As more information becomes public about the violence at the Capitol, it’s helpful to understand the basic rules under which the government collects information in advance of events like those that took place on Jan. 6.
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Though the facts of precisely what happened at the Capitol are still coming to light, it seems likely that prosecutors could file felony murder charges against at least some of the rioters.
A database of links to charging documents related to the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
By storming the Capitol and disrupting the electoral-count certification, yesterday’s mob likely violated many federal criminal laws, including against seditious conspiracy.
If convicted, the men face up to life in prison.
Biden would be well within the bounds of law and norms were he to directly instruct the attorney general not to investigate or prosecute Trump or close Trump associates. But he has suggested that he wants his attorney general to make this decision.
How does the authority Attorney General William Barr used to appoint John Durham compare with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in 2017?
The FBI punishes employees who criticize Donald Trump on its devices, but not those who praise him or criticize other presidential candidates.
There are no plausible benign explanations for Trump’s conduct here. Even three days before the election, people should care.
The FBI has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The complaint alleges that the individuals— Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta—are members of a militia that this year began planning to “participate in attacks against the government” and “kidnapping politicians.” The men in July 2020 began explicitly planning to abduct Gov.