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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Capitol Hill Siege


California man charged with raiding Capitol, posing as press

July 11, 2021 9:39 am

Purse was photographed inside the Capitol wearing a tactical vest and black helmet marked with the word “press”. However, there is no evidence that he has legitimate press credentials or is affiliated with any news organisation.

House votes to create Democratic-led committee probe of US Capitol attack

July 01, 2021 10:16 am

Republican leaders have not said whether the party will participate, but recommended voting against creation of the committee, saying it was likely to pursue a partisan agenda.

House will form new committee to investigate Jan 6 attack

June 23, 2021 12:06 pm

The new committee comes after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the attack by former President Donald Trump's supporters.

FBI director suggests 'serious charges' coming in probe of Capitol attack

June 11, 2021 11:34 am

FBI director Chris testified that the FBI considered the attack an act of "domestic terrorism."

In victory for Trump, Republicans block probe of US Capitol riot

May 29, 2021 8:35 am

It was the first time this year that Republicans used the 60-vote hurdle, known as a filibuster, to defeat legislation.

The mob made me do it: US Capitol rioters claim Jan 6 crowd at fault

May 23, 2021 7:07 pm

For some Capitol riot defendants blaming the mob is part of an attempt to restore reputations or as a bid for leniency during sentencing.

35 Republicans buck Trump, back study of Jan 6 Capitol riot

May 20, 2021 8:50 am

The 35 defectors represented a relatively modest but significant slice of House Republicans, of whom 175 opposed the legislation.

US Capitol attack commission advances in Congress, but Republicans resist

May 19, 2021 8:45 am

Trump's actions likely would be closely scrutinized in any commission investigation. Trump, in a statement, urged Republicans not to approve the commission, calling it "just more partisan unfairness."

Explained: When will Donald Trump be able to use Facebook, Instagram again?

April 18, 2021 9:21 am

Donald Trump was indefinitely banned from the social media sites in January in the wake of the Capitol Hill violence.

Capitol rioters face the consequences of their ‘selfie sabotage’

April 07, 2021 10:47 am

The Justice Department predicted last month that the Capitol attack investigation and prosecution would be one of the largest in American history.


25 photos that show the horror of Trump supporters storming Capitol Hill

January 07, 2021 1:31 pm

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. The nation's elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas masks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power.