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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The Jan. 6 Plotters Had a Mob. They Also Had the Eastman Plan.

The storming of the Capitol closed the door on one era of American politics and opened the door to another.

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Top Trump White House Officials

The committee is seeking information from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino Jr., Stephen K. Bannon and Kash Patel.

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Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.

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Sept. 18 Was No Jan. 6.

Sept. 18 was no Jan. 6.

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Washington, D.C., on Edge Over Protest of Jan. 6 Arrests

Organizers insist the “Justice for J6” gathering on Saturday will be peaceful, but law enforcement, National Guard troops and residents around the Capitol are preparing for turmoil.

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William J. Walker, Sidelined on Jan. 6, Has New Job Securing Capitol

William J. Walker has testified about how his requests for approval to deploy the National Guard on Jan. 6 went unanswered. Now it falls to him to prevent another rampage.

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The Road Ahead for Pro-Impeachment House Republicans

The 10 G.O.P. lawmakers who voted to impeach Donald Trump face angry primary voters and challengers inspired or endorsed by the former president. So far, only one has given up on re-election.

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U.S. Officials Warn of Potential Violence at the Sept. 18 Rally in Washington

An internal report by the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence office cited concerning internet chatter ahead of the rally supporting the suspects in the Jan. 6 riot.

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Bob Woodward Extends His Trump Chronicles With the Chaotic Transfer of Power

In “Peril,” Woodward and his co-writer Robert Costa take readers up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the early days of the Biden administration.

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Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Won’t Run in 2022

Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is the first of the group to retire rather than face a stiff primary challenge.

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Republicans, Wary of Political Fallout, Steer Clear of Rally for Riot Suspects

The “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday on Capitol Hill has presented a dilemma for Republicans, who are toiling to avoid dredging up memories of the Jan. 6 riot.

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Capitol Police Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot Recommends Disciplining Six Officers

None of the officers, or details about the recommended penalties, were identified. Criminal charges will not be filed against any of the officers.

#storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police

Man With Assault Rifle Pleads Guilty to Threatening Pelosi

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. wrote the day after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.”

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The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

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The Jan. 6 Riot Proves the Sept. 11 Era Isn’t Over

The domestic attack on the Capitol was a direct result of the war on terror. 

#right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #september-11-2001, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism

Trump endorses a Cheney challenger, aiming to unseat a chief detractor.

The former president backed Harriet Hageman in the race to unseat Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who voted to impeach him and has accused him of undermining democracy.

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Capitol Rioter Known as QAnon Shaman Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley, who stormed onto the Senate floor in face paint and a horned hat, accepted a deal under which federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 41 to 51 months in prison.

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Jacob Chansley, Capitol Rioter Known as QAnon Shaman, Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley, who stormed onto the Senate floor in face paint and a horned hat, accepted a deal under which federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 41 to 51 months in prison.

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Democrats Promote Liz Cheney to No. 2 Post on Jan. 6 Panel

The move was unusual in the House, where the majority party typically gives such roles to one of its own. The Wyoming Republican has been a vocal critic of Donald J. Trump.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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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 Officer Defends Shooting Ashli Babbitt and Reveals His Identity

“I know that day I saved countless lives,” Lt. Michael Byrd said in an interview with NBC. He said shooting Ashli Babbitt, who smashed through a door near lawmakers, was a “last resort.”

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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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Defendant in Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor Whitmer Sentenced

Ty G. Garbin, 25, had pleaded guilty to taking part in an extremist plot driven by anger at the governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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House Panel Demands Records of Trump’s Movements on Jan. 6

The request was part of a far-reaching set of documents the select committee sought from seven federal agencies, which suggested the inquiry was focusing on the former president’s role.

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The Trump Clown Car Has a Smashup in Arizona

The misbegotten Republican recount of Arizona’s 2020 election results is an object lesson about the embarrassing damage to democracy by a sore loser.

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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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Capitol Police Clear Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt

“The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved members and staff from serious injury and possible death,” the agency said.

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Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative

In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack.

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Why Do Republicans Hate Cops?

Turning their backs on the ones who had their backs.

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Brooklyn Plumber Charged in Capitol Riot

Daniel Christmann posted images that showed him inside the Capitol, prosecutors said. Asked whether he’d entered the building, he replied: “How could I not?”

#brooklyn-nyc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #justice-department, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

What if January 6 Wasn’t a Coup Attempt, General Milley?

There is something grandiose about his conception of his place in government.

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U.S. Declines to Defend Trump Ally in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot

The move could mean that the Justice Department is also unlikely to defend former President Donald J. Trump in the case.

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How a Respected N.Y.P.D. Officer Became the Accused Capitol Riot #EyeGouger

Thomas Webster once was part of Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail. As he awaits trial, the retired cop is on the other side of the law.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Why I Joined the January 6th Committee

We need a serious look at the lies being perpetuated by leaders — including former President Donald Trump — and what impact such false narratives had.

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Nancy Mace Called Herself a ‘New Voice’ for the G.O.P. Then She Pivoted.

Her shift reflects how rank-and-file Republicans — even those who may disagree with him — have decided it is too perilous to openly challenge former President Donald J. Trump.

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Slip Sliding Away From History

Not so fast, you enablers scurrying for the exits! 

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Book Review: ‘Landslide,’ by Michael Wolff

“Landslide” tells the dramatic and unprecedented story of the weeks after the 2020 presidential election from inside the White House.

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Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises

The department that protects Congress is damaged and depleted following the Jan. 6 assault, with funding, staffing and operational problems plaguing a deeply demoralized force.

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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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The Nation Needs a Reality-Based G.O.P. Only the Kook Caucus Is Stepping Up.

Supporters of Trump’s Big Lie are poised to take over the party.

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In Michigan, Pro-Impeachment Republicans Face Voters’ Wrath

Representative Peter Meijer, a Republican who voted to impeach Donald J. Trump, seeks “decency and humility” in Western Michigan, but has found anger, fear and misinformation.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump

The company they built is wildly successful. But her Washington wisdom didn’t hold up, and neither did their close working relationship.

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In Gosar, a Far-Right Extremist Found an Ally in Congress

Representative Paul Gosar’s association with the white nationalist Nick Fuentes is the most vivid example of the Republican Party’s growing acceptance of extremism.

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Cheney to Join Jan. 6 Inquiry, Drawing Threats of G.O.P. Retribution

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to offer a slot to the Wyoming Republican was an effort to bring a veneer of bipartisanship to an investigation the G.O.P. has denounced as one-sided.

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Maybe Trump Wasn’t the Worst President Ever?

He hasn’t dislodged James Buchanan from the bottom ranking, but history is unlikely to be kind to him.

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House Opens Jan. 6 Investigation Over Republican Opposition

With all but two Republicans voting no, the House created a select committee, controlled by Democrats, to scrutinize the security failures and root causes that contributed to the Capitol riot.

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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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