• A college student who turned his dad into the FBI after the Capitol riot fears he's getting more radicalized in jail

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Guy Reffitt pictured at the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. FBI/Fox News video
    Guy Reffitt is awaiting trial in jail after his son turned him into the FBI after the Capitol riot.
    His 19-year-old son, Jackson, told Vice News he fears his dad is radicalizing more in jail.
    The Capitol riot and Guy Reffitt's arrest has torn the family apart, Vice News reported.
    A college student who turned his father into the FBI after the Capitol riot told Vice News' David Gilbert he fears his dad is becoming more radicalized in jail. Guy Reffitt, a Texas man and member of the far-right Three Percenters...
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  • Polls show Trump and the GOP's efforts to downplay the January 6 Capitol riot are working

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rioters supporting then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. AP Photo
    Trump and the GOP's efforts to minimize the Capitol riot have paid off, politically.
    A year after the Jan. 6 attack, a declining portion of Republican voters are concerned about accountability for the riot.
    Trump has spent the last year downplaying the riot and leaning into the lie that the 2020 election was "rigged."
    A year after the deadly Capitol riot, former President Donald Trump's campaign to undermine faith in the 2020 election and downplay the events of January 6 is...
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  • January 6 in photos: How the insurrection unfolded in real time

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Photos from January 6: Former Donald Trump's rally from the Ellipse at the White House , a man climbs down from makeshift gallows outside the Capitol siege. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images From former President Donald Trump's morning rally on the Ellipse to the moment the Capitol was breached, photographers documented one of the most infamous days in US history on January 6, 2021. In chronological order, here are some of the most striking images from the insurrection one year ago. The "Save America" rally Busses line up the morning of January 6...
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  • Trump cancelled his Jan 6 speech because he was concerned he'd get bad TV ratings, a CNN analyst said

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Donald Trump, then US president, at a rally in the hours before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
    Trump cancelled his January 6 speech fearing it would get little live coverage, per a CNN analyst.
    Networks seemed unlikely to cover the event live, limiting Trump's reach.
    Trump has long been fixated on TV ratings.
    Former President Donald Trump cancelled a planned speech on the anniversary of the Capitol riot partly from concern that it would get low TV ratings, according to a CNN analyst. Trump had planned a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort on the...
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  • QAnon networks are evading Twitter's crackdown on disinformation to pump out pro-Capitol-riot propaganda, study says

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    A person wears a QAnon sweatshirt during a pro-Trump rally on October 3, 2020 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
    QAnon accounts are evading Twitter's attempts to ban them, per research seen by Insider.
    Academic Laura Dilley described strategies that seem to skirt Twitter's enforcement efforts.
    The movement continues to spread conspiracy theories and glorify the Capitol riot.
    Networks of QAnon accounts are using unusual tactics to evade Twitter's ban on disinformation and flood the platform with conspiracy theories, a study shared with Insider...
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  • Former Pence aides are actively cooperating with the Jan. 6 committee as it focuses on Trump's role in the Capitol riot, report says

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Trump supporters at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Brent Stirton/Getty Images
    People close to Mike Pence have been actively sharing information with Congress' Jan. 6 committee, Axios reported .
    They include Pence's for chief of staff Marc Short and press secretary Alyssa Farah, Axios reported.
    Some of them have even testified without a subpoena, Axios reported.
    Aides to former Vice President Mike Pence aides have been actively sharing information with the House committee examining former President Donald Trump's role in the Capitol riot, Axios reported. Sources told Axios that people...
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  • Jailed Capitol riot defendant blasts Trump for canceling his Jan. 6 press conference, saying he abandoned his supporters

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Edward Jacob Lang on the day of the Capitol riot. Department of Justice
    Trump on Tuesday canceled a scheduled press conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot.
    A jailed Capitol riot defendant said he was "disappointed" in the decision and said he felt abandoned.
    Edward Jacob Lang is awaiting trial in a Washington, DC prison after he assaulted a police officer.
    A jailed Capitol riot defendant has said he was "disappointed" in Donald Trump for canceling his January 6 press conference and suggested that the former president had abandoned his supporters. "There should be a...
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  • Trump turns on Hannity over Capitol-riot texts advising him to stop claiming the election was stolen

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Fox News host Sean Hannity. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File
    Trump turned on Fox News host Sean Hannity over his texts to Trump aides before the Capitol riot.
    Hannity texted a White House aide saying Trump should stop talking about the election being rigged.
    Trump said: "I disagree with Sean on that statement and the facts are proving me right."
    Donald Trump hit out at Fox News Sean Hannity on Wednesday for suggesting days after the Capitol riot that the former president should stop claiming the election was rigged. The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Tuesday...
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