Capitol insurrection

Vaccine Skepticism And A Failed Coup: How Disinformation Is Striking Back
It was one thing to know data, but it’s quite another thing to know how to interpret it. That requires critical thinking or experts to explain statistics, two elements lacking on social media. 
A photo allegedly showing Edward Hemenway and Robert Bauer in the Capitol. (United States District Court for the District of Columbia)
Where Things Stand: Trump Crawls Back To Once-Estranged Friend Prime Badge
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Back in 2018, Trump had one of his most dramatic bromance breakups yet.

If you recall, it was back when excerpts of Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” were trickling out. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was quoted in the book calling the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donnie Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer “treasonous.” Trump dumped him immediately and in brutal fashion.

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‘Where They Countin’ the Votes?!’: New Video Details Tense Moments As Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers
New video, found in an archive of data uploaded to Parler, includes a fresh look at the mob’s confrontation with Eugene Goodman, the officer credited for luring rioters away from senators during the early moments of the Capitol riot.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 23: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks to the media after dropping off toys at Washington DC Fire Station 1 on December 23, 2020 in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Vice President-Elect Harris, Mr. Emhoff, and their staff purchased 46 gifts for local children and their families from Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies, family-owned and operated since 1954 making it D.C.’s oldest toy shop still in operation. (Photo by Cheriss May/Getty Images)
Behind The Fallen Capitol, A Government In Ruins Prime Badge
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WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Pro-Trump protesters trying to enter Capitol building. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Where Things Stand: Impeachment Talks Began While Dems Hid From Violent Mob Prime Badge
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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., arrives for the House Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Presidential Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power,” in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for the Trump presidential campaign, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Trump was formally impeached for the second time yesterday afternoon.

But the process began in real time while the Capitol was being mobbed by his supporters last week.

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‘No One Took Us Seriously’: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers For Years
Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 31, 2020 -- People ride bicycles on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the United States, Aug. 30, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 5,994,855 as of 9:28 p.m. EDT on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following last week's deadly pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill, President Trump is making his first public appearance on Tuesday as he makes a trip to the border town of Alamo, Texas to view the partial construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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