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Key takeaways from Wednesday's developments in the Capitol riots investigation

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Members of the DC National Guard are deployed outside of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. - Trump supporters remain outside, defying a 6.00 pm (2300 GMT) curfew imposed across the city by Mayor Muriel Bowser. Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

One week after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, federal law enforcement's dragnet to arrest the violent trespassers kicked into high gear.

(CNN)One week after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, federal law enforcement's dragnet to arrest the violent trespassers kicked into high gear.

On Wednesday, a federal court made public charges against two police officers from rural Virginia who shared a photo on social media of themselves posing in front of a statue of a Revolutionary War general in the Capitol.

Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack was not just a protest that spiraled out of control, a federal law enforcement official said.

Among the tips the FBI received are some that appear to show members of Congress with people who later showed up at the Capitol riot, two law enforcement officials said.

And this week, federal authorities in New York City arrested a man on a weapons charge after investigators pursued online postings about an armed caravan heading to the US Capitol.

"Congress restricted the government's ability to request detention," Meredith's lawyer wrote in a court filing Wednesday afternoon, citing Bail Reform Act limitations that reasons defendants can be kept in jail must be because they are a flight risk, potentially obstructive or charged with crimes of violence, a drug offense, or an offense that could merit a life sentence or death.

Meredith has not yet been indicted, and was arrested last week on a criminal complaint alleging that he illegally possessed weapons and made the threats.

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