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Trump Urges Supporters to ‘Go Home Now, We Have to Have Peace’

“I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now,” Trump said in a short video statement. “We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt.”

“It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this where stuch a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us, from me, from you, from our country,” Trump added. “This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace.”

“So go home, we love you, you’re very special,” Trump concluded.

EDITOR’S NOTE: (Twitter won’t let you share President Tumps actual tweet because of the claim.)

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Security Finds Pipe Bombs At RNC Headquarters In DC, Detonates In Controlled Explosion

Two pipe bombs detonated in a controlled explosion at the Republican National Committee’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, a party official who is not authorized to go on record confirmed to The Federalist.

The bombs were located in the back of the building, the official said, and were discovered by RNC security.

Meanwhile, most of the party leadership is away in Florida for its annual winter meeting.

***Live Updates*** U.S. Capitol Descends into Chaos on Day of Electoral College Certification

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Win McNamee/Getty, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Individual shot in US capitol

A shooting victim has been transported from the U.S. Capitol.

UPDATE: Shots fired at US Capitol; House and Senate chambers taken over by protesters; VP Pence evacuated

Image Source: Twitter video screenshot
Image Source: Twitter video screenshot

President Trump once again called for an end to the violence at the U.S. Capitol as the situation has progressively worsened.

One person has reportedly been shot inside the Capitol Building.

Based on video of the incident, a young woman appears to have been seriously injured in the neck. Warning: The video is extremely graphic and may be upsetting to some viewers.

Capitol breached by Trump demonstrators, building under lockdown

The Capitol remains under lockdown as the building was breached by protestors. Newsmax TV’s Emerald and Tom Basile have the latest.

14,500 Fake, China-Made IDs Seized In US

“Officers found that the holographic stickers, laminates, and seals were often shipped with blank cards showing intent to manufacture fake credit cards and IDs to be sold on the black market.

The shipments were headed to addresses throughout the United States,” a Customs and Border Protection summary noted.

Officials warned that the fake IDs could be used for a host of nefarious activities including “public benefit fraud and human trafficking”:

Watch: Trump Supporters Clash with Police, Attempt to Breach U.S. Capitol Building

Twitter / @ElijahSchaffer
Twitter / @ElijahSchaffer

Videos shows crowds attempting to breach the U.S. Capitol, holding American flags as well as Trump flags.

“Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun,” The Blaze’s Elijah Schaffer said, tweeting out a video of the chaos.

“This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

Thousands, police can’t stop them,” he added, noting that “non lethal force” was in effect:

Brief US Capitol Building Evacuations Ordered Amid DC Protests During Electoral Count

The U.S. Capitol as seen in Washington, on Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The U.S. Capitol as seen on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Epoch Times’ Jan Jekielek confirmed that some members of the media were also evacuated, adding that as of 1:55 p.m., the evacuation order appeared to be over.

Reporters showed what appeared to be President Donald Trump’s supporters and others marching to the Capitol building, storming the barricades.

Other than the Cannon House Office Building, the Madison Library of Congress Building was also evacuated, officials told Fox News.

Politics:

Newsom Includes $1.5 Billion for Electric Cars in Proposed Coronavirus Relief Bill

Gavin Newsom promotes electric cars in 2010 / Getty Images
Gavin Newsom promotes electric cars in 2010 / Getty Images

California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) proposed a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief package that includes a $1.5 billion carveout for the electric-car industry—a longtime priority for the liberal governor.

If passed, the Economic Recovery for California’s Small Businesses and Jobs Plan will fund rebates for electric-vehicle purchases and allocate $300 million for “greening” state infrastructure by installing charging stations for electric cars in public buildings.

Small businesses would receive less than the electric-car industry under the plan, released Tuesday, with $1 billion in total aid in the form of loans, grants, and tax credits.

Pelosi Changes House Rules to Squelch Republicans

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 03: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) waits during votes in the first session of the 117th Congress in the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial condemned the move, which the Democrats carried out this week as the majority party passed the rules that will govern the chamber for the next two years.

That change was not the only damage done by the Democrats, according to the Review-Journal, as Democrats also essentially eliminated a requirement that legislation which boosts the deficit be offset with cuts elsewhere.

Infographic: China’s 2020 Election Interference

(The Epoch Times)
(The Epoch Times)

Beijing interfered in the 2020 election in multiple ways, and the regime was able to do this because it has, for decades, studied our society and form of government. It has systematically exploited all weaknesses in our system.

