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Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep Capitol rioters locked up

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The apparent calculus prosecutors are using to determine whether they ask for jail time came to a head twice in court Tuesday, as they argued for the detention of a member of the pro-Trump extremist group the Proud Boys......

Justice Dept. Is Said to Be Examining Stone’s Possible Ties to Capitol Rioters

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is examining communications between right-wing extremists who breached the Capitol and Roger J. Stone Jr., a close associate of former President Donald J. Trump, to determine whether Mr. Stone played any role in the extremists’ plans to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s electoral victory,......

North Carolina GOP chair: Fault lies with rioters, not Trump

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Max Greenwood The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party on Tuesday refused to place blame for the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol on former President TrumpDonald TrumpMichigan Democrat Dingell on violent rhetoric: ‘I’ve had men in......

Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Former President TrumpDonald TrumpNRCC finance chair: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized Blinken, UN head share first call after US rejoins Climate Accords, WHO GOP senators met with Trump’s impeachment team to talk......

New details about Trump-McCarthy shouting match show Trump refused to call off the rioters

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers who were briefed on the call afterward by McCarthy. McCarthy insisted that the rioters were Trump’s supporters and begged......

Tuberville says he informed Trump of Pence’s evacuation before rioters reached Senate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It’s long been unclear precisely when Trump learned of the danger that Congress and his vice president faced — though it was broadcast all over live television — but Tuberville’s claim would mark a specific moment Trump was notified that......

New video shows Romney running to safety as rioters breach security

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Easley House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a chilling new video at former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be ‘very well prepared’ after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum......

Law enforcement records reveal in-depth look at how deadly U.S. Capitol seige unfolded

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins, law enforcement records obtained by CBS News reveal new details on the January attack on the U.S. Capitol. As Catherine Herridge reports, the documents show the unconventional weapons......

Trump Impeachment Begins, Investigating The Capitol Rioters, Coronavirus In Mexico : Up First

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NPR Did former President Donald Trump incite the riot at the Capitol on January 6? That’s the case House impeachment managers will attempt to prove as the second impeachment trial of the former president begins today. Also, we take a look at what many of those who have been arrested......

House Democrats to accuse Trump of intentionally inciting rioters

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The House’s pretrial impeachment brief on Tuesday will lay the legal groundwork for a case in which the managers plan to illustrate the horrors of the January 6 attack on the Capitol in visceral detail and to tie the......

Leftist activist who egged on rioters inside Capitol accused of violating terms of release

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A self-styled leftist activist and agent provocateur from Utah facing federal charges connected to the storming of the U.S. Capitol is accused of violating the terms of his release from jail while awaiting trial. A probation officer said John......

Virginia Senate votes to censure GOP gubernatorial candidate who defended Capitol rioters

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zack Budryk Virginia’s state Senate voted 24-9 Wednesday to censure Sen. Amanda Chase (R), a gubernatorial candidate, over actions including her attendance at a Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally in Washington and her praise for the rioters who struck the......

Rioters Followed a Long Conspiratorial Road to the Capitol

New York Times
“We were aware of Brendan Hunt back in 2013 when he was attacking Sandy Hook families,” said Lenny Pozner, whose son was killed at the school, and who founded the HONR Network, an organization of volunteers who seek the removal of harmful online content. “I’m not surprised that he became......

Capitol riot dilemma: Which rioters should stay behind bars before trial?

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here At least three other alleged rioters whom judges said should be released still remain in custody, and will be brought to Washington, DC, according to court records. The surprise recent decisions from the judges in Iowa, Arkansas, New Jersey......

Eugene Goodman, Capitol officer who led rioters away from the Senate chamber, escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman, who risked his life to protect members of Congress when a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the building on January 6, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration. Goodman also got a......

Republican Senator Roy Blunt says actions of Capitol rioters were

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will come exactly two weeks after an angry pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. But will it be safe on Wednesday? “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell spoke exclusively with......

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