“President Trump and several members of Congress bear substantial responsibility for developments,” tweeted Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. “The democratic election process must be respected.”
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the violence as “disgraceful” and said it should be “vigorously condemned,” as other Israeli political figures hinted it contained a warning for their own country. “Lawlessness and violence are the opposite of the values we know Americans and Israelis cherish,” he said.
“Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour,” tweeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld – and it will be.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned the “very distressing” scenes of violence, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tweeted, “What is happening is wrong. Democracy – the right of people to exercise a vote, have their voice heard and then have that decision upheld peacefully should never be undone by a mob.”
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte addressed Trump directly. “Horrible images from Washington DC Dear Donald Trump, recognise Joe Biden as the next president today.”
“The US Congress is a temple of democracy. To witness tonight’s scenes in #WashingtonDC is a shock,” said President of the European Council Charles Michel.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, also wrote, “I believe in the strength of US institutions and democracy. Peaceful transition of power is at the core. Joe Biden won the election.”
Apr 18, 2023: Politico: ‘Cheese-eating rat’: Defense lawyers seethe after DOJ pushes witness to identify more Jan. 6 perpetrators
A Jan. 6 trial briefly ground to a halt Tuesday after prosecutors pressed a defense witness to identify people who went inside the Capitol but had not been charged with any crimes.
April 7, 2023:
Former Vice President Mike Pence will not appeal a judge's order for grand jury testimony as part of an investigation into Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Trump could still appeal the decision to try and guard his conversations with Pence leading up to the January 6th Capitol attack. Pence's account of those talks could be potentially damaging to Trump. He was key to Trump's strategy to block Biden's election. The strategy called for Pence in his role as President of the Senate to reject electors from several contested states that Biden won, but Pence refused to participate. Pence's decision comes a day after Trump appeared in a Manhattan court in a separate criminal case, pleading not guilty to 34 felony counts.
Mar 13, 2023: Raw Story: Trump's attempt to blame Pence for J6 is yet another confession to the crime: former GOP flack
Following former Vice President Mike Pence's criticism of former President Donald Trump at the Gridiron dinner, Trump hit back, mocking Pence's poor performance in the presidential primary polls and even suggesting January 6 was really his fault for not objecting to the election results.
March 9, 2023: MSNBC: On Jan. 6 violence, does McCarthy agree with Carlson or himself?
The problem with Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 coverage isn’t just that he misused the security camera footage he had exclusive access to, it’s also the conclusions that he drew. After years of the Fox News host peddling ridiculous rhetoric about the insurrectionist attack on the Capitol, he cherry-picked video excerpts to confirm his predetermined counternarrative.
March 9, 2023: MSNBC: Raskin slams McCarthy and Carlson over 'unconscionable' Jan. 6 narrative
Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s deceptive framing of Jan. 6 footage for his millions of viewers is prompting outrage from key figures in the congressional investigation into the Capitol attack.
“The Sicknick family is outraged at the ongoing attack on our family by the unscrupulous and outright sleazy so-called ‘news network of Fox News who will do the bidding of Trump or any of his sycophant followers, no matter what damage is done to the families of the fallen, the officers who put their lives on the line, and all who suffered on Jan 6th due to the started by Trump and spread by sleaze slinging outlets like Fox,” the family said in a statement. 3.7.23
Jan 22, 2023: Business Insider: Trump responded to the Monterey Park mass shooting by complaining about the treatment of Jan. 6 rioters
January 1, 2023: AP: Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office
Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it.
New York, Connecticut and Virginia are among states where proposed legislation would prohibit anyone convicted of participating in an insurrection from holding public office or a position of public trust, such as becoming a police officer.
Dec 29, 2022: AP: Ginni Thomas says she regrets post-election texts to Meadows
Virginia Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, says she regrets sending texts to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows after the 2020 election, telling the House Jan. 6 committee that “I would take them all back if I could today.”
Dec 29, 2022: Vanity Fair: JANUARY 6 COMMITTEE WITHDRAWS TRUMP SUBPOENA AS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LOOMS
“In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena,” Rep. Bennie Thompson wrote in a released letter to Trump’s lawyer.
