3 Active-Duty Marines Arrested, Charged for Roles in Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Three active-duty U.S. Marines have been arrested for their involvement in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building. The three men — Cpl. Micah Coomer and Sgts. Joshua Abate and Dodge Dale Hellonen — were ardent loyalists to then-President Donald Trump. Surveillance footage of the attack shows the three men together, adorned in MAGA (“Make America Great Again… Source Source / Read More: 3 Active-Duty Marines Arrested, Charged for Roles in Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Trump Pleads With Meta to Allow Him Back on Facebook for 2024 Campaign

Former President Donald Trump has formally petitioned Meta, the parent company of Facebook, to reinstate his account, more than two years since he was banned from the platform. Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign sent a letter on his behalf pleading for the company to lift the indefinite suspension that was imposed on his account after the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Source Source / Read More: Trump Pleads With Meta to Allow Him Back on Facebook for 2024 Campaign

GOP Votes to Form Committee to Investigate Officials Who Have Investigated Trump

On Tuesday, House Republicans voted to form a committee to supposedly investigate the bunk conspiracy theory that they have been planting for years that the right is being oppressed by the federal government — a committee that will almost certainly be used to advance the neofascism that has been increasingly embraced by mainstream Republicans. The formation of the committee passed on party lines… Source Source / Read More: GOP Votes to Form Committee to Investigate Officials Who Have Investigated Trump

Not All Insurrections Are Equal — for Enslaved Americans, It Was the Only Option

For most Americans, Jan. 6 was once an ordinary, ho-hum day. That changed in 2021 when millions of television viewers watched thousands of Trump supporters assault the U.S. Capitol in their violent attempt to stop Joe Biden’s presidential victory. Legislators fled for their lives as the mob shattered windows and vandalized congressional offices. While those images and subsequent congressional… Source Source / Read More: Not All Insurrections Are Equal — for Enslaved Americans, It Was the Only Option

Companies That Pledged to Stop Giving to Election Objectors Have Given Them $10M

After thousands of right-wing militants descended on the Capitol on January 6 two years ago in support of former President Donald Trump, hundreds of corporations made pledges to pause or stop donations to lawmakers who voted just hours after the attack to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But those corporations restarted such donations shortly after, and PACs affiliated with over 70… Source Source / Read More: Companies That Pledged to Stop Giving to Election Objectors Have Given Them $10M

2 Years After January 6 Capitol Attack, Trump Still Hasn’t Been Charged

Two years after the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building, several hundred people have been charged (and some have been convicted) for their involvement in the attack — but former President Donald Trump has yet to face repercussions for his role in the day’s events. Following his loss in the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, Trump spent weeks wrongly claiming that… Source Source / Read More: 2 Years After January 6 Capitol Attack, Trump Still Hasn’t Been Charged

January 6 Committee Withdraws Trump Subpoena

The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building has formally withdrawn a number of subpoenas it had issued late in its work, including one for former President Donald Trump. The subpoena for Trump, which was issued in October, had requested that he testify before the committee and hand over documents and communications relating to the Capitol… Source Source / Read More: January 6 Committee Withdraws Trump Subpoena

Jan. 6 Committee Member Says He’d Be Surprised If DOJ Doesn’t Indict Trump

A member of the House select committee investigating the causes of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building says that former President Donald Trump will likely be indicted for his role in the day’s events, as well as his attempts to overturn the legitimate outcome of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to President Joe Biden. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) spoke on… Source Source / Read More: Jan. 6 Committee Member Says He’d Be Surprised If DOJ Doesn’t Indict Trump

Informant Told FBI Trump Tweet Was “Call to Arms” Weeks Before Jan. 6 Attack

New reporting finds that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was warned by a confidential informant that the far right saw a December 2020 tweet from President Donald Trump as “a call to arms” to attack the Capitol on January 6, 2021, adding to a mountain of evidence that federal agencies were unprepared on the day of the attack despite having had ample warning. Weeks before the attack… Source Source / Read More: Informant Told FBI Trump Tweet Was “Call to Arms” Weeks Before Jan. 6 Attack

Year-End Funding Bill Includes Election Reforms Made to Avoid Another Jan. 6

Congressional lawmakers presented an year-end omnibus bill Tuesday that includes a set of election reforms crafted to make it harder for lawmakers to overturn presidential elections in response to January 6 — but advocates say it doesn’t go far enough to prevent further attacks. The Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act proposes several amendments to the Electoral… Source Source / Read More: Year-End Funding Bill Includes Election Reforms Made to Avoid Another Jan. 6

January 6 Committee Unanimously, Formally Accuses Trump of Insurrection

The House January 6 Committee voted unanimously on Monday to refer former President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for four criminal charges, including insurrection, bringing to a head their investigation into the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol nearly two years after the attack took place. Noting the ample volume of evidence they have collected in their 18- month-long… Source Source / Read More: January 6 Committee Unanimously, Formally Accuses Trump of Insurrection

Global: Twitter’s decision to disband safety council threatens wellbeing of users 

Responding to Twitter’s decision to abruptly dissolve its Trust and Safety Council, an advisory group comprising almost 100 civil, human rights and other organizations that sought to address child exploitation, suicide, self-harm and hate speech on the platform, Joe Westby, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Amnesty Tech, said:  “Flippantly dissolving an independent advisory body that […] The post Global: Twitter’s decision to disband safety council threatens wellbeing of users  appeared first on Amnesty International.