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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 1.12.21

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* Michael Sherwin speaks: "The top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., said on Tuesday that more than 70 people tied to the Capitol riot had been charged with crimes and that he expected that number to rise into the hundreds, with prosecutors looking at charging some rioters with sedition and conspiracy."

* FBI: "A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and 'war,' according to an internal document reviewed by The Washington Post that contradicts a senior official's declaration the bureau had no intelligence indicating anyone at last week's pro-Trump protest planned to do harm."

* This won't soon be forgotten: "Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19, and they all have pointed to a day spent locked down with colleagues who refused to wear masks as a likely point of contraction."

* Suspensions: "'Several' U.S. Capitol Police officers were suspended and at least 10 more are under investigation over the deadly pro-Trump insurrection last week, officials said Monday."

* He hemmed and hawed quite a bit: "Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday twice declined to directly say whether he believed President Donald Trump was still able to conduct the duties of his office, and also would not comment on whether he had discussed the 25th Amendment with other Cabinet officials."

* The fact that Patsy Widakuswara was punished is ridiculous: "A Voice of America reporter has been reassigned and taken off the White House beat after she tried to ask questions of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at an event at VOA headquarters, according to two fellow journalists at the organization."

* The shrinking cabinet: "Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Monday became the latest Cabinet official to step down following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol."

* This is deeply foolish: "The Trump administration declared Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, the latest in a series of actions aimed at undoing the Obama-era legacy of opening U.S. relations with the island nation just weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office."

* When he says stuff like this, I feel kind of sorry for Hogan Gidley "Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley wanted Fox News viewers to know on Monday that President Donald Trump does not feel 'emasculated' by losing his beloved Twitter account, fawningly declaring the president the 'most masculine person ever' to occupy the White House."

See you tomorrow.