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1/6 Committee Will Ask Telecommunications Companies to Preserve Phone Records of Lawmakers Who Participated in “Stop the Steal” Rally

The House Select Committee investigating the events that led to the Capitol riot of January 6 will ask telecommunications companies to preserve the phone records of lawmakers who participated in the “Stop the Steal” rally ahead of the insurrection. Phone records include those of several Republican lawmakers and former President Donald Trump, as well as…

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McCarthy Threatens to Strip GOP Members of Committee Assignments If They Accept Offer to Serve on 1/6 Commission

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has threatened to strip Republicans of their committee assignments if they accept an offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the commission, recently approved by a House vote, to investigate the insurrection of January 6. The House voted largely on party lines to create the commission,…

Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Defends Insurrectionists While Refusing to Back January 6 Commission

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has announced she will not support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6. In a speech on the House floor, Greene defended the insurrectionists who stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the results of an election countless agencies have stressed was both free…

David Cicilline
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Democrat Drums Up Support for Resolution to Censure Three Republicans for Downplaying Capitol Riot

Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.) wrote a letter to his fellow lawmakers arguing that a resolution will be forthcoming to censure three House Republicans for the role they played in downplaying the severity of the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol. The resolution would censure Republican Representatives Andrew Clyde (Ga.), Jody Hice (Ga.), and Paul Gosar (Ariz.) for…

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House Reaches Deal to Form January 6 Commission

The House of Representatives has reached a deal to form an independent commission to investigate the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol. The House is expected to vote on the bill to establish the commission by early next week. The commission “would include a 10-member panel, with half appointed by Democratic congressional leaders,…

Michael Fanone
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D.C. Police Officer Slams Trump and Politicians Who “Whitewash” and “Downplay” Seriousness of Capitol Riot

In an interview with CNN‘s Don Lemon, D.C. Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was beaten with a flagpole by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters when they stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, slammed former President Donald Trump and politicians who “whitewash” and…

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Kevin McCarthy Slammed for Defending Trump’s Response to Capitol Riot

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is facing harsh criticism for his about-face regarding former President Donald Trump’s response to the Capitol riot, which took place after a mob of his supporters, spurred by his falsehoods about election fraud, stormed the United States Capitol in a failed bid to overturn the results of the 2020 general…

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Authorities Jail Man Who Participated in Capitol Riot and Tried to Flee to Switzerland

United States authorities have jailed a man who was caught on video beating police officers who attempted to help those who were injured during the Capitol riot, saying that his recent attempt to flee to Switzerland makes him a flight risk. Jeffrey Sabol, a geophysicist who was indicted alongside four others who allegedly participated in…

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Mother of Officer Injured in Capitol Attack Says She’s Outraged By Trump’s Lies

Speaking to CNN, Terry Fanone, the mother of Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with a flagpole by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters when they stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, says she is outraged by Trump’s claim that his supporters were “hugging and kissing” officers during the attack. “What…

Trump has an unhinged meltdown in Texas
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Trying To Keep Himself Out Of Prison, Trump Falsely Claims His Terrorists Posed “Zero Threat” During Capitol Attack

Former President Donald Trump appeared on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” last night to criticize President Joe Biden for what he claims is his bias against Fox News after Biden did not take questions from Fox News despite taking questions from all the major networks during his first major press conference this week. “It’s very…

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Attempting to Withhold Messages He Sent or Received During Capitol Insurrection

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is attempting to withhold all messages he sent or received during the Capitol riot on January 6. The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to review government records; several Texas news outlets have requested copies of his internal communications only to be rebuffed. Paxton’s refusal to cooperate…

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