RASKIN just yielded Democratic House floor time to Rep. Katko — a Republican — who just came out tonight in favor of impeachment.
"The president's role in this insurrection is undeniable," Katko said
RASKIN now quoting Liz Cheney's statement — accusing Trump of being singularly responsible for the violence at the Capitol — as a rebuttal to Republicans who say it's simply a Democratic talking point.
GOP Leader McCarthy estimates the impeachment vote will come in the 3pm hour: Image

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14 Jan
DOJ makes clear that if you had a cell phone on inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, you will get caught. Image
NEW: Police have arrested a suspect from the Jan. 6 Capitol riots who threw an object believed to be a fire extinguisher that hit three officers in the head.

justice.gov/opa/page/file/… Image
The guy in the red hat with the bloody cheek in the Senate chamber has been arrested. He said the crowd became unruly "once we found out Pence turned on us."

"The crowd went crazy. I mean, it became a mob."

justice.gov/opa/page/file/… Image
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14 Jan
Yesterday, Republicans asked whether any of the rioters had actually said they acted at the behest of President Trump.

This is from the newly unsealed criminal complaint against "Q Shaman," Jacob Angeli >>> Image
WHAT A SENTENCE: "Your affiant and an FBI agent spoke on the phone with CHANSLEY, who confirmed that he was the male in the face paint and headdress in the Vice President’s chair in the Senate."
Here's the image included with the complaint. Image
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13 Jan
NEW: The House will impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday for inciting violent insurrectionists who — just oneweek earlier — stormed the U.S. Capitol, battered police officers and sent lawmakers fleeing for safety.

The charge — willful incitement of insurrection — is the gravest ever lodged against a sitting president.

And it will be bipartisan. At least five Republicans, including Liz CHENEY, have already announced support. More are expected. politico.com/news/2021/01/1…
Trump’s schedule on the day he’ll be impeached again: No public events. Image
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13 Jan
NEW: Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) says she witnessed colleagues on Jan. 5 leading would-be rioters on "reconnaissance" trips around the Capitol.

She didn't name names or provide any details about the basis for her allegations.

Sherrill made the claim in a Facebook video posted Tuesday evening for constituents. It's a startling allegation that's going to demand additional public details.

UPDATE: Rep. SHERRILL tells @sarahnferris that she has referred details of her allegations to investigators.

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12 Jan
NEWS: Liz CHENEY will vote to impeach Donald Trump. Image
Her statement may be even more remarkable than her vote:

“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President.”
MORE CHENEY: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
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12 Jan
FBI official Steven D'Antuono says the bureau has opened 160 case files relatd to U.S. Capitol insurrection.

"That's just the tip of the iceberg."
Acting U.S. attorney Michael Sherwin on U.S. Capitol investigation.

"I think the scope and scale of this investigation in these cases are really unprecedented not only in FBI history but really in DOJ history."

He says the Capitol Grounds are, essentially, a crime scene.
SHERWIN describes "mind-blowing" range of criminality. Range of charges include:

-Simple trespassing
-Theft of mail
-Theft of digital devices
-Assault on local/fed officers
-Theft of potential national security info
-Felony murder
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