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One officer dead, one injured after car ramming at Capitol, suspect dead

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BREAKING STORY – UPDATED @ 3:24 PM (ET)

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died and another injured after a car smashed into a security barrier at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, USCP announced at a press briefing.

The male suspect, who exited his vehicle with a knife after ramming the barricade, was shot by police after refusing to stand down and running toward them. He later died, police said. The man’s motives are unclear at this time, but it was said by police that “it does not appear terrorism-related”.

Authorities emphasized that the investigation is still in its early stages and that there is currently no ongoing threat.

The Capitol had been put on lockdown after initial reports of the incident, but has since been lifted.

The incident occurred at a vehicle checkpoint on the north side of the Capitol along Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C., according to police.

“USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” Capitol Police tweeted initially, before correcting it to Constitution Avenue. “A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital.”

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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