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Veterans in Violent, Extremist Groups Prompt Response Plan from Congress
Congress
Veterans in Violent, Extremist Groups Prompt Response Plan from Congress
2021-10-13 21:29:10
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Fallout from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol continued Wednesday as a congressional panel looked at why veterans would become violent against the country they swore to protect. Representatives of veterans groups and academics blamed mental... Read More

‘QAnon Shaman’ Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge Stemming from Jan. 6 Riot
Criminal Justice
‘QAnon Shaman’ Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge Stemming from Jan. 6 Riot
2021-09-03 20:23:50
by Dan McCue

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Arizona man who wore a fur hat with horns and decorative body paint as he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge and could serve... Read More

Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump, Stone, Extremist Groups Over Jan. 6
Litigation
Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump, Stone, Extremist Groups Over Jan. 6
2021-08-26 18:48:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Seven Capitol Police Officers filed a federal lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and members of two right-wing extremist groups on Thursday over their role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The 71-page... Read More

House Panel Probing 1/6 Riot Seeks Host of Trump-Era Records
Political News
House Panel Probing 1/6 Riot Seeks Host of Trump-Era Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding a trove of records from federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, showing the sweep of the lawmakers' review of the deadly attack by a... Read More

Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals
Law Enforcement
Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals
2021-08-06 16:18:16
by Dan McCue

The gold medals are provided to individuals or institutions as Congress’ “highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions,” according to the website of the House historian.  Four medals will be displayed: one in the Capitol Police headquarters,... Read More

Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot to Begin With Police Testimony
Congress
Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot to Begin With Police Testimony
2021-07-14 20:36:00
by TWN Staff

The select committee investigating  the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol will hold its first hearing on July 27 at 9:30 a.m. The panel, which is chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., will first hear testimony from... Read More

Select Committee to Investigate Capitol Hill Riot
Congress
Select Committee to Investigate Capitol Hill Riot
2021-06-24 15:49:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is appointing a new select committee to investigate “the many questions” that still surround events leading up to the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol and the federal response that day.... Read More

National Guard Seeks $521 Million Reimbursement for Jan. 6 Response
Military
National Guard Seeks $521 Million Reimbursement for Jan. 6 Response
2021-06-24 14:50:11
by Dan McCue

The National Guard is asking Congress to reimburse $521 million it says it spent in responding to the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill and the extended protection it provided in the months that followed. Gen. Daniel Hohanson said during... Read More

Pence: I'll Likely Never See Eye to Eye with Trump on Jan. 6
Political News
Pence: I'll Likely Never See Eye to Eye with Trump on Jan. 6

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence says that he isn't sure that he and former President Donald Trump will ever see "eye to eye" over what happened on Jan. 6 but that he would "always be proud... Read More

Pelosi Rules Out Having Biden Create Jan. 6 Commission
Political News
Pelosi Rules Out Having Biden Create Jan. 6 Commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ruling out a presidential commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling House Democrats that having President Joe Biden appoint a panel is unworkable even after the Senate... Read More

Senators Try to Salvage Legislation on Jan. 6 Commission
Political News
Senators Try to Salvage Legislation on Jan. 6 Commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators labored to find a path forward for legislation creating a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, debating potential changes in a long-shot attempt to overcome growing GOP opposition. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe... Read More

National Guard Mission Ends on Capitol Hill
Congress
National Guard Mission Ends on Capitol Hill
2021-05-24 20:56:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON- Five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help fend off rioters during the Jan. 6 siege by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump, National Guard troops have packed up and are heading home. The guard's... Read More

EXPLAINER: How Congress' Jan. 6 Commission Would Work
Congress
EXPLAINER: How Congress' Jan. 6 Commission Would Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission to study the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection would be modeled after a similar panel that studied the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has long been hailed as a bipartisan success.  But bipartisanship isn't always popular... Read More

House Approves $1.9 Billion to Fortify Capitol
Congress
House Approves $1.9 Billion to Fortify Capitol
2021-05-20 21:38:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday narrowly approved spending $1.9 billion to fortify the U.S. Capitol in the wake of Jan. 6 siege by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump. Among other things the measure, which passed 213-212, will... Read More

House Looks to OK Jan. 6 Riot Commission, Senate GOP Dubious
Congress
House Looks to OK Jan. 6 Riot Commission, Senate GOP Dubious

