More Charges Coming in Connection to January 6 Insurrection

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More than two months have passed since the insurrection on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of participants in the attack on the Capitol have faced charges and are looking at substantial prison sentences. Many of these rioters tried to blame former President Trump as a means of a legal defense; although, this isn’t going to fly in a court of law.

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The charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection are not over with, though. Since January 2021, there have been many people coming forward, sharing tips with law enforcement, and otherwise helping rioters be brought to justice.

According to Washington Examiner, the Justice Department is preparing to bring many more charges against individuals involved in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

More Charges Against People Who Attacked the Capitol

The Department of Justice confirms that ongoing investigations into the January 6 insurrection are some of the greatest and most complicated in American history. More than 300 individuals have already faced charges due to their involvement in the attack earlier this year.

U.S. federal prosecutors have shared with the public noteworthy details regarding their ongoing probes. Thus far, over 15,000 hours of body camera video and surveillance has been put together; this comes on top of 210,000 outside tips, 1,600 electronics, 80,000 different reports, and much more.

Individuals are looking at charges for their involvement in the January insurrection; however, radical groups such as the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and Three Percenters are also being probed by the nation’s federal prosecutors.

Due to the magnitude of these probes, federal prosecutors have already put in a request to extend their investigation deadline by two months.

Nowhere to Hide

Many of the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol boasted about their involvement in this event on social media. Later, however, as it became clearer that the insurrection was facing national and top level attention from authorities, many of the participants began to backtrack.

There have been reports of people removing photos from social media, destroying electronic devices, and otherwise attempting to cover their tracks. Meanwhile, authorities have made clear that anyone who engaged in the insurrection will eventually be brought to justice.

As confirmed by the Justice Department, these probes into January 6 aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, the statements from federal prosecutors warn that much of 2021 will center around finding and bringing to justice any and all insurrectionists.

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