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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:08 PM

Panic buttons were inexplicably torn out ahead of Capitol riots, says Ayanna Pressley chief of staff

Source: The Independent

Panic buttons installed in Ayanna Pressley’s congressional office were torn out before rioters stormed the Capitol last week, her staff have said.

Sarah Groh, who serves as Ms Pressley’s chief of staff, was with the congresswoman when president Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol building last Wednesday.

She told the Boston Globe that she had reached for the panic buttons installed in Ms Pressley’s office as they tried to barricade themselves in.

But, when they went to press panic buttons, Ms Pressley’s staff saw that they weren’t there, and appeared to have been ripped out.

“Every panic button in my office had been torn out - the whole unit,” Ms Groh told the paper.

She added that she could not believe why the panic buttons were removed, and that Ms Pressley’s staff had used the panic buttons in the past, including during drills...CONTINUED...

Read More: https://www.yahoo.com/news/panic-buttons-were-inexplicably-torn-145712135.html
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Reply Panic buttons were inexplicably torn out ahead of Capitol riots, says Ayanna Pressley chief of staff (Original post)
IsItJustMe Jan 13 OP
Bluethroughu Jan 13 #1
ananda Jan 13 #2
PatSeg Jan 13 #3
kimbutgar Jan 13 #4
DBoon Jan 13 #10
Ferrets are Cool Jan 13 #30
DBoon Jan 13 #44
tanyev Jan 13 #5
burrowowl Jan 13 #39
GeoWilliam750 Jan 13 #47
JonLP24 Jan 14 #49
bdamomma Jan 14 #51
triron Jan 13 #6
BlueIdaho Jan 13 #7
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #21
IsItJustMe Jan 13 #46
Maraya1969 Jan 13 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #14
Maraya1969 Jan 13 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #33
2naSalit Jan 13 #9
Guilded Lilly Jan 13 #11
benfranklin1776 Jan 13 #15
judesedit Jan 13 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #13
Ilsa Jan 13 #32
LiberalLovinLug Jan 13 #16
paleotn Jan 13 #26
bdamomma Jan 14 #52
ffr Jan 13 #17
IronLionZion Jan 13 #18
Nitram Jan 13 #19
MoonchildCA Jan 13 #22
matt819 Jan 13 #23
byronius Jan 13 #24
paleotn Jan 13 #25
blueinredohio Jan 13 #27
NHvet Jan 13 #28
Kid Berwyn Jan 13 #29
Rebl2 Jan 13 #31
JohnnyRingo Jan 13 #34
catrose Jan 13 #35
JHB Jan 13 #36
DallasNE Jan 13 #37
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #43
Thrill Jan 13 #38
hadEnuf Jan 13 #40
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #42
bdamomma Jan 13 #41
amywalk Jan 13 #45
nitpicker Jan 14 #48
area51 Jan 14 #50

Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:11 PM

1. This is RED ALERT DANGER!

Who did this? Video? OMG?

INSIDE JOB!

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:12 PM

2. Geezus!

This fucking coup attempt gets worse every fucking day!

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:13 PM

3. Holy crap!!!

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:13 PM

4. Are their cameras installed in the halls they can review to see who entered her office

If not cameras should be installed in all the corridors.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:18 PM

10. Are the cameras in the hallway STILL there?

or were they removed as well?

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Response to DBoon (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:48 PM

30. I don't believe that removing the camera's would remove the video.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:00 PM

44. If torn out prior to the insurrection

It would prevent recordings from being made in the first place.

Like panic buttons torn out before the event would prevent summoning assistance.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:14 PM

5. That is horrifying, and we need to know how many offices that happened in.

Just Rep. Pressley? The Squad? All Dems? Seems like all Dems would have taken awhile.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:34 PM

39. AOC's office as well!

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:40 PM

47. I just checked her twitter feed, and she mentioned nothing about it

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:33 AM

49. I didn't see that either

I did see this.

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That’s New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opening up in an Instagram Live video on Tuesday night about the “very close encounter” she had during the riots on Capitol Hill last week.

She didn’t go into the details of what happened during the attacks, citing security concerns, but she did say that she thought “she was going to die” and that it was “traumatizing” as the insurrection, incited by President Trump, brought the violent mob to her place of work.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/aocs-traumatizing-encounter-at-the-capitol-i-did-not-know-if-i-was-going-to-make-it-11610549970?mod=hp_minor_pos19

It was certainly scary for the elected officials & others inside.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:23 AM

51. oh crap

inside job, was it found to be in all representatives offices or just female representatives??? Inside job definitely.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:15 PM

6. Hope the FBI will be hot on this.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:16 PM

7. This is just the beginning...

We must get to the bottom of this attack. We must find and prosecute all those who took part in this rebellion.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:59 PM

21. x 1000

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:50 PM

46. Without a doubt, this cancer runs deep.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:17 PM

8. And read this that was posted here a few days ago. Everything

was set up to allow an insurrection at the Capitol. It is obvious that the new people Trump set up in the DOD two days after the election were there to slow down police presence - on Jan 6th at least. It took 3 HOURS from the time that the Mayor of Washington called for the National Guard for any of them to reach the capitol. It was only after Pence called that they released the National Guard. Even Maryland and Virginia wanted to send their National Guard troops but they had to get permission from the DOD; which was not given until the next day!

https://tinyurl.com/y3l7yxfl

The Department of Defense’s January 8, 2021 press release purports to “memorialize the planning and execution timeline” of the deadly insurrection that it calls the “January 6, 2021 First Amendment Protests in Washington, DC.”*

The memo’s minute-by-minute account creates a false illusion of transparency. In truth, its most noteworthy aspects are the omission of Trump’s central role in the insurrection and the effort to shift blame away from Trump and his new Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.

