Tag Archives: Capitol Riots

QAnon Ginni Thomas Testifies Before Jan. 6 Committee

NPR reports: Ginni Thomas, a longtime GOP activist who is also the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, will appear Thursday before the House Jan. 6 panel. The closed-door session was confirmed by sources familiar with the committee’s work. The committee first asked to interview Ginni Thomas about her communications with those pushing a plan to reject the results …

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New Video Shows Trump Banner Used As Battering Ram

Mediaite reports: As several trials and sentencing hearings for Jan. 6 rioters took place this week, new details and video footage from the day of the attack have emerged. Among those new details is a video showing a giant Trump banner being used as a “battering ram against police” by pro-Trump rioters attempting to break police lines to enter the …

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Romance Novel Cover Model Guilty Of Beating Cops

NBC News reports: When former President Donald Trump called on supporters who believed his lies about the 2020 election to go to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, a Michigan bodybuilder-turned-construction worker responded with enthusiasm. “I’ll be there,” Logan Barnhart wrote in response to a @realDonaldTrump tweet. When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol, he now admits, he battled cops and …

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Tomorrow’s Jan. 6 Hearing Postponed Due To Hurricane

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol postponed its hearing scheduled for Wednesday in light of Hurricane Ian heading toward Florida. The panel had originally scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to reveal new information it has uncovered since its last hearing on July 21, but the committee’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie …

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Rioter Who Assaulted Officer Fanone Gets Seven Years

NBC News reports: Donald Trump fan who brought his teenage son along as he assaulted then-D.C. police officer Mike Fanone and another officer at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Tuesday. Kyle Young, a 38-year-old HVAC worker from Iowa whose lawyer said was he “injected” with lies about the 2020 election …

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Rioter Guilty Of Six Felonies In Assaults On Capitol Cops

The Portland Press-Herald reports: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has found a Lebanon man who participated in the storming of the U.S. Capitol guilty of assaulting two officers who were guarding the building that day, as well as trying to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras read his decision Tuesday, finding Kyle …

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Accused Rioter Listed As Walker “Campaign Captain”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker’s campaign recently listed a woman who was arrested in March on charges of participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol as one of his “county captains.” The former football star’s campaign included Mandy Robinson-Hand in an August press release that named dozens of other grassroots supporters. Robinson-Hand, …

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Secret Service Confiscated Cellphones From 24 Agents

NBC News reports: Senior leadership at the Secret Service confiscated the cellphones of 24 agents involved in the agency’s response to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol and handed them over to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General, according to two sources with knowledge of the action. The agency handed over the phones “shortly after” a July …

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Ex-USMC Rioter Pleads Guilty To Macing Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports: A former U.S. Marine described by one government witness as a “huge white supremacist” pleaded guilty on Monday to assaulting law enforcement with a dangerous weapon during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Daniel Ray Caldwell, a 51-year-old from The Colony, Texas, was seen deploying orange chemical spray on police at around 2:05 p.m. …

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Oath Keepers Leader Texted With Andrew Giuliani

NBC News reports: A high-ranking member of the far-right Oath Keepers organization who has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot exchanged messages in November 2020 with former Trump White House aide Andrew Giuliani about election issues. That same Oath Keeper member, Kellye SoRelle, also tried to text a White House number on Dec. 20, according …

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Capitol Rioter Got Call From WH Landline During Attack

Law & Crime reports: A Brooklyn rioter who appeared on a far-right streamer’s video during the attack on the U.S. Capitol is the recipient of a call from a White House landline on Jan. 6, 2021, CNN reported on Monday. In May 2021, authorities charged Anton Lunyk with federal crimes after a college classmate spotted him in a New York …

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Jan. 6 Committee Pissed About Advisor’s Coming Book

The Washington Post reports: News that a former adviser to the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is publishing a book billed as a “behind-the-scenes” look at the committee’s work came as a shock to most lawmakers and committee staff when it was announced last week. Denver Riggleman, a former Republican congressman, is set to publish “The Breach” on …

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Oath Keepers Seek To Have Trial Moved Out Of DC

Law & Crime reports: An alleged group of “Oath Keepers” charged with storming the U.S. Capitol Complex on Jan. 6, 2021, want an upcoming trial moved away from Washington, D.C. due to “prejudgment bias” among a local jury venire, according to their attorneys. Defendants Thomas Caldwell, Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson and Jessica Watkins, and Stewart Rhodes filed a joint motion …

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QAnon Rioter Who Chased Capitol Police Officer Found Guilty Of Five Felonies, Faces Up To 53 Years In Prison

From the Justice Department: An Iowa man was found guilty in the District of Columbia today of felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Douglas …

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Rioter Nabbed By Restaurant Review Gets 30 Months

From the Justice Department: A Colorado man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Thomas Patrick Hamner, 49, of Peyton, …

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Hitler Mustache Rioter Gets Four Years In Federal Prison

The New Jersey Advance reports: Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, the former Naval base employee and Army reservist from Monmouth County convicted of rioting in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday. Multiple reporters present at the sentencing in Washington, D.C. reported the sentence via Twitter. Prosecutors argued for 78 months, or 6 1/2 …

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Australian Outlet Denies Defaming Murdochs By Calling Them “Unindicted Co-Conspirators In Continuing Crisis”

Australia’s Crikey reports: Private Media has filed its defence to the defamation claim made by Lachlan Murdoch [photo] against the company and its journalists. Since the beginning, our intention has been to bring the use of defamation law by the rich and powerful into the light, so we wanted to explain the key points of our legal defence and what …

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Jan. 6 Committee To Hold Public Hearing On Sept. 28

ABC News reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill will hold another hearing next week, the group’s chairman said, suggesting that it could be the last time they convene publicly. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters at the Capitol that the committee will hold its final hearing on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. …

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QAnon Ginni To Interview With House Jan. 6 Committee

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, has come to an agreement with Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to be interviewed by the panel in the coming weeks, according to a source close to the committee. Ginni Thomas’ attorney, Mark Paoletta, confirmed the voluntary interview in a statement, saying, …

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Five “America First Groypers” Arrested In Capitol Riot

NBC News reports: Five people who federal investigators say are associated with the far-right group America First have been arrested in connection with last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. In addition to numerous criminal charges, they are accused of entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s conference room, according to a court filing. The Justice Department said in the filing that …

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