Feds Make Jan. 6th Capitol Riot A Much Bigger Issue

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It has been two years since a mob of Donald Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol Complex. The attack led to millions of dollars in damages, dozens of officers getting injured and lawmakers looking to make an escape. The FBI and the Justice Department have since launched a massive instigation that has led to over 900 arrests and close to 500 guilty pledges.

As part of the charges, some people have also been charged with seditious conspiracy convictions which had been a conviction not seen in the U.S. for decades before the attack. Still, the arrests are only a small percentage of the more than 3,000 people who could face charges. What’s more, at least 250 suspects who the bureau is looking at following accusations about their actions on Jan. 6, 2021, have not been captured by federal authorities.

The investigation is now heading into its third year, which has led to the number of arrests slowing down, despite the fact that the statute of limitations expires in three years, giving them very little time to handle the investigations.

The Justice Department on the other hand has really intensified its investigations. At the same time, they also need to deal with the scrutiny of the Republican-controlled House as they rely on the funds provided.

The Justice Department has also announced that they were continuing with their federal investigation. Attorney General Merrick Garland also praised the work completed so far and the staff members for their work “in one of the largest, most complex, and most resource-intensive investigations in our history.”