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Nicolás Moncada, a young resident of Staten Island (NYC), was arrested yesterday by the FBI for allegedly broadcasting live his participation in the Capitol riots on January 6 to stop the presidential proclamation of Joe Biden.

further Thomas Fee (53), former FDNY firefighter residing in Freeport (Long Island) would also be under investigation by federal authorities after sending a text message to an acquaintance with a photo of himself surrounded by rioters inside the Capitol Rotunda. Until last night Fee had not been arrested, he stressed ABC News.

Last week the FBI had already arrested in New York at least two followers of President Donald Trump linked to the attacks in Congress that left five people dead, and another for making extremist threats from his home in Queens.

Moncada, 20, was arrested yesterday at his home on Taunton Street, and federal agents remained at the scene. “He is now in custody for his role in robbing the US Capitol while our representatives were inside fulfilling their constitutional duties,” the agency reported yesterday. On twitter.

The feds were able to locate Moncada because he broadcast the January 6 assault on the Capitol building live on Instagramsaid a police source New York Post. He is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, the source said.

His mother, Joan Moncada, He told the press yesterday that his son was not causing a disturbance and just wanted to see what was happening inside the Capitol. “It bothers me that everyone is jumping to conclusions (…) He’s a good boy. Simply I don’t want to see their future ruined because he wanted to see what was happening ”.

According to federal court records, Moncada’s classmates at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) gave him away after recognizing him from photos and videos during the siege of Congress.

In an email yesterday the school said that Moncada studied illustration there, but has not signed up as a student since May.

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US Capitol riots: Congressmen accused of ‘abetting’ protesters

Rep. Mikie Sherrill said Tuesday she saw lawmakers giving tours she perceived to be ‘a reconnaissance to groups Tuesday, January 5

A Democratic representative revealed Tuesday she witnessed members of Congress leading ‘reconnaissance’ tours through the Capitol the day before the mob stormed the building – as more details emerged over the attack indicating three Republican lawmakers may have helped protesters get inside.

Mikie Sherrill, who represents New Jersey’s 11th district, said during a Facebook Live video Tuesday night that she wants members of Congress who ‘abetted’ President Donald Trump and the violent crowd who descended on the Capitol to be held accountable and prevented from running for office in the future.

‘We can’t have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the elections results,’ Sherrill said of her colleagues she claims assisted Trump in inciting a crowd to storm the Capitol last Wednesday, January 6.

‘Not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn’t have access to classified material,’ she continued in her straight-to-camera remarks. 

‘I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him; those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 – a reconnaissance for the next day; those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd; those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy – I’m going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.’

At the same time, new revelations are surfacing that a pro-Trump activist, Ali Alexander, claimed he was assisted by three GOP representatives to help organize the January 6 assault on the Capitol to disrupt the election certification.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an Instagram Live video Tuesday night that she feared for her life during the riots, specifically expressing her concerns that some GOP lawmakers would give away her location to the mob.

Sherrill's comments come as pro-Trump activist Ali Alexander revealed in a video on Periscope that three GOP lawmakers helped in organizing the disruption of Congress certifying the election for Joe Biden on January 6

Sherrill’s comments come as pro-Trump activist Ali Alexander revealed in a video on Periscope that three GOP lawmakers helped in organizing the disruption of Congress certifying the election for Joe Biden on January 6

Alexandria Ocasi-Cortez said in an Instagram Live video Tuesday night that she feared her GOP colleagues would disclose her location to the mob during the riot last week ¿ she did not name who she thought would do so

Alexandria Ocasi-Cortez said in an Instagram Live video Tuesday night that she feared her GOP colleagues would disclose her location to the mob during the riot last week – she did not name who she thought would do so

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn walks past members of the National Guard Wednesday morning as they try to get some sleep inside the U.S. Capitol

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn walks past members of the National Guard Wednesday morning as they try to get some sleep inside the U.S. Capitol

‘I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive, and not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense,’ the progressive lawmaker said during the hour-long live stream.

She called the close encounter ‘traumatizing’ and claimed her ‘near assassination’ is ‘not an exaggeration’.

‘There were QAnon and white supremacist sympathizers, and frankly white supremacist members of Congress, in that extraction point who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, etc.,’ Ocasio-Cortez said.

She did not name any of the lawmakers she felt could have jeopardized her situation.

It is now known that Alexander told his followers on Periscope late last month that Republican Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona and Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama were planning something big.

Alexander helped organize one of the demonstrations that converged on the Capitol lawn Wednesday – since then, his Facebook and Twitter accounts have been locked and he is banned from the social media platforms.

He said in a since-deleted video: ‘I want to let you guys know how we’re responding because I was the person who came up with the January 6 idea with Congressman Gosar, Congressman Mo Brooks and then Congressman Andy Biggs.’

All three lawmakers are hard-line Trump supporters.

‘We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting so that who we couldn’t lobby, we could change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body hearing our loud roar from outside,’ Alexander detailed.

In the video to Periscope, he said the purpose of the rally was ‘to build momentum and pressure’ on the day Congress moved to certify the election for Joe Biden. He also vowed that his group ‘Stop the Steal’ would find rooms in the nation’s capital if hotels shut down in the midst of the unrest.

Alexander, pictured here with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones during a demonstration in Georgia in November, helped organize the 'Stop the Steal' protesters who gathered near the Capitol before the chaos broke out last Wednesday

Alexander, pictured here with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones during a demonstration in Georgia in November, helped organize the ‘Stop the Steal’ protesters who gathered near the Capitol before the chaos broke out last Wednesday

National Guard members get some shut eye on the floor of the Capitol as they cradled their weapons and huddled together

National Guard members get some shut eye on the floor of the Capitol as they cradled their weapons and huddled together

Troops were called in following the Capitol breach last week and by the end of the week there will be 10,000 National Guard members in Washington D.C. Some are shown spreading out inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning

Troops were called in following the Capitol breach last week and by the end of the week there will be 10,000 National Guard members in Washington D.C. Some are shown spreading out inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning

Alexander did not specifically call for violence and instead claimed the left is ‘trying to push us to war.’

Biggs’ office sent out a statement claiming the congressman has not met or spoken with Alexander.

Biggs’ office responded to CNN, claiming he has not met or spoken with Alexander.

‘Congressman Biggs is not aware of hearing of or meeting Mr. Alexander at any point — let alone working with him to organize some part of a planned protest,’ the representative’s spokesperson said.

‘He did not have any contact with protestors or rioters, nor did he ever encourage or foster the rally or protests,’ they continued. ‘He was focused on his research and arguments to work within the confines of the law and established precedent to restore integrity to our elections, and to ensure that all Americans — regardless of party affiliation — can again have complete trust in our elections systems.’

Biggs, Gosar and Brooks all came under fire after going forward with objecting to the election results even after the violent Capitol riot forced them to evacuate the chamber and delayed proceedings for hours.

