Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to make a public statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building that was carried out one year ago Thursday, by a mob responding to Donald Trump’s loss in his bid for re-election.
On January 6th, 2021, Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., to hear the then-President speak about the election that he still claimed had been ‘stolen’ from him and about remedies he falsely claimed were available to legally overturn his loss. Afterward, he invited rally attendees to march to the Capitol Building and let legislators know just how upset they were over the confirmation of the electoral vote in Joe Biden’s favor.
While many gathered to wave signs and listen to other speakers, a mob of those present breached the barriers around the Capitol Building and entered, where they amassