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january 6

Bumble, FBI, Insurrection, january 6, Online Dating, Politics, US Capitol

A man in Texas told someone he matched with on Bumble that he attended the US Capitol riot where the FBI says he attacked police with a metal whip. They turned him in.

A man in Texas was charged this week with breaching the US Capitol. The criminal complaint says someone who matched with him on the Bumble dating app turned him in. He is at least the second accused rioter to be arrested due in part to online dating. LoadingSomething is loading. A man in Texas has been arrested after he boasted to a match on an...
Capitol attack, Donald Trump, january 6, Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Politics

Pelosi said it was’ridiculous’ for McCarthy to recommend Jim Banks and Jim Jordan for the January 6 committee:’There’s no way’

Pelosi defended her decision to block two Republicans from joining the January 6 committee. Pelosi said allowing Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to participate would be "ridiculous." Jordan and Banks are Trump loyalists who've repeatedly attacked the committee and its goals. LoadingSomething is loading. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended ...
capitol, committee, Congress, Democrats, Insurrection, january 6, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Republicans, riot

Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy’s January 6 rhetoric’disgraceful’ and says his lack of’commitment to the Constitution’ should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday blasted House Repu...
january 6, Nancy Pelosi, Politics

Pelosi rejects 2 of McCarthy’s GOP picks for January 6 committee over’unprecedented nature’ of Capitol attack

Pelosi announced she's rejecting two of McCarthy's picks for the January 6 committee. The House speaker said she will not accept his recommendations of Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan. LoadingSomething is loading. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced she's rejecting two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for the House select committee to inve...
Bennie Thompson, Capitol Siege, Donald Trump, january 6, Politics

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. ...
Congress, january 6, michael fanone, Police, Politics, US Capitol

US Capitol riot: Police officers to testify at first meeting of the January 6 select committee

The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27. The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission. It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican. See more stories on Insider's business page. Police officers who were attacked by a pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol will testify before Congress next week at the first meeting of a select committee created to investigate the attack.Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who chairs the panel, announced Monday that the officers...
Capitol attack, Insurrection, january 6, Politics

A Capitol riot defendant who threatened to hang Nancy Pelosi said she didn’t need an attorney because she was divinely immune from the court’s laws

An accused Capitol rioter said she doesn't need a lawyer because she is a "self-governed individual." Prosecutors say Pauline Bauer said she wanted to hang Nancy Pelosi while inside the Capitol on January 6. Now, Bauer is claiming to have special legal privileges. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Pennsylvania pizzeria owner arrested and charged in connection to the January 6 Capitol attack, demanded the removal of "any and all" defense attorneys on her behalf, arguing that she is a divine entity immune from the court's laws. Prosecutors say Pauline Bauer, was among the hundreds of pro-Trump protesters who broke into t...
Capitol Siege, Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump, january 6, John Cornyn, Politics, US Capitol Police

‘That makes no sense at all’: GOP senators dispute Trump’s characterizations of the January 6 rioters

On Sunday, former President Trump praised Capitol rioters as "peaceful" and "great people." Some GOP senators refuted Trump's description of the mob that breached the Capitol on January 6. "That makes no sense at all. I dispute his facts tremendously," Sen. Shelley Capito said Monday. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Capitol attack, capitol riot, Insurrection, january 6, Politics

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. ...
Capitol attack, capitol riot, Insurrection, january 6, Police Officers, Politics

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...