Sherrill, in her thirteen-and-a-half minute video posted to Facebook Tuesday, did not reveal which lawmakers she saw showing constituents around the Capitol last week – but she did make the shocking claim that the January 5 tours were part of some effort to get protesters familiar with the building before storming it the next day.

While some GOP lawmakers have come under fire for inciting the riots – whether directly or indirectly – or standing idly by as they unfolded, this is the most serious charge yet against sitting members of Congress regarding the unprecedented attack last week.

The six-hour riot resulted in hundreds of injuries and five deaths, including one Capitol Police officer and a female Trump supporter.

The House voted Tuesday evening on a non-binding resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to get Trump out of office now. The vote passed 223-205, with Sherrill voting in favor of it, even though Pence notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier Tuesday that he would not comply with the measure.

With the 25th Amendment off the table, and no hope of Trump resigning before his last seven days are up, House Democrats are likely to move forward Wednesday on impeaching the president for the second time.

Sherrill said in her video that she intends to support the effort.

She also voiced the sharp divide, which is widening in Congress, claiming those who do not agree with Democratic ideals of democracy are ‘now on different sides of this line.’

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Riots in the Capitol

What do the conspiracy theory of pedophile Satanists in power, the siege of the Capitol and Donald Trump have in common? Everything you wanted to know about QAnon but were afraid to ask.

Shaman in the Capitol

Even before the end of the first week of 2021, the Internet was filled with memes like “I want to cancel my subscription for 2021 after the first free week.” The events in Washington became a source of inspiration for humorists: on January 6, tens of thousands of supporters of the current US President Donald Trump gathered for a rally that ended in riots in the building of the US Congress.

Trump supporters stormed into the Capitol during the approval of the presidential election result. Confident of massive fraud, protesters have tried to disrupt the electoral vote certification that is giving the green light to Trump’s rival Joe Biden. To restore order, the national guard and special forces had to be involved. But while the protesters were in the Capitol, they had time to frolic: smoke herbs for the camera, sit in the chair of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, putting their feet on her desk, and take a picture at the speaker’s chair. Later, they tried to sell the stolen chair at an online auction.

Among the protesters, a half-naked Viking with war paint on his face and a fur headdress with horns stood out. There are no secrets on the Internet, and his identity was quickly revealed: the hero of the coolest memes of January was 33-year-old Jacob Anthony Chensley, also known as Jake Angeli. He’s a retired voice actor, and a regular at Trump rallies and a follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory.

In images that have flown around the world, Chensley carried a spear about two meters long with an American flag tied just below the blade. But Chensley is not just a bully, his nickname is Shaman QAnon. Over the past two years, he has become a cult figure in Trump supporters’ circles, delivering fiery speeches at rallies and campaigning on social media.

His YouTube and Facebook accounts are an endless stream of propaganda memes and reflections on the deep state and the state in the state (that is, an invisible uncontrolled government that is not accountable to either the official authorities or the public). When YouTube removed his channel, Chensley continued to post videos under the nickname YellowstoneWolfAZ on Rumble, a popular conservative video hosting site. He himself surrendered to the authorities, calling the FBI when he returned to his native Arizona from a rally. Chensley has written two books: Will and Strength. Inside the Living Library ”, published under the pseudonym Lone Wolf, and“ Mind after Reason: A Deep State of Illusion ”, published under the name Jacob Angeli. In February, Chensley, dressed in shamanic attire, appeared at a Trump rally with a sign “Q sent me” (“Q sent me”).

According to the Qianon people, the world is ruled by a sect of pedophile cannibals who, in their sadistic rituals, rape and kill children; oddly enough, these monsters are predominantly in the Democratic Party. But Trump is a fellow and a fighter against Satanists, he confronts the world’s evil and corrupt elites and leaves encrypted messages on Twitter for his followers. This is undoubtedly one of the most elegant explanations for Trump’s eccentric comments on social media – it exploded the collective mind of hipsters from Silicon Valley, and the “fighter against Satanists” account was banned forever. But that is another story.

QAnon and politics

Let’s return to QAnon and the question of the political influence of a seemingly delusional theory. Unlike flat-earthers and foil-cap lovers, QAnon adepts are well-armed, organized, and clearly aimed at infiltrating power. Yahoo! News revealed that about half of Trump supporters believe in the QAnon doctrine.

The New York Times reported that an Alabama man on the day of the siege parked a truck in front of the Capitol building with weapons and eleven Molotov cocktails. The FBI is promising a reward of up to $ 50,000 for helping to identify the homemade bomb makers found during the riots.

In the November 2020 elections, 23 congressional candidates shared QAnon ideas, according to a study by AlJazeera. Ardent QAnon activist Marjorie Taylor Green has been elected to Congress from Georgia. Al Jazeera reports that in 2017 Greene posted a video on the Internet in which she called Q (Q – founder of QAnon) a patriot: “Many of the events that he gave tips and talked about on other forums and 4chan really turned out to be true.”In the same video, she says: “This is a unique opportunity to destroy this global conspiracy of satanic pedophiles, and I think we have a president who can do it.”… Trump on Twitter congratulated Marjorie on her victory.

It is not known whether a member of the House of Delegates of West Virginia Derek Evans, who defected from Democrats to Republicans after losing the 2016 election, shares the ideas of QAnon, but he went to storm Congress, and even broadcast what was happening on social networks.

Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, tweeted a clip in July of him, after swearing an oath by members of Congress, to utter the QAnon slogan: “Where we go one – we go all”… He added the organization’s hashtag #TakeTheOath to his Twitter bio.

Back in 2018, Donald Trump hosted at the White House one of the authors of the pedophile conspiracy theory among American politicians – Michael William LeBron, also known as Lionel. He proudly posted a joint photo from the Oval Office on Instagram.

During the last presidential campaign, Vice President Michael Pence almost accepted a donation of about a million dollars from QAnon, but advisers dissuaded it in time.

In August last year, Trump emphasized at a press conference that he knows how well the supporters of conspiracy theories treat him and appreciates it. When asked by a journalist whether Trump is really saving the world from a sect of pedophiles and cannibals, the president said: “Is there anything bad about that? Actually, yes, we are saving the world “… He went on to add that his team is saving the world from a radical leftist philosophy that is undermining the foundations of US democracy. Apparently, in order to save the world, Trump repeatedly retweeted the messages of QAnon supporters in his account, which, of course, continued to gain points in the conspiracy camp.

Someone will rightly note that all means are good not only in love, but also in politics, and it is quite logical that Trump could not ignore such a tidbit of a loyal electorate in a situation where every vote counts. In addition, the status of the savior of the nation, which QAnon awards the president, could not but flatter his pride.

Hu from Q?

In short: the QAnon movement has formed around a conspiracy theory that the highest echelons of US government are nothing more than an international child trafficking organization, which includes politicians, businessmen and Hollywood stars. Trump, in their opinion, is fighting the forces of evil, and it seems that the military is also on his side. The day will come when all pedophiles will be defeated, and Trump’s opponents will be cleaned up and sent to Guantamo prison. It is clear that Satanists are ready to do anything to remove Trump from the political arena, even to substitute ballots.

