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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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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Capitol Rioters Face the Consequences of Their Selfie Sabotage

Joe Biggs and his fellow Proud Boys left an incriminating social media trail for federal investigators before and during the Capitol attack on Jan. 6.

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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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Indictment Details Proud Boys’ Group Chat Before Capitol Riot

Prosecutors detailed a chat among group members on the eve of the insurrection 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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Proud Boys Leaders in Four States Are Charged in Capitol Riot

Prosecutors accused prominent members of the far-right nationalist group of conspiring together in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.

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Police Shrugged Off the Proud Boys, Until They Attacked the Capitol

Two Proud Boys accused of leading a mob to Congress followed a bloody path to get there. Law enforcement did little to stop them.

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F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot

A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.

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FBI Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Capitol Riot

A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.

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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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F.B.I. Said to Have Singled Out Suspect in Brian Sicknick’s Death

The death of the officer, Brian Sicknick, after the Capitol riot has been a major focus for investigators scrutinizing the attack by a pro-Trump mob.

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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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Will Insurrection Lead to Terrorism?

Reading history for lessons about what happens when agitators go underground.

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Did the Proud Boys Help Coordinate the Capitol Riot? Yes, U.S. Suggests

In court papers, prosecutors have painted a picture that indicates planning among members of the extremist group on Jan. 6.

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