Biden Introduces Department of Justice Nominees and A Violent pro-Trump Mob Stormed the U.S. Capitol, CNN News, NBC News, PBS News, The New York Times, and DW News

Biden Introduces Department of Justice Nominees and A Violent pro-Trump Mob Stormed the U.S. Capitol, CNN News, NBC News, PBS News,  DW News, and The New York Times

NBC News: Biden Introduces Department of Justice Nominees, Jan 7, 2021

CNN News: See Biden’s speech as rioters invade Capitol, Jan 6, 2021 

PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan. 6 & 7, 2020

DW News: How has the world reacted to Trump supporters storming the US Capitol?  and Could Trump be removed for inciting supporters to storm the Capitol? Jan 7, 2021

The New York Times – The Morning – By David Leonhardt, January 7, 2021

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See Biden’s speech as rioters invade Capitol

Jan 6, 2021  CNN

President-elect Joe Biden speaks as a pro-Trump mob invades the US Capitol as Congress was trying to certify the 2020 election. #CNN #News

PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan. 7, 2020

Jan 7, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the nation begins the process of recovery after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, calls to remove President Trump from office grow among lawmakers, the breach at the Capitol prompts demands for answers about security, and a look at the tactics used by law enforcement at the Capitol and those often employed during peaceful racial justice protests. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS The fallout on Capitol Hill a day after violent riots… Tensions at the White House: ‘as high as they’ve ever been’… Calls to remove Trump from office grow louder… Security at the Capitol prompts demand for answers… Former Homeland Security head on Trump’s rhetoric… How police treated the mob that stormed the Capitol… Insurrection at Capitol draws condemnation across the globe… News Wrap: U.S. sets a new deadly record from COVID-19… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan. 6, 2021

Jan 6, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a violent Pro-Trump mob storms the U.S. Capitol as Congress certifies electoral votes, Democrats capture control of the U.S. Senate with victories in Georgia, President Trump continues his false claims about the election, and a look at what is fueling the extremist elements of Trump’s base. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Pro-Trump mob storms the Capitol as Congress certifies vote… Lawmakers to continue certifying electoral votes… Trump’s false election claims fuels extremism… Power shifts in U.S. Senate as Democrats win in Georgia… Can a 50-50 Senate work in a fractured environment?… News Wrap: Biden taps Merrick Garland for attorney general… Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock on leading a divided nation… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

How has the world reacted to Trump supporters storming the US Capitol? | DW News

Jan 7, 2021  DW News

Leaders around the world watched in disbelief as the chaos unfolded in Washington, where supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. Many have condemned the violence and called for democracy to be respected. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron gave their reactions, and DW spoke to people on the street in Germany. Around the world, there was disbelief at the scenes that unfolded in the Capitol: -Germany’s Bild newspaper talked of a “coup attempt” – and a “moment of great shame” -In Britain, the Daily Telegraph minced no words: “Democracy under siege” -The picture of Trump supporters storming the Capitol dominated the United Arab Emirates’ Gulf News daily. -The Nigerian Tribune offered this blistering verdict: “Trump supporters defile democracy.” -China compared the storming of the Capitol with pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Subscribe:… For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook:… ?Twitter: ?Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie:… #DonaldTrump #UsCapitolRiots

Could Trump be removed for inciting supporters to storm the Capitol? | DW News

Jan 7, 2021  DW News

Unprecedented – and deadly – scenes at the Capitol in Washington DC – where supporters of President Trump stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election results. One woman was shot and later died of her injuries, as rioters attempted to stop Congress members from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. Chaos unraveled on Capitol Hill as the building was stormed by hundreds of Trump supporters. A battle ensued between riot police and the protesters as they broke past security. They stormed the Senate chambers to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory – literally bringing democracy to a halt. Police then drew their guns. A woman was shot by police officers – and was later proclaimed dead. Some protesters also turned their anger against the media. Earlier at a rally near the White House, President Trump had repeated his unsubstantiated claims that the election had been stolen from him – and urged his supporters to rally at the Capitol. Hours later Trump then released a recorded message telling his supporters to go home but failed to condemn their actions. Trump has now been suspended from several social media accounts, including Twitter, after tweeting to supporters who attacked the Capitol. When lawmakers finally got back into the Senate chambers, several senior republicans condemned then violence. Including Trump’s vice president Mike Pence. The violence was branded as a siege by President-elect Joe Biden, who warned of the threat to democracy. The crowds dissipated once the 6pm curfew came into force, but National Guard troops remained alert for potential violence throughout the night. Subscribe:… For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook:… ?Twitter: ?Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie:… #DonaldTrump #UsCapitolRiots #25thAmendment

The New York Times        The Morning                    January 7, 2021

By David Leonhardt
Good morning. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Members of Congress — after fleeing for their safety — voted to confirm Biden’s victory.

Supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol yesterday.Win Mcnamee/Getty Images

They listened to the president

Donald Trump has been attacking American democracy for much of his time as president.

He has told repeated lies about voter fraud, undermining people’s confidence in elections. He has defied parts of the Constitution. He has spent his final weeks in office pressuring other government officials to overturn the result of an election he lost. He has occasionally encouraged his supporters to commit violence.
Yesterday, hundreds of those supporters decided to take Trump literally.
They fought their way through armed police, smashed windows and stormed the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. They then spent several hours inside the building, vandalizing offices and the House floor. They injured at least 14 law enforcement officers. Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and others fled for their safety.
In the end, the rioters — and Trump — will fail in their effort to keep him in power. At about 3:45 a.m., Congress did confirm Biden’s victory. Thirteen days from now, he will take the oath of office and become president of the United States.
But a physical assault on the nation’s seat of government is no small thing. And it was not a onetime event. It was a logical extension of the message that Trump has long been telling his supporters — that American democracy is a fraud, that his opponents are traitors and that his allies need to fight back.
“We’re seeing more and more citizens expressing openness to violence,” Lee Drutman, a political scientist, told me almost three months ago, “as more and more partisan leaders engage in the kinds of dehumanizing rhetoric that paves the way for taking violent action.”
Trump, speaking to the protesters at a rally hours before they burst into the Capitol, referred to his political opponents as “bad people” and “the enemy of the people.” He described his allies as “warriors” and encouraged them to stop “fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back.” He added, “We’re going to have to fight much harder.”
At the same rally, Rudy Giuliani said that Trump’s opponents should go to jail and added, “Let’s have trial by combat.” And Donald Trump Jr., addressing congressional Republicans who planned to split from his father, said: “We’re coming for you, and we’re going to have a good time doing it.”
After the violence, Trump himself wrote on social media, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.”
Trump’s efforts are failing in large part because a significant number of Republicans have refused to go along with him. But many other high-level Republicans have echoed and encouraged him. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and dozens of other members of Congress have fanned voters’ anger by promoting Trump’s lies about the election. (Here’s a list of Congress members who did so yesterday.) They have joined his attempts to undermine the American system of government.
“This is what you’ve gotten, guys,” Senator Mitt Romney, the Utah Republican, yelled as the rioters breached the Capitol yesterday. He was addressing his colleagues who have supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the election.
Shortly afterward, uniformed police officers evacuated senators and reporters from the chamber to the basement, before rushing them through underground tunnels to a secure location in a Senate office building. There, Romney saw Jonathan Martin, a Times reporter, and called for Jonathan to come over and talk. In 15 years of covering him, Jonathan said he had never seen Romney so alarmed.
“This is what the president has caused today, this insurrection,” Romney, with fury in his voice, said.

Trump loyalists and the police clashed outside the Capitol.Leah Millis/Reuters

Capitol Police trying to prevent pro-Trump extremists from entering the House chamber.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press
President Trump spoke to his supporters, directing them toward the Capitol.Pete Marovich for The New York Times
Police officers in riot gear after security was breached at the Capitol.Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Members of Congress ran for cover as pro-Trump extemists tried to break into the House chamber.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
A crowd gathered on the west front of the Capitol.Roberto Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Senator Josh Hawley gestured to Trump supporters outside the Capitol.Francis Chung/E&E News and Politico, via Associated Press
  • A woman shot by the police — inside the Capitol, during the mayhem — has died. Washington police said that three other people also died in the area around the Capitol yesterday “from separate medical emergencies.”
  • Trump said in a statement early this morning that there would be “an orderly transition” on Jan. 20.
  • A bomb squad destroyed a pipe bomb that was found at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. Officials also discovered a suspicious package at the nearby Democratic National Committee office and evacuated it.
  • Twitter and Facebook temporarily locked Trump’s accounts, after he had issued statements that mixed praise for the rioters and calls for peace.
  • The police appeared unprepared for the onslaught, which Trump loyalists had discussed openly on social media sites like Gab and Parler. Trump initially rebuffed requests to send the National Guard to the Capitol. Pence eventually approved the order.
  • Derrick Evans, a newly elected Republican state lawmaker from West Virginia, was part of the crowd that rushed into the Capitol.
  • “The incredible show of force that we saw in DC this summer… Where is it?” Abby Phillip, a CNN political correspondent, wrote, referring to the aggressive presence of law enforcement during Black Lives Matter protests.
  • Former President George W. Bush said he was “appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions and our law enforcement.”
  • Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, said: “These pictures made me angry and sad. But I am sure: American democracy will prove to be much stronger than the aggressors and rioters.”
  • James Mattis, former defense secretary under Trump, said: “Today’s violent assault on our Capitol, an effort to subjugate American democracy by mob rule, was fomented by Mr. Trump.”
  • “Not everyone storming the Capitol is QAnon, but make no mistake: this wouldn’t have happened without QAnon, the politicians and partisan media figures who cynically embraced it, and the platforms that amplified it for years,” Kevin Roose, a Times tech columnist, wrote.
  • “This is not dissent,” Biden said in a speech as the chaos was unfolding. “It’s disorder. It’s chaos. It borders on sedition and it must end now.”
  • “Storming the capitol was an act of political violence meant to express ownership of the country, regardless of the outcome of any election,” Adam Serwer, a writer at The Atlantic, tweeted. “Its surrender by the capitol police was an affirmation that will encourage further violence.”
  • “Today the Confederate flag flew in the United States Capitol,” Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor at Boston College, wrote.

