The pro-Trump mob took over the presiding officer’s chair in the Senate, the offices of the House speaker and the Senate dais, where one yelled, “Trump won that election.”
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Mob Incited by Trump Storms Capitol
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Chairman Thompson Announces Bipartisan Agreement with Ranking Member Katko to Create Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that he has reached an agreement with Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) to introduce legislation to form a bipartisan, independent Commission to investigate the January 6 domestic terrorism attack on the United States Capitol and recommend changes to further protect the Capitol, the citadel of our democracy. The legislation, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (H.R. 3233), will be introduced by Reps. Thompson and Katko today and is expected to be considered in the House as soon as next week.
May 06, 2021, Thu
Doctor, Lawyer, Insurrectionist: The Radicalization of Simone Gold – Mother Jones
"Those who have spent more time educating themselves tend to think they know better than other people.”
Liz Cheney secretly organized key move to block Trump from using military to overturn election: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was the organizer of an open letter by all living former Defense Secretaries against the military intervening in election disputes.
Apr 24, 2021, Sat
Under-the-radar court case helps piece together cop dragging at Capitol riot - CNNPolitics
The Justice Department has built out one of its most gripping and complex investigations to date from the January 6 insurrection in a court case which has gotten far less attention than others about at least five rioters who dragged and beat police with flag poles and a crutch on the US Capitol steps.
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Congressional fundraisers lobby companies that suspended donations after Capitol riot
Political fundraisers have been lobbying corporations to resume donating after many suspended their donations following the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Mar 12, 2021, Fri
Judge orders pretrial release of key Oath Keeper charged in Capitol attack - POLITICO
The decision is the latest blow for the Justice Department as it seeks to show that some elements of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol were part of sophisticated and organized cells intent on violently blocking the transition of power between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Capitol Riot Investigation Likely To Grow With More Charges : NPR
The Justice Department says the investigation into the Capitol insurrection will likely be one of the largest in American history.
Mar 07, 2021, Sun
Congressman sues Trump over deadly Capitol siege, charges civil rights violation | Reuters
A Democratic congressman has sued Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other allies of the former president over the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol when violent Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of Trump's election defeat.
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“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection — ProPublica
Interviews with 19 current and former officers show how failures of leadership and communication put hundreds of Capitol cops at risk and allowed rioters to get dangerously close to members of Congress.
Feb 07, 2021, Sun
More Than A Month Later, It's Still Jan. 6 On Capitol Hill : NPR
The attack on the Capitol continues to cast a shadow over Congress as both a building and an institution, as it remains either the subject or subtext of most every political discussion in Washington.
Feb 02, 2021, Tue
Missouri's Hawley rewarded by donors after anti-election efforts
As Hawley's anti-election efforts are rewarded by donors, the system of incentives in Republican politics has become even more twisted.
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In Wake Of Riot, U.S. Capitol Police Union Blasts Leadership : Capitol Insurrection Updates : NPR
The union decried leadership's actions as a failure that led directly to the harm of its officers.
Jan 26, 2021, Tue
Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot - The Washington Post
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, who commands the D.C. Guard, said he was prohibited from taking actions without higher-level sign-off on Jan. 6.
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Transcript: Brad Smith's remarks at an employee meeting Thursday - Microsoft On the Issues
Editor’s note: Given media reports about what was discussed at an employee meeting Jan. 21, we wanted to share the full transcript of Microsoft President Brad Smith’s remarks. BRAD SMITH: Thank you, and it’s obviously an important question. I don’t want to repeat, but I do want to build upon what Satya said. You know,...
Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting AG - The New York Times
Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist.
Microsoft President Brad Smith defends MSPAC to employees
Brad Smith said because Microsoft has contributed to campaigns, representatives can attend events, and that can result in a willingness to work with Microsoft.
Garret Miller, Man Who Posted Selfie at Capitol Riot 'to Incriminate Myself a Little,' Arrested
Garret Miller told a social media commenter during the Capitol riot that he and others had "stormed" the Capitol building.
Jenna Ryan, who flew on a private jet to the Capitol, requests donations for legal fees - The Washington Post
The Texas real estate agent claimed she had raised $1,000 for legal fees before her PayPal account was closed.
Jan 21, 2021, Thu
Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack | TheHill
Seven Senate Democrats are asking the Ethics Committee to open an investigation into GOP Sens. Josh Hawley (Mo.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Michigan man arrested for beating officer with hockey stick during Capitol riot | TheHill
A Michigan man has been arrested for beating a police officer with a hockey stick during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Jan 20, 2021, Wed
Army falsely denied Flynn’s brother was involved in key part of military response to Capitol riot - The Washington Post
The outgoing Army secretary said it is “incredibly awkward” for Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of retired general Michael Flynn, who has voiced support for the extreme ideology QAnon.
