Keep up to date on news about the January 6th Capitol Riot. These links are updated frequently as the story unfolds.
Scenes from January 6th, 2021, the day a violent mob of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building in an attempt to keep Trump in power.
January 6th, 2021: A day That Will Live in Infamy!
Roger Stone in contact with Proud Boys in days before Capitol Riot
Rep Swalwell sues Trump, Don Jr, Giuliani and Rep Brooks over attack on Capitol
“The horrific events of January 6 were a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants’ unlawful actions,” the complaint states. “As such, the Defendants are responsible for the injury and destruction that followed.”
Trump appointed State Department employee with TOP SECRET clearance charged with attack on police during Capitol riot
The connection between the Qcult and March 4th
QShaman still complaining that Trump did not pardon him
Domestic terrorist that broke into Nancy Pelosi’s office screams at Judge that it is unfair for him to be locked up
Nance calls for additional security funding to protect Capitol from violent domestic terrorists
“Between COVID — where we need to have vaccinations more broadly in the Capitol so that many more people can come here and do their jobs — [and] the threat of all the president’s men out there, we have to ensure with our security that we are safe enough to do our job, but not impeding [that work],” Pelosi told reporters at a press briefing.
Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot: General
Federal investigators examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters
Justice Department officials have assigned more than two dozen prosecutors, including some from outside Washington, to delve into more complex questions, including possible funding of insurrectionists and whether political figures, including lawmakers and staff, aided the attack, the US official said.
House cancels session due to domestic terror threat to Capitol
Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol
Online chatter identified by authorities included discussions among members of the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group, concerning possible plots against the Capitol on Thursday, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Twitter banned more than 70,000 accounts after the riots, while Facebook and Instagram removed posts mentioning “stop the steal,” a pro-Trump rallying cry used to mobilize his supporters in January. And the conservative social media platform Parler, which many of Trump’s supporters joined to promote false election fraud conspiracy theories and encourage friends to “storm” the Capitol on Jan. 6, was booted off the internet following the siege.
FBI Director Wray knocks down conspiracy theory that January 6 rioters were ‘fake Trump protesters’
“I’ll look just like ANTIFA. I’ll get away with anything.”
Proud Boys nominated man to hold ‘war powers’ and lead January 6 attack, Justice Department says
WHAT INTELLIGENCE DID POLICE HAVE BEFORE THE JAN. 6 ATTACK?
A Kansas federal judge has brushed off a defense from a Proud Boys member suspected of participating in the Capitol riot that he was just doing what President Donald Trump instructed.
Capitol rioters spewed extremist rhetoric
“I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.
Security to remain high due to State of the Union threat
Capitol Riot caused damage to presidential statues, paintings, and other artifacts
Capitol Fencing to cost at least $19 million
Capitol Police Chief warns that militants want to ‘blow up’ Capitol during State of the Union address
“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on January 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the State of the Union, which we know that date has not been identified,” she told House lawmakers during Thursday’s hearing on security failures related to January 6.
USCP Captain describes how she received chemical burns, and how many police were struck with blunt objects and beaten to the ground
“We could have had 10-times the amount of people working with us, and I still believe the battle would have been just as devastating,” she said, a testament to just how overwhelmed officers were as it took hours for the National Guard and supplemental police forces to arrive.
Security Officials Blame Bad Intelligence
Takeaways from the Capitol attack Senate hearing
Ron Johnson claims that “fake Trump supporters” stormed the Capitol
Senators grill law enforcement over Capitol riot
Capitol Riot ‘Oath Keeper’ Seeks Release From Custody, Claiming Trump Led Insurrection
Capitol riot mob arrests
FBI sends first bath of documents to House investigators
6 more Oath Keepers charged
Insurrectionists spoke openly over social media to plan the attack on the Capitol
6 Capitol Police Officers suspended over their conduct during the Capitol Riot
29 Capitol Police Officers under investigation for their actions during Capitol Riot
Biden asserts that there is no dispute that Trump is to blame for the Capitol Riot
Republican Senators explain their ‘not guilty’ vote
Trump’s big list of legal problems
Pelosi announces 9/11 style investigation of the Capitol attack
Trump thanks the senators who acquitted him
McConnell slams Trump for “disgraceful dereliction of duty”
Chaos on the Senate floor
MIKE LEE HANDS OVER PHONE RECORDS
The vote was 43 not guilty to 57 guilty, short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict.
7 GOP Senators vote GUILTY
McConnell announces that he will vote ‘not guilty’
5 Republicans voted to hear witnesses
Trump refused to call off rioters
“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.
A furious McCarthy told the President the rioters were breaking into his office through the windows, and asked Trump, “Who the f–k do you think you are talking to?” according to a Republican lawmaker familiar with the call.
