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Jan. 6 Rioters Are Raking in the Donations. Feds Aren't Having It

Prosecutors now routinely ask judges for fines, as well as prison terms

(Newser) - Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the US Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could donate money to Goodwyn and other rioters whom the site called “political prisoners.” The Justice Department...

‘QAnon Shaman’ Is a Free Man
'QAnon Shaman' Is a Free Man

'QAnon Shaman' Is a Free Man

Chansley vows to continue quest for 'truth' after release from halfway house

(Newser) - As Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in connection with the Capitol riot, one of the most prominent rioters was celebrating his freedom. Jacob Chansley, the so-called "QAnon Shaman," was released from a halfway house Thursday, the Hill reports. The 35-year-old was transferred from...

Oath Keepers Leader Gets 18 Years Over Capitol Riot

Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy

(Newser) - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers group, received an 18-year sentence Thursday for his role in the Capitol riot. As the AP reports, it's the longest sentence to date over the unrest on Jan. 6, 2021. The 58-year-old, who was convicted in January of seditious conspiracy , described...

Rioter Who Put His Feet on Pelosi's Desk Gets 4.5 Years

Prosecutors sought a sentence of more than 7 years for Richard 'Bigo' Barnett

(Newser) - A retired firefighter from Arkansas who carried a stun gun during the Capitol riot and put his feet up on then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk has been sentenced to 4.5 years in federal prison. Richard "Bigo" Barnett was found guilty earlier this year on eight counts, including...

Enrique Tarrio of Proud Boys Is Guilty of Sedition

Former leaders and others in far-right group are convicted of seditious conspiracy over Capitol riot

(Newser) - Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was convicted on Thursday of orchestrating a plot for members of his far-right extremist group to attack the US Capitol after the 2020 election. A jury in Washington, DC, found Tarrio guilty of seditious conspiracy after hearing from dozens of witnesses over more than...

Rioter Who Breached Office of Pelosi Gets Prison Sentence

Riley June Williams was convicted on six charges, but jury deadlocked on laptop theft

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman linked to a far-right extremist movement was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for storming the US Capitol, where she invaded then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office with other rioters. Riley June Williams, 23, of Harrisburg, was charged but not convicted of helping steal a...

Capitol Police Lawyer Slams House GOP on Jan. 6 Footage

Attorney says Kevin McCarthy gave Tucker Carlson riot clips without police department approving them

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson aired video from the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on his Fox News program earlier this month, courtesy of more than 40,000 hours of Capitol Police security footage handed over to him by Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy—what the Washington Post says was a "condition" Carlson...

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...

Poll: 27% of Republicans, 19% of Democrats Approve of Capitol Riot

More than half of GOPers think 'people participated in a legitimate public discourse'

(Newser) - More than a quarter of Republicans now approve of the Capitol riot, according to a new poll—and, puzzlingly, almost a fifth of Democrats agree. "Do you approve or disapprove of the Trump supporters taking over the Capitol building in Washington, DC on January 6th, 2021 to stop Congressional...

Trump: Actually, Jan. 6 Was Pence's Fault

Former POTUS hits back at his former VP

(Newser) - It didn't take long for former President Trump to hit back at Mike Pence after Pence took aim at his former boss over the weekend , blaming Trump for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. While speaking to reporters aboard his plane Monday en route to Iowa...

Prison Choir Composed of Jan. 6 Inmates Hits No. 1
Jan. 6 Prison Choir Hits No. 1

Jan. 6 Prison Choir Hits No. 1

Song features former President Trump, sits atop the iTunes chart

(Newser) - A song by a prison choir composed of inmates convicted in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol hit No. 1 on the iTunes charts Saturday, even beating Miley Cyrus' new single. "Justice for All," by the J6 Prison Choir, can be heard on YouTube here...

Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

Mike Pence
Delivers Biggest
Rebuke Yet
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Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

He calls Jan. 6 riot a 'disgrace' and says 'history will hold Donald Trump accountable'

(Newser) - The annual Gridiron Dinner in DC is usually a lighthearted affair, with politicians testing their comedy chops in front of peers and journalists. Mike Pence did so on Saturday night, but he also turned serious and delivered what the AP and the Washington Post see as his strongest rebuke yet...

White House: Tucker Carlson Is Not Credible

Press secretary slams 'shameful' Fox host

(Newser) - The White House on Wednesday spoke out against Tucker Carlson's depiction of the Capitol attack, joining top Republican senators and the chief of the Capitol Police in condemning him for downplaying the violence. Unusually, the White House specifically called out Carlson by name in what Politico sees as a...

Capitol Police Chief Slams Carlson's 'Misleading' Show

He says Fox host 'conveniently cherry-picked' calm moments from 41K hours of footage

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson's claim that previously unseen footage from the Capitol attack showed that Jan. 6 was "mostly peaceful chaos" and rioters were like "sightseers" was strongly rejected Tuesday by a top Republican and the Capitol's top cop. Deadline reports that in a letter to the Capitol...

Tucker Carlson Starts Airing Jan. 6 Video: 'Sightseers'

He describes the events at the Capitol that day as 'peaceful chaos'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson on Monday night began showing previously unseen video of the Jan. 6 Capitol unrest, making the case that it was not an insurrection but "mostly peaceful chaos," reports the Hill . “‘Deadly insurrection.’ Everything about that phrase is a lie,” Carlson told his...

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...

Trump Has a New Song With J6 Prisoners
Trump Has a New Single

Trump Has a New Single

He recorded 'Justice for All' with Jan. 6 inmates

(Newser) - Word has gotten out that former President Trump has recently been serving as a DJ at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He's now segued from "DJ" to "performing artist," with the release of a new song that's rubbing many the wrong way. Forbes first reported...

Media Groups: We Want Jan. 6 Footage That Carlson Got
Media Groups Demand
Jan. 6 Footage

Media Groups Demand Jan. 6 Footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Fox's Tucker Carlson exclusive access; now others want it

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is the only media personality given access by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to thousands of hours of Jan. 6 footage. Now, other media groups are demanding a piece of that, they noted in a Friday letter to congressional leadership, per CBS News . "Without full public...

Judge Gives Rioter Who Threatened AOC Prison Time

Garret Miller's expressions of remorse don't convince everyone

(Newser) - Garret Miller—a Capitol rioter who prosecutors say was wearing a T-shirt reading, " I was there , Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021" when he was arrested—was sentenced Wednesday to 38 months in prison. His lawyer had asked for a sentence of 30 months, which would essentially be covered...

Judge Wants Answers After Jan. 6 Defendant Recants Guilt

Thomas Adams Jr. admits actions in court, then says he has no regrets

(Newser) - After being convicted Tuesday of participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Thomas Adams Jr. rethought the remorse he'd expressed in court. "I wouldn't change anything I did," he told the State Journal-Register on Wednesday. Under oath in court, Adams had acknowledged walking into...

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