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Prosecutors expect at least 100 more arrests for U.S. Capitol riot

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By Jan Wolfe

The U.S. Justice Department expects to charge at least 100 more people for taking part in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, signaling prosecutors are far from finished investigating an attack that a judge on Thursday called an act of terrorism.

"Over 400 individuals have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack," federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday. "The investigation continues and the government expects that at least one hundred additional individuals will be charged."

The Justice Department made the disclosure in a set of similar court filings asking judges to postpone deadlines in pending prosecutions.

"The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol attack will 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 court filings stated.

Supporters of former President Donald Trump on Jan 6 stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from formally certifying President Joe Biden's election victory.

The violence started shortly after Trump rallied his supporters and urged them to fight to stop the certification of Biden's win.

The siege left five people dead and more than 130 police officers injured.

A magistrate judge in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia described the attack as an act of terrorism during a court hearing for Charles Donohue, a leader of the Proud Boys extremist right-wing group.

"The acts alleged in the indictment would meet, in my view, the statutory definition of a federal crime of terrorism," U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey said, adding that the attack "struck at the very heart of our democracy."

The FBI has been increasingly focused on suspects with ties to right-wing extremist groups including the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.

More than 40 members or associates of the two groups have been arrested and charged so far.

A founding member of the Oath Keepers last week became the first person to plead guilty to taking part in the riot, and prosecutors have said other defendants are in plea discussions.

© Thomson Reuters 2021.

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How many insurrectionists Trump supporters will be arrested when it’s all said and done?

Let’s also avoid the false equivalency between those who attempted a coup be interfering with the electoral process on Jan. 6 with the small minority of extremists who rioted last summer. You know, to keep the conversation honest and mature.

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"Over 400 individuals have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack," federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday. "The investigation continues and the government expects that at least one hundred additional individuals will be charged."

Hunt down and lock up these thugs.

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Radical far-right domestic terrorists no different than ISIS and Al Qaeda...

Their so-called leader who incited them to this violence should be charged as a co-conspirator, indicted, and tried also...for treason.

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Meanwhile, the thugs that burned down our cities that were pushed and egged on by violent protesters and groups such as Antifa and BLM. Interesting....

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Just makes me laugh. Idiots: their photographic evidence is undeniable. They will be held accountable for their insurrection - "treason," as some aptly call it.

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Pro-Trump rulebook for "conducting an insurrection".....

Publicize and boast on social media to the world the date and time of your insurrection...

Bring your cell phones and video the whole thing - post on your Facebook page...

Take as many selfies of you and your pro-Trump buddies looting, destroying, and assaulting the police as you can...

Always take your mother...

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The failed insurgents are loitering around any bit of social media they consider "woke", not to mention those on the far right disappointed with the outcome of the historic conviction of Chauvin. The Chauvinists are the kind of people who use the term BLM instead of n-lover.

You can bet your bottom dollar that when topics like this come up, they will deflect, and display their ignorance about BLM and antifa groups.

They are the same baying crowd who harassed civil rights advocates 60 years ago. Don't be fooled by their rhetoric.

And what were they standing up for on January 6th?

Their hurt feelings and lack of comprehension about how democracy works.

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Pro-Trump rulebook for "conducting an insurrection".....

Publicize and boast on social media to the world the date and time of your insurrection...

Like Waters and Holder did? Thank you Joe for your continued work and efforts in helping the GOP to retake the House

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Always take your mother...

Lincolnman, spit out my coffee. Thank you.

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Thank you Joe for your continued work and efforts in helping the GOP to retake the House

The GOP aren't fit to take a shed.

Race baiters, collaborators, insurgents,lawbreakers, alleged paedophiles and a wealthy elite who will flirt with facists and conspiracy theorists in their efforts to win.

And not one of their supporters will condemn the insurgency on January 6th.

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Meanwhile, the thugs that burned down our cities that were pushed and egged on by violent protesters and groups such as Antifa and BLM.

And also why aren't libs talking about MS 13 caravans, liberal Satan-woshipping pedophile rings, and arch-villain Hunter Biden?

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Like Waters and Holder did?

I don't remember an insurrection incited by Waters and Holder. When did this thing happen?

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The GOP aren't fit to take a shed.

Well, Pelosi and Waters are helping them and that's good news for the GOP.

Race baiters, collaborators, insurgents,lawbreakers, alleged paedophiles and a wealthy elite

You just summed up the Democrat establishment

And not one of their supporters will condemn the insurgency on January 6th.

They have. I don't know a single conservative or anyone that agreed with what happened on Jan. 6thBut I also don't know a single Democrat that denounced the violent rioting and looting and the destruction (mostly minority-owned shops) and told the BLM and Antifa rioters to back off, still silent and there was No Al Sharpton demanding justice for minority destroyed businesses, not a word for that guy.

