U.S. Capitol Attack
The timeline of events and investigations around the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6, 2021

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July 09

'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot

Jay Johnston, 55, of Los Angeles, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty to civil disorder.
July 09
VIDEO: 'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot
July 08

Veteran comedian Jay Johnston pleads guilty for his role in the Jan. 6 attack

Jay Johnston, best known for his roles in "Bob's Burgers," "Arrested Development" and "Anchorman," pleaded guilty to attacking police on Jan. 6. He faces up to five years in prison.
July 08
VIDEO: Veteran comedian Jay Johnston pleads guilty for his role in the Jan. 6 attack
July 08

'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot

An actor known for comedic roles in the movie “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and the television series “Bob’s Burgers” has pleaded guilty to interfering with police officers trying to protect the U.S. Capitol from a mob’s attack
July 08
FILE - This image from Washington Metropolitan Police Department body-worn video, released and annotated by the Justice Department in the statement of facts supporting an arrest warrant for Jay James Johnston, shows Johnston, circled in yellow, at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Johnston, an actor known for comedic roles in the movie “Anchorman” and the television series “Bob’s Burgers” has pleaded guilty to interfering with police officers trying to protect the U.S. Capitol from a mob’s attack. Johnston faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to a felony count of civil disorder. (Justice Department via AP, File)
July 18

DeSantis says Trump could've 'come out more forcefully' during Jan. 6

But the Florida governor also claimed investigations of Trump are politicized.
July 18
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rolls out his military policy proposal during an event for his 2024 presidential campaign, July 18, 2023, in West Columbia, S.C.
July 05

Officers who defended the Capitol fight falsehoods about Jan. 6 and campaign for Joe Biden

Three and a half years after the Capitol attack, former President Donald Trump still falsely claims the 2020 election was stolen and has promised that if he wins the presidency again he will pardon his supporters who violently beat police and broke int...
July 05
FILE - Former U.S. Capitol police officer Harry Dunn speaks as former Rep. Adam Kinzinger, left, and former Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan listen. during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol ahead of the Presidential Debate Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 27

Trump's past debate performances could be evidence against him in Jan. 6 case

Prosecutors have said previous comments could be used as evidence at trial.
June 27
Republican nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton looks on during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Oct. 19, 2016.
June 28

Dozens of Jan. 6 cases face uncertainty after Supreme Court decision

The ruling will most significantly impact about 52 cases, DOJ officials said.
June 28
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
June 29

Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 obstruction case

A 6-3 majority could potentially upend hundreds of January 6th prosecutions.
June 29
VIDEO: Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 obstruction case
June 28

Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 Capitol attack

The nation’s highest court has ruled in favor of a police officer involved in the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.
June 28
VIDEO: Supreme Court rules on Jan. 6 Capitol attack
June 28

US Supreme Court ruling may mean good news for some Jan. 6 defendants

The court ruled that the Justice Department may have overstepped by charging some defendants with obstructing an official proceeding for their actions at the capitol on Jan. 6.
June 28
VIDEO: US Supreme Court ruling may mean good news for some Jan. 6 defendants
June 28

Supreme Court limits scope of obstruction charge against Capitol rioters, Trump

The decision is a partial victory for Jan. 6 defendant Joseph Fischer.
June 28
Joseph Fischer is a photo released in a criminal complaint.
June 27

Biden-Trump debate: 'Threats to democracy,' Jan. 6 could take center stage

Protecting democracy is a top issue for voters but they're divided on trust.
June 27
President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden exchange arguments during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2020.
June 12

Trump to visit Capitol Hill for 1st time since Jan. 6 attacks

Former President Donald Trump will meet with House and Senate Republicans on the Hill to discuss the upcoming election and plans for 2025.
June 12
VIDEO: Trump to visit Capitol Hill for 1st time since Jan. 6 attacks
June 05

Retired NASCAR driver and son arrested for alleged assaults on police during Jan. 6

Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and his son Jarret Scott face two felony offenses each for alleged assaults during the Jan. 6th riot.
June 05
Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and his son Jarret Scott face two felony offenses each for alleged assaults on police during the Jan. 6th riots.
June 05

Retired NASCAR driver, son arrested for alleged assaults on police during Jan. 6 riot

Tighe Scott and his son Jarret Scott face two felony offenses each.
June 05
Tighe Scott of Pen Argyle, PA, made his NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega Super speedway driving this Chevrolet for car owner Walter Ballard in the Winston 500, finishing in 17th position, May 2 1976.
May 29

Justice Alito declines to recuse himself from cases connected to Jan. 6

Justice Samuel Alito has declined Democrats' requests for his recusal from cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the 2020 election after controversy over flags flown at his residences.
May 29
VIDEO: Justice Alito declines to recuse himself from cases connected to Jan. 6
May 29

Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6 attack

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. ABC News’ Terry Moran reports.
May 29
VIDEO: Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6 attack
May 28

Robert De Niro, former police officers slam Trump outside New York hush money trial

De Niro and the officers spoke at a Biden campaign event.
May 28
Actor Robert De Niro speaks in support of President Joe Biden outside of Manhattan Criminal Court as former President and Donald Trump attends his criminal trial in New York City, May 28, 2024.
May 14

Officer in Situation Room on Jan. 6 speaks out

ABC News talks with Mike Stiegler, who was present as government officials navigated the chaos taking place at the Capitol.
May 14
VIDEO: Officer in Situation Room on Jan. 6 speaks out
May 10

Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress conviction upheld by appeals court

Bannon's four-month jail sentence had been on hold pending appeal.
May 10
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon arrives at the U.S. District Courthouse for his trial for contempt of Congress, on July 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
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