Prosecuting the Capitol Rioters

The Daily

By The New York Times

Prosecuting the Capitol Rioters

Monday, 17 May

In the months since a pro-Trump mob breached the walls of the Capitol building, some 420 people have been arrested and charged in connection with the attack. And that number is expected to rise.

As federal prosecutors prepare for a unique challenge, we look at the twists and turns of bringing those who were in the building to justice.

Guest: Alan Feuer, a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York Times. 

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Background reading: 

Prosecutors are negotiating plea agreements as they confront a sprawling investigation with hundreds of defendants.Defense lawyers have complained that some charges do not apply to what unfolded on Jan. 6. Here’s how those accused have challenged the accusations against them.

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