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Rioters maced, trampled Capitol officers: New documents show depth of Jan. 6 attack

Rioters maced, trampled Capitol officers: New documents show depth of Jan. 6 attack

“We need to get answers both to protect the existing members of Congress but also to hold anyone accountable who may have played an affirmative role in that attack,” says Rep. Adam Schiff on federal investigators examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters.

“We need to get answers both to protect the existing members of Congress but also to hold anyone accountable who may have played an affirmative role in that attack,” says Rep. Adam Schiff on federal investigators examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters.

If investigators find that some members of Congress were in contact with rioters prior to the insurrection at the Capitol, "they ought to be thrown out of Congress … they ought to be prosecuted,” @RepGaramendi  says. “This was a violent attack on people."

Some rioters seemed annoyed that antifa was getting the credit for the Capitol attack, and they took to social media to say so.

FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers the FBI hasn't seen any evidence indicating that the rioters who took part in the January 6 US Capitol attack were "fake Trump protesters," knocking down a baseless claim pushed by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson in recent weeks

Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on January 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing

NEW: The notorious “QAnon Shaman” has insisted his actions during the Capitol riot were not an attack on the United States—and that he can prove it because he stopped other rioters from stealing muffins

Asked about veterans involved in the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, VA Sec McDonough says looking at only the rioters doesn't give a "full picture" of vets. "I also saw veterans, including members of Congress who were vets and members of the DC PD, doing remarkable things."

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In an expletive-laced phone call with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy during the Capitol attack, Trump appeared to side with rioters and gave no indication he would urge supporters to back down, according to newly revealed details of their conversation

Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Trump supporter who was killed during the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, appears to have died amid a crush of pro-Trump rioters during their attempt to fight through a police line, according to videos we reviewed:

In an expletive-laced phone call with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy during the Capitol attack, Trump appeared to side with rioters and gave no indication he would urge supporters to back down, according to newly revealed details of their conversation. @jamiegangel  reports.

US Capitol Police Officers place the urn holding the remains of fellow officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured in the January 6 attack by pro-Trump rioters, on a stand to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.⁠ 📷 Salwan Georges / AFP via Getty Images

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Trump tweeted about Vice President Pence not having "courage" more than an hour after the Capitol attack began. Rep. Joaquin Castro plays a clip of a rioter reading Trump's tweet word-for-word through a megaphone — followed by rioters searching for Pence

This is slipping by in many accounts of the attack on the Capitol. 147 Republicans voted to throw out the election AFTER rioters ransacked the Capitol for no reason other than to throw out the election. Important story by @jbendery 

Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Trump supporter from Georgia, appears to have died in the Capitol attack after losing consciousness in a crush of fellow rioters as they tried to fight through a police line, videos reviewed by The New York Times show.

Pro-Trump rioters smeared poop in U.S. Capitol hallways during belligerent attack

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, has died from injuries sustained “while physically engaging” with pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday, according to officials. He’s the fifth person to die in connection with the attack in Washington.

Pro-Trump rioters smeared poop in U.S. Capitol hallways during mob attack

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