Tag Archives: capitol protests

Trump ally Steve Bannon files emergency motion seeking to stay out of prison

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Trump, filed an emergency motion on Tuesday seeking to keep him out of prison as he pursues an appeal – possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court – on his conviction for defying a Jan. 6 House committee subpoena. The motion filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia …

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Georgia Republican convicted in Jan. 6 riot walks out of House primary debate against ex-Trump admin official

Georgia Republican Chuck Hand, a congressional candidate convicted of a misdemeanor related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, walked out of a televised House primary runoff debate on Sunday. Hand, a construction superintendent and vice chair of the Taylor County Republican Party, is competing against fellow Republican Wayne Johnson, a former official in the U.S. Department …

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GOP releases Jan. 6 clip of Pelosi saying 'I take responsibility' as she discussed National Guard absence

A previously unreleased video taken on Jan. 6, 2021 shows then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saying she takes “responsibility” for law enforcement’s lack of preparedness when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol that day. A tweet on X by a House Republican panel contains video that appears to show a frustrated Pelosi being evacuated from the Capitol complex and in intense …

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GOP senator calls for Jan 6 style investigation into DC anti-Israel demonstration

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called on the Justice Department to investigate anti-Israel agitators who vandalized statues at Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square the same way the department went after rioters who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests. “Anti-American, pro-Hamas thugs desecrated the statues of our veterans literally across the street from the White House, a blatant violation of federal …

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Liz Cheney communications with ex-Trump aide sought in House GOP Jan 6 committee probe

EXCLUSIVE: House GOP investigators are looking for more of former Rep. Liz Cheney’s communications with ex-Trump administration staffers as they continue to probe the work of the now-defunct House select committee on Jan. 6. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., who chairs the House Committee on Administration’s oversight subcommittee, sent a letter to Alyssa Farah Griffin on Tuesday seeking records of her …

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Trump supporters flip American flag upside down in protest of perceived weaponization of legal system

Supporters of former President Trump across the country flipped the American flag upside down after a New York jury’s guilty verdict as a sign of protest to the perceived weaponization of the U.S. legal system. At least one person was seen waving an upside down U.S. flag outside Trump Tower on Thursday, where Trump returned from the Manhattan courthouse after …

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she cries after some decisions

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has revealed that she is sometimes brought to tears in her chambers after some decisions have been handed down. Sotomayor, 69, made the revelation during a talk at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute on Friday, where she was given an award. “There are days that I’ve come to my office after an announcement of a …

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SCOTUS Chief Roberts pressured to force Alito recusal ahead of Trump immunity decision

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is facing pressure to ensure that Justice Samuel Alito recuses himself from any 2020 election-related cases in the wake of controversy over flags flown at his two homes around the time of the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. “By displaying the upside-down and ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flags outside his homes, Justice Alito actively engaged …

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J6 rioter calls Trump-appointed judge 'worst mistake of 2016' during sentencing

A New Jersey electrician who repeatedly attacked police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison by a judge who called him “a menace to our society.” Christopher Joseph Quaglin argued with and insulted U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden before and after the judge handed him one of …

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AOC demands Senate Democrats investigate reports of Jan. 6 flags flown at Supreme Court Justice Alito's home

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., demanded the Democrat-controlled Senate investigate reports that a flag associated with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol was flown at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home. In an interview on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” on Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez described the reports as “an extraordinary breach of not just the trust and the stature …

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