New evidence for us there is tons of new evidence that is massively different then what we had in 2021. As for the FBI some of its new to them although they would have had access to it before us. Some of the evidence didn't come to light until September 2021 onwards. Like the phones and logs on those phones that was in September. Plus later in the year a number of them flipped, one only flipped I think it was in December 2021 and started to cooperate with law enforcement and start sharing information which again has provided more new evidence. This is why so much changed and articles from last year are no longer valid.
This clarifies what new evidence actually means in this thread.
New to the public record rather than the FBI, except for some flipped testimony used to build the case against specific people as per the indictment and its reports this year.
Note, I didn't exclude the indictment text earlier or the follow up coverage. It appears on balance when you compare what was known during after the event and during discovery was not much changed. The flipped testimonies still refer to the events and by extension the evidence available very early on. The more the people talked under pressure of questioning, the more they implicated themselves of a serious crime. Hence the prosecution adopted a more aggressive stance.
"The tenuous link is from a centrally planned group of over 500 people on 6 Jan, to possibly 10 people present taking opportunistic advantage of the situation to their own ends,"
While the total numbers are debatable are you aware they have the meeting notes of 3 large groups forming an alliance and working together with multiple teams. Some of them have already pleaded guilty to conspiring with other members. Its not just 10 people.
Yes. Once again, on balance you have 30% of attendees of the protest and subsequent riot participants charged with assaulting the police, 12% of the people involved with conspiracy with links to far-right groups, and 2% of seditious conspiracy as above. Have they had any meaningful control over the situation and what was achieved? How does proving that the minority had some kind of mad scheme implicate the other people doing criminal damage and rioting, or nothing at all beyond hooliganism and vandalism, in a wider conspiracy?
This is why it is argued the significance of the OKs and, if you must stretch the window the PDs, and their influence on the state of democracy in the US, has been blown out of proportion before the trial even got started.