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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...

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...

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

Poll: 27% of Republicans, 19% of Democrats Approve of Capitol Riot

More than half of GOPers think 'people participated in a legitimate public discourse'

(Newser) - More than a quarter of Republicans now approve of the Capitol riot, according to a new poll—and, puzzlingly, almost a fifth of Democrats agree. "Do you approve or disapprove of the Trump supporters taking over the Capitol building in Washington, DC on January 6th, 2021 to stop Congressional...

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...

Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

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Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

He calls Jan. 6 riot a 'disgrace' and says 'history will hold Donald Trump accountable'

(Newser) - The annual Gridiron Dinner in DC is usually a lighthearted affair, with politicians testing their comedy chops in front of peers and journalists. Mike Pence did so on Saturday night, but he also turned serious and delivered what the AP and the Washington Post see as his strongest rebuke yet...

White House: Tucker Carlson Is Not Credible

Press secretary slams 'shameful' Fox host

(Newser) - The White House on Wednesday spoke out against Tucker Carlson's depiction of the Capitol attack, joining top Republican senators and the chief of the Capitol Police in condemning him for downplaying the violence. Unusually, the White House specifically called out Carlson by name in what Politico sees as a...

Capitol Police Chief Slams Carlson's 'Misleading' Show

He says Fox host 'conveniently cherry-picked' calm moments from 41K hours of footage

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson's claim that previously unseen footage from the Capitol attack showed that Jan. 6 was "mostly peaceful chaos" and rioters were like "sightseers" was strongly rejected Tuesday by a top Republican and the Capitol's top cop. Deadline reports that in a letter to the Capitol...

Tucker Carlson Starts Airing Jan. 6 Video: 'Sightseers'

He describes the events at the Capitol that day as 'peaceful chaos'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson on Monday night began showing previously unseen video of the Jan. 6 Capitol unrest, making the case that it was not an insurrection but "mostly peaceful chaos," reports the Hill . “‘Deadly insurrection.’ Everything about that phrase is a lie,” Carlson told his...

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...

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...

Judge Wants Answers After Jan. 6 Defendant Recants Guilt

Thomas Adams Jr. admits actions in court, then says he has no regrets

(Newser) - After being convicted Tuesday of participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Thomas Adams Jr. rethought the remorse he'd expressed in court. "I wouldn't change anything I did," he told the State Journal-Register on Wednesday. Under oath in court, Adams had acknowledged walking into...

Charges Against Ashli Babbitt's Mother Are Dropped

Police said Micki Witthoeft wouldn't heed orders during protest on riot's 2-year anniversary

(Newser) - Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a conviction of Micki Witthoeft, whose daughter was killed in the attack on the US Capitol. Ashli Babbitt's mother was arrested this month near the building on the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection and charged with traffic violations in connection with...

Rioter Who Put His Feet on Pelosi's Desk Found Guilty

Richard 'Bigo' Barnett will be sentenced in May

(Newser) - An Arkansas man who propped his feet up on a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Capitol riot was convicted on Monday of joining a mob's attack on the building two years ago. After deliberating for around two hours, a jury unanimously convicted Richard "Bigo" Barnett...

Capitol Rioters May Be Barred From Holding Office

Lawmakers in some states have proposed legislation

(Newser) - Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the US 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...

3 Active-Duty Marines Working in Intelligence Face Riot Counts

One of the defendants posted photos from inside the Capitol on Instagram

(Newser) - Three active-duty Marines who work in intelligence have been charged in the attack on the Capitol, after investigators saw a photo one of them took inside the building on Jan. 6, 2021, and posted on Instagram. Micah Coomer, Joshua Abate, and Dodge Dale Hellonen were arrested Wednesday, reports....

As Proud Boys Trial Begins, Defense Points to Trump

He was 'the prime mover that whipped up the crowd,' says attorney

(Newser) - Opening statements in one of the biggest trials related to the Capitol riot got underway Thursday in DC, as onetime Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four associates attempt to fend off charges of seditious conspiracy . In Thursday's opening arguments:
  • Prosecution: Tarrio and his men led a coordinated attack

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