DOJ, FBI Say More Than 170 Charged In US Capitol Riot: ‘This Is Only The Beginning’


The FBI and Department of Justice said on Tuesday that more than 170 people have been charged in connection with last week’s riot at the U. S. Capitol, but the investigation has only just gotten momentum.

“The men and women of the FBI will leave no stone unturned in this investigation,” Steven M. D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, told reporters. “This is a 24/7 full-bore extensive operation into what happened that day.”

D’Antuono said the FBI’s appeal to the public to help identify suspects in photos has yielded more than 100,000 pieces of digital evidence that the agency is scouring through.

“The FBI has a long memory and a broad reach,” D’Antuono said. “Agents and our partners are on the streets investigating leads not only here in the D. C. area, but also the country through the FBI’s 56 field offices.

“Even if you’ve left D. C., FBI agents from our local field offices will be knocking on your door if we find out that you were part of the criminal activity at the Capitol,” D’Antuono continued.

Acting U. S. attorney for the District of Washington, Michael Sherwin, called having the U.S. Capitol as the center of a crime scene “unprecedented” in American history. He said he fo… (Read more)

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