Is Trump Selling Pardons?

Sounds like what Clinton did before he left office. Donald obviously needs the money. And so does Giuliani:

An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a former CIA officer a presidential pardon was “going to cost $2m”, the New York Times reported on Sunday in the latest bombshell to break across the last, chaotic days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The report detailed widespread and in some cases lucrative lobbying involving people seeking a pardon as Trump’s time in office winds down. The 45th president, impeached twice, will leave power on Wednesday with the inauguration of Joe Biden.

The former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who was jailed in 2012 for leaking the identity of an operative involved in torture, told the Times he laughed at the remark from the associate of Giuliani, the former New York mayor who as Trump’s personal attorney is reportedly a possible pardon recipient himself.

“Two million bucks – are you out of your mind?” Kiriakou reportedly said. “Even if I had two million bucks, I wouldn’t spend it to recover a $700,000 pension.”

An associate of Kiriakou reported the conversation to the FBI, the Times said.

Proud Boys Intended To Kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, FBI Witness Says

This sounds very credible. If they murdered a police officer and assaulted others, why wouldn’t they have done what they threatened publicly–to kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi:

An FBI witness says that members of the far-right Proud Boys had hoped to assassinate Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during last week’s violent storming of the U.S. Capitol.

An FBI special agent made the claim in an affidavit as part of a criminal complaint against 43-year-old Dominic Pezzola, who is accused of taking part in the riot in support of President Donald Trump’s false claims that the presidential election was “stolen.” Pezzola, who is also known as “Spaz,” allegedly used a shield taken from a Capitol Police officer to smash a Capitol window before entering the building. An FBI witness said that the group Pezzola was with had discussed committing violent acts that went far beyond property damage.

“[The witness] stated that other members of the group talked about things that they had done during the day, and they said that anyone they got their hands on they would have killed, including Nancy Pelosi,” the affidavit, which was filed Wednesday, reads. “[The witness] further stated that members of this group, which included ‘Spaz,’ said that they would have killed [Vice President] Mike Pence if given the chance.”

D.C. Police Chief: Pro-Trump Mob Tried to Steal Officer’s Gun, Use it Against Him

At core of those who stormed the Capitol building were anti-police neo-NAZIs and white supremacists. They meant to overthrow our constitutional republic. They deserve to die in jail:

A D.C. POLICE OFFICER assaulted by supporters of President Donald Trump as they stormed the U.S. Capitol last week barely prevented the attackers from taking his gun and using it against him, the Metropolitan Police Department chief said Monday, adding that they did succeed in stealing other parts of his department-issued gear.

D.C. Police Chief: Pro-Trump Mob Tried to Steal Officer’s Gun, Use it Against Him | National News | US News

These insurrectionists are typical right-wing extremists. They hate cops. Which is ironic because MAGA types always praising law enforcement.

D.C. POLICE OFFICER assaulted by supporters of President Donald Trump as they stormed the U.S. Capitol last week barely prevented the attackers from taking his gun and using it against him, the Metropolitan Police Department chief said Monday, adding that they did succeed in stealing other parts of his department-issued gear.

D.C. Police Chief: Pro-Trump Mob Tried to Steal Officer’s Gun, Use it Against Him

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These insurrectionists are typical right-wing extremists. They hate cops. Which is ironic because MAGA types always praising law enforcement.

D.C. POLICE OFFICER assaulted by supporters of President Donald Trump as they stormed the U.S. Capitol last week barely prevented the attackers from taking his gun and using it against him, the Metropolitan Police Department chief said Monday, adding that they did succeed in stealing other parts of his department-issued gear.

Trump Must be Arrested on January 21st

Officer SickNick being murdered

The evidence is overwhelming that Donald Trump planned and orchestrated the attack on the Capitol on January 6th. Based on what happened that day and everything that led up to it, Trump has committed treason against the United States. And we must demand he be arrested the day ceases to be president. He no longer will have protection. He will be a private citizen, thus subject to immediate arrest.

A police officer was killed. He should be charged with murder:

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Members of Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified at Capitol Riot

The worst of the worst were part of those groups who entered the Capitol building:

The precise composition of the mob that forced its way into the Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting sessions of both houses of Congress and leaving a police officer and four others dead, remains unknown. But a review by a ProPublica-FRONTLINE team that has been tracking far-right movements for the past three years shows that the crowd included members of the Proud Boys and other groups with violent ideologies. Videos reveal the presence of several noted hardcore nativists and white nationalists who participated in the 2017 white power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that President Donald Trump infamously refused to condemn.

No Proof for Right-Wing Claim Antifa were at Capitol Insurrection. Those Arrested are Neo-Fascists, MAGA.

A new conspiracy theory. Just as crazy as QAnon

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Don’t look like Antifa to me:

The Des Moines man seen in the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol has been booked into the Polk County Jail.

Doug Jensen, 41, is being held there for now. He is one of several people wanted by the FBI in connection to Wednesday’s riot.

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Black Woman Attacked by a Racist Pro-Trump Mob in Los Angeles

 

This shocking event has received very little press coverage:

Photographs from the demonstration, taken by freelance photojournalist Raquel Natalicchio, showed the moments Nibo was attacked by the mob.

“It’s a shame that I can’t walk down my street anymore,” Nibo said.

She said she was walking near the demonstration when she said the pro-Trump demonstrators began harassing her.

“I’m walking by and they’re yelling at me because of my color, calling me the N-word calling me the B-word, saying, ‘All lives matter, Black lives doesn’t matter,’” she said.

She said she yelled back and the crowd began following her, and then it turned violent.

“He goes and smacks me in the face,” Nibo said of one of the demonstrators. “And then all of them start trying to jump me, and then people jump in.”

“When they started pushing her around, this other woman that was a Trump supporter came up to her and ripped her wig off.” Natalicchio said. “Obviously, at that point, she began to try to defend herself.”

Natalicchio said she had to speak out about what she witnessed Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s disgraceful,” she said. “I think it’s disgusting we’re witnessing the very real racism that still lives in our country today.”

Nibo said strangers came to her rescue, including a man with a red beard who was seen holding her in a number of the photos.

“He was whispering in my ear going ‘You’re OK, I got you, I’ve got you, don’t do anything. These people are literally trying to kill you,’” Nibo said.

As she said the man attempted to get her safely away from the crowd, she was pepper sprayed in the face and hit. She credits the man for saving her life.

“If not for him stepping in at that moment, these people would have literally tried to kill me,” she said.

The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday was looking into several physical altercations that erupted in downtown Los Angeles during a pro-Trump rally held Wednesday.

Trump is to Blame for the Murder of a Police Officer During Attack On Capitol

Trump incited, promoted, encouraged, and called for the violence that led to the death of this police officer. He should be charged with murder. Along with Giuliani and Don Jr.:

U.S. Capitol Police announced late Thursday that an officer hurt during this week’s violent assault on the chambers of Congress by protesters loyal to President Trump has died from his injuries.

“At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” a statement from the U.S. Capitol Police said.

“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed,” the statement said.

It said that Sicknick had been taken to a local hospital and that his death will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the U.S. Capitol Police and “our federal partners.”

The confirmation follows an earlier, premature report that the officer had died, which NPR incorrectly reported based on information from a well-placed source.

More than 50 criminal cases are being opened against pro-Trump extremists who engaged in violence during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.