Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show authorities particularly focused on the Proud Boys, even monitoring the hotel they were staying at.
One of the Capitol defendants was identified by an FBI agent he went to college with. Another was arrested trying to stop a relative from getting the COVID vaccine.
Sen. Ron Johnson Told Capitol Security Officials That “Fake” Trump Supporters Started The Capitol Riots
Johnson, who refused to condemn Trump’s lies about the election, suggested Trump supporters were not actually responsible for the Jan. 6 attack.
Merrick Garland Pledged To Investigate The Capitol Insurrection From The Rioters On "Up" As Attorney General
Garland faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday as part of his confirmation process to take over the Justice Department.
In a one-line order, the justices refused to pause a lower court decision that cleared the way for prosecutors to enforce a grand jury subpoena.
Arizona Republicans keep losing — but the state party has already turned itself into a Trump machine, still trying to win an election that's long over. And that might be the future of conservatism.
A judge found that Eric Munchel and Lisa Eisenhart, his codefendant and his mother, pose “a clear danger to our republic.”
Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, filed a claim under the Ku Klux Klan Act against Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers.
McConnell Said Trump Is Responsible For The Deadly Capitol Insurrection Minutes After Voting Not Guilty
“The leader of the free world cannot spend weeks thundering that shadowy forces are stealing our country and then feign surprise when people believe him and do reckless things.”
The remaining 43 Republican senators voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial.
Republicans Voted to Acquit Trump For The Deadly Capitol Attack, Tying The Party To His Violence For Years To Come
At the end of Trump’s second impeachment trial, the Republican Party chose him, political violence, delusional conspiracy theories, and armed racist militias over “law and order.”
Senators Surprised Themselves With A Vote On Witnesses, Sending Trump's Impeachment Trial Into Chaos For Hours
Senators unexpectedly agreed to call witnesses in the impeachment trial on Saturday morning, but then decided against it.
The Senate will vote Saturday on former president Trump's guilt in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. Seventeen Republicans are needed to convict him.
The former president’s legal team argued that his speech was protected by the First Amendment and presented long video montages of Democrats saying the word “fight.”
Trump's Lawyers Couldn't Say When He Found Out Rioters Were In The Capitol And What He Did To Stop It
The former president's legal team also argued that Trump never knew that Pence was in danger, despite all evidence.
Senators are likely to vote on whether to convict Trump on Saturday, ending the trial.
After releasing shocking unseen footage of the Capitol riots the day before, Democrats will finish their oral arguments on Thursday.
“Senators are, you know, pretty analytical ... so it doesn't affect me in terms of how I feel about the president's culpability,” Sen. Kevin Cramer said.
New Impeachment Video Shows Officer Eugene Goodman Saving Mitt Romney From Running Into Capitol Rioters
Democrats released unseen footage of the Capitol insurrection during the impeachment trial, showing just how close rioters came to Romney, other senators, and Mike Pence.
On day two of the trial, Democrats will begin to make their case that Trump incited the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.
Trump’s top lawyer decided to abandon his script and wing it on day one of the trial. It went poorly.
Listen: These Are The Black Country Artists We Should Be Supporting In Light Of Morgan Wallen’s Racist Comments
“It’s a particular recurring embarrassment of country music—That they seem to only make room for one Black artist at a time.”
Nearly 200 people have been charged, but who killed a Capitol Police officer and who planted pipe bombs are still big, outstanding questions.
Democrats Showed A Stunning Video Of Trump's Supporters Using His Own Words As They Attacked The Capitol In His Impeachment Trial
House Democrats opened Trump's historic second impeachment trial Tuesday with a video documenting how the former president's words kicked off violence.
Trump's historic second impeachment trial begins Tuesday with Republicans arguing the whole thing is unconstitutional.
Documents seen by BuzzFeed News show that Parler offered Trump 40% of the company if he posted exclusively to the platform. The deal was never finalized.
Trump Supporters’ Own Explanations For Assaulting The Capitol Are Undercutting His Impeachment Defense
“President Trump told Us to ‘fight like hell,’” one Trump supporter reportedly posted online after the assault on the Capitol.
