The Justice Department probe into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection has come a long way since its start in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Investigators have already entered the 60-day period preceding the November midterm elections, during which prosecutors typically keep quiet to avoid any appearance of interference in the upcoming races.
Here’s what we know so far regarding the department’s largest investigation to date, and what federal prosecutors are looking into as part of the wide-ranging probe:
The first stages of the investigation focused on the people who violently mobbed the Capitol on Jan. 6, resulting in destruction and multiple deaths. Investigators examined their actions and whether they were affiliated with more prominent figures in the effort to challenge the 2020 presidential election results.
So far, more than 870 people have been charged with offenses related to the Jan. 6 riots. Of these, more than 260 were charged with assaulting law enforcement, Read Entire Article