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Your app knows you have your period. Guess who he told?

Privacy experts said the Flo case could lead to wider user mistrust of women’s health apps.

“It has become even more cynical than just ‘watching out for buyers,’” said Deven McGraw, chief regulatory officer of Ciitizen, a company that helps people access and control their health information, of the comments. consumer health applications. “You’ve done your homework. You’ve read this app’s privacy policy. You thought you were putting your data in a place of trust. And it turns out the company didn’t take its obligations seriously.”

Flo is certainly not the only app accused of mismanaging intimate data. In 2019, Privacy International, a non-profit group in Britain, investigated a number of popular rule-tracking apps and reported that two of them passed on sensitive information – such as details of user symptoms and contraceptive use – to Facebook and other companies.

Over the past two years, U.S. state lawmakers and attorneys general have begun reviewing period tracking and fertility apps. Last March, several members of Congress sent letters to Apple and Google asking companies to remove all rule trackers that collected users’ health data without obtaining their explicit permission, in a bid to make controllers more accountable.

In the European Union, the responsibility lies entirely with application developers, which gives consumers broad rights to control their data. In particular, comprehensive European law – called the General Data Protection Regulation – typically requires companies to obtain explicit permission before collecting or sharing sensitive personal information such as health details.

Deceptive data mining, deceptive privacy policies, and other troubling practices don’t remove the need for women’s health apps. But regulators tackling leaking apps, one by one, also don’t give consumers much confidence or clarity.

What is needed, experts suggest, is a new regulatory framework that allows healthcare providers and researchers to work with mainstream applications to better understand women’s health, whether it’s symptoms. , drugs, or different responses to the disease.

Until recently, women were under-represented in medical research, clinical trials of drugs and vaccines, and even biology textbooks, leaving healthcare providers with great blind spots in their understanding and ability. to take care of women’s bodies, which often have very different needs and responses than men’s bodies.

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Son told FBI about his father, who is indicted in Capitol Riot

Two days after the Capitol riot on January 6, Jackson Reffitt’s father, Guy W. Reffitt, returned to the family home in Texas. He told his son he stormed the Capitol, according to an FBI affidavit.

Then his father launched a threat: If Jackson, 18, reported him to the police, he would have no choice but to do his “duty” for his country and “do what he had to do. “.

In interviews with investigators, Jackson Reffitt said his father told him, “If you report me, you are a traitor. And you know what happens to traitors. The traitors get shot.

But he had already reported his father to the FBI weeks before the riot.

“He always told me he was going to do something big,” young Mr Reffitt said in a telephone interview on Saturday. “I assumed he was going to do something big, and I didn’t know what.

Guy Reffitt’s wife told investigators after the riot that he was a member of the Three Percenters, a far-right militia, according to the affidavit.

FBI agents found an AR-15 rifle and pistol in his home. The eldest, Mr Reffitt, told investigators he brought the gun with him to Washington.

Jackson Reffitt said he learned his father was heading to Washington the day before the riot but didn’t know what he would do there. He found out what was going on when he saw footage of rioters storming the Capitol on the news.

It was not clear what the Federal Bureau of Investigation did after Mr. Reffitt first contacted the FBI about his father. Federal investigators contacted him during the riots to follow up on his advice weeks earlier, at which point, he said, he helped “prove what they were trying to investigate.”

Mr Reffitt said he “just wanted someone to know” of his father’s threats to “do something big”.

“I didn’t know what he was going to do, so I did everything I could just to be on the safe side,” he added.

The elder Mr Reffitt, who was arrested on January 16, faces charges of obstructing justice and knowingly entering a building or restricted land without legal permission. He could not be reached on Sunday and it was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer. The FBI was not immediately available for comment on Sunday.

Mr Reffitt said he was not sure if his father still knew he reported him to federal authorities.

“I’m afraid for him to know,” he said. “Not for my life or anything, but for what he might think.” But he said he hoped his relationship with his father could be mended.

