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Jan. 6 hearings delay Proud Boys leader’s trial

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio Associated Press/Photo by Allison Dinner, file

Jan. 6 hearings delay Proud Boys leader’s trial

A federal judge agreed to delay the trial of Henry “Enrique” Tarrio until December on the grounds that a fair trial is impossible while the congressional hearings investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot are being broadcast nationally. Defense attorneys also argued the hearings would present new evidence necessary for the trial. Tarrio, the former national chairman of the Proud Boys, a male-only nationalist group, is facing sedition charges alongside four other men. The trial is expected to last four to six weeks—stretching into next year.

What’s happening in the hearings? The Jan. 6 committee has attempted to prove that former President Donald Trump intentionally engaged in a concerted effort to overturn the 2020 election results. On Thursday, the committee will hear from Justice Department officials who refused to endorse Trump’s claims of election fraud.

Dig deeper: Listen to Kent Covington summarize some of the problems with the Jan. 6 hearings on The World and Everything in It podcast.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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