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The FBI released new information and footage on Wednesday of the suspect who planted pipe bombs near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on the eve of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Why it matters: Former Capitol Police chief Steven Sund has testified that he believes the undetonated bombs were a diversion intended to draw law enforcement resources away from the Capitol as the violence escalated on Jan. 6, suggesting it could be evidence of "significant coordination with this attack."

  • Despite more than 570 arrests stemming from the sprawling investigation into the Capitol attack, the hooded suspect has managed to elude federal authorities for eight months.
  • The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the identification of the suspect.

Driving the news: Based on new information and footage, the FBI said it believes the suspect was operating from a location near Folger Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, but that they were likely not from the area.

  • The suspect wore a face mask, glasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and black and light gray Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. They used a backpack to transport the two pipe bombs.
  • The FBI is asking members of the public to view a virtual map of the route that the suspect took on the night of Jan. 5, and to come forward with any information they may have about the suspect's apparel, mannerisms or characteristics.

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Updated Oct 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Trump sues National Archives, Jan. 6 committee to block records request

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Former President Trump filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the National Archives from releasing White House records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing executive privilege.

Why it matters: It's the latest escalation in Trump's campaign to disrupt the committee's sweeping probe into the circumstances surrounding Jan. 6, including his actions and communications leading up to the Capitol attack.

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FTX CEO predicts more U.S. crypto flight

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

FTX doesn't look much like a company valued at $25 billion. Its new headquarters, located in a sleepy part of The Bahamas, is so nondescript as to not even have a sign. But it does expect to soon have neighbors.

Driving the news: Founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried tells "Axios on HBO" to expect "more and more crypto flight from the states" if the U.S. doesn't soon create a regulatory regime for cryptocurrencies.

Developed countries reveal $100 billion climate finance plan ahead of COP26

Alok Sharma, head of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, speaks in Paris on Oct. 12. ( Li Yang/China News Service via Getty Images)

After 12 years of fits and starts, industrialized nations on Monday put forward a detailed plan to provide at least $100 billion annually in climate aid to developing countries starting by 2023.

Why it matters: The plan, presented by representatives of Canada and Germany, is aimed at defusing one of the biggest sources of tension at COP26, which is the failure of industrialized nations to follow through on their financial commitments.