U.S. Capitol riot probe turns focus to Trump allies and extremist groups

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Reuters

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional investigators into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday will seek to draw connections between then-President Donald Trump’s associates and right-wing militants who stormed the seat of government. The House of Representatives committee’s seventh hearing in five weeks will focus on the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, two pro-Trump groups that investigators say helped plan the attack, as well as QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy theory movement. The hearing, starting at 1 p.m. ET (1700 GMT), will explore ties between the two g…

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