U.S. Capitol Riot
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July 9, 2024 at 6:31 PM

'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot

Jay Johnston, 55, of Los Angeles, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty to civil disorder.
July 9, 2024 at 6:31 PM
VIDEO: 'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot
July 9, 2024 at 12:16 AM

Veteran comedian Jay Johnston pleads guilty for his role in the Jan. 6 attack

Jay Johnston, best known for his roles in "Bob's Burgers," "Arrested Development" and "Anchorman," pleaded guilty to attacking police on Jan. 6. He faces up to five years in prison.
July 9, 2024 at 12:16 AM
VIDEO: Veteran comedian Jay Johnston pleads guilty for his role in the Jan. 6 attack
July 8, 2024 at 10:06 PM

'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot

An actor known for comedic roles in the movie “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and the television series “Bob’s Burgers” has pleaded guilty to interfering with police officers trying to protect the U.S. Capitol from a mob’s attack
July 8, 2024 at 10:06 PM
FILE - This image from Washington Metropolitan Police Department body-worn video, released and annotated by the Justice Department in the statement of facts supporting an arrest warrant for Jay James Johnston, shows Johnston, circled in yellow, at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Johnston, an actor known for comedic roles in the movie “Anchorman” and the television series “Bob’s Burgers” has pleaded guilty to interfering with police officers trying to protect the U.S. Capitol from a mob’s attack. Johnston faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to a felony count of civil disorder. (Justice Department via AP, File)
July 8, 2024 at 7:21 PM

DeSantis says Trump could've 'come out more forcefully' during Jan. 6

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday tried to walk a fine line when asked about former President Donald Trump's actions on Jan. 6 after Trump was sent a target letter
July 8, 2024 at 7:21 PM
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rolls out his military policy proposal during an event for his 2024 presidential campaign, July 18, 2023, in West Columbia, S.C.
July 5, 2024 at 3:42 PM

Officers who defended the Capitol fight falsehoods about Jan. 6 and campaign for Joe Biden

Three and a half years after the Capitol attack, former President Donald Trump still falsely claims the 2020 election was stolen and has promised that if he wins the presidency again he will pardon his supporters who violently beat police and broke int...
July 5, 2024 at 3:42 PM
FILE - Former U.S. Capitol police officer Harry Dunn speaks as former Rep. Adam Kinzinger, left, and former Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan listen. during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol ahead of the Presidential Debate Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
July 1, 2024 at 2:59 PM

Trump's past debate performances could be evidence against him in Jan. 6 case

Prosecutors in Donald Trump's federal election interference case have said that comments Trump made in previous debates could be used as evidence in an eventual trial.
July 1, 2024 at 2:59 PM
Republican nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton looks on during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Oct. 19, 2016.
July 1, 2024 at 2:07 PM

Dozens of Jan. 6 cases face uncertainty after Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court's ruling Friday narrowing a key obstruction statute used against more than 300 Jan. 6 defendants could affect dozens of cases brought by prosecutors.
July 1, 2024 at 2:07 PM
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
June 29, 2024 at 3:40 PM

Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 obstruction case

A 6-3 majority could potentially upend hundreds of January 6th prosecutions.
June 29, 2024 at 3:40 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 obstruction case
June 28, 2024 at 11:36 PM

Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 Capitol attack

The nation’s highest court has ruled in favor of a police officer involved in the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.
June 28, 2024 at 11:36 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 Capitol attack
June 28, 2024 at 10:39 PM

US Supreme Court ruling may mean good news for some Jan. 6 defendants

The court ruled that the Justice Department may have overstepped by charging some defendants with obstructing an official proceeding for their actions at the capitol on Jan. 6.
June 28, 2024 at 10:39 PM
VIDEO: US Supreme Court ruling may mean good news for some Jan. 6 defendants
June 28, 2024 at 6:42 PM

Supreme Court limits scope of obstruction charge against Capitol rioters, Trump

The Supreme Court on Friday limited the scope of a felony obstruction charge used against Capitol rioters and Donald Trump.
June 28, 2024 at 6:42 PM
Joseph Fischer is a photo released in a criminal complaint.
June 28, 2024 at 1:20 AM

Biden-Trump debate: 'Threats to democracy,' Jan. 6 could take center stage

Protecting democracy is a top issue for voters but they're divided on trust.
June 28, 2024 at 1:20 AM
President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden exchange arguments during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2020.
1 month ago

Trump to visit Capitol Hill for 1st time since Jan. 6 attacks

Former President Donald Trump will meet with House and Senate Republicans on the Hill to discuss the upcoming election and plans for 2025.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Trump to visit Capitol Hill for 1st time since Jan. 6 attacks
1 month ago

Retired NASCAR driver and son arrested for alleged assaults on police during Jan. 6

Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and his son Jarret Scott face two felony offenses each for alleged assaults during the Jan. 6th riot.
1 month ago
Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and his son Jarret Scott face two felony offenses each for alleged assaults on police during the Jan. 6th riots.
1 month ago