Key Takeaways from Trump’s Defense
FACT CHECKING TRUMP’S DEFENSE
Trump Defense Rests: the view from Al-Jazeera
Nikki Haley finally turns on Trump
Trump Mob has started scrubbing their social media presence
Convict Trump or it will happen again
Oath keepers claim they waited for Trump’s direction to attack Capitol
Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee meet with Trump defense team
At least 15 GOP Senators didn’t bother to show up for Day 3
Key takeaways from Day 3
House impeachment managers conclude case against Trump
The main players
Trump reported to be angry that Castor referred to him as ‘former president’ and conceded that Trump had lost the election
House impeachment managers argue that Trump spent months whipping his supporters into a state of anger
“His false claims about election fraud, that was the drumbeat being used to inspire, instigate and ignite them, to anger them. The President had spent months telling his supporters that the election had been stolen, and he used this speech to incite them further to inflame them to stop the steal, to stop the certification of the election results.”Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado
Impeachment managers show compelling video evidence of the Capitol Riot
Georgia prosecutors open criminal investigation into Trump’s attempts to influence election results
Trump “furious” at his lawyers
Trump’s Lawyer admits that Trump lost the election
Trump says he will NOT testify at his impeachment trial
House impeachment managers ask Trump to Testify
Key takeaways from the impeachment trial legal filings
Smartmatic files $2.7 billion suit against FOX News and individual FOX personalities
FOX backs down and debunks Trump’s election fraud claims
The lawsuit, filed in New York state court, accused Fox, Giuliani, Powell and hosts Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro of intentionally lying about Smartmatic in an effort to mislead the public into the false belief that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.
Capitol Rioter requests to travel to Mexico on Vacation
FBI raids homes of 2 men that sponsored pro-Trump rally on eve of insurrection
“We will not return to our peaceful way of life until this election is made right.” “We are at war in this country,” Hostetter said. “We are at war tomorrow.” “Our voices tomorrow are going to put the fear of God in the cowards and the traitors, the (Republicans in name only), the communists of the Democrat Party, they need to know we as a people, a hundred million strong, are coming for them If they do the wrong thing.” “I will see you all tomorrow at the frontlines,” Hostetter said as he ended the speech. “We are taking our country back.”
Murdered Police Officer Brian Sicknick lies in Honor
Two Proud Boys members face federal conspiracy charges
Read the impeachment trial brief
Is a post-presidency impeachment trial constitutional?
New Trump lawyers plan to argue that impeachment trial is unconstitutional
Trump switches up legal team DAYS before start of impeachment trial
Trump must file formal response to impeachment by Tuesday
Dozens of former Bush officials leave ‘Trump Cult’ Republican Party
“We have QAnon members of Congress. It’s appalling,”
Is Marjorie Taylor Greene REALLY the person that Republicans want to represent them?
A line in the sand moment for the Republican Party
Marjorie Taylor Green gets sidelined
MTG is a nutty conspiracy theorist
House Republicans say nothing in response to MTG’s violent rhetoric against Dems
Marjorie Taylor Greene claims that ‘Jewish Space Laser’ caused California wildfires
They didn’t even vote!
CNN’s Drew Griffin reports on a number of people who participated in the insurrection at the US Capitol to overturn the results of the 2020 election but didn’t vote in the election.
Fired FOX News editor says “Trump’s hype-men in the media” is who caused people to doubt election results
The 4 ways Trump’s impeachment trial could end
Only 3 Republicans were present when Democrats delivered Article of Impeachment to the Senate
…17 Republicans must vote to convict.
…Biden does not believe there will be enough votes to convict.
150 people charged in Capitol riot
…the largest domestic terrorism investigation since September 11, 2001.
…well over 200,000 tips.
…hundreds of more riot participants to be arrested in the future.
…still no charges related to Officer Sicknick’s death.
Capitol Police Chief apologizes for security failures during assault on Capitol
In an extraordinary admission, Chief Pittman, who was not the acting chief at the time of the siege, told members of the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding for the agency, that the Capitol Police “failed to meet its own high standards as well as yours.” She added, “I am here to offer my sincerest apologies on behalf of the department.” Chief Pittman’s predecessor, Steven Sund, resigned after the riot.New York Times
Commander of DC National Guard claims the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of Capitol riot
That meant he couldn’t immediately roll out troops when he received a panicked phone call from the Capitol Police chief warning that rioters were about to enter the U.S. Capitol.
“All military commanders normally have immediate response authority to protect property, life, and in my case, federal functions — federal property and life,” Walker said in an interview. “But in this instance I did not have that authority.”WAPO
Did DOJ try to overturn election results?
The Justice Department watchdog investigation follows a report in The New York Times that a former assistant attorney general, Jeffrey Clark, had been discussing a plan with then-president Donald Trump to oust the acting attorney general and try to challenge the results of the 2020 race by falsely saying there had been widespread election fraud.
