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# Capitol Riots

Last month
May 2023
# Sentenced
Man sentenced to 14 years for attacking police officers during January US Capitol riots
Peter Schwartz’s prison sentence is the longest so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.
This year
# Capitol Riots
Police injured in January 6th riots could sue Trump for damages, says US justice department
America’s Department of Justice has said that a civil case for incitement to riot could be possible but have not ruled Trump criminally responsible.
Last year
# 6 january
US Capitol riot panel eyes recommending three criminal charges for Trump
The panel is to meet publicly on Monday, where the recommendation would be made public.
# Backlash
Donald Trump rebuked for call to suspend constitution over election
The former US president made his remarks on his Truth Social media platform.
# 6 january
Founder of far-right Oath Keepers found guilty of seditious conspiracy over US Capitol riot
A Washington DC jury found Stewart Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the nearly two-month trial.
# 6 january
US Justice Department seeks to question Mike Pence in Capitol attack probe
The investigation is examining Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
# 6 january
Trump's words 'endangered' Americans before US Capitol riot, Pence says
Pence’s interview to be broadcast on ABC coincides with the release tomorrow of his memoir.
# Steve Bannon
US Justice Department seeks six months in jail for ex-Trump aide Bannon
He was found guilty in July on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify.
# Capitol Riots
New video shows leaders' alarm as US Congress attacked
Previously unreleased footage underlined how vulnerable lawmakers were.
# Donald Trump
US Capitol riot probe votes to subpoena Donald Trump to testify
The panel plans to release its final report by the end of the year.
# 6 january
Ex-police officer who stormed US Capitol sentenced to over seven years in prison
Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt Thomas Robertson did not speak in court before US District Judge Christopher Cooper sentenced him.
Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.
# Capitol Riots
Capitol officer tells trial that man jabbed at him with Confederate battle flag
Kevin Seefried is charged with being part of the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6 2021.
# 6 january
Man who stormed US Capitol in caveman costume gets prison sentence
US District Judge James Boasberg told Aaron Mostofsky that he was ‘literally on the front lines’ of the mob’s attack on 6 January 2021.
# 6 january
Former Trump advisers held in contempt of Congress over attack on US Capitol
Criminal referrals for Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino will be sent to the US Justice Department for possible prosecution.
# 6 january
Proud Boys leader charged with conspiracy over riot at US Capitol
The charges against Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio are among the most serious filed so far.
# 6 january
US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.
# 6 january
Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel
It is seeking records and deposition testimony from him in connection to his promotion of election fraud claims.
# 6 january
US indicts founder of far-right Oath Keepers for sedition in Capitol attack
Stewart Rhodes, 56, was arrested earlier today.
# Capitol Riots
Trump lawyers claim protected speech in bid to have 6 January cases thrown out
A five-hour hearing in Washington concerned Trump’s attempts to have civil suits dismissed.
# Capitol Riots
'We are in a battle for the soul of America': Joe Biden marks one year since US Capitol riots
A series of remembrance events are due to take place to mark the event.
# Capitol Riots
Biden to call out Trump for 'singular responsibility' in provoking 6 January attack
Joe Biden will make a speech from inside the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on the anniversary of the 6 January riots.
# Sean Hannity
Fox News host asked for information about texts to Trump as part of 6 January riot probe
Legislators said that they have obtained “dozens of text messages” that Hannity sent to Donald Trump and his entourage before the attack.
# Capitol Riots
Biden, Trump to give rival addresses to mark anniversary of US Capitol attack
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will reportedly speak from inside the Capitol, while Trump live streams from Mar-a-Lago.
All time
# Capitol Riots
Judge rejects bid by alleged Proud Boys leaders to have Capitol riot charges thrown out
The judge said the defendants had many nonviolent ways to express their opinions about the 2020 election.
# Capitol Riots
Washington DC sues extremist groups over 6 January attack on US Capitol
That 6 January attack saw hundreds of Trump supporters storm the seat of the US legislature.
# Mark Meadows
US Capitol riot panel moves to hold Trump aide in contempt
A report found that Mark Meadows sent an email on 5 January saying the National Guard was on standby to “protect pro-Trump people.”
# 6 january
Trump ally Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to Capitol riot probe charges
Bannon surrendered to the FBI on Monday and vowed to fight the case.
# Capitol Riots
Release of 6 January records temporarily blocked by US court
The appeals court set arguments in the case for 30 November.
Federal judge refuses Trump request to block release of 6 January Capitol riot documents
The judge said President Joe Biden had the authority to waive executive privilege over the documents.
# Capitol Riots
6 January panel subpoenas six more associates of Donald Trump
Trump is fighting the probe in court.
# Trump
Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol riots documents
He is claiming “executive privilege” to stop former aides giving evidence to Congress.
# mike pence
Pence says idea of overturning presidential election result was ‘un-American’
He has hit out at former president Donald Trump who put pressure on him to reverse the result of last year’s vote.
# Capitol Riots
Pence says he's not sure he and Trump will ever see 'eye to eye' on deadly Capitol riot
Angry Trump supporters broke into the building on 6 January, with some chanting ‘Hang Mike Pence’.
# senate confirmation
Biden's attorney general pick vows to vigorously prosecute Capitol attackers
Judge Garland says he wants to remove the taint of political interference left behind by Donald Trump.
# impeachment
Inciter-in-chief, 'fighting like hell' and 'he didn't get away with anything yet': Trump is acquitted again
The second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump ended in a similar manner to the first with his acquittal.
# Capitol Riots
Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot
Klete Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.
Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists
Queens University’s Tom Albrecht and Tristan Sturm chart the parallels between last week’s attack on the US Capitol and a similar gathering at the German Reichstag building last year.
# Capitol Riots
US Capitol Police didn't bolster staffing ahead of last week's violence despite ample warnings, officials say
The FBI is investigating whether some of the rioters had plans to kidnap members of congress and hold them hostage.
# Capitol Riots
'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol
More than 90 people have been arrested following Wednesday’s protests.