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Former president Donald Trump speaks during the America First Agenda Summit, his first trip to Washington since leaving office. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Today, former president Donald Trump returned to Washington to deliver a keynote address at a gathering hosted by a think tank launched by his allies to advance his policies. It was Trump’s first appearance in Washington since leaving the capital ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Trump focused heavily on crime and support for police but did not mention the violence law enforcement endured from a pro-Trump mob at the Capitol.

The Justice Department is investigating the former president’s actions as part of a Jan. 6 criminal probe, according to four people familiar with the probe. It’s the latest signal that the DOJ’s investigation into the effort to overturn the election has ramped up.

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  • 9 a.m. Eastern time: Former vice president Mike Pence addressed the Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference in Washington.
  • 11 a.m. Eastern time: The Senate held a procedural vote on legislation benefiting the domestic semiconductor industry.
  • 2 p.m. Eastern time: Biden met virtually with the chairman of the South Korean conglomerate SK Group. Watch here.
  • 3 p.m. Eastern time: Trump spoke at the America First Policy Institute Summit. Watch here.
  • 3:15 p.m. Eastern time: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese briefed reporters. Watch here.
  • 5 p.m. Eastern time: Biden virtually joined the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus’s celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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9 a.m. Eastern time: Former vice president Mike Pence addressed the Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference in Washington.
11 a.m. Eastern time: The Senate held a procedural vote on legislation benefiting the domestic semiconductor industry.
2 p.m. Eastern time: Biden met virtually with the chairman of the South Korean conglomerate SK Group. Watch here.
3 p.m. Eastern time: Trump spoke at the America First Policy Institute Summit. Watch here.
3:15 p.m. Eastern time: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese briefed reporters. Watch here.
5 p.m. Eastern time: Biden virtually joined the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus’s celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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