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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Senate Intelligence Committee to Examine Antigovernment Extremists

Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s new chairman, said he hoped to lead a bipartisan investigation of the groups, their overseas ties and amplification of their message by foreign powers.

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The Misogynistic ‘Dating Coach’ Who Was Charged in the Capitol Riot

Samuel Fisher left a long trail of videos and social media posts that reflect the views of a fringe faction of disgruntled men who became fixated on President Donald J. Trump.

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Justice Department Unveils Further Charges in Capitol Riot

Two men were charged with conspiracy and another with leading a mob of 100 people who stormed the building on Jan. 6.

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Canada Formally Declares Proud Boys a Terrorist Group

The designation could see bank accounts linked to the group frozen and assets seized, while also expanding police investigative powers.

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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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Proud Boys Charged With Conspiracy in Capitol Riot

The conspiracy charges were the first to emerge against members of the extremist group in connection with the assault on Congress.

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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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Proud Boys Leader Secretly Cooperated With F.B.I. and Police

Enrique Tarrio, the chairman of the far-right nationalist group, which is under increasing scrutiny for its role in the Capitol riot, helped to convict more than a dozen people.

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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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Capitol Riot Puts Spotlight on ‘Apocalyptically Minded’ Global Far Right

Leaderless but united by racist ideology that has been supercharged by social media, extremists have built a web of real and online connections that worry officials.

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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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‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump

Members of the far-right group, who were among Donald Trump’s staunchest fans, are calling him “weak,” in a sign of fraying support.

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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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Capitol Attack Could Fuel Extremist Recruitment For Years, Experts Warn

An ideological jumble of far-right extremists and hate groups flourished under President Trump and claimed new energy after the attack on the Capitol. Now they are debating their next moves.

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Proud Boys Supporter With 1,000 Rifle Rounds Made Threats, U.S. Says

Prosecutors said Eduard Florea threatened violence against the Rev. Raphael Warnock in online messages on the day of the Capitol riot.

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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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How White Evangelical Christians Fused With Trump Extremism

A potent mix of grievance and religious fervor has turbocharged the support among Trump loyalists, many of whom describe themselves as participants in a kind of holy war.

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Police Reassess Security for Inauguration and Demonstrations After Capitol Attack

In the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington called for officials to expedite security preparations for the inauguration.

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These Are the Rioters Who Stormed the Nation’s Capitol

The mob that rampaged the halls of Congress included infamous white supremacists and conspiracy theorists.

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Did the Capitol Attack Break Trump’s Spell?

Either the beginning of the end for Trump, or America.

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Law Enforcement Draws Criticism After Breach of Capitol Building

The Capitol Police were clearly outnumbered and unprepared for the onslaught. And some activists on the left saw a stark double standard.

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DC Protests: Pro-Trump Protesters Gather Amid Warnings of Violence

With a grand stage, video monitors and a planned presidential appearance, pro-Trump demonstrators will condemn Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory with a planned show of force.

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Leader of Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, Is Arrested as DC Braces for Protests

About 340 National Guard troops are expected to deploy in support of local law enforcement before demonstrations against the election results.

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Leader of Proud Boys, a Far-Right Group, Is Arrested as D.C. Braces for Protests

About 340 National Guard troops are expected to deploy in support of local law enforcement before demonstrations against the election results.

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Man Is Arrested in Stabbing at D.C. Election Protest

The confrontation near the White House between supporters and opponents of President Trump was one of several on Saturday in Washington and in state capitals across the country.

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