US Capitol Riot

US Capitol Riot was an incident in which supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump have attacked US Capitol, prompting evacuation of lawmakers from Congress and Senate amidst open display of violent intent from rioters ranging from setting up gallows and calling for hanging of US Vice President, Mike Pence and kidnapping/executing lawmakers.

Below is Realnews Today's coverage of the events.
There was a method to the madness of the Trump coup memos
By now, it should be abundantly clear that the insurrection of January 6, 2021, was not a spontaneous uprising perpetrated by an angry horde of amped-up Trump supporters. To the contrary, the insurrection was the culmination of an attempted coup designed ...[Read more]
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Senator Whitehouse Asks January 6 Commission to Study Role of Dark Money in Breach
Linking the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a protracted effort by secretive right-wing groups and wealthy GOP contributors, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Friday called for investigating dark money organizations and influential donors who allegedl ...[Read more]
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‘QAnon Shaman’ and other Capitol riot suspects issue apologies as reality sets in: report
As the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continue investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, reality is setting in for the alleged suspects facing charges. According to the Associated Press, many of the ...[Read more]
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Official reveals a right-wing militia plot to ‘blow up the Capitol’
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman revealed disturbing details about multiple right-wing militias that participated in U.S. Capitol riots on Jan. 6. Not only were they contemplating harming lawmakers but, according to Pittman, intelligence indi ...[Read more]
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FBI Seized Congressional Cellphone Records Related to Capitol Attack
FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting — including some related to members of Congress, raising potentially thorny legal questions. Using special emergency powers and other measures, ...[Read more]
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Capitol Attack: Impeachment Managers Build Case vs. Trump with Chilling New Video of Mob’s Violence
On the second day of former President Trump's second impeachment trial, House impeachment managers presented detailed documentation of the events leading up to the January 6 insurrection and shared dramatic new footage of the violence as it unfolded. We ...[Read more]
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‘Looks Like Trump Wasn’t Playing Around’: President Was Told Pence in Danger Just Minutes Before Twitter Attack on VP
Revelations that Donald Trump was told that Mike Pence had been whisked from the Senate floor just minutes before the former president decided to tweet an attack on his own vice president has added to the already staggering body of evidence that any state ...[Read more]
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The woman who bankrolled the Capitol riot MAGA rally
The main donor behind the Washintgon D.C. 'Stop the Steal' rally that sparked a riot on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has been revealed as the heiress to the Publix Super Markets Inc. chain. Julie Jenkins Fancelli, a prominent Trump donor, pledged $300, ...[Read more]
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Republican says ‘classified briefings’ revealed that the Capitol riot was ‘much worse than people realized’
Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), the first Republican lawmaker to publicly support efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump, is speaking out about the deadly Capitol riots that erupted on Jan. 6 as lawmakers worked to complete the Electoral College certi ...[Read more]
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Linguists break down how Trump’s language shifted in the weeks leading up to the Capitol riot
Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis and Leah Cathryn Windsor, University of MemphisOn Jan. 6, the world witnessed how language can incite violence. One after another, a series of speakers at the "Save America" rally at the Ellipse in Washington redouble ...[Read more]
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Virginia Man arrested at Capitol checkpoint for carrying 500 ammo rounds and fake Biden inauguration credentials
A heavily armed man who was arrested after trying to enter a Washington, D.C. security checkpoint with 'false' credentials, has claimed he is not a criminal and that the incident is a major misunderstanding. Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, from Front Royal, Vir ...[Read more]
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Pro-Trump Protests Fizzle Out At Capitol Buildings Across The U.S.
Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupte ...[Read more]
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Parler’s website is back online with a brief message to ‘lovers and haters’
Parler's website suddenly reappeared online Sunday afternoon with a message from its CEO, John Matze: "Hello world, is this thing on?" The message, dated January 16, implies that the social network popular with members of the far right has found a new onl ...[Read more]
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Online far-right movements fracture in wake of Capitol riot over gullible QAnon believers
Online far-right movements are splintering in the wake of last week’s Capitol riot, as some radical anti-government movements show signs of disillusionment with the relatively hands-off approach of some QAnon conspiracy theorists amid warnings of future ...[Read more]
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QAnon’s Afterlife: A Holy Civil War – CounterPunch.org
The role of QAnon in the January 6 MAGAist insurrection is becoming clearer by the day. Most readers are familiar by now with its unofficial mascot, be-horned “supersoldier” (and perhaps future WWE Trump tag-team member) Q Shaman. In addition, at leas ...[Read more]
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Federal judge gently pats zip tie insurrectionist on the head, and sends him home
In an asinine display of credulousness, a Texas federal judge named Jeffrey Cureton decided that committed insurrectionist and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Lawrence Brock could spend the next few weeks at home drinking Coronas and watching Netflix... ...[Read more]
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‘Kill him with his own gun’: These officers reveal the horror of facing the pro-Trump mob at the Capitol
Michael Fanone, a member of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, was among the people who feared for his life when a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. Fanone discussed coming face to face with that mob during ...[Read more]
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America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right
Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuse ...[Read more]
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At Least 28 Cops Were Attendees at Pro-Trump Rally Preceding Attack on Capitol
At least 28 law enforcement officers from 12 states have been identified as attendees of the so-called “Save America” rally in support of Donald Trump that sparked the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, according to news reports that ...[Read more]
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Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol
Audio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media walkie-talkie app that critics say has largely ignored a growing far-right user base. “We are in the main dome right now, ...[Read more]
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Capitol Police Officers Said They Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Members Of Congress Helped Plan The Attack
After seeing one of their colleagues killed last Wednesday, Capitol Police officers are angry that Republican members of Congress refuse to submit to the security changes put in place since then, and say they wouldn’t even be surprised if some lawmakers ...[Read more]
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Trumper DC protester arrested with 11 Molotov cocktails, several guns had list of ‘good guys,’ ‘bad guys’: DOJ
Federal prosecutors submitted chilling new evidence in their case against Capitol siege suspect Lonnie Coffman on Tuesday, including a list the protester had in his possession naming "good guys" and "bad guys," including the names of a federal judge and a ...[Read more]
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Rioter wearing Camp Auschwitz T-shirt is arrested, according to law enforcement.
A man who was photographed wearing a T-shirt that read Camp Auschwitz€ while inside the Capitol last week was arrested in Newport News, Va., in connection to the riot. ...[Read more]
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US Military Joint Chiefs statement condemning ‘sedition and insurrection’ at US Capitol
America's most senior general Mark Milley and the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is comprised of the heads of each military branch, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the violent invasion of the US Capitol last week and reminding service members o ...[Read more]
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On Telegram, the Paramilitary Far Right Looks to Radicalize New Recruits Ahead of Inauguration Day
Since the events last week, “Boogaloo Intel Drop,” a channel on the Telegram messaging app with more than 6,600 subscribers, including some self-described active-duty U.S. military personnel, has pushed its followers to usher in a new epoch of politic ...[Read more]
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Poll Shows 63% in US Believe Trump Incited Deadly Insurrection
According to a new national survey (pdf) conducted by Vox and Data for Progress, 63% of likely voters—including 81% of Democrats, 67% of Independents, and just 32% of Republicans—believe Trump is either "very much" or "somewhat" to blame for the right ...[Read more]
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Trump Can Be Indicted Under Federal, State and DC Laws for His Role in Jan. 6
The legal evidence is damning: Donald Trump should be held criminally liable for “seditious conspiracy” and “inciting insurrection” for his role in stoking the events of January 6, when an angry mob of Trump loyalists, incited by the president him ...[Read more]
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National Guard Troops Deploying to DC Will Come With Lethal Weapons
Army and Air National Guard members deploying to Washington, D.C. to help guard the capital and stay through the Jan. 20 inauguration will have access to lethal weapons at their commanders' discretion, Guard commanders said Friday. "There's no hiding the ...[Read more]
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Notable Arrests After the Riot at the Capitol
Dozens have been charged in the days since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. ...[Read more]
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Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to the Capitol
An arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, a national group representing the top law enforcement officers in their states, sent out robocalls encouraging people to march to the U.S. Capitol the day before the building was stormed by a pro-Tru ...[Read more]
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We Should Know Exactly Who Funded Last Week’s Right-Wing Riot
Last week’s right-wing riot at the Capitol was egged on by politicians and organizations that have received substantial dark-money funding from corporate interests. It's past time to enact reforms to end the era of dark money — and find out who exactl ...[Read more]
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The Right Is Planning More Armed Coup Attempts, According to the FBI
According to posts on far-right sites like TheDonald.win, energy appears to be coalescing around an armed nationwide assault on state capitals all across the country. “The specified locations include the U.S. Capitol and the Mall in Washington, the Utah ...[Read more]