Retired NASCAR driver, son arrested for alleged assaults on police during Jan. 6 riot

A retired NASCAR driver and his son were arrested Wednesday and charged along with two other Pennsylvania men for allegedly assaulting police during the Jan. 6 attack.
1 month ago
Tighe Scott of Pen Argyle, PA, made his NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega Super speedway driving this Chevrolet for car owner Walter Ballard in the Winston 500, finishing in 17th position, May 2 1976.
1 month ago

Justice Alito declines to recuse himself from cases connected to Jan. 6

Justice Samuel Alito has declined Democrats' requests for his recusal from cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the 2020 election after controversy over flags flown at his residences.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Justice Alito declines to recuse himself from cases connected to Jan. 6
1 month ago

Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6 attack

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. ABC News’ Terry Moran reports.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6 attack
1 month ago

Robert De Niro, former police officers slam Trump outside New York hush money trial

Actor Robert De Niro and former Capitol police officers Michael Fanone and Harry Dunn slammed former President Donald Trump outside of Trump's criminal hush money trial.
1 month ago
Actor Robert De Niro speaks in support of President Joe Biden outside of Manhattan Criminal Court as former President and Donald Trump attends his criminal trial in New York City, May 28, 2024.
2 months ago

Officer in Situation Room on Jan. 6 speaks out

ABC News talks with Mike Stiegler, who was present as government officials navigated the chaos taking place at the Capitol.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Officer in Situation Room on Jan. 6 speaks out
2 months ago

Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress conviction upheld by appeals court

A federal appeals court upheld the criminal conviction of Steve Bannon for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
2 months ago
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon arrives at the U.S. District Courthouse for his trial for contempt of Congress, on July 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Former official charged for falsely accusing others of joining Jan. 6 riot

Miguel Zapata was taken into custody Thursday.
2 months ago
In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trumps supporters gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
2 months ago

'Surprising' and 'disturbing': Legal experts react to SCOTUS on Trump immunity case

Legal experts weigh in on the "surprising" arguments at the Supreme Court on Donald Trump's claim of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.
2 months ago
This artist sketch depicts Michael Dreeben, counselor to Special Counsel Jack Smith as he argues before the Supreme Court in Washington, Apr. 25, 2024.
3 months ago

Judge rejects Trump effort to pause Jan. 6 civil lawsuits while criminal case ongoing

Trump had asked D.C. District Judge Amit Mehta to stay proceedings in the lawsuits.
3 months ago
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2024 Senior Club Championship award ceremony at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 24, 2024.
3 months ago

SCOTUS appears divided on case that could upend felony charges against Jan. 6 rioters

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a case that could invalidate felony charges for more than 300 individuals connected to the Capitol riot -- including Donald Trump.
3 months ago
The US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2023.
3 months ago

Supreme Court appears split on case that could affect Jan. 6 rioters’ charges

The Supreme Court appears divided on a case that could impact felony charges against Jan. 6 rioters and former President Donald Trump.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court appears split on case that could affect Jan. 6 rioters’ charges
3 months ago

Supreme Court justices seem skeptical of law used for Jan. 6 prosecutions

The court also allowed Idaho to enforce a ban on gender-affirming care for minors.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court justices seem skeptical of law used for Jan. 6 prosecutions
3 months ago

Supreme Court hears case related to felony charges for Capitol riot

Over 300 people, including former President Donald Trump, face felony obstruction charges in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court hears case related to felony charges for Capitol riot
3 months ago

Sununu now says Trump shouldn't drop out if convicted but stands by past criticism

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Sunday reaffirmed his support for Trump while standing by some -- but not all -- of his past criticism of the former president
3 months ago
In this April 25, 2023, file photo, Chris Sununu speaks onstage at the 2023 TIME100 Summit at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
3 months ago

RFK Jr. says he 'made a mistake' after Jan. 6 comments

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Friday he is still “listening” to arguments about the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to try to “hear every side.”
3 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a campaign event in Oakland, CA, March 26, 2024.
3 months ago

Jan. 6 rioter who led crowd in attacking police sentenced to over 7 years in prison

Taylor James Johnatakis, a Washington state man who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and three months in prison.
3 months ago
This image from police body-worn camera video, contained and annotated in the Justice Department's government's sentencing memorandum supporting the sentencing of Taylor James Johnatakis, shows Johnatakis at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
4 months ago

Trump praises Jan. 6 'hostages' ahead of primaries

Trump is ramping up the rhetoric on the campaign trail.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Trump praises Jan. 6 'hostages' ahead of primaries
4 months ago

Trump claims Liz Cheney and Jan. 6 committee should be jailed

The former president is calling for Liz Cheney and other members of the House Jan. 6 committee to be jailed and also said liberal Jews "hate" their religion and Israel.
4 months ago
The former president is calling for Liz Cheney and other members of the House Jan. 6 committee to be jailed and also said liberal Jews "hate" their religion and Israel.
4 months ago

