Video fuels questions about ‘insider’ help for Capitol attack

About This Source - CNN

The video item below is a piece of English language content from CNN. CNN is an American news-based pay television channel owned by CNN Worldwide, a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T-owned WarnerMedia. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel.

Recent from CNN:

  • These Trump supporters are convinced he will be president again on March 4
  • CPAC speakers shower Trump with praise
  • Acosta corrects CPAC organizer: Trump did lose the election
  • CNN published this video item, entitled “Video fuels questions about ‘insider’ help for Capitol attack” – below is their description.

    One week after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, there are still more questions than answers on whether any lawmakers or police assisted the pro-Trump rioters.

    The idea of an insurrection is unheard of in modern US history, and the possibility that lawmakers or allies inside the Capitol were helping only contributes to the uncertainty and worry about the event and what’s to come.

    At least one protest organizer said he coordinated with three House Republicans. There are unverified accusations of a “reconnaissance” mission one day before the attack. And more than a dozen US Capitol Police officers are under internal investigation for allegedly helping rioters.

    While President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the violence is clear, there are some early indications and accusations that other insiders may have more actively aided the mob.

    Ali Alexander, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who led one of the “Stop The Steal” groups, claimed in a livestream video that he planned the rally that preceded the riot with three GOP lawmakers: Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama.

    Brooks spoke at the rally before Trump took the stage, and urged the crowd to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” In a 2,800-word statement about his involvement, Brooks said he was only telling the crowd to fight back at the ballot box. (Brooks also revealed that a White House official called him one day earlier and invited him to speak at the rally.)

    CNN previously reported that Gosar associated himself with Alexander’s group in recent months. A spokesman for Biggs told CNN that he hasn’t ever met or worked with Alexander.

    Alexander said he hoped his “mob” would pressure lawmakers to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory through the Electoral College. After the riot was quelled, the three lawmakers voted to throw out Biden’s electoral votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. Their effort failed.

    #CNN #News

    CNN YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

  • These Trump supporters are convinced he will be president again on March 4
  • CPAC speakers shower Trump with praise
  • Acosta corrects CPAC organizer: Trump did lose the election
  • Stephen Miller: In four weeks Biden has created a humanitarian ‘catastrophe’
  • Biden told reporters airstrikes were meant to ‘send a message’ to Iran
  • In This Story: Electoral College

    The United States Electoral College is the group of presidential electors required by the Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president. Each state appoints electors equal in number to its congressional delegation. Federal office holders cannot be electors.

    Of the current 538 electors, an absolute majority of 270 or more electoral votes is required to elect the president and vice president. If no candidate achieves an absolute majority there, a contingent election is held by the United States House of Representatives to elect the president, and by the United States Senate to elect the vice president.

    The appropriateness of the Electoral College system is a matter of ongoing debate. Supporters argue that it is a fundamental component of American federalism by preserving the Constitutional role of the states in presidential elections. Candidates must appeal to a broad and diverse set of states rather than focusing only on the few U.S. cities with the highest population densities.

    Critics argue that the Electoral College system is less democratic than a direct popular vote and that the College violates the democratic principle of “one person, one vote.” Thus, a president may be elected who did not win the national popular vote, as occurred in 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016.

    2 Recent Items: Electoral College

  • Impeachment: Lawyers Say Trial Is About ‘Canceling 75 Million Trump Voters’
  • Impeachment: Trump’s Call to Georgia Secretary of State Not Connected to Riot
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

    He is married to Dr Jill Biden.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • Biden in Texas to survey storm recovery efforts
  • Biden visits Texas following cold weather disaster
  • Biden tours Texas emergency aid operations centre following historic winter storm
  • Blinken Says the U.S. Has ‘Recalibrated’ Its Relationship With Saudi Arabia
  • LIVE: Biden Delivers Remarks at a FEMA Covid Vaccination Site in Houston, Texas
  • Pelosi Says Democrats ‘Will Not Rest Until We Pass $15 Minimum Wage’
  • In This Story: Republicans

    The Republican Party, sometimes also referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main, historic rival, the Democratic Party.

    It was founded on 20th March 1854 and has its contemporary headquarters in Washington, D.C., United States. The present leadership is Ronna McDaniel (chairwoman).

    2 Recent Items: Republicans

  • McCarthy Urges House Republicans to Vote Against $1.9 Trillion Covid Stimulus
  • Several Republicans cite pandemic to miss votes, but will speak at CPAC
  • In This Story: Stop the Steal

    The “Stop the Steal” campaign arose during the aftermath of the 2020 US Presidential Election, after President Donald Trump refused to accept the result of the vote, which his opponent, Joe Biden, had won. Some of Trump’s supporters protested the result, with this campaign. No evidence of electoral impropriety has been discovered.

    4 Recent Items: Stop the Steal

  • Brian Ross Investigates: A Look at Some Organizers Behind The January Stop The Steal Movement
  • Trump impeachment: House votes to bring charge against president | FULL
  • In full: Representatives vote to impeach Trump for second time
  • ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer says GOP lawmakers helped him with rally
  • Leave a Comment