The chief judge in DC's federal court questioned the Justice Department's decision to offer misdemeanor plea deals to nonviolent US Capitol rioters, saying at a hearing Thursday that the relatively light punishment might not be enough to deter similar attacks in the future.
Robert Aaron Long, 22, is facing four counts of murder and a charge of aggravated assault following the March shooting. A report indicates he’s nearing a plea deal in Cherokee County.
On Monday, writing for MSNBC, former federal prosecutors Mike Ferrara and Shawn Crowley, along with attorney Magdalene Zier, argued that the testimony of police who defended that Capitol from the January 6 attack have made a prosecution against former President Donald Trump easier.
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The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee have reached a deal on a roughly $2 billion Capitol Hill security spending bill in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection.
The Capitol insurrectionist who became known as "helmet boy" — after being captured on video using a riot helmet to smash a window to the Speaker's Lobby during the Jan. 6 riot — demanded a plea bargain from prosecutors during an "off the rails" court appearance on Wednesday.
Robert Aaron Long is facing two different cases in two different Atlanta-area counties. Prosecutors in one of the counties have reportedly reached a plea deal with Long.
Donald Trump praised the U.S. Capitol rioters who brutalized police officers during their violent insurrection aimed at overturning the presidential election results.
Former President Donald Trump continues to falsely claim he lost to Joe Biden due to fraud.
The House select committee investigating the US Capitol riot will hold its first hearing on July 27 to hear directly from law enforcement officers and others who responded to the attack, and potential witnesses have been asked for their availability and told to save the date.
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No one, in my view, who heard the testimony could conclude anything but that there was a violent insurrection attempt.