“We will improve over time,” he says. “I know we will.”

He said his mother and two sisters “had no idea what I had done” until they saw a CNN interview he did with Chris Cuomo.

After the interview gained traction online, Mr Reffitt said on Twitter, “Yes, I am the child on cnn.”

The tweet garnered thousands of likes and retweets, and he said he was inundated with messages asking him to create a GoFundMe, which he did.

“Every penny is another course in college or I’ll keep it for years to come,” he wrote on the crowdfunding platform. “I could be kicked out of my home because of my involvement in my father’s case, so every penny could help me survive.

Mr. Reffitt was not staying with his family and declined to say where he was out of fear for his safety. He was using his girlfriend’s phone because his family had disconnected his, he said.

He said he posted the GoFundMe page shortly before bed on Friday, expecting a few thousand dollars to be raised. When he woke up on Saturday, the page had raised over $ 20,000.

As of Sunday afternoon, more than 1,800 donations had been pledged, or more than $ 58,000.

Mr. Reffitt is in his first semester studying political science at Collin College, a community college near his family’s home in Wylie, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. When asked if the money would cover the rest of his undergraduate education, he replied, “Oh man you have no idea. I’m going to college now.

As for others who are wondering if they should come forward about someone they think might be involved in something dangerous, “you are not only protecting yourself, but you are also protecting her,” he said. -he declares.

“I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right,” Mr. Reffitt said of his father. And while he doesn’t regret his decision, he said, “He’s still family, and it’s still weird.”

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Governors are ordering their National Guard troops to return home after some have been told to sleep in a parking lot.

The governors of Texas, Florida and New Hampshire said they ordered their National Guard troops to return home from Washington, DC, after some Guard members providing security at the inauguration were subsequently told to sleep in a parking lot.

“They’re soldiers, they’re not Nancy Pelosi’s servants,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said on “Fox and Friends“Friday morning.” It’s a half-armed mission at this point, and I think the proper thing is to bring them home. “

His comments came after Governor Greg Abbott of Texas and Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, also Republicans, said they too had called for the return of their troops.

“They have done an outstanding job serving our nation’s capital during a time of conflict and should be graciously praised, not subjected to substandard conditions,” Mr. Sununu written on twitter Friday morning.

The governors’ orders were the last signs of outrage over the relocation of troops on Thursday on the floor of a parking lot at Thurgood Marshall’s Federal Judicial Building. Members of Congress demanded that members of the National Guard be returned to the Capitol building, with some offering to let the troops sleep in their offices. They were eventually returned to Capitol Hill, said Captain Edwin Nieves Jr., a spokesman for the Washington, DC branch of the National Guard on Friday morning.

He said troops were moved from Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon at the request of Capitol Police due to “increased foot traffic” as Congress returned to session, but a statement from the acting chief of Capitol Police on Friday sought to keep the besieged agency away from the move.

Chief Yogananda Pittman said Capitol Police did not tell troops to leave the Capitol except at certain times on inauguration day, and even then troops were encouraged to return to the building at 2 p.m. That day. She said officials of the office building whose troops were using the parking lot had contacted “the National Guard directly to suggest the use of its facilities.”

The reaction from governors and lawmakers comes with scores of troops already leaving the city, their mission ended after President Biden was sworn in on Wednesday. The Pentagon said Friday that most of the approximately 26,000 National Guard troops who had helped secure the event were returning home. About 19,000 troops from across the country have started packing and returning to their home states, a process that will take around five to 10 days and will include coronavirus screenings.

About 7,000 troops are expected to remain in Washington until the end of January to provide support to federal agencies and guard against a possible repeat of the January 6 violation of the Capitol by supporters of President Trump.

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National Guard troops who protected the Capitol for Biden’s inauguration were told to sleep in a parking lot.

National Guard troops who were brought in to protect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s nomination as president found themselves sleeping in an unheated garage hours after being kicked off the Capitol on Thursday, causing an uproar among the lawmakers who rushed to push them back.