“She has been very clear for years, speaking out, giving senate testimony, that at age 18 she was in a relationship with a very charismatic and powerful man… but she never did name him. And somehow for that reason he was able to ignore it.”
"I'm not sure that I even deserve it."
A Viral Video Shows A Former QAnon Believer Telling Anderson Cooper Why He Thought He Ate Babies, And It's Very WTF
"I apologize for thinking that you ate babies."
“The pandemic has really affected the way we experience time. 2020 was this chaotic crazy year. But we were at least doing things for the first time. But now we’re about to loop back around on all of these anniversaries.”
Trump’s impeachment trial will go ahead, but Republicans overwhelmingly signaled they will vote to acquit him.
Trump is no longer in the White House, but if he's convicted, he could be banned from holding office again.
Facebook and Twitter spent so long worrying about moderation, they forgot they could just pound the "ban" button.
Trump Won't Face Legal Consequences For Holding Onto His DC Hotel And Other Business Interests While President
The Supreme Court dismissed cases accusing Trump of violating the US Constitution by refusing to divest from his businesses because he's no longer in office.
There are numerous lawsuits pending over Trump-era policies Biden doesn’t support, along with cases that ensnared the Justice Department with Trump’s own legal troubles.
Little Miss Patriot is amassing followers despite Instagram suspending her accounts for spreading disinformation. Why is her messaging so potent?
Joe Biden Got Rid Of Trump's "Diet Coke Button," And People Are Just Finding Out That It Even Existed
Yes, the Diet Coke button was real. And now it's gone.
It's a good thing Pence finally figured out how to put on a face mask.
Charging documents in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection quote Trump supporters prepared — and excited — for violence.
22 Tweets About The End Of The Trump Era And The Start Of The Biden One That I Can't Help But Laugh At
The dawning of a new time.
“I don’t think anyone was expecting the vocals of Jennifer Lopez to bring in a new presidency. Yet here we are. The auto-tune worked. But we actually love to see it!”
Joe Biden Just Took Over Trump's @POTUS Twitter And Used It To Issue A Tweet That Was Actually...Presidential
Biden used Trump's old @POTUS account to issue a tweet that was actually...presidential.
"I’m literally bawling right now."
Joe Biden's inaugural speech leaned hard on unity, and an argument for how it can happen, even as he spoke from the site of political violence.
Four years of...whatever that was...will age you.
Ten years ago, the Jan. 6 riot couldn’t have happened like it did — our current culture of social media barely existed. On the decade that gave us President Donald Trump.
Joe Biden's inauguration ends the first part of his "battle for the soul of America." Now to find out what that means.
A judge had allowed Anthony Levandowski to serve out his 18-month prison sentence after the coronavirus pandemic.
Bannon played a key role in Trump's 2016 election before falling out with the president. Now Trump is giving him a last-minute rescue from federal charges.
The agency said Mulaney made “inappropriate statements” about President Donald Trump during his SNL monologue, according to records obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Here's what four years of Trump will do to a country.
The sun may have set on Trump's presidency, but we'll always remember the time he stared into it during an eclipse.
Conspiracy theories about a stolen election brought the Trump movement to insurrection, and a further set of conspiracy theories will insulate it from reckoning with the consequences.
Couy Griffin is a county commissioner in New Mexico and said at a public meeting he planned to return to Washington, DC, with firearms.
Mueller Memos: The FBI Just Released Its Secret Interviews With Michael Flynn After BuzzFeed News Waged A Legal Fight
The 126 pages of interview summaries with Trump's former national security adviser were released by the Justice Department only after BuzzFeed News pressed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Sandra is a nursing home staffer, a widow, and a Trump supporter deep in the right-wing news vortex. Trump and the Republican Party's claims of election fraud have left her hopeless.
Allowing Trump to fire the FBI director investigating him in 2017 without “corrective action, brought us to Jan. 6,” Rep. Al Green told BuzzFeed News.