Dec 29, 2022: Truthout: Jan. 6 Transcripts Show Trump Wanted “Blanket Pardon” for Capitol Attackers
Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone rejected the idea, according to testimony from Trump’s former aides.
Dec 28, 2022: Truthout: Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Routinely Burned White House Documents
Meadows burned documents once or twice a week, his former aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the January 6 committee.
Dec 28, 2022: USA Today: Jan. 6 transcripts: Guilfoyle demands $60k, White House chief burns docs, white nationalist pleads 5th
Dec 28, 2022: Vanity Fair: MEADOWS GOES UP IN FLAMES: HUTCHINSON CLAIMS SHE WATCHED HIM BURN DOCUMENTS “ROUGHLY A DOZEN TIMES”
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows allegedly burned documents in his fireplace in the final weeks of the Donald Trump administration, according to his former aide Cassidy Hutchinson.
Hutchinson testified on May 17 to the January 6 committee; the fiery revelation was found in the House panel’s newly released transcripts of the former aide’s deposition.
Dec 19, 2022: Spectrum News 1: Jan. 6 committee refers Mark Meadows to DOJ for prosecution along with former President Trump
Mark Meadows is among those the Jan. 6 committee referred to the Justice Department for prosecution, along with former President Donald Trump.
The committee Monday announced it was referring Trump, Meadows, John Eastman, Rudolph Giuliani, Kenneth Chesebro and others to the DOJ. If the special prosecutor agrees, they could face criminal prosecution for their roles in the Jan. 6 attack.
“We have every confidence that the work of this committee will help provide a roadmap to justice,” said Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
Dec 12, 2022: Vanity Fair: MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE SWEARS SHE WAS ONLY JOKING WHEN SHE SAID SHE WOULD HAVE “WON” JANUARY 6
As you’ve probably heard by now, this past weekend, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the de facto leader of the House GOP, declared at a right-wing gala that if she and Steve Bannon had organized the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the mob would have (1) “been armed” and (2) “won” the insurrection, the goal of which was to illegally install Donald Trump for a second term. Given the extremely antidemocratic nature of the violent riot and the fact that, despite ultimately being unsuccessful, it left several people dead and more than 100 members of law enforcement injured, Greene’s remarks have not gone over very well. The White House has called her comments “dangerous, abhorrent,” and a “slap in the face to the Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and the families who lost loved ones as a result of the attack on the Capitol.” So, naturally, the congresswoman from Georgia is now insisting that she was totally kidding.
Dec 22, 2022: CBS News: Cassidy Hutchinson told Jan. 6 committee Trump-linked lawyer urged her to "downplay" role in testimony, transcript reveals
During the Feb. 16 meeting, Hutchinson said she also relayed her recollection of an incident involving Trump and the head of his security detail after his speech at a rally on the Ellipse on Jan. 6, during which she was told Trump lunged at the Secret Service agent after his demands to go to the Capitol were denied. Hutchinson revealed the alleged encounter involving Trump during her public testimony at the June 29 committee hearing.
But Passantino urged her not to share her recollection of the encounter to committee investigators.
"And Stefan said, 'No, no, no, no.' I remember he, like, sat back in his chair, and he's like, 'No, no, no, no, no. We don't want to go there. We don't want to talk about that,'" Hutchinson told the committee of the exchange.
Hutchinson stressed that he "never told me to lie," but did say Passantino instructed her to say "I do not recall" and encouraged her to "use that response as much as you deem necessary."
Dec 22, 2022: Politico: Trump acknowledged his election loss to McCarthy before Jan. 6, Hutchinson testified
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told then-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson in the days before Jan. 6, 2021, that Donald Trump had privately acknowledged losing the 2020 election, according to a newly disclosed interview Hutchinson gave to the Jan. 6 select committee.
