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Panel Votes Unanimously to Hold Bannon in Contempt

Full House expected to vote on resolution Thursday

(Newser) - A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. The committee’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, said Tuesday...

Feds: Radio Host Caught With Capitol Cop's Stolen Hat

Darrell Neely is facing numerous charges related to Jan. 6

(Newser) - Federal authorities say a right-wing radio host stole a baseball cap worn by a US Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 riot, then wore it during a live airing of his show. Three witnesses at the Global Enlightenment Radio Network , run by Darrell Neely, told the FBI that Neely...

Trump Attacks Jan. 6 Panel, Biden in Lawsuit Over Records

Former president tries to keep files from being released to the committee

(Newser) - Accusing the House panel seeking his records related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol of harassment, former President Trump sued the committee and the National Archives on Monday. Jesse Binnall, a Trump attorney, wrote that the committee is harassing Trump "by sending an illegal, unfounded, and overbroad...

Biden: Job of Police Is Harder Than Ever

At memorial ceremony, president says officers are expected to 'take a bullet' and act as psychologist

(Newser) - Standing outside the building defended by Capitol Police on Jan. 6, President Biden on Saturday honored officers killed in the line of duty. The annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington recognized those killed in 2019 and 2020, and their families, the Hill reports. "I've been coming...

Judge Bucks Trend on Riot Sentences

'There have to be consequences,' Judge Tanya Chutkan says about Capitol attack prosecutions

(Newser) - Prosecutors asked for 30-day terms for two Capitol rioters when they were sentenced Wednesday in Washington. US District Judge Tanya Chutkan gave Robert Bauer of Kentucky and Edward Hemenway of Virginia 45 days each. On Tuesday, Chutkan gave another person convicted in the Jan. 6 attack—Dona Sue Bissey of...

Biden Rejects Trump Request to Withhold Jan. 6 Records

Former president tells National Archives that executive privilege applies

(Newser) - The White House told the National Archives on Friday that President Biden won't exert executive privilege over documents sought by the panel investigating the Capitol riot, as former President Donald Trump had requested. That leaves the National Archives free to turn over the first batch of Trump files to...

Former Trump Aides Get Marching Orders on Subpoenas

Lawyer says to not cooperate with the panel investigating the Capitol riot

(Newser) - The four former White House aides subpoenaed by a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol have received instructions from their old boss not to cooperate. A letter from a lawyer for former President Donald Trump tells them to not turn over documents or consent to interviews...

Judge Argues Claim That Rioters Are Treated Unfairly

Seeking racial justice and trying to overthrow the government aren't equivalent, judge tells court

(Newser) - A Texas man who joined the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan 6 was sentenced Monday to 45 days behind bars even though prosecutors weren't seeking jail time, after the judge blasted comparisons between the riot that day and the Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice....

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...

Olympic Swimmer Pleads Guilty to Capitol Attack Charge

Klete Keller wore his team jacket during Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Klete Keller, the two-time Olympic gold medalist who wore his Team USA jacket to the Capitol riot , has pleaded guilty to taking part in the Jan. 6 attack. The 39-year-old swimmer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding as part of a plea deal that...

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Meadows, Bannon

House committee wants documents, depositions from four former Trump aides

(Newser) - Four of former President Donald Trump's closest aides and allies were subpoenaed Thursday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The four men were in contact with Trump while a mob stormed the building in an attempt to overturn Trump's election loss,...

Capitol Protest Stays Small
DC Protesters Are Outnumbered

DC Protesters Are Outnumbered

Rally against Jan. 6 arrests draws more police than demonstrators

(Newser) - Demonstrators who met in Washington on Saturday to decry the jailing of compatriots in the attack on the Capitol received a far different reception than the rioters did in January. The building was empty this time. The crowd could see the Capitol but was unable to get near it this...

Security Forces Prepare for Rally That Could Be Small

DC's delegate says police are overcompensating for January failures

(Newser) - Police in Washington say they're much better prepared for the rally scheduled for Saturday than they were for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, but DC's congressional representative doesn't find that comforting. The tall security fence is back up around the complex, and security officials have...

Capitol Fencing to Return Before Pro-Rioter Rally

Police increase preparations to prevent another riot

(Newser) - Security officials have stepped up their preparation for the rally planned for Saturday in support of the rioters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. The temporary fencing around the building that was taken down over the summer will be back up by then, Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said...

Man With Swastika on Truck, Bayonet Arrested Near DNC

California man's father: 'He's not well'

(Newser) - Less than a week before a right-wing rally is scheduled to take place near the Capitol in Washington, DC, a man with a bayonet and machete was arrested near the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Capitol Police spotted a gray Dodge Dakota with swastika on a side mirror and an American...

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...

Alleged Capitol Rioter: Ankle Monitor Is Too Noisy

Gabriel Garcia's lawyers claim it also poses a danger to him

(Newser) - A man accused of storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 is asking a judge to remove his ankle monitor because it's noisy, embarrassing, and interfering with his business. Gabriel Garcia, a former GOP candidate who oversees 14 employees at Supreme Aluminum Florida, a Miami-based business he founded in 2017,...

Capitol Cops Are Braced for Trouble at 'Justice for J6' Rally

Fencing around building may be restored for Sept. 18

(Newser) - Supporters of the hundreds of people arrested after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are planning to gather outside the building on Sept. 18—and law enforcement agencies including the Capitol Police are braced for trouble at the "Justice for J6" rally. According to a Capitol Police memo seen by...

'QAnon Shaman' Pleads Guilty
Horned Rioter Pleads Guilty

Horned Rioter Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley has distanced himself from QAnon and Trump since Capitol riot, lawyer says

(Newser) - An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt, and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge and wants to be released from jail while he awaits sentencing. Jacob Chansley, who was...

Democrats Make Cheney Vice Chair of Jan. 6 Panel

There's a movement to oust her, along with Adam Kinzinger, from the GOP conference

(Newser) - House Democrats have promoted Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, placing her in a leadership spot on the panel as some Republicans are threatening to oust her from the GOP conference for participating. Cheney, a fierce critic of former President...

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