Kyle Cheney
Kyle Cheney
Kyle Cheney is a Congress reporter for POLITICO Cheney joined the Congress team after covering the 2016 presidential election on POLITICO's politics team. He covered the Republican primary field with a focus on the national GOP, the Republican National Convention and the internal machinations of the party as it adjusted to the emergence of Donald Trump.Source
Arlington, Virginia
CRITIC
img-contested
N/A
0 reviews
PUBLIC
img-contested
N/A
2 reviews

RECENT ARTICLES

Sort by:
No Rating
Jan. 6 defendants win unlikely Dem champions as they face harsh detainment

Jan. 6 defendants win unlikely Dem champions as they face harsh detainment

“Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said.Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. | Brent Stirton/Getty ImagesSen. Elizabeth Warren fled the Capitol on Jan. 6 from a mob she later called domestic terrorists. Now she and another Senate Democratic leader are standing up for their attackers' rights as criminal defendants.Most of the 300-plus people charged with participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have been released while they await trial, but dozens of those...

+1
Apr 19
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Proud Boy charged with pepper spraying police during Capitol riot contracts Covid in jail

Proud Boy charged with pepper spraying police during Capitol riot contracts Covid in jail

Christopher Worrell’s diagnosis was revealed during an appeal of a federal judge’s decision to reject his bid for release.A person wearing Proud Boy colors at right marches with supporters of President Donald Trump on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. | AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinA member of the Proud Boys charged with pepper spraying a line of police officers at the Capitol is urging a federal appeals court panel to free him from pretrial detention, citing a Covid-19 diagnosis he received while being held in a Washington, D.C., jail.Christopher Worrell is particularly vulnerable to Covid, his...

Apr 15
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
House Ethics Committee opens Gaetz investigation

House Ethics Committee opens Gaetz investigation

For the sophomore Florida Republican, the House probe is only the latest threat to his political future.The House Ethics Committee on Friday opened an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz over an array of alleged lawbreaking and violations of House rules stemming from a federal sex trafficking inquiry. | Kevin Dietsch/Pool via APThe House Ethics Committee on Friday opened an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz over an array of alleged lawbreaking and violations of House rules stemming from a federal sex trafficking inquiry.Among the alleged Gaetz improprieties that the ethics committee could...

Apr 9
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Gaetz runs the Trump playbook for scandal: Keep talking, and talking

Gaetz runs the Trump playbook for scandal: Keep talking, and talking

One thing the former president proved is that unless you're Donald Trump and sit in the White House, his strategy doesn't work as well.Ever since the first report that he faced a Department of Justice investigation into potential trafficking of an underage girl, Rep. Matt Gaetz has channeled the former president as he tries to explain the inquiry away. | Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesA person in serious legal jeopardy tends to, per their lawyer’s advice, shut up. Matt Gaetz is handling his current problems a little differently.Trying to deflect from the threat of a federal criminal...

+1
Mar 31
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Republicans seek DOJ briefing on claims of 'suspicious' pre-Jan. 6 Capitol tours

Republicans seek DOJ briefing on claims of 'suspicious' pre-Jan. 6 Capitol tours

Republicans have grown increasingly frustrated that authorities have allowed the charges leveled by Democrats to linger without updates for nearly three months.Rep. Rodney Davis and other GOP lawmakers are asking the Capitol Police and Justice Department to provide a briefing on the status of their review of the allegations. | Alex Wong/Getty ImagesRepublicans on a key House committee are pressing the Justice Department and Capitol Police to brief them on a review of Democratic allegations that some GOP lawmakers provided “suspicious” tours to possible rioters in the days before the Jan. 6...

Apr 1
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Many Capitol rioters unlikely to serve jail time

Many Capitol rioters unlikely to serve jail time

The cases could embarrass the Biden administration, which has portrayed the Jan. 6 siege as a dire threat to democracy.Supporters of President Donald Trump are seen inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. | Brent Stirton/Getty ImagesAmericans outraged by the storming of Capitol Hill are in for a jarring reality check: Many of those who invaded the halls of Congress on Jan. 6 are likely to get little or no jail time.While public and media attention in recent weeks has been focused on high-profile conspiracy cases against right-wing, paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, the...

+1
Mar 30
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Proud Boys organizer charged in Capitol attack says he aided FBI ‘antifa’ inquiries

Proud Boys organizer charged in Capitol attack says he aided FBI ‘antifa’ inquiries

Joseph Biggs’ claims are likely to sharpen concerns that law enforcement has tolerated violence by the Proud Boys.Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, left, and Ethan Nordean, right, walk toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. | Carolyn Kaster/AP PhotoA leader of the Proud Boys charged in an alleged conspiracy to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6 claims he has a longstanding relationship with the FBI, which he said regularly sought him out for information about “antifa networks” in Florida and other parts of the United States.Joseph Biggs, one of four Proud Boys organizers charged in one of the...

Mar 30
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
New evidence suggests ‘alliance’ between Oath Keepers, Proud Boys ahead of Jan. 6

New evidence suggests ‘alliance’ between Oath Keepers, Proud Boys ahead of Jan. 6

The evidence is the first to suggest coordination among the various extremist groups as they prepared to descend on Washington.Proud Boys members Zachary Rehl and Ethan Nordean walk toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. | Carolyn Kaster/AP PhotoA key member of the Oath Keepers militia told associates he had coordinated alliances with the Proud Boys and other paramilitary groups in advance of Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, according to new evidence filed by the Justice Department.Spurred on by the president's incendiary rhetoric at that day's rally, Trump supporters, including Oath Keepers...

Mar 24
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Navy investigators found contractor in Capitol riot was known as a white supremacist

Navy investigators found contractor in Capitol riot was known as a white supremacist

A supervisor for Timothy Hale-Cusanelli told investigators she had to admonish him for sporting a “Hitler“ mustache.The newly disclosed interview results are the latest evidence that the Jan. 6 insurrection included a contingent of white supremacists. | Julio Cortez/AP PhotoA U.S. Army reservist who participated in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was widely known as a white supremacist and regularly discussed his hatred of Jews while working at a New Jersey-based naval facility, according to new evidence revealed by federal prosecutors late Friday.The reservist, Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who worked...

Mar 13
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
No Rating
Lofgren: Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters Jan. 6

Lofgren: Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters Jan. 6

An investigation found an official's radio transmission to "all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd," according to Lofgren. A Capitol Police official denies her account.Many Democratic lawmakers expressed alarm after the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that some of the Capitol Police officers appeared to either wave the crowd through or pose for selfies with them. | Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesA Capitol Police official radioed units outside of the building on the morning of Jan. 6 and told them only to scout for anti-Trump...

Apr 21
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
OUTLETS
politico.com

politico.com

CRITIC
img-trusted
76%
PUBLIC
img-trusted
74%