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Lawmakers Agree to Deal to Investigate Capitol Attack

House could vote on proposed bipartisan commission next week

(Newser) - House lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, and it does not include a look at violence alleged to have come from left-wing groups last summer, as some Republicans had hoped. The proposed 10-person commission would focus only on the attack...

First Active-Duty Officer Charged in Capitol Riot

Marine Maj. Christopher Warnagiris broke through police at east doors, Justice Department says

(Newser) - For the first time, a service member on active duty has been charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Marine Maj. Christopher Warnagiris was arrested Thursday, the Justice Department said, accused of forcing his way into the building. The charges against Warnagiris, 40, include assaulting, resisting or...

National Guard Soldier Charged in Capitol Riot

Abram Markofski is 4th active service member to face federal charges in connection with Jan. 6 attack

(Newser) - A soldier with Wisconsin's National Guard was arrested and charged for his role in the Capitol riot , after investigators say he drove with an associate to DC to attend a rally supporting then-President Trump. CNN reports that Abram Markofski, a private first class assigned to the 1st Battalion, 128...

3rd GOP Lawmaker Fined for Skipping Security Check

This time it was Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky

(Newser) - For the third time since new security screenings were established at the US Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack on the building, a Republican lawmaker has been fined for refusing to comply. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky set off the metal detector on April 14 but kept walking, according to...

Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

CNN reports he joins Rand Paul in his stance

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is reportedly done with mask wearing, and CNN has jumped all over it. The network reports the Republican senator from Texas is going maskless on the floor of the Senate, which has no mask requirement , and in the halls of the Capitol complex. It questioned him about this,...

Family of Suspect Offers Sympathy to Officer's Family

Officer Billy Evans, a father of two, is remembered as a 'wonderful guy'

(Newser) - Among those expressing condolences Saturday to the family of Capitol Police officer Billy Evans is the family of the man accused of killing him . Relatives of Noah Green, who was fatally shot after ramming a barricade outside the Capitol on Friday with his car, say they "feel great sympathy...

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Capitol Attack Suspect Identified

Law enforcement says Noah Green, 25, rammed his car into barrier, killing Capitol Police officer

(Newser) - Police say the suspect in Friday's attack on Capitol Police that left one officer dead and another injured wasn't previously known to them, but more details are now trickling out. Per USA Today and other media outlets , law enforcement sources have identified the suspect, who was shot dead...

Car Rams Capitol Barricade; Officer, Suspect Dead

Another officer is injured

(Newser) - Another deadly day at the Capitol: A driver rammed a police barricade outside the building Friday afternoon, killing a Capitol Police officer and injuring another, reports the Washington Post . The unidentified driver was fatally shot in the incident, per the AP . Police say the driver rammed into the barricade, then...

Report: House Chamber Is Becoming a 'Safe Room'

Bulletproof doors are being installed during 2-week recess

(Newser) - If the Capitol is breached again while lawmakers are in the House chamber, they may already be in a safe room. The House is in recess for two weeks, and Axios reports that workers are fortifying the chamber with bulletproof doors and other measures. Workers seen removing doors from one...

Videos Show Assault on Capitol Cop Who Later Died

Brian Sicknick was hit with what might have been bear spray

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained videos showing an attack on deceased Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The videos focus on two men, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, who are charged with assaulting Sicknick and other officers with chemical spray. They're...

McConnell, Other Lawmakers Balk at 'Ghastly' Capitol Security

'It reminds me of my last visit to Kabul,' Senate minority leader says of razor wire fencing

(Newser) - A 10-foot-tall fence with razor wire surrounds the US Capitol, while thousands of National Guard troops have been patrolling the area ever since Jan. 6, when supporters of former President Trump staged a deadly insurrection over his false claims of election fraud. For Mitch McConnell, some of these security measures...

National Mall Deserted on High-Security Day

Pentagon is reviewing a request to keep National Guard troops in DC longer

(Newser) - National Guard troops are scheduled to end their deployment at the Capitol on March 12, but it's now possible they will stay for weeks, if not months, longer. The Pentagon is reviewing a request from the Capitol Police to extend the deployment for 60 days, reports the Hill . A...

Soldiers Guarding Capitol Given 'Inedible' Food

National Guard says at least 50 were treated for gastrointestinal issues

(Newser) - Dozens of the National Guard troops protecting Congress have been made ill by bad food, Michigan lawmakers say. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was among those demanding answers after a whistleblower told WXYZ earlier this week that many soldiers had been served meals with raw or undercooked meat, and 74 meals were...

Conspiracy Theorists Think Trump Will Be President on Thursday

No expectation of violence, though Capitol Police will be on guard

(Newser) - Capitol Police are boosting security in response to a far-right conspiracy theory claiming Donald Trump will again become president on Thursday. Some QAnon supporters believed Trump would declare martial law and remain in office on Jan. 20. But "when that didn't happen, the date was moved from Jan....

Capitol Cop Who Wore MAGA Hat in Riot Suspended

As have 5 others for their actions during riot

(Newser) - Six Capitol Police officers have now been suspended for their actions in the Jan. 6 riot. One took a selfie with a participant and another wore a "Make America Great Again" hat and directed people around the building, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said last month . All six are suspended...

Report: Trump-McCarthy Call Showed Reticence on Rioters

GOP lawmakers detail 'shouting match' between ex-president, Kevin McCarthy during Capitol attack

(Newser) - "Tomorrow just got a lot more interesting." That was Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's take Friday night about former President Trump's impeachment trial on Saturday, which will be continuing in the wake of a new report of a Jan. 6 interaction between Trump and House Minority Leader...

Lawyer: 'QAnon Shaman' Now Knows Trump 'Really Didn't Love Him'

Judge also rules Jacob Chansley, accused of storming Capitol, should get organic meals in jail

(Newser) - Whether you know him as Jacob Chansley (real name), Jake Angeli, or the "QAnon Shaman," the 33-year-old Phoenix man who's facing federal charges for storming the US Capitol on Jan. 6 has been having a rough time of it in detention. So says his lawyer, Albert Watkins,...

AOC: 'I Thought Everything Was Over'

Congresswoman recounts Capitol attack, reveals she's a sexual assault survivor

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed she is a sexual assault survivor Monday in a candid 90-minute discussion about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which left her fearing for her life . "I'm a survivor of sexual assault," an emotional AOC announced on Instagram Live, at times speaking to an...

FBI: DC Pipe Bombs Were Planted Night Before Riot

There's now $100K reward for suspect in security footage shown by 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - A $100,000 reward is up for grabs as the FBI says it's using "every tool in our toolbox" to track down the person or persons responsible for planting two pipe bombs near the US Capitol. An FBI release on Friday noted that on Jan. 5, the day...

Capitol Police's Fence Idea Meets With Pushback

DC mayor is no fan of the idea, for one

(Newser) - The acting chief of the US Capitol Police would like to see permanent fencing installed around the Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 storming of the building—and she's not the first to make that suggestion. In a Thursday statement , Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said a 2006...

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