U.S. Capitol Attack
The timeline of events and investigations around the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6, 2021

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May 14

Subpoenas to GOP members marks escalation in 1/6 committee probe

The decision may set a new modern precedent in the House, one expert said.
May 14
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy walks to his office from the House floor during a vote at the Capitol, May 13, 2022.
May 14

House subpoenas its own, sets new norm after Jan. 6 attack

The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other sitting members of Congress over the insurrection at the Capitol is as unprecedented as the deadly riot itself
May 14
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber from his office the day after House investigators issued a subpoena to McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2022. The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has been investigating McCarthy's conversations with then-President Donald Trump the day of the attack and meetings that the four other lawmakers had with the White House as Trump and his aides conspired how to overturn his defeat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 13

McCarthy, other top GOP Congress members get Jan. 6 subpoenas

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other sitting Republican members of Congress have been subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee. ABC News political director Rick Klein explains what comes next.
May 13
VIDEO: McCarthy, other top GOP Congress members get Jan. 6 subpoenas
May 13

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas House minority leader and Republican lawmakers

ABC News political director Rick Klein discusses the significance of subpoenas and what it means for the Jan. 6 investigation.
May 13
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee subpoenas House minority leader and Republican lawmakers
May 13

Jan. 6 committee issues subpoenas for top Republican members

The committee subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP members of Congress for testimony about events surrounding the Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
May 13
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee issues subpoenas for top Republican members
May 12

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas GOP congressmen

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican members of Congress were called to testify about events surrounding the Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
May 12
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee subpoenas GOP congressmen
May 12

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Kevin McCarthy, other GOP members for testimony

Reps. Jim Jordan and Mo Brooks are among the others subpoenaed.
May 12
U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, May 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
May 06

Giuliani withdraws from interview with Jan. 6 committee

Rudy Giuliani, who led Donald Trump’s court efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, has withdrawn from an interview with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
May 06
FILE - Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Rudy Giuliani, who led Donald Trump’s court efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, has withdrawn from an interview with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It had been scheduled to take place Friday, May 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 04

Oath Keeper from NC pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory
May 04
FILE - Members of the Oath Keepers on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. William Todd Wilson, 44, is the third Oath Keepers member to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 04

Donald Trump Jr. meets with Jan. 6 committee

The president's oldest son met with the committee on Tuesday.
May 04
Donald Trump Jr. speaks during the first day of the Republican convention in Washington, Aug. 24, 2020.
May 04

DOJ, Jan. 6 committee staff clash in interview with former U.S. attorney: Sources

The DOJ feared investigators' questions could impact their ongoing prosecutions.
May 04
Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks at a press conference to give an update on the investigation into the Capitol Hill riots in Washington, Jan. 12, 2021.
May 02

Jan. 6 committee requests interviews with 3 more GOP lawmakers

The committee will hold at least 8 public hearings starting in June.
May 02
Supporters of President Trump storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.
May 02

Jury finds ex-NYPD cop guilty of assaulting officer during Jan. 6 attack

Former New York City officer Thomas Webster was found guilty on six charges.
May 02
A still from Metropolitan Police Department body worn camera video shows Thomas Webster, in red jacket, at a barricade line at on the west front of the Capitol in Wasington, Jan. 6, 2021.
May 02

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

A federal jury has convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask
May 02
May 02

Judge rejects RNC effort to block Jan. 6 committee subpoena

The Jan. 6 panel is seeking RNC fundraising information and other data.
May 02
Trump supporters rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.
April 30

Meadows says 1/6 panel has sought to publicly 'vilify' him

Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has accused the congressional committee investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol of leaking all of the text messages he provided to the panel as part of an effort to vilify him publicly
April 30
April 29

Jan. 6 committee public hearings set for June

The first of at least eight public hearings will start on June 9, the Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said.
April 29
The first of at least eight public hearings will start on June 9, the Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said.
April 29

Oath Keeper emotional as he accepts 2nd plea deal in Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy case

Brian Ulrich admitted to being part of the group that marched on the Capitol.
April 29
Members of the Oath Keepers stand on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
April 29

Jan. 6 committee to hold prime-time hearings in June

Chairman Bennie Thompson said the public can expect for at least eight hearings.
April 29
Rep. Bennie Thompson talks with reporters on the House steps of the Capitol on April 28, 2022.
April 27