Who is Christopher Miller?

By November 9, every news organization declared that former Vice President Joe Biden had won the election. On that day, Trump fired Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and replaced him with Miller, an Army retiree who worked for a defense contractor until Trump tapped him as his assistant in 2018. Miller’s promotion began a departmental regime change that embedded three fierce Trump loyalists as top Defense Department officials: Kash Patel (former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)), retired army Gen. Anthony Tata (pro-Trump Fox News pundit) and Ezra Cohen-Watnick (former assistant to Trump’s first national security adviser, Mike Flynn).

At such a late date in Trump’s presidency, many asked why the shake-up at the Department of Defense? We may be learning the answer.

Prior to the Attack

The department’s January 8, 2021 memo ignores Trump’s central role in igniting and then encouraging the January 6 insurrection. In fact, the only reference to Trump appears in a January 3 entry, when Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Milley meet with him and he concurs in activation of the DC National Guard “to support law enforcement.”

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:40 PM

14. Esper fired bc he defied tRump in June; sided w military against deployment in US city streets. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:58 PM

20. Then why did Trump wait until Nov 9th to fire him? Why

did he wait until right after he lost the election to fire him? Unless Trump knew he couldn't control Esper.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:58 PM

33. Because on Nov 9th pretty clear tRump had lost & needed violence as the only way in the end. nt

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:17 PM

9. Glad she is speaking out.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:20 PM

11. Quite obvious that there was not only inside "help", but treacherous planning...

This will be exposing massive co-ordinated efforts.
The corruption, domestic AND foreign runs bone deep.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:41 PM

15. Yes this is clear evidence of conspiracy with the murdering seditionists

The bastards who did this need found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law 🤬

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:22 PM

12. Who was in the office or did they screw with the cameras, too?

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:37 PM

13. Is her office the only one?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:57 PM

32. That's what I'm wondering.

How many. and whose offices?

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:42 PM

16. This could be way bigger than we think

Involving politicians, police, Capital workers.
I think they actually thought they could have a successful coup.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:38 PM

26. Bingo. Way bigger.

This involves sitting members of the House and Senate. Acting DC AG as much as said such when he said no one, regardless of their position, is immune from investigation and possible indictment.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:26 AM

52. where is Michael Flynn???

in all of this, he was inciting martial law.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:52 PM

17. Let me fill it in for you then. So you couldn't call for help. It was premeditated by someone

So they could trap, kidnap, take you hostage and execute you on live television.

It was an insurrection. Those aren't peaceful.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:53 PM

18. 7 Days until Merrick Garland takes charge of Justice Dept.

They have a lot of things to investigate.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:57 PM

19. There was a conspiracy that goes to the top of the US government. Not everybody there was involved,

but they wouldn't have been there if there hadn't been an organized attempt to overturn the election.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:28 PM

22. I'm glad now they are not rushing the senate hearing.

They need time to gather all the evidence.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:30 PM

23. Well.

The terrorists didn’t wear masks on Jan 6. Let’s hope they didn’t wear gloves on Jan 5. Although the deep state doesn’t need fingerprints. They’ll check the chips bill gates implanted. Or phone location data. My hope? It’s a Congress person.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:33 PM

24. Conspiracy to attempt kidnapping adds 20.

We’re getting up to life numbers for anyone who went up those steps.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:35 PM

25. We will be amazed, but not all that surprised

at who was involved in the set up. What is clear from the DC AG is no one is immune from Justice in this thing. Justice department is going full out on investigations and indictments regardless of who the targets are.

Actually, I'm thinking of starting a pool on who in the Republican Congress critter ranks goes down first to criminal indictment.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:41 PM

27. Did that happen in every office?

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:45 PM

28. The enemy is among us.

They have breached the wire.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:48 PM

29. We'd never know, if the traitors had succeeded.

The GOP tried to leave nothing to chance.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:51 PM

31. Did trump

order them taken out by pro-trump capital police?

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:05 PM

34. I'm not much for conspirator theories.

And I'm not going to assume there are nefarious actions here either, until the inevitable investigation is done.

I'm sure, unless there was an elaborate cover-up involving a lot of bad actors, we will find out soon.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:07 PM

35. Another rep said the same thing. Sorry, can't come up with his name.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:07 PM

36. How many offices did this happen in?

If it was many, that's a big flare.

If it was just Pressley's, a more mundane, though ill-timed, explanation is likely.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:12 PM

37. Would There Be Security Cameras

In her office that could have picked up who did this. It would have to be someone with security clearance to enter her office.

The big picture is looking grim as we have the one Congresswoman that on the 5th gave some of the rioters a tour so they would know where to go the next day. The Capitol Police that just stood aside to allow the rioters in. And now this. The evidence is piling up.

A lot of inside help so this was a very serious breach.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:14 PM

38. It was a real coup attempt. This shit was planned

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:37 PM

40. There was also a truck with weapons in it parked near the Capitol.

Were those for after the Capitol was "secured" by the terrorists?

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:51 PM

42. Plus another truck with 2500 rounds. Another man on Cap ground w handgun and 24 rounds. . . . nt

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:41 PM

41. did this heinous act

happen to other representatives??? Or was it only targeted to women?? was it racially intended?

Inside job. no doubt.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:00 PM

45. It's very frightening.I feel certain that the FBI has taken the cameras out and are reviewing them.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:12 AM

48. I'd have them investigate the janitors

Or others that have routine after-hours accesses to offices ((so this wouldn't immediately look suspicious)).

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Response to IsItJustMe (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:18 AM

50. k&r n/t

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