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Feds charge over 200 in Capitol riot. We’ve learned a lot about why it happened.

Maybe this will be the Chicago Conspiracy Trial of the Right.

By Pete Williams, NBC

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have now filed charges against more than 200 people accused of taking part in the assault on the U.S. Capitol last month, alleging a wide range of motives and behavior, from extreme violence to apparent ignorance that what they were doing was illegal. Some defendants have been accused of assaulting police officers and threatening to attack lawmakers, while others are charged with the lesser offense of illegally entering a protected building. One father told authorities he wanted to give a son a memorable birthday.

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