Clockwise, from top left: Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany; Clarín, Argentina; La Repubblica, Italy; The Chosun Ilbo, Korea; Adresseavisen, Norway; Dainik Bhaskar, India.

How did the media in other countries cover the events?

“Trump supporters attack the heart of American democracy,” Correa de Manhã, in Portugal, reported. Italy’s La Repubblica wrote: “Trump supporters on the attack: weapons in the chamber, Congress in lockdown.”India’s Dainik Bhaskar: “Oldest

democracy in crisis.”And France’s Le Figaro: “Capture of the Capitol: The day America’s democracy fractured.”


  • Jon Ossoff won his Senate campaign in Georgia, giving the Democrats control in both chambers of Congress.
  • Biden plans to nominate Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general. Republicans blocked Garland’s Supreme Court nomination in 2016.
  • It was the deadliest day of the pandemic in the U.S. so far, with more than 3,900 deaths and 255,000 new cases reported. (Delayed reporting from the holidays may have played a role.)
  • The federal government will introduce a program this week to administer coronavirus vaccines to high-risk groups, including older people and frontline workers, at pharmacies.
  • A court in Lahore, Pakistan, abolished so-called virginity tests for women in sexual assault cases, saying the practice is humiliating and casts suspicion on victims rather than the accused.
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President Barack Obama’s photographer presents his last year in review

President Barack Obama’s photographer presents his last year in review

February: “This photograph evokes the President in deep thought, which is not always an easy mood to convey. He was prepping with his national security staff before a teleconference with European leaders.”  Pete Souza / White House Image caption

BBC News’ article on 30 December 2016, from the section In Pictures

“It’s been the honour of a lifetime to be a witness to history these past eight years.”The president’s photographer, Pete Souza, has selected the finest photos from inside the White House and beyond for his final annual review, before the Obama administration is replaced in January.“The editing for this project is both subjective and personal,” he said. “Yes, there are some historic moments included but mostly I was looking for behind-the-scenes moments that give people a more personal look at the president and first lady.”

We have reproduced a selection, with insights from behind the lens by Mr Souza.

February: “President Obama reacts as his putt falls just short during an impromptu hole of golf with staffers Joe Paulsen, left, and Marvin Nicholson” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

February: “I had my eye on this youngster while President Barack Obama spoke during a reception at the White House celebrating African American History Month. When the president started greeting audience members along the rope line, I bent down in front of the young man and captured this moment of the president touching his face before he too bent down to greet him. Afterwards, I tracked down his name – Clark Reynolds – and had the president sign a copy for him.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

March: “What an honour to watch these girls grow up. Malia, foreground, and Sasha were both invited guests for the State Dinner in honour of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau. Following the actual sit-down dinner in the East Room, they made their way down the Great Hall to the State Dining Room for the musical entertainment.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

March: “It just happened spontaneously one afternoon as the president began dancing in the Outer Oval with Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri. As I recall, he was helping her practise for her upcoming wedding.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

March:”The First Lady watches as President Obama gives a hug to Caprina Harris before the annual Easter Egg Roll. Caprina had burst out in tears when she was told by her family that Obama would no longer be president; the resulting YouTube video went viral and President Obama responded to her on Facebook and said he wasn’t going anywhere. They finally had a chance to meet here.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption March

