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Trump Trade Advisor Indicted for Contempt for Refusing to Testify About Capitol Riot
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Trump Trade Advisor Indicted for Contempt for Refusing to Testify About Capitol Riot
2022-06-03 20:10:56
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Former Trump administration trade advisor Peter Navarro was indicted Friday on charges of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. An investigation by a House committee revealed Navarro... Read More

Congress
Lawmakers Investigate More Evidence of Criminal Plot at Jan. 6 Insurrection
2022-04-15 19:18:01
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON – The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is increasingly looking at former President Donald Trump and his advisers for possible criminal violations. The latest leaks to media organizations add to evidence Trump might... Read More

Political News
Georgia Voters File Complaint in Bid to Toss Marjorie Taylor Greene From Ballot
2022-03-25 21:19:30
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — A group of voters has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office arguing that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is “constitutionally disqualified from congressional office" and must be blocked from seeking reelection due to her... Read More

Law Enforcement
DC Police Officer’s Suicide Declared Line-of-Duty Death
2022-03-11 22:22:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The widow of a Washington Metropolitan Police officer won her struggle this week to have her husband’s suicide after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol declared a line-of-duty death. Officer Jeffrey Smith died nine days after... Read More

Criminal Justice
Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrectionist Convicted After First Jury Trial Among Rioters
2022-03-08 22:23:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A Texas oil rig worker on Tuesday became the first criminal defendant from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol to be convicted by a jury. Guy Reffitt, 49, was convicted in U.S. District Court in... Read More

Criminal Justice
Jury Selection Begins for First Defendant’s Trial After Jan. 6 Riot
2022-02-28 23:05:51
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Jury selection got off to a rough start Monday in Washington, D.C., for the trial of accused Jan. 6, 2021, insurrectionist Guy Reffitt as attorneys ran into difficulties finding objective jurors. All the prospective jurors knew about the... Read More

Litigation
Trump Advisor Roger Stone Sues to Block Congressional Subpoena
2022-02-28 19:56:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Political consultant Roger Stone is suing a congressional committee that wants information about whether he encouraged the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol. Stone seeks a court order to block the House committee’s subpoena of his phone... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Reject Trump Appeal Over Jan. 6 Panel Doc Request
2022-02-22 18:31:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review former President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of some of his White House documents to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. The justices... Read More

Political News
Cawthorn Sues NC Election Board to Block Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Role
2022-02-01 21:04:02
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., sued the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Monday hoping to stop a challenge of his eligibility to run for reelection to Congress based on his alleged actions related to the Jan.... Read More

Congress
Jan. 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas to ‘Alternate Electors’ 
2022-01-28 22:06:03
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol issued subpoenas on Friday to 14 individuals who filed fake Electoral College certificates declaring former President Donald Trump the winner of their states.... Read More

Political News
GOP Leader McCarthy Says He Won't Cooperate With Jan 6 Panel
2022-01-13 17:04:19
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing a request by the House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection to submit to an interview and turn over records pertaining to the deadly riot. The House Select Committee to Investigate... Read More

Political News
Luria to Seek Reelection in Virginia’s Revised 2nd District
2022-01-06 22:39:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., a Navy veteran currently serving her second term in Congress said Thursday she’s going to battle for a third term, despite a redrawing of her district that is more favorable to a Republican candidate.... Read More

Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Share Post Jan. 6 Security Improvements
2022-01-06 21:49:55
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol Police detailed on Wednesday hundreds of tactical and operational improvements made since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a violent mob that attempted in vain to overturn the results of the presidential... Read More

Jan. 6
What They’re Saying About the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
2022-01-06 18:47:08
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke at the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning in observance of the first anniversary of the attack on the building by insurrectionists loyal to former President Donald Trump. Many more... Read More

Law Enforcement
Federal Officials Seek Assurances Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Won’t Be Repeated
2022-01-05 23:03:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Federal officials in Washington on Wednesday discussed security improvements since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol but made no effort to hide their lingering anger. The Justice Department announced last week that 725 suspects have been... Read More

Political News
Schumer Says Vote on Quashing Filibuster Could Come by Jan. 17
2022-01-03 19:12:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a letter to the Senate Democratic Caucus released Monday that if Republicans continue to block sweeping voting rights legislation currently stalled in the chamber, a vote on amending or doing away... Read More

Law Enforcement
Armed Capitol Hill Staffer Was in Longworth Building for Eight Minutes Before Arrest
2021-12-10 17:14:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Jeffrey Allsbrooks, the Capitol Hill staffer arrested Thursday after carrying a loaded Glock 19 9mm handgun into the Longworth House Office Building, walked the halls of the building for eight minutes before he was stopped by officers, the... Read More

Litigation
Contempt Case to Continue as Mark Meadows Sues Jan. 6 Panel
2021-12-09 16:06:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol Wednesday after its chairman vowed to pursue contempt charges against the former Trump advisor. The long running conflict... Read More

Congress
Select Committee on Jan. 6 Threatens Meadows With Contempt
2021-12-07 22:16:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol says it will launch criminal charges on former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows if he refuses to cooperate with the probe. Meadows, who has been... Read More

Congress
Jan. 6 Committee Tags Miller, McEnany in New Round of Subpoenas
2021-11-09 21:58:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — For the second day in a row, the Select House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has subpoenaed another group of associates of former President Donald Trump. This time the subpoenas target some of Trump’s... Read More

Political News
Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas Six Trump Insiders
2021-11-08 22:47:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed six close associates of former President Donald Trump on Monday, a sign the inquiry is ramping up to a new level. In a... Read More

Litigation
Trump Files Lawsuit to Block Release of Jan. 6 Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection to the congressional committee investigating the attack, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden.  In a federal lawsuit,... Read More

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

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill that honors the Capitol Police, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement agencies with Congressional Gold Medals for protecting lawmakers from the pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the... Read More

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

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