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Capitol Riot Officer Shares Voicemail Death Threat

A Washington, D.C., police officer who was beaten unconscious during the Capitol riot shared a voicemail from a supporter of Donald Trump wishing him death Tuesday night. Speaking to Don Lemon on CNN, Michael Fanone played harrowing audio he said he had received while testifying on Capitol Hill earlier that day about Jan. 6. The caller said, “You’re so full of s--t, you little f---ot f--ker. You’re a little p---y… You’re a lying f--k… How about all the scummy Black f--king scum destroying our cities and burning them… I wish they would have killed all you scumbags, ‘cause you people are scum. They stole the election from Trump… Too bad they didn’t beat the s--t out of you more.” Fanone responded, “This is what happens to tell the truth in Trump’s America.” Fanone, who suffered a heart attack as a result of the attacks on him during the attempted insurrection, has advocated for investigations into the events of Jan. 6 since it happened and has met with stone-faced Republican opposition. He shared the voicemail the same night as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson scoffed at the officer’s testimony from the safety of his studio, joking that Fanone was a cynical political ploy and literally laughing at him.
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‘This is how I’m going to die’: Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — “This is how I’m going to die, defending this entrance,” Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Gonell told House investigators he could feel himself losing oxygen as he...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: The select committee on the 1/6 Capitol riot has already answered at least one question

Many questions were asked during the first hearing of the House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection, and many more will follow. But one has already been decisively answered: Why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and the rest of Donald Trump’s apologists in Congress were so determined to thwart, disrupt and diminish the proceedings.
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Buffalo News

D.C. officer details alleged attack by Amherst man, others

WASHINGTON – As Amherst resident Thomas F. Sibick remains in custody on charges connected to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the police officer he is accused of assaulting told a congressional committee Tuesday of the brutal beating he suffered that day. Defending the Capitol from what he...
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