Monday, July 26

Capitol Siege

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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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Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the January 6 select committee

Pelosi has tapped Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the select committee that will investigate the January 6 Capitol attack. "When duty calls, I will always answer," the congressman said in accepting the appointment. Pelosi hopes to add additional Republicans to the committee in the coming days. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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House Freedom Caucus pushes McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi as speaker

The House Freedom Caucus called on Kevin McCarthy to force a vote to oust Nancy Pelosi as speaker. Pelosi has rejected Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan being a part of a Jan. 6 select committee. Conservatives are upset by what they describe as Pelosi's "authoritarian reign" of the House. LoadingSomething is loading. The House Freedom Caucus on Fr...
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Pelosi scoffed at House GOP leader McCarthy floating GOP-only investigation into Jan. 6:’Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that’

Nancy Pelosi rejected two GOP picks for the January 6 commission — Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks. Kevin McCarthy rebuked her veto, floating the possibility of creating a GOP-only investigation. Pelosi responded: "Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that." LoadingSomething is loading. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at H...
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Congressional investigators on the January 6 committee will probe Trump and could subpoena former officials: report

The January 6 select committee will vigorously probe Trump, Rep. Bennie Thompson said. Thompson, the committee's chair, told the Guardian that "nothing is off limits" for the panel. The committee will investigate Trump's call with McCarthy on the day of the Capitol riot and could issue subpoenas to former Trump officials. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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‘This is really f—ed up down here’: GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, he called General Mark Milley and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators by bus, an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig an...
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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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John Bolton says Trump isn’t’capable’ of staging a coup because’that requires advance thinking, planning, strategizing’

John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, dunked on his ex-boss on Friday. Bolton said Trump isn't "capable" of staging an actual coup. This comes after Trump said "if I was going to do a coup," it wouldn't be with Gen. Mark Milley. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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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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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...