For the first time such information appeared on the 4chan forum, it was posted in 2017 by a user with the nickname Q. Then Q said that Hillary Clinton would be arrested soon – she and other Democrats were allegedly involved in child trafficking in a DC pizzeria. Q claimed to be an insider with a high level of security clearance. Then his messages began to appear on the 8chan platform. Since then, encrypted messages have been wandering around Internet forums and social networks.

QAnon draws on old anti-Semitic scripts about conspirators and apocalyptic battles between good and evil; details change depending on events in world politics and the local context. One of the leitmotifs is the Great Awakenıng, when Trump will openly oppose Satanists and, with the help of the military, win a landslide victory. If all this seemed to you like a religious cult, then it did not seem to you.

Don’t think that QAnon is a purely American movement. Marc-André Argentino, Ph.D., a QAnon researcher at Concordia University in Montreal, has found traces of QAnon in more than seventy countries, from Germany to New Zealand. Experts explain the popularity of groups associated with QAnon, among other things, by the work of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s troll factories. The pandemic has only exacerbated people’s sensitivity to conspiracy theories – an analysis by Facebook showed that in 2020, QAnon’s popularity on the web increased by 581%.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino State University (CSUSB), observed that QAnon’s vague doctrine has the appeal of an anti-elite message, elastic enough to attract the attention of a multitude of people who fear losing their rights. voices in the current political system. Simply put, in our time full of uncertainty, some people make life easier with a crazy theory that explains all problems through a simple concept of good and evil. But the fears of political scientists and sociologists are not even caused by the apocalyptic cult underlying QAnon, but by the possible transformation of the association into a terrorist organization; all the prerequisites for this already exist. In May 2019, the FBI announced that QAnon posed a threat as domestic terrorism.

Prepared by Elena Leo

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‘Simpsons’ Fans Think This 1996 Episode Predicted The Terrifying Riots At U.S. Capitol

It seems once again the writers at ‘The Simpsons’ were able to view the future years in advance. A 1996 episode predicted rioting on Capitol Hill, similar to what actually just happened on Jan. 6, 2021.

Score another totally absurd but shockingly accurate prediction into the future for The Simpsons. The FOX animated show has had a long track record of making fun of things that would likely never occur, but ultimately did. The most famous one featured future president Lisa Simpson complaining in 1999 episode about inheriting “quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” who actually became POTUS in 2016. Now they’ve done it again, by predicting the riots Trump incited on Jan. 6, 2021, where he encouraged followers to head to the U.S. Capitol and “fight” Congress certifying Joe Biden‘s Nov. 3, 2020 presidential win via the Electoral College.

In a 1996 episode “The Day the Violence Died,” The Itchy and Scratchy Show had been replaced by a version of Schoolhouse Rock‘s “I’m Just A Bill” segment, where the white rolled up parchment who talks about how it is now “legal for policemen to beat…those liberal freaks” while atop the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The anthropomorphic amendment tells a group of gun-firing and bomb exploding amendments, “Doors open, boys,” as the amendments howl and run up the steps about to cause violence.

A mob of Trump supporters breach the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, going on to loot, vandalize and attempt an insurgency against Congress. Photo credit: AP Images.

Twitter user Francis Creaven posted the scene and wrote, “Simpsons predicted it many years ago #CapitolHill #WashingtonDC.” After Trump supporters looted, vandalized and terrorized the Capitol building and staff on Jan. 6 while attempting an insurrection, another more recent Simpsons episode was brought up that seemed to predict the violence and mayhem.  

That one aired on Nov. 1, 2020, two days prior to the presidential election. Homer Simpson fell asleep dreaming of voting in the presidential election and missed the actual act of doing so. As a result, he was shown sitting atop a building in downtown Springfield on inauguration day, holding a shotgun while the city was aflame and in ruins as “January 20, 2021” was shown at the bottom of the screen. Several Twitter users found screen-grabs of that moment in the episode during the Capitol rioting and posted them.

On Jan. 8, 2021 when Trump was finally permanently banned from Twitter for violating policy way too many times amid the company’s fears he would continue to use the platform to incite more violence, The Simpsons was back again. A screengrab of Donald Trump in bed furiously trying to tweet was posted by a number of users.

Late in the afternoon of Jan. 8, Twitter Safety’s account posted “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”

The message continued, “Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open. However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”

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Pro-Trump woman shot dead in Capitol riots harassed husband’s ex

The woman shot dead after storming the Capitol on Wednesday also harassed, chased and rammed her husband’s ex with her SUV in 2016, court documents obtained by DailyMail.com claim.

Ashli Babbitt, 35, was accused of lying in wait for her then-boyfriend’s ex, chasing her down a Maryland highway in her SUV and deliberately rear-ending her three times in an apparent fit of jealousy.

The ex, Celeste Norris, wrote an affidavit supporting criminal charges over the alleged attack in 2016 – though Babbitt was later acquitted.

Norris, 39, also filed for a restraining order against Babbitt the day of the car crash in July 2016, and asked the court for a second one seven months later, claiming the late Air Force veteran had been filing false police reports against her, lying under oath in court, and harassing her with midnight phone calls. The restraining orders were upheld.  

Babbitt, described by friends as a ‘boisterous firecracker’, was charged with reckless endangerment, malicious property damage and dangerous driving.

She was acquitted of the first charge and found not guilty of the others.

The 35-year-old, who served in the Air Force for 11 years, was shot by Capitol Police while she tried to climb through a window into the congressional chambers amid a mob that broke into the federal building Wednesday.

Ashli Babbitt, the woman shot dead after storming the Capitol on Wednesday, also harassed, chased and rammed her husband’s ex with her SUV in 2016, court documents obtained by DailyMail.com claim

The ex, Celeste Norris, wrote an affidavit supporting criminal charges over the alleged attack in 2016 – though Babbitt was later acquitted. Norris, 39, also filed for a restraining order against Babbitt the day of the car crash in July 2016, and asked the court for a second one seven months later, claiming the late Air Force veteran had been filing false police reports against her, lying under oath in court, and harassing her with midnight phone calls

The ex, Celeste Norris, wrote an affidavit supporting criminal charges over the alleged attack in 2016 – though Babbitt was later acquitted. Norris, 39, also filed for a restraining order against Babbitt the day of the car crash in July 2016, and asked the court for a second one seven months later, claiming the late Air Force veteran had been filing false police reports against her, lying under oath in court, and harassing her with midnight phone calls

Ashli Babbitt, 35, was accused of lying in wait for her then-boyfriend’s, Aaron Babbit (pictured together) ex, chasing her down a Maryland highway in her SUV and deliberately rear-ending her three times

Ashli Babbitt, 35, was accused of lying in wait for her then-boyfriend’s, Aaron Babbit (pictured together) ex, chasing her down a Maryland highway in her SUV and deliberately rear-ending her three times

Norris’ July 2016 affidavit reveals Babbitt was dating her future husband and former marine Aaron Babbitt for over two years before her then-husband, Air Force Staff Sergeant Tim McEntee, filed for divorce from her

Norris’ July 2016 affidavit reveals Babbitt was dating her future husband and former marine Aaron Babbitt for over two years before her then-husband, Air Force Staff Sergeant Tim McEntee, filed for divorce from her

As well as telling a disturbing story of stalking and violence, Norris’ July 2016 affidavit reveals Babbitt was dating her future husband and former marine Aaron Babbitt for over two years before her then-husband, Air Force Staff Sergeant Tim McEntee, filed for divorce from her.

