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Lawmakers Agree to Deal to Investigate Capitol Attack

House could vote on proposed bipartisan commission next week

(Newser) - House lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, and it does not include a look at violence alleged to have come from left-wing groups last summer, as some Republicans had hoped. The proposed 10-person commission would focus only on the attack...

Rioter Seen in Pelosi Office Released

Richard Barnett to move to home confinement pending trial

(Newser) - Richard Barnett got his wish. The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has been released on bond almost four months after his arrest , and nearly two months after an outburst in court over his continued detention. A judge...

McConnell Defends His Vote to Acquit
McConnell: Trump's
Behavior 'Unconscionable' 

McConnell: Trump's Behavior 'Unconscionable'

But minority leader defends his vote to acquit former president

(Newser) - So much for Sen. Ron Johnson's hope that Mitch McConnell would "zip his lips" on former President Trump . The Senate minority leader has penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed accusing Trump of inciting insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 while also defending his vote to acquit the...

Slain Capitol Police Officer Gets Honor Given to Rosa Parks

Brian Sicknick is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda

(Newser) - The remains of Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained during the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, are lying in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, and on Tuesday night, the president and first lady paid their respects. President Biden, who had already spoken with...

Giuliani Says He's Working on Impeachment Defense

The Trump campaign says no decisions have been made regarding legal representation

(Newser) - Despite reports that he’s on the outs with President Trump, Rudy Giuliani says he’s gearing up to defend the president in his historic second impeachment trial allegeding that he incited insurrection in Washington DC during a Jan. 6 rally. “I'm involved right now,” Giuliani told...

Records Show Trump Allies' Fingerprints on DC Rally

Members of the president's reelection campaign were listed on a rally permit

(Newser) - Members of President Trump’s failed reelection campaign played key roles in orchestrating the rally that spawned a deadly assault on the US Capitol, according to an AP analysis, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters. Pro-Trump nonprofit Women for America First hosted the...

Prosecutor: Capitol Rioter Planned to 'Take Hostages'

Larry Brock was photographed on the Senate floor holding zip-tie handcuffs

(Newser) - A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 and was photographed holding zip-tie handcuffs on the Senate floor planned to capture lawmakers, a federal prosecutor said. “He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try,...

MyPillow CEO Visits WH, Brings Notes Hinting at 'Martial Law'

Photographer's snapshot of Mike Lindell's paperwork offered up some very interesting tidbits

(Newser) - The MyPillow guy hinting at martial law? That's apparently how it looked after a visit by Mike Lindell to the White House on Friday, when a Washington Post photographer caught a shot of the CEO's notes as he entered the West Wing. Jabin Botsford was the one who...

Proud Boys Leader: 'We're Going to Take a Chill Pill'

Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio says group will stay away from DC on Inauguration Day

(Newser) - The leader of the Proud Boys has been banned from the nation's capital , and now he says the rest of the group is likely to stay away from Washington, DC, as well on Jan. 20. "We’re going to take a chill pill," Henry "Enrique" Tarrio,...

After 2nd Impeachment, Trump Condemns Capitol Violence

But he doesn't mention being impeached

(Newser) - President Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection he fomented at the Capitol last week, per the AP . The video came out Wednesday after he was impeached by the House for a record second time, this time with Republican votes. Trump also called on his supporters to remain...

Before Impeachment, Trump Issued Call to 'Ease Tensions'

'There must be no violence,' he said

(Newser) - A week after President Trump rallied a crowd of his supporters—some of whom went on to storm the US Capitol—with unfounded claims of election fraud and a declaration that, “You’ll never take back our country with weakness," he is urging calm amid reports of more...

'Zip-Tie Guys' From Capitol Breach Arrested

Nashville and Texas men suspected of storming US Capitol during Wednesday's riot

(Newser) - Two of the so-called alleged "zip-tie guys" from Wednesday's breach of the US Capitol have been arrested, CBS News reports. The FBI arrested Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, of Nashville on Sunday, News Channel 5 reports. He was allegedly one of the men pictured inside the Capitol building carrying...

Capitol Police 'Left Naked' Despite Warnings

Police leaders stuck to the status quo in the face of threats

(Newser) - Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, US Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people briefed on law enforcement's response. The revelations shed new light on...

Retired Air Force Colonel ID'd as Member of Capitol Mob

Larry Rendall Brock, Jr., was shown holding zip-tie cuffs on the Senate floor

(Newser) - There’s been a lot of chatter about the intentions of the “ zip-tie guys ,” who were part of a pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. They were photographed in the building clutching zip-tie handcuffs. One of them has now been identified as retired Air Force...

Lectern Guy, QAnon Shaman Among Arrests

They face charges in connection to Wednesday's Capitol violence

(Newser) - You’ve seen the photograph: A guy wearing a Trump beanie smiles and waves in the US Capitol while holding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern. That man, identified as 36-year-old Adam Johnson of Parrish, Fla., was arrested Friday night and is being held on a federal warrant, NBC News...

Video Shows Ashli Babbitt's Final Moments

The Air Force veteran was among Trump supporters storming the Capitol

(Newser) - The Air Force veteran killed during the storming of the Capitol was shot as she began to climb through the broken part of a door leading into an area known as the Speaker's Lobby, videos posted online show. Minutes before the shooting Wednesday, the AP reports, the large crowd...

Impeachment Articles Charge 'Incitement of Insurrection'

They may be introduced as soon as Monday

(Newser) - Impeachment, Part II, may be coming to the US House of Representatives as early as Monday. A four-page impeachment resolution drafted by a group of House Democrats charges President Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” for “willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States” after a...

A 'Day of Reckoning' for Social Media

Trump banned from FB, IG 'indefinitely,' while social media sees a 'reckoning' in general after DC riots

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook locked down President Trump's social media accounts after inflammatory posts he made during a day marked by chaos and violence on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took things further. "The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that...

Looter in Viral Pic in Pelosi's Office Left Profane Note

Richard Barnett of Gravette, Ark., says he also took a souvenir but that he paid for it

(Newser) - Amid the pro-Trump riot that left four dead in the nation's capital Wednesday was plenty of looting, and per the New York Times , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was an especially popular target. One man in particular—seen in a picture that's now gone viral, lounging in...

Sharron Angle: We're Headed for Armed Revolt

Second Amendment lets people protect selves from 'tyranny'

(Newser) - Democrats have fielded no shortage of crazy talk from Sharron Angle, the GOP candidate taking on Harry Reid, but here’s a doozy. In January, Angle actually floated the possibility of an armed conservative insurrection, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post reports. Asked about the Second Amendment on a right-wing...

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