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The Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

The man who captured Ashli Babbitt's death on video during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Thursday for "parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building."

Why it matters: Andrew Bennett is at least the 21st person to plead guilty in the Capitol riot investigation thus far, per CBS News.

State of play: Bennett's misdemeanor charge carries a six month maximum prison sentence, but it remains to be seen how much jail time, if any, he is ordered to serve at his October sentencing hearing, CNN reports.

  • He has agreed to pay $500 in restitution for damages and to allow law enforcement officials to look through his social media accounts for "statements and postings in and around" Jan. 6, per the plea agreement.
  • A statement of offense for Bennett notes that he posted to his social media on Jan. 4 saying he was headed to the Capitol.
  • He livestreamed three videos during the events of Jan. 6, at one point turning the camera on himself and showing himself wearing a hat with the insignia "FAFO," a slogan for the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group.
  • The statement of offense notes that there is "no evidence" that Bennett was "violent or destructive" in the Capitol building.

The big picture: Federal prosecutors have described the Capitol riot probe — which has seen charges against over 550 people thus far — as "likely the most complex investigation ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice."

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Jan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon in New York in August 2020. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Jan 6. select committee investigating the Capitol riot released a report and resolution on Monday night that seeks to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena.

Why it matters: The report is the first of several steps that need to be taken to hold the former Trump administration chief strategist in contempt of Congress after he failed to show up for a deposition before the panel last Thursday.

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Trump sues National Archives, Jan. 6 committee to block records request

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Former President Trump filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the National Archives from releasing White House records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing executive privilege.

Why it matters: It's the latest escalation in Trump's campaign to disrupt the committee's sweeping probe into the circumstances surrounding Jan. 6, including his actions and communications leading up to the Capitol attack.

Biden: "Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been"

President Biden speaks during the 40th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S Capitol on Oct. 16. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden speaking at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday honored members of law enforcement who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020 and saluted those who are currently serving.

Driving the news: "We expect everything of you, and it's beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations. Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been," Biden said.