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Trump Slated to be First President Ever Impeached Twice

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President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC Getty Images

President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in one week.

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  • House Votes to impeach President Trump for a second time! The resolution passed 232 to 197.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives gaveled in to acknowledge the second impeachment of President Trump. Democrats formally introduced an impeachment determination Monday, charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection” after he told his supporters at a “Save America Rally” to march on the Capitol during Congress’ joint session to count Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. House lawmakers gathered this morning to debate and vote on the article of impeachment.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a note to his Republican associates this afternoon on the impeachment.

“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”

  • The House concluded its first round of debate on impeachment and it took the day’s first procedural vote. It was expected to take approximately 45 minutes to one hour, accompanied by a second procedural vote on the rule that could take an equal amount of time. After those votes, the House will commence two hours of debate on the impeachment article charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection”.

  • Democrat Rep. James McGovern, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, when closing out the morning debate, stated the impeachment vote would show who in Congress stands with the president “no matter what he does” and who stands up to him.

  • Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a strong critic of Trump’s who called to impeach Trump last week while the attack was ongoing, stated it’s about holding the president responsible for his actions, as their oath as lawmakers require.

“It was a violent attempt to interrupt our democratic process,” said Omar, who also called Trump a “tyrant.” “We cannot simply move past this or turn the page. For us to be able to survive as a functioning democracy, there has to be accountability.”

  • BY the day’s end, the House voted to impeach President Trump for a second time! The resolution passed 232 to 197.

The storming of the Capitol left at least five dead and forced Congress to evacuate and seek shelter.

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Dallas Police Officer Arrested and Charged in Connection with Two 2017 Murders

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A Dallas police officer has been taken into custody for allegedly ordering the deaths of two people.

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  • According to NBC News, Officer Bryan Riser, 36, was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with two counts of capital murder. Riser is believed to be connected to the murders of Lisa Saenz, 31, and Albert Douglas, 61. Saenz was found shot to death in the Trinity River in March of 2017. Douglas was reported missing in February of 2017, but his body was never found.
  • Despite being murdered just two weeks apart, the incidents are believed to be unrelated. Dallas Police Department Chief Eddie Garcia held a press conference to address the public.

“We received information from a witness that implicated Riser in both murders,” Garcia stated. “The motive for these murders is unknown at this time, and this remains an ongoing investigation.”

  • According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant, Riser offered $3,500 for a hit on Albert Douglas and another $6,000 to one of the three people who was arrested in connection to Saenz’s murder in 2017. Riser instructed the witness and others to kidnap and kill both individuals and dump their bodies in the Trinity River.
  • Riser joined the department in August of 2008 and has been patrolling South-Central Dallas while under investigation for the killings. This is not Riser’s first known offense either. In May of 2017, Riser was arrested after being accused of misdemeanor assault family violence, causing bodily injury towards an ex-girlfriend. An Internal Affairs investigation was conducted at the time, but no further details have been released.
  • As the Internal Affairs administrative investigation continues, Riser has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome. The department is moving as quickly as possible toward termination. Chief Garcia said they would be looking deeper into Riser’s arrest record in light of the charges against him.

Jail records show Riser’s bond has been set at $5 million, $2.5 million per charge.

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Mom Arrested After Leaving 4-Year-Old Girl on NYC Streets

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A mother has been arrested after her daughter was found alone on a street in the Bronx.

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  • Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, was released from custody on Wednesday after being charged with abandonment of a child, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and reckless endangerment. Her release comes four days after she allegedly abandoned her child while she went to a homeless shelter.
  • Fox News reports that four-year-old Sidaya was found wandering the streets after midnight wearing only a sweater in 40-degree weather. She was picked up by the NYPD at the corner of East 156 Street and Prospect Avenue and taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, where she was determined to be in good health.
  • Police were able to recover surveillance footage of Sidaya walking with her mother just 10 minutes before she was found wandering alone. They released the video on Sunday, uncertain of the woman’s identity.

  • Salaam has refused to answer why she abandoned her daughter. She is scheduled to reappear in Bronx Criminal Court on April 22nd. It is not clear if Salaam has entered a plea deal or retained an attorney to speak on her behalf.

Sidaya is being cared for by the city’s Administration for Children’s Services and will have no contact with her mother before the trial.

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U.S Issues Warning After Microsoft Says China Hacked Its Mail Server Program

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The U.S Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency directive on March 3rd in response to recent cyber attacks deemed unacceptable risks to federal agencies.

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  • Exchange Server is an enterprise-class collaboration product that primarily focuses on sending, receiving, and storing e-mail messages. Microsoft urges customers to update their Exchange Server in order to patch out vulnerabilities that were most recently exploited by a hacker group called Hafnium. The vulnerabilities in question were first discovered in early January by researchers at a cybersecurity firm called Volexity Inc. Hafnium is suspected as having backing from the Chinese government.
  • Last year, two groups of hackers exploited a flaw in software designed by SolarWinds corp. Federal officials claim the suspected group had Russian and Chinese origins. Together the two groups impacted at least nine U.S agencies and 100 companies, including Microsoft. The SolarWinds breach was also labeled a national security emergency by U.S lawmakers. A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Wenbin, asserts that they “hope that relevant media and company will adopt a professional and responsible attitude and underscore the importance of having enough evidence when identifying cyber-related incidents, rather than make groundless accusation.”
  • The goal of Hafnium was to steal information from U.S targets like universities, defense contractors, law firms, and infectious-disease researchers. The attacks specifically allow Hafnium access to user e-mail accounts and install malware on devices. Although Microsoft has responded promptly to the situation by creating a patch fix to the breach, there is still concern on whether or not users will be able to install the update correctly. Satnam Narang, a staff research engineer at cybersecurity company Tenable Inc., describes the severity of the problem as quite intense because Microsoft decided to patch the problem now instead of a later date in a regular update.
  • According to cybersecurity firm Huntress’ research, 400 exchange servers were found to be vulnerable out of the total 2,000. John Hammond, a senior security researcher at Huntress, warns that these attacks may very well spread if proper action is not taken. Once access has been granted to hackers, they can then create a web-shell called a web-shell that allows them to take control remotely.

There doesn’t appear to be a timeline on the future of these attacks or when they will stop, but if the matter is not treated seriously, hackers will surely continue.

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