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@maddow : "The Pentagon made multiple public statements explicitly denying that General Charlie Flynn had any part" in discussions about the National Guard's response to the Jan. 6 riot. "The Army lied about that. Why did they lie about that?"

Trump administration Pentagon officials blocked troops from getting to the Capitol riots for hours, DC National Guard commanding general said

@maddow : "The Pentagon made multiple public statements explicitly denying that General Charlie Flynn had any part" in discussions about the National Guard's response to the Jan. 6 riot. "The Army lied about that. Why did they lie about that?"

Pentagon considers extending the stay of National Guard troops at the US Capitol "We are in receipt of a formal request from the Capitol Police for continued National Guard assistance at the Capitol complex," Defense Department spokesman John Kirby says

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The Pentagon is reviewing a police request to keep National Guard troops patrolling the U.S. Capitol for another 60 days following evidence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the building again.

Pentagon denies food hospitalized National Guard troops defending the Capitol

My latest @PolitiFact : A Pentagon-National Guard timeline for Jan. 6: A closer look at the three-hour delay.

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⏰ 1:49pm — Capitol Police Chief makes a "frantic" plea for help from the National Guard. ⏰ 5:08pm — Pentagon approval comes through. ⏰ 3 hours and 19 minutes, as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol More with @kyledcheney  and @jersiegel  on Dispatch:

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These are National Guard members in the Capitol on Wednesday, as the House is poised to impeach President Trump for a second time. The Pentagon says about 15,000 troops will be in Washington in preparation for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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JUST IN: Washington Post reports that MichaelFlynn's brother, Gen. Charles Flynn, was on the Pentagon call with Capitol Police that resisted their emergency pleas for calling in the National Guard during the Capitol attack. The Army previously denied that Flynn was on the call.

The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, preventing him from immediately sending troops when he got a panicked call from outmanned Capitol Police.

D.C. National Guard commander says Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of Capitol riot, which cost time as day turned deadly

BREAKING: The Pentagon has denied request to deploy National Guard to the US Capitol (Via Aaron Davis of The Washington Post)

Ahead of the pro-Trump mob's storming of the Capitol, the Pentagon prevented the D.C. National Guard from getting ammo, riot gear, most interactions w/ protesters or sharing equipment with local law enforcement without a Trump appointee's OK @missy_ryan 

The Pentagon has approved DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's request for National Guard support during demonstrations this week as Congress prepares to certify the Electoral College results

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Three days before the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And then as the mob descended, DOJ leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times

New: Pentagon has authorized up to 15,000 National Guard troops to meet current and future requests for the inauguration of Joseph Biden on January 20.

"Mayor Muriel Bowser had warned of impending violence for weeks, and businesses had closed in anticipation. She requested National Guard help from the Pentagon on Dec. 31, but the Capitol Police turned down the Jan. 3 offer from the Defense Department"

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