Dec 22, 2022; USA Today: Ex-Trump aide inspired to testify after reading Watergate book - Jan. 6 live updates
The waiting game resumes Thursday for the final report of the House committee that investigated the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, after a delay from Wednesday for the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and unspecified logistical hurdles.
However, the committee released files from dozens of witnesses it interviewed, though some of the documents remain sealed.
Dec 19, 2022: CNN: Opinion: Trump represents our founders’ worst fears
The House January 6 committee’s decision to issue criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump marks a return to old expectations about the rule of law and its equal application to all citizens. The referrals are advisory and the Department of Justice will ultimately decide whether to indict Trump, but the January 6 committee’s message is loud and clear. They believe the former president should be prosecuted for serious crimes against the country.
The founders of our republic would approve. In creating the executive branch of the US government in Article 2 of the Constitution, the founders included a mandatory oath that affirmed the president must be deferential to the law, not vice versa. The president must “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” – the highest law of the land.
De 19, 2022: New York Times: The Jan. 6 Committee Just Made History. Here’s What That Means for Prosecutors.
In voting on Monday to issue a sweeping final report, the Jan. 6 committee has honored its duty and the Constitution. When the full report is released this week, there will be much to review and process for our country, our government and American history. But given the facts that have been revealed, these hearings had to end with criminal referrals against Donald Trump and his minions.
Dec 19, 2022: The Guardian: A very American coup attempt: Jan 6 panel lays bare Trump’s bid for power
It was, all in all, a very American attempt at a coup. Or self-coup to be exact.
The world watched its denouement dumbfounded on 6 January 2021 as thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the heart of US democracy, the Capitol in Washington, with cries to hang the vice-president, in an attempt to overturn an election and keep Trump in power.
Dec 19, 2022: Los Angeles Times: Jan. 6 committee’s criminal referral of a former president is a first in American history
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol unanimously voted Monday to urge the Justice Department to take the unprecedented step of pursuing several potential criminal charges against former President Trump, including insurrection.
Dec 19, 2022: NBC News: Jan. 6 committee summary: Ivanka Trump not 'forthcoming;' Giuliani changed tone on stolen election during deposition
The House Jan. 6 select committee released an executive summary on Monday, highlighting a series of revelations and accusations against key figures who have testified as it prepares to wrap up its far-reaching investigation in the coming days.
Dec 19, 2022: CNN: What’s in the House January 6 committee report summary
The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol has concluded that former President Donald Trump was ultimately responsible for the insurrection, laying out for the public and the Justice Department a trove of evidence for why he should be prosecuted for multiple crimes.
“That evidence has led to an overriding and straight-forward conclusion: the central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, who many others followed,” the committee writes in a summary of its final report released on Monday. “None of the events of January 6th would have happened without him.”
Dec 19, 2022: CNN: Lawyers for Proud Boys defendants raise concern over today's committee meeting
A possible complication from the final Jan. 6 committee’s public meeting and the release of transcripts could come at the federal courthouse across from the Capitol where five leaders of the Proud Boys are on trial beginning today on seditious conspiracy.
Lawyers for defendants including Enrique Tarrio, have argued that the committee’s public activity has made it impossible for them to receive a fair trial.
Dec 16, 2022: Politico: Judge unseals new details of contacts among Rep. Perry, Trump-connected attorneys
A federal judge revealed Friday that earlier this year she granted Justice Department investigators access to emails between three Trump-connected attorneys and Rep. Scott Perry as part of the federal investigation into election subversion efforts by the former president and others.
At the request of DOJ, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell unsealed a June opinion in which she determined that 37 emails sent among Trump-era Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, his aide Ken Klukowski and conservative attorney John Eastman and Perry (R-Pa.) — another top Donald Trump ally who chairs the House Freedom Caucus — were not protected by attorney-client privilege.
Dec 16, 2022: CNN: January 6 committee considering asking DOJ to pursue at least two criminal charges against Trump
The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, is considering asking the Justice Department to pursue multiple charges against former President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Dec 15, 2022: Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump should be prosecuted in the courts
Throughout this year’s televised hearings, we’ve had a front-row seat to former President Donald Trump’s probable cause hearing courtesy of the U.S. House select committee on Jan. 6. As I watched the hearings unfold, I was reminded of the unprecedented, egregious, and fundamentally illegal nature of these events..
