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Jan. 6 congressional panel subpoenas bogus pro-Trump electors from Arizona, 6 other states

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed on Friday 14 people from seven states who participated as fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. ... Read more»

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Capitol police embraced reforms but chief says staffing shortage poses hurdle

One day ahead of the Jan. 6 anniversary, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger detailed in testimony before the Senate how his department has worked to prevent the communication pitfalls and internal deficiencies that failed to stop last year's violent attack. ... Read more»

'Q-Shaman' gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man dubbed the “QAnon Shaman” for his support of QAnon conspiracy theories, who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol - switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his 41-month sentence. ... Read more»

Capitol rioters face trial delays caused by court backlog, mass of evidence

A federal judge acknowledged on Tuesday that there could be constitutional problems with the length of time that Capitol rioters have to wait for their trial, as the mass of discovery from the Jan. 6 insurrection is enormous and growing by the day. ... Read more»

Support for prosecuting Capitol rioters wavering among Republicans

Since March of this year, Republican support for investigating the individuals who committed the attack on the Capitol has decreased and they're now concerned the rioters' punishments are too harsh, according to a recently released survey.... Read more»

Arizona 'Justice for J6' rally draws small crowd of extremists, GOP officials

Only a few dozen people, many of them members of a violent extremist organization, showed up at the Arizona Capitol on Saturday for a rally claiming that Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 did nothing wrong and were being held as “political prisoners.” ... Read more»

Jan. 6 select committee subpoenas Trump chief of staff and other top aides

The U.S. House of Representatives select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 issued subpoenas on Thursday to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and three other allies of former President Donald Trump.... Read more»

AZ GOP lawmakers to appear alongside white nationalists, Nazi apologists, at rally to support insurrectionists

A rally planned for Saturday at the Arizona Capitol that aims to support “political prisoners” of the January 6 insurrection will feature speakers who are white nationalists, have endorsed Nazi ideology and are facing charges for storming the U.S. Capitol alongside GOP legislators. ... Read more»

Fencing goes up around Capitol again as police brace for Jan. 6 rally repeat

Fences, cameras and barricades went up around the Capitol early Thursday, as federal and local police braced for possible violence at a Saturday rally defending those who were arrested in the Jan. 6 insurrection. ... Read more»

'QAnon shaman' pleads guilty to felony charge for role in Capitol riot

Jacob Anthony Chansley, a 33-year-old Arizona man who has called himself the “QAnon shaman,” pleaded guilty on Friday to felony obstruction of a congressional proceeding for his involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. ... Read more»

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Capitol Police add field offices to investigate threats against members of Congress

In the wake the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police announced it is adding field offices in Tampa and San Francisco to investigate threats against members of Congress - both cities located in states from where the agency is receiving a big bulk of the threats.... Read more»

Congress kicks off select committee probe of Jan. 6 insurrection

The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol heard testimony on the opening day of hearings from four police officers who told lawmakers under oath that, despite years of police training, they could have never prepared for what they saw.... Read more»

Six months later, search for Capitol rioters continues

On the six-month anniversary of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, hundreds of rioters who attempted to stop lawmakers from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory still need to be found - and officials are ramping up security measures. ... Read more»

New details suggest senior Trump aides knew Jan. 6 rally could get chaotic

Text messages and interviews show that Stop the Steal leaders fooled the Capitol police and welcomed racists to increase their crowd sizes at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, while White House officials worked to both contain and appease them. ... Read more»

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Video doesn’t prove Capitol Police allowed Jan. 6 protesters to enter Capitol

More than 400 people have been charged in relation to the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, and there is ample evidence that many protesters defied and assaulted Capitol Police officers that day, yet viral social media posts are falsely claiming a video clip proves that “Capitol Police gave protesters OK” to enter the building. ... Read more»

In exclusive jailhouse letter, Capitol riot defendant explains motives, remains boastful

The material obtained by ProPublica sheds light on the radicalization of a Jan. 6 defendant whom prosecutors have characterized as a “serious danger ... not only to his family and Congress, but to the entire system of justice.” ... Read more»

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