The Justice Department said Tuesday that over 535 individuals from fifty states were prosecuted in the six months due to their participation in the event of the January 6th Capitol intrusion.
The U.S. attorney general’s office for Washington D.C. issued a statement saying that 495 people have been accused of accessing or staying in a prohibited federal facility or premises.
It said that about 235 people have been charged for impeding, manipulating, or obstructing an administrative process, or trying to do so.
The FBI has infiltrated a "Bible study" group in VA that after the January 6 riot had members discussing surveilling the US Capitol—investigators followed one member's plans to build and test Molotov cocktails, according to recently unsealed court records. https://t.co/vKl9P9Y7ms
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) July 7, 2021
According to the Department of Justice, at least 165 individuals were charged with attacking, refusing arrest, or obstructing police or workers; over 50 of them are facing charges of employing lethal or hazardous weapons or causing great physical harm to a police officer.
Ten persons have pled guilty to criminal counts ranging from felonies to criminal conspiracy
It was not a case of opposition.
On the six-month anniversary of the U.S. Capitol assault, President Joe Biden declared in a speech on July 6 that it was chaos. It presented an emotional breakdown and a trial as to whether our republic could withstand a sobering warning that almost nothing in our society is assured.
A conservative YouTuber who participated in the January 6 riot was with Republican lawmakers on a visit to the US-Mexico border Tuesday night https://t.co/cM8qkLlnDg
— CNN (@CNN) July 3, 2021
Only One Republican Sits on the House Committee
In recent months, attempts to investigate the occurrences of January 6 have escalated. Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican, was appointed to the committee hearing examining incidents at the United States Capitol by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, voted on June 30 to create the committee; House Democrats ignored Republicans’ claims that it was unnecessary because probes were already ongoing in other panels of authority. Cheney will become the sole Republican on the eight-member committee and has been a vociferous critic of former US President Donald Trump.
The FBI split the demonstrators that were at the Capitol on January 6 into three categories, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, who testified before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee several weeks ago.
The first collective of peaceful, maybe unruly attendees did not engage in the infringement, but also made up the biggest cluster; the second subgroup engaged in illegal trespassing, and the third subgroup took weapons into the Capitol Complex.
The Speaker of the House and her appointees to the January 6 Commission.
What a photo. pic.twitter.com/HUXxUx1PQi
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) July 2, 2021
The bulk of the charges, according to the DOJ, involve invading a prohibited building, obstructing an authorized process, and social unrest.
The Director of the FBI also stated that the actions on Jan. 6 were deemed an act of terrorism by the security agency. When questioned by Rep. Eric Swalwell if the actions might be described as an insurgency, Wray replied it was improper to use the term.
Because it is a legal phrase, he would have to be very cautious about the use of language like these in his role as head of the FBI, Wray added, emphasizing that what he says might damage ongoing criminal proceedings.