Dec 11, 2022: The Hill: GOP members who rebuffed Jan. 6 panel may face referral to ethics panel
The five GOP members of the House who flouted subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee may not be included in the panel’s criminal referrals but could see the matter punted to the Ethics Committee.
Lawmakers on the panel suggested that the Constitution ties their hands when it comes to recommending prosecution for the group.
Dec 9, 2022: Capital-Gazette: ‘It’s personal’: Maryland Democrats say US electoral count bill elicits searing Jan. 6 memories
“It’s still difficult,” Cardin says. “We relive it when we see the videos today.”
That jarring afternoon may remain lodged in his memory, but Cardin and many of his colleagues — including fellow U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Baltimore-area U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes — are pushing for pending legislation to lessen the chances of similar insurrections by eliminating ambiguity in the electoral count system that officially decides who will be president. Cardin was a member of an informal, bipartisan Senate group that developed the pending bill.
Dec 8, 2021: CNN: First on CNN: January 6 committee considers criminal referrals for at least 4 others besides Trump
The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection is considering criminal referrals for at least four individuals in addition to former President Donald Trump, multiple sources told CNN.
The panel is weighing criminal referrals for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, right wing lawyer John Eastman, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the sources said.
Dec 6, 2022: New York Magazine: Family of Officer Killed on January 6 Snubs Republican Leaders at Ceremony
Members of the U.S. Capitol Police and of D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Tuesday to honor their actions to defend the Capitol on January 6, 2021. All four leaders of the House and Senate were on hand as the officers and their families were awarded Congress’s highest honor.
Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and another leader of the right-wing group, were found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, an important win for the Justice Department. 11.29.22
Garland Names Special Counsel for Trump Inquiries
The attorney general named Jack Smith, a veteran prosecutor, to oversee the Mar-a-Lago documents and Jan. 6 investigations. The appointment is a way for the Justice Department to insulate the inquiries from political considerations. 11.18.22
Georgia pro-Trump ‘electors’ say they weren't clued in on Trump's Jan. 6 plans
Republicans who claimed to be Georgia’s legitimate presidential electors in 2020 said Friday they were advised by then-President Donald Trump’s campaign to cast “contingent” Electoral College ballots — just in case one of Trump’s longshot legal challenges to the results succeeded.
Any plans by top Trump lawyers — John Eastman, Rudy Giuliani and others — to use their “provisional” votes to subvert the 2020 election without any legal backing were concocted without their knowledge, attorneys for the pro-Trump activists said.
Politico: Trump sues to block subpoena from House Jan. 6 committee
Former President Donald Trump is suing to block a subpoena the House Jan. 6 Committee issued seeking to force him to testify next week.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in West Palm Beach Friday evening, argues that the subpoena intrudes on executive privilege still guaranteed to him by the Constitution even though he left office more than 21 months ago. The suit also challenges the committee’s authority on other grounds.
WSB-TV: Fulton poll worker fired for social media posts says she was fired for her political beliefs
A Fulton County poll worker who was fired this morning minutes before polls opened says she was fired for her political beliefs.
