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Protesters storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C..

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A leader of the right-wing Oath Keeper militia group “organized an alliance" with the Proud Boys and a third extremist group ahead of the Capitol storming on January 6, according to a new federal court filing. Kelly Meggs, a self-described leader of the Florida chapter of the Oath Keepers, “plotted with his co-conspirators to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote, prepared to use violence if necessary, and stormed the Capitol," federal prosecutors said in a Tuesday court filing opposing Meggs' release pending trial. The court filing marks the first time prosecutors have offered pro...

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Seedy Trump Loyalist Punted From Key National Security Post

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The Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima reports that long-time Trump loyalist Michael Ellis had resigned from his position as top lawyer for the National Security Agency after almost three months of being "sidelined" during Joe Biden's presidency. Journalist Steve Benen, in an op-ed for MSNBC's website, lays out some reasons why Ellis' departure from the NSA is an important development and a positive thing.

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