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Jan. 6 Rioters Are Raking in the Donations. Feds Aren't Having It

Prosecutors now routinely ask judges for fines, as well as prison terms

(Newser) - Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the US Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could donate money to Goodwyn and other rioters whom the site called “political prisoners.” The Justice Department...

Self-Described 'Idiot' Oath Keeper Sentenced
Judge Gives Oath Keeper Prison

Judge Gives Oath Keeper Prison

Court expresses sympathy for difficulties faced by Jessica Watkins, a transgender Army veteran

(Newser) - Jessica Watkins, a member of the Oath Keepers who described herself as "just another idiot running around the Capitol," has been sentenced to prison in the Jan. 6 attack. In imposing an 8½-year term on Friday, US District Judge Amit Mehta said he found her actions considered,...

Hitler Admirer Receives 4 Years in Capitol Attack

Hatchet Speed said Jewish people control President Biden

(Newser) - A former Navy reservist who told an undercover FBI agent about his admiration for Adolf Hitler and discussed a plan to "wipe out" the nation's Jewish population was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison for storming the US Capitol. US District Judge Trevor McFadden ordered Virginia...

Jan. 6 Rioter Receives Longest Term Yet

Judge tells Peter Schwartz he's no political prisoner

(Newser) - A Kentucky man with a long criminal record was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for attacking police officers with pepper spray and a chair as he stormed the US Capitol with his wife. Peter Schwartz's prison sentence is the longest so far among hundreds of Jan. 6...

Trump Hugs 'Terrific Woman' Who Wants Pence Executed

Former president meets Jan. 6 convict on campaign stop

(Newser) - During a New Hampshire campaign stop at the Red Arrow Diner on Thursday night, former President Donald Trump had a chance to meet Micki Larson-Olson, who's served prison time for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. She has called for the execution of former Vice...

Man Who Threw Fire Extinguisher at Jan. 6 Cops Sentenced

Robert Sanford gets 4 years

(Newser) - The retired Pennsylvania firefighter who struck two police officers in the head with a fire extinguisher during the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot was on Tuesday sentenced to four years behind bars, the AP reports. A fire extinguisher is “an instrument that he was uniquely familiar with and should...

Pence Drops Fight to Avoid Testifying to Grand Jury

Trump could still appeal judge's decision, however

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence will testify before a grand jury investigating any efforts by his old boss to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Pence has decided against appealing the decision by a judge that mostly rejected his arguments, and former President Donald Trump's, to limit...

Rioter Who Breached Office of Pelosi Gets Prison Sentence

Riley June Williams was convicted on six charges, but jury deadlocked on laptop theft

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman linked to a far-right extremist movement was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for storming the US Capitol, where she invaded then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office with other rioters. Riley June Williams, 23, of Harrisburg, was charged but not convicted of helping steal a...

4 Guilty of Conspiracy in Latest Oath Keepers Trial

2 were acquitted in rare loss for prosecutors

(Newser) - Four people associated with the Oath Keepers were convicted on Monday of conspiracy and obstruction charges stemming from the attack on the US Capitol. In the latest trial involving members of the far-right antigovernment extremist group, a Washington, DC jury found Sandra Parker, Laura Steele, William Isaacs, and Connie Meggs...

Capitol Police Lawyer Slams House GOP on Jan. 6 Footage

Attorney says Kevin McCarthy gave Tucker Carlson riot clips without police department approving them

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson aired video from the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on his Fox News program earlier this month, courtesy of more than 40,000 hours of Capitol Police security footage handed over to him by Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy—what the Washington Post says was a "condition" Carlson...

Trump Posts on Restored Facebook, YouTube Accounts

Commenters welcome former president back after suspensions

(Newser) - YouTube announced Friday that former President Donald Trump, for the first time in more than two years, is allowed to upload new videos. Later in the day, he did. Along with an "I'm back!" message, the AP reports, Trump shared an old video clip in which he...

Capitol Rioter Who Carried Zip Ties Is Convicted
Capitol Rioter
Is Sentenced

Another Capitol Rioter Is Sentenced

Larry Brock Jr., who carried zip-ties, is sentenced to two years

(Newser) - Another Capitol rioter has learned his fate—in this case two years in prison. Larry Brock Jr., a retired Air Force officer who entered the Capitol in combat gear and carrying zip-tie handcuffs, received that sentence in a DC federal courtroom on Friday, reports the AP . US District Judge John...

Trump: Actually, Jan. 6 Was Pence's Fault

Former POTUS hits back at his former VP

(Newser) - It didn't take long for former President Trump to hit back at Mike Pence after Pence took aim at his former boss over the weekend , blaming Trump for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. While speaking to reporters aboard his plane Monday en route to Iowa...

Prison Choir Composed of Jan. 6 Inmates Hits No. 1
Jan. 6 Prison Choir Hits No. 1

Jan. 6 Prison Choir Hits No. 1

Song features former President Trump, sits atop the iTunes chart

(Newser) - A song by a prison choir composed of inmates convicted in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol hit No. 1 on the iTunes charts Saturday, even beating Miley Cyrus' new single. "Justice for All," by the J6 Prison Choir, can be heard on YouTube here...

Arrest Warrants Issued for Jan. 6 Defendants Who Have Vanished

One of them was supposed to go on trial Monday

(Newser) - Olivia Pollock's trial on charges that she attacked police during the January 6, 2021, breach of the US Capitol was set to begin Monday in Washington, DC—but Pollock was nowhere to be found. An arrest warrant has been issued for the Florida woman, CNN reports. The FBI is...

Trump Has a New Song With J6 Prisoners
Trump Has a New Single

Trump Has a New Single

He recorded 'Justice for All' with Jan. 6 inmates

(Newser) - Word has gotten out that former President Trump has recently been serving as a DJ at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He's now segued from "DJ" to "performing artist," with the release of a new song that's rubbing many the wrong way. Forbes first reported...

Trump Had No Immunity on Jan. 6 Speech, DOJ Says

The protection ends at inciting violence, government lawyers write

(Newser) - The Justice Department took months to decide whether former president Donald Trump is subject to lawsuits seeking to hold him responsible for the attack on the Capitol. He is, the department announced Thursday. The issue is Trump's encouragement of his supporters—based on his claims of election fraud—to...

Media Groups: We Want Jan. 6 Footage That Carlson Got
Media Groups Demand
Jan. 6 Footage

Media Groups Demand Jan. 6 Footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Fox's Tucker Carlson exclusive access; now others want it

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is the only media personality given access by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to thousands of hours of Jan. 6 footage. Now, other media groups are demanding a piece of that, they noted in a Friday letter to congressional leadership, per CBS News . "Without full public...

Judge Gives Rioter Who Threatened AOC Prison Time

Garret Miller's expressions of remorse don't convince everyone

(Newser) - Garret Miller—a Capitol rioter who prosecutors say was wearing a T-shirt reading, " I was there , Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021" when he was arrested—was sentenced Wednesday to 38 months in prison. His lawyer had asked for a sentence of 30 months, which would essentially be covered...

Tucker Carlson Granted Access to 41K Hours of Jan. 6 Footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gives Fox host exclusive access

(Newser) - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, in a move seen as highly unusual, has given Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to thousands of hours of footage from the Capitol attack. A Fox spokesperson confirmed to the Hill on Monday that Carlson and his team had been granted access to the footage....

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