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How a Post-Enron Law Became a Central Focus of Jan. 6 Prosecutions

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.Credit:Alex Gakos/Shutterstock.com.

Multiple investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol have homed in on a single provision in the federal crime code: 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (c)(2)—obstruction of an official proceeding.