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UP TO 1,200 PEOPLE COULD STILL FACE CHARGES FOR JAN. 6 CAPITOL RIOTS

After Joe Biden won the presidential election, the mob attempted to keep Trump in power by stopping a joint session of congress from tallying the electoral college ballots.

A total of 1,200 persons might yet be charged in connection with the Capitol building invasion on January 6. According to Bloomberg, the US attorney in Washington issued a letter to the D.C. court. The letter describes “one of the broadest, most complicated, and resource-intensive investigations in our history,” according to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Demonstrators enter the U.S. Capitol after breaching security fencing during a protest in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, 2021. (Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg)

Another 700 to 1,200 people could be indicted, according to a letter from U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves to Chief Judge Beryl Howell dated Oct. 28.

“We expect the pace of bringing new cases will increase, in an orderly fashion, over the course of the next few months,” Graves wrote. He ended the letter by saying that the estimates could change as the office continues to monitor charging statistics and “evaluate changing resources and circumstances.”

More than a thousand people have faced charges for alleged involvement in the Capitol attack. (Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Bloomberg also reported that Howell said the court continues to manage its caseload and trial calendar efficiently, notwithstanding the delays occasioned by the pandemic. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, more than 500 persons have entered guilty pleas and more than 50 have been found guilty after a jury trial. A crowd of Donald Trump backers assaulted the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. After Joe Biden won the presidential election, the mob attempted to keep Trump in power by stopping a joint session of congress from tallying the electoral college ballots.

Trump inspired his fans who had assembled in Washington, D.C., alleging that Democrats had stolen the election. Trump sent no National Guard to put a stop to the disturbance on January 6. At the riots on January 6, Kevin Seefried, who was spotted brandishing a Confederate flag, was given a three-year prison term. – Steve Sijenyi

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