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House Jan. 6 Panel Issues 5 Unprecedented Subpoenas

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans get them

(Newser) - House investigators said Thursday they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the Capitol riot, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 violence, per the AP...

Remarks From 'Baked Alaska' Torch Jan. 6 Plea Deal

He told judge he believes he is innocent

(Newser) - One of the best-known Capitol riot suspects attempted to plead guilty Wednesday, but a trial date was set after he told the judge he was innocent. Far-right livestreamer "Baked Alaska," whose real name is Anthime Joseph Gionet, had been set to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge that...

Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for Capitol Riot Coverage

Afghanistan pullout featured heavily in winning journalism

(Newser) - The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. The Post's extensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, found numerous problems and failures in political systems and security before, during, and after the...

Highlights From Greene's Testimony on Eligibility to Run
Taylor Greene Is Victorious

'ACQUITTED': Taylor Greene Is Victorious

She issues defiant tweet after judge, Georgia official declare she can run for reelection

(Newser) - Update: Marjorie Taylor Greene can run for Congress again. After a judge in Atlanta rejected a lawsuit on Friday that would have prevented it, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger signed off on the ruling hours later, reports NBC News . Opponents had filed suit, arguing that the conservative Greene should...

Giuliani Pulls Out of Interview With House January 6 Committee

It had been scheduled for Friday

(Newser) - A spokesman for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol says Rudy Giuliani, who led Donald Trump's court efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, has withdrawn from an interview that was scheduled to take place Friday, the AP reports....

In Leaked Audio, McCarthy Says 25th Amendment 'Takes Too Long'

He discussed reaching out to Biden in Jan. 8, 2021 call with GOP leadership

(Newser) - House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy was apparently looking into ways to remove then-President Trump in a hurry days after the Capitol riot, according to leaked audio provided to CNN . In a Jan. 8, 2021 call with House GOP leadership, McCarthy said the 25th Amendment "takes too long." "...

Trump Jr. Answers Panel's Questions

Committee has been meeting with family members

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. answered questions from the House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Tuesday. The former president's son appeared remotely for a few hours and voluntarily answered the committee's questions without asserting his Fifth Amendment rights, CNN reports. He was an adviser during former President Donald Trump'...

Jury Finds NYPD Veteran Guilty of Jan. 6 Assault

Thomas Webster attacked DC officer with flagpole

(Newser) - A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask. Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran who retired in 2011, was the...

Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty to Seditious Conspiracy

Brian Ulrich of Georgia agreed to cooperate with Jan. 6 prosecutors

(Newser) - A Georgia man affiliated with the Oath Keepers militia group became the second Capitol rioter to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy for his actions leading up to and through Jan. 6, 2021. The sentencing guidelines for Brian Ulrich, who pleaded guilty on Friday, call for 5¼ years to 6½ years...

Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy Over New Leaked Audio
Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy
Over New Leaked Audio
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Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy Over New Leaked Audio

He calls House GOP leader 'weak' after McCarthy criticized Gaetz's rhetoric in call

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with more leaked audio of Kevin McCarthy talking with fellow House Republican leaders in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol riot. In these clips, McCarthy sounds angry at some far-right members of the House—particularly Matt Gaetz and Mo Brooks—for using language he...

Greene's Texts to Meadows Show Quick Shift on Riot

As it began, she asked for Trump to calm rioters; soon, she put blame on antifa infiltrators

(Newser) - Texts to and from Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows on the day of the Capitol riot and, more generally, in the aftermath of the 2020 election have been the subject of many stories of late. But CNN is now unveiling a mother lode—a total of 2,319 texts...

Warren Calls McCarthy 'a Liar and a Traitor'

Republicans say House minority leader might have been thinking aloud about Trump options

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren provided assessments of both parties on Sunday, with her harshest words reserved for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The California Republican had denied a report that he said he'd call on President Trump to resign days after the attack on the Capitol, per the Hill , only...

Panel Tells Judge It Has New Evidence on Meadows

Jan. 6 committee asks court to force testimony of Trump's chief of staff

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol last year has asked a federal judge to compel the testimony of Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff at the time. The Jan. 6 panel already subpoenaed Meadows, and he turned over certain documents. But he's refused to do...

Trump on McCarthy: 'I Didn't Like the Call'

But former president says House leader made amends with a visit to Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - The powers-that-be in DC have been waiting for Donald Trump to weigh in on this week's drama surrounding Kevin McCarthy . And in his first public comments on the matter, Trump provides what might be seen as good news and bad news for the House minority leader. Trump did not...

After Talk With Trump, McCarthy May Be OK

Ex-president does not appear to be upset with House minority leader, reports 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - The headline in Politico Playbook says it all: "Is Kevin McCarthy toast?" The reference is to the revelation made by the New York Times that McCarthy told fellow House GOP leaders he planned to call then-President Trump and recommend he resign in the aftermath of the Capitol riot. It'...

Audio Clip on Trump Appears to Contradict McCarthy's Claim

He talks about calling then-president after Capitol riot to recommend Trump resign

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in some hot water politically over a newly released audio clip. On Thursday morning, the New York Times reported that McCarthy told other House GOP leaders a few days after the Capitol riot that he would call then-President Trump and encourage him to...

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...

Jury Convicts Rioter Who Blamed Trump

Defense argued Dustin Thompson was unemployed and vulnerable to conspiracy theories

(Newser) - An Ohio man who testified he was "following presidential orders" from Donald Trump when he stormed the US Capitol was convicted Thursday of obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. A federal jury also found Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, guilty of stealing a coat rack from...

Ex-Cop Convicted in Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Thomas Robertson found guilty of all 6 counts he faced

(Newser) - A federal jury on Monday convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the US Capitol with another off-duty officer to obstruct Congress from certifying President Biden’s 2020 electoral victory, the AP reports. Jurors convicted former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson of all six counts he faced stemming...

Proud Boys Leader Reaches Plea Deal in Capitol Riot

Charles Donohoe, who ran the North Carolina chapter, will cooperate with the government after pleading guilty

(Newser) - A Proud Boys defendant pleaded guilty Friday to two felonies in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, becoming the first of the group's leadership to admit guilt and agree to cooperate with the investigation of the organization. Charles Donohoe, who led the North Carolina chapter of the...

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