McCarthy defends 1/6 audio, House GOP backs 'next speaker'

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has assured colleagues he never asked then-President Donald Trump to resign over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol
April 27
FILE - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, April 6, 2022. McCarthy is downplaying secretly recorded remarks he made about Donald Trump shortly after last year's attack on the Capitol. He also says he never told the then-president that he should resign — something that has not been reported. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 27

McCarthy defends himself to Republicans after leaked Jan. 6 recordings

The House GOP leader received a standing ovation, multiple lawmakers said.
April 27
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy leaves a House Republican conference meeting  on Capitol Hill, April 27, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Audio recordings recently released have Leader McCarthy reportedly saying that he was considering asking then-President Trump to resign over the Capitol riot.
April 26

Some GOP lawmakers criticize Kevin McCarthy over Jan. 6 recordings

Others, however, wait for an explanation.
April 26
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy arrives at the Capitol in Washington, April 26, 2022.
April 26

Newly released text messages involving Mark Meadows on Jan. 6

ABC News correspondent Alex Presha talks about texts made public, including numerous messages from Republicans pleading for him to reason with Trump during the Jan. 6 attack.
April 26
VIDEO: Newly released text messages involving Mark Meadows on Jan 6
April 26

Son of famed American artist charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

For years, Vincent Gillespie waged a legal battle to try to gain control of hundreds of paintings by his father, renowned postwar American artist Gregory Gillespie
April 26
This image from video recorded Jan. 6, 2021, captures Vincent Gillespie on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington where prosecutors say he was among a rioting mob trying to gain control of the building from the federal government. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
April 25

Marjorie Taylor Greene discussed martial law to keep Trump in power, texts show

"They stole this election," Rep. Greene texted to Mark Meadows on Jan. 17, 2021.
April 25
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a court trial on April 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
April 26

Son of famed American artist charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

For years, Vincent Gillespie waged a legal battle to try to gain control of hundreds of paintings by his father, renowned postwar American artist Gregory Gillespie
April 26
This image from video recorded Jan. 6, 2021, captures Vincent Gillespie on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington where prosecutors say he was among a rioting mob trying to gain control of the building from the federal government. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
April 25

Text messages from Trump's former White House chief of staff about Jan. 6 revealed

More than 2,300 text messages, first obtained by CNN, show conversations between Mark Meadows, former President Donald Trump's chief of staff, and top Republican leaders concerning Jan. 6.
April 25
VIDEO: Text messages from Trump's former White House chief of staff about Jan. 6 revealed
April 25

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Juries have heard an array of defenses at the first trials for rioters.
April 25
FILE - This still frame from Metropolitan Police Department body worn camera video shows Thomas Webster, in red jacket, at a barricade line at on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Retired New York City police officer Webster is the next to go on trial, with jury selection scheduled to begin Monday, April 25, 2022. Webster has claimed he was acting in self-defense when he tackled a police officer who was trying to protect the Capitol from a mob on Jan. 6. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
April 25

Meadows’ Jan. 6 texts go public

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ text messages on Jan. 6, 2021, have gone public, as another former White House official said Meadows was warned the protests could turn violent.
April 25
VIDEO: Meadows’ Jan. 6 texts go public
April 23

Meadows made aware of potential violence on Jan. 6: Official

Former President Trump is now responding to the alleged Kevin McCarthy audio recordings from Jan. 6.
April 23
VIDEO: Meadows made aware of potential violence on Jan. 6: Official
April 22

House GOP member 1st lawmaker to publicly testify about Capitol riot

Greene has denied any involvement in the attack.
April 22
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene prepares to testify, April 22, 2022, in Atlanta.
April 23

Marjorie Taylor Greene appears in court

Greene testified as some Georgia voters seek to disqualify her from running for reelection to Congress.
April 23
VIDEO: Marjorie Taylor Greene appears in court
April 23

Official: Meadows had been warned of possible 1/6 violence

A former White House official said ex-Trump aide knew of potential for violence.
April 23
FILE - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speaks with reporters at the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Washington. A former White House official told the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, had been advised of intelligence reports showing the potential for violence that day, according to transcripts released late Friday night, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 22