According to Norris’ affidavit, Babbitt began following her in a white Ford Explorer as she left a shopping center in Prince Frederick, Maryland on July 29, 2016.

‘She was waving erratically, and beeping the horn and appeared to be very angry,’ Norris wrote.

‘I know McEntee to be in a relationship with my former boyfriend. I observed in my driver’s side mirror McEntee make a U-turn, cutting several cars off and driving towards Prince Frederick Blvd in my direction.’

Norris, a construction inspector for Maryland State Highway Administration, claimed Babbitt was ‘swerving from left to right on the roadway’ trying to get around traffic to get closer to her grey Ford Escape by mounting the shoulder.

‘Through my passenger side window I watched McEntee continuing to drive on the shoulder,’ the affidavit said. ‘I observed her continuously waving her arms and yelling in my direction in a threatening manner.

‘I was fearful that she was attempting to hit me with her vehicle. I attempted to speed up to get away from McEntee. She again drove to the shoulder of the roadway and it appeared she was attempting to cut me off.

‘I then slowed down in an attempt to let her around me. As I slowed down she drove back into the roadway and then struck the rear of my vehicle. I felt the impact of her striking my vehicle three times.’

According to Norris’ affidavit, Babbitt began following her in a white Ford Explorer as she left a shopping center in Prince Frederick, Maryland on July 29, 2016. ‘She was waving erratically, and beeping the horn and appeared to be very angry,’ Norris wrote

According to Norris’ affidavit, Babbitt began following her in a white Ford Explorer as she left a shopping center in Prince Frederick, Maryland on July 29, 2016. ‘She was waving erratically, and beeping the horn and appeared to be very angry,’ Norris wrote

Norris, a construction inspector for Maryland State Highway Administration, claimed Babbitt was ‘swerving from left to right on the roadway’ trying to get around traffic to get closer to her grey Ford Escape by mounting the shoulder

Norris, a construction inspector for Maryland State Highway Administration, claimed Babbitt was ‘swerving from left to right on the roadway’ trying to get around traffic to get closer to her grey Ford Escape by mounting the shoulder 

Residency records show she was living with Norris and her future husband, former Marine Sergeant Aaron Babbitt, at the time. Babbitt traveled to Washington DC from her home in California alone, without her husband  (who is pictured above)

In July 2016 Maryland prosecutors charged Babbitt with two criminal misdemeanours of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, and the traffic violation of wilfully tampering with a vehicle without the owner's consent

In July 2016 Maryland prosecutors charged Babbitt with two criminal misdemeanours of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, and the traffic violation of wilfully tampering with a vehicle without the owner’s consent

Maryland court records show the woman had run-ins with law enforcement before – despite being a respected 14-year Air Force veteran, described as a 'boisterous firecracker' by a fellow soldier

Maryland court records show the woman had run-ins with law enforcement before – despite being a respected 14-year Air Force veteran, described as a ‘boisterous firecracker’ by a fellow soldier

Babbitt was also subject to another temporary peace order filed against her in February 2017

Babbitt was also subject to another temporary peace order filed against her in February 2017

While Norris called 911, Babbitt got out of her car and started ‘screaming’ and ‘verbally threatening’ her, the affidavit said.

‘She was screaming at me to get out of my vehicle. I advised the 911 operator I was fearful of McEntee, she was acting very erratic. I remained inside of my vehicle. I was fearful she would attempt to physically harm me.’

A St Mary’s County Commissioner wrote down the statement for Norris who ‘was shaking and unable to print legibly’ in the hours after the alleged attack.

In February 2017 Norris filed a second petition for a peace order against Babbitt, claiming the veteran 113th Security Forces Squadron officer had been making false police reports and even lied in her trial over the alleged road rage crash the year before.

‘She followed me on my way home from work,’ Norris wrote. ‘I received multiple blocked calls all hours of day and night,’ Norris wrote. ‘I am still getting medical treatment from the accident.

‘She has filed malicious and false reports as well as continued false accusations against me of which their lack of authenticity has been verified, proven to have no merit, and her testimony in court has proven to be malicious, contradicting, and harassing.’

Norris wrote in the filing that Babbitt lied on the stand, claiming Norris backed into her on the highway in 2016 rather than the veteran deliberately rear-ending her.

‘She has lied in court in August 2016, stating I hit backed into her car causing the accident, however in December 2016 when she was in court for criminal charges she stated in sworn testimony that she hit me,’ the court document said. ‘My testimony has never changed.

‘Her continued efforts to disrupt my life, all I want is my life back and to move forward without having to worry about these attacks.

‘Without a peace order I am fearful that she will cause other car accidents, intentional bodily harm.’

An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt a portentous text message as she flew to DC for the protest, according to an apparent screenshot from her phone shared on social media. 'Be safe. I cannot lose you,' the sender wrote

An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt a portentous text message as she flew to DC for the protest, according to an apparent screenshot from her phone shared on social media. ‘Be safe. I cannot lose you,’ the sender wrote

Video showed Babbitt climbing through a broken window seconds before she was shot

Video showed Babbitt climbing through a broken window seconds before she was shot

A 2014 journal for Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, east of Washington DC, said Babbitt joined the Air Force in 2006 and had been deployed eight times.

Her uncle in her hometown of San Diego told DailyMail.com on Thursday that Babbitt signed up straight after high school and served 11 years, meaning she left her military job in 2017, around the time of the criminal court case against her.

Babbitt then moved from Maryland to San Diego that year and set up her pool cleaning company, Fowlers Pool Service and Supply.

Maryland court records show Babbitt’s first husband Timothy McEntee, who she met while stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, filed for divorce in August 2018.

However, Norris’ affidavit claims that Babbitt was already dating her ex Aaron Babbitt by July 2016.

Residency records show Babbitt lived with Aaron in Huntingtown, Maryland at the time of the alleged car attack.

Norris is also on residency records at Aaron’s Huntingtown home from 2010, and a post from a friend on his Facebook page in 2011 says ‘hope Celeste is good to you!’

Court documents show that by July 2016 Norris had split with Aaron and moved to Hollywood, Maryland.

A veteran who served with Babbitt described her as a ‘boisterous firecracker’.

‘I deployed with Ashli McEntee in 2014,’ the former Airman wrote on twitter, posting a picture of herself with the killed pro-Trump protester. 

‘She was a boisterous firecracker, who was always trying to be in the thick of things. Loud, cocky, braggadocious, but likeable. She deployed 9 times, today she was shot in the throat by Capitol Police while unarmed.’

