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Police officer who was beaten during the Capitol insurrection breaks down in tears during House hearing

US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who was beaten with a flagpole and hit with chemical spray during hand-t0-hand combat during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, broke down in tears during a House hearing about the riot on Tuesday. The officer cried as video of the deadly insurrection played at the beginning of the House hearing investigating the mob attack.Gonell later testified that he heard "specific threats" against the lives of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Vice President Mike Pence."My fellow officers and I were punched, kicked, shoved, sprayed with chemical irritants, and even blinded with eye-damaging lasers," he said.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. ...
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The’QAnon Shaman’ is in plea negotiations after being diagnosed with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, report says

Capitol riot suspect known as "QAnon Shaman" is in plea negotiations, his lawyer told Reuters. The negotiations come after Jacob Chansley was diagnosed with several mental illnesses while in prison. Chansley, pictured in horns and fur on January 6, was one of the most visible people at the riot. LoadingSomething is loading. The Capitol riot sus...
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Trump lashed out at the Open Championship for not using his Scottish golf club as a venue, saying its because he’s’too controversial’

Donald Trump hit out at the Open Championship for not using his Scottish golf club as a venue. Trump in a statement said it's because they consider him to be "too controversial." Some Trump businesses have faced blowback in the wake of his presidency. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol told book author the rioters weren’t there to’steal things’ or’do damage’:’We were just there to overthrow the government’

A Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol said the rioters "were just there to overthrow the government." Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender detailed her remarks in his new book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election." "We weren't there to steal things," she said. "We weren't there to do damage." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Trump supporter said rioters were "just there to overthrow the government," a new book by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender says.Saundra Kiczenski, a 56-year-old from Michigan, told Bender she was "confident" that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, according t...
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The Capitol riot suspect pictured dangling from the Senate gallery has pleaded guilty and is ready to flip on others

A man pictured dangling from the Senate gallery has pleaded guilty in the Capitol riot, per reports. Josiah Colt admitted to obstruction and will cooperate with feds against other accused rioters. He was also pictured sitting in what he thought was Nancy Pelosi's chair, court documents say. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who was pictured dangling from the Senate gallery during the Capitol riot has pleaded guilty, and is willing to cooperate against other accused rioters, according to The Washington Post.Josiah Colt, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, was facing up to five years in jail, but hopes to r...
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Liz Cheney smacked GOP Rep. Jim Jordan’s hand away when he tried to escort her during the Capitol riot, telling him’You f—ing did this,’ book says

Rep. Liz Cheney was mad at Rep. Jim Jordan during the January 6 Capitol riot, a new book says. It said he offered help but she slapped his hand and said: "Get away from me. You f---ing did this." Cheney was ousted from her high-ranking House GOP post over her criticism of Trump's election-fraud lies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney rejected help from GOP Rep. Jim Jordan during the Capitol riot, saying he was to blame for the event, a new book said.The book, "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" by the Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, said that Cheney s...
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Under pressure after the Capitol riot, self-styled militias are regrouping around anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

Far-right militias are regrouping around anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, experts told Insider. It appears designed to replenish the ranks after the Capitol riot threw the movement into disarray. Insider flagged a prominent militia group selling anti-vaxx t-shirts, which Facebook removed. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A Texas family of 5 was charged in breaching the Capitol after one member posted on social media:’Holy s— we were inside the f—ing capital’

A family of five from Texas was charged in connection with the January 6 riot. The Munn family was placed at the Capitol using CCTV footage inside the building and their social media posts and conversations, according to court documents. According to court documents, one of them wrote on Facebook: "Holy s--- we were inside the f---ing capital!" See more stories on Insider's business page. A family of five from Texas was charged in connection with the January 6 riot after prosecutors used CCTV footage and found social media placing them at the Capitol, including one post that said, "Holy s--- we were inside the f--- ing capital [sic...
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A lawyer for a Capitol riot attendee who agreed to take a plea deal argued that a lenient sentence for his client would’heal the nation’

A Capitol riot attendee who pleaded guilty to obstruction is asking the court for no prison time. A defense attorney for Paul Hodgkins filed a wide-ranging sentencing memo on Thursday. The lawyer argues Hodgkins should receive leniency because he came forward to "accept judgement." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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DOJ unveils massive indictment accusing 5 Floridians of attacking 7 police officers during Capitol riot

Five Floridians were arrested and charged last week in connection to the Capitol attack in one of the largest indictments stemming from the insurrection to date.Prosecutors say the defendants, all from the Tampa Bay area, attacked and assaulted a line of police officers several times while outside the Capitol on January 6. Court documents say the defendants used riot shields and flagpoles to hit officers in the head and neck and later punched, kicked, and elbowed officers.The Justice Department unveiled the indictment on Thursday.Jonathan Pollock, 21 Olivia Pollock, 30, Joshua Doolin, 22, Joseph Hutchinson III, 25, and Michael Perkins, 37, were arrested and charged last week. In court on Thursday, Doolin, Hutchinson, and Oliv...