Trump driver contradicts Cassidy Hutchinson about Jan. 6 altercation, GOP report says

Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony about Trump's actions on Jan. 6 was contradicted, in part, by Trump's driver, a new report from a Republican-led House committee claims
4 months ago
Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 28, 2022 in Washington, DC.
4 months ago

Trump promises to 'free' Jan. 6 rioters on first day back in White House if reelected

Trump says one of his first acts if elected to a second term would be to "free" people convicted for their roles in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol
4 months ago
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.
4 months ago

Voters have ‘moved beyond’ Jan. 6: Rep. Nancy Mace

George Stephanopoulos interviews Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., on “This Week.” Read more <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nancy-mace-defends-support-trump-after-found-liable/story?id=107964612" target="_blank">here</a>.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Voters have ‘moved beyond’ Jan. 6: Rep. Nancy Mace
4 months ago

House Republicans release more Jan. 6 tapes, but now without rioters' faces blurred

House Republicans released 5,000 hours more of security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
4 months ago
Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021.
4 months ago

Some Jan. 6 rioters received improper sentence enhancements, appeals court rules

A Circuit Court of Appeals panel issued a ruling Friday that could impact scores of prison terms handed down to rioters sentenced for joining the Jan. 6 riot.
4 months ago
Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.
5 months ago

Georgia's GOP governor says Trump shouldn't get immunity: 'No one is above the law'

Trump isn't "above the law" and shouldn't be granted presidential immunity, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Sunday
5 months ago
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp delivers the State of the State speech, Jan. 11, 2024, in Atlanta.
5 months ago

Former State Dept. contracted diplomatic security officer arrested on Jan. 6 charges

A U.S. State Department contractor responsible for diplomatic security was arrested Tuesday on charges that he breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
5 months ago
In this photo released by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey, Kevin Alstrup is shown.
6 months ago

Judge 'shocked' by efforts to 'rewrite history' of Jan. 6 attack

A senior judge in D.C. issued a scathing rebuke on Thursday of those he says are trying to "rewrite history" of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
6 months ago
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
6 months ago

Peter Navarro sentenced to 4 months for defying Jan. 6 committee subpoena

The former Trump aide was convicted in September on one count of contempt of Congress over his refusal to appear for a deposition in front of the committee.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Peter Navarro sentenced to 4 months for defying Jan. 6 committee subpoena
6 months ago

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro gets 4 months for defying Jan. 6 committee subpoena

Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months Thursday for defying a congressional subpoena to cooperate with the House Jan. 6 committee.
6 months ago
In this Sept. 7, 2023 file photo, Peter Navarro, an advisor to former U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters as he arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington.
6 months ago

Former Capitol Police officer discusses congressional run, state of democracy

ABC News Live’s Linsey Davis spoke with former Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn on why he’s running for office and the state of democracy three years after Jan. 6.
6 months ago
Harry Dunn speaks with ABC News Live.
6 months ago

Former Capitol Police officer runs for office after Jan. 6 attack

After facing physical and verbal attacks during the Jan 6. Capitol attack, former Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn is running for Congress and he tells us why.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Former Capitol Police officer runs for office after Jan. 6 attack
6 months ago

Former Capitol police officer runs for Congress

A Capitol police officer who became known for his emotional congressional testimony about the Jan. 6 insurrection is running for office. Harry Dunn joins "GMA3" to discuss his congressional run.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Former Capitol police officer runs for Congress
6 months ago

Former Oath Keeper admits 'the election was not stolen' during Jan. 6 sentencing

Former Oath Keeper Ray Epps was sentenced as former President Donald Trump appeared in court
6 months ago
Ray Epps, in the red Trump hat, center, gestures to a line of law enforcement officers, as people gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
6 months ago

Trump says he'll attend immunity hearing Tuesday in his Jan. 6 case

Former President Trump is planning to appear at a D.C. hearing in his election interference case Tuesday, two days before he's expected to attend his civil fraud trial.
6 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a commit to caucus rally, Jan. 6, 2024, in Clinton, Iowa.
6 months ago

Insider calls Trump’s demeanor on Jan. 6 ‘very unsettling’

Aides allegedly told special counsel Jack Smith's team that former President Donald Trump was "not interested" in doing more to stop the riot in 2021.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Insider calls Trump’s demeanor on Jan. 6 ‘very unsettling’
6 months ago

Special counsel probe uncovers new details about Trump's inaction on Jan. 6: Sources

Special counsel Jack Smith has uncovered previously undisclosed details about former President Trump's refusal to help stop the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, sources say.
6 months ago
In a video message posted to Twitter on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021, President Donald Trump addresses supporters participating in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
6 months ago

Biden marks Jan. 6 anniversary by calling Trump a threat to democracy and freedom

President Joe Biden held his first campaign event of 2024 Friday near Valley Forge, where he said democracy is under threat, on the eve of the anniversary of Jan. 6.
6 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, on January 5, 2024.