How researchers are identifying suspects in the U.S. Capitol siege

11. jan.. 2021
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Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week wore gear that makes it difficult to identify them, but investigators have zeroed in on a number of clues. John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School, joins CBSN to discuss the techniques that helped ID suspects who are now facing charges.
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  • And they’ll be on the radar for the rest of their lives so mission accomplished lol idiots!

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  • 😢

    Maria MendozaMaria Mendoza4 timer siden
  • I think the military members that get caught here were caught by the illusion of “ saving the country” based on the propaganda promoted by Trump.

    Maria MendozaMaria Mendoza4 timer siden
  • Good luck with your coddling Antifa. Let's see how the dual standard works out for ya.

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  • this is what happens when u cant think for urself sumthin like SHEEP. MAX SENTENCE FOR ALL.

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  • Have you identified a single Rioter in Portland OR Seattle? Have you identified a single individual, that ran ballots through the Dominion processing machine three or four times? Have you identified, the laws of the states used to circumnavigate the Constitution creating an illegitimate election? No? I wouldn't expect the Communist media to do any of that. But how quickly you were to join the Chinese Communist party and Implement their shaming tactics of American citizens. Shame on you. You're pathetic.

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  • Three media sociopaths trying to disentangle the sort of political violence that those in the media have been gladly supporting for the last four years. Brilliant!

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  • Really conflicted about the use of "gentleman" in this context 🤔

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  • Invade the Capitol, go to federal prison.

  • They're getting misdemeanors...

    B FosterB Foster17 timer siden
  • Just like the girl who crawled through the door and got shot and killed nobody else tried to come through that door after that officer shot her so I think if they would have just started shooting at the first place not too many people would have bothered trying to come in their life is more important than getting in that building Sorry if you feel any different you cant change an election by storming a building because china already paid Biden to win a billion he says on 700 wlw am radio

    Brandon PaustBrandon Paust21 time siden
  • So next time they show up don't hold back just start shooting like you should have this time you're breaking into a federal government building you are signing your death wish

    Brandon PaustBrandon Paust21 time siden
  • Its a seige when trump supporters do it but its democracy when climate activist do it or more protesting and 1st ammendment when feminist do it. The media should burn.

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  • Have all the rioters in multi States this summer been arrested. Why difference in enforcement. Law abiding citizens were terrorized in there neighborhoods and told it's mostly peaceful as the looting . Theft arson. Damage to private and public property was allowed.. why.....

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  • Really think about this.. So strange that one of the most secure building in our great nation was easier to gain access to that a Wal-Mart.. Strange...

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  • I believe that they wouldn't wear their own clothes and badges, set up and not even a good one

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  • Just pay some snitches lol

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  • Funny how these patriots are being prosecuted, and all you dummy's are happy. When have the real traitors and corrupt politicians/business bigwigs ever been pursued like this? You people's minds are twisted. They tricked you again, divide and conquer. Sad.

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    • that far. You're so smart lol

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  • They should of just wore their masks...cops would have no way of employing face recognition tech.

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  • The only way I would riot is if I knew that kamala harris was going to bail me out of jail like she did for the rioters this past summer. You know, the people that she said it was a 'movement' and it will not stop and 'we' should not stop rioting.

  • Pro Trump mob. Lol

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  • These are not terrorists.

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  • The world really is a stage.

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  • Has anyone made any mention of subpoenaing the records from parlour? You know they have to have all of their ip addresses when they made their accounts and download the app and submitted their pictures and posts.

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  • Everyone here should probably go read animal farm. God and NSA bless America

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  • Siege? is this the babylon bee? 🤣

