Crazies, Cowards and the Trump Coup

We need moral courage, but it’s very rare.

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The Future Criminal Case Against Donald Trump

The Jan. 6 committee is laying the foundations for a Justice Department investigation.

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Jan. 6 Committee Hearing: Heroes and Villains

Even some of the president’s closest allies knew his Big Lie was a lie. But it’s the Jan. 6 congressional committee bringing the truth to light.

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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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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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Legal Effort Expands to Disqualify Republicans as ‘Insurrectionists’

New lawsuits target Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, as well as Mark Finchem, a candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claiming they are barred from office under the 14th Amendment.

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Michael Flynn Is Still at War

The general tried to persuade Donald Trump to use the military to overturn the 2020 election. A year later, he and his followers are fighting the same battle by other means.

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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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Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

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Madison Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

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Does Jan. 6 Disqualify Some Republicans From Re-election?

Why a section of the 14th Amendment could offer a challenge to Madison Cawthorn and others running for office this year.

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Court in Ukraine Declines Request to Arrest Former President

A feud between President Volodymyr Zelensky and his predecessor, Petro O. Poroshenko, has carried on despite the risk the country is facing from Russia.

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Hong Kong Police Raid Stand News and Arrest Staff

Six current or former senior staff members of Stand News were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material. More than 200 officers raided the news site’s headquarters.

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Hong Hong Police Raid Stand News and Arrest Staff

Six current or former senior staff members of Stand News were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material. More than 200 officers raided the news site’s headquarters.

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Jan. 6 Defendants Send a Holiday Card: ‘Merry Christmas Patriot!’

Holiday card greetings from defendants awaiting trial on charges related to the Capitol riot reflect their status as symbolic martyrs for the Republican base.

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Cori Bush and AOC Are Right About Jan. 6 and 1866

The Fourteenth Amendment shouldn’t just be about the Civil War. 

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With New Conviction, Hong Kong Uses Security Law to Clamp Down on Speech

An activist, Ma Chun-man, was convicted of inciting secession after, he said, he chanted slogans to test the limits of the law.

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Italy Frees Catalan Separatist Leader From Jail. Here’s How the Case Has Gone.

Carles Puigdemont, a former leader of Catalonia, faces trial in Spain and was detained briefly in Italy. It is not clear if he will appear when the court considers whether to return him to Spain.

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Royal Drama Unfolds in Court, but a Prince at the Center of It Is Absent

Two prominent figures are on trial in Jordan accused of plotting to destabilize the kingdom. One is an adviser to Saudi Arabia’s leader, and the Saudis have been trying to disrupt the trial.

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Criminal or Martyr? A Prisoner Poses a Political Dilemma For Spain

A Catalan separatist leader, Jordi Cuixart, is serving a nine-year prison sentence for supporting a failed independence bid in his Spanish region. His supporters say he should not be in prison at all.

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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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Evidence in Capitol Attack Most Likely Supports Sedition Charges, Prosecutor Says

“I personally believe the evidence is trending toward that, and probably meets those elements,” said Michael Sherwin, who had led the Justice Department’s inquiry into the riot.

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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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Myanmar Military Charges Aung San Suu Kyi With Obscure Infraction

The move against the deposed civilian leader was a curious coda to the army’s rapid dismantling of the country’s nascent democracy.

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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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New Yorkers at the U.S. Capitol Riot Face Charges

Several people from President Trump’s home state were seen in or around last week’s melee. Some now face federal charges.

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The First Step Toward Unity Is Honesty

More Republicans need to be honest that the election wasn’t stolen. Law enforcement needs to be transparent about the threats facing the nation.

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These New Yorkers Are Accused of Taking Part in the US Capitol Riot

Several people from President Trump’s home state were seen in or around last week’s melee. Two now face federal charges.

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The Capitol Takeover That Wasn’t

In 1861, a pro-Southern mob wanted to block the tallying of electoral votes for Lincoln. So did some congressmen.

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‘Sedition’: A Complicated History

As a mob stormed the Capitol, the word “sedition” was on many people’s lips. Its force is clear, but its echoes across American history are more complex and ambiguous.

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What Is Sedition?

As a mob stormed the Capitol, the word “sedition” was on many people’s lips. Its force is clear, but its echoes across American history are more complex and ambiguous.

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Business Leaders Condemn Violence on Capitol Hill: ‘This is Sedition’

Hours after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol, industry leaders called for an end to the chaos that disrupted efforts to certify the presidential election result.

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Top Justice Dept. Official Embraces Use of Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, emphasized that the sedition statute covered a variety of crimes and the push to consider it was proper.

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

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