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