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Military Times: How many troops were involved in the Capitol riot? Figuring that out won't be easy

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/01/11/how-many-troops-were-involved-in-the-capitol-riot-figuring-that-out-wont-be-easy/

Days after a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Defense Department officials are unsure how many, if any, active-duty troops took part in the Jan. 6 riots.

How many troops were involved in the Capitol riot? Figuring that out won’t be easy
Meghann Myers , Leo Shane III , Todd South , and Kyle Rempfer
1 day ago


Pro-Trump groups occupy the steps of the Capitol building and stand atop an armored government vehicle Jan. 6, 2021. (Kyle Rempfer/Staff)
Days after a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Defense Department officials are unsure how many, if any, active-duty troops took part in the Jan. 6 riots.


Finding out how many, and what to do about them, is easier said than done.

“...investigations into service members fall under the services,” a defense official told Military Times on Monday. “If the member is no longer in the military it would fall under DoJ”.

More at link.

Jake Angeli Will Be Fed Organic Shaman Diet Following Judge's Order: Report

https://www.newsweek.com/qanon-shaman-organic-diet-jake-angeli-1560754?amp=1

The U.S. Marshal's Office said it will be complying with the strict organic diet of the Capitol attack suspect known as the "QAnon Shaman" following reports he has not eaten since he was placed in custody.

During his first appearance at a federal courtroom in Phoenix, Angeli's public defender Gerald Williams told the judge that he had not eaten since he was taken into custody because he is on an extremely restrictive diet consisting solely of organic food, believed to be for religious reasons.

Judge Deborah Fine said the claims were "deeply concerning" and ordered Williams to find a way to accommodate the 33-year-old's demands.

More at link. CODDLING!

'We will surround the motherf---ing White House': Feds arrest suburban Chicago man for threatening i

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/1/12/22227466/feds-arrest-chicago-heights-man-threatening-inauguration-joe-biden

Louis Capriotti, 45, of Chicago Heights, has been charged with transmitting a threat, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

By Jon Seidel and Sam Charles Jan 12, 2021, 1:55pm CST

Louis Capriotti allegedly called for months, screaming as he left voicemails for members of Congress filled with profanity, racism and vague threats.

Then, late last month, the feds say one call from the Chicago Heights man amounted to a direct threat on next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. They say Capriotti claimed that, if people “think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that f---ing White House on Jan. 20th, they’re sadly f---ing mistaken.”

“We will surround the motherf---ing White House and we will kill any motherf---ing Democrat that steps on the motherf---ing lawn,” Capriotti, 45, allegedly said in a voicemail left for a member of Congress from New Jersey.

More at link. Charged with transmitting a threat. Will be held until at least this Friday.

Tennessee Gov. Lee [FINALLY!!] acknowledges Biden as president-elect

https://www.wjhl.com/news/regional/tennessee/tennessee-gov-lee-acknowledges-biden-as-president-elect/amp/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee says his administration has begun working with the transition team of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

Lee’s remarks Friday marked the first time the governor has acknowledged that Biden will be the next president.

Lee told reporters that he had spoken with members of Biden’s transition team the previous day about Tennessee’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor was among many Republicans nationwide who refused to acknowledge that Biden had won, as President Donald Trump continuously repeated unfounded claims of election fraud.

Slow on the uptake much? I womder if he will receive death threats now?

'I'm not a magician': Lawyer for man pictured with lectern in Capitol riot says photo a 'problem'

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/crime/adam-johnson-capitol-release-florida-man-nancy-pelosi-lectern/67-5046ce9b-e583-4131-89ab-e85dbb78f009

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A photo of Johnson, taken by Getty Images photographer Win McNamee, was one of many that went viral during the armed insurrection of the Capitol on Wednesday by supporters of President Donald Trump.

to explain that, but yeah, that would be a problem, I'm not a magician and neither is Mr. Bigney. So yeah, we have a photograph of our client, who appears to be in a federal building or inside the Capitol with government property," Eckhart said.

More at link.

Has terrorist son of NY SC Judge been arrested yet?

Anyone know? Tyia!

Signature Bank closing dump accounts!

Tweet by David Enrich:

Signature Bank, which long had close ties with Trump and Kushner, is closing his accounts. with
@EricLiptonNYT

@SteveEder

@maggieNYT


Story in NYT. Paywall, no doubt.

Daily Beast: Patriots' Bill Belichick Turns Down Trump's Medal of Freedom Offer

https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-england-patriots-coach-bill-belichick-declines-trumps-presidential-medal-of-freedom-offer

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will not accept President Trump’s award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he announced in a statement Monday. The statement, first announced by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, comes after media reports on Sunday that Trump had invited the six-time Super Bowl winner to the White House to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor. “The tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award,” Belichick wrote in the statement. The coach and the president are longtime friends, with the former writing a congratulatory note to the latter after his 2016 election. Belichick’s public break with Trump comes on the heels of several companies freezing the president out after he helped incite a riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Nothing more at link. Currently story #2, scroll down.

Man seen carrying Pelosi's lectern in Capitol riot released on $25K bond

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/crime/adam-johnson-capitol-release-florida-man-nancy-pelosi-lectern/67-5046ce9b-e583-4131-89ab-e85dbb78f009

TAMPA, Fla. — Adam Johnson, the man seen carrying the lectern of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the U.S. Capitol riot, was released from jail Monday.

Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida, for his release signed a $25,000 signature bond, which he does not have to pay unless he fails to show up at his next court appearance.

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Judge Christopher Tuite ordered Johnson to surrender his passport, submit to substance abuse tests, surrender all firearms and wear a tracking device. Under the terms of his release, he would not be allowed to travel outside the Middle District of Florida, unless it's to Washington, D.C., for court cases.

Johnson also would have a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

More at link. One of his lawyers said his client wants privacy, the other said it will be difficult to defend because of the images.

Yale is offering free "Science of Well Being" course

https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being?utm_source=gg&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=09-ScienceofWellBeing-US&utm_content=09-ScienceofWellBeing-US&campaignid=9728548210&adgroupid=99699672436&device=m&keyword=science%20of%20well%20being%20course&matchtype=b&network=g&devicemodel=&adpostion=&creativeid=428916120688&hide_mobile_promo&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6Or_BRC_ARIsAPzuer8h_A-jutMyXFcPC_F-IiOUvFKwxrZvjRCfc4FaHwzxVNyyGfbZG3saAiBeEALw_wcB

Yes, it is really free. And, yes, it is great stuff!

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Why not give it a try?
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