FBI describes large probe into deadly Capitol riot
FBI investigators are combing through more than 100,000 pieces of digital evidence as part of their investigation into last week’s deadly U.S. Capitol riot, and are looking to determine if the horde planned on taking lawmakers hostage, authorities said Tuesday afternoon at a joint press conference between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ), The New York Post reports.
This mind-boggling amount of evidence is only the beginning to a wide-reaching probe that is expected to result in hundreds of alleged rioters facing criminal charges, FBI and DOJ officials pledged.
“I want to stress that the FBI has a long memory and a broad reach,” said Steven D’Antuono, assistant director of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office. “Even if you’ve left DC, agents from our local field offices will be knocking on your door if we find out that you’re part of the criminal activity at the Capitol.”
The riot took place the same day Congress was set to certify the states’ Electoral College votes and President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 victory. As the vote was happening, rioters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol to prevent that, attacked Capitol Police officers, and defaced and stole property.
D’Antuono noted that the bureau, in spite of how recently the riot occurred, has already put together a huge case backed by tons of evidence. Much of this evidence was provided by the public.
“We have opened over 160 case files, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” he said. “This is a 24/7, full-bore investigation into what happened that day.
“We cannot do our job without the help of the American people,” D’Antuono continued. “Since our call for tips, videos and pictures, we have received more than 100,000 pieces of digital media—which is absolutely fantastic—and we are scouring every one for investigative and intelligence leads.”
Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., similarly expressed that the work has only just started.
“We’ve already charged over 70 cases, and again that number I suspect is going to grow into the hundreds,” Sherwin said.
Want more details on this story? Read the full original report on the press conference by The New York Post here.
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Lia Thomas a trans female, was honored on ESPN’s ‘Women’s History Month Segment’
Lia Thomas, trans female swimmer was honored Sunday in a panel on ESPN celebrating “Women’s History Month.”
Thomas was a former swimmer for the University of Pennsylvania and his decision to compete against women after his transgender surgery spurred controversy. The issue of trans-females competing in female sports has been the most questioned cultural manifestation in modern times. It started with Renee Richards, a transgender, who decided to compete against women in tennis after leaving a career as a male tennis player.
Many women and even feminists have urged lawmakers that allowing trans women to compete in female sports is not progressive but rather regressive and is a step backwards for women’s rights.
“The average man is much stronger then the average women,” according to Matt Brzycki Coordinator of Health Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Programs Princeton University. In the ESPN segment Thomas echoed what she believes other think saying, ‘Oh, she just transitioned so she would have an advantage so she could win.’ I transitioned to be happy.”
Although Thomas may have transitioned for what she claims to be personal reasons does this mean it can be at at the risk of taking happiness away from all the female swimmers who don’t stand a chance against someone who is a biological male. Riley Gains a swimmer from the University of Kentucky slammed Lia Thomas on twitter saying “Lia Thomas is not a brave, courageous woman who EARNED a national title. He is an arrogant, cheat who STOLE a national title from a hardworking, deserving woman.”
Lia Thomas is not a brave, courageous woman who EARNED a national title. He is an arrogant, cheat who STOLE a national title from a hardworking, deserving woman. The @ncaa is responsible.
If I was a woman working at ESPN, I would walk out. You’re spineless @espn #boycottESPN https://t.co/DF3n5RWsmV
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) March 26, 2023
If equity is what the woke-left is looking for then why has a Trans competing league not been created so we can avoid all of this together and create an environment for all groups to stand a chance?
Well, the World Athletics said it would exclude transgender female athletes who have been through male puberty from world rankings competitions, according to Fox News. The news report also quoted Sebastion Coe of World Athletics saying, “Decisions are always difficult when they involve conflicting needs and rights between different groups, but we continue to take the view that we must maintain fairness for female athletes above all other considerations,” he said. “We will be guided in this by the science around physical performance and male advantage, which will inevitably develop over the coming years. As more evidence becomes available, we will review our position, but we believe the integrity of the female category in athletics is paramount.”
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