Washington lockdown


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Having taste of their own medicine.

1 officer and the attacker dead.

April 2, 2021, 12:40 PM CDT / Updated April 2, 2021, 1:48 PM CDT
By Dareh Gregorian and Leigh Ann Caldwell

A U.S. Capitol Police officer and the suspect who police say drove a car into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol complex Friday has died, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said Friday.
The complex remained on lockdown after the incident left two officers, including the one who has died, injured. After striking the officers and ramming the checkpoint, the driver jumped out of the car with a knife and was shot by Capitol police, Pittman said.

A second officer was injured.
After striking two Capitol Police officers, the driver jumped out of the car with a knife and was shot by Capitol police.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he died.
The attempted breach happened at the north barricade vehicle access point.

Capitol Police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill on April 2, 2021.J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Congress is in spring recess for the week, so lawmakers had turned home and were not working in the building.


Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has called on former President Donald Trump and others to foot the bill for their failed legal challenges to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

© James Devaney/GC Images Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Trump Tower in Manhattan on March 9, 2021, in New York City.

Trump has been called on by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to pay $144,000 in legal fees over a failed lawsuit to challenge the state’s election results.
In motions filed Wednesday by Evers’ attorneys, Trump and La Crosse County Republican Party Chairman William Feehan were asked to pay a total of $250,000 for cases brought to federal court in the wake of the presidential contest: $144,000 from Trump and $106,000 from Feehan.

The governor’s legal team deemed the litigation “meritless” and argued in court documents that it was “built on inscrutable conspiracy theories.”
“Although Trump’s claims were bereft of legal or factual basis, the stakes were immense. Governor Tony Evers had no choice but to defend zealously against the claims and to engage with Trump’s scattershot litigation tactics,” Evers’ attorneys wrote.
"The litigation imposed significant costs on the taxpayers of Wisconsin. Those costs were needless because Trump’s suit never had any merit, this litigation was precluded by exclusive state-court proceedings, and the costs were exacerbated by strategic choices made by Trump and his lawyers.

Donald Trump Called on to Pay $144,000 in Legal Fees for ‘Meritless’ Wisconsin Election Lawsuit (msn.com)

Trumps legal problems mounting. It’s now a matter of how much jail time he will serve.
cC @T.Vercetti