Tom Dreisbach

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Prominent election deniers are facing growing legal trouble

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The group True the Vote, which executive produced Dinesh D'Souza's "2,000 Mules" election denial film, is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by a small company that makes election software.


A publisher abruptly recalled the '2,000 Mules' election denial book. NPR got a copy.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Due to an unspecified "publishing error," the conservative publisher Regnery recalled the book version of Dinesh D'Souza's widely debunked election denial film "2,000 Mules." Here's what's inside.


Experts say a Trump-backed charity is pushing the boundaries of tax law

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

An NPR investigation has raised questions about whether the nonprofit Conservative Partnership Institute may be violating a legal ban on participating in political campaign activities.


An attempted attack on an FBI office raises concerns about violent far-right rhetoric

Friday, August 12, 2022

Far-right extremists escalated their violent rhetoric after an FBI search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. An attempted breach of an Ohio FBI office has those tracking extremism worried.


An armed man was killed after trying to breach an Ohio FBI office

Friday, August 12, 2022

An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff.


A judge unleashed a tirade on a prominent Jan. 6 defendant for his post-plea comments

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Brandon Straka pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for egging on rioters during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The judge in the case said he has since made "questionable" comments about his plea.


What leaked audio tells us about Trump-linked "election integrity" efforts

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Attorney Cleta Mitchell came under scrutiny after taking part in Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Now she's hosting "election integrity" events that have included officials from the RNC.


How Trump's 'will be wild!' tweet drew rioters to the Capitol on Jan. 6

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

In the cases against the hundreds of Capitol riot defendants, attorneys repeatedly reference how Trump's tweet motivated rioters to come to Washington, D.C. — sometimes with weapons and armor in tow.


Today's Jan. 6 hearing looked at the role of Q-Anon, Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol held a hearing on Tuesday focused on the role of the conspiracy theory QAnon and extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.


The next Jan. 6 committee hearing will focus on the role of QAnon and extremists

Monday, July 11, 2022

Aides to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol said the next hearing would focus on extremist groups and their possible links to Trump and his allies.


The Jan. 6 committee will focus on extremist groups in its next hearing

Monday, July 11, 2022

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol is examining the role of extremist groups and their possible connections to advisers of Donald Trump.


The 1st Jan. 6 hearing put a spotlight on the Proud Boys' involvement in the attack

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee's presentation Thursday night put the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys at the center of its narrative.


Former Army Reservist and alleged white supremacist found guilty in Capitol riot trial

Friday, May 27, 2022

A jury found Timothy Hale-Cusanelli guilty for breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The trial included dramatic testimony secretly recorded by Hale-Cusanelli's former roommate.


Alleged 'Nazi sympathizer' testifies in his own defense in Capitol riot trial

Thursday, May 26, 2022

An alleged "Nazi sympathizer" and Capitol rioter took the stand in his own defense. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli is accused of obstructing Congress, but did not assault police or cause property damage.


Capitol riot trial of former Army reservist and alleged 'Nazi sympathizer' begins

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli is the latest defendant to face trial for his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot. Federal prosecutors say he was intent on inciting a second "civil war."


A pro-Trump film suggests its data are so accurate, it solved a murder. That's false

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza's new film "2,000 Mules" alleges massive voter fraud in the 2020 election, but NPR has found the filmmakers made multiple misleading and false claims.


In a D.C. jail, Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial are forming bitter factions

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Allegations of bullying and intimidation as well as complaints about the distribution of more than a million dollars in donated funds have led to bitter conflict among Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants.


Trump 'likely' committed crime trying to stay in power, judge says in records dispute

Monday, March 28, 2022

A judge ordered lawyer and Trump ally John Eastman to give records to Congress' Jan. 6 committee, saying that Trump and Eastman's plan amounted to a "coup in search of legal theory" on Jan. 6.


Jury in the first Jan. 6 trial finds Capitol riot defendant Guy Reffitt guilty

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Members of the jury found Guy Reffitt guilty on all counts for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. It's the first trial stemming from the events of that day.


In the first Jan. 6 trial, a jury found Capitol riot defendant Guy Reffitt guilty

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

A jury found Guy Reffitt guilty on all counts for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. The case has been widely watched by other defendants as a potential bellwether.