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  • Big Tech, Fake News, is the threat to Principles of Freedom and Constitution, it is what the congress and senate should be prosecuting; the attack in Congress is an offshoot of the breakdown of law and order in Government. 4 years of Democrat and GOP rhino’s, insurrection towards the administration of President Donald Trump; (Russia collusion, and so many sabotage actions acted in synergy with FBI, DOJ, and Big Tech). Congress and Senate for decades if not centuries have been career politicians; a strong possibility for Trump an outsider to win threatened them. Therefore, when Trump ran they knew he was going to win so they hatch a plot to destroy and sabotage his leaderships locally and internationally thinking they have to teach the public a lesson to discourage anyone else, so no ordinary private citizen (outsider) dare ever again think of running. The swamp kingdom (Senate and Congress) keeps acting forcefully arrogant, having the power in their hands, misuse it unconstitutionally and illegally to do their corrupt practices thinking they can fool the people all of the time; people sees their duplicity in the anger they direct toward President Donald Trump. Democrats and Rhinos conspired, stage and fabricated the fake Russia Collusion, caging Minors at the border, “there are good people in both sides”, Impeachment 1, impeachment 2, etc. As long as the swamp are in denial and do not realize it is over and admits their duplicity’ the fake rage anger they direct toward President Donald Trump; a start would be to withdraw the fake impeachment. +++++++ US citizens will be on the receiving end of international contempt and subdued into bad disadvantaged deals from Foreign Governments; the people see this, which is why they are revolting and acting to save their country from their’ own Government’s and Politicians criminal and disloyalty.

    Rafael RocesRafael Roces2 dager siden
  • Stop this nonsense of identifying rioters. Accept that this was democracy and freedom and USA has lecture the world to follow and has killed millions of innocent lives for. Is USA becoming totalitarian state?? We the rest of the world accept this to be. Hypocrite!!@

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  • It's not what happens that is important, it's who (which group) that does it is the deciding factor on covering 'news'.

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  • Ginger you're apart of it just like the units. It could've been stopped before it started, much like the other bs. My friends have all everything im saying, just so everyone knows

  • The riots in Washington cannot be put under one ideology or reason for rioting.there’s a pandemic & the American public were treated badly by their government financially & no health care during pandemic.there were some idiots looking for trouble & believes BS about this election.people are desperate at the moment,no money no food no job no health was a bad thing these people did but when people are desperate?anything can happen.stay safe & wear a face mask & wash your hands regularly.godbless everyone during these trying times ☯️🇬🇧

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  • I'd say alot of things and this kid knows nothing lol. I hope you read my post . I've got papers also analyzing this whole thing as well. Leo as well military. This wouldn't have got that far. You're so smart lol

  • I'd love to sit down with him lol

  • This ginger is maybe 26 lol. Good luck maaaaybe , your degree can help you lol. Why doesn't id the real elephant in the room?

  • Where was this technology when Minneapolis was burned down or in Portland ...Seattle ?

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  • Well if they’re dumb enough to believe all of Trump’s lies, they’re not too bright to begin with!!!

    Pamela BerryPamela Berry2 dager siden
  • Looking for them? SERIOUSLY!! For a modest I have a plan; Cordon off the area, no one in or out, and arrest everyone in the perimeter INSTEAD OF holding the door for them, let them get and now have to run all over the country to round them up.

    Romantic Warrior1Romantic Warrior12 dager siden
  • You people are traitors to our country where were u when cities burned people died and lost all they had due to so called peacefull protests it clear u all are in bed with the communist of the world

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  • Sick communist news hittlerisk propaganda toady for Joe the furor

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  • The most pivotal moment in the 2020 election tensions are high and the security they had at the capitol on the day of trump protest couldn't have protected a chuck e cheese ... and no one finds this odd ? Smh ... from start to finish the election has been questionable ..

    Chaotik DreamChaotik Dream2 dager siden
  • What is his job a professional snitch? Doin reseach for cops

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  • The agent provocateurs that broke into the Capitol had anticipated a riot breaking out in the rear while they were inside. I know first-hand that pallets of bricks and propane bottles were dropped off around the grounds on the 5th. Those things had gone walkabout by the next morning when 4 busloads of those same agents provocateur led the charge into the building accompanied by a CNN reporter and an unknown number of actual Trump supporters. The body of those 4 busloads of left-wing agents was in the crowd outside looking for bricks. All are guilty. But where did the bricks come from? This is an established pattern of criminal behavior, no? Vegas Valley News says yes. I want to know who keeps leaving bricks and bombs at places like this.

    Charles Ramos, Jr.Charles Ramos, Jr.2 dager siden
  • Lol they will only identify the old people walking through not the Antifa

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  • You guys are just going after the military Trump supporters because they didn't let the capital burn because they went in there because they knew you guys were going to let it burn didn't you just like you knew the Twin Towers were going to come down before they did

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  • Questioning authority & MSM is one thing. Crying "fake news" but believing everything you see from an unverified source on the dark web - is just plain stupid. Here's a funny little pop-punk diddy about all the mook-muppets in the latter mentioned.

