For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.A new report by ProPublica uncovers a series of failures by law enforcement leadership that left Capitol Police officers vastly unprepared on January 6th. ProPublica’s senior reporting fellow Josh Kaplan speaks to “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano about what officials knew leading up to the attack and why many on the force were left in the dark, in the video published on Feb. 15, 2021, “Capitol riot squad officers speak out in new investigative report“, below:
Officials in charge of security for the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 blamed poor intelligence and a sluggish response from the federal government Tuesday for the deadly riot that threatened the peaceful transfer of power, in the video published on Feb. 24, 2021, “Security Officials Describe Lack Of Preparedness For Capitol Attack, Morning Joe, MSNBC“, below:
CNBC’s Contessa Brewer reports Nancy Pelosi is calling for a commission similar to the 9/11 Commission to investigate the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, in the video published on Feb. 15, 2021, “Nancy Pelosi calls for 9/11 -style commission into Capitol riot“, below:
NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake reports on the letter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent to her colleagues this afternoon urging lawmakers to appropriate funds for an independent commission to study the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and the bipartisan desire to get to the bottom of the breach, in the video published on Fe. 15, 2021, “Speaker Pelosi Reiterates Call For Independent Commission To Study The Capitol Siege, MSNBC“, below:
Speaking on the Senate Floor Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had choice words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats as both parties attempt to establish a bipartisan commission similar to the one created following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to investigate the breach of the Capitol. McConnell called the commission “partisan by design” with only four Republicans to seven Democrats, in the video published on Feb 24, 2021, “McConnell rails against Democrats for “partisan” commission investigation into January 6th“, below:
Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial has concluded, but questions still remain over the Jan. 6 insurrection. Now, former 9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton are calling on President Biden to create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the assault at the U.S. Capitol. Kean, who is also the former New Jersey governor, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss, in the video published on Feb. 15, 2021, “Former 9/11 investigator joins bipartisan calls for new commission to probe Capitol attack“, below:
McConnell rejected Pelosi’s proposed commission of 7:4, with Democrat majority on the panel. McConnell also said any large-scale review of the insurrection must also include an analysis of broader political violence. He also is open to a commission narrowly focused on security on the Hill.
Two Senate committees are pressing on with a joint bipartisan investigation into the security failures that allowed pro-Trump mob to breach the Capitol while lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. The Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI, these three entities came under heavy criticism during the panel’s first hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees will hold a hearing next week with officials from the Pentagon. Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund and acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee told senators that the Pentagon slow-walked their urgent pleas for assistance from the National Guard; they also indicated that they were not informed about intelligence reports regarding extremist groups gearing up for violence.
Next hearing is scheduled to be on next Wednesday, March 3, 2021, featuring testimony from Robert Salesses, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security; assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, Jill Sanborn, and head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Melissa Smislova.
NBC News’ Pete Williams details the latest information from the pro-Trump Capitol riot including new details on the death of Officer Brian Sicknick and new arrests made of rioters, in the video published on Feb. 15, 2021, “New Arrests In Pro-Trump Capitol RIot, Details Emerge On Death Of Officer Sicknick, MSNBC“, below:
A Pentagon report on extremism obtained by CNN gives disturbing insight into how White supremacists are active in the military and offers recommendations to better identify domestic extremists and prevent them from serving. CNN’s Oren Liebermann reports, in the video published on Feb. 24, 2021, “Pentagon report gives disturbing details on White Supremacists in active military“, below:
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