April: “Originally it was unclear whether I would be permitted to photograph the president meeting Prince George. But the night before, our advance team called and said they had gotten word from Kensington Palace that they would allow me access to make candid photographs during their visit. Afterwards, this photograph garnered the most attention but at the time all I could think was how the table at right was hindering my ability to be at the optimum angle for this moment.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

June: “The vice-president chases children and members of the press with a super soaker during the 2016 Biden Beach Boardwalk Bash held at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington DC.” David Lienemann / White House Image caption

June: “The great thing about children is you just don’t know what they will do in the presence of the president. So when David Axelrod stopped by the Oval Office with one of his sons’ family, Axe’s granddaughter, Maelin, crawled onto the vice-president’s seat while the president continued his conversation with the adults. Then at one point, Maelin glanced over just as the president was looking back at her.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

July: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts when she thought they were somehow going to squeeze the entire press corps into a small hallway in Warsaw, Poland, to do a group photo with all of the European leaders. Instead, they were just being lined up in the order that they were supposed to walk into the room where the press was already prepositioned.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

August: “With some staff watching in the background, President Obama blows out candles after the vice-president surprised him with some birthday cupcakes.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

August: “President Obama watches a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this summer as Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri continues working at her computer.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

September: “The president had gone for a hike with daughter Malia at Great Falls National Park, Virginia, and sat down on a rock overlooking the Potomac River.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

September: “After a meeting with actor and human rights activist George Clooney, the president invited him and three of his colleagues to shoot hoops on the White House basketball court. This photo garnered a lot of attention when it was hung on the walls of the West Wing.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

September: “The first lady goes shopping at a CVS Pharmacy in preparation for life after the White House during a segment taping for the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California.” Lawrence Jackson / White House Image caption

September: “Following the official opening of the African American Museum, the Bonner family wanted to have their picture taken with former President George W Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. President Bush took the Bonner’s family smart phone and looking around for someone to snap the picture tapped President Obama on the shoulder and asked him to do the honours. The Bonner Family are fourth generation descendants of Elijah B. Odom, a young slave who escaped to freedom. The Bushes were instrumental in the creation of the museum, with Laura Bush serving on the board of directors.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “The White House was hosting South by South Lawn, an event based on the infamous South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas. Just before lunch that day, the president was checking out the setup from a window in the Oval Office before the gates were opened. ‘Hey Pete,’ he said to me, ‘let’s go take a picture with the Lego men.’ And so we did.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “There was almost no light remaining at the end of the day when the president and first lady walked out to the South Lawn for a ‘Fourth Quarter’ toast to White House staff.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “Bill Murray stopped by the White House to be honoured as the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. When the president opened the door to the Oval Office, he laughed that Bill was in full Chicago Cubs regalia just before the Cubs were to begin the World Series. After the presentation, Murray demonstrated his prowess in putting, ‘sinking’ several putts into a White House drinking glass, all while doing a public service announcement to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “The president was about to welcome local children for Halloween trick-or-treating when he ran into Superman Walker Earnest, son of Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in the Ground Floor Corridor of the White House. ‘Flex those muscles,’ he said to Walker.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

November: “It was the morning after the election and the president wanted to speak to press secretary Josh Earnest about how to characterise his thoughts to the press. When he heard Josh was meeting with his team, the president sent word to bring the team with him, thinking it was just a few others. But it turned out that Josh had the entire communications, speechwriting and research team in his office and they all filtered in to the Oval, some for the first time.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

November: “A good respite from the day after the election was the visit of Alex Myteberi. The six-year-old boy from New York had written a letter to President Obama after seeing a heart-breaking photograph of Syrian refugee Omran Daqneesh sitting silently in an ambulance, covered in blood and dust, after an air strike on Aleppo. In his letter, Alex wrote to the president: ‘Can you please go get him and bring him to my home. We’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother. The president was so touched by the letter that he read excerpts from it at the United Nations in September. Alex and his family were invited to the Oval Office so the president could tell him in person how much the letter had meant to him.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

November: “Bruuuuuce! The president reaches out to shake hands with Bruce Springsteen in the Blue Room of the White House prior to the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. I’m so happy for Bruce, having been a fan of his for almost 30 years during which I’ve seen at least 35 of his concerts.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

 December: “When I first posted this photograph and told the story about the prank in moving four snowmen so they were peeking into the Oval Office, some took this to mean that I had been the one to execute the prank. But it was not me, and as I previously wrote, the staff that pulled this off will remain nameless, unless Brian decides he wants to come forward with saying who helped him. Whoops.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

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