Jan 19, 2021, Tue
Self-styled militia members planned Capitol storming in advance of Jan. 6 - The Washington Post
Individuals communicated in real time as they breached the building, talking about hunting for lawmakers to make “citizens’ arrests,” according to new unsealed charges.
Woman who allegedly stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell to Russia is arrested
She's charged with illegally entering the Capitol as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct.
Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners. — ProPublica
Steve Bannon broadcasts election denialism and apocalyptic calls to action several times a day via Apple’s podcast app. He’s not the only one using the platform to spread claims that became a rallying cry of the mob that threatened the Capitol.
Jan 18, 2021, Mon
[Podcast] You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi | iHeartRadio
The week after the attack on the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Hillary for a candid, no-holds-barred conversation. In a detailed firsthand account of what Speaker Pelosi and her House members experienced that day, she shares how she felt when she learned what was happening, her takeaways from her call with Vice President Pence amidst the chaos and violence, and why she was so determined to resume congressional business the second it was safe to do so. They also talk about what needs to happen to ensure that those responsible are held to account, how we got here, and what a new administration can do to address the many challenges facing the country.
Jan 17, 2021, Sun
FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia - POLITICO
The Pennsylvania woman was seen in footage near Pelosi's office Jan. 6.
How did rioters breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6? - 60 Minutes - CBS News
Bill Whitaker speaks with one of the three law enforcement officials who resigned in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, and reports on the threat behind what one expert says "may have been the most predictable terrorist incident in modern American history."
Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol,...
Jan 16, 2021, Sat
Biden to propose bill to legalize 11 million immigrants - Los Angeles Times
During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a legislative proposal that would include a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, according to activists in communication with his transition team.
Jan 15, 2021, Fri
These 10 Billionaires Went All-In Trying to Get Donald Trump Reelected – Mother Jones
Meet the top individual financiers of the "Coup Caucus"
Proud Boys Intended To Kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, FBI Witness Says
A group allegedly involved in the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol last week, including at least one self-proclaimed member of the Proud Boys, said that "they would have killed [Vice President] Mike Pence if given the chance," according to an FBI witness.
Pelosi says any lawmaker who helped insurrectionists could face criminal prosecution - POLITICO
The speaker also wouldn't comment on when she would transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate.
New Video Details Tense Moments as Capitol Mob Sought Out Lawmakers — ProPublica
New video, found in an archive of data uploaded to Parler, includes a fresh look at the mob’s confrontation with Eugene Goodman, the officer credited for luring rioters away from senators during the early moments of the Capitol riot.
Jan 14, 2021, Thu
“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years — ProPublica
Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
Utah activist who provided video of deadly D.C. riot to investigators arrested | ABC4 Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A Utah activist is facing charges for his alleged involvement in the deadly U.S. Capitol protest last week. The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office tells ABC4’s…
D.C. police detail their fight to defend the Capitol against pro-Trump mob - The Washington Post
D.C. officers describe being battered by flagpoles, beaten with their own clubs and choked by bear spray as they fought to defend the U.S. Capitol
Jan 13, 2021, Wed
Decoding the Far-Right Symbols at the Capitol Riot - The New York Times
There were militia flags and banners of extremist groups, as well as absurd images of dinosaurs and comic book logos that belied the violence that was to unfold.
Report: Corporate and Trade Association PACs Gave $170 million to Lawmakers Who Voted to Disenfranchise Voters - Public Citizen
Since 2016, Corporate and Trade Association PACs Have Given $170 Million to Lawmakers Who Voted to Challenge the Presidential Election
Texas AG Ken Paxton doesn't join peers in letters condemning Capitol riot | The Texas Tribune
Paxton has individually condemned the violence on television and social media while falsely claiming the pro-Trump mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol was infiltrated by liberal antifa activists.
Days After Insurrection, House Republicans Are Furious... About Metal Detectors | HuffPost
At best, the lawmakers are embarrassingly entitled. At worst, they're sneaking weapons onto the House floor and terrifying colleagues.
Jan 12, 2021, Tue
Dems demand details of ‘suspicious’ Capitol visitors day before attack - POLITICO
Mikie Sherrill first raised alarms that some members of Congress may have provided "reconnaissance" tours to would-be insurrectionists.
Mikie Sherrill said other reps helped group case Capitol before raid
Rep. Mikie Sherrill has claimed she saw congressional colleagues lead groups on "reconnaissance" surveys of the Capitol ahead of the Jan. 6 riot.
