Jan. 6 texts of Trump Defense officials wiped by Pentagon

Jan.  6 texts of Trump Defense officials wiped by Pentagon

Aerial view of the United States military headquarters, the Pentagon. Jason Reed | Reuters Text messages received and sent by top Pentagon officials who were part of the Trump administration on Jan. 6, 2021, have been wiped from their government-issued phones, according to a federal court filing that cites statements by the Defense Department and … Read more

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

CNN — CNN has identified what appears to be the house in Kabul, Afghanistan, hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiriwhile he was on the balcony. The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating social media since Sunday, in addition to utilizing … Read more

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

CNN — A federal judge on Monday sentenced Guy Reffitt, who brought a gun to the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021riot and threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to more than seven years in prison, the longest insurrection-related sentence to date. Reffitt, a recruiter for a right-wing militia known as the Three Percenters, was … Read more

Fake federal agent who duped Secret Service pleads guilty

Fake federal agent who duped Secret Service pleads guilty

One of two men accused of impersonating federal law enforcement officials in a scheme that duped Secret Service agents and others pleaded guilty Monday to multiple charges in Washington, DC Arian Taherzadeh’s plea cam nearly four months after his arrest with a second man, Haider Aliexposed allegations that they compromised Secret Service agents with access … Read more

January 6: Grand jury testimony of Pence aides brings Justice Department probe into Trump’s White House

January 6: Grand jury testimony of Pence aides brings Justice Department probe into Trump's White House

CNN — The move by the Justice Department to bring two top aides to form Vice President Mike Pence in front of a federal grand jury is the most aggressive public step taken yet by prosecutors investigating the plots to subvert the 2020 election. It signals that the Department’s probe has reached inside former President … Read more

LIV Golf: 9/11 survivors’ group ‘appealed’ by Saudi-backed tour ahead of event staged near Ground Zero

LIV Golf: 9/11 survivors' group 'appealed' by Saudi-backed tour ahead of event staged near Ground Zero

CNN — A 9/11 survivors’ group has said it is “appalled” by the “offensive, disrespectful and hurtful” Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour as the event prepares to stage its next competition about 50 miles (80km) from the site of the deadly terror attack. Speaking on Tuesday at a press conference near Bedminster, New Jersey, Terry Strada, … Read more

Democratic chairs call for inspector general to recuse himself in Secret Service texts probe

Democratic chairs call for inspector general to recuse himself in Secret Service texts probe

CNN — Two top House Democrats are calling for the Department of Homeland Security inspector general to recuse himself from the investigation into Secret Service text messages, saying they lost confidence after he failed to inform Congress for months that messages around January 6 may have been erased. House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and House … Read more

Merrick Garland does not rule out charging Donald Trump and others in January 6 probe

Merrick Garland does not rule out charging Donald Trump and others in January 6 probe

Washington CNN — Attorney General Merrick Garland has declined to rule out prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others for their role in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol or attempting to interfere with the presidential election. “We pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone – anyone – … Read more

Marc Short: Pence’s former chief of staff appears before January 6 grand jury

Marc Short: Pence's former chief of staff appears before January 6 grand jury

CNN — Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Penceconfirmed Monday that he tested last week in front of a grand jury investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Short’s participation – which CNN reported earlier, citing a source familiar with the matter – makes … Read more

Did the January 6 committee prove its case? A point-by-point breakdown of its major claims and the evidence presented

Did the January 6 committee prove its case?  A point-by-point breakdown of its major claims and the evidence presented

CNN — On Thursday, the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol concluded its first series of hearings where it heard from witnesses including top ex-Trump officials, election workers, those who took part in the attack, and many others. Through live testimony, video depositions, and never-before-seen material, the committee … Read more