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Jan. 6 Defendant Questions Son Who Turned Him In

Court exchange was surprisingly civil, with Brian Mock expressing love and forgiveness

(Newser) - A Jan. 6 defendant had the opportunity to question the son who turned him in to the FBI last week as he represented himself in a bench trial hearing that "turned into a kind of family therapy session," NBC News reports. Ultimately, both men expressed love for each...

Capitol Rioter Who Carried Zip Ties Is Convicted
Capitol Rioter
Is Sentenced

Another Capitol Rioter Is Sentenced

Larry Brock Jr., who carried zip-ties, is sentenced to two years

(Newser) - Another Capitol rioter has learned his fate—in this case two years in prison. Larry Brock Jr., a retired Air Force officer who entered the Capitol in combat gear and carrying zip-tie handcuffs, received that sentence in a DC federal courtroom on Friday, reports the AP . US District Judge John...

Arrest Warrants Issued for Jan. 6 Defendants Who Have Vanished

One of them was supposed to go on trial Monday

(Newser) - Olivia Pollock's trial on charges that she attacked police during the January 6, 2021, breach of the US Capitol was set to begin Monday in Washington, DC—but Pollock was nowhere to be found. An arrest warrant has been issued for the Florida woman, CNN reports. The FBI is...

Woman Accused of Stealing Pelosi's Laptop Convicted on 6 Counts

Though not, however, the one involving the laptop

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right “Groyper” movement was convicted Monday of several federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a group that stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, the AP reports. Riley June Williams...

Witness at Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing Is Revealed

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Mark Meadows, will testify

(Newser) - A onetime top aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will testify in Tuesday's surprise Jan. 6 hearing , the sixth this month, multiple outlets are reporting. Cassidy Hutchinson, who attended meetings between Meadows and House Republicans who worked to overturn the 2020 election, will testify publicly...

In Jan. 6 Texts, Militia Members Said Trump Doctor 'Needs Protection'

Oath Keepers discussed protecting several Trump allies during riot

(Newser) - Members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers discussed providing protection to some of then-President Trump's top allies surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, including Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, Roger Stone, and Michael Flynn, newly-released text messages show. Several group members—including Joshua James, who has pleaded guilty...

Pelosi's Lectern Is Back on the Job
Rioter Who Grabbed
Pelosi's Lectern Is 'Ashamed'

Rioter Who Grabbed Pelosi's Lectern Is 'Ashamed'

Adam Johnson sentenced to 75 days over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol

(Newser) - Updated: A Capitol rioter photographed with Nancy Pelosi's lectern is going to prison, though not for long. A federal judge on Friday sentenced Adam Johnson of Florida to 75 days in prison, plus a $5,000 fine for his role in the Jan. 6 events, reports NBC News . Johnson...

After Graham Balks at Pardons for Rioters, a Trump Slam

'He's a RINO,' former president tells Newsmax

(Newser) - Donald Trump has added another Republican to his list of supposed RINOs : his ally Lindsey Graham. The former president lobbed the insult—that's "Republican in name only"—at the Republican senator from South Carolina on Tuesday after Graham refused to back the idea of presidential pardons for...

Judge Doesn't Believe Accused Attacker Was Trying to Help

Man charged with taking DC cop's badge, radio denied bond in hearing Friday

(Newser) - The man who took DC cop Michael Fanone’s badge and radio said he was just trying to help, and a federal judge isn’t buying it. Thomas Sibick has been in jail since he was arrested in mid-March on several charges including assaulting police, WUSA reports. In a hearing...

Six Capitol Insurrection Officers Recommended For Discipline

'Violations were sustained'

(Newser) - The US Capitol Police said Saturday it has recommended disciplinary action in six cases after an internal review of officer behavior stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The department's Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of...

McCarthy Pulls All Jan. 6 Picks After Pelosi Objects to 2

He refuses to submit any names after Pelosi rejects Trump allies

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy submitted his picks for the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack Tuesday. But the Republican included two congressmen, Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who vocally supported objections to finishing the electoral vote count and formalizing President Biden’s election....

Judge Orders 'QAnon Shaman' to Take Competency Exam

Lawyer argues months in prison have caused client to deteriorate

(Newser) - The man who wore no shirt, a fur-lined hat with horns, face paint, and carried a spear with a flag on it into the US Capitol Building during the Jan. 6 attack has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. You may know Jacob Anthony Chansley as Jake Angeli...

US Capitol Police Still Fleeing Months After Attack

Union says around 70 Capitol Police have left due to trauma and budget woes

(Newser) - Over 70 members of the US Capitol Police have left the department in the wake of the January 6 attack by followers of former President Donald Trump. Per Politico , that number was cited by the department's union, whose chair, Gus Papathanasiou, blamed budget woes and the lingering trauma of...

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...

Rioter Seen in Pelosi Office Released

Richard Barnett to move to home confinement pending trial

(Newser) - Richard Barnett got his wish. The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has been released on bond almost four months after his arrest , and nearly two months after an outburst in court over his continued detention. A judge...

McConnell Defends His Vote to Acquit
McConnell: Trump's
Behavior 'Unconscionable' 

McConnell: Trump's Behavior 'Unconscionable'

But minority leader defends his vote to acquit former president

(Newser) - So much for Sen. Ron Johnson's hope that Mitch McConnell would "zip his lips" on former President Trump . The Senate minority leader has penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed accusing Trump of inciting insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 while also defending his vote to acquit the...

Slain Capitol Police Officer Gets Honor Given to Rosa Parks

Brian Sicknick is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda

(Newser) - The remains of Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained during the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, are lying in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, and on Tuesday night, the president and first lady paid their respects. President Biden, who had already spoken with...

Giuliani Says He's Working on Impeachment Defense

The Trump campaign says no decisions have been made regarding legal representation

(Newser) - Despite reports that he’s on the outs with President Trump, Rudy Giuliani says he’s gearing up to defend the president in his historic second impeachment trial allegeding that he incited insurrection in Washington DC during a Jan. 6 rally. “I'm involved right now,” Giuliani told...

Records Show Trump Allies' Fingerprints on DC Rally

Members of the president's reelection campaign were listed on a rally permit

(Newser) - Members of President Trump’s failed reelection campaign played key roles in orchestrating the rally that spawned a deadly assault on the US Capitol, according to an AP analysis, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters. Pro-Trump nonprofit Women for America First hosted the...

Prosecutor: Capitol Rioter Planned to 'Take Hostages'

Larry Brock was photographed on the Senate floor holding zip-tie handcuffs

(Newser) - A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 and was photographed holding zip-tie handcuffs on the Senate floor planned to capture lawmakers, a federal prosecutor said. “He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try,...

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