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AOC says she feared for her life as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol during MAGA riots

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she feared for her life during the riots on the Capitol building on Wednesday which saw Trump supporters storm the building and five people lose their lives. 

The New York representative revealed to ABC 7 how she was not alone in fearing she might die as protesters managed to enter the congressional building, stating many of those inside were ‘prepared for the possibility of losing our lives’.  

Trump urged his fans to descend on Washington DC on Wednesday as Congress formally approved President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. 

The Congresswoman is one of many calling for the President to be impeached as she warned Trump’s ‘mental status and his actions are wildly eroding at a rapid pace’. 

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she feared for her life during the riots on the Capitol building on Wednesday. Pictured: AOC bows her head during a closing prayer of a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm Electoral College votes at the Capitol, early Thursday

AOC said representatives had been assured security was in place to protect politicians as intelligence revealed protesters planned to march close to the government building.  

Speaking on Thursday, she explained how she and those around her felt as they cowered out of sight or fled when rioters made it inside. 

‘It was extremely worrying. I don’t think it is an exaggeration by any means to say that many of us thought and were prepared for the possibility of us losing our lives yesterday,’ she said.

‘I certainly was thinking that was a possibility and I know many members thought that was a possibility as well.’ 

Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber

Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber

Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress

Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud

She also revealed that many political figures had made inquiries into planned security measures for Wednesday.

‘We were told that rioters would not find their way even onto the Capitol Plaza, let alone anywhere near the building,’ she said.

The Congresswoman said the security breaches were ‘extremely serious’ and should be individually investigated.  

AOC’s words came after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany delivered a statement the day after the riots, which the Congresswoman said did not accept Trump was responsible for ‘incitement of that crowd’. 

She is now part of a large group of Congressional representatives who are calling for Trump to be impeached, claiming every day Trump is in office is ‘clear and present danger’ to US democracy.

The two top Democrats in Congress, Sen. Charles Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reached out directly to Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday to try to push him to act immediately to remove President Trump from office, only to be rebuffed.

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021

The two leaders called Pence hours after he had overseen a Joint Session of Congress to count the electoral votes to make Joe Biden the next president, despite intense pressure by President Trump that Pence move against it.

Late Thursday sources told CNN that Trump’s mental state was deteriorating and he was ‘ranting’ and ‘raving’ as he watched the 25th Amendment being discussed on television – with Pelosi and Schumer’s demand being played repeatedly.

But if they had hopes that Pence might join in a speedy potential effort to seize the reins of power from a volatile Trump in his final days in office, the reception they got may provide an answer.

‘Speaker Pelosi and I tried to call the vice president this morning to tell him to do this,’ Schumer told reporters in New York Thursday. ‘They kept us on hold for 25 minutes and then said the Vice President wouldn’t come on the phone.’

‘So we are making this call public because he should do it and do it right away,’ Schumer said, explaining why both he and Pelosi are calling on Pence and the Trump cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare Trump unfit and install Pence as president in an acting capacity. 

Protesters made it into US Senate Chamber as Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump

Protesters made it into US Senate Chamber as Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police during the rally in Washington DC

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police during the rally in Washington DC

Wednesday’s ordinarily mundane procedure of Congress certifying a new president was always going to be extraordinary, with Trump supporters vowing to protest over the results of an election that they have baselessly insisted was reversed by fraud. 

In a raucous, out-of-control scene, protesters fought past police and breached the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags as they marched through the halls.

The attack forced politicians to rush from the building and interrupted challenges to Biden’s Electoral College victory.

Senators were evacuated. Some House politicians tweeted they were sheltering in place in their offices. 

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Twitter shares fall after it suspended Trump’s account over MAGA riots

Twitter shares fell after the site temporarily banned President Donald Trump for his dangerous rhetoric when a mob of MAGA fans stormed the US Capitol at his behest. 

The social media giant suspended Trump’s account for 12 hours on Wednesday evening after Washington, DC, was plunged into chaos as hundreds of the president’s followers staged riots both outside and within the halls of Congress.  

Twitter’s share price slipped 1.8 percent by closing bell on Thursday – a drop perceived to be related to its actions against Trump. 

Meanwhile Facebook – which went far further than Twitter with an ‘indefinite’ suspension on Trump’s account – saw its shares rise by two percent on Thursday, mirroring a broader surge among top tech stocks. 

The difference between the companies’ showings likely stemmed from the fact that Trump’s presence on Twitter has a much bigger impact on its bottom line, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

The 89 million followers on Trump’s main Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, represented nearly 48 percent of the company’s total base of monetizable daily active users at the end of the third quarter. 

Facebook has a much larger base of 1.8 billion daily active users, and less than two percent of them – 35 million – are followers of Trump. 

Twitter shares fell after the site temporarily banned President Donald Trump for his dangerous rhetoric when a mob of MAGA fans stormed the US Capitol at his behest. The 89 million followers on Trump’s main Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, represent nearly 48 percent of the company’s total base of monetizable daily active users

Twitter's share price slipped 1.8 percent by closing bell on Thursday

Twitter’s share price slipped 1.8 percent by closing bell on Thursday

Facebook - which went far further than Twitter with an 'indefinite' suspension on Trump's account - saw its shares rise by two percent on Thursday, mirroring a broader surge among top tech stocks

Facebook – which went far further than Twitter with an ‘indefinite’ suspension on Trump’s account – saw its shares rise by two percent on Thursday, mirroring a broader surge among top tech stocks

Washington was plunged into chaos as hundreds of the president's followers staged riots both outside and within the halls of Congress

Washington was plunged into chaos as hundreds of the president’s followers staged riots both outside and within the halls of Congress 

Twitter’s stock losses on Thursday reflect investors broader concerns about what the platform will be in a post-President Trump world, WSJ reported. 

It comes as the site faces other uncertainties with engagement, which skyrocketed in 2020 amid a volatile political climate and the coronavirus pandemic.  

Now that COVID-19 vaccines have arrived and a more moderate president is taking office, Twitter is expected to see engagement drop precipitously, closer to where it was early last year.  

Twitter has long had a tumultuous relationship with Trump, who has repeatedly skirted its rules regarding misinformation and harmful content (file photo)

Twitter has long had a tumultuous relationship with Trump, who has repeatedly skirted its rules regarding misinformation and harmful content (file photo)

Twitter has long had a tumultuous relationship with Trump, who has repeatedly skirted its rules regarding misinformation and harmful content. 

The company avoided suspending Trump entirely until Wednesday’s violence, fearing the backlash that would inevitably follow silencing one of the world’s most influential figures. 

The straw that broke the camel’s back was a video the president posted telling his supporters inside the Capitol that he loves them and understands their frustrations – with a plea to ‘go home’ thrown in.  

In the video Trump also reiterated his baseless allegations that the presidential election was stolen from him. Over the past few months Twitter has on multiple occasions flagged Trump’s tweets with those claims.  

Trump was reportedly livid at being blocked from Twitter, and complained to aides that he could not send messages to his followers, sources told the Daily Beast. 

