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Letters to the editor (Jan. 23, 2021)

Capitol invasion threatened structure of our government This is a message to all Republican members of the Congress of the United States of America and the current vice president of the United States of America. President Donald J. Trump overtly and deliberately incited several thousand of his militant, racist, mindless followers to openly make a violent assault on the Capitol building while the Congress was in session doing its vital Constitutional duty to verify the results of the Electoral College in the

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Letters to the editor (Jan. 23, 2021)

Letters: Surgeon general charge should’ve gone forward; COVID-19 vaccine shots went smoothly at Pier 2; Let broken glass remain as a reminder at Capitol

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a press conference in Honolulu on Aug. 25. I am very disappointed with our prosecutor, Steve Alm, for dropping the charges against Surgeon General Jerome Adams for violating the emergency COVID-19 order Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription.

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Letters: Surgeon general charge should’ve gone forward; COVID-19 vaccine shots went smoothly at Pier 2; Let broken glass remain as a reminder at Capitol

Walkway founder Brandon Straka charged after tweets admitting he was present at Capitol riot

Prosecutors cite numerous social media posts in which Straka admitted to being at the Capitol. Brandon Straka/Facebook Vice News/YouTube Mikael Thalen Brandon Straka, the conservative founder of the Walkaway movement, has been arrested in connection with the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6. In court documents outlining the case, prosecutors cite video posted to social media that showed Straka, a 43-year-old "former liberal" turned avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, encouraging users to breach

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Walkway founder Brandon Straka charged after tweets admitting he was present at Capitol riot

Prosecutors want to ban Capitol rioter who 'stole Pelosi's laptop' from using the internet because she is 'encouraging people to destroy evidence' related to insurrection

Riley Williams, one of the Capitol rioters who is accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop, is facing a potential ban on internet access after allegedly attempting to destroy evidence. Riley Williams, 22, is accused of taking part in the Capitol riot and stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop Williams, 22, was arrested a week ago in Central Pennsylvania, according to the Justice Department. She was seen in a video on January 6 guiding some of the rioters to Nancy Pelosi's office, where she allegedly stole the House

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Prosecutors want to ban Capitol rioter who 'stole Pelosi's laptop' from using the internet because she is 'encouraging people to destroy evidence' related to insurrection

REVEALED: 139 cops were assaulted in the Capitol riot - including the officer who died - and 38 have tested positive for COVID in the three weeks since

Nearly 140 police officers were assaulted when a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to stop Congress certifying the results of the 2020 election, officials have revealed. In a court filing Monday, the US Department of Justice said that 81 officers from the US Capitol Police and 58 members of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department were assaulted during the insurrection - a total of 139. This is the first time officials have offered an exact count of the number of law

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REVEALED: 139 cops were assaulted in the Capitol riot - including the officer who died - and 38 have tested positive for COVID in the three weeks since

New video shows Trump rally crowd cheering call to 'storm the Capitol'

President Trump’s incendiary speech at the “Stop the Steal” rally on the morning of Jan. 6 has been replayed and dissected endlessly on news broadcasts, and so has footage of the ensuing riot and invasion of the Capitol that followed. But a new video released Monday seeks to connect the two events, intercutting the president’s words with recordings of the crowd, soon to become a mob, cheering him on and chanting encouragement to “storm the Capitol.” The compilation, much of it from the now-suspended

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New video shows Trump rally crowd cheering call to 'storm the Capitol'

For staffers of color, response to riot fits into larger pattern of racial tensions

Congressional aides want leaders to recognize the racial motivations and disparate impacts of the attack. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta As thousands of troops remain at the Capitol in anticipation of threats during President Trump’s impeachment trial, the attack on the building nearly three weeks ago still weighs heavily on the minds of congressional aides, especially staffers of color. Of the dozen-plus current and former congressional staffers of color interviewed for this story, a majority told National

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For staffers of color, response to riot fits into larger pattern of racial tensions

REVEALED: Terrified Capitol Lieutenant shot MAGA rioter dead when crowd surged towards him after three cops stopped holding them back to allow tactical team to replace them - but no one told him the plan

The Capitol Lieutenant who shot dead MAGA rioter Ashli Babbitt has described his confusion in the moments before he opened fire during the January 6 siege. Details from the veteran officer's account of the fatal shooting were revealed for the first time Sunday in a report by The New York Times. Late Air Force veteran Babbitt, 35, was killed as she tried to climb through a broken window to get into congressional chambers, after breaking into the federal building with a mob of pro-Trump rioters earlier this

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REVEALED: Terrified Capitol Lieutenant shot MAGA rioter dead when crowd surged towards him after three cops stopped holding them back to allow tactical team to replace them - but no one told him the plan

Justice Department considers not charging all Capitol rioters, amid concerns of flooding the courts

