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Monday's Mini-Report, 1.18.21

Today's edition of quick hits.


Today's edition of quick hits:

* Arrests continue: "A heavy-metal guitarist, the alleged leader of a Colorado paramilitary training group and two self-styled militia members from Ohio have been charged with taking part in the riot at the Capitol last week, as the FBI ratchets up its investigation into the role extremist groups played in storming the building."

* Taking precautions: "U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event."

* Planning the pre-riot event: "Members of President Donald Trump's failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters."

* On a related note: "The accounts of people who said they were inspired by the president to take part in the melee inside the Capitol vividly show the impact of Trump's months-long attack on the integrity of the 2020 election and his exhortations to supporters to 'fight' the results."

* Navalny's courage is extraordinary: "Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will spend 30 days in detention after a court hearing in a Moscow police station Monday, his spokesman said."

* Contributing to a radicalized society: "Christian textbooks used in thousands of schools around the country teach that President Barack Obama helped spur destructive Black Lives Matter protests, that the Democrats' choice of 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton reflected their focus on identity politics, and that President Donald Trump is the 'fighter' Republicans want, a HuffPost analysis has found."

* If you're thinking about comparing the attack on the U.S. Capitol to last summer's social-justice protests, put that thought right out of your mind.

* If this reminds you of a Coen brothers' movie, you're not alone: "A Pennsylvania woman accused of being one of the Capitol rioters told a former 'romantic partner' she planned to steal a laptop computer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and sell it to Russian intelligence, court documents revealed Monday."

See you tomorrow.