He allegedly claimed his ban was an example of Big Tech firms trying to silence him. 

His account remained suspended for about 12 hours before being reinstated on Thursday. 

Trump posted a video (above) on Twitter on Thursday night after his account was reinstated

 Trump posted a video (above) on Twitter on Thursday night after his account was reinstated

Facebook, however, stood firm on its suspension of the president’s Facebook and Instagram account, which will remain in place at least until the end of his term on January 20. 

In an extraordinary blog post, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accused Trump of using the platform ‘to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government’. 

Zuckerberg said the president used his Facebook page ‘to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building’ and that allowing him to freely post in the final 13 days of his term would pose too great a risk.  

‘The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,’ he wrote.   

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accused Trump of using the platform 'to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government' on Thursday

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accused Trump of using the platform ‘to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government’ on Thursday 

In the 13 days left in his presidency, Trump will not be able to communicate to his more than 35.2 million followers on Facebook

In the 13 days left in his presidency, Trump will not be able to communicate to his more than 35.2 million followers on Facebook

‘His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. 

‘We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect – and likely their intent – would be to provoke further violence.

Less than two percent of Facebook's daily active users - 35 million - follow Trump (file photo)

Less than two percent of Facebook’s daily active users – 35 million – follow Trump (file photo)

‘Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.

‘Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies.

‘We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech.

‘But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.’

Zuckerberg concluded: ‘We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.

‘Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.’

 

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US Capitol Police officer DIES following MAGA mob riots at Congress marking the FIFTH death

A U.S. Capitol police officer has died Thursday after yesterday’s violent confrontations between cops and supporters of President Donald Trump, according to reports. 

It is the fifth fatality reported after hundreds of Trump loyalists violently broke their way into the U.S. Capitol seeking to stop the certification of the election of Joe Biden. 

The death of the officer was first reported by CNN who said it was confirmed by two Capitol Police sources. The name of the officer and cause of death is not known. 

It came as the chief of the Capitol Police submitted his resignation on Thursday night after Nancy Pelosi and the union representing his officers called for him to step aside, following the total failure to protect Congress on Wednesday. 

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrierWednesday at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of fraud

Steve Sund, appointed to the role in June 2019, will step down on January 16 – four days before Joe Biden’s inauguration. 

His resignation came after that of the Sergeant at Arms, Paul Irving – whose job it is to protect the House.

Four other deaths have stemmed from Wednesday’s unrest.   

Ashli Babbitt, 35, was a 14-year air force veteran who was fatally shot in the chest by Capitol Police as she breached the the building. 

A witness to the shooting suggested the San Diego local was shot by police when she tried to climb through a broken window to get into congressional chambers, and another said they saw other protesters trampled by the mob.

The protester shot dead by police in Washington D.C. yesterday was previously prosecuted for reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property and tampering with a car, and was the subject of two restraining orders, court records obtained by DailyMail.com reveal

The protester shot dead by police in Washington D.C. yesterday was previously prosecuted for reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property and tampering with a car, and was the subject of two restraining orders, court records obtained by DailyMail.com reveal

Maryland court records show Babbitt had run-ins with law enforcement before – despite being a respected 14-year Air Force veteran, described as a ‘boisterous firecracker’ by a fellow soldier. 

She was previously prosecuted for reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property and tampering with a car, and was the subject of two restraining orders, court records obtained by DailyMail.com reveal. 

Babbitt was born Ashli Pamatian, and was recorded as living under that name in North Pole, Alaska in her early adulthood.

She joined the Air Force in 2006, first serving at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, where she met her first husband, Staff Sergeant Tim McEntee. 

A January 2008 photo on the base’s website shows the couple with their adopted former military working dog, Sorbon.

Babbitt was later stationed with the DC Air National Guard from at least 2014, where she moved in with her future second husband Aaron in Huntingtown, Maryland.

But Maryland court records show the McEntees’ marriage didn’t end until August 2018 when they filed for divorce.

In June 2019, Babbitt married former Marine Sergeant Aaron Babbitt, who served from 2000 to 2005 according to his Facebook page.

The bereaved former soldier told KUSI News on Wednesday his wife was a strong supporter of President Trump and a great patriot to all who knew her. He did not respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.

An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt a portentous text message as she flew to DC for the protest, according to an apparent screenshot from her phone shared on social media.

‘Be safe. I cannot lose you,’ the sender wrote.

Babbitt texted back a selfie from her airplane seat wearing a ‘Trump 2020’ mask and wrote ‘Tons of trump supporters on my plane!!!! I’ll watch my 6’ – using the military term for looking out behind you.

An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt a portentous text message as she flew to DC for the protest, according to an apparent screenshot from her phone shared on social media. 'Be safe. I cannot lose you,' the sender wrote

An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt a portentous text message as she flew to DC for the protest, according to an apparent screenshot from her phone shared on social media. ‘Be safe. I cannot lose you,’ the sender wrote

Residency records show she was living with Norris and her future husband, former Marine Sergeant Aaron Babbitt, at the time. Babbitt traveled to Washington DC from her home in California alone, without her husband  (who is pictured above)

Residency records show she was living with Norris and her future husband, former Marine Sergeant Aaron Babbitt, at the time. Babbitt traveled to Washington DC from her home in California alone, without her husband  (who is pictured above)

Ashli Babbitt, 35, died from a gunshot wound to the chest after she joined dozens of protesters who stormed the Capitol to protest Joe Biden's election victory

Ashli Babbitt, 35, died from a gunshot wound to the chest after she joined dozens of protesters who stormed the Capitol to protest Joe Biden’s election victory  

Paramedics tend to Babbitt moments after she was shot inside the Capitol on Wednesday

Paramedics tend to Babbitt moments after she was shot inside the Capitol on Wednesday

Three others died after suffering medical emergencies. 

Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Pennsylvania died after suffering a stroke; Kevin Greeson, 55, from Alabama suffered a heart attack ‘in the midst of the excitement’. 

According to The Inquirer, he described the day as ‘the first day of the rest of our lives’. 

‘They should name this year Zero because something will happen,’ his friends claim he said before the riot got underway. 

Phillips founded the website Trumparoo, where Trump supporters can speak to each other, and organized transport for dozens of people to get to DC from Pennsylvania on Wednesday. 

It’s unclear at what point in the day he suffered his heart attack, or if he was married or had children.

Kevin Greeson, 55, from Alabama

Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Pennsylvania

Kevin Greeson, 55, from Alabama (left). His family say he is prone to high blood pressure and suffered a heart attack ‘in the midst of excitement’ on Wednesday. Phillips had organized for dozens of people to drive from PA to DC. He had a stroke then died at the scene

Greeson’s son announced his death on Facebook. 

‘My dad had a heart attack yesterday and sadly passed away. We all loved him so much. 

‘He was such a great man we all miss you so much. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers,’ he said. 

Social media photographs show Greeson posing proudly with two AR-15 rifles. He regularly posted on the website Parler where he encouraged violence against Democrats.  