An estimated 800 people breached the Capitol, roughly 120 have been charged by prosecutors Officials from the Department of Justice may be considering not prosecuting every rioter who illegally breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to reporting by the Washington Post Saturday – a move that could prove controversial. The publication reported that the Justice Department is in the early stages of discussing this route, but Fox News could not reach the department to confirm the decision. Roughly 120 people

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Justice Department considers not charging all Capitol rioters, amid concerns of flooding the courts

Editorial: Trump deserves a speedy Senate trial and conviction

FILE - In this file photo from Jan. 6, 2021, security forces draw their guns as rioters loyal to President Donald Trump try to break into the House of Representatives chamber to disrupt the Electoral College process, at the Capitol in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today, Friday, Jan. 22, that she will send the article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

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Editorial: Trump deserves a speedy Senate trial and conviction

Video misrepresents Biden at inauguration

"Someone in Biden's earpiece told him to salute the marines, and Biden just repeated the words 'salute the marines,' because he is so used to just repeating what comes from his earpiece. The marines were not saluted." - Text from a tweet featuring video misrepresenting President Joe Biden's arrival at the U.S. Capitol on Inauguration Day, posted Jan. 21. - - - Conspiracy theories questioning President Joe Biden's mental acuity and fitness aren't new. Yet as the country continues to process the events leading

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Video misrepresents Biden at inauguration

Prosecute all Capitol invaders

The FBI and Department of Justice should charge everyone who illegally entered the Capitol on Jan. 6. (Associated Press File) Leaders of the FBI and the Department of Justice reportedly have been discussing whether to arrest all of the pro-Trump mob members who invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6, or only those who specifically committed vandalism or violence. So far, more than 170 people have been charged in the violent insurrection, which aimed to prevent the count of Electoral College votes that day in Congress

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Prosecute all Capitol invaders

Open Forum: Different standards for leadership not likely to unify

LEROY DONALD My first impression of protesters ascending the steps of our Capitol was concerning but not overwhelming. At the time I saw order and peaceful protest. We should all remember that the overwhelming majority of those protesters wanted no part of the rioting. As media coverage of this event continued, it became clear that the focus of some of the protesters was more than peaceful protest and that concerns about a break-in were obvious. Minutes later our Capitol was under siege. What had seemed to be

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Open Forum: Different standards for leadership not likely to unify

Supreme Court set to decide in Feb. whether to hear Rep. Mike Kelly’s election case

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler, looks on in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona’s Electoral College votes in November’s election, at the Capitol in Washington. About a minute ago The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to announce in as soon as a month whether it will hear the election case of U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, who started his legal fight against the results of the presidential race within weeks after fellow Republican Donald Trump lost the White House

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Supreme Court set to decide in Feb. whether to hear Rep. Mike Kelly’s election case

Conservative activist from NYC charged in Capitol riot

Conservative activist Brandon Straka was arrested in connection with that Capitol riot. A conservative activist from New York who made headlines over the summer for refusing to wear a mask on an American Airlines flight was arrested Monday in connection with the US Capitol riot. Brandon Straka, 44, was charged with impeding police during civil disorder, knowingly entering and remaining on restricted grounds and disorderly conduct, court documents show. A self-described “former liberal,” Straka is most famous

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Conservative activist from NYC charged in Capitol riot

BUSTED: Feds arrest Capitol rioter after identifying him by his high school varsity jacket

Protesters storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.. - Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS On Monday, the Huffington Post reported that federal authorities have arrested a New York man for his role in the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol — and identified him because he wore his high school varsity jacket during the riot. "Brian Gundersen, a former varsity football player for Byram Hills High School in North Castle Township, New York,

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BUSTED: Feds arrest Capitol rioter after identifying him by his high school varsity jacket

Trump Impeachment: Will Taxpayers Pay For Trump's Legal Fees During Trial?

KEY POINTS Trump's first impeachment cost taxpayers an estimated $3.06 million The price tag included the wages of 106 congressional staffers and six lawyers His second trial is expected to include two lawyers on a "consulting basis" The House on Monday evening delivered the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate, prompting taxpayers to worry whether they need to shoulder the trial’s legal fees. House impeachment managers successfully presented the impeachment legislation to the Senate,

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Trump Impeachment: Will Taxpayers Pay For Trump's Legal Fees During Trial?

Capitol Rioter Blames Trump For Actions, Apologizes To AOC For 'Assassinate' Threat

KEY POINTS Miller said he was only following Trump's orders to storm the Capitol He posted photos and videos of him inside the Capitol during the violent riot Miller threatened to assassinate "AOC" and a Capitol police officer A Texas man charged with attacking the Capitol and threatening to “assassinate” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Monday blamed Donald Trump for encouraging his supporters to storm the Congress on Jan. 6. Dallas County resident Garret Miller, 34, said he was only following

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Capitol Rioter Blames Trump For Actions, Apologizes To AOC For 'Assassinate' Threat