Navy

New Jersey reservist, with Navy base clearance, charged in connection to deadly Capitol riot

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An Army reservist, who has “secret” clearance to a cache of military supplies, was criminally charged for his role in this month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, officials said.

The charges filed against Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, come as the FBI, fearing insider threats, seeks to vet service members who will be working at Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Hale-Cusanelli, 30, is facing five federal charges: Entering a restricted government building, engaging in disorderly conduct to interrupt government business, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, illegal demonstration in a

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Air Force

Prosecutor: Retired Air Force officer at Capitol riot aimed ‘to take hostages’

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Retired Air Force officer Larry Rendall Brock Jr. walks out of Parker County Jail upon release on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Weatherford, Texas. Brock was released from custody on Thursday following a detention hearing in federal court. Brock was identified in photos as part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because

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Navy

Nearly a dozen ex-military among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot

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Retired military servicemen are turning up in alarming numbers on wanted posters and in charging documents as federal agents continue their sweep of arrests tied to the deadly riot at the Capitol last week, a trend that has experts increasingly concerned about the dangerous allure of extremist and paramilitary groups.



a group of people sitting in a chair: A protester carrying zip ties enters the Senate Chamber in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.


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A protester carrying zip ties enters the Senate Chamber in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.

So far at least nine of those arrested for participating in the riot have been confirmed to be former members of the U.S. military, ABC News has confirmed

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Army

Army reservist with secret-level security clearance among the latest charged in connection with Capitol riot

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An Army reservist who federal investigators say has security-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection.



a group of people standing in front of El Capitolio: Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)


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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Others charged this weekend include

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Air Force

California woman shot and killed by U.S. Capitol was Air Force veteran who backed Trump

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT | The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — The woman who was fatally shot when a mob supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol was identified by authorities Thursday as Ashli Babbitt, whose family described her as an Air Force veteran and avid supporter of Trump and his efforts to stay in office.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer on Wednesday shot Babbitt, who later died at a hospital. The shooting occurred as thousands of rioters forced their way into the House chamber, where members of Congress were hiding, according to Steven A. Sund, chief of the Capitol

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Who is Ashli Babbit? Woman Shot Dead in Capitol Siege Was U.S. Air Force Veteran

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Ashli Elizabeth Babbit, one of four people who died in connection with the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, was a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran and resident of Ocean Beach, a neighborhood in San Diego, California.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Members of the Swat team patrol and secure the Statuary Hall before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence makes his way into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, on January 7. A woman who fatally shot at the Capitol on Wednesday was a U.S. Air Force veteran.


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Members of the Swat team patrol and secure the Statuary Hall before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence makes his way into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, on January 7. A woman who fatally shot at the Capitol on Wednesday was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

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Army

McCarthy claims Army ‘in the heat of taking back the Capitol’ did not delay National Guard authorizations

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Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a small group of Pentagon reporters Friday that he and acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller acted immediately to authorize a National Guard tactical response to the Capitol siege by pro-Trump rioters Wednesday, flatly rejecting a claim by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan that such requests were denied or delayed.

“There was tremendous confusion. What is the situation? No one could give you adequate situational awareness,” a visibly exhausted McCarthy told journalists in the media room at the Pentagon Friday morning.

“I was in the heat of taking back the Capitol,” he said. “We were literally running

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Air Force

‘We are in danger of losing our republic,’ Air Force strategy chief says in wake of Capitol attack

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The three-star general in charge of strategy for the Air Force issued a grim warning for the United States on Thursday after extremists attacked the Capitol: The nation is now under a greater threat than it was after 9/11.

“To be clear: It is my personal opinion we are in danger of losing our republic,” Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote, deputy chief of staff for strategy, integration and requirements, wrote on Twitter. “Real danger.”

In a series of tweets posted Thursday afternoon, Hinote described the numbness he felt, then grief and depression, that followed the 9/11 attacks. He feels the

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