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to vote on a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a first step toward creating an independent, bipartisan panel that would investigate the siege and try to... Read More

House Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on Jan. 6 Commission
Congress
House Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on Jan. 6 Commission
2021-05-14 18:13:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel reached a bipartisan agreement Friday on legislation that will establish a 9/11-style commission to review events surrounding the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. The deal reached by the House Homeland Security Committee means... Read More

Trump Administration Officials to Testify on Jan. 6 Riot
Congress
Trump Administration Officials to Testify on Jan. 6 Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress, with former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller standing behind every decision he made... Read More

Capitol Police Officer Sicknick Died After Stroke
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Officer Sicknick Died After Stroke
2021-04-20 14:39:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday. Investigators initially believed the 42-year-old officer... Read More

Report: Broad Missteps Left Capitol Police Unprepared Jan. 6
Law Enforcement
Report: Broad Missteps Left Capitol Police Unprepared Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn't be used,... Read More

Latest Attack Pushes US Capitol Police Further Toward Crisis
Law Enforcement
Latest Attack Pushes US Capitol Police Further Toward Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling.  One officer was killed and another injured when a driver slammed into them at a barricade Friday afternoon. The attack comes after officers were overrun and injured when a violent mob... Read More

Jan. 6 Insurrectionists May Get No More than Slap on the Wrist
Criminal Justice
Jan. 6 Insurrectionists May Get No More than Slap on the Wrist
2021-03-30 20:17:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Arrests of Jan. 6 insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol are continuing this week even as the zeal to throw the defendants in prison with severe sentences begins to subside or run into stumbling blocks of criminal law. In... Read More

Capitol Hill Riot The Mini-Series Slated for Showtime
Entertainment
Capitol Hill Riot The Mini-Series Slated for Showtime
2021-03-19 15:45:12
by Dan McCue

"The Comey Rule" executive producers Billy Ray and Shane Salerno are developing an as-yet untitled limited run series on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ray is slated to write and direct the seres, with Salerno serving as... Read More

Two Charged in Assault of Capitol Officer Who Died After Riot
Law Enforcement
Two Charged in Assault of Capitol Officer Who Died After Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer's death.George Tanios,... Read More

FBI Chief to Face Questions About Extremism, Capitol Riot
Law Enforcement
FBI Chief to Face Questions About Extremism, Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law... Read More

Rep. Himes Says ‘The Threat is Real’
Law Enforcement
Rep. Himes Says ‘The Threat is Real’
2021-02-26 15:04:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel wants to cut off funding for the kind of White supremacists who raided the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6. They described the attack as the first of many against government targets unless they act promptly... Read More

‘War’ Report from FBI Overlooked Before Capitol Riot
Congress
‘War’ Report from FBI Overlooked Before Capitol Riot
2021-02-24 14:35:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers repeated their conviction at a Senate hearing Tuesday that never again should insurrectionists be allowed to attack the U.S. Capitol like they did on Jan. 6 while acknowledging huge security lapses. They reviewed failures in intelligence reports,... Read More

Pelosi Says Capitol Protectors Will Receive Congressional Gold Medal
Congress
Pelosi Says Capitol Protectors Will Receive Congressional Gold Medal
2021-02-11 19:57:42
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she will soon bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on the Capitol Police and other law enforcement personnel who protected the Capitol when it was attacked by rioting Trump supporters on Jan.... Read More

Capitol Police Officer Who Died After Riot Lies in Honor
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Officer Who Died After Riot Lies in Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lay in honor in the building he died defending, allowing colleagues and the lawmakers he protected to pay their respects and to remember the violent attack on Congress that took... Read More

House Democrats Lay Out Case for Conviction; Trump Calls Charge 'Irrelevant'
Impeachment
House Democrats Lay Out Case for Conviction; Trump Calls Charge 'Irrelevant'
2021-02-02 22:17:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump endangered the life of every member of Congress on Jan. 6 when he "summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them to a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon" at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats... Read More

White House Tries to Show US as Democracy Beacon Post-Capitol Riot
Political News
White House Tries to Show US as Democracy Beacon Post-Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks in office, President Joe Biden is facing two critical tests of whether the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol has damaged America’s standing as a beacon for democracy. Protests in Russia and a military coup... Read More

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