Woodward/Costa book:  Milley took secret action to protect nuclear weapons – CNN

Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to “Peril,” a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Right after Trump lost the election, Milley discovered the President had signed a military order to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by January 15, 2021, before he left the White House.

The authors write, ‘Milley was overseeing the mobilization of America’s national security state without the knowledge of the American people or the rest of the world.’

Source: Woodward/Costa book: Worried Trump could ‘go rogue,’ Milley took secret action to protect nuclear weapons – CNNPolitics

FBI Releases A New Video Of The Capitol Riots Pipe Bomb Suspect : NPR

The FBI is asking the American public to review the new information and come forward with any information about the possible identity of the bomb-maker.

The FBI released new information on Wednesday on the suspect who left pipe bombs in Capitol Hill the night before hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

The new information includes a virtual map and clear surveillance video that shows the route the suspect walked while placing the two bombs on Jan. 5.

The suspect planted the devices between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that night. One device was placed in an alley behind the Republican National Committee Headquarters. The other was placed next to a park bench near the Democratic National Committee Headquarters.

Both are just blocks from the Capitol building.

The FBI said Wednesday that investigators also believe the suspect was operating out of the Folger Park area of Capitol Hill the night of. It’s also a location just blocks from the Capitol office buildings. The FBI says based on the behavior in the video, they believe the suspect wasn’t from the area.

The video recordings are very clear. The person’s identity is not.

The suspect wore a face mask, glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. A backpack was used to transport each of the devices.

Source: FBI Releases A New Video Of The Capitol Riots Pipe Bomb Suspect : NPR

Fayette County man accused of appearing on behalf of accused Capitol riot suspects

A memo filed by the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. claims a Fayette County man has been improperly appearing as counsel for more than a dozen suspects in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The filing claims John Pierce, the attorney for 17 defendants, is in the hospital battling COVID-19 and has been unresponsive. The U.S. Attorney said Ryan Marshall, 31, has appeared on behalf of Pierce multiple times in the past week, but officials are now saying Marshall is not a licensed attorney.

The 31-year-old is currently facing a long list of charges in Fayette County stemming from multiple incidents while he was working as a law clerk in the Fayette County Courthouse. According to court documents, Marshall is accused of falsifying court documents and tampering with evidence as part of a scheme to defraud an elderly woman. Marshall is also accused of illegally recording court proceedings.

Fayette County District Attorney Rich Bower said he recently had to file a motion to have Marshall’s passport taken because of a post on social media.

“We received information posted on Facebook that he had supposedly started working for a law firm in Panama, the country of Panama,” Bower said.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reached Marshall at his home Friday, but he declined to comment. It’s not clear if he will face charges for appearing in court without a license to practice law.

Prosecutors have raised concerns about Marshall’s actions and the impact they could have on the federal cases.

Source: Fayette County man accused of appearing on behalf of accused Capitol riot suspects

Bodybuilder charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot – YouTube

More than seven months after a mob of pro-Trump rioters attacked the Capitol building, authorities have identified and arrested a high-profile suspect who was photographed dragging a police officer down a set of stairs during the siege.

Logan Barnhart, a 40-year-old Michigan bodybuilder, faces multiple charges, including assaulting federal officers with a dangerous weapon, according to the FBI.

HuffPost, which first reported Barnhart’s arrest, said Barnhart became a “white whale” for online internet sleuths searching for information on unidentified insurrectionists in the aftermath of the attack. The “Sedition Hunters” community gave Barnhart the nickname “CatSweat” because he is alleged to have worn a Caterpillar brand sweatshirt to the Capitol on January 6.

The FBI had been referring to the suspect, who was wanted for assaulting officers, as Capitol suspect 128-AFO. According to HuffPost, the outlet identified Barnhart months ago thanks to the work of “citizen sleuths,” but refrained from publishing his name because of his violent history, which includes rioting charges from his teenage years.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/bodybuilder-photographed-dragging-officer-during-capitol-riot-arrested-2021-8

Mother of Capital rioter Ashli Babbitt says Nancy Pelosi has ignored 12 calls pleading for help | Daily Mail Online

The mother of Air Force veteran and Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt says she hasn’t heard from any lawmaker about her death on Jan. 6, after Babbitt climbed a broken window at the Capitol.

  • Micki Witthoeft says she’s gotten no answers about who shot her daughter
  • She says she’s called Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among other local and Congressional lawmakers
  • In a podcast interview last week, she said a staffer for Feinstein told her that her daughter ‘should not have stormed the Capitol’ 
  • Ashli Babbitt, 35, was shot by an officer while she tried to climb a broken window
  • Video from Jan. 6 shows an officer trying to stop a violent crowd from entering the Speaker’s Lobby before firing a single shot, which hit Babbitt in the shoulder 
  • The Justice Department has cleared the officer who shot her of any wrongdoing 

Source: Mother of Capital rioter Ashli Babbitt says Nancy Pelosi has ignored 12 calls pleading for help | Daily Mail Online

GOP lawmaker reveals how he comforted distraught mystery officer who shot Ashli Babbitt | The Independent

GOP Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma has revealed how he comforted the unnamed distraught officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, one of the Trump supporters who entered the Capitol on 6 January.

Mr Mullin said he encountered and hugged the officer who shot Ms Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran, as she tried to climb through a broken window next to a door close to the speaker’s lobby.

Mr Mullin told C-SPAN last week that the officer was “later in his career” and the GOP Rep added that he was sure the officer “did not want to use lethal force” but that he was left with no other option.
“He was the last person in the world who ever wanted to use force like that,” Mr Mullin said. “I don’t know for a fact, but I can guarantee you he’s never had to pull his weapon in a manner like that before. I know for a fact because after it happened, he came over. He was physically and emotionally distraught. I actually gave him a hug and I said, ‘Sir, you did what you had to do.’
“Unfortunately, the young lady, her family’s life has changed and it’s unfortunate that she lost her life, but the lieutenant’s life has changed too,” he added. “It wasn’t his choice. He did not show up that day to have to do that, he got put in a situation where he had to do his job because there were members [of the House] still in the balcony.”

Source: GOP lawmaker reveals how he comforted distraught officer who shot Ashli Babbitt | The Independent

Greg Gutfeld: Our government created an artificial danger to keep us divided

Greg Gutfeld asks why the Jan. 6 protesters are receiving harsh sentences while other violent rioters are walking free.

While crime spreads like a virus on a plane full of Democrats, at least we know true justice is being done.

A Florida man has been sentenced to eight months in jail for breaching the Senate chamber on Jan. 6 carrying a Trump flag. The only surprise: he didn’t get life without parole.

Now, we’re not liberals. We get it. You do the crime, you do the time.

We got that from Baretta, for anyone who’s reading who’s younger than 75.

But, you can still question the penalty. And, you know, if you were BLM, you would be a-ok. But it’s obvious that they overdid the sentencing. In fact, they even admit it.

As one assistant U.S. attorney said, “it will send a loud and clear message” so there won’t be a next time.

But you have to worry when you become a message because then you’re screwed. It’s a threat, like finding a horses’ head in your bed, or a book signed by Andrew Cuomo.

Sentencing should only be for the crime, and not for a greater message, especially a message so manufactured.

Source: Greg Gutfeld: Our government created an artificial danger to keep us divided