Filed Under: “January 6”

Study finds nearly 22 percent of Republican state legislators joined extremist Facebook groups

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Researchers find GOP lawmakers pushing for censorship and voter suppression laws based on groups’ beliefs


Prosecutors: Capitol attackers stockpiled guns and supplies as part of siege plot

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Trial evidence shows radical Oath Keepers group plotted to keep attacking Capitol even after Jan. 6


Military background among far-right extremist criminals has exploded since 2017, study finds

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Nearly one in five of the 700-plus people under indictment for their actions on Jan. 6 have military backgrounds, echoing a phenomenon of extremist recruitment from the ranks of veterans by groups like the Oath Keepers


Initially ‘proud’ of Capitol attack, some far-right media figures switched to blaming leftists to align with leaders

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Far-right Americans supported violent insurrection long before they invaded the Capitol on 1/6

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Donald Trump’s authoritarianism found a political movement more than it created one


Indicting Mark Meadows for contempt of Congress is not a political act

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Only the current president should have control over assertions of executive privilege, saying otherwise is a political act


Democratic leaders can’t rely on others to educate the public about Republican radicalization

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Americans will not understand that the GOP has embraced violence until President Biden and other Democrats tell them


Fox News hosts privately begged Trump to call off the mob on Jan. 6, while publicly claiming it was antifa

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Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity promoted lies to their audiences, while privately acknowledging Trump-supporters committed the Capitol attack


Tucker Carlson inadvertently attacks his own fan in desperate bid to shift blame for Capitol attack

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With no real evidence to support his lies about January 6, the Fox News host is resorting to smearing his own fans


Proud Boys and Oath Keepers Jan. 6 subpoenas could provide many revelations about extremist groups

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Far-right groups routinely divulge their secrets publicly, but their private documents could reveal much more to congressional investigators


 

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