1. Jan. 6 "Ringleader": Lawmakers Advise Criminal Charges For Trump NPR 13:37

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack advised four criminal charges be filed against former President Donald Trump over his role in the riot. One member noted that the U.S. does not have “a system of justice where foot soldiers go to jail and the masterminds and ringleaders get a free pass.” The Department of Justice, entirely independent from Congress, may or may not choose to follow through on the group’s referrals.

This episode: politics correspondent Ashley Lopez, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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