It has been suggested to us that there should be one thread that holds all inauguration related news, up until Friday when we will be covering the event, as well as the protests and celebrations surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The email stated "While researching the other side today it occured to me that it would be great to have a place for everyone to post links for the stuff they come across." (Inauguration specific links, news, articles and videos)
Great idea. Hundreds of pairs of eyes certainly see more than just two sets of eyes, so while we will start this off with some of the more high profile news here within the article, news links, new information, all related to the inauguartion and the events surrounding it, can be offered in the comment section.
There is plently of news out there, but much of it is reported separately because how can you report something today that isn't revealed until tomorrow, unless it is added as an update to an already existing article.
For example: It was reported the†DC National Guard Commander is set to be removed from his position during the middle of GOP President-elect Donald Trumpís inauguration at 12:01 p.m., quoted as saying "The timing is extremely unusual," with some reports initially claiming it was Obama's decision, then subsequent reports saying it was Trump's decision, †just to find out that despite the DC General's originally assertions, it was his decision.
Subsequent to the publishing of the paperís story making Trump appear incompetent, news emerged that the incoming Trump administration offered to let General Schwartz keep his position through inauguration day, but it was the general himself who refused the offer, preferring instead to quit at 12 noon on January 20, the hour Trump takes his oath of office.
Other disturbing news that has been reported is that weapons' caches have been found close the the inauguration location, in the woods near the C&O Canal, and when police arrived, they found†more guns and ammunition ó some in pails, others in plastic garbage bags. (Source)
Just this morning on another thread, reader Sagebrush posts a link to the Blue Lives Matter website, reporting that DC police are being forbidden to have their body cameras turned on during the inauguration day protests.
A perfect example of why this thread is being created, so all this news related to the inauguration, †can all be in one place, which helps us see a bigger picture rather than as isolated stories and news.
Until Friday, we are asking anyone that runs across something they feel it is important to be seen in relation to other inauguration news, please put it in the comment section.