Protesters at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C, January 6, 2021 (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

This might come as a surprise to anyone following the House January 6 Committee’s investigation.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Justice Department issued a triumphal press release on Wednesday to announce that it had induced a leader of the Oath Keepers to plead guilty to a seditious-conspiracy charge in connection with the Capitol riot.

Now you may have heard, particularly if you’ve been following the House January 6 Committee’s investigation, that then-president Donald Trump is not only singularly responsible for the tumult on Capitol Hill that day and not only “incited” an “insurrection”; Trump may even have committed such federal crimes as obstruction of congressional proceedings — and he most certainly stoked that throng into obstructing congressional proceedings by rioting.

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