The troops were among more than 20,000 members of the National Guard who provided security for the inauguration on Wednesday. They were transferred Thursday afternoon to the nearby Thurgood Marshall Federal Judicial Building, said Captain Edwin Nieves Jr., spokesperson for the Washington, DC branch of the National Guard.

“As Congress is in session and foot traffic and business is on the increase, Capitol Police have asked troops to move their rest area outside the Capitol,” Captain Nieves said, adding that the relocation was temporary. The DC National Guard did not say how many soldiers were stationed in the garages or how long they would stay there.

Two Guard soldiers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they had been relocated without explanation and had no adequate electricity, heating or toilets. One soldier estimated there were 1,000 soldiers sharing a portable toilet outside the garage.

“No orientation on the mission, the length of the mission, nothing,” the soldier said.

The soldiers also said their comrades were breathing exhaust fumes because the garage in the Thurgood Marshall center was still being used for parking.

Captain Nieves said the move was temporary and the garage had heating and toilets.

“We remain an agile and flexible force to ensure the safety and security of the Capitol and its surroundings,” he said.

Reports of the move sparked protests from lawmakers from both parties, including the parliamentary minority leader Kevin mccarthy, Republican and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York. Some have offered to house the Guard troops in their offices.

“This is unacceptable and needs to be corrected,” Arizona Democrat Senator Mark Kelly wrote on Twitter.

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On social media, some lawmakers said they were making efforts to bring troops back to Capitol Hill.

In a tweet, Sen. Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, said he spoke to the acting Capitol Police chief about the issue.

The DC Guard did not immediately respond to a request Thursday night, inquiring about efforts to bring troops back to Capitol Hill.

On Tuesday, the Pentagon said 12 Guardsmen were removed from their posts during Mr. Biden’s inauguration after officials discovered they had written texts and social media posts containing comments threatening to politicians.

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Clyburn says Bush told him he was “the savior” for endorsing Biden.

Former President George W. Bush, visiting Washington to attend President Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, privately told Rep. James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina, that the congressman was “the savior For helping Mr. Biden secure the Democratic nomination and defeat the president. Donald J. Trump.

“George Bush told me today, he said, ‘You know, you are the savior, because if you hadn’t named Joe Biden, we wouldn’t have this transfer of power today,’ Mr Clyburn told reporters on a call. after Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony. Mr Clyburn’s endorsement of Mr Biden during the Democratic primary in South Carolina in February was credited with saving a campaign that had gravely failed in Iowa and New Hampshire.

“He told me that Joe Biden was the only one who could have defeated the outgoing president,” said Mr. Clyburn, who chatted with Mr. Bush on the inaugural platform before the ceremony and took a selfie with the ‘former president.

Mr. Bush’s office did not dispute the comment, but characterized it more as mere political analysis, and not as a declaration of gratitude to Mr. Clyburn for saving the country from another term of Mr. Trump in the White House.

“It’s been a bit of a stretch,” said Freddy Ford, Bush’s chief of staff. “President Bush recognized the role of the Congressman in safeguarding President Biden’s candidacy – nothing more, nothing biblical.”

Mr. Bush is not a fan of Mr. Trump, who defeated his brother Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination in 2016. That fall, the former president voted for “none of the above” rather than vote for Mr. Trump; his father, former President George Bush, voted for Hillary Clinton; his mother, Barbara Bush, wrote on behalf of Jeb. Young George Bush has not publicly said who he voted for in November, but few people who know him believe he voted for Mr. Trump.

At Mr. Trump’s swearing-in ceremony in January 2017, Mr. Bush was so struck by the new president’s grim inaugural address that he said to Mrs. Clinton: “It was a little weird [expletive]. He has remained mostly silent since, but his occasional public comments have been interpreted as reprimands for Mr. Trump’s approach to leadership.