He asked us to do it!
“I feel like I was basically following my president. I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there,” Jenna Ryan
Chansley called the FBI the day after the insurrection and told agents he travelled “at the request of the president that all `patriots’ come to D.C. on January 6, 2021,”Jacob Chansley
Lawmakers receive threats ahead of impeachment trial
Growing number of GOP Senators oppose impeachment trial
Trump plots revenge on Republicans
Spike Lee: “The whole world is laughing at the United States, the so-called cradle of democracy,”
Senator Cornyn threatens to impeach former Democratic Presidents when Republicans retake the Senate
Romney agrees that impeachment trial after the POTUS leaves office is constitutional
Trump asked DOJ to get SCOTUS to overturn election
“He wanted us, the United States, to sue one or more of the states directly in the Supreme Court,” a former administration official told the Journal. “The pressure got really intense” after a lawsuit Texas filed in the Supreme Court against four states Biden won was dismissed in early December, the official told the Journal.
Zip-tie guy has to stay in jail despite attempts to release him pending trial
12 Army National Guard members removed from inauguration duty
Mitch agrees that Trump incited the Capitol Riot
MAGA terrorists are fundraising their activities and legal defense on Christian fundraising site
Pompeo licks Trumps boots: hopes to inherit MAGA base
“Pompeo has suggested that the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 will not damage his reputation, or the president’s, despite embarrassment and dismay inside the State Department about Pompeo’s response to the attack.”
Covering Trump is like “drinking from a firehose filled with mercury”
Giuliani says he can’t defend Trump at impeachment trial. Claims that he is a witness.
Capitol terrorists request pardons from Trump
Capitol Rioter claims she was just following Trump’s orders
“President Trump requested that we be in DC on 6 January,” she said. “So this was our way of going and stopping the steal.”
James Comey: “the Capitol Riot was our Chernobyl”
Josh Hawley finds new publisher
‘Stop the Steal’ groups still using Facebook
Journalists to wear gas masks and body armor to report on inauguration
Dumbass insurrectionists could lose their right to bear arms
Trump supporters overran security at Washington Monument
Lindsey Graham continues to lick Trump’s boots, but warns that pardons for Capitol rioters is a bad idea
22 retired military and police identified as Capitol Rioters
Watch video of alleged MAGA cop: Was it all a ploy to save lives?
Records show that Trump Campaign was behind the January 6th Rally that ignited riot
FBI got tip that woman stole Pelosi’s laptop and then hoped to sell it to Russia
Defense Officials warn of inside attack on Inauguration Day
Trump asks Bannon for help to overturn the election
Federal prosecutors say that rioters had planned to capture and execute officials
Some Christians claim that impeachment won’t stop Trump prophesies from coming true
Dozens of Capitol rioters were already on FBI watch lists
How Trump incited violence
Republicans who voted to impeach now face threats of violence
170 arrests so far!
MAGA terrorists shouted : “Kill him with his own gun”
“I just remember yelling out that I have kids. And it seemed to work,” said the 40-year-old father of four.
Trump first President in history to be impeached twice!
Visual guide to Capitol riots
MAGA Terrorists on “a conveyor-belt of radicalization”
MAGA TERRORISTS PLANNING ADDITIONAL ATTACKS?
“GIVE ME A BREAK” says Dana Bash about Trump’s condemnation of violence video
YouTube suspends Trump’s channel
70 arrests: so far!
Trump, his cronies, and Trump supporters planned the insurrection in plain sight
Trump terrorists using Telegram App to call for violence
Right wingers find other social media platforms to share their information
Republicans are finally turning on Trump
3 DEM House members test positive for Covid-19
Joint Chiefs condemn sedition and resurrection and assert Biden as President
House Resolves to IMPEACH!
2 Capitol police suspended for participating in riot
FBI expects pro-Trump armed protests in all 50 states
“Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January,” the bulletin said, according to one official.
Rudy to be investigated and possibly ejected from the new York State Bar Association
Disgruntled employee makes changes to State Dept website
Officer Sicknick was hit by MAGA thugs with a fire extinguisher
DEMS give Pence ultimatum: use 25th Amendment or Trump faces impeachment
Former friend claims Melania fails to Be Best
MAGA terrorist brought zip ties and his MOM to storm the Capitol
MAGA Terrorists claim Ashli Babbet as their “first Martyr” in the “Second Civil War”.
Should LIARS for Trump be held accountable?
Everyone on the internet knew something was going down on January 6th.
Trumps continues on like nothing has happened
Trump breaks another record: HISTORIC 56% of Americans think he should be removed from office
Capitol rioters urinated and smeared feces in hallways and offices