    Good Ole' MuleGood Ole' Mule2 dager siden
  • the deaths were caused by capitol security. patriots dont do that. we jyst want our voice heard. we are law abiding patriots and we have unalienable rights. the left hates the constitution cause they want power over the people.

    Ginger NunamakerGinger Nunamaker2 dager siden
  • All the government has to do is track there phone

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  • Mob for the patriots and protesters for the thugs. Excellent stupidity. Let the people express their feelings, didn't the other people were expressing their anger for months? Where were you? Hypocrite fake news.

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  • There political prisoners

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  • I seen where Katie Couric said that we need D programmed and our children. That’s a little scary to me

    Kim BowerKim Bower2 dager siden
  • Why are NONE of the traitors are being charged with rioting, sedition, conspiracy, or terrorism? And why were Many, if not all, let out of jail with little or no bail? It apparent that You’d get in far more trouble for teeing off on a mailbox with a bat than threatening the lives of Congress and interrupting constitutional processes.

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  • I know that this is being investigated, but what can't be understood is why the guards were allowing the people to enter, it was on video, somebody gave them the orders to allow them to go in. Doors open, guards allowing them to enter, who were these guards which were doing this which were on video, shouldn't they be the first to be taken into custody and finding out who gave them orders to allow these people to enter. It was as if it all was a set up. Grab the guards and find out why they did what they did. Those doors should of been secured, isn't that what they get paid to do.

    Kahymel BarbosaKahymel Barbosa2 dager siden
  • ANTIFA provocateur John Sullivan has been identified.

    John DrakeJohn Drake2 dager siden
  • These these are nothing but ANTIFA members dressed in Trump outfits. It's called a false flag operations.

    David RDavid R2 dager siden
  • they were easy to find. the people with cameras and cell phones said, 'SMILE AND FACE THE CAMERA" and they did. dumb flucks. some were so blinded by their anger, they looked for and ranted on news cameras. so they were broadcasted all over the country and many other countries. when the FBI showed up at their door, they were surprised because they thought they were so careful.🤣

    MrRosiesfavoritesMrRosiesfavorites2 dager siden
  • The main stream news media are the Domestic traitors who are purposely, and flagrantly fomenting hate, hysteria, violence, and outrage. The MSNM is a vile pariah that has abandoned any and all concepts of reliable, credible, authentic journalism

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  • BLM a racist hate group

    Xelthia viceXelthia vice2 dager siden
  • More evidence of the blatant double standard. Where was this effort for the antifa, BLM, autonomous zones, summer of love idiots?

    William BakerWilliam Baker2 dager siden
    • when trump was prez it made him look bad. so the dems did nothing. now biden is prez it makes them look bad. so now they will stop it

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  • They should put John Scott in a ring with the Army guy he id-ed and let them battle it out. lol

    Dave FowlerDave Fowler2 dager siden
  • Wow 😮

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  • I just have a couple of questions: 1). Why wasn't there concerned about the rioters (Antifa and BLM) when they took over streets, burning business, harming cops plus trying to burn a government building with people inside and locked as the doors were locked? 2). Democrats yelling at Republicans ' this is all your fault'. To me, that is hate speech and sturring up the riots more. This riot was terrible and should not have happened. But, I believe, everyone should claim responsibility for this. The last 4 years have been brutal on Americans. People have said 'fighting speech', like drawing terrible pictures of President Trump, making a chopped off head of President Trump, calling Republicans, the most to President Trump terrible names and done, not only from the general public, but by high ranking officials, the media, and Hollywood. Now our freedom of speech is being taken away. I think if both sides would just calm down we could fix the problems that made our country great. We must fix this as other countries are being affected by our treatment of our country. Let us stop the divide, it hasn't helped anything, and let us get to work on fixing our country. I don't think you want Socialism. though it sounds good, who will pay for all the 'free stuff?' Taxpayers just like we pay for all thing government approves and wages for all government. I am not for or against anybody but am for the United States.

  • I get a kick out of their ex’s turning them in😂😆🤣. The guys with ties should be in jail for years. I hope!