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bass: I also don't know a single Democrat that denounced the violent rioting and looting and the destruction 

Then obviously you don't realize that Joe Biden is a Democrat. I'd recommend a full pivot away from this misguided point and onto something new.

What else ya got for us?

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bass: I also don't know a single Democrat that denounced the violent rioting and looting and the destruction 

The bubble is robust.

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But I also don't know a single Democrat that denounced the violent rioting and looting and the destruction (mostly minority-owned shops) and told the BLM and Antifa rioters to back off, still silent and there was No Al Sharpton demanding justice for minority destroyed businesses, not a word for that guy.

There were several. Do you not watch news and current affairs?

Biden. James Clyburn. Lori Lightfoot. Ted Wheeler.

A fact-check from The Washington Post in June found that there was no link between violent protests and antifa. That's in part because "antifa is a moniker, not a single group," so it's difficult to attribute any violence directly to that movement, which is focused on opposition to fascism and racism.

After recent protests in Portland, Oregon, for example, federal prosecutors produced no evidence to link the people arrested to the antifa or anarchist movements, according to Reuters.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/08/13/fact-check-democrats-have-condemned-violence-linked-protests/3317862001/

I don't know a single conservative or anyone that agreed with what happened on Jan. 6th

You don't read the comments section here, then?

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Then obviously you don't realize that Joe Biden is a Democrat.

Hmmm...after his poll numbers started to go down weeks later he finally said something once or twice.....

I'd recommend a full pivot away

No, don't do another hit and run, every conservative called out the Jan. 6th Capitol storming wrong, on the Dems side with the exception of Joe seeing his numbers plummet, he says something briefly.

Nice try as always.

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You just summed up the Democrat establishment

Nice deflection. Again.

How about condemning your spineless GOP who (for the most part, with some honorable exceptions) failed to denounce, show any leadership or forward thinking in putting down this insurgency?

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Bass: Hmmm...after his poll numbers started to go down weeks later he finally said something once or twice.....

Would you like a half dozen quotes or more?

Time for pivot #2. Let's really explore the extent of your ignorance on this matter.

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every conservative called out the Jan. 6th Capitol storming wrong

Amanda Chase didn't get the memo, then?

https://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/articles/sen-chase-attends-d-c-rally-refuses-to-denounce-attack-on-u-s-capitol/

Neither did Michael J Doherty and pals.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2021/01/11/nj-republicans-who-refused-condemn-trumps-action-ahead-riot/6629596002/

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There were several. Do you not watch news and current affairs?

Rhetorical question?

Biden. James Clyburn. Lori Lightfoot. Ted Wheeler.

After Biden's poll numbers were dropping and funny that these gems didn't call the national guard to assist the former President to quell the insurrection sweeping the nation while these thugs were rioting, burning and looting, nothing.

A fact-check from The Washington Post in June found that there was no link between violent protests and antifa. That's in part because "antifa is a moniker, not a single group,

Yeah, as if anyone believes Jeff Bezos. Not a single person believes that. Bezos can have his staff right what they want, but Jeff has no control over what we visually can see on the TV, he's not that good.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/510217-democrats-silence-on-our-summer-of-violence-is-a-tactical-blunder

You don't read the comments section here, then?

Do they work in DC???

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No, don't do another hit and run, every conservative called out the Jan. 6th Capitol storming wrong,

Hmmmm......

*Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., described the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 as people who "truly respect law enforcement" and "loved this country" in a radio interview Friday*

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/already-ditch-ron-johnson-digs-deeper-jan-6-comments-n1261061

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Bass: After Biden's poll numbers were dropping

So you are saying the comments you weren't aware of happened when Biden's poll numbers were dropping?

That's just awesome.

Anyway, let's call a truce for the night. We've had our fun. Have a good one.

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How about condemning your spineless GOP

I did too many times, now what else should I do? Find each one and commit an act of violence? That's an Antifa thing, I have never supported any of what happened, but then again, I'm not a Washington politician so it doesn't matter in the end what anyone thinks. Now if only the left would condemn the cowardly Democrats and hold their feet to the fire.

Would you like a half dozen quotes or more?

It wouldn't help. but if you can, show us where the Democrats said, they will provide Trump and all local states the resources they need to quell the riots, looting, and tearing down our historical statues and why STILL to this day are Democrats silent about all the minority businesses that were lost and destroyed? Again, typical silence from the left. That's the left's pivot and ignorance exploration of their largest voting block and it's pretty disgusting!

Amanda Chase didn't get the memo, then?

Every other conservative at the Capitol did including Graham and Mitch as well as Cheney they got the memo alright.

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After Biden's poll numbers were dropping and funny that these gems didn't call the national guard to assist the former President to quell the insurrection sweeping the nation while these thugs were rioting, burning and looting, nothing.

Ah. Blaming it on the Democrats. Wait, are you sticking to the topic and talking about the Capitol riots now?

