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12:25 AM ET, January 14, 2021

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Washington Post:
Trump is isolated and angry at aides for failing to defend him as he is impeached again  —  When Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president ever impeached twice in a bipartisan rebuke, he did so as a leader increasingly isolated, sullen and vengeful.
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New York Times:
Under Heavy Pressure, Trump Releases Video Condemning Capitol Siege  —  The video was made public after President Trump was impeached a second time and after he told his followers in the hours following the riot a week ago that “we love you.”  —  Under heavy pressure from his advisers …
CNN:
Trump releases video calling for calm but doesn't mention impeachment
Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Republican voters side with Trump over McConnell  —  Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.  —  The state of play: A majority of Republicans still think Trump …
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
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Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Republicans are falling into an impeachment trap
Matthew Continetti / National Review:
Try Him Now  —  One week after he fomented a mob that stormed the Capitol …
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Feds Charge 2 Trump-Loving Cops Who Took A Selfie During Attack On U.S. Capitol  —  Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker took a photograph of themselves during an insurrection and bragged about their exploits on social media.  —  Federal authorities have arrested and charged two Virginia police officers …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Two Off-Duty Virginia Police Officers Charged in Federal Court Following Events at the U.S. Capitol  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
Emmanuel Felton / BuzzFeed News:
Capitol Police Officers Say They Wouldn't Be Surprised If Members Of Congress Helped Plan The Attack  —  After seeing one of their colleagues killed last Wednesday, Capitol Police officers are angry that Republican members of Congress refuse to submit to the security changes put in place since then …
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
ICE's Latest Leader Has Resigned After Just Two Weeks On The Job  —  The acting leader of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement abruptly resigned on Wednesday, just two weeks into the job after the agency's previous director also stepped down unexpectedly in December, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: Fox News and Daily Kos
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Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Acting director of ICE resigns
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Priscilla Alvarez / CNN:
Acting ICE director is resigning, DHS official says
Discussion: The Hill
CNN:
Top White House adviser Hicks no longer works at the White House, a previously planned departure  —  Who is Hope Hicks?  (2020)  —  (CNN)Hope Hicks' last day in the White House was Tuesday, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN, a final departure planned before the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
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ABC News:
Trump angrily watched impeachment proceedings while asking about path forward: Sources
Politico:
Donald Trump finally discovers a spotlight he wants to ignore
Discussion: The Hill, DemCast and WHTM-TV
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Associated Press:
Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis  —  LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty stemming from an investigation of ruinous decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
Amstevens / Chapman Newsroom:
Statement from the Office of the President … “After discussions over the course of the last week, Dr. John Eastman and Chapman University have reached an agreement pursuant to which he will retire from Chapman, effective immediately.  Dr. Eastman's departure closes this challenging chapter …
Associated Press:
Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to Washington for his inauguration because of security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Discussion: CNN, CBS Philly, Political Wire and The Hill
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Snapchat will permanently ban Trump's account  —  Snapchat will permanently ban President Trump's account on Jan. 20, Axios has learned, after locking it indefinitely last week following the Capitol siege.  —  Why it matters: The Trump campaign and digital team relied on Snapchat …
Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
The ‘Late Impeachment’ Question  —  Precedent and purpose cut against the argument that the Constitution bars lawmakers from holding an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office.  —  ichael Luttig is an estimable conservative legal thinker who used to be a federal judge.
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Washington Post:
Democrats demand investigation of whether Republicans in Congress aided Capitol rioters  —  Even as Democrats on Wednesday impeached President Trump, they turned their attention to allegations that Republican members of Congress encouraged last week's attempted insurrection …
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Exclusive: Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return  —  (Reuters) - Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
David Brand / Queens News:
Queens man impeached — again  —  A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he became the first U.S. president ever impeached twice by the House of Representatives.  —  Donald Trump, a 74-year-old lame duck Republican, is accused of inciting a lethal mob of far-right supporters …
West Sider / West Side Rag:
Jerry Nadler Brought a Zabar's Bag Into the Impeachment Hearing; Here's What Was In It  —  A blurry screenshot of a screenshot of C-Span shows the evidence.  —  Congressman Jerry Nadler is a leader in the latest impeachment of President Trump.  And as he entered the House floor on Wednesday …
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Jordan calls on Cheney to step down from House leadership  —  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is calling on House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) to be removed from leadership for announcing her plans to vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol.
