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
Jan 06, 2021, Wed
Top White House national security officials are considering resigning - CNNPolitics
Several of President Donald Trump's top aides -- including national security adviser Robert O'Brien -- are considering resigning in the wake of his response to a pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol on Wednesday, according to multiple sources familiar with their thinking.
Trump supporters storm US Capitol - Vox
At least one person was killed as Trump supporters swarmed the Capitol building, disrupting Joe Biden’s certification as president.
Capitol riot: What our Hill reporters and photographers saw - Roll Call
From the press gallery seats overlooking the Senate floor and elsewhere on the Hill, our reporters saw chaos break out as a mob stormed the Capitol.
W.Va. delegate, just sworn in, was among the mob storming U.S. Capitol - WV MetroNews
Delegate Derrick Evans, R-Wayne, livestreamed and then deleted videos from inside the Capitol, but others took screenshots and videos of the original videos.
Reports: Cabinet Members In Discussions To Remove Trump As President By Invoking 25th Amendment
A president has never before been forced out of office. Here’s how it would work.
Donald Trump Is Now a Terrorist Leader – Mother Jones
The attack on the Capitol is the culmination of Trumpism, and the GOP owns this.
Most voters say the events at the US Capitol are a threat to democracy | YouGov
A YouGov Direct poll of 1,397 registered voters who had heard about the event finds that most (62%) voters perceive today's actions as a threat to democracy.
Jan 07, 2021, Thu
Biden Says Rioters Who Stormed Capitol Were Domestic Terrorists - WSJ
President-elect Joe Biden said the Trump supporters who attacked the legislative complex on Wednesday were insurrectionists, not protesters.
Major GOP donors condemn lawmakers who incited Washington violence • OpenSecrets
After a day of Washington violence some top GOP donors condemned the violent mob and the lawmakers who incited them.
Watch ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore's report from inside the US Capitol
In a video message to protestors supporting him, Donald Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims that the election was 'stolen'.
Republican Attorneys General Dark Money Group Organized Protest Preceding Capitol Mob Attack - Documented
The Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), a 501(c)(4) arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), helped organize the protest preceding the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol that took place on January 6, 2021. As a 501(c)(4), RLDF is not required to reveal its donors. RLDF has received at least $175,000 from the … Continue reading "Republican Attorneys General Dark Money Group Organized Protest Preceding Capitol Mob Attack"
Maryland Governor Says Pentagon ‘Repeatedly Denied’ Approval To Send National Guard To Capitol
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that the Department of Defense “repeatedly denied” to authorize deployment of Maryland’s National Guard troops to help quell violence at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Opinion | If You Were on Parler, You Saw the Mob Coming - The New York Times
It is a go-to social media site for the right, with users calling to “burn D.C. to the ground.” The C.E.O., John Matze, says it’s not his job to police speech.
Neo-Nazis, QAnon and Camp Auschwitz: A guide to the hate symbols and signs on display at the Capitol riots - Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The sweatshirt, spotted amid the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, seemed designed to provoke fear.
Jan 08, 2021, Fri
WATCH: Viral clip shows Trump family, White House officials celebrating shortly before US Capitol Hill siege
The video has now gathered considerable traction on social media, with netizens noting it as a clear act of incitement, especially with the repeated use of the word 'fight' in it.
FBI pipe bombs person wanted Wasington DC US Capitol | wusa9.com
The still picture from a video camera shows a man wearing a gray hoodie, jeans and a mask, carrying a suspicious black bag.
US Capitol rioters spotted with ZIP TIES in shock pics suggesting ‘plan to take hostages’
VIOLENT US Capitol rioters have been spotted clutching ZIP TIES in shock pics – suggesting they planned to take hostages, says a report. A masked man wearing a military-style vest clambered o…
MyPillow CEO's support for Trump undimmed by Capitol riot - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Mike Lindell is a prominent supporter of Trump and a potential 2022 gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota.
Police let most Capitol rioters walk away. But cellphone data and videos could now lead to more arrests. - The Washington Post
Phone records make determining the owners of these devices trivially easy.
Why people latch on to conspiracy theories, according to science
Misinformation spurred the mob that stormed the Capitol, highlighting the disastrous effects such theories can produce.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 22, 2021, Fri
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,...