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On Tuesday, NBC4's Scott MacFarlane, the chief reporter covering the trials of the January 6 Capitol insurrectionists, reported that the FBI has taken custody of the noose from the makeshift gallows set up outside the Capitol during the MAGA riots.
The noose from the gallows erected near US Capitol on January 6 is in the possession of the FBI Washington field of… https://t.co/ZSp3cYjriD— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1635277323.0
As the gallows was put out, some of the rioters chanted "Hang Mike Pence." The former vice president, as with most officials, had to be evacuated promptly.
An earlier report in April detailed the planning that went into these shows of force, with people on the message board TheDonald.win, debating whether to bring gallows or guillotines to erect outside of the Capitol.
MacFarlane's report comes amid news of ongoing prosecution of several of the rioters, with Thomas Sibick of Buffalo — accused of stealing the badge and radio from D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone — facing a hearing over pre-trial detention on Tuesday.
A new book by Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton is alleging that a U.S. Senator sexually assaulted her after the two were leaving a Washington dinner, The Guardian revealed.
The passage describes the 2005 wedding between Donald and Melania Trump, which she attended with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton. The memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, then goes on to recall a Washington dinner not long after where she left an event with "a few senators and their aides," but not Clinton.
"I ended up walking out with one of the senators, and soon we stopped in front of his building and he invited me in for coffee. Once inside, he told me to make myself comfortable on the couch," says the book, which is out next week.
The senator took off his blazer and made coffee while they continued to talk.
"Then, in an instant, it all changed. He plopped down to my right, put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, pressing me back on the sofa. I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away. All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased."
She said that he seemed surprised and apologized, saying he "misread" her "all this time." She said she tried to figure out how to leave "without this ending badly," but he asked if she wanted to stay.
"Then I said something only the twentysomething version of me would have come up with – 'I am so sorry' – and walked out, trying to appear as nonchalant as possible," the book continues.
She tried to avoid him for several days but then ran into him pretending as if they were still friends. Clinton walked up to them and Abedin wrote, "as if she knew I needed rescuing even though I'd told her nothing about that night."
She said she "buried the incident" and tried to erase it from her mind. But when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was being accused of sexual assault, Abedine said it all came flooding back.
A list of the 109th Congress gives 34 possible Democrats, 48 potential Republicans and 1 Independent.
A man who made a death threat against Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz just days after the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested last week, POLITICO reports.
Eugene Huelsman was arrested in the Los Angeles area on an indictment from May by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Florida.
According to the indictment, Huelsman called Gaetz's office and said, "Tell [Gaetz] to watch his back, tell him to watch his children," Huelsman allegedly said. "I'm coming for him, … I'm gonna f---ing kill him ... I'm gonna put a bullet in you and I'm gonna put a bullet in one of your f---ing kids too."
The arrest came within days of Gaetz taking to the House floor last week to complain that the Justice Department hasn't been diligent enough when it comes to threats being made against him.
"I think someone may be trying to kill me and if they are successful I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest," Gaetz said last Wednesday.
Speaking to POLITICO, Gaetz said that the case he described on the floor and the earlier episode mentioned in the indictment are not related.
"An indictment was issued in May, and has now been unsealed the week after my criticism," the GOP lawmaker said. "If they if they took our security seriously, they would arrest all of the people who violate federal law and the threats to kill us, not just some of them....I think that the Department of Justice is biased against Republicans."
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