D.C. judge jails Richard Barnett, man who was photographed in Pelosi’s office during Capitol breach

A magistrate judge in Arkansas had previously approved Barnett’s release, saying he could safely stay with his partner until trial.

Howell disagreed, saying he came to the Capitol “prepared with a weapon and cloaked with entitlement” and “seemed happy to be one of the stars of this revolt,” only to attempt to evade law enforcement after leaving.

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Far right reconstitutes itself in darker corners of internet as mainstream platforms crack down

An October profile of the extremist channels at Telegram by Tess Owen of Vice revealed how Telegram has become the preferred platform of white nationalists. “Telegram makes a lot of sense for those groups,” she notes. “The app allow users to upload unlimited videos, images, audio clips and other files, and its founder has repeatedly affirmed his commitment to protecting user data from third parties—including governments.”

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NYT: How Trump’s Allies Are Still Defending Him: Denial, Deflection, Disinformation

Even as scores of President Trump’s usually unfailing loyalists condemned him for moving too slowly to call off the swarm of demonstrators that stormed and ransacked the Capitol, many of his most vocal and visible allies in Congress, the media and conservative politics still could not bring themselves to fault him for the surreal and frightening attack carried out by people he had just urged to “fight like hell.”

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US Capitol: Pro-Trump protesters storm the building as lawmakers gather to count electoral votes

Video from inside the Capitol showed Trump supporters marching through Statuary Hall. The US Capitol Police is asking for additional law enforcement for assistance, including federal authorities, per a source familiar.

The source says there are several suspicious devices outside the Capitol building.

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Whistleblower reveals officials considered using ‘heat ray’ to broil protesters in Lafayette Square

In the emails shared by DeMarco, military police sought to get their hands on the heat ray because it “can provide our troops a capacity they currently do not have, the ability to reach out and engage potential adversaries at distances well beyond small arms range, and in a safe, effective, and nonlethal manner.”

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Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach slams Jared Kushner for ‘ignorance’ on NBA activism

The NBA subsequently postponed its three playoff games scheduled to take place that day as players around the league also refused to take the court in protest against racial injustice and police brutality.

Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was dismissive of the players’ actions in an interview last Thursday with CNBC.

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Trump Repeats Conspiracy Theory About Super-Scary Antifa-Laden Planes

On Tuesday, Donald Trump repeated a wild conspiracy theory designed to instill fear of the racial justice movement gaining traction across the country. His latest comments mark the second time in 24 hours that the president of the United States has appeared on camera spreading unproven claims about a plane allegedly full of left-wing extremists who he said were traveling to wreak havoc. 

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Trump responds to a deadly shooting in Portland by blaming Democrats — and calls for the National Guard

Among a slew of other missives, the president retweeted a message calling for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign and tiptoed right up to the edge of endorsing violence, saying a video showing his supporters unleashing paintballs and pepper spray on Portland residents — and at least one journalist — reflected that escalating unrest “cannot be unexpected … The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer.”

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