The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 13rd, 2021 night edition

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After President Trump gave his speech to the insurrectionists on Wednesday he returned to the White House and excitedly watched the storming of the Capitol on TV.

Eventually Trump was persuaded to okay sending in federal law enforcement and the National Guard.

And he half-heartedly told his insurrectionist supporters to disperse but only in a message expressing support for them and restating the grievances which were the rationale for the insurrection in the first place.

Republican Senators were reportedly particularly incensed by this because they believed it encouraged them to remain in place.

But it’s this initial period, which seems to have gone on for between 90 minutes and two hours that demands our attention.

In any case, the point is to focus on what the reporting of the Post and numerous other outlets makes clear.

In many ways this is the more grievous and impeachable act – much more clear cut and culpable than the initial speech. »

Lawmakers Warn 'Totally Appropriate' Comment Proves Trump Willing to Foment Violence Again

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The speech he made to the extremist crowd "has been analyzed," Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews, and "people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.".

President Trump: "If you read my speech...people thought that what I said was totally appropriate."

"These remarks make it clear that he has no problem endangering others or inciting insurrection, and would be willing to do it again," tweeted Beyer. »

Mississippi hoists new state flag without Confederate emblem for first time

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Mississippi hoisted its new state flag for the first time at the state capitol on Monday, six months after legislators retired the former one featuring a Confederate battle emblem.

Mississippi lawmakers created a commission last June to create a new state flag that specifically excluded the Confederate symbol and included the phrase “In God We Trust.”.

In the neighboring state of Tennessee, the State Capitol Commission voted last July to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol. »

Trump refuses to take responsibility for Capitol riots: ‘What I said was totally appropriate’

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He then claimed the “real problem” was what other politicians said about the violent riots in Portland following the death of George Floyd.

The president spoke to reporters before departing for Texas, where he was scheduled to take a tour of border wall construction.

Otherwise, many of those lawmakers have called for the House of Representatives to launch a second round of impeachment proceedings against Mr Trump. »

Iran denies Pompeo's assertion it has ties with al Qaeda

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday rejected as “warmongering lies” an assertion by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Iran has ties to the Islamist militant group al Qaeda.

“(With) fictitious Iran ‘declassifications’ and AQ (al Qaeda) claims, (Pompeo) is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies,” Zarif tweeted.

Iran denied the report, saying there were no al Qaeda “terrorists” on its soil. »