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    • Intent vs..Possession must be Proven

  • CNN and the left are really crazy and unhinged

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  • Wat you goin do about this story and the shipping counter with the 150 DEAD pile you smaged I. The county

    Michael BoydMichael Boyd2 dager siden
  • I'll ask ths AGIN can you mack vines move to the outher side of the mikckyway and bring a plant back in it place

    Michael BoydMichael Boyd2 dager siden
  • CNN you people are disgusting. Your product is just garbage I will never watch anything from your network again. You wonder why your numbers are so low. Everyone knows all you do is lie to push your fascist agenda.

    Ryan HansonRyan Hanson2 dager siden
  • are the cops who let them in going to get arrested too ? asking for a friend

    Alex DiazAlex Diaz2 dager siden
  • Oh boy!I guess people never seen other people proclaim back what's there's.The problem with some people is that they are far too brainwashed and p...sies otherwise they will know that what the government thinks they own they really don't.This are all tax payers property.

    Bella VitaBella Vita2 dager siden
  • In speaking about the Oath these people took, they did swear to protect America against All Enemies Foreign and Domestic and our Founding Father's stated it was Americans responsibility to come against a Tyrannical Government. Unfortunately, I believe these people let their emotions get the better part of them after witnessing this last election and how only one side of the story was being reported by Main Stream Media and four years of our government not doing anything but spend their time and our tax dollars with all these congressional investigations. There are better ways to protest what you disagree with, but with the Censorship that has been taking place, and restricting their 1st Amendment Rights, what else can you expect.

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  • Aww I love this new intro!

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  • So they can identify the BLM and the Antifa this way, the ones that destroyed property? no, we wouldn't want that.

    Jason ScrogerJason Scroger2 dager siden
  • hmm, were the supposed prior military breaking the law or possibly ensuring lawlessness was kept to a minimum. and I haven't heard antifa, why are so easily link to military and not antifa?

    Howit StartsHowit Starts2 dager siden
  • All I know is that you have a hierarchy that has a lot of money in a lot of power at the government as we all know a business within itself and you have all this money and all this power and all this corruption because people are not perfect I mean no matter who you are there's always going to be you know there's always going to be those people who feel they can get away with something because of the position that they are in it's no better than the janitor who steals toilet paper from his employer it's no better than a secretary stealing stationary from her office it's just the way of the world and it's what people do and I always it's just a part of life anyways maybe they should change things maybe things should change all the way but of course nobody wants to do that but I've heard it be said that the children of the future and they will change things but more than likely not the people that want to bring about change generally we're the ones that are I put it this way the ones that are complaining about things well those are the ones that never are put in positions to make change. Then you have the ones who do put themselves in position to make change but they're taught by the old leaders how to do things and what to do so they're not interested in changing anything because they've been instructed on how to keep things the way they are. I think a lot of things need to be changed but I don't think sitting up talking about it I mean there on the news telling people what I don't care

    ktlewis42ktlewis422 dager siden
    • Its one thing to peaceful assembly, but this was a simple mob.... they should all be arrested with Trump...

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  • Let me go ahead and explain this for the people that don't understand what's going on here because just as there's some people that know what's going on here there's many that don't. What's going on here is a scare campaign the reason I'm losing sleep they stormed the capital they want their ways enforced and made to be they want to do things to us this is all bulshit what they want to do is come out here and say yes they want to round to have next time with weapons I'm so this will allow them to enact laws that basically just change laws that's all it's doing this will say okay let's change the laws to wear if you try to overrun the capital and you're not successful life imprisonment death penalty whatever you know basically that's what it is they're trying to make it so nobody wants to ever do that again oh you know and I'm pretty sure there are things in place where these people will be punished and all that but the issue of it is it's just a way for them to make whatever changes they need to make a specially now that this is happened there will be more security there will be more Federal officers at the White House now that this has happened I'm sure now that this is happened they probably are going to put things in place oh definitely going to make a lot of changes a lot of changes to secure everything from security to Armed federal agents to everything I mean they're just but they're talking about it so that way they have that open hole to be able to make things different and they're going to make things different yes they're going to make it harder to ever do that again that's that's how America Works once something bad happens changes are then brought about to make it to where it's harder to do that again instead of you know doing what they should have did in the first place so that it could could not happen but like I said they'd wait until something happens now that people have stormed the capital now they're going to put laws in place that are severe you know and do what they need to do but ultimately who cares I mean it's a building like any other and what do you want from me

