Dumb and Dumber

By Preet Bharara

Dear Reader,

We are now a year and a fortnight past the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. More than 700 people have been charged with various crimes, along a spectrum of seriousness, ranging from trespass to seditious conspiracy. Some will plead; some will go to trial. Some will go to prison; some will go free. A range of defenses will be brought to bear, with different degrees of plausibility and absurdity.