U.S. says more than 300 people charged to date over Capitol riots
The U.S. Justice Department has charged more than 300 people with taking part in the deadly storming of the Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, and at least 280 have been arrested, Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin told reporters on Friday.
“The investigation into those responsible is moving at a speed and scale that’s unprecedented, and rightly so,” he said. “Those responsible must be held to account, and they will be.”
His comments came just one day after Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told lawmakers that Trump supporters had indicated they may wish to blow up the building. Pittman expressed concern extremists could target Congress during an address by President Joe Biden.
A senior FBI official, responding to questions about that threat on Friday, said the bureau is “watching very closely for any reaction from individuals that would show either an intent to commit an attack or somebody that has already committed one.”
DAWG SAYS: THOSE PEOPLE I WASHINGTON DESERVED TO BE CHARGED. BUT SO DO THE PEOPLE IN PORTLAND WHO CONTINUALLY AND ROUTINLEY HAD THE CHARGES DISMISSED AFTER ENDORSEMENT AND BAIL RAISING BY PEOPLE LIKE KAMALA HARRIS.
U.S. District Judge John Barker, a Trump appointee, ruled in favor of a group of property managers and landlords who challenged a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order that prevented them from temporarily evicting tenants for non-payment of rent during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.
The CDC order in question was initially issued in September 2020 and was originally set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. It was extended to Jan. 31 and then again until the end of March. The order aimed to mitigate the spread of the pandemic by reducing congregation in shared living settings or in unsheltered homeless areas, and support state and local responses to the disease.
Ex-girlfriend leads FBI to Capitol riot suspect who called her a ‘moron’ in a text, feds say
A woman turned in her ex-boyfriend to the FBI after he took a break during last month’s Capitol riot to berate her in a text message, authorities said.
Richard Michetti’s one-time girlfriend gave authorities a series of texts that led to his arrest, including a 4:26 p.m. missive that read, “If you can’t see the election was stolen, you’re a moron,” according to an affidavit by FBI Special Agent Christopher Dillon.
The Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, man appeared in federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday and was placed under home detention until trial.
In one of the texts outlined in the documents, Michetti wrote: “This is our country do you think we live like kings because no one sacrificed anything. he vote was fraud and trump won but they won’t audit the votes.”
DIPSHIDIOT SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARGED IN DEATH
Victim’s glasses found in car of South Dakota Attorney General who claimed he hit a deerJason Ravnsborg charged with three misdemeanour counts after accident leading to death of 55-year-old pedestrian
Calls for the resignation of South Dakota’s Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg are mounting after investigators found the glasses of a crash victim in Mr Ravnsborg’s vehicle. He claims he thought he drove into a deer and didn’t know it was a pedestrian until the next morning.
Mr Ravnsborg was charged with three misdemeanour counts last week after the accident leading to the death of 55-year-old Joseph Boever, CNN reported.
New evidence was released on Tuesday night, with investigators now saying that Mr Boever was hit with such force that his face came through the windshield of Mr Ravnsborg’s vehicle. He hit and killed Mr Boever on 12 September of last year.
“They’re Joe’s glasses, so that means his face came through your windshield,” one investigator tells Mr Ravnsborg during a filmed interview. The footage was released on Tuesday.
“I did not see those glasses until you showed them to me,” Mr Ravnsborg responded.
“The only way for them to get there is through the windshield,” the law enforcement official says. “His face was in your windshield, Jason. Think about that.”
“I did not see him. I did not see anything,” Mr Ravnsborg said. “I did not know it was a human until the next day.”