McCarthy recording from Jan. 6 released

Audio recordings reveal that GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told colleagues that he would urge former President Donald Trump to resign following the Jan. 6 attack.
April 22
VIDEO: McCarthy recording from Jan. 6 released
April 22

Marjorie Taylor Greene becomes 1st Congress member to testify under oath on Jan. 6

In an occasionally surreal hearing in Georgia, attorneys questioned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., about the Jan. 6 insurrection amid a bid by voters to bar her from seeking reelection.
April 22
VIDEO: Marjorie Taylor Greene becomes 1st Congress member to testify under oath on Jan. 6
April 22

Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies at her reelection hearing

Rep. Greene testified in court after a group of voters claimed she is ineligible for reelection for engaging in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
April 22
VIDEO: Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies at her reelection hearing
April 22

Connecticut woman, daughter sentenced in U.S. Capitol breach

A Connecticut woman who stormed the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection has been sentenced to five weekends in jail, 60 days of home confinement and a $2,500 fine, while her daughter will serve 90 days of home confinement
April 22
April 22

Audio recording reveals GOP leader Kevin McCarthy planned to urge Trump to resign

ABC News White House correspondent Mary Alice Parks has the latest in Washington as Donald Trump Jr. is expected to voluntarily meet with the Jan 6th House committee in the coming days.
April 22
VIDEO: Audio recording reveals GOP leader Kevin McCarthy planned to urge Trump to resign
April 22

Audio clip shows Kevin McCarthy planned to ask Trump to resign after Jan. 6 attack

The House Minority Leader was caught on tape days after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, telling other Republicans he was going to urge the former president to resign.
April 22
VIDEO: Audio clip shows Kevin McCarthy planned to ask Trump to resign after Jan. 6 attack
April 21

Donald Trump Jr. prepares to testify to Jan. 6 committee

President Trump’s oldest son is expected to voluntarily meet with the committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot in the coming days.
April 21
VIDEO: Donald Trump Jr. prepares to testify to Jan. 6 committee
April 21

Sources: Donald Trump Jr. to meet with Jan. 6 committee

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is expected to meet with Donald Trump Jr. in the coming days, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.
April 21
VIDEO: Sources: Donald Trump Jr. to meet with Jan. 6 committee
April 21

Donald Trump Jr. expected to meet with Jan. 6 committee: Sources

The meeting is expected in the coming days, sources tell ABC News.
April 21
Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Trump Organization Inc., speaks during a campaign rally in Dalton, Ga., Jan. 4, 2021.
April 14

Judge slams Trump as 'charlatan' after jury finds Jan. 6 rioter guilty on all counts

He said Trump doesn't care about democracy, "but only about power."
April 14
FILE - Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A federal jury is set to resume deliberating in the trial of a former Virginia police officer charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer. The 12 jurors deliberated for more than four hours on Friday without reaching a verdict in the case against former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson.
April 14

Capitol riot defendant: I was following Trump's instructions

An Ohio man acknowledges he joined the mob at the U.S. Capitol last year.
April 14
FILE - Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. An Ohio man charged with stealing a coat rack from the U.S. Capitol doesn't deny that he joined the mob that stormed the building last year. But a lawyer for Capitol riot defendant Dustin Thompson vows to show that former President Donald Trump abused his power to authorize the attack on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 13

Florida man charged with attacking officers at Capitol riot

Officials say a Florida man has been arrested for attacking police officers while storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection
April 13
April 12

Former police officer who stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 guilty on all counts

Thomas Robertson was found guilty on charges ranging from obstruction of an official proceeding to entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon.
April 12
Thomas Robertson was found guilty on charges ranging from obstruction of an official proceeding to entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon.
April 11

Former police officer who stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 guilty on all counts

This was the second jury case for a Capitol rioter.
April 11
FILE - Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A federal jury is set to resume deliberating in the trial of a former Virginia police officer charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer. The 12 jurors deliberated for more than four hours on Friday without reaching a verdict in the case against former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson.
April 12

Ex-officer convicted of storming Capitol to disrupt Congress

He's charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer.
April 12
April 11

Missouri trio gets jail for roles in Capitol insurrection

A federal judge in Washington, D
April 11
April 10

Members of Jan. 6 committee divided

The members are weighing whether to make a referral to the Justice Department for potential criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.
April 10
VIDEO: Members of Jan. 6 committee divided