Takeaways From Tuesday’s Hearing by the Jan. 6 Committee

The hearing relied on testimony from Trump aides, right-wing media commentators and militia members to illustrate key events leading up to the Capitol riot.

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Raskin Brings Expertise on Right-Wing Extremism to Jan. 6 Inquiry

The Democrat from Maryland has been delving into the rising threat of white nationalism and white supremacy for five years. He will lead the inquiry’s hearing on the subject on Tuesday.

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Jan. 6 Panel Explores Links Between Trump Allies and Extremist Groups

Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide, testified that the former president directed his chief of staff to reach out to Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, who had ties to the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.

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Proud Boys Charged With Sedition in Capitol Attack

An amended federal indictment charged five members of the far-right group, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6 assault.

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Group Chat Linked to Roger Stone Shows Ties Among Jan. 6 Figures

The roster of participants highlights how Mr. Stone, the pro-Trump political operative, was involved with a strikingly large number of people who sought to overturn the 2020 election.

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Oath Keepers Leader Sought to Ask Trump to Unleash His Militia

A dramatic account of how the militia leader, Stewart Rhodes, tried to reach Donald J. Trump on Jan. 6 with a message that the group could help keep him in power was revealed in federal court.

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New Focus on How a Trump Tweet Incited Far-Right Groups Before Jan. 6

Federal prosecutors and congressional investigators are documenting how the former president’s “Be there, will be wild!” post became a catalyst for militants before the Capitol assault.

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Alex Jones and Donald Trump: A Fateful Alliance Draws Scrutiny

The Infowars host tormented Sandy Hook families and helped elect President Donald J. Trump. His role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is now of growing interest to congressional investigators.

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Judge Allows Civil Suits to Proceed Against Trump Over Jan. 6

The ruling means the plaintiffs in three civil cases will likely be able to seek information from the former president over his role in the attack on the Capitol.

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Government Reveals Trove of Evidence in First Jan. 6 Trial

With a Texas man set to go on trial this month, prosecutors released a detailed list of their witnesses and evidence, including testimony from the defendant’s two teenage children.

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Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers Leader, Is Denied Bail on Sedition Charge

A federal judge said Mr. Rhodes, who was charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, was a flight risk partly because of “elaborate escape tunnels” in his backyard.

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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Arrested in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The F.B.I. arrested Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia, in a major step forward in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald J. Trump.

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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Arrested in Jan. 6 Investigation

The F.B.I. arrested Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia, in a major step forward in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump.

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In the Capitol’s Shadow, the Jan. 6 Panel Quietly Ramps Up Its Inquiry

From a nondescript office building, a few dozen investigators and members of Congress are rushing to dissect what led to the worst attack on the Capitol in centuries.

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Another Far-Right Group Is Scrutinized in Effort to Aid Trump

The organization, called 1st Amendment Praetorian, is not as well known as the Oath Keepers or the Proud Boys, but it worked closely with pro-Trump forces in the months after the 2020 election.

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House Panel Investigating Capitol Attack Subpoenas Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

Investigators believe the militia or paramilitary groups have information about the deadly siege on Jan. 6.

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An Oath Keeper Was at the Capitol Riot. On Tuesday, He’s on the Ballot.

Edward Durfee Jr. is a member of the far-right militia and was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is running for office in New Jersey anyway.

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Officers Who Pledge Loyalty to Oath Keepers Should Be Fired, Mayor Says

A report that active-duty New York City police officers had associated with the militia group prompts a denunciation from City Hall.

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Among Those Who Marched Into the Capitol on Jan. 6: An F.B.I. Informant

A member of the far-right Proud Boys texted his F.B.I. handler during the assault, but maintained the group had no plan in advance to enter the Capitol and disrupt the election certification.

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Capitol Riot Defendant Lawyer, John Pierce, Has Disappeared for a Week

John Pierce has been a combative advocate for those accused of participating in the Jan. 6 attack, but he’s missed court appearances for a week.

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Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump and Allies Over Election Lies and Jan. 6

The suit, which took a broad view of the riot’s origins, was the latest effort to hold former President Donald J. Trump accountable for the Capitol attack.

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Oath Keepers Leader Sits for F.B.I. Questioning Against Legal Advice

In a bold move, Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the right-wing militia group, sat for an interview with federal agents after they seized his phone in May.

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Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation

The Times analyzed thousands of videos from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building to understand how it happened — and why. Here are some of the key findings.

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Indiana Woman Is First Person to Be Sentenced in Capitol Riot

Anna Morgan-Lloyd, who will serve no prison time, said she realized that she and others who breached the Capitol may have helped encourage the violence by other Trump supporters.

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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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