Here we provide an overview of some key methods the CCP used to influence the election:

Our new, Democrat Senate leaders are the OPPOSITE of ‘American’

Commentary/Opinion:
Buckle up, America. Because with Democrats and Republicans split in the Senate, and with Kamala Harris as the VP tiebreaker, we’ll have a new group of politicians leading the Senate this year.

And their views are anything but ‘American.’

In fact, they’re the opposite. Glenn goes through the list of our likely incoming committee leaders, from Sen. Menendez to the progressive Bernie Sanders…

Pence: Constitution ‘Constrains Me’ From Rejecting Electoral Votes

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James S. Brady Briefing Room of the White House on Nov. 19, 2020.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James S. Brady Briefing Room of the White House on November 19, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

“Given the voting irregularities that took place in our November elections and the disregard of state election statutes by some officials, I welcome the efforts of Senate and House members who have stepped forward to use their authority under the law to raise objections and present evidence,” Pence said.

He said he’d make sure that objections that meet the requirements “are given proper consideration” and criticized people who have described objections as improper or undemocratic, accusing them of ignoring “more than 130 years of history” and pointing out that Democrats raised objections in Congress the last three times a Republican candidate for president prevailed.

FOX BUSINESS VIDEO: Mainstream media ‘refused to cover’ radical issues with Warnock, Ossoff: Hogan Gidley

Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley discusses the impact that President Trump and the mainstream media had on the results of the Georgia runoff races.

Hemingway: ‘Infuriating’ to see media dismiss questions over ‘sloppy election’ after promoting Russia ‘hoax’

Commentary/Opinion:
Hemingway acknowledged that while the effort is unlikely to impact Biden’s upcoming inauguration, the Democrats and mainstream media have little right to criticize Republicans for pursuing election integrity after their reaction to Trump’s 2016 victory and subsequent time in office.

They have “spent the last four years day in and day out undermining the president, not permitting a peaceful transfer of power to Donald Trump, pushing this Russia hoax that everybody knew was wrong,” she said.

“They intentionally lied about it and for people to say, ‘You can’t do anything,’ or ‘It is improper,’ after doing that for four years is infuriating to people who suffered through that.”

Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones officially walks away from the party, joins GOP 

Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Trump-supporting state lawmaker and former chief executive officer for DeKalb County announced on Wednesday that he is officially leaving the Democratic Party and joining the GOP.

“Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight. I know how to fight,” Jones tweeted.

Jones earned national attention last April when, as a Democrat, he endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election, saying that Trump’s handling of the economy and his support for criminal justice reform had earned his support.

Since then he’s campaigned for Republicans in Georgia, including Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, and attracted scorn and derision from the left.

Public Data Shows 432,000 Trump Votes Removed in Pennsylvania Election: Data Scientists

The Data Integrity Group, a group of data scientists, has been dissecting publicly available data on the presidential election in multiple states.

Most recently, in Pennsylvania, they found over 432,000 votes were removed from President Donald Trump in at least 15 counties.

Time-series election data shows Trump’s votes decreasing in various counties at many time points, instead of increasing.

In an election, as you count votes, you typically only see vote increments, not decrements—unless some error occurred that needs to be assessed.

The group also testified before the Georgia Senate that more than 30,000 votes were removed from President Trump in Georgia.

World News:

Iran Warns ‘Hands on Trigger’ Amid Renewed Terror Threat

Getty Images
Getty Images

“Iran is ready for any threat, the hands of our armed forces are on the trigger, and if the enemies make the slightest mistake, the armed forces will respond firmly,” Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff for Iran’s armed forces, said in comments carried in Iran’s state-controlled press.

The threat, which was centered on U.S. forces operating in the region, comes amid concerns about a possible terror attack Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Air traffic controllers stationed in New York reportedly intercepted a message claiming a plane would strike the Capitol building in revenge for the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last year.

“We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged,” the suspect said, according to CBS News.

New Sustainable UK Train Runs on Human Waste

ULR Partners
ULR Partners

ULR Partners has received a £60,000 grant from the UK government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund to develop its biomethane-fueled train.

The firm plans to use this money to develop a sustainable railcar with the capacity for carrying up to 120 passengers.

Biomethane is a type of biofuel derived from several waste products, including sewage sludge, farming crop residue, animal manure, and food waste.

All of these are broken down by bacteria to produce a gas that is, in turn, used as a cleaner alternative fuel.