“Suspicious access” granted to group touring U.S. Capitol one day before the insurrection

Thirty Democratic members of Congress came forth in an effort organized by Representative Mikie Sherrill on Wednesday requesting the United States Capitol Police open an investigation into why a suspicious group that toured the capitol just one day before the violent insurrection was allowed access.

“Many of the Members who signed this letter, including those of us who have served in the military and are trained to recognize suspicious activity, as well as various members of our staff, witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups in the complex on Tuesday, January 5,” the letter addressed to U.S. Capitol Police

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NASA catalogs 13 near-Earth object close approaches on runup to presidential inauguration

The National Aeronautics Space Administration Center for Near-Earth Object Studies close approach data lists a total of 13 known objects set to make a close pass with Earth between now and the runup to the 20 January presidential inauguration ceremony which is set to take place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in the District of Columbia.

But don’t fear — all of the objects are set to pass by at a safe distance from the planet.

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Known objects making a close approach between 14 Jan and 20 Jan are:

  • 2021 AV5
  • 2021 AZ5
  • 2017 QW1
  • 2021
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Airbnb blocks and cancels D.C. inauguration week reservations in name of “safety”

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Airbnb has blocked reservations for those attempting to stay within the D.C. metro area inauguration week.

The company confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that a number of its applicants have been linked to a hate group or previous riot activity.

The bold move comes only days after the company vowed to increase its safety operations.

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FEMA Admin Pete Gaynor takes over DHS as acting head, in-charge of D.C. security

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Pete Gaynor is now at the wheel of the Department of Homeland Security until the end of the Donald Trump presidency following the resignation of former Secretary Chad Wolf.

Gaynor and his staff are tasked with taking over Homeland Security operations thru the 20 Jan inauguration ceremony. The District of Columbia Capital Region is currently under a state of emergency. FEMA and DHS have been placed in control of operations in the sector under orders from the president.

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Over 15,000 National Guard troops have been deployed into

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Pelosi absent from post for the second day in a row

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was absent from her post on Tuesday marking the second day in a row that a fill-in speaker was needed.

It’s unknown at this time why the Madam Speaker has not attended the last two sessions.

Video from Tuesday’s session reveals her absence.

However, we have to ask: why does the media remain silent on this issue?

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Dems warned by Trump: ‘Impeachment witchhunt is causing extreme anger’

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Update (1015ET): For the first time since the Capitol riots, President Trump spoke briefly to a small pool of reporters at The White House as he left for Texas today slamming the Democrats ongoing impeachment efforts, calling the resolution “a terrible thing that they’re doing.”

“We want no violence.”

Impeachment is a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics”. 

“I think it’s causing tremendous anger.”

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How long before those words are construed as ‘inciting’ more violence?

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In seeking his removal for “incitement,” legal scholar and Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley warned

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi absent from Monday’s session, had a substitute

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was nowhere to be found during Monday’s session on Capitol Hill which sparked a string of comments online questioning her whereabouts.

The Madam Speaker’s disappearance from the house went virtually unnoticed and was unreported by media outlets.

“She’s too drunk and appointed a substitute,” James Kowalski commented on Facebook.

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Kate Soda posted a meme showing a party with full-on confetti in celebration of Pelosi’s truancy.

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Pam Perkins wrote:

“Well, I’m disappointed! She just had someone take her place today! I was ready for her to be gone for good!”

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Trump declares State of Emergency in D.C., empowers DHS, FEMA to avert ‘threat of catastrophe’

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President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in the District of Columbia on Monday granting the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency the power and resources needed to carry out disaster relief efforts.

A statement released on WhiteHouse.gov reveals: “The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act,

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says U.S. Capitol raid was an effort to “kill” V.P. Pence and Speaker Pelosi

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The host of the MSNBC show Morning Joe claims the “goal” of protesters that attended the raid on the U.S. Capitol during the Stop the Steal rally last week was to “kill Nacy Pelosi” and “Mike Pence.”

Scarborough told viewers Monday morning that the vicious horde of Trump supporters had all the intent of “decapitating the head of our Constitutional government.”

“The goal to kill the number two and the number three leaders — the number two and three constitutional officers in the United States of America and it was explicitly stated.”

Scarborough is married to his co-host Mika

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National Guard presence takes over DC as images emerge online

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It is no longer a big secret that over 6,200 National Guard troops were deployed to the DC Capitol Region over the weekend as tensions and rumors mount.

There is speculation on the Internet that well over 7,000 troops now occupy the territory.

Some federal buildings in the district have been fenced and barricaded off from the general public as the run-up to the transition of presidential power approaches.

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An armed group has vowed to stop the transition of President-elect Joe Biden at all costs.

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The rebels plan to arrive in DC Saturday to surround key buildings

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