January 15th – Riots in the U.S. Congress are still brewing, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on the 14th that investigators have arrested more than 100 suspects.
As the allies around US President Trump are gradually leaving, he may seek the help of former adviser Bannon again. President-elect Biden accelerated the transfer of power and unveiled the $1.9 trillion rescue plan.
Hundreds of people have been arrested in the American Council riots.
After the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, FBI Director Chris Ray made his first public appearance on January 14.
He said that investigators have identified more than 200 suspects and arrested more than 100 people.
“If you ever showed up there [the Capitol], we knew who you were, and the FBI special union came to you,” Ray said.
Ray also said the FBI had “confidence” in the preparations and security of Biden’s inauguration next week.
In addition, according to a federal criminal indictment, the FBI arrested Kevin Zefried, who was photographed holding a “Confederate” flag supporting slavery in the Capitol.
Zefried is accused of unauthorized unauthorized illegal entry into or stay in restricted area buildings or venues, as well as acts of violence and obstruction of law and order on the grounds of the Capitol.
Zephyd’s son Hunter was also arrested and charged with the same crime.
revealed that Trump re-seeks Bannon’s help
On the 13th local time, the House of Representatives voted to pass the impeachment clause against Trump, and many Republicans also defected.
According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the matter said that Trump has called Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, several times in recent weeks to seek advice on how to reverse the failed re-election results of the election.
A person familiar with the matter said that while claiming that the election victory had been stolen, Trump had searched all his allies for those who were willing to tell him what he wanted to hear.
It is not clear how many calls Trump and Bannon have made, and when the most recent call was.
Bannon stepped down as chief strategist in August 2017 and later cooperated with special prosecutor Mueller’s “Russia” investigation, which made his relationship with Trump tense for a while.
During Trump’s first impeachment in late 2019 and early 2020, Bannon set up a podcast where he and other Trump allies defend the president in public.
Bannon also used his podcast to support Trump’s much-maligned response to the coronavirus pandemic, supporting his re-election and endorsing his claim that “the election was fraudulent.”
Bannon reportedly did not comment on this report.
Biden announces $1.9 trillion rescue plan
Biden announced the $1.9 trillion rescue bill “American Rescue Plan” on the 14th, including some economic stimulus measures to support families and businesses.
The bailout is the first of two major spending plans Biden sought in the first few months since he took office, according to officials from the Biden team.
His second bill, which is expected to be introduced in February, aims to address the long-term goals of job creation, infrastructure reform, combating climate change and advancing racial equality.
However, the size of the nearly $2 trillion bill may be opposed by Republicans.
But Biden team officials said on the 14th that they were optimistic that the current rescue plan already contained enough content to win the support of parliamentarians from different political positions.
Biden has consulted his allies in Congress in recent weeks to find the best way to get the bill through.