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ABC News:
Here are all of the House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Republicans continue to defy metal detectors as Capitol security ramps up … House Republicans on Wednesday defied the newly installed metal detectors at the entrance to the chamber for the second day in a row ahead of the vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump calls on Americans, Big Tech to help ensure peaceful transition: ‘NO violence’  —  Trump's statement comes as House debates impeachment, days before Biden inauguration  —  Democrats' rush to remove Trump from office is ‘political theatre’: Rep. Van Duyne
New York Times:
Proud Boys Supporter With 1,000 Rifle Rounds Made Threats, U.S. Says  —  Prosecutors said Eduard Florea threatened violence against the Rev. Raphael Warnock in online messages on the day of the Capitol riot.  —  A Queens man who told federal agents he wanted to join the far-right Proud Boys group …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Election deniers in state Senate stripped of chairmanships  —  By Jim Galloway - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Greg Bluestein - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tia Mitchell - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Patricia Murphy - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  —  It's payback time.
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
The Guardian:
Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol … Audio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media walkie-talkie app that critics say has largely ignored a growing far-right user base.
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
J&J's one-shot Covid vaccine is safe and generates promising immune response in early trial  — J&J scientists randomly assigned healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 55 and those 65 and older to receive a high or low dose of its vaccine — called Ad26.COV2.S — or a placebo.
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
Trump impeachment: No unity until his morally bankrupt defenders get over him and repent  —  The people who have supported Trump need to come to terms with what they've done and with what they've allowed to happen — or it will happen again.  —  Donald Trump is impeached.
The Atlantic:
Why Aren't We Wearing Better Masks?  —  Cloth masks are better than nothing, but they were supposed to be a stopgap measure.  —  If you're like most Americans, there's a good chance you're going to wear a cloth mask today.  Doing so makes sense.  It remains the official recommendation …
Sen. Josh Hawley / Southeast Missourian:
Guest column: Sen. Josh Hawley responds to critics: ‘Why I objected’  —  Last week I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity.  My objection proceeded according to the letter of the statute, which specifically permits …
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Rick Wilson buries GOP lawmakers for being too scared of Trump's crazy fans to impeach him  —  Former Republican political strategist Rick Wilson on Wednesday slammed the GOP for lacking the courage to do what they know is right by voting to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against Congress last week.
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Pro-Trump Rally Organizer Name-Checks Theory Pushed by Violent Extremists  —  Ali Alexander denies that he was agreeing with advocates for violent social collapse, saying the statement was made in the “context of technology.”  —  CJ  —  The top organizer for last Wednesday's Stop the Steal rally …
 
 
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Joe Patrice / Above the Law:
Rudy Giuliani Blames ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Accidentally Inciting Violent Insurrection
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR:
Why Didn't The FBI And DHS Produce A Threat Report Ahead of The Capitol Insurrection?
Discussion: Fox News, New York Times and NBC News
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Dark-money GOP fund funneled millions of dollars to groups that pushed voter fraud claims
Discussion: The Intercept
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Twitter banning Trump undercuts some D.C. lobbyists and consultants
Discussion: CREW
Matthew Cooper / Washington Monthly:
Cancel the Inauguration  —  Biden will be safe.  But we can't have the typical Capitol-based celebration …
 Earlier Items: 
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook Has Been Showing Military Gear Ads Next To Insurrection Posts
Discussion: @politifact and Snopes.com
Kimberly Leonard / Business Insider:
SCOOP: Trump's promise to send people $200 drug discount cards isn't happening, Medicare chief says
Discussion: Politico
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook's Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played role
Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Senate Republicans block resolution condemning U.S. Capitol assault and affirming Biden victory
Jake Seiner / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post