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Capitol Cop Charged with Obstruction After Coaching Rioters on Social Media

His arrest came over nine months after the Capitol riot itself.

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Over the course of the next several months, (or more), we will be inundated with stories pertaining to the adjudication of cases stemming from the events of January 6th, and we certainly aren’t going to like everything that we hear.

For some, it will be the realization that some of these insurrectionists did indeed mean to do harm to our elected officials, including then-VP Mike Pence.  For others there will be angst as Obama-appointed judges ignore prosecutors’ requests and tack on additional jail time for those convicted in the incident.

And, for a great many of us, there will be some concerns about the possibility that participants in the incident were propelled and protected by Capitol Police. 

A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police force was charged Friday with trying to protect a man who was later accused of illegally entering the Capitol during the January 6 riot.

A grand jury indictment charged Officer Michael Angelo Riley with repeatedly telling the man to delete all social media that would provide proof of entering the building that day.

“[I’]m a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance,” Riley said in a Facebook direct message, according to the indictment. “Take down the part about being in the building they are correctly investigating and everyone who was in the building is going to be charged. Just looking out!”

Riley was arrested on Friday, some 9+ months after the storming of the Capitol itself, which appears to indicate just how far we are from the end of this issue.

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Working for VP Harris is ‘Scarlet Letter’ in White House, Aides Flee in Droves

WHOA!

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The situation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a strange one at this moment, and news from the East Wing has many wondering just how much worse things are going to get before they begin to mend.

While there is certainly a great deal of trouble within the Biden administration, perhaps no corner of the executive branch is quite as worrisome as the office of the Vice President, with Kamala Harris dropping staffers by the handful, and new reports of castigation befalling those who’ve worked for her.

A new report revealed that departing staffers for Vice President Harris are leaving their White House posts in part due to concerns of being forever labeled a “Harris person.”

A growing list of Harris staffers are heading out the door amid internal chaos and disastrous poll numbers.

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The concern of being labeled a “Harris person,” as well as burnout and desire for greener pastures, are driving the exodus from the vice president’s office, sources familiar with the chaos in the VP’s office told Axios.

One anonymous Democratic strategist said that Harris needs “someone loyal, who can think methodically to best position the vice president and to make sure everything she’s doing is being maximized and communicated to a broad population and get her numbers up.”

And also:

A different Democratic operative close to the veep’s office told Axiosthat the staff departures are lighting a fire under chief of staff Tina Flournoy to keep the sinking ship afloat.

“If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the operative said.

The label of being a “Harris person” apparently carries a weighted stigma with it in Washington — something that does not bode well for the fledgling veep as her first year in office begins to wrap up.

The news will undoubtedly reignite the Democrats’ fears about their chances to win the White House again in 2024.

The situation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a strange one at this moment, and news from the East Wing has many wondering just how much worse things are going to get before they begin to mend. While there is certainly a great deal of trouble within the Biden administration, perhaps no corner of the executive branch is quite as worrisome as the office of the Vice President, with Kamala Harris dropping staffers by the handful, and new reports of castigation befalling those who’ve worked for her. A new report revealed that departing staffers for Vice President Harris are leaving their White House posts in part due to concerns of being forever labeled a “Harris person.” A growing list of Harris staffers are heading out the door amid internal chaos and disastrous poll numbers. The concern of being labeled a “Harris person,” as well as burnout and desire for greener pastures, are driving the exodus from the vice president’s office, sources familiar with the chaos in the VP’s office told Axios. One anonymous Democratic strategist said that Harris needs “someone loyal, who can think methodically to best position the vice president and to make sure everything she’s doing is being maximized and communicated to a broad population and get her numbers up.” And also: A different Democratic operative close to the veep’s office told Axiosthat the staff departures are lighting a fire under chief of staff Tina Flournoy to keep the sinking ship afloat. “If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the operative said. The label of being a “Harris person” apparently carries a weighted stigma with it in Washington — something that does not bode well for the fledgling veep as her first year…

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Lin Wood Reveals Screenshot Suggesting that Tucker and Hunter are ‘Buddy Buddy’

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All the world’s a stage, right?  Isn’t that the de facto anecdote we turn to when our illusions about the world around us are shattered?  It’s the, “welp, I guess this counts as closure” statement that we use as a bandaid over our confusion.

Controversial attorney Lin Wood is almost undoubtedly understanding of this idea, having been inversely reviled at times by both sides of the aisle.  His latest bit of strange behavior has involved a couple of the mainstream media’s most controversial figures:  Fox New host Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden, long-embattled son of the President.

The Donald Trump-allied lawyer Lin Wood claims that the Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, have a “buddy-buddy” relationship. On Thursday, Wood posted what he claims is a conversation between the two as proof.

While it’s unclear who originally posted the email exchange between Biden and Carlson, Wood uploaded the unredacted and unverified screenshot to his Telegram channel on Thursday night. It appears to show three emails between Biden and Carlson from November 2014.

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Neither Carlson nor Biden has confirmed the authenticity of the messages.

And what was this purported evidence?

In the exchange, Carlson appears to thank Biden for writing a reference letter to Georgetown University — which Biden attended — for his son, Buckley.

While the mainstream media still portrays Wood as a supporter of former President Trump, those who’ve been following along with this storyline aren’t so sure, citing the conniving attorney’s penchant for flip flopping.

All the world’s a stage, right?  Isn’t that the de facto anecdote we turn to when our illusions about the world around us are shattered?  It’s the, “welp, I guess this counts as closure” statement that we use as a bandaid over our confusion. Controversial attorney Lin Wood is almost undoubtedly understanding of this idea, having been inversely reviled at times by both sides of the aisle.  His latest bit of strange behavior has involved a couple of the mainstream media’s most controversial figures:  Fox New host Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden, long-embattled son of the President. The Donald Trump-allied lawyer Lin Wood claims that the Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, have a “buddy-buddy” relationship. On Thursday, Wood posted what he claims is a conversation between the two as proof. While it’s unclear who originally posted the email exchange between Biden and Carlson, Wood uploaded the unredacted and unverified screenshot to his Telegram channel on Thursday night. It appears to show three emails between Biden and Carlson from November 2014. Neither Carlson nor Biden has confirmed the authenticity of the messages. And what was this purported evidence? In the exchange, Carlson appears to thank Biden for writing a reference letter to Georgetown University — which Biden attended — for his son, Buckley. While the mainstream media still portrays Wood as a supporter of former President Trump, those who’ve been following along with this storyline aren’t so sure, citing the conniving attorney’s penchant for flip flopping.

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