Latest from Jon Swaine

41 minutes of fear: A video timeline from inside the Capitol siege

An examination of video, texts and other evidence shows how perilously close lawmakers came to the enraged mob
  • Jan 16, 2021

Man who shot video of fatal Capitol shooting is arrested, remains focus of political storm

John Earle Sullivan, deplored by both liberal and conservative activists, says he only wanted to capture history, but he also sells merchandise.
  • Jan 16, 2021

Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol

The Washington Post obtained video showing the chaotic moments before 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot as rioters rushed toward the Speaker's Lobby.
  • Jan 8, 2021

Man who posed at Pelosi desk said in Facebook post that he is prepared for violent death

Richard Barnett, who criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a social media post last week, was photographed sitting with his feet up on a desk in her office in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday — an image that quickly became emblematic of the chaotic storming of the complex by a pro-Trump mob.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Sidney Powell’s secret intelligence contractor witness is a pro-Trump podcaster

In an interview Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman, whose credentials were questioned in a recent civil fraud case, confirmed that she wrote the affidavit and said she viewed it as her contribution to a fight against the theft of the election.
  • Dec 24, 2020

Despite Trump’s intense hunt for voter fraud, officials in key states have so far identified just a small number of possible cases

The handful of criminal cases that have been filed include some against Republican voters who sought to boost the president, officials said.
  • Dec 23, 2020

Conservative nonprofit group challenging election results around the country has tie to Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis

Ellis serves as special counsel to the Thomas More Society, raising questions about the independence of what has appeared to be a separate legal endeavor.
  • Dec 7, 2020

For Trump advocate Sidney Powell, a playbook steeped in conspiracy theories

The appellate lawyer has emerged as a key voice on the far right, fueling skepticism that Joe Biden rightfully won presidential contests in key battleground states.
  • Nov 28, 2020

Federal appeals court panel rejects Trump request to block certification of Pennsylvania’s election results

The sharply worded opinion written by a Trump appointee said the campaign’s challenge has ‘no merit.’
  • Nov 27, 2020

In scathing opinion, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

The suit, in which Trump sought to block the certification of the state’s election results, made “strained legal arguments without merit,” District Judge Matthew W. Brann wrote.
  • Nov 21, 2020