Mr Bush not only attended Mr Biden’s inaugural ceremony on Wednesday, but also subsequently visited Arlington National Cemetery with the new President as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to lay a wreath. at the Tomb of the Unknowns. He also recorded a segment with Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama that aired on television Wednesday night, sending his best wishes to Mr. Biden.

“Mr. President, I shoot for your success,” Mr. Bush said in the video. “Your success is the success of our country. God bless you.”

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Key lawmakers were not told about police back-up demand ahead of riot, aide and others say

While his suit was colorful, prosecutors said his intentions were dark. In an 18-page document submitted to court on Thursday, prosecutors said Mr Chansley approached a Capitol Police officer and shouted that members of the crowd “were there to take the Capitol and look for the leaders of Congress ”.

Mr. Chansley, a member of the QAnon conspiracy movement known as “Q Shaman,” wrote a note to Mr. Pence, reading: “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.”

Phoenix Federal District Court Judge Deborah M. Fine on Friday denied Chansley bail, saying he was “an active participant in a violent insurgency to overthrow the United States government “. When Mr. Chansley asked to speak, Judge Fine told him it was “not desirable”.

In Texas, a federal prosecutor said another suspect, Lt. Col. Rendall Brock Jr., was planning to take hostages in zipper cuffs when he stormed the Capitol last week, and the lawyer pointed to the violent online threats Mr Brock made in preparation for the mob attack.

Steven M. D’Antuono, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said the public provided the FBI with about 140,000 digital tips, noting that friends and family had reported rioters and advised those involved in the violence to surrender before the FBI found them.

“If this investigation were a football game,” Mr. D’Antuono said, “we would still be in the first quarter.”

Reporting was contributed by Eileen Sullivan, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Katie benner, Nicolas fandos and Hailey Fuchs from Washington, Simon romero Albuquerque and Alan feuer from New York.

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Incitement to riot? What Trump told supporters before mobs stormed the Capitol

“When you catch someone in a fraud, you are allowed to follow very different rules. So I hope Mike has the courage to do what he needs to do, and I hope he doesn’t listen to the RINOs and stupid people he listens to.

Angering Republicans who did not accept his plan to subvert the election, such as Vice President Mike Pence, Mr. Trump told the crowd that “different rules” now apply. At the most obvious level, the President was arguing that what he wanted Mr Pence to do – reject the results of the state-certified electoral college – would be legitimate, but the notion of “very different rules” applying had broader connotations of extraordinary permission as well. (“RINO” is an abusive term used by highly partisan Republicans against more moderate colleagues whom they deem to be “Republicans in name only.”)

“I hope Mike does the right thing. I hope. I hope so, because if Mike Pence does the right thing we win the election. … And actually, I just spoke to Mike. I said, “Mike, that doesn’t take courage. What takes courage is to do nothing. It takes courage. “

“I also want to thank our 13 bravest members of the United States Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Ron Johnson, Senator Josh Hawley. … Senators have spoken. We want to thank them. I actually think, however, again, it takes more courage not to intervene, and I think a lot of these people will find out. And you better start looking at your leadership, because your leadership got you through the tubes.

Mr Trump has twice told the crowd that Republicans who did not rally to his efforts to overturn the election – Mr Pence as well as senators like Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, who did not were not joined to the performative objections led by Mr. Hawley and Mr. Cruz – were in fact the courageous ones. In the context, the president’s implication is that they were putting themselves in danger because it would be safer to follow what he wanted. During the riot that followed, the crowd chanted “Hang Mike Pence”.

We will never give up. We will never concede. This does not happen. You do not concede in the event of theft. Our country has had enough. We won’t take it anymore, and that’s what it is. And to use a favorite term that you all really made up, we will stop the flight.

“You will have an illegitimate president. This is what you will get, and we can’t let this happen. These are facts you won’t hear from the fake news media. It’s all part of the removal effort. They don’t want to talk about it. They don’t want to talk about it. …

“We fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell, you won’t have a country.

