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Senate oversight hearing puts feet of Biden’s DOJ to the fire

Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared before lawmakers hungry for answers about the future of the war in Ukraine and other controversies. → Read More

Jury hears more detail on ‘self-defense’ wing of the Proud Boys

The testimony came from a member of the extreme right-wing militia who has already pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy. → Read More

Judge weighs sanctions against lawyer for Proud Boys leader

A Trump appointee is expected to rule on sanctions Wednesday, having been presiding for the last month over the seditious conspiracy trial against five members of the far-right militia. → Read More

FBI finds another classified document at Pence’s Indiana home

The search comes three weeks after the former vice president's counsel told the National Archives and Records Administration that they found classified documents at the Indianapolis-area home. → Read More

Days before Capitol riot, head of Proud Boys was focused on 1776

A new piece of evidence shows that the Proud Boys had a detailed plan to occupy at least half a dozen government buildings in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More

‘Jubilation’: Witness recounts mood after Trump called to Proud Boys by name

WASHINGTON (CN) — “Guys… Standby,” is the directive Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio gave to a group of leaders within the far-right organization moments after then-President Donald Trump exhorted the group with those very words during a September 2020 presidential debate. Trump's words — "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by," he had said — came in response to an invitation from the Fox News… → Read More

Jurors shown how Proud Boys motivated recruits with violence

Defense lawyers for members of the far-right militia had fought unsuccessfully to keep a fiery recruitment video out of evidence. → Read More

‘Don’t leave’: Tarrio’s orders for Jan. 6 riot on display

The leader of the Proud Boys didn't step foot in Washington while the insurrection was underway, but his instructions still came from afar. → Read More

Three indicted in murder-for-hire plot targeting journalist

One of the suspects was arrested with a loaded machine gun and black ski mask last year shortly after he was spotted prowling outside the Brooklyn home of an Iranian activist. → Read More

Capitol rioter who pepper-sprayed officer Sicknick sentenced to prison

Julian Khater and George Tanios both pleaded guilty and faced late Friday afternoon sentencing hearings. → Read More

Lower-level Oath Keepers convicted on top charge of seditious conspiracy

The big win for the Department of Justice follows an earlier trial where the far-right militia group’s founder was convicted of plotting a government overthrow after former President Donald Trump lost reelection. → Read More

Proud Boys grill documentarian who tailed them through riot

The filmmaker sparred with defense counsel about his failure to see who actually pulled down Capitol building barricades on Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More

Judge rejects mistrial motion in government’s case against Proud Boys

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly rejected a request for a mistrial over government video evidence admitted in the trial that defense attorneys insisted had nothing to do with their clients. → Read More

Capitol police, lawmakers & election workers among 14 honored for Jan. 6 valor

The two-year anniversary of the Capitol riot comes as discord among House Republicans has left the body without a speaker for days. → Read More

Trial focuses on chatter among Oath Keepers before insurrection

An FBI agent testified about evidence said to show a plan to overthrow the U.S. government after Donald Trump lost reelection. → Read More

Jury selection kicks off in second trial of Oath Keepers accused of seditious conspiracy

The trial comes less than a week after Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one of his subordinates were convicted of seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. → Read More

11th Circuit must decide whether to overturn special master review of seized Trump documents

Attorneys argued before the 11th Circuit Tuesday about whether a Florida judge's order for a special master review of documents sezied from Mar-a-Lago should be overturned. → Read More

Feds lean on FBI records to undercut indicted militia commander’s testimony

Jessica Watkins had to contend on the stand with how her words match up against what she initially told the bureau about the Capitol riot. → Read More

No plot, only bombast, ops leader for Oath Keepers testifies

Prosecutors held up the massive weaponry Stewart Rhodes bought for the Capitol riot to contrast defense testimony painting him as an aging provocateur. → Read More

Oath Keepers defense calls first witness one month into trial

Defense attorneys for five accused Oath Keepers affiliates finally called their first witness one month into a federal trial that may last another three weeks. → Read More