As details are still being ironed out, The U.S Justice Department has announced that they will charge at least 100 more still-unidentified individuals connected to the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. They also describe the investigation as likely “one of the largest” investigations and prosecutions in U.S. history.
The fact is, that there is an unprecedented and continuously growing caseload in the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. Prosecutors in the government’s conspiracy case against members of the Oath Keepers militia group outlined the investigation’s scope as they requested a judge delay scheduling a trial in the case for at least 60 more days.
“The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol Attack will more than likely be one of the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence,” the filing states.
“Over 300 individuals have been charged in connection with the Capitol Attack. The investigation continues and the government expects that at least one hundred additional individuals will be charged.”
A Justice Department official said last week approximately 316 individuals have been charged but the department has still only unsealed roughly 290 cases as of Friday — meaning multiple cases remain unsealed as agents try and track down individuals to arrest them.
It will be interesting to see what cases and charges stick in regards to those prosecuted. So far, there has been very little done when it comes to holding individuals responsible for the actions that occurred at the capitol. We will keep you all updated as more info is released.