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February 28, 2014
Conservative podcaster Steve Bannon blasted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for increased security at the U.S. Capitol ahead of President Joe Biden's State of the Union address to Congress.
On the eve of Biden's speech, Bannon complained that McCarthy had reinstated some of the security that was put in place after the attack on Jan. 6, 2021.
Bannon told the audience of his War Room podcast that Republican inquiries of the Biden administration would begin with "the laptop from hell."
"We're very proud we were part of bringing that to the American people's attention," he said. "OK? Because the Bidens are traitors. They sold us out for money. They're scumbag traitors."
Bannon then turned to Biden's Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress.
"The inquiry starts the morning after his great State of the Union," he asserted. "McCarthy has allowed this thing to be, you know, they've got the fence back up. I don't know what McCarthy's doing. They've got the fence back up. I don't know for what reason. They've got the fence back."
On the day before the Jan. 6 attacks, Bannon appeared to have knowledge of the coming onslaught because he told his audience that "all hell" would break loose the next day.
Bannon has been sentenced to four months in jail after being found guilty of refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena related to the Jan. 6 attack. He has appealed the verdict.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is expected to conduct a search at former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana home this week to see if he is retaining any additional classified documents.
NBC News reports that the search is expected to occur in the wake of Pence attorneys finding a small number of classified documents last month that attorney Greg Jacob said were "inadvertently boxed and transported" to his Indiana residence.
Pence, President Joe Biden, and former President Donald Trump have all come under scrutiny for their handling of classified materials, as all three men were found to have retained documents with classified markings at their private residences.
Both Biden and Pence so far have pledged to openly cooperate with investigators in their search for the classified material.
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Trump, in contrast, has accused the FBI of being "thugs" who carried out an illegal "raid" at his Mar-a-Lago resort this summer when they retrieved boxes full of classified documents that reportedly included top-secret information about a foreign nation's nuclear weapons program.
There have so far been no criminal charges against any of the three men, although both Trump and Biden have special prosecutors looking into their handlings of the materials.
A notorious neo-Nazi and a woman he met in prison have been charged with a racially motivated plot to attack a Maryland power grid.
Brandon Russell, 27, and Sarah Clendaniel, 34, plotted to shoot up five substations that serve the Baltimore area in hopes they "would completely destroy this whole city," reported the Washington Post.
“If we can pull off what I’m hoping, this would be legendary, Cledaniel told a federal informant on Jan. 29.
Russell and Cledaniel met while serving sentences at separate prisons for possessing bombmaking materials and robbing convenience stores with a machete, respectively, and both suspects were on probation when they were arrested again.
Investigators said Russell, a former Florida National Guard member and founder of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen, began speaking to the informant before his release from prison in August 2021, and the plans for the infrastructure attacks started last summer.
Prosecutors say Russell recommended targeting transformers because they are “custom-made and could take almost a year to replace.” He also said the attack would be most effective after a winter storm, “when most people are using max electricity.”
Cledanil told the informant she expected to die soon from kidney disease and hoped "to accomplish something worthwhile," investigators said, and she left a statement referring to Hitler, the Unabomber and a Norwegian mass killer, saying she would "sacrifice everything" for her people.
"It would probably permanently completely lay this city to waste if we could do that successfully," she wrote in the statement.