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Social scientist on failed pro-Trump coup: ‘People are mistaking ridiculous with not serious’
If anyone is still asking if it's fair to classify Wednesday's attack at the Capitol as an attempted coup, the short answer is yes. But Atlantic magazine contributor Zeynep Tufekci, who has lived through four coups in Turkey, told NPR the public needs to ...[Read more]
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The Insurrection Was Predictable
Two months ago, we published a series of reports on the growing threat of a coup attempt, wondering why it wasn’t being taken more seriously by Democrats and the media. We were scoffed at and eye-rolled, as if such things could never happen in America. ...[Read more]
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AOC cuts to the point: ‘We came close to half of the House nearly dying on Wednesday’
A number of Republicans implored President-elect Biden to forego impeachment for the sake of "unity," arguing that it is "unnecessary" and "inflammatory." The group of House Republicans, led by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, wrote: "In the spirit of healing and ...[Read more]
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FBI, NYPD told Capitol Police about risk of violence, officials say
The FBI and the New York City Police Department passed information to the Capitol Police about the possibility of violence during the Jan. 6 protests against the counting of the Electoral College vote, and the FBI even visited more than a dozen extremists ...[Read more]
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Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say
A man who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally on Wednesday and sent a text message saying he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the fede ...[Read more]
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147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results
When the Senate reconvened at 8 p.m., and the House of Representatives an hour later, the proceedings — including the objection debates — continued, although some lawmakers who had previously planned to vote with the objectors stood down following the ...[Read more]
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Members of Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified at Capitol Riot
Members of the ultranationalist street gang known as the Proud Boys were easy to spot at the protests that flared across the United States throughout 2020, often in the middle of a brawl, typically clad in black and yellow outfits. But in December, as the ...[Read more]
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A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives
Following the discovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) amid the pro-Trump mob in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Virginia police instructed officers to be on the lookout for suspicious packages, according to an internal bulletin obtained by The N ...[Read more]
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‘Incitement of insurrection’: Democrats unveil damning new impeachment articles against Trump
House Democrats are moving forward with plans to impeach President Donald Trump, and will begin the official process Monday, NBC News reports. Several Democratic Members of Congress have circulated different sets of Articles of Impeachment but as of Frida ...[Read more]
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Why Impeach Trump at This Late Date? One Word, Says Bernie Sanders: ‘Precedent’
"Some people ask: Why would you impeach and convict a president who has only a few days left in office? The answer: Precedent. It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government." Sanders, w ...[Read more]
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Justice Department warns of national security fallout from Capitol Hill insurrection
A DC police officer says off-duty police officers and members of the military, who were among the rioters, flashed their badges and I.D. cards as they attempted to overrun the US Capitol. “National security equities” may have been among the records s ...[Read more]
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Storming of the Capitol Was Openly Planned but Ignored by Law Enforcement
Mike German, the former FBI agent who infiltrated far right groups for investigation, said, “There needs to be a serious inquiry into the intelligence breakdowns and the tactical breakdowns that allowed the capital itself to be breached, particularly by ...[Read more]
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‘It’s time to get violent’: Far-right extremists are promising more violence after the U.S. Capitol invasion
Robert Unterzuber, a friend of Russell, predicted that future attacks on the Capitol Building will be even more violent — telling The Dispatch, "We're coming to the Capitol, and we're going to tear her down if necessary and drag them people out of there ...[Read more]
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Poll Shows Nearly Half of GOP Voters Approve of US Capitol Ransacking
"Among Republican voters, 45% approve of the storming of Capitol, 30% think the perpetrators are 'patriots', 52% think Biden is at least partly to blame for it, and 85% think it would be inappropriate to remove Trump from office after this." ...[Read more]
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Maga v BLM: how police handled the Capitol mob and George Floyd activists – in pictures
The contrast between the law enforcement reaction to the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday and the suppression of peaceful protests in the summer is not just stark – it is black and white. The Black Lives Matter demonstrators crowd outside the White ...[Read more]
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Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol
In response to supporters of President Donald Trump storming the U.S. Capitol during a joint congressional session on Wednesday in what many have denounced as a violent terrorist attack and attempted coup, newly sworn-in Rep. Cori Bush announced that her ...[Read more]
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Trumpists intended to take members of Congress hostage, hold show trials, conduct executions
Approaching four hours after the Capitol Building was overrun by Trumpist insurrectionists, police are finally beginning to move in force, backed by National Guard forces from both D.C. and Virginia. However, at least one improvised explosive... ...[Read more]
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The Latest: President Donald Trump appeared to justify the violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters
Associated Press: President Donald Trump has appeared to justify the violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. In a tweet Wednesday night, Trump said, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory ...[Read more]
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Video of US police allowing the protesters enter US Capitol
In a tweet by someone on location, US police can be seen opening the gates and allowing protesters enter Capitol building at Washington DC. The police opens the gates and escorts protesters to the Capitol in the video. ...[Read more]
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