#US Capitol

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Supporters of Donald Trump inside the US Capitol Building. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@simoncoveney)

  • False claims have been propagated by right-wing groups that Antifa breached the Capitol
  • However, the charged pro-Trump rioters themselves disputed those claims
  • "We proudly take responsibility for storming the Castle," one of the defendants said

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Merrick Garland is currently and appeals court judge in the US (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Merrick Garland made the statements in front of the Senate Justice Committee 
  • He compared the 1995 attacks in Oklahoma City to the US Capitol riots
  • He further committed to keep the Department of Justice free of any political motive

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'The Rush Limbaugh Show' was hosted by the media icon for almost 32 years. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@DanScavino)

  • The announcement was made by his wife on Wednesday on radio
  • Limbaugh announced his medical condition in February 2020
  • The 70-year-old often got into controversial situations by making statements catering to Republicans

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the fiercest critics of former US President Donald Trump (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The commission will be tasked with "investigating and reporting facts and causes" of the attacks
  • The commission will compromise of people from outside the government than elected leaders
  • Lt. General Russel Honore is Pelosi's choice for heading the "infrastructure of security" review

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., arrives for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate in Washington. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • It took just three hours for Donald Trump's defence lawyers to present their case
  • Democratic impeachment managers presented evidence, including footage from US Capitol attack
  • Early indications suggest the Democrats will not have enough support from the Republicans to get a conviction

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Donald Trump has been charged by the impeachment team with stoking an insurrection after losing re-election to Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Counsel Michael van der Veen denounced the trial as "act of political vengeance"
  • Democratic impeachment managers on Thursday rested their case after two days of often emotional presentations
  • Trump's lawyers are expected to make arguments brief, hastening the Senate verdict

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Impeachment managers said Donald Trump is so dangerous he should be barred from holding office again. (Photo Credit11: AP/PTI)

  • Democratic impeachment managers on Thursday rested their case
  • Donald Trump's lawyers will now get a chance to respond and are expected to make arguments brief
  • Trump's lawyers are set to argue that his speech was rhetorical 

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Impeachment manager Jamie Raskin opened the floor at the impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump

  • Day three of the trial was to call out duties of a "true patriot" by the impeachment managers
  • Ted Lieu said, "I’m afraid he’s going to run again and lose, because he can do this again.”
  • Joaquin Castro spoke about the international implications of the violence

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US President Joe Biden has not made any major statements about the impeachment trial (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Biden said he "didn't watch any of the hearing live" but saw some news coverage 
  • The evidence presented at the trial consisted of security footage, bodycam videos and radio communication
  • A total of 67 votes are required to convict the former US President 

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Delegate Stacy Plaskett spoke at US Capitol where the impeachment trial of the former US President Donald Trump is being held (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The entire attack was displayed on a 'live map' of the US Capitol
  • The rioters were seen equipped baseball bats, riot shields and body armor
  • Plaskett said a few rioters "were looking to execute Mike Pence" as he was presiding over the certification of votes at the US Capitol