Laura Kronen and her teenage son were asked to leave a polling location in Johns Creek Tuesday morning after another worker reported concerning posts on her social media accounts. Channel 2 Action News has obtained the posts, which show Kronen at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
NPR: The Jan. 6 panel gives Trump another week to turn over subpoenaed documents
"We have received correspondence from the former President and his counsel in connection with the Select Committee's subpoena," Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement Friday. "We have informed the former President's counsel that he must begin producing records no later than next week and he remains under subpoena for deposition testimony starting on November 14th." 11.5.22
HuffPost: Nancy Pelosi Taunts Trump For Lack Of Courage On Jan. 6: 'He's All Talk'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is opening up about her threat to punch then-President Donald Trump if he actually attempted to enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.10.19.22
Daily Kos: Oath Keeper tells jury: It was 'conquer or die' to keep Trump in White House on Jan. 6
James Dolan, a former member of the extremist Oath Keepers network, told jurors that when he came to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 to storm the Capitol under the leadership of the group’s founder Stewart Rhodes, he understood the outcome may have been the start of a violent, armed war of pro-Trump factions against the U.S. government 10.18.22
Business Insider: Former DOJ official says Trump's reaction to the January 6 panel is starting to look like the makings of an insanity defense
Neal Katyal, a former Justice Department official, says former President Donald Trump's written response to the House Capitol-riot panel's intention to subpoena him looks like an insanity defense. 10.17.22
Dallas Morning News: No recommendation in Texas’ 4th Congressional District
Two years ago we endorsed Pat Fallon, 54, who is finishing his first term as the representative for this district, based on his previous public service and his support for limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility and property rights. But he lost our confidence with his vote to object to the presidential election results after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
We are troubled by other stances Fallon has taken since. He was one of several leading Texas GOP politicians who recently filed an unsuccessful petition with the Texas Supreme Court to have Libertarians expelled from the ballot. And instead of focusing on his constituents in Northeast Texas, he made it a point to go to Wyoming this summer to campaign against his Republican colleague Liz Cheney because of her desire to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for Jan. 6
Raw Story: 'Storm the Capitol': Recent arrest puts spotlight on Salt and Light Brigade's involvement in Jan. 6 attack
The Facebook page for Salt and Light Brigade describes it as “the sharp end of the spiritual warfare spear that Coach employs to fight evil.” The group has active Facebook pages in at least four states that share Daubenmire’s podcasts. Daubenmire also organizes and promotes his message under the name Pass the Salt Ministries, which is described as being “committed to bringing together the body of Christ across denominational, racial, and economical borders to demonstrate the power of Biblical unity.”10.14.22
Insider: Trump wants to testify to the January 6 committee, but only if they broadcast it live, NYT reports 10.14.22
The Week: Jan. 6 panel votes to subpoena Trump
The Jan. 6 committee on Thursday unanimously voted to subpoena former President Donald Trump as a part of its inquiry into the 2021 Capitol riot, NBC News reports. Panel members had previously said such a request was not off the table.
.@January6thCmte votes to subpoena former President Donald Trump, 9-0.#January6thHearings pic.twitter.com/lRXdaaUiw5
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 13, 2022News of the plan first arrived during what was expected to be the committee's final hearing on Thursday afternoon.
Committe Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) appeared to allude to such a move at the start of the hearing, noting that the panel could vote on "further investigative action" since the Thursday event was technically a "formal committee business meeting," per The New York Times and CNBC. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was apparently made aware of the plan before proceedings began, the Times adds, per a source.
NBC News: Jarring new footage, evidence Trump knew he lost: Key takeaways from the latest Jan. 6 hearing
While President Donald Trump was refusing to call off the mob of his supporters attacking the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional leaders leaped into action to try to retake control of the sprawling complex.
They called the secretary of Defense and the acting attorney general and urged them to send help. They called the Democratic governors of neighboring Virginia and Maryland to send National Guard troops and other police. And they got on the phone with Vice President Mike Pence to figure out how they could return to the Capitol that same night and finish certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.
