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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.
A son takes the stand against his father in the first trial related to Jan. 6 riot
Friday, March 04, 2022
The trial of accused Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt continued Thursday with intense video from Jan. 6, and testimony from his son, Jackson, who turned his father in to the FBI.
Jan. 6 riot defendant was 'tip of this mob's spear,' prosecutor tells jury
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Prosecutors laid out their case against Guy Reffitt, who is the first defendant connected to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to face trial. His attorney described the case as based on "hype."
Jury selection is underway in the first trial stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Prosecutors say Guy Reffitt brought a gun to the Capitol grounds, and that he later threatened his children if they turned him in. Reffitt is fighting the charges.
A controversial nonprofit for Capitol riot defendants makes changes after criticism
Thursday, February 10, 2022
The Patriot Freedom Project has raised around $900,000 for people charged in the Capitol riot. After NPR reported that charity experts saw "red flags" with the group, they announced changes.
Experts see 'red flags' at nonprofit raising big money for Capitol riot defendants
Thursday, January 20, 2022
The Patriot Freedom Project has raised around $900,000 to support alleged Jan. 6 Capitol rioters. The group says the funds support defendants, but families have raised concerns about transparency.
5 takeaways from the Capitol riot criminal cases, one year later
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
NPR has been tracking every criminal case related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. One year after the riot, here are some of the key patterns that have emerged from the cases.
The texts Fox hosts sent during the Jan. 6 riot don't match how Fox covered it on air
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Fox hosts sent desperate messages during the Capitol riot, urging Trump to act. The messages are a stark contrast to the way Fox has covered the insurrection on air.
Capitol riot suspects had more ties to Oath Keepers than previously known
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
NPR has identified previously undisclosed connections between the far-right anti-government group the Oath Keepers and defendants charged in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Active-duty police in major U.S. cities appear on purported Oath Keepers rosters
Friday, November 05, 2021
Hacked records purported to be from the extremist group Oath Keepers include the names of active-duty law enforcement officers in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, NPR and WNYC/Gothamist found.
'Off the rails': New Tucker Carlson project for Fox embraces conspiracy theories
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Tucker Carlson's new three-part series on the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol relies on a rogue's gallery of conspiracy theorists to divert blame from supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Why some alleged Capitol rioters are acting as their own attorneys
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
More than 100 people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol have pleaded guilty. But others are promising to take their cases to trial, including some who have decided to represent themselves.
A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence
Friday, October 15, 2021
Federal prosecutors have accused a U.S. Capitol Police officer of obstruction of justice for allegedly encouraging a suspect in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to hide evidence of their participation.
John Pierce Represents More Capitol Riot Defendants Than Anyone. Should He?
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
John Pierce is defending more people charged in the U.S. Capitol riot than any other lawyer. His past had already raised concerns. And an unexpected absence from court only led to more questions.
Cuomo Scandal Prompts Reckoning At LGBTQ Group Human Rights Campaign
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The sexual harassment investigation and impending resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has entangled multiple Cuomo allies, including the leader of the LGBTQ group the Human Rights Campaign.