    ktlewis42ktlewis422 dager siden
  • First of all it's not the biggest thing to happen in the country I mean okay a bunch of caucasians got upset storm the capitol this is nothing new white people have been doing this throughout history I mean after all that is their country why wouldn't they it's not the biggest thing to happen you have a government that has more money than they know what to do with that feels because of their money and power that they can do whatever they want and people are just tired of it I mean I understand that throughout history there's always been a ruling class there's always been a subservient class but the point of it is throughout history at certain time intervals there's a Clash that's just how it goes the hierarchy wants to change things put certain constraints on the people the people lash out this is history throughout time there's always been a ruling class there's always been a subservient underbelly which is the regular people and that's just how it is maybe we need a different system a different way of doing things then maybe we wouldn't have people over running things and you know maybe we don't need a group of people trying to tell other people what to do maybe we should change things in their entirety

    ktlewis42ktlewis422 dager siden
  • Don't be concerned with the "rioters". Be concerned with the government officials that ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN... those that GAVE THE ORDER!

    Comedian Mo GreenComedian Mo Green2 dager siden
  • Talk about #MELODRAMATIC...🙄

    Comedian Mo GreenComedian Mo Green2 dager siden
  • What about identifying all the summer riot participants that burned down cities.

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  • am level head middle aged man. When I first heard that Trump was going to run for president I knew we were going to be in trouble. I warned my friends and family not to vote for him as he will only stir up a hornet next with his angry hate speech.

    Jim RodgersJim Rodgers2 dager siden
  • lots of people say, they are surprised law enforcement and military folks were there. You know who was not surprised. The minority community.

    JonJonJonJon2 dager siden
  • Air force combat veteran? Lmao

    Video Game FIghterZ1Video Game FIghterZ12 dager siden
  • CBS and rest of mainstream media are lying about the Capitol incident just like the Nick Sandman case. It was ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter who are bad actors dressed up in MAGA gear in order to frame Trump supporters as a violent mob.

    GrooveraiderGrooveraider2 dager siden
  • Hostages ...🤔

    lorenzo rodriguezlorenzo rodriguez2 dager siden
  • Democratic propaganda is all this is ! There was voter fraud like never seen before, keep dividing the nation you idiots !

    Daniel ShockleyDaniel Shockley2 dager siden
  • Isn't it illegal to carry in DC?

    Bright SmileBright Smile2 dager siden
  • You act shocked that military special ops were there ! From the radical left actions do not expect less, if you go against special ops , you will be lose !

    Daniel ShockleyDaniel Shockley2 dager siden
  • Why do they tell how they are identified 🙄

    Bright SmileBright Smile2 dager siden
  • Its one thing to peaceful assembly, but this was a simple mob.... they should all be arrested with Trump...

    ThexWITCHxMasterThexWITCHxMaster2 dager siden
  • Total B.S. you forgot to mention the main instigator who is a member of antifa . You're making Patriots now the enemy. 1 million peaceable americans there you seem to ignore

    Di GarciaDi Garcia2 dager siden
  • BLM can burn entire cities to the ground last summer. No consequences. Remember that...

    Brandon Lee SandersBrandon Lee Sanders2 dager siden
  • What about the summer riots? Hypocrisy at its zenith.

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  • Who are the Antifa and blm people who were brought in by buses .

    Russell KesslerRussell Kessler3 dager siden
  • Assault on our cities .did not count to you the fake ,fraud news media .but if it happins to the treasoniest gov people then it matters ha.

    Russell KesslerRussell Kessler3 dager siden
  • What brought people into the Capitol was the treasoniest dem party ,the traitor fake news media and we the people that the fraud election and nothing happening to the dem paid for distruction of our cities .

    Russell KesslerRussell Kessler3 dager siden
  • Haha man they really avoided the topic of breaking encryption huh. You can bet on the fact that we will now be openly spied upon

    Zander TunesZander Tunes3 dager siden

    Russell KesslerRussell Kessler3 dager siden
  • How about getting all involved in burning down attacks on our cities fraud corrupt news on here .

    Russell KesslerRussell Kessler3 dager siden
  • Why is it one of the biggest instigators who raided the capital allowed to walk free with no bail?

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