Two months after losing the election, Mr. Trump repeatedly told his supporters that they could still bar Mr. Biden from becoming president if they “fight like hell,” a formulation that suggested they were acting and changing things, not just raising their voices.

It is now up to Congress to face this blatant assault on our democracy. And after that, we will go down, and i will be there with you. We go to the Capitol, and we’ll try to give – Democrats are hopeless, they never vote for nothing, not even a vote, but we’re going to try – give our Republicans, the weak, because the strong don’t need n ‘ no matter which of our help we try – go try to give them the kind of pride and daring they need to take our country back. “

As he sent his supporters to Congress, Mr. Trump assured them he would personally accompany them to Capitol Hill. In fact, as several of his supporters and police officers were injured or died in the chaos that followed, the president watched the violence unfold on television from the security of the White House.

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Trump told crowd ‘You will never take back our country with weakness’

Shortly before leaving the White House on Wednesday morning for the Ellipse, where a stage had been set up for him to address his supporters, President Trump had a word with Vice President Mike Pence.

Mr. Pence reiterated what he had told Mr. Trump a day earlier: that when he was heading to Capitol Hill in a few hours to oversee the count of the electoral votes that would certify the victory of Joseph R. Biden Jr., he wouldn’t. have the power to do what the president wanted and to reverse the results. Mr. Pence planned to publish a letter explaining this soon.

Mr. Trump listened to, baked and berated Mr. Pence for being gentle. It was gloomy as he boarded the presidential motorcade for the short ride to the Ellipse, where he made it clear in his approximately 70-minute speech that he was furious with Mr. Pence and wanted let the people gathered on the mall go. on Capitol Hill immediately after to protest what he falsely claimed to be a stolen election.

With his loyal No.2 no longer as loyal to him and Congress ready to spend the day brushing aside protests he had raised about the Electoral College’s results, Mr Trump urged his supporters to make another not to support it.

“We want to be so respectful to everyone,” Mr. Trump said, before calling his political opponents bad people. “And we’re going to have to fight a lot harder. And Mike Pence is going to have to come for us, and if he doesn’t, it will be a sad day for our country. Because you have sworn to respect our Constitution.

Calling the election result “this blatant assault on our democracy,” he said his supporters should “come down to Capitol Hill. And we’re going to cheer on our brave Senators and Members of Congress, and we’re probably not going to applaud so much for some of them. Because you will never take back our country with weakness. “

Mr. Trump actually did not travel with the supporters he urged to go and fight for him; he returned to the White House and berated assistants over how the scene had appeared, before taking to Twitter to attack Mr Pence for his booth.

Before Mr. Trump took the stage, his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, addressed the crowd and called for a “fight trial” against Democrats to win the election.

Mr Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. warmed up the crowd by warning Republican members of Congress who have not supported pro-Trump efforts: “We are coming for you,” he said. declared.

By urging his supporters to view the routine act of certifying the results of the US election as an unlawful affront to him and against them, Mr. Trump helped spark hours of violence and chaos that continued as the darkness fell on Wednesday night.

“There is no doubt that the president formed the crowd,” Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, told Fox News. “The president prompted the crowd. The President addressed the crowd. He lit the flame.

People carrying Trump campaign flags – some appearing to be armed – stormed the Capitol complex. They broke into the building and draped a Trump flag over the balcony of the Capitol, disrupting the vote certification process and forcing members of Congress, reporters and other officials to take cover or shut down. flee the building. Gunshots could be heard at one point. Mr Pence was taken to a safe place, as were other lawmakers.

Mr. Trump monitored the scene as it unfolded on television, according to administration officials and people close to the White House. He hid in the Oval Office, speaking with Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, who was reportedly shaken up by the day, and Pat A. Cipollone, the White House lawyer.

Donald Trump Jr. posted a tweet urging supporters to stop the violence. Ivanka Trump, adviser to the White House, denounced the violence and corrected a first tweet in which her reference to “patriots” blurred her intention. There was silence from the first lady, Melania Trump, and Mr Trump’s son Eric tweeted about the number of people who sang to him on his birthday at the rally.

