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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Secret Service over text messages

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Secret Service over text messages

THE U.S. congressional panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol said it had subpoenaed the Secret Service as it investigates accusations by a watchdog that the agency erased text messages sought as evidence. "The Select Committee seeks the relevant text messages, as well as any after-action reports that have been issued in any and all divisions of the USSS pertaining or relating in any way to the events of January 6, 2021," the committee's chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, said in a written statement. The watchdog on Friday met the House of Representatives panel after accusing the Secret…
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U.S. judge gives Florida man 8 months in prison in Capitol attack

U.S. judge gives Florida man 8 months in prison in Capitol attack

MARK HOSENBALL  A federal judge has handed down an eight-month prison sentence to Floridian Paul Hodgkins for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, making him the first among hundreds of accused rioters facing prosecution to be incarcerated. Hodgkins, 38, pleaded guilty on June 2 to obstruction of an official proceeding, as Congress was in the process of formally certifying Joe Biden's election last November as U.S. president when supporters of former President Donald Trump rampaged through the building. At a sentencing hearing on Monday, prosecutor Mona Sedky told U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss that Hodgkins,…
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