The Last Time Josh Hawley Told The Story Of An Election That Became A Constitutional Crisis, He Took A Different Tone
"[The Federalists'] change of heart was forced by the realization that to deny the considered choice of the people would itself threaten the Constitution."
“You have to show there has to be some kind of consequence, some kind of reckoning with what has just happened here. You have to show future officeholders there is a consequence for this kind of behavior.”
Trump Has Become The First President Ever To Be Impeached Twice, This Time For Inciting A Deadly Insurrection
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump again. His Senate trial is expected to begin next week.
At least one person whom "Thad Williams" helped send to DC bragged about carrying a firearm to the nation's capital.
This is what it's come to.
Crimes fueled by hate and online conspiracy theories over the past four years repeatedly offered warnings of the forces that drove last week’s attack on the US Capitol.
The move makes YouTube the latest in a string of technology companies that have limited the president online after his supporters stormed the Capitol last week.
Pence announced before Tuesday night’s vote that he would not use the 25th Amendment to kick Trump out of the White House, setting up another impeachment.
Republican Liz Cheney Said She'll Vote To Impeach Trump: "There Has Never Been A Greater Betrayal By A President"
Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, is the third most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives.
“And then you find out—everyone’s favorite plot twist device—that it was all a dream. Just kidding, everyone hates this. Thank you for wasting my time.”
But the New England Patriots coach did not name Trump in a statement about the cancellation of the awards ceremony.
A lot depends on whether Trump is convicted in the Senate before Jan. 20, but there are still potential consequences if it comes later.
Hey, United States of America? Is anyone home?
A Disgruntled Employee Changed The State Department’s Website To Say That Trump’s Term Ends Today, Sources Say
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is launching an investigation after biographical pages for the president and vice president were changed on Monday.
The move comes after Trump rewarded another loyalist, Rep. Devin Nunes, with the top US civilian honor.
West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney prevented Democrats from passing a bill asking Vice President Pence to remove Trump from office on behalf of his Republican colleagues.
The justices denied requests by Trump and his supporters to take up a group of failed election challenges before Inauguration Day.
The FBI arrested Eric Gavelek Munchel on Sunday after a photo that appeared to be him went viral.
"President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst president ever."
"It all started with lies, and lies, and lies, and intolerance."
Many families have been torn apart by politics and social unrest in the Trump era. Here's one teen's story.
The social platform is permanently suspending accounts “that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content.”
"I'm kind of a hipster about hating Mike Pence. Like, I've known he sucked since the '90s."
“It’s like being in a supertanker that for years has gone in one direction,” John Kasich said after the riot at the Capitol. “How quickly does it turn?”
Trump will be the first president in over 150 years to skip his successor's inauguration.
Members of Congress, union officials, and the DOJ have questioned how Capitol Police mishandled a violent mob that stormed through the Capitol on Wednesday.
"It's just horrifying to me."
In a video otherwise filled with lies and inaccuracies, the president said a new administration would take over on Jan. 20.
The assault on the Capitol, and on democracy, also felt like a meme-making social media performance.
"Maybe congress should have invited school children to teach them what to do in the case of an active shooter."
Wednesday’s attempted coup is just the natural extension of a presidency spent giving insurgents permission to come inside, kick their feet up, and tear down democracy.
"For weeks people were saying how ready they were to fight," one person on the forum TheDonald wrote. "The moment it happens everyone starts pearl clutching."
“I think that’s what the internet has given us—the ability to laugh-cry through the pain. We’re allowed to laugh at the Axe body spray”
25 Terrifying Tweets That Members Of Congress And Journalists Actually Had To Send During Trump's Capitol Riot
"They’ve asked us to take cover on the House floor and get our gas masks ready. This is insane."
More than 100 Republicans tried, and failed, to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss.
My Head Is Spinning After Karlie Kloss Replied To Someone On Twitter About Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump
"Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic."
In Washington, a mob of Trump supporters rushed into the Capitol. In Delaware, Joe Biden was apologizing.