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Thousands Attacked the Capitol. Who Has Answered for It?

The US is 17 months into its investigation of the riot, with relatively few felony convictions to show for it. Now the pressure is on to get at Trump’s inner circle.

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Capitol Hill Riot Hearings Begin Tonight

 A year and a half after thousands of Donald Trump diehards overran the US Capitol, prosecutors have scored relatively few felony convictions and face growing pressure to go after targets including the organizers and the former president himself.

The Justice Department’s massive investigation — into the riot and deeper efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s election — has scored about 50 felony guilty pleas out of more than 800 defendants charged since the mob breached the neoclassical building in January 2021, in the most serious attack on American democracy in the modern era.