Justice Dept. Starts to Seek Plea Deals in Capitol Riot Cases

Prosecutors are negotiating agreements as they confront a sprawling investigation with hundreds of defendants.

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Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate in Jan. 6 Riot Inquiry

The plea by a member of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers was the first to be entered publicly by any of the more than 400 people who have been charged so far in the attack.

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Oath Keepers Member Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate in Inquiry

The guilty plea by the Oath Keeper, Jon Ryan Schaffer, 53, of Indiana, was the first to be entered publicly by any of the more than 400 people who have been charged so far in the riot.

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How the Capitol Riot Suspects Are Challenging the Charges

Defense lawyers have complained that some charges do not apply to what unfolded on Jan. 6, and one argues it will be impossible to get a fair trial in Washington.

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Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds

Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.

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Justice Dept. Links Oath Keepers and Proud Boys Ahead of Capitol Riot

A member of the Oath Keepers militia said he was communicating with the far-right Proud Boys, prosecutors said, making their first link between the groups.

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Justice Dept. Said to Be Weighing Sedition Charges Against Oath Keepers

Investigators have for weeks focused on the role of the militia in the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

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New Report Warns of Rising Threat of Domestic Terrorism

President Biden requested the intelligence community complete the assessment shortly after taking office, and his administration has made fighting domestic terrorism a priority.

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Oath Keepers Founder Is Said to Be Investigated in Capitol Riot

The inquiry is in its early stages, an official cautioned, but prosecutors have begun laying out evidence in court papers.

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Far-Right Groups Are Splintering in Wake of the Capitol Riot

The breakdown of larger organizations sets the stage for small groups or lone offenders, who are more difficult to track.

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Justice Dept. Is Said to Be Examining Stone’s Possible Ties to Capitol Rioters

A full criminal investigation is far from certain, a person familiar with the inquiry said.

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More Oath Keeper Suspects Charged in Capitol Riot Plot

Prosecutors say they were part of a military-style “stack” that stormed the Capitol.

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Justice Dept. Confronts Increasingly Complex Capitol Riot Inquiry

Additional prosecutors and agents around the country have been assigned to the investigation as officials try to manage it and stave off a backlog in the courts.

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

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As Impeachment Nears End, Federal Inquiry Looms as Reminder of Trump’s Role in Riot

The investigation is in its beginning stages, and it may ultimately provide a clear portrait of the former president’s part in the Capitol attack.

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Oath Keepers Plotting Before Capitol Riot Awaited ‘Direction’ From Trump, Prosecutors Say

The suspects discussed conveying “heavy weapons” into Washington and began to train for “urban warfare” even before Election Day, court papers said.

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He Threatened Pelosi. Agents Didn’t Wait to See if He Really Meant It.

After a “9/11 moment,” federal authorities have begun arresting people for domestic threats they might have just monitored in the past.

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How Trump’s Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat

Federal law enforcement shifted resources last year in response to Donald Trump’s insistence that the radical left endangered the country. Meanwhile, right-wing extremism was building ominously.

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Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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After Capitol Riot, Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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Capitol Riot Investigation Scrutinizes Role of Proud Boys

Officials are trying to determine to what extent far-right groups planned the assault in advance.

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F.B.I. Launches Investigation into Capitol Riot Conspiracy Charges

An initial wave of arrests was based on news accounts and social media. Proving a conspiracy could be a lot tougher.

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Inquiry Into the Capitol Riot: The F.B.I.’s Challenge Has Just Begun

An initial wave of arrests was based on news accounts and social media. Proving a conspiracy could be a lot tougher.

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Oath Keeper Suspects Charged With Conspiracy

While most arrests in the Capitol riot have been individuals, new charges accused three people tied to a right-wing militia of conspiring to commit violence.

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Your Evening Briefing: Inauguration and Executive Orders

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Investigators Eye Right-Wing Militias at Capitol Riot

The F.B.I. has arrested several members associated with violent right-wing extremist groups known as the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.

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Before the Capitol Riot, Calls for Cash and Talk of Revolution

A network of far-right agitators across the country spent weeks organizing and raising money for a mass action to overturn President Trump’s election loss.

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Decoding the Far-Right Symbols at the Capitol Riot

There were militia flags and banners of extremist groups, as well as absurd images of dinosaurs and comic book logos that belied the violence that was to unfold.

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‘I Am On Your Side’: How the Police Gave Armed Groups a Pass in 2020

Armed groups showed up to scores of racial justice protests since May. Our video shows how police officers at times let them operate freely.

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In Rural Virginia, a Militia Tries to Recruit a New Ally: The County Government

After Virginia passed gun laws, conservatives began invoking the state’s colonial-era constitution, which calls for a “well-regulated militia.”

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The Plot Against Gretchen Whitmer Shows the Danger of Private Militias

These groups have no constitutional right to exist.

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Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump’s Views

The vast majority of veterans do not join militias, but some fast-growing militias have many veterans among their ranks.

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