Michigan man accused of dragging officer down stairs at Jan. 6 Capitol riot enters plea
A Michigan man who police said helped drag an officer down a staircase during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has entered a plea. U.S. Department of Justice staff said Logan Barnhart, 41, of Holt, pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement officers with a dangerous weapon. U.S. prosecutors said Barnhart was “part of a mob” that confronted law enforcement officers at the “Archway” leading into the U.S. Capitol building from the Lower West Terrace. Prosecutors said that, as another rioter was striking at a Metropolitan Police Department officer with a crutch, Barnhart came up to the officer. Prosecutors also said Barnhart later used the end of a flag pole to try to strike at officers.mlive.com
EXPLAINER: Rare sedition charge at center of Jan. 6 trial
The founder of the Oath Keepers and four associates are on trial in the U.S. Capitol attack on charges that include seditious conspiracy — a rare Civil War-era charge that strikes to the heart of what prosecutors say happened that day.
Rep. Nancy Mace, who voted against impeaching Trump, says there's 'a lot of pressure' on Republicans to impeach Biden: 'I think that is something that some folks are considering'
Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday, Rep. Nancy Mace said she will not vote to impeach any president if she thinks there wasn't due process.news.yahoo.com
Gingrich insults NBC News reporter after Jan. 6 question: ‘I think you have a learning disability’
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insulted a Capitol Hill reporter after the journalist asked him to comment on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. “What do you think about the January 6 committee,” Scott Wong, a reporter for NBC News who previously worked at The Hill, asked…news.yahoo.com
Trial opens for QAnon follower who chased officer at Capitol
An Iowa man who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol believed a conspiracy theory that law enforcement officers would be arresting “all the corrupt politicians” that day, starting with then-Vice President Mike Pence, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday. Doug Jensen wore a shirt bearing the letter “Q” to express his adherence to the QAnon conspiracy theory when he joined the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. A viral video recorded by a reporter's cellphone showed Jensen running after a Capitol Police officer who was retreating from a crowd of rioters up a flight of stairs.news.yahoo.com
Former White House attorney warned Trump about the legal risk of holding onto classified documents nearly a year after he left office. Trump was noncommittal about returning them, report says.
The New York Times reported sources said Eric Herschmann warned Trump about the legal liability of keeping classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.news.yahoo.com
Absent lawmakers, Dixon’s crime plan, Trump returns: The week in Michigan politics
Speaking of campaigning, Republican governor candidate Tudor Dixon crisscrossed the state this week to lay out a big-money plan to help law enforcement and reduce violent crime. Violent crime is indeed rising, according to Michigan State Police’s annual report last year (page 14). Dixon will be highlighting four more pillars of her campaign in the coming weeks, her chief strategist told Simon. Trump returning to Michigan for October rally with state candidatesFormer President Donald Trump gestures while playing golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Departing chief justice hopes for ‘younger and more diverse’ Michigan Supreme CourtMichigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack.mlive.com
Michigan man gets 5 years in prison for role in Capitol riot
A Michigan man was sentenced on Friday to five years in federal prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack by a mob that disrupted Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. Chief Judge Beryl Howell also sentenced Anthony Robert Williams, 47, of Southgate, Michigan, to three years of supervised release after his prison term and ordered him to pay $2,000 in restitution and a $5,000 fine, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release. In June, a jury convicted Williams of a felony count of obstructing the Jan. 6, 2021, joint session of Congress for certifying the Electoral College vote.news.yahoo.com
Michigan man at U.S. Capitol attack gets five-year prison sentence
Court records show the plea deal offered to Williams was only three years shorter than the 23-year maximum sentence he could’ve received. Williams will have to also pay a total of $7,000 and will be on supervised release for three years after serving his prison sentence. The longest prison sentence received by any rioter has been 10 years. Sixteen people from Michigan have been arrested in total for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 attack. Ten of them have either pleaded guilty for been found guilty by a jury.mlive.com
Rioter who wore 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt gets jail term
A Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing an antisemitic “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt over a Nazi-themed shirt was sentenced on Thursday to 75 days of imprisonment. Robert Keith Packer, 57, declined to address U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols before he sentenced him during hearing held by video conference. The judge noted the “incredibly offensive” message on Packer's sweatshirt before imposing the sentence.news.yahoo.com
Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert gave an American flag that flew over the Capitol as a gift to a Jan. 6 rioter after her release from federal prison
Gohmert referred to Dr. Simone Gold, who took a plea agreement for charges tied to her involvement in the Capitol riot as a "political prisoner."news.yahoo.com
Proud Boys Hawaii leader, friend plead guilty in Jan. 6 riot
The founder of the Hawaii Proud Boys chapter and a Texas man who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and posed for a picture in front a door on which one of them had written “Murder the Media” each pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge in connection with the riot.
Leaked Oath Keepers membership rolls show law enforcement, active military
Appearing in the Oath Keepers’ database doesn’t prove that a person was ever an active member of the group or shares its ideology. FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, June 25, 2017. The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism pored over more than 38,000 names on leaked Oath Keepers membership lists to find more than 370 people it believes are currently working in law enforcement agencies. Rhodes and the other Oath Keepers say that they are innocent and that there was no plan to attack the Capitol. Jensen told the AP he paid for a one-year membership in 2014 but never received any Oath Keepers’ literature, attended any meetings or renewed his membership.mlive.com
John Bolton discusses newly unsealed Mar-a-Lago inventory and Pat Cipollone's grand jury testimony
John Bolton, national security advisor under former President Donald Trump, spoke to CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge on Friday about the Mar-a-Lago search and former White House counsel Pat Cipollone's testimony before a grand jury in the Justice Department's investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.news.yahoo.com
Ex-NYPD officer sentenced to record 10 years in prison for Jan. 6 riot
A retired New York Police Department officer was sentenced on Thursday to a record-setting 10 years in prison for attacking the U.S. Capitol and using a metal flagpole to assault a police officer trying to hold off a mob of Donald Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021.news.yahoo.com
Ex-NYPD officer gets 10 years in prison for Jan. 6 attack
A retired New York Police Department officer has been sentenced to a record-setting 10 years in prison for attacking the U.S. Capitol and using a metal flagpole to assault one of the police officers trying to hold off a mob of Donald Trump supporters.
Ex-NYPD officer gets 10 years in prison for Jan. 6 attack
A retired New York Police Department officer was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison for attacking the U.S. Capitol and using a metal flagpole to assault one of the police officers trying to hold off a mob of Donald Trump supporters. Thomas Webster's prison sentence is the longest so far among roughly 250 people who have been punished for their conduct during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a self-defense argument.news.yahoo.com
Lawyers: Eastman advised to plead the Fifth in Georgia probe
Lawyers for John Eastman say they advised their client to assert attorney-client privilege and invoke his constitutional right to remain silent when testifying before a special grand jury investigating possible election interference in Georgia.
Jan. 6 panel to share 20 transcripts with Justice Department
The House Jan. 6 committee will share 20 of its interview transcripts with the Justice Department as federal prosecutors have been increasingly focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the election.
Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas
The House Jan. 6 committee plans to interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who’s married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and Donald Trump’s role.