United States Capitol police say that supporters of Donald Trump, who launched the deadly attack on the Capitol last month, have indicated their wish to 'blow up' the building, and possibly during a coming address by President Joe Biden.
Police say Donald Trump supporters that launched last month's deadly attack on the US Capitol, want to launch another assault.
The chief of the Capitol police said Thursday, the threats point to a possible attack during an address by President Joe Biden.
Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman called for continued high security around the building.
"We know that members of the militia groups that were present on January 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol, and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union." While a date has not yet been set for this year's State of the Union, it typically happens early in the year.
Has been on unprecedented security since last month's attack - including fences topped with razor wire and checkpoints manned by the National Guard.
About 5,000 troops are expected to stay through mid-March.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told CNN that the deadly attack on January 6th at the US Capitol “changed” him, saying, “you can’t have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other” as he calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together on top legislative priorities in a divided Washington.
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner talked with CNN’s Jake Tapper about how former President Donald Trump abused the trust of his supporters by continuing to push the big lie about the 2020 election.
President Joe Biden plans to announce a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to three people familiar with the plans. The withdrawal extends the US troop presence past a May 1 deadline set by the Trump administration in an agreement with the Taliban, but only by a matter of months. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Even though Joe Biden was known as a pragmatic dealmaker, he has taken a bold, radical approach to the beginning of his presidency. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains Biden’s unexpected direction in the wake of the post-Trump era and Covid-19.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said she would back her onetime boss, former President Donald Trump, if he decides to run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination again in 2024 and not mount a bid against him. Punch Bowl News founder Anna Palmer tells CNN why she thinks this might be.
As President Biden sets to formally announce the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh takes a look at Musa Qala – a Taliban stronghold– which gives a glimpse of what life could be like after the US troops leave.
CNN’s David Chalian says that Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) questioning whether or not President Joe Biden is being controlled by his staff and not really in charge is another example of the GOP trying to find a way to attack Biden, something they have yet to be successful at thus far.
One US police officer was killed and another injured on April 02 after a vehicle rammed into one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol complex in Washington, forcing the area into a lockdown. United States Capitol Police (USCP) later said that the motorist was shot and killed. According to US Capitol Police just after 1 pm (local time), a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the US Capitol striking two officers. After crashing his vehicle just inside the Capitol complex, the driver of the blue sedan exited the car and started "lunging" toward officers, who then fired on the person, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a briefing Friday afternoon.
[NFA] A motorist rammed a vehicle into U.S. Capitol police on Friday and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down in an attack that police said did not immediately appear to be terrorism-related. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
One US Capitol Police officer has died and another is injured after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol building, the department’s acting chief Yogananda Pittman said. CNN’s Brian Todd has more.
Brian Stelter asks about D.C. journalists adjusting to the Biden era and Jim Acosta says “I think we’re all dealing with some post-Trump stress disorder.” He points out there is a wide world of news to cover. Also, Annie Karni says the Biden White House is more disciplined than Trump’s and thus, in some ways, more difficult to cover.
A car rammed a barricade outside the US Capitol killing a police officer, injuring another and leading to a suspect being shot, police have confirmed. Capitol Police say the incident happened at a checkpoint near the building in Washington, DC.
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Bangladeshi Americans held a car rally followed by a protest outside Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC to demand an apology for the brutal military operation by Pakistan 'Operation Searchlight' to curb Bangladeshi national movement. Protesters are also observing 'Genocide Day'. The 50th anniversary of Bangladesh independence is being celebrated on March 26.
At least one US Capitol Police officer has died and another is injured after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol building, the department’s acting chief told reporters during a press briefing roughly two hours after initial reports of the attack first surfaced. Police and National Guardsmen responded swiftly as the situation unfolded, immediately moving to secure the Capitol as initial reports of violence began to emerge.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar speaks with Democratic Delegate of Guam Michael San Nicholas about bringing some of Guam’s National Guard members to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) office after she referred to Guam as a foreign country despite its status as a US territory during CPAC.
Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing Wednesday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Acting Chief of the Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman said on Thursday that Donald Trump supporters who launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last month have indicated they want to "blow up" the..