Fallout From the Siege on the Capitol

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The ripple effects of the mob attack in Washington continue to be felt in New York as the authorities investigate those involved, and as officials brace for renewed threats.

On Tuesday, the son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested in connection with last week’s Capitol riot. New York City said it was reconsidering its ties with the Trump family business. And a Republican congressman from New York announced that he would vote to impeach the president on a charge of inciting the riot.

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The judge’s son, Aaron Mostofsky, was taken into custody in Brooklyn. His father, Steven Mostofsky, sits on the Kings County Supreme Court.

The younger Mr. Mostofsky was seen in fur pelts and a bulletproof vest as he breached the Capitol last week. He is facing four charges, including stealing government property, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

The authorities were investigating a handful of New Yorkers who had acknowledged being at the riot, including a Metropolitan Transportation Administration employee, William Pepe, who was arrested in White Plains on Tuesday afternoon.

[Read more about Mr. Mostofsky’s arrest.]

Many New Yorkers had severed ties with the president’s family’s real estate company, the Trump Organization, long before the siege, but this week Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that the city was weighing whether to cancel its contracts with the company. Those contracts include ice-skating rinks and a carousel in Central Park, and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.

[Read more about the contracts.]

On Monday, State Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, made a request to the state court system to begin the process of stripping President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, of his law license. The call came hours after the New York State Bar Association said it was investigating Mr. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor.

Also, Representative John Katko, a moderate Republican in a Democratic-leaning district in central New York, became the first House Republican to publicly say he would vote to impeach President Trump.

“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy,” Mr. Katko said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon. “For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach this president.”

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Capitol Riot Fallout

From Riot to Impeachment

The riot inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, followed a rally at which President Trump made an inflammatory speech to his supporters, questioning the results of the election. Here’s a look at what happened and at the ongoing fallout:

    • This video takes a look inside the siege on the capitol.
    • This timeline shows how a crucial two hour period turned a rally into the riot.
    • Several Trump administration officials, including cabinet members Betsy DeVos and Elaine Chao, announced that they were stepping down as a result of the riot.
    • Federal prosecutors have charged more than 70 people, including some who appeared in viral photos and videos of the riot. Officials expect to eventually charge hundreds of others.
    • House Democrats have begun impeachment proceedings. A look at how they might work.

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