NBC News: Oath Keeper testifies about massive gun pile stashed in hotel on the eve of Jan. 6
A member of the Oath Keepers who took an AR-15-to a Virginia hotel on the eve of the Jan. 6 riot described entering a room filled with a large stash of weapons in a seditious conspiracy trial Wednesday. 10.12.22
KY3: Jan. 6 panel seeks to preserve its work as time runs out
The seven Democrats and two Republicans on the panel have said that their probe of the 2021 insurrection is for history, not only for current concern, and to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. But Republicans allied with former President Donald Trump who are hostile to the investigation could take the congressional majority in the November elections, potentially making it harder for the committee to protect its documents and transcripts if they are not already made public. 10.12.22
Raw Story: 'Our election system can be manipulated': Republican J6 adviser explains why Trump won't need violence in 2024
An armed insurrection is risky business. Controlling elections – and their outcomes – is a hard lift. But, if successful, the payoff is incalculable. That’s why former President Donald Trump and his followers haven’t geared up for another armed clash leading up to this year’s midterms or the 2024 election. Their goal is to win from within, according to former Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman, who served as a senior technical advisor to the Jan. 6 committee.10.12.22
Yahoo News: Springfield woman sentenced to jail time for role in Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol
Two Springfield women were sentenced recently for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
On Sept. 30, Cara Hentschel was sentenced to three years probation. And Mahailya Pryer was sentenced to 45 days in jail followed by three years probation.
Both women pleaded guilty in May to one misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building. Court documents say they both also have felony drug-related convictions on their records. 10.11.22
Insider: Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened to end a meeting with the mother of a late Capitol police officer if she didn't stop criticizing Trump, new book claims 10.8.22
The Guardian: ‘We must defeat them’: new evidence details Oath Keepers’ ‘civil war’ timeline 10.9.22
New American Journal: Pennsylvania Man Arrested on Felony Charges For Assaulting Police During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Mikhail Edward Slye, 32, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, is charged in a criminal complaint filed with assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers, and interfering with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder, both felonies. He also faces six misdemeanor charges, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.10.5.22
WDAM: Archives: Records from Trump White House staffers remain missing
The National Archives and Records Administration informed lawmakers that a number of electronic communications from Trump White House staffers remain missing, nearly two years since the administration was required to turn them over. 10.1.22
The Independent: Ginni Thomas dodges questions as she arrives for her Jan 6 committee interview 9.29.22
CBS News: Some Jan. 6 defendants accused of other crimes since Capitol attack
Kene Lazo, who was arrested in May 2021 for his role in the Capitol siege, was arrested again three months later in Norfolk, Va., on domestic violence charges.
Lazo pleaded guilty earlier this year in the Capitol riot case. He was sentenced to 45 days in prison. At sentencing, prosecutors argued that on Jan. 6, 2021, Lazo wore an American flag cape, carried a Captain America-style shield affixed to a small wooden-handled broom, and he wore what appeared to be a black tactical vest and body armor. 9-16.22
Business Insider: Trump says criminal charges against him would unleash 'big problems' in an allusion to violence
Aug 8, 2022: Only Sky: Daughter of Jan. 6th rioter says Trump should get life in prison
Guy Reffitt, who carried a gun to the US Capitol during the January 6th insurrection, was sentenced to over seven years in prison on Monday. In addition to bringing a firearm to the Capitol, Reffitt threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Reffitt was a member of the Three Percenters, a right-wing militia group, and decided to go to trial instead of taking a plea deal. ....Reffitt’s two daughters spoke to the press after the sentencing. One daughter said that Trump should face “life in prison” for his actions, while the other said that “it didn’t seem right” that Trump could potentially get re-elected after the events of January 6th.
August 1, 2022: Slate: The Jan. 6 Rioter Whose Son Turned Him In
Today, the federal government is saying, yes, words do matter and they’re asking a judge to sentence Reffitt to 15 years behind bars. The longest sentence for a writer so far. They’re calling Guy a domestic terrorist. I mean, as you say, you’ve gotten to know Guy Reffitt and his family pretty well. Would you classify him as a domestic terrorist?
July 22, 2022: CBS News: Josh Hawley video, Trump's outtakes and Secret Service farewells: Top moments from the eighth Jan. 6 public hearing
In each of the public hearings held by the House select committee investigating Jan. 6, a few standout moments have captured the public's attention. Thursday's prime-time hearing was no different, with a clip of Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley immediately taking over social media.
While previous hearings explored the rioters, Trump's speech at the Ellipse preceding the riot, and other aspects of his actions after the November 2020 election, the eighth hearing held this summer focused on the 187 minutes of then-President Donald Trump's inaction while rioters descended on the Capitol. Committee vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney said there could be more hearings this fall.