Two of the president’s former chiefs of staff criticized the crowd. Her former advisor, Kellyanne Conway, told ABC News that the crowd was made up of “extremists.” His former communications director, Alyssa Farah, publicly urged him to say something.

But the president has resisted repeated requests from advisers, some addressed directly to him, others to Mr. Meadows and others.

Mr. Trump initially rejected requests for the National Guard to mobilize, according to a person familiar with the events. This required intervention by Mr. Cipollone, among other officials, according to the person. About 1,750 District of Columbia and Virginia National Guard troops were scheduled to deploy Wednesday night, a National Guard spokesperson said.

As the president’s allies began to publicize their distaste for what was happening on Capitol Hill and urged him to speak out, White House aides finally persuaded Mr. Trump in a tweet in which he did not condemn the violence. .

Then they convinced him he needed to say something in a video statement, which Mr. Trump opened with another statement that the election had been “stolen” from him and his supporters, before moving on. say “go home,” ending with words to supporters: “I love you.” Facebook deleted this video, and Twitter did so later.

Then he clarified that he considered this day as an expression of his grievances. “These are the things and events that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremonious and viciously stripped of the great patriots who have been treated badly and unfairly for so long,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “Go home with love and in peace. Remember this day forever!

That tweet was also deleted by Twitter, whose officials announced around 7 p.m. that they were blocking his account for 12 hours.

Mr. Trump’s ally Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky predicted as Congress prepared to meet again on Wednesday night that there would be no more objections from senators to certification . But Mr. Trump told advisers he wanted to see senators continue to fight.

Several White House advisers have described themselves in turn disgusted, frightened or shocked by what had happened. And the government’s work continued around Mr. Trump, apparently without his involvement.

The Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have spoken to Mr. Pence, not Mr. Trump, about sending support to contribute to the riots. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien condemned the “crowd” and praised Mr Pence.

Several Democrats, meanwhile, have called for Mr. Trump’s impeachment. Others – including some officials in the Trump administration – speculated privately whether the 25th Amendment would be invoked to remove him from office just two weeks away from his tenure.

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Trump told crowd ‘You will never take back our country with weakness’

Shortly before leaving the White House on Wednesday morning for the Ellipse, where a stage had been set up for him to address his supporters, President Trump had a word with Vice President Mike Pence.

Mr. Pence reiterated what he had told Mr. Trump a day earlier: that when he was heading to Capitol Hill in a few hours to oversee the count of the electoral votes that would certify the victory of Joseph R. Biden Jr., he wouldn’t. have the power to do what the president wanted and to reverse the results. Mr. Pence planned to publish a letter explaining this soon.

Mr. Trump listened to, baked and berated Mr. Pence for being gentle. It was gloomy as he boarded the presidential motorcade for the short ride to the Ellipse, where he made it clear in his approximately 70-minute speech that he was furious with Mr. Pence and wanted let the people gathered on the mall go. on Capitol Hill immediately after to protest what he falsely claimed to be a stolen election.

With his loyal No.2 no longer as loyal to him and Congress ready to spend the day brushing aside protests he had raised about the Electoral College’s results, Mr Trump urged his supporters to make another not to support it.

“We want to be so respectful to everyone,” Mr. Trump said, before calling his political opponents bad people. “And we’re going to have to fight a lot harder. And Mike Pence is going to have to come for us, and if he doesn’t, it will be a sad day for our country. Because you have sworn to respect our Constitution.

Calling the election result “this blatant assault on our democracy,” he said his supporters should “come down to Capitol Hill. And we’re going to cheer on our brave Senators and Members of Congress, and we’re probably not going to applaud so much for some of them. Because you will never take back our country with weakness. “

Mr. Trump actually did not travel with the supporters he urged to go and fight for him; he returned to the White House and berated assistants over how the scene had appeared, before taking to Twitter to attack Mr Pence for his booth.

