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Trump Spills Plans for Migrants, Abortion If He Gets to WH

Ex-president lays out for 'Time' what his next administration would do if he's elected again

(Newser) - Donald Trump has been spending his days of late mired in court proceedings , but he took some time out last month in Palm Beach, Florida, to chat with Eric Cortellessa for a new profile entitled "If He Wins" in Time . The former president, who wants to be the next...

Judge Gives Prison to Instigator Who Disagreed With Rioters

John Sullivan mostly wanted to spark violence, court finds

(Newser) - The day of the attack on the US Capitol, John Sullivan led members of the mob into the building and filmed the death of fellow rioter Ashli Babbitt. Later, he posed as a journalist while selling the video footage to news organizations for more than $90,000. For that, Sullivan...

SCOTUS Skeptical About Charge Against Capitol Rioters
SCOTUS Skeptical About
Charge Against Capitol Rioters
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SCOTUS Skeptical About Charge Against Capitol Rioters

A decision against could upend prosecutions and possibly factor into Trump case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Tuesday about a key obstruction charge leveled against hundreds of Capitol rioters, reports the Hill . A decision along those lines could force prosecutors to reopen their cases and has the potential to undermine the federal case against former President Trump regarding his efforts to overturn...

RFK Jr. Flips Again on Jan. 6: 'I Will Right Any Wrongs'

Presidential contender had earlier walked back a campaign email on 'J6 activists'

(Newser) - Last week, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign walked back an email they'd sent in which the independent presidential candidate referred to "J6 activists sitting in a Washington DC jail cell stripped of their Constitutional liberties." The team blamed the insertion of that sentence on a...

RFK Jr. Campaign Backs Away From Email on 'J6 Activists'

Team now disavows fundraising email that deems inmates 'stripped of their Constitutional liberties'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made no bones about publicly supporting individuals incarcerated for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol . Now, the campaign of another 2024 presidential contender is walking back its own assessment of the jailed rioters in a fundraising email.
  • The email: The campaign of independent candidate Robert

Judge Gives Prison to Rioter With 'Gobbledygook' Defense

Washington state's Taylor James Johnatakis, 39, was convicted of 3 felonies

(Newser) - A federal judge who called a Jan. 6 defendant's arguments at trial "gobbledygook" sentenced him to seven years in prison on Wednesday, citing the man's lack of remorse. Judge Royce Lamberth said he had concerns that Taylor James Johnatakis would commit violence again if given the opportunity,...

Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: Certifying Is a 'Career Killer'

'New York Times' reports on the previously undisclosed warning

(Newser) - The New York Times is reporting on a previously undisclosed warning that then-President Trump delivered to Mike Pence the morning of the Capitol violence:
  • "Mike, this is a political career killer if you do this," Trump told his vice president in a phone call on Jan. 6, 2021,

SCOTUS: Yes, 'Cowboy Pastor' Can Be Banned From Office

Justices reject appeal of Couy Griffin over losing county commissioner seat over Jan. 6 insurrection

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a former New Mexico county commissioner who was kicked out of office over his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol. Former Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin, a cowboy pastor who rode to national fame by embracing...

Rioter Who Hit Police With Baton Convicted

Curtis Logan Tate, convicted of three felony counts, also threw things at officers on Jan. 6

(Newser) - An Indiana man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he used a metal baton, a lamp, and other makeshift weapons to assault police officers who were protecting the US Capitol from a mob of Donald Trump supporters. Curtis Logan Tate, 32, struck at least two officers with the baton...

Jury Convicts First Rioter to Enter Capitol
First Rioter in Capitol Convicted

First Rioter in Capitol Convicted

Jury finds Michael Sparks, who chased an officer up stairs, guilty of all charges

(Newser) - The first rioter to enter the US Capitol building during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack was convicted on Friday of charges that he interfered with police and obstructed Congress from certifying President Biden's 2020 electoral victory. Michael Sparks, 46, of Kentucky, jumped through a shattered window moments after another...