Or are you spinning about because your claims that Democrats didn't condemn violence have been proved wrong? Again.

Yeah, as if anyone believes Jeff Bezos.

Whatever he has to do with it. It's really easy - antifa are people from all walks of life, in many countries around the world, for the last 90 years or so, who protest and try to prevent fascism. From activists to enlisted, from workers to the marginalized. It's an odd thing, this latest wave of conservatives who seem to think we've only been around since the last decade.

Do they work in DC???

Hmm. What's that got to do with your claims that you don't know anyone who agreed with the riots on January 6th? There were more than several comments, for days and weeks after supporting the riots. Trying to make light of it, reduce the impact, pretend it was a genuine protest.

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So you are saying the comments you weren't aware of happened when Biden's poll numbers were dropping?

I'm saying Biden and his VP didn't do anything to try and quell the violence, not daily, and don't even try to justify one or two days of repudiation from these people, they weren't on the TV daily pushing hard and trying to get the National guard together to stop all of these riots, but notice on Jan. 6th these Democrats couldn't call the NG fast enough and have them build a wall or fencing around them, so they proved a valid point, not only does law enforcement work, but walls as well, they killed two birds and proved Trump's point all along.

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That’s typical for all states, already in the Middle Ages, in modern times dictatorships, in communist China , protests in Russia, or now here in this case, capitalist U.S., the kind of system doesn’t play a role, they are all united on this one. If they can’t handle resistance immediately with armed forces, they do their raids afterwards and catch all participants one after another and weeks or months later. The history books are full of such stories.

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Find each one and commit an act of violence? That's an Antifa thing,

This is rather disingenuous. Not that it matters, because this thread will end the same way as every other thread that has been deflected/hijacked.

I can't speak for every anti fascist out there, of course, but there's those who are into peaceful protest (even when vilified, tear gassed and beaten) and then there are those who protect themselves from the militarized police and extreme right.

You can commit violence if you like, of course. You've used violent rhetoric on numerous occasions here. But that's the far right for you. They broadcast their intentions to the rest of the world and then wonder why people call them out.

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Ah. Blaming it on the Democrats.

They weren't Trump voters that's for darn sure.

Or are you spinning about because your claims that Democrats didn't condemn violence have been proved wrong? Again.

Wasn't proved wrong, but if conservatives can call out and condemn what happened at the Capitol, why liberals cant do the same for the damage their supporters caused? Legitimate question.

Whatever he has to do with it. It's really easy - antifa are people from all walks of life,

Save it! I know these people even got into some altercations with them back in Europe as a kid, These people are scum, and people that fight for justice and equality don't need to wear masks. MLK didn't. Malcolm X didn't, they never used violence, Antifa fools could as well, but they won't, they will never call these criminals out for what they are.

Hmm. What's that got to do with your claims that you don't know anyone who agreed with the riots on January 6th? There were more than several comments, for days and weeks after supporting the riots. Trying to make light of it, reduce the impact, pretend it was a genuine protest

It has everything to do that, you want to see these people hang for what happened on Jan. 6th, but you don't want anything to happen to the over 3,000 destroyed property and damage that cost over $250 billion, but that wasn't bad, right. Who cares about the minorities that lost businesses, let's just focus on the white mostly conservatives, and give others a pass. Typical liberal propagated crap as usual.

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They are all singing like canaries, taking plea deals and giving others up. Long jail time ahead. Abandoned by Trump long along he won't be visiting any.

I don't know a single conservative or anyone that agreed with what happened on Jan. 6th

Many hundreds of thousands of Republican voters and Trump supporters supported the insurrection. Including those who post on JT. Tried to justify it.

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They are all singing like canaries, taking plea deals and giving others up. Long jail time ahead. Abandoned by Trump long along he won't be visiting any.

Well, when you have a gun to your head, you'll say anything, you will say in a second you love Biden on the treat of you spending life in prison, who wouldn't? You do and say what you can to get off.

Many hundreds of thousands of Republican voters and Trump supporters supported the insurrection.

No, that is an absolute falsehood! We supported and wanted our voices to be heard, no one wanted or suggested to storm the Capitol and the few hundreds that did have nothing to do with the millions that did absolutely nothing. Enough of the dishonesty.

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bass4funk,

If it wasn't so entertaining watching you constantly resort to deflection and distraction as you are disproved and destroyed in these comment sections day after day until the thread is inevitably shut down, it would be very frustrating.

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 happen to the over 3,000 destroyed property and damage that cost over $250 billion, but that wasn't bad, right.

Incorrect. The damage to property in the 2020 protests was $250 million not $250 billion. Much of it covered by insurance.

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If it wasn't so entertaining watching you constantly resort to deflection

I feel the opposite, seriously.

