U.S. Capitol Riot
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June 12, 2024 at 7:08 PM

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.
June 12, 2024 at 7:08 PM
VIDEO: Trump to visit Capitol Hill for 1st time since Jan. 6 attacks
June 5, 2024 at 10:27 PM

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.
June 5, 2024 at 10:27 PM
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.
June 5, 2024 at 8:39 PM

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.
June 5, 2024 at 8:39 PM
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.
May 30, 2024 at 6:29 PM

South Dakota man arrested and charged in Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol

A South Dakota man is accused of pushing a police officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, and the Justice Department says he was among those who shoved a large metal “Trump” sign into a police line
May 30, 2024 at 6:29 PM
May 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM

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.
May 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM
VIDEO: Justice Alito declines to recuse himself from cases connected to Jan. 6
May 29, 2024 at 10:10 PM

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.
May 29, 2024 at 10:10 PM
VIDEO: Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6 attack
May 28, 2024 at 8:16 PM

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.
May 28, 2024 at 8:16 PM
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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Officer in Situation Room on Jan. 6 speaks out
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago

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

Miguel Zapata was taken into custody Thursday.
1 month ago
In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trumps supporters gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago
The US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2023.
2 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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court appears split on case that could affect Jan. 6 rioters’ charges
2 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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court justices seem skeptical of law used for Jan. 6 prosecutions
2 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.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court hears case related to felony charges for Capitol riot
2 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
2 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.
2 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.”
2 months ago
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a campaign event in Oakland, CA, March 26, 2024.
2 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.
2 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.
3 months ago

Trump praises Jan. 6 'hostages' ahead of primaries

Trump is ramping up the rhetoric on the campaign trail.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Trump praises Jan. 6 'hostages' ahead of primaries
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 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.
3 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
3 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.
3 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>.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Voters have ‘moved beyond’ Jan. 6: Rep. Nancy Mace
3 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.
3 months ago
Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021.
3 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.
3 months ago
Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.
4 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
4 months ago
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp delivers the State of the State speech, Jan. 11, 2024, in Atlanta.
4 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.
4 months ago
In this photo released by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey, Kevin Alstrup is shown.
5 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.
5 months ago
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Peter Navarro sentenced to 4 months for defying Jan. 6 committee subpoena
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 months ago
Harry Dunn speaks with ABC News Live.
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Former Capitol Police officer runs for office after Jan. 6 attack
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Former Capitol police officer runs for Congress
5 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
5 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.
5 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.
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a commit to caucus rally, Jan. 6, 2024, in Clinton, Iowa.
5 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.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Insider calls Trump’s demeanor on Jan. 6 ‘very unsettling’
5 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.
5 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.
5 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.
5 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, on January 5, 2024.
5 months ago

New reporting reveals details about Trump’s alleged behavior on Jan. 6

ABC News’ Jon Karl reveals new reporting from witnesses of the Jan. 6 attack on “This Week.”
5 months ago
VIDEO: New reporting reveals details about Trump’s alleged behavior on Jan. 6
5 months ago

‘Trump wasn’t responsible’ for Jan. 6; people 'don't believe in the system': Gonzales

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interviews Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, on “This Week.”
5 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Rep. Tony Gonzales
5 months ago

Pelosi condemns Trump amid newly reported details of his inaction on Jan. 6

Nancy Pelosi on Sunday lambasted Donald Trump for his inaction to quell the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021
5 months ago
In this Oct. 16, 2023, file photo, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks onstage at 92NY on Oct. 16, 2023, in New York.
5 months ago

Republican lawmaker defends Trump endorsement despite Trump downplaying Jan. 6

Tony Gonzales is defending his endorsement of Trump despite their sharply different views on Jan. 6.
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on Jan. 5, 2024, in Sioux Center, Iowa.
5 months ago

New details on Jan. 6 investigation

ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl reports on new details on the Jan. 6 investigation. Plus, what lies ahead for the Republican field after the crucial caucuses in Iowa.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New detail on Jan. 6 investigation
5 months ago

Jan. 6 fugitives arrested at Florida ranch: FBI

One suspect has been on the run since the attack, court records show.
5 months ago
One suspect has been on the run since the attack, court records show.
5 months ago

Trump using Jan. 6 riot as campaign rallying cry

In Iowa, he called those convicted of attacking the U.S. Capitol "J6 hostages."
5 months ago
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Durham, N.H.
5 months ago

Former Jan. 6 Capitol police officer running for Congress 

Harry Dunn, who was at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, said he’s running to hold Donald Trump accountable.
5 months ago
Harry Dunn, who was at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, said he’s running to hold Donald Trump accountable.
5 months ago

Biden marks Jan. 6 anniversary as Iowa caucus looms

ABC News’ Rick Klein talk about President Joe Biden’s campaign remarks in Pennsylvania as the campaign trail heats up.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Biden marks Jan. 6 anniversary as Iowa caucus looms
5 months ago

Jan. 6 by the numbers: More than 1,200 charged, more than 460 imprisoned

In the three years since Jan. 6, federal prosecutors have charged more than 1,265 defendants across nearly all 50 states and D.C.
5 months ago
Demonstrators swarm the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.
5 months ago

Jan. 6 pipe bomber mystery unsolved 3 years later

Three years after Jan. 6, 2021, federal law enforcement leaders are still looking for the person who placed two pipe bombs outside the DNC and RNC.
5 months ago
The FBI released this image on a poster seeking information for those responsible for the placement of pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 2021.