Dozens of Capitol Rioters May Have to Be Resentenced

Appeals court objects to a sentencing 'enhancement' used in many of the cases

(Newser) - An appeals court ruling on Friday in the case of one of the Capitol rioters means that more than 100 defendants in the Jan. 6 violence may be resentenced, reports the Washington Post . In many of the cases, the sentence isn't expected to change at all. Some defendants, however,...

Ex-Trump Official Navarro Sentenced to 4 Months

Adviser defied a subpoena from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Another ally of Donald Trump has been sentenced to jail time over his refusal to comply with a House panel investigating the Capitol riot. Peter Navarro, who served as a trade adviser to the former president, received a four-month sentence on Thursday after being convicted of contempt of Congress. Navarro...

Rioter Whose Attacks Were 'Among the Worst' Sentenced

Kenneth Bonawitz assaulted at least six police officers at Capitol, prosecutors say

(Newser) - A Florida man described by prosecutors as one of the most violent rioters who attacked the US Capitol was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison, court records show. Kenneth Bonawitz, a member of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group's Miami chapter, assaulted at least six police officers...

Proud Boy Who Had Ax Handle at Capitol Gets Prison Sentence

Prosecutors say William Chrestman encouraged rioters and 'thanked them for supporting the Proud Boys'

(Newser) - A jailed member of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced on Friday to more than four years in prison for his role in a mob's attack on the US Capitol three years ago, court records show. William Chrestman, an Army veteran from Olathe, Kansas, brandished an axe handle...

Capitol Rioter Forced to Flee Home Avoids Jail Time

Ray Epps, target of conspiracy theories, sentenced to a year of probation

(Newser) - A man targeted by right-wing conspiracy theories about the US Capitol riot was sentenced on Tuesday to a year of probation for joining the Jan. 6, 2021, attack by a mob of fellow Donald Trump supporters. Ray Epps, a former Arizona resident who was driven into hiding by death threats,...

Trump to Biden: 'Release the J6 Hostages'

Former president speaks on anniversary of Capitol riot

(Newser) - Former President Trump marked the third anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol by casting the migrant surge on the southern border as the "real" insurrection. Just over a week before the Republican nomination process begins with Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Trump did not explicitly acknowledge...

FBI Makes Jan. 6 Arrests on Third Anniversary

Three Florida suspects, charged with striking Capitol police officers, went into hiding

(Newser) - The FBI arrested three Florida residents on Saturday, the third anniversary of their alleged attack on Capitol police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Jonathan D. Pollock, 24; his sister, Olivia M. Pollock, 33; and Joseph D. Hutchinson, 27, were arrested at a ranch in Groveland, Florida, and will...

Husband of Rioter Fatally Shot on Jan. 6 Files Suit

$30M wrongful death complaint against government was filed by Aaron Babbitt, spouse of Ashli Babbitt

(Newser) - Saturday marks the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, and it was preceded by the husband of a rioter shot dead by police filing a wrongful death suit. The Hill reports the $30 million complaint was filed Thursday by conservative activist group Judicial Watch on...

Resort Backs Out of Taylor Greene's Jan. 6 Event

Florida resort says it was told event was only a book signing

(Newser) - A Florida resort says it is no longer hosting an event with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Westgate Resorts in Kissimmee says it was unaware the event was intended to commemorate the attack, the Hill reports. "Please be advised...

Proud Boy Is Now a Missing Boy
Proud Boy Who Ran
Gets 10 Years in Prison

Proud Boy Who Ran Gets 10 Years in Prison

Christopher Worrell, convicted in Capitol attack, says he fled because he's ill

(Newser) - Christopher Worrell, who was supposed to be sentenced in August for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, received a 10-year prison term on Thursday. A member of the Proud Boys, Worrell was a fugitive for six weeks after taking off while under house arrest in...

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