Wisconsin Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder has ruled that attorneys in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial could refer to the men the teen shot in Kenosha, Wis., last year as “rioters,” “looters” and “arsonists,” but not “victims” because the term was “loaded.”
Federal Judge Theodore D. Chuang has decided to consider adding a “terrorism enhancement” to the prison terms of Patrik Mathews and Brian Lemley Jr., two white supremacists who prosecutors said plotted to carry out deadly violence at a Virginia guns-rights rally last year to provoke what one of them called “a full-blown civil war.”
Plaintiffs in the long-delayed lawsuit in federal court against two dozen organizers of the August, 2017 far-right march in Charlottesville, N.C., are accusing the collection of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Klan sympathizers and other adherents of extremist ideology of plotting to foment the violence that left at least 19 people injured and one woman dead.
Two pro-Trump rally organizers who say they helped extensively plan election protests around the country — most notably, the storming of the Capitol on January 6 — are now coming forward to share that they regularly met with GOP representatives or their top staff in the weeks leading up to the riots in Washington D.C in an exclusive report from Rolling Stone.
Investigators are seeking records and testimony from Joseph Clark, a DOJ official who allegedly aided Trumps insurrection efforts. Meanwhile, a D.C. judge claims a jailed rioter is being unfairly treated.
New subpoena targets include Amy Kremer, the chairwoman of Women for America First, which helped plan the rally near the White House on Jan. 6, and Katrina Pierson, former President Donald Trump’s national campaign spokeswoman.
The subpoenas issued to former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, come as the subcommittee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol moves to a more aggressive phase.