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Florida man pleads guilty to role in Capitol riot

May 12, 2022 2:40 pm

Robert Flynt Fairchild Jr., 40, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty to a civil disorder charge in District of Columbia federal court, according to court records.

US Capitol riot panel says Trump may have engaged in 'criminal conspiracy'

March 03, 2022 9:28 am

"Evidence and information available to the Committee establishes a good-faith belief that Mr. Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts," the committee said in a court filing.

Pro-Trump death threats prompt bills in 3 states to protect election workers

January 24, 2022 10:02 pm

In Maine, a bill authored by Democratic state Representative Bruce White would enhance penalties for anyone who “intentionally interferes by force, violence or intimidation” with election administration.

Joe Biden calls Trump threat to democracy on anniversary of Capitol attack

January 06, 2022 8:32 pm

Joe Biden warned that Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud could unravel the rule of law and undermine future elections.

Federal judge refuses Donald Trump's request to block January 6 records

November 10, 2021 12:23 pm

In denying a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Tuesday that Congress had a strong public interest in obtaining records that could shed light on a violent insurrection mounted by the former president’s supporters.

Joe Biden eager to get out of DC, push benefits of spending plan

October 05, 2021 8:57 pm

Joe Biden on Tuesday will visit the Michigan district of a moderate Democratic lawmaker who has urged him to promote his proposals more aggressively to the public.

Police say man in pickup near US Capitol claims he has a bomb

August 19, 2021 10:45 pm

Police evacuated multiple buildings around the Capitol after officers observed the man holding what appeared to be a detonator, US Capitol Police Chief J Thomas Manger said.

Chief in charge of intel before Capitol riot returns to post

August 19, 2021 1:19 pm

Capitol Police officials say Pittman was 'given the additional responsibility' of being the acting police chief on a temporary basis and never left her old job, though an organization chart obtained by The Associated Press shows that the position of assistant chief overseeing intelligence was held by a different official, Sean Gallagher.

‘White Lives Matter’ rallies flop across America after counter protesters infiltrate Telegram groups

April 12, 2021 1:53 pm

The far-right rallies were reportedly disrupted as activists infiltrated their online groups, leaked chats to the media, and used the information to organise counter protests.

Pentagon approves extension of reduced National Guard presence around Capitol

March 10, 2021 11:23 am

"This decision was made after a thorough review of the request and after close consideration of its potential impact on readiness," the Pentagon said in a statement.

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