We all think and are all in agreement about Jan 6th,and think these people, most of them at least should be serving time, but let's not forget as well the silence that the Democrats allowed our streets to burn down for over 3 months and no decisive action was taken, that's just the truth

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Incorrect. The damage to property in the 2020 protests was $250 million not $250 billion. Much of it covered by insurance.

You are right. One billion, my bad.

https://www.axios.com/riots-cost-property-damage-276c9bcc-a455-4067-b06a-66f9db4cea9c.html

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bass4funk

They are all singing like canaries, taking plea deals and giving others up. Long jail time ahead. Abandoned by Trump long along he won't be visiting any.

Well, when you have a gun to your head, you'll say anything, you will say in a second you love Biden on the treat of you spending life in prison, who wouldn't? You do and say what you can to get off.

You are now claiming the people arrested for the Jan 6 insurrection and in custody had guns to their heads? That's wild even for you. The American justice system does not allow guns to the head. But they do allow plea deals for less jail time.

Many hundreds of thousands of Republican voters and Trump supporters supported the insurrection.

No, that is an absolute falsehood! We supported and wanted our voices to be heard, no one wanted or suggested to storm the Capitol and the few hundreds that did have nothing to do with the millions that did absolutely nothing. Enough of the dishonesty.

Wrong again. So many appeared on TV and self-made videos and street protests. Trump wanted the Capitol building charged to stop the election.

More than 1,000 insurrectionists entered the building, many armed. Many wearing military combat gear.

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You are right. One billion, my bad.

You are wrong. $250 million. Your bad.

People rebuilt their business with the insurance paid out.

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You are now claiming the people arrested for the Jan 6 insurrection and in custody had guns to their heads?

No, but when you have the AG threatening you, anyone will sing like a canary. That's not wild if you value your freedom. You never want to mess with an angry AG, never.

Wrong again. So many appeared on TV and self-made videos and street protests.

No, I am right, they said nothing for weeks until Biden's numbers started to plummet and then they reacted, was way too late, but ok....

More than 1,000 insurrectionists entered the building,

Still doesn't give the right to label every conservative. There were millions destroying our cities and not all liberals are bad. Antifa deck themselves out as well and carry weapons

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They ought to add a couple more zeros - this is both the end of the beginning, and the beginning of the end. There is a large and growing number of armed militia, nihilists and anarchists posing as populists, led by an increasingly demented and authoritarian bunch of retrograde GOP figures like Trump, Cruz and Hawley, and abetted by neo-fascist media outlets like Fox, OAN and Sinclair. All of these people need to be taken into custody for their role in the Jan 6 assault on Congress, tried, and then swung from a rope, and the Fairness Doctrine reinstated to keep the media from spewing agitprop, conspiracy theories, misinformation and disinfomation. Some people are clearly not intelligent or well-educated enough to separate fact from fiction. QAnon, anybody? Stop the Steal? The Bowling Green Massacre? Comet Pingpong Pizza? Really?

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People rebuilt their business with the insurance paid out.

Most didn't and won't and as with most of these communities, it's not worth the risk going back in there. Wonder if LeBron will help these people.

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Trump was the Commander-in-Chief for the protests of 2020. Trump was the Commander-in-Chief for the pandemic. Trump was the Commander-in-Chief on Jan 6 when his supporters stormed the Capitol Building causing $30 million in damages. Threatening elected representatives. Trump was the Commander-in-Chief who didn't call out the NG and didn't respond to anyone until after 6 pm. Instead, he was sitting in a room watching it all on TV.

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Trump was the Commander-in-Chief for the protests of 2020. Trump was the Commander-in-Chief for the pandemic. Trump was the Commander-in-Chief on Jan 6 when his supporters stormed the Capitol Building causing $30 million in damages. Threatening elected representatives. Trump was the Commander-in-Chief who didn't call out the NG and didn't respond to anyone until after 6 pm. Instead, he was sitting in a room watching it all on TV.

And the same goes for the Antifa and BLM riots, none were Trump voters, those were their people and it's funny, these people get away with it, but conservatives don't. Yes, keep helping the GOP. 2022

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The G.O.P. Is Getting Even Worse - Trumpians are having a venomous panic attack.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/opinion/trump-gop.html

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All bad people should go to prison, whether it's storming the Capitol or destroying public and private property all of these groups are all equally disgusting, "all of them" and they should be locked up and disbanded.

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bass4funk

People rebuilt their business with the insurance paid out.

Most didn't and won't and as with most of these communities, it's not worth the risk going back in there. Wonder if LeBron will help these people.

Wrong again. Many have already rebuilt their business. Business can be rebuilt but those who lost their lives to police brutality can not.

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Wrong again.

Nope, most did not.

Many have already rebuilt their business. Business can be rebuilt but those who lost their lives to police brutality can not.

So where is Sharpton and Waters, LeBron has money, I thought Black lives mattered.

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