Professional Bank Will Cut Ties With Trump – Mother Jones
"Professional Bank has decided not to engage in any further business with the Trump Organization."
House Approves 25th Amendment Resolution Against Trump, Pence Says He Won't Invoke
The House of Representatives approved (223-205) a symbolic resolution urging Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump, after the president's No. 2 has expressed that he would not exercise that option.
Chamber of Commerce Calls Trump’s Conduct ‘Inexcusable’ and Vows to Curb Certain Donations - The New York Times
The nation’s largest business lobbying group condemned President Trump’s conduct and said lawmakers who backed his efforts to discredit the election would no longer receive its financial backing.
Jan 11, 2021, Mon
Twitter has suspended 70,000 QAnon accounts since U.S. Capitol riot
Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory.
Washington Tense as DHS Chief Quits, FBI Warns of Armed Protests - Bloomberg
The abrupt resignation of Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf added to the mounting tension in Washington ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, with thousands of National Guard troops set to be deployed and the FBI warning of armed protests in all 50 state capitals.
Inside the Alt-Right Meltdown After Failed Capitol Putsch
Alt-right white supremacists are accusing each other of being feds and pushing for more terror.
How Republicans Fanned the Flames Before US Capitol Building Riot - The New York Times
A “1776 moment”: Several of the president’s closest allies in Congress used bellicose language to urge their supporters to attend the Jan. 6 rally that turned into a deadly riot.
An Urgent Reckoning for the Trump Brand After US Capitol Attack - The New York Times
Companies and institutions are shunning President Trump and some associates after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Trump family business, built on luxury hospitality, is contemplating a reinvention.
Congress Can Expel Members Who Supported Riot
If members of the House and Senate are upset that some of their colleagues supported and encouraged the violent mob that stormed the Capitol last week, They can kick them out.
We Should Know Exactly Who Funded Last Week’s Right-Wing Riot
Last week’s right-wing riot at the Capitol was egged on by politicians and organizations that have received substantial dark-money funding from corporate interests. It's past time to enact reforms to end the era of dark money — and find out who exactly is bankrolling the anti-democratic far right.
Jan 10, 2021, Sun
Outgoing Capitol Police chief: House, Senate security officials hamstrung efforts to call in National Guard - The Washington Post
Even as rioters violently overran his forces, Steven Sund said in an exclusive interview, the sergeants at arms for the House and Senate took more than an hour to approve his request.
Reps. Andy Biggs & Paul Gosar(R-AZ) , Mo Brooks(R-AL) implicated in Capitol insurrection
Activist Ali Alexander says he, Biggs, Gosar and Mo Brooks from Alabama, “schemed up putting maximum pressure on congress while they were voting...”
Cops From All Over the Country Were in D.C. During Coup Attempt
Several police departments across the country have opened investigations into cops among their ranks to find out if they were involved in the siege on the U.S. Capitol on Washington, D.C. on January 6th.
FBI, NYPD told Capitol Police about possibility of violence before riot, senior officials say
The FBI visited more than a dozen extremists before the rally last week to urge them not to travel to D.C., senior law enforcement officials said.
Stripe Stops Processing Payments for Trump Campaign Website - WSJ
The financial-technology company is cutting off the president’s campaign account for violating its policies against encouraging violence.
After Capitol siege, majority of Americans say Trump should be removed from office before term ends: POLL - ABC News
Trump has just 10 days left in office.
Jan 09, 2021, Sat
Capitol Rioter Seen in Horned Hat, Carrying Spear Arrested: US Attorney – NBC4 Washington
Jacob Anthony Chansley, a longtime QAnon supporter from Arizona known as Jake Angeli, was arrested Saturday
West Virginia lawmaker resigns after being charged for filming himself at Capitol siege - ABC News
A West Virginia state Republican lawmaker who was arrested after filming himself inside the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday's violent siege has resigned.
Feds: Investigation found truck full of bombs/guns near Capitol protest
The details were contained in federal documents charging Lonnie Leroy Coffman of Falkville, Alabama, with federal offenses.
Pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill was even worse than it looked on live TV - CNN
It's becoming clear that as heinous as the Capitol Hill riot looked in real time, on live TV and in our social feeds, it was even more violent, more treacherous, and Trump's behavior was even more disturbing.
Rioters Were Looking to Hurt Pelosi, 'Hang Mike Pence' in Capitol Siege
Hearing it straight from the horse's mouth leaves no doubt.
Audio: Why Appeasement Won't Work This Time Around | On the Media | WNYC Studio
Compromise didn't work after the Civil War. It won't work this time, either.