Roseanne Boyland, 34, died. Her family told DailyMail.com she was 'trampled in the Rotunda'

Roseanne Boyland, 34, died. Her family told DailyMail.com she was ‘trampled in the Rotunda’

Among recent comments was: ‘Let’s take this f*****g country BACK! Load your guns and take to the s streets. 

‘Let’s give them a war… Democrats don’t have guns… we do.. bring your stick, I’m bringing my guns.’ 

He also tweeted that hydroxychloroquine was a known cure for COVID – which has not been proven.  

His family however say he was not violent and was only there to show his support for Trump.  

‘Kevin had a history of high blood pressure, and in the midst of the excitement, suffered a heart attack. 

‘Our family is devastated. 

‘We are thankful for all of the thoughts and prayers and appreciate privacy at this time as we grieve,’ they said.

It’s unclear if the two men were among the violent mob who stormed the building. 

Roseanne Boyland, 34, from Georgia was ‘trampled in the Rotunda’, her family told DailyMail.com on Thursday after police she had been potentially ‘crushed’ in the mob. 

Her family said she had planned to ‘hang back’ but was emboldened by Trump’s speech earlier on Wednesday. 

‘This was her first one. She wasn’t even supposed to go… we all didn’t want her to go. She was hanging back and then after the speech yesterday,’ the relative said.

‘They’re still working on [the details]. Someone said she was trampled, others said she collapsed…. we’re still trying to figure it out.’

Her brother-in-law, Justin Cave, said the rally cost her her life. 

He blames Trump for her death. 

‘Roseanne, like a lot of people there, was really passionate about her beliefs as was her right. 

‘I personally believe that the President incited a riot that cost four of his biggest fans their lives. One of them happened to be my sister. 

‘I personally believe we should invoke the 25th amendment.’ 

In a statement that he read aloud, he said: ‘Our family is devastated by the loss of Roseanne. She was a wonderful sister, daughter and aunt. Anyone who knew her knows how compassionate she was.

‘She would always put others before herself. As we watched these awful events unfold, we hoped that Roseanne was not among the crowd.

‘Tragically, she was and it cost her her life,’ he said. 

A witness who was inside the Capitol with protesters on Wednesday said they saw Babbit get shot, other people get ‘trampled’ in a mob stampede, and believed they saw a second woman severely injured.

‘A second woman died (or came close),’ the witness wrote on Twitter. ‘It was a very intense situation that occurred after I saw several people get trampled, nearly avoiding that myself.

‘She collapsed in the entryway to the capital building and was trampled. Compressions were performed on her but I was unable to feel a carotid or femoral pulse. Several men carried her back to the police line. She was very cyanotic [discolored skin due to lack of oxygen] & bleeding from the face.’

The witness described a terrifying and deadly crush of people in the building, panicking as they fled police.

‘I was filming at the edge of the entrance just outside the flow a large group of people pressing into & being pressed from behind into the hallway,’ they wrote. ‘A large man grabbed from behind, pushed me into the Frey and said, ‘you’re going in, get in there,’ (I think). And I was fought in the mob and pressed into the entry hallway.

‘I managed to pull myself into a corner nook against the wall. Moments after, the police inside made a great push outward against the dozens of people pushing inward. Everyone became packed like sardines unable to move against the flow of bodies.’

They added: ‘At this point, the police and citizens began unleashing a sea of spray mace from both sides. It was nearly impossible to breathe or keep from panicking.

‘The man next to me passed out but remained standing due to how tightly we were packed. I slapped his face and he revived. About this time, the woman collapsed, the police overcame the crowd, and I began to see people being seriously trampled as people were fleeing.’

President Trump has said nothing of their deaths himself. 

In a brief statement in the White House briefing room, his press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany said: ‘Those who violently besieged our capitol are the opposite of everything this administration stands for.’ 

She walked away without taking any questions from the press. Trump’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have been locked.  

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US riots: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough rages at Capitol Hill police

‘You let them through the f*****g door!’ MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough rages at Capitol Police for letting Trump rioters run rampant when they aggressively cracked down on BLM protesters

  • Scarborough raged and cursed on Morning Joe on MSNBC on Thursday morning
  • He demanded to know how many of the Capitol Police officers are in ‘Trump’s cult’ 
  • The Capitol Police officers were gravely outnumbered; in total, there are only 2,300 of them in the force 
  • They didn’t call in the National Guard until nearly 4pm – two hours after the Capitol was breached 
  • Four people died including a woman who was shot dead by cops – it’s unclear how the others died 
  • The Capitol Police chief on Thursday vowed to carry out a ‘full review’  

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough raged on Thursday morning against Capitol Police in DC for allowing thousands of Trump supporters to run riot with weapons in what has been described as one of the darkest days in American politics and history.

Appearing on Morning Joe, the show he hosts with his wife Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough went on a long and angry rant about what transpired on Wednesday. 

‘I’ve got no questions for Donald Trump, he’s an insurrectionist, there are no questions, he should be arrested today, he should be sent to jail today for insurrection against the United States of America.

‘But I do wonder this morning why they weren’t better prepared for this? Why weren’t the Capitol Hill police better prepared for this?’ he asked. 

Becoming angrier and angrier, he compared the gentle police response on Wednesday to the much tougher line that was taken in the summer during BLM protests. 

Furious: Scarboroguh demanded that Trump be arrested and that the Capitol Police face questions 

‘If these insurrectionists were black, they would have been shot in the face. 

‘And my God, if these insurrections had been were Muslim, they would have been sniped from the tops of buildings. 

‘So I want to know from the Capitol Hill police, what is it, just white people? Or is it Donald Trump supporters? 

‘Why do you scream at people for walking across the street three blocks away from the capitol? 

‘Why are you known as bada**es around the capitol, but then Trump supporters come in and you hold open the f*****g doors for them?’ he fumed. 

Scarborough added that cops were seen ‘patting terrorists on the back’ and ‘taking selfies with people who are committing and insurrection against the United States of America’.  

‘There has to be an investigation. How many of these Capitol Hill cops are members of Donald Trump’s cult? How many? 

‘How many allowed this to happen? And I do want to know, where the hell were the D.C. police?’ he asked. 

Rioters breeze past police at the Capitol Building on Wednesday afternoon after overpowering them in a matter of seconds

Rioters breeze past police at the Capitol Building on Wednesday afternoon after overpowering them in a matter of seconds

Rioters breeze past police at the Capitol Building on Wednesday afternoon after overpowering them in a matter of seconds 

The Capitol Police Chief said on Thursday that a full review of the officers’ conduct would be carried out. 

Videos show the cops being gravely outnumbered by the protesters. 

Inside, some ran away from them, up flights of stairs, and others cowered in their faces. 

The National Guard was not mobilized until 3.51pm, two hours after they stormed the Capitol building. 

Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving – whose job it is to protect the Senate – resigned on Thursday after being told he would be fired for failing to protect the Capitol, as heads began to roll over the horrifying day of violence in America’s capital. 

