One year after US Capitol riot, resentment persists among Trump supporters
07 January 2022 | 2:00 pm
It's been one year since the world watched in shock as ordinary citizens stormed the US Capitol in Washington. What made that dramatic event possible? What motivated the rioters to storm the heart of their own democracy? One year on, our reporters travelled to the small town of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, where working-class voters helped elect Donald Trump as president in 2016.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he'll work "to get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable." Republican leaders have boycotted the inquiry into the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
The close ally of former US President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to charges that he illegally lobbied on behalf of the Emirati government.
The Democratic-majority panel has started hearing first-hand testimony from police officers who defended the building from attack.
Handwritten notes detail a conversation in which Trump pushed for the election results to be declared corrupt. Justice Department officials at the time said they could not "change the outcome of the election."
President Jair Bolsonaro claims that electronic voting allows fraud, casting doubt on the 2022 presidential election. Thousands marched in cities to show support, though he remains unpopular in opinion polls.
Jacob Anthony Chansley could face up to 51 months in prison over the January 6 unrest at the US Congress. He has since turned his back on the QAnon conspiracy theory, his lawyer said.
The protesters are showing support for the embattled Brazilian leader, who is feuding with the Supreme Court. Counterdemonstrations are also expected.
French President Emmanuel Macron has hailed the killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of the "Islamic State in the Sahara," as a "huge success." But analysts warn that the terror threat is far from over.
Police vastly outnumbered pro-Trump protesters at a rally in support of those charged for breaching the US Capitol in January. Security had been tightened amid concerns of a repeat of the violence.
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden by even more votes than initially believed, according to a review backed by Trump's allies in the Republican Party.
Top US General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.
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