Stories tagged: "Jan 6"


FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Trump is casting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as a patriotic act. As part of this, Trump is attempting to spread suspicions about the circumstances of the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was in the pro-Trump mob that day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Jan 6. Hearings: Trump Preplanned Capitol March Knowing Violence Was Likely

Evidence presented during Tuesday's House committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack contradicts Team Trump’s argument that the insurrection was spontaneous and that Trump cannot be blamed for his supporters’ actions.

This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee, shows handwritten notes by Richard Donoghue, former acting Deputy Attorney General, displayed at a hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, June 23, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Select Committee via AP)
‘Pure Insanity’: Top Takeaways from the Fifth Jan. 6th Hearing That Examined Trump’s Schemes to Manipulate the Department of Justice

“The president wanted the top Justice Department officials to declare that the election was corrupt, even though he knew there was no evidence of that statement,” said Republican Congressman and committee member Adam Kinzinger. 

Former President Donald Trump in 2020. Testimony in the second day of the Jan. 6 hearings indicates the president knew his claims of a stolen election were false, but his team used the lies anyway to raise $250 million.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A $250 Million Trump Con: Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money that wasn’t even used to contest the 2020 election results.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Voters Are Worried About More Political Violence From Trump Republicans

As the Jan. 6 hearings begin, new polling shows 65% percent of voters support the House investigation, while only 28% oppose it, according to a new Courier Newsroom/Data for Progress poll.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia "Ginni" Thomas arrive for a State Dinner in 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
NC Rep. Deborah Ross Among Democrats Demanding Action on Supreme Court Scandal

Ross, a North Carolina attorney, says it is “imperative” that the US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas avoid conflicts of interest involving the Jan. 6 insurrection. 

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing a challenge to this 2022 candidacy because of his embrace of Jan. 6 insurrectionists. (Image via House Television/AP)
Why Madison Cawthorn Might Be the First Lawmaker Punished for Embracing the Jan. 6 Insurrection

Diving into Madison Cawthorn’s support for the Capitol insurrectionists and what it has to do with the 2022 election.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing a challenge to this 2022 candidacy because of his embrace of Jan. 6 insurrectionists. (Image via House Television/AP)
Madison Cawthorn Will Have to Answer Questions About the Jan. 6 Insurrection

The polarizing Republican from western North Carolina implored Trump supporters on Jan. 6, and has called the rioters “political prisoners” in the months since.