• Former West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans, who screamed 'Derrick Evans is in the Capitol' on January 6, is sentenced to 3 months in prison

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    Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington on January 6. AP Photo/John Minchillo
    A man who live-streamed himself inside the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to three months in prison.
    Derrick Evans, a former West Virginia state lawmaker, pleaded guilty to one felony earlier this year.
    "We're in, we're in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!" Evans said on the live-stream.
    Derrick Evans , a former West Virginia state legislator who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 and proudly declared "Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!" amid the siege, was...
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  • January 6 committee displays notes from former Trump DOJ official in which the then-president urges him to 'just say the election was corrupt'

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    Notes from Richard Donoghue displayed at the January 6 committee's hearing on June 23, 2022. Screenshot / C-SPAN
    The January 6 committee displayed a previously unseen note from a former Trump DOJ official.
    According to Richard Donoghue, Trump told him and other officials to "just say the election was corrupt."
    According to Trump, DOJ officials could "leave the rest to me and the congressmen."
    The January 6 committee on Thursday displayed scans of notes taken by Richard Donoghue, then the acting deputy attorney general serving out the final days of the Trump administration. One note...
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  • Trump was the one who suggested sending letter to states alleging 2020 election fraud, former acting AG testifies

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    Jeffrey Rosen, former acting Attorney General, testifies before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 23, 2022. Alex Wong/Getty Images
    Then-President Donald Trump suggested DOJ send letters to states suggesting election fraud.
    Rosen refused to send the letters, stating there was no evidence of fraud during 2020 elections.
    The House committee said they show how Trump tried to pressure DOJ officials.
    Former acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen said on Thursday that then-President Donald Trump suggested...
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  • Bill Barr says he's 'not sure we would have had a transition at all' to Biden if DOJ hadn't investigated Trump's baseless voter fraud claims

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    Former Attorney General William Barr is seen on a screen during a hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
    Bill Barr said Trump might not have left office if DOJ hadn't investigated baseless voter fraud claims.
    "I sort of shudder to think what the situation would have been" without the inquiries, Barr said.
    Barr has featured prominently in the opening House January 6 committee hearings.
    Former Attorney General William Barr said he was "not sure we would have had a transition at all" if the Justice Department had...
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  • Liz Cheney ready to reveal Republican colleagues who asked Trump for presidential pardons after the January 6 riot

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    Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol, and Committee Chair Bennie Thomson take their seats during the panel's fifth hearing on Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images
    Liz Cheney said White House staff identified GOP lawmakers who sought January 6-related pardons.
    Cheney previously named Republican Rep. Scott Perry as one pardon seeker.
    The committee was expected to name the other congressional petitioners Thursday.
    January 6 select committee co-chair Liz Cheney promised to end the panel's fifth public hearing by naming...
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  • White House lawyer Eric Herschmann told a Trump loyalist 'you would be committing a felony' after being told of a plan to use the DOJ to overturn the election

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    Eric Herschmann, former White House attorney, speaks with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 13, 2022. (House Select Committee via AP
    Eric Herschmann said he brutally mocked a plan to use the DOJ to provide cover to Trump's baseless claims.
    The White House lawyer said he told a Trump loyalist that his plan was illegal and he would be "committing a felony."
    Herschmann's testimony to the January 6 committee has been a key part of public hearings.
    Former White House attorney Eric Herschmann told the House January 6 committee that he brutally...
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  • Actor Sean Penn traveled to Washington DC to watch the fifth January 6 committee hearing in person: 'I'm just here to observe'

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    Actor Sean Penn and DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges at the January 6 committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 23, 2022. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
    Actor Sean Penn showed up unexpectedly at Thursday's January 6 committee hearing.
    "I think we all saw what happened on January 6 and now we're looking to see if justice comes on the other side of it."
    He sat between Officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges, who both responded to the attack.
    Sean Penn, a Hollywood actor best known for his role in films ranging from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to "Into the Wild...
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