Irving had been warned by Chuck Schumer that he would be fired over his office’s total failure to stop armed insurgents from breaking onto the Senate floor.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is calling for the resignation of Chief of Capitol Police Steven Sund. 

He failed to call in the National Guard to help on Wednesday, instead leaving his 2,000 cops on the hill to deal with the mob of nearly 10,000.  

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US Capitol riots: Josh Hawley says he’s NOT responsible for violence

Sen. Josh Hawley assigned no blame to himself for Wednesday’s MAGA mob that trashed the Capitol Building, despite giving a clinched-fist salute to the crowd before the siege. 

‘The responsibility of violent criminal acts is with violent criminals,’ he told CNN Thursday. 

Hawley was first asked whether President Donald Trump should be blamed for the riot, which left four dead. 

‘I don’t think urging people to come to the Capitol was a good idea,’ he told CNN’s Manu Raju.  

Hawley was branded a traitor after he gave a clinched-first salute to the mob of waiting Trump supporters as he arrived on Capitol Hill for Wednesday’s joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College count in favor of President-elect Joe Biden. 

Hawley was the first senator who said he’d support a House GOP plan to challenge some of the Electoral College votes from swing states – an effort Trump supported, as it extended the farce he was feeding to his supporters that the election result could be overturned. 

Sen. Josh Hawley told CNN Thursday, ‘The responsibility of violent criminal acts is with violent criminals,’ though he added that he didn’t President Donald Trump’s urging of people to come to Capitol Hill Wednesday was a good idea 

Hawley was branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump's supporters before they clashed with police and stormed the U.S. Capitol

Hawley was branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump’s supporters before they clashed with police and stormed the U.S. Capitol 

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said that the image of Sen. Josh Hawley raising his fist in support would become a 'symbol of sedition'

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said that the image of Sen. Josh Hawley raising his fist in support would become a ‘symbol of sedition’ 

Hawley was also photographed giving Trump supporters a thumbs up. That crowd would later break inside the Capitol Building in a violent siege that lasted hours

Hawley was also photographed giving Trump supporters a thumbs up. That crowd would later break inside the Capitol Building in a violent siege that lasted hours 

Hawley was the first senator to announce he would sign on to a House GOP challenge of certain states' Electoral College vote counts

Hawley was the first senator to announce he would sign on to a House GOP challenge of certain states’ Electoral College vote counts 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted the image of Hawley and called on the Missouri Republican to 'resign immediately'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted the image of Hawley and called on the Missouri Republican to ‘resign immediately’ 

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier set up around the U.S. Capitol Building to protect lawmakers as they certify the Electoral College results

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier set up around the U.S. Capitol Building to protect lawmakers as they certify the Electoral College results 

Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin said Hawley 'needs to be arrested for his treason'

Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin said Hawley ‘needs to be arrested for his treason’ 

Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol and were given a show of support from Hawley before breaking into the building in a chaotic display for several hours Wednesday

Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol and were given a show of support from Hawley before breaking into the building in a chaotic display for several hours Wednesday 

An objection to Arizona was being debated when MAGA-backing rioters mobbed Capitol Hill. 

Hawley put out a statement commending law enforcement for keeping senator safe. 

‘Thank you to the brave law enforcement officials who have put their lives on the line,’ his office tweeted around 4:30 p.m. ‘The violence must end, those who attacked police and broke the law must be prosecuted, and Congress must get back to work and finish its job.’ 

Hawley also sent out a fundraising plea as the chaos kicked off, according to the Kansas City Star.  

That paper’s editorial board lashed out at Hawley, headlining the piece, ‘Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt.’   

‘Hawley’s actions in the last week had such impact that he deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that’s been shed,’ the op-ed argued.  

On Twitter, the picture of Hawley, outside the Capitol Building, with a raised left fist quickly circulated. 

‘The picture (among many) we will all remember from what we’ve witnessed today @HawleyMO – you are @realDonaldTrump’s symbol of this sedition,’ tweeted former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who’s a Trump critic. 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shared the image too. 

‘None of today’s violence happens without the seditious actions of @HawleyMo,’ de Blasio wrote. ‘He sparked a violent incident that endangered lives and threatened the sanctity of our democracy just to further his own political ambitions.’ 

‘He doesn’t deserve his seat. He should resign immediately,’ de Blasio said.  

Walter Shaub, the former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, called Hawley the ‘leader of the insurrection.’ 

Shaub added that the Missouri Republican inspired ‘traitors, vandals thugs, and rioters everywhere.’   

‘Senator Josh Hawley is the epitome of a privileged American upbringing and education, and look how he has paid it back to our society,’ historian Michael Beschloss tweeted.  

Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin said Hawley ‘needs to be arrested for his treason.’  

For weeks, Trump has misled his supporters into believing that his election loss could be overturned by Congress.

Lawmakers are able to object, debate and then vote on states’ tallies – but the votes for that effort to be successful simply weren’t there, nor does Congress truly have the power to overrule the Electoral College count, most scholars believe. 

For this reason, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell begged members of his caucus not to join House GOP efforts to object to the results – as a House member and a senator are both needed to move the process forward. 

Before rioters broke into the Capitol Wednesday, McConnell made a floor speech saying just as much.   

‘We’re debating a step that has neve been taken in American history, whether Congress should overrule the voters and overtrun a presidential election,’ McConnell said. 

The Kentucky Republican discouraged the objections because there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud, as Trump has falsely claimed.   

‘But my colleagues nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale, the massive scale that would have tipped the entire election,’ McConnell argued. ‘Nor can public doubt alone justify a radical break, when the doubt itself was incited without any evidence.’   

Still, Hawley kept Congress in session until the early hours of Thursday when he single-handedly signed onto an objection to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College vote count. 

That prompted two more hours of debate in the House. 

McConnell swiftly brought the objection to a vote and it was overruled 92-7.  

Earlier, when the Senate came back into session to debate the Arizona challenge, Hawley had argued, ‘Violence is not how you achieve change.’ 

‘And that’s why I submit to my colleagues that what we’re doing here tonight is actually very important. Because fo those who have concerns about the integrity of our elections … this is the appropriate means, this is the lawful place, where those objections and concerns should be heard.’  

He said he hoped the Senate could address concerns ‘peacefully, without violence, without attacks, without bullets.’

He used his time, then, to knock the way Pennsylvania carried out its election. 

‘And so Mr President let me just say now, that briefly, in lieu of speaking about it later,  a word about Pennsylvania – this is a state that I have been focused on, objected to,’ Hawley said. 

He then went on to complain that the state set-up ‘universal mail-in balloting.’ 

‘And did it irregardless of what the Pennsylvania Constitution says,’ Hawley said, using the improper word for regardless.    

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb pointed out that Pennsylvania’s system had been set up by Republicans in his state. 

‘I wanted to point out to all these lovers and supporters of the Pennsylvania legislature that it was the Republican Pennsylvania legislature that passed a Republican bill that they all voted for and supported that set up the system under which we just ran the election,’ Lamb said during the House’s floor debate of the Pennsylvania objection.