July 22, 2022: CBC: Trump ally Steve Bannon guilty of contempt for refusing to appear before committee probing U.S. Capitol attack
Bannon, 68, was convicted after a four-day trial in federal court in Washington on two counts: one for refusing to appear for a deposition and the other for refusing to provide documents in response to the committee's subpoena. The jury of eight men and four women deliberated just under three hours.
He faces up to two years in federal prison when he's sentenced on Oct. 21. Each count carries a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.
July 21, 21022: Mississippi Today: Rep. Bennie Thompson’s Mississippi colleagues have no comment on his Jan. 6 hearings
Even though a record number of Americans are watching U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson lead the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, his Mississippi congressional colleagues do not appear to be interested in his efforts.
None of Mississippi’s other five members of Congress — Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Reps. Trent Kelly, Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo — responded to questions from Mississippi Today asking for their thoughts on the often bombshell testimony that has come out of the Jan. 6 committee hearings.
Merrick Garland: "There is a lot of speculation about what the Justice Department is doing, what's it not doing, what our theories are and what our theories aren't, and there will continue to be that speculation. That's because a central tenant of the way in which the Justice Department investigates and a central tenant of the rule of law is that we do not do our investigations in the public.............We have to hold accountable every person who is criminally responsible for trying to overturn a legitimate election, and we must do it in a way filled with integrity and professionalism." --July 20, 2022: ABC News: AG Garland reiterates 'no person' -- not even Trump -- is above the law over Jan. 6
Jan 8, 2021:
Rep Matt Gaetz, Rep Paul Gosar, Sarah Palin, Fox News host Pete Hegseth & Laura Ingraham all blamed anitifa for the insurrection. Gaetz used an article from the Washington Times as his source, but the Times took down the article after realizing .they were wrong. More than 60 of them have been arrested (so far) and NONE of them were part of antifa and, in fact, most have a long social media trail showing them planning and clearly as Trump supporters.
I have yet to see any Trumplican actually admit those were Trump supporters in DC. They are claiming a "CONSPIRACY" (of course). They seem to just replace one delusion with another delusion. Trumplicans are made of just layer after layer of delusion.
2 cabinet members, several staff, including Betsy Devos have all resigned. Soon it'll just be Trump and all the voices in his head.................... Trump threw his loyal revolutionaries under the bus and then denied he had anything to do with it......................So, I wonder why God lied to so many of these Trumpvangelicals?? I have heard many of them claiming that God told them that Trump was going to be re-elected...or they had a dream or vision from God that told them. Very sad delusion.........Attorney for Trump campaign in PA lawsuit files motion to withdraw: "the client has used the lawyer's services to perpetrate a crime. and the client insists upon taking action that the lawyer considers repugnant".................the Confederate battle flag reached the United States Capitol building, something that did not happen during the Civil War..................The twenty-fifth amendment could be used to take Donald Trump out for the rest of his term.
Jan 17, 2021:
The 14th Amendment is clear. No American engaged in insurrection or rebellion are allowed to hold office. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley hold the most blame for the insurrection as a result of their dangerous rhetoric and conspiracies.
14th Amendment; Section 3.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
January 19, 2021: Article "WHERE WERE THEY RADICALIZED? stated: "By now, we should all have seen the footage of members of that white supremacist group bowing in a typical evangelical prayer before engaging in insurrection on January 6, and we should be aware of how they raised money for the effort via the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo. Conservative Christianity has long been the elephant in the room (pun intended) when it comes to discussion of politics in America’s elite public sphere. But if we fail to recognize conservative Christian institutions as sources of radicalization, we will never be able to craft effective policies to counter its toxic influence. Here’s hoping that the incoming Biden administration will be willing to face the problem."
