Proud Boys’ Views on Violence Take Center Stage at Jan. 6 Trial

The far-right group has maintained that it only uses physical force defensively, but testimony in the seditious conspiracy trial of five of its members has focused on its culture of aggression.

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Four More Oath Keepers Members Convicted of Sedition in Second Trial

The four members of the far-right militia were found guilty of seditious conspiracy nearly two months after the group’s leader, Stewart Rhodes, was convicted of the same charge in a separate proceeding.

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New Details Emerge of Meeting Between Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

Prosecutors in the Proud Boys sedition trial disclosed more about an encounter in a garage between leaders of the far-right groups the day before the attack on the Capitol.

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Who Are the Proud Boys on Trial for Seditious Conspiracy?

The five defendants are members of one of the nation’s best-known far-right groups and are accused of helping to lead the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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How Americans Can Stand Against Extremism

Transgender people are under threat from political violence.

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Proud Boys Trial Is Set to Open, Focusing on Role in Jan. 6 Violence

The charge of seditious conspiracy is the same as in a recent trial of members of the Oath Keepers militia, but the Proud Boys defendants are accused of a central role in the fighting at the Capitol.

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A Disputed Witness at the Proud Boys Sedition Trial: A Police Officer

Defense lawyers and the Justice Department are clashing over possible testimony from a member of the Washington, D.C., police force who was in close touch with the far-right group’s leader before Jan. 6.

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Outcome in Oath Keepers Trial Could Hold Lessons for Coming Jan. 6 Cases

The conviction of Stewart Rhodes for sedition was a signal victory for the Justice Department, but prosecutors still face challenges as they prepare for the trials of other far-right figures.

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The Republican Party and the Scourge of Extremist Violence

A fight for the soul of the G.O.P. is underway, and it has consequences for everyone.

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FBI Had Informants in Proud Boys, Court Papers Suggest

In filings in the seditious conspiracy case against members of the far-right group, defense lawyers claimed that information favorable to their clients was improperly withheld by the government until recently.

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Jan. 6 Prosecutors Look at Proud Boys’ Links to 2018 Florida Protest

The Justice Department is examining ties among the far-right Proud Boys, Roger Stone and others over their roles in 2018 “Stop the Steal” demonstrations.

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Penn State Cancels Event by Proud Boys Founder, Citing Threat of Violence

The university’s president said that the event had been canceled in the interests of public safety, after a peaceful protest against it turned violent.

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Texts Show Oath Keepers Coordinated With Other Far-Right Groups

Prosecutors in the seditious conspiracy trial of five members of the militia presented the messages as evidence of an effort to build an “alliance” with other extremist organizations.

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Witness in Oath Keepers Sedition Trial Says Leader Promoted Violent Approach

“It sounded like we were going to war against the United States government,” a former member of the militia group testified.

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Sedition Trial of Oath Keepers to Get Underway

Jury selection begins on Tuesday in the case of Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right militia group, and four other members charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Warnings From Authors Who Track Domestic Extremism

Luke Mogelson and Andy Campbell have followed groups like the Proud Boys for years. They are terrified at what they see as a growing threat.

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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 Case Delayed, Revealing Tensions Between Jan. 6 Inquiries

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers in the sedition case against the far-right group joined forces to request a delay in the trial, citing the hearing by the House select committee.

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Proud Boys Case Shows Tensions Between Parallel Inquiries Into Jan. 6

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers in the sedition case against the far-right group joined forces to request a delay in the trial, citing the hearing by the House select committee.

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How the Proud Boys Breached the Capitol on Jan. 6: Rile Up the Normies

A Times investigation of court documents, text messages and hundreds of videos shows how the Proud Boys coordinated to instigate multiple breaches of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Jan. 6 Narrative Is Built on Trump, Proud Boys and Capitol Police

The House committee built the story it laid out around Donald Trump, the Proud Boys and a Capitol Police officer, drawing clear contrasts along the way.

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The Proud Boys’ Path to Jan. 6

How an informal drinking club for men graduated into a right-wing group now charged with sedition.

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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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How the Proud Boys Gripped the Miami-Dade Republican Party

It was once Jeb Bush’s base of power. But an influx of far-right activists and the radicalization of other members brought turmoil.

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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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Document in Jan. 6 Case Shows Plan to Storm Government Buildings

New details from evidence cited in the indictment of Enrique Tarrio, the former head of the far-right Proud Boys, reveal a plan with similarities to what unfolded at the Capitol.

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Former Proud Boys Leader Indicted in Jan. 6 Investigation

A federal grand jury charged Enrique Tarrio with conspiracy in the Capitol attack last year, making him the second leader of a far-right group to face charges in the past several months.

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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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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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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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Proud Boys Member Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate in Jan. 6 Riot Inquiry

Matthew Greene, 34, who was “among the first wave” to rush up the Capitol steps, pleaded guilty to two charges and agreed to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said.

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Proud Boys Regroup Locally to Add to Ranks Before 2022 Midterms

The far-right nationalist group has become increasingly active at school board meetings and town council gatherings across the country.

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Ex-Proud Boys Member Gets 10 Years in Prison for Violence at Portland Protests

Prosecutors called Alan Swinney, 51, a “white nationalist vigilante cowboy” who shot a man in the eye with a paintball gun.

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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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Before Kyle Rittenhouse’s Murder Trial, a Debate Over Terms Like ‘Victim’

Legal experts said the term “victim” could appear prejudicial during self-defense cases. Mr. Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, during protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wis.

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Dispute Over Claim That Proud Boys Leader Urged Attack at Capitol

An accused rioter has told the F.B.I. that Joseph Biggs, a leader of the far-right Proud Boys, directed him to challenge the police at a key moment on Jan. 6. Mr. Biggs’s lawyer denied the allegation.

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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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Even Amid a Crackdown, the Proud Boys Are Still Agitating

At least two dozen members of the Proud Boys face federal charges in the U.S. Capitol siege. But on Sunday, members of the group were mobilizing once again in Oregon.

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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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Republicans Rewrite History of the Capitol Riot, Hampering an Inquiry

Republicans in Congress are insisting that any investigation into the Jan. 6 attack include an examination of left-wing violence.

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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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