The Washington Post • Amy Gardner • January 9 • washingtonpost.com
Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction
More than a week before he urged the Georgia secretary of state to overturn the election results, the president spoke to the state’s chief elections fraud investigator and urged the official to find wrongdoing as part of an ongoing inquiry.
The Wall Street Journal • Aruna Viswanatha, Sadie Gurman, Cameron McWhirter • January 9 • wsj.com
White House Forced Georgia U.S. Attorney to Resign
Pressure for resignation was part of a broader push by President Trump to overturn state’s election results.
The Washington Post • Karoun Demirjian, Carol D. Leonnig, Paul Kane, Aaron Davis • January 9 • washingtonpost.com
Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control
During the rampage, rioters came perilously close to penetrating the inner sanctums of the building while lawmakers were still there.
The Washington Post • Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe, Razzan Nakhlawi • January 9 • washingtonpost.com
A mob insurrection stoked by false claims of election fraud and promises of violent restoration
The threat of an attack on the Capitol had been building on pro-Trump forums in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6.
BuzzFeed News • Emmanuel Felton • January 9 • buzzfeednews.com
These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist-Ass Terrorists"
Two Black officers told BuzzFeed News that their chief and other upper management left them totally unprepared and were nowhere to be found on the day.
The Washington Post • Anne Gearan, Josh Dawsey, Mike DeBonis • January 9 • washingtonpost.com
Republicans largely silent about consequences of deadly attack and Trump’s role in inciting it
Trump and some Republicans seek to head off Democratic impeachment efforts, but have proposed no other inquiry or punishments.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman, Michael S. Schmidt • January 9 • nytimes.com
Trump has not lowered flags in honor of an officer who died from injuries sustained amid the riot.
The New Yorker • Ronan Farrow • January 8 • newyorker.com
An Air Force Combat Veteran Breached the Senate
The Texas-based pilot was with a group that descended on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office suite.
BuzzFeed News • John Paczkowski • January 9 • buzzfeednews.com
Amazon Is Booting Parler Off Of Its Web Hosting Service
Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.
The New York Times • Dan Barry, Mike McIntire, Matthew Rosenberg • January 9 • nytimes.com
‘Our President Wants Us Here’: The Mob That Stormed the Capitol
They came from around the country with different affiliations — QAnon, Proud Boys, elected officials, everyday Americans — united by one allegiance.
POLITICO • Marianne LeVine, Holly Otterbein, Burgess Everett • January 8 • politico.com
Election gambit blows up on Hawley and Cruz
The potential 2024 contenders face a fierce backlash after the riot at the Capitol.
Miami Herald • Alex Daugherty • January 8 • miamiherald.com
Rubio waited until after Capitol attack to say politicians lied to Trump rioters
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday in a video that the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol were “lied to by politicians who were telling them that the vice president had the power to change the election results.”
The New Yorker • Jane Mayer • January 9 • newyorker.com
A Palm Beach Proud Boy at the Putsch
Bobby Pickles, a purveyor of far-right T-shirts, joined the horde of balding dudes in dad jeans at the Capitol, because Donald Trump, he says, is “like punk rock.”
The Washington Post • Peter Jamison, Hannah Natanson, John Woodrow Cox, Alex Horton • January 9 • washingtonpost.com
‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt’s journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader
The 35-year-old veteran once supported Barack Obama, she said on Twitter. But that was before she became a devoted follower of Donald Trump and QAnon.
The Atlantic • Ronald Brownstein • January 9 • theatlantic.com
Republicans Confront the Consequences of Their Doomsday Rhetoric
The Capitol riot showed how the ominous tenor of contemporary GOP messaging could be fueling white conservatives’ extremism.
WFLA • WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff • January 9 • wfla.com
Tampa Bay man seen carrying lectern at US Capitol riot arrested in Pinellas County
The man smiling and waving at the camera has been identified as 36-year-old Adam Johnson of Parrish in Manatee County.
Forbes • Randall Lane • January 6 • forbes.com
A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable
As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed.
The Washington Post • Maura Judkis, Ellen McCarthy • January 8 • washingtonpost.com
The Capitol mob desecrated a historical workplace — and left behind some disturbing artifacts
Custodians cleaned up what they broke. Historians picked up what they brought.
POLITICO • Melanie Zanona, Olivia Beavers • January 8 • politico.com
McCarthy and Scalise face internal dissension after Capitol riot
Some GOP House members are grumbling privately that their top two leaders badly mishandled this week's traumatic events on Capitol Hill.
Reuters • Linda So • January 9 • reuters.com
U.S. Capitol police officer who died after violent assault 'loved his job'
His first big assignment was working at former President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Officer Brian Sicknick had just been sworn in with the U.S. Capitol Police Department, fulfilling a lifelong dream.