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State Sen. Doug Mastriano and former state Rep. Rick Saccone, outside the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021 (Facebook screen grab).
New Photos and Video Appear to Show Mastriano Was More Involved in Jan. 6 Riots Than He’s Admitted

As scrutiny increases on Doug Mastriano’s participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, new evidence suggests he was at the Capitol when things turned violent.

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Jacqueline Romero Confirmed as US Attorney for Eastern District of PA

Romero is the first woman of color to lead Pennsylvania’s eastern district.

A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A $250 Million Trump Con: Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money that wasn’t even used to contest the 2020 election results, according to testimony heard Monday in the US House Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack. Here’s what else you need to know.

John Helpburn, poses for a photo on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Morrisville, Pa. Helpburn said he missed the congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection because he was working overtime at his state job on Thursday. But, he said, he would have watched the hearing if he were off. He was ambivalent about what effect the hearings might have. He said high gas and grocery prices were weighing on him most. (AP photo/Mike Catalini)
Jan. 6 Hearing Doesn’t Change Many Minds in Bucks County

Among more than a dozen voters interviewed — in coffee shops, stores, and by phone — residents of the sprawling battleground county that borders Philadelphia and stretches up near the Lehigh Valley dismissed the first televised hearing as "rubbish," or simply did not watch.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022.  (Jabin Botsford//The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
‘I Was Slipping in People’s Blood’: 6 Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing #1

The first of six hearings revealed that former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka accepted that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, that multiple Republican members of Congress asked Trump for pardons after Jan. 6, and that Trump approved of his supporters chanting “Hang Mike Pence!”

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday April 28, 2022, to review the U.S. Department of State's foreign policy priorities and fiscal year 2023 budget request. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Jan. 6 Committee: US Rep. Scott Perry Sought Presidential Pardon From Trump

In the first televised hearing on the Jan. 6 attack, the committee investigating the insurrection said it had evidence that the Republican congressman from Dauphin County sought a pardon for his role in conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Trump is casting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as a patriotic act. As part of this, Trump is attempting to spread suspicions about the circumstances of the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was in the pro-Trump mob that day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
New Poll: Voters Support Jan. 6 Hearings, but Worry Trump Republicans Will Promote Violence

The findings come as the US House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will hold the first of six public hearings Thursday night in primetime. Sixty-five percent of voters support the House investigation, while only 28% oppose it, according to a new Courier Newsroom/Data for Progress poll.