What we know about the laptop that was stolen from Nancy Pelosi’s aide during the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement When US Capitol staff returned to work following the violent insurrection by pro-Trump extremists, they found broken windows and their offices pillaged. A laptop that belonged to an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the items reported stolen. Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, announced last week that […]

Federal government executes Dustin Higgs, the 13th person to be killed since July. Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes scathing dissent: ‘This is not justice.’

Summary List Placement The Supreme Court executed Dustin Higgs late Friday, making Higgs the thirteenth person to be killed by the federal government since July. Higgs, who had contracted COVID-19 in prison, was sentenced to death row in 2001. A petition to stop Higg’s execution amassed more than 1.5 million signatures ahead of Friday.  In […]

A DC police officer said it was ‘absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection’ after a video of him trapped against a door by a pro-Trump mob went viral

Summary List Placement A Washington DC police officer who was seen a viral video being crushed in a doorway by a pro-Trump mob during the siege on the Capitol last week said it was his pleasure to “crush a white nationalist insurrection.” “If it wasn’t my job I would have done that for free. It […]

An intelligence report by Capitol Police warned ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted, days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, according to The Washington Post

Summary List Placement In a report produced days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, Capitol Police intelligence warned “Congress itself” could be the target of an attack by pro-Trump protesters. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election,” a portion […]

Pelosi taps retired military commander, who oversaw the US response to Hurricane Katrina, to oversee probe into security failures during Capitol siege

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to lead “an immediate review” of the security of the US Capitol Complex after armed pro-Trump insurrections ransacked it last week.  “To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny,” Pelosi said […]

A close-up photo of meeting notes carried by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appears to include drastic national security moves in his meeting with Trump

Summary List Placement On President Donald Trump’s final Friday in office, his public schedule predictably says he “will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.”  It appears that one of those meetings was discussing drastic national security measures with Trump ally MyPillow […]