Before Mr. Trump took the stage, his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, addressed the crowd and called for a “fight trial” against Democrats to win the election.

Mr Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. warmed up the crowd by warning Republican members of Congress who have not supported pro-Trump efforts: “We are coming for you,” he said. declared.

By urging his supporters to view the routine act of certifying the results of the US election as an unlawful affront to him and against them, Mr. Trump helped spark hours of violence and chaos that continued as the darkness fell on Wednesday night.

“There is no doubt that the president formed the crowd,” Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, told Fox News. “The president prompted the crowd. The President addressed the crowd. He lit the flame.

People carrying Trump campaign flags – some appearing to be armed – stormed the Capitol complex. They broke into the building and draped a Trump flag over the balcony of the Capitol, disrupted the vote certification process, and forced members of Congress, reporters and other officials to take shelter or to flee the building. Gunshots could be heard at one point. Mr Pence was taken to a safe place, as were other lawmakers.

Mr. Trump monitored the scene as it unfolded on television, according to administration officials and people close to the White House. He hid in the Oval Office, speaking with Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, who was reportedly shaken up by the day, and Pat A. Cipollone, the White House lawyer.

Donald Trump Jr. posted a tweet urging supporters to stop the violence. Ivanka Trump, adviser to the White House, denounced the violence and corrected a first tweet in which her reference to “patriots” blurred her intention. There was silence from the first lady, Melania Trump, and Mr Trump’s son Eric tweeted about the number of people who sang to him on his birthday at the rally.

Two of the president’s former chiefs of staff criticized the crowd. Her former advisor, Kellyanne Conway, told ABC News that the crowd was made up of “extremists.” His former communications director, Alyssa Farah, publicly urged him to say something.

But the president has resisted repeated requests from advisers, some addressed directly to him, others to Mr. Meadows and others.

Mr. Trump initially rejected requests for the National Guard to mobilize, according to a person familiar with the events. This required intervention by Mr. Cipollone, among other officials, according to the person. About 1,750 District of Columbia and Virginia National Guard troops were scheduled to deploy Wednesday night, a National Guard spokesperson said.

As the president’s allies began to publicize their distaste for what was happening on Capitol Hill and urged him to speak out, White House aides finally persuaded Mr. Trump in a tweet in which he did not condemn the violence. .

Then they convinced him he needed to say something in a video statement, which Mr. Trump opened with another statement that the election had been “stolen” from him and his supporters, before moving on. say “go home,” ending with words to supporters: “I love you.” Facebook deleted this video, and Twitter did so later.

Then he clarified that he considered this day as an expression of his grievances. “These are the things and events that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremonious and viciously stripped of the great patriots who have been treated badly and unfairly for so long,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “Go home with love and in peace. Remember this day forever!

That tweet was also deleted by Twitter, whose officials announced around 7 p.m. that they were blocking his account for 12 hours.

An ally of Mr. Trump, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, predicted as Congress prepared to meet again on Wednesday night that there would be no more objections from senators to certification. But Mr. Trump told advisers he wanted to see senators continue to fight.

Several White House advisers have described themselves in turn disgusted, frightened or shocked by what had happened. And the government’s work continued around Mr. Trump, apparently without his involvement.

The Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have spoken to Mr. Pence, not Mr. Trump, about sending support to contribute to the riots. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien condemned the “crowd” and praised Mr Pence.

Several Democrats, meanwhile, have called for Mr. Trump’s impeachment. Others – including some officials in the Trump administration – speculated privately whether the 25th Amendment would be invoked to remove him from office just two weeks away from his tenure.

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TimesVideo ‘Go Home,’ Trump told the pro-Trump crowd at CapitolHours after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, President Trump recorded a video message telling them to leave. Violence disrupted President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s certification of victory.

TimesVideo ‘Go Home,’ Trump told the pro-Trump crowd at CapitolHours after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, President Trump recorded a video message telling them to leave. Violence disrupted President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s certification of victory by The New York Times