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Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

Jan. 20, 2022 14:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate as lawmakers make their first public attempt to arrange an interview with a Trump family member. The...

Kansas City man sentenced for role in U.S. Capitol riot

Jan. 19, 2022 16:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who participated in last year's riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Wednesday to home detention and probation. Carey Jon Walden was sentenced to 30 days of home detention, three years’ probation, 60 hours of community service and a...

2 arrested on disorderly conduct charges in US Capitol riot

Jan. 19, 2022 12:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women have been arrested on charges of entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating related to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, the FBI said. The women were identified as Kirstyn Niemela, 33, of Hudson, New Hampshire, and...

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

Jan. 16, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting...

Legal risks in sedition conspiracy case against Oath Keepers

Jan. 15, 2022 18:37 PM EST

The seditious conspiracy case against members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group marks the boldest attempt so far by the government to prosecute those who attacked the U.S. Capitol, but invoking the rarely used charge carries considerable risks. Still, legal...

Delaware man charged with trespassing in Capitol riot

Jan. 15, 2022 15:57 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fifth person with ties to Delaware has been arrested on federal charges associated with the insurrectionist riot at the U.S. Capitol last year. The News Journal reports that Jeffrey Schaefer was arrested Thursday on four charges related to trespassing in...

What is seditious conspiracy? Rare, but now part of Jan. 6

Jan. 13, 2022 18:24 PM EST

Sedition, conspiracy. Those big words are now being used in Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection criminal cases after prosecutors charged 11 people Thursday. But what do the terms mean, anyway? Seditious conspiracy occurs when two or more people in the U.S. conspire to...

Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot

Jan. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

A South Dakota man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol last year performed rap songs about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel, federal authorities say. A relative told the FBI that Billy Knutson was a rapper who sold his music online and has a YouTube...

FACT FOCUS: Federal agents didn't orchestrate Jan. 6

Jan. 11, 2022 22:56 PM EST

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection poked another hole in the pro-Trump conspiracy theory that federal agents orchestrated the attack, confirming on Tuesday that a man at the center of the claims said he’d never been an FBI informant. Ray Epps, an Arizona man...

Justice Dept. creating unit focused on domestic terrorism

Jan. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is establishing a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism, the department's top national security official told lawmakers Tuesday as he described an “elevated” threat from violent extremists in the United States. Assistant...