July 7, 2021: Sothern Poverty Law Center released a report, written by Michael Edison Hayden, a senior investigative reporter for the SPLC’s Intelligence Project stating: “Perhaps above any other platform, Twitter enabled the Jan. 6 insurrectionists to organize their attack on the U.S. Capitol...This multibillion-dollar company has clearly made the calculation that enabling and even promoting fascists like Nick Fuentes is good for their bottom line. There is little doubt that we will see similar violence again if they do not correct course immediately or are not forced to do so.”
July 10th, 2021: Another officer was trying to protect the Capital on Jan 6, Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who joined the department in November 2016, was found dead by suicide.
July 27, 2021: Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell testified before the Jan 6 Committee“On January 6th, for the first time, I was more afraid to work at the Capitol, than in my entire deployment to Iraq....In Iraq, we expected armed violence, because we were in a war zone. But nothing in my experience in the Army, or as a law-enforcement officer, prepared me for what we confronted on January 6.....As America and the world watched in horror what was happening to us at the Capitol, we did not receive the timely reinforcements and support we needed. In contrast, during the Black Lives Matter protest last year, U.S. Capitol Police had all the support we needed and more. Why the different response?”
July 27, 2021: D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone before the Jan 6 Committee: “I thought I had seen it all many times over. Yet what I witnessed and experienced on January 6th, 2021, was unlike anything I had ever seen, had ever experienced, or could’ve imagined in my country.”
July 27, 2021: Officer Harry Dunn of the Capitol Police testified before the Jan 6 Committe: He said he was tipped off by a friends text that the “objective,” was “THE CAPITAL” and that “Trump has given us marching orders.” The plan instructed people to “keep your guns hidden” and “bring…your trauma kits” and “gas mask.” Dunn: “At the time, though, we had not received any threat warnings from our chain of command, and I had no independent reason to believe that violence was headed our way.”
July 27, 2021: D.C. police officer Daniel Hodges testified before the Jan 6 Committee: "There were “thousands of terrorists…only hundreds of us. If it had turned into a firefight, we would’ve lost.”
"I knew if I was going to be, from my perspective, standing up against an incoming administration that I didn't see as legitimate, it would be treasonous fighting against what I saw as an illegitimate form of government.” - James Dolan; former Oath Keeper.
On Aug 13, Mike Lindell will be reinstated to his local mental institution and locked up in a cell padded with Mypillows.
Aug 25, 2021: federal prosecutors pointed out in a motion that Joshua A. James, a member of the Oath Keepers militia group who's accused of helping to coordinate the Capitol insurrection, has raised nearly $200,000 online since his arrest
Sept 16, 2021:
We’re seeing the rise of state-sponsored vigilantism again, with some in law enforcement not taking seriously the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol or efforts directed against women and their supporters in Texas.
A hundred years ago, 250,000 vigilantes terrorized German Americans, minorities and union organizers to further the goals of the elite in the name of national security. Seventy-five years ago, we terrorized Japanese Americans. Today, vigilantes are terrorizing political opponents and women in the name of political and religious ideology. When will America learn that vigilantism is un-American in any form? -Joan Korb
November 12, 2021:
Experts say that the Blue whale is the loudest animal on earth and has been know to emit a loud pitched whine as loud as 188 decibels (a rocket launch is only 180).The most irritating whine on earth still belongs to Donald Trump.
He is still trying very hard right to the last minute to get a judge to block records from getting to the Jan 6 committee. Clearly he has something to hide. But we already knew that. Just curious how damning it is. On a related note, prosecutors recommended their harshest Jan. 6 sentence yet — 51 months — for JACOB CHANSLEY, the ‘Q Shaman’ who became a symbol of the insurrection.
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December 30, 2021:
A QAnon believer who arrived with weapons in Washington, D.C., just after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and threatened to kill former President Donald Trump’s political opponents, was sentenced to 28 months behind barson Tuesday.
Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., a 53-year-old from Hayesville, North Carolina, was arrested on Jan. 7 after he sent threats about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others to a relative from Georgia. The relative contacted Meredith’s mother, who reached out to the FBI.
July 29, 2021: Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence. Hashida was one of the officers who were attacked at the Capital Jan6.
Nov 7, 2021