The insurrection at the U.S Capitol Building by Trump supporters on January 6 will live on as one of the bleakest moments in American history.
One hundred days after the riot, prosecutors had their first guilty plea. We track the status of these investigations as our country searches for justice and healing for al
June 17 - A previously unpublished video of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 captures an alleged rioter wielding a flagpole brawling with a police officer as violence unfolded outside the building. The Justice Department identified the man as Thomas Webster, 54, a Marine veteran and retired New York Police Department officer.
June 2 - Federal prosecutors have broadened their January 6 conspiracy case against Oath Keepers, charging four additional members of the far-right militia group on Sunday in a plot allegedly involving at least 16 people to disrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
June 2 - A Florida man who stormed the U.S. Capitol and stood on the Senate floor during the Jan. 6 insurrection has become the second person to plead guilty in the federal investigation into the deadly riot.
May 27 - The self-proclaimed leader of the "Maga Caravan," which led dozens of vehicles to Washington, DC, to a rally held by former President Donald Trump, was charged with allegedly being one of the first insurrectionists to assault law enforcement at the US Capitol, the Justice Department announced.
May 14 - Two key House members, Reps. Bennie Thompson and John Katko, announced a deal on an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
May 14 - A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are propagating a false portrayal of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, arguing that the rioters who used flagpoles as weapons, brutally beat police officers and chanted that they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence were acting peacefully in their violent bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election.
May 11 - At least a dozen of the 400 people charged so far in the Jan. 6 insurrection have made dubious claims about their encounters with officers at the Capitol. The most frequent argument is that they can’t be guilty of anything, because police stood by and welcomed them inside, even though the mob pushed past police barriers, sprayed chemical irritants and smashed windows as chaos enveloped the government complex.
May 11 - Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will defend their actions and how their departments tried to protect the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to prepared testimony obtained by POLITICO ahead of a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
May 10 - Dale “D.J.” Shalvey has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on several charges in his alleged role during the Capitol riot on January 6. Dale “DJ” Shalvey is now being accused of allegedly assaulting an officer during the attack. Court documents did not reveal the name of the officer assaulted. During the incident, officials say Shalvey also allegedly took a letter meant for former Vice President Mike Pence.
May 10 - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ignored warnings from fellow Republican lawmakers that the events of Jan. 6 were likely to turn violent, according to Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger. "A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. I told Kevin that his words and our party’s actions would lead to violence on January 6th. Kevin dismissively responded with, 'ok Adam, operator next question.' And we got violence," Kinzinger wrote on Twitter.
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