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January 6 Storming of the Capitol

This guide documents the government investigation of the Capitol breach on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

"The Attack: Before, During and After"

"Throughout much of this year, a team of 75 Washington Post journalists has been working to produce a definitive account of Jan. 6 — its causes, its costs and its aftermath. The result of that investigation, a three-part series being published today, makes clear that the violence that day was neither a spontaneous act nor an isolated event." The Washington Post 10/31/2021

Part 1: Before
RED FLAGS: As Trump propelled his supporters to Washington, law enforcement
agencies failed to heed mounting warnings about violence on Jan. 6.
Part 2: During 
BLOODSHED: For 187 harrowing minutes, the president watched his supporters attack the Capitol — and resisted pleas to stop them.
Part 3: After
CONTAGION: Threats and disinformation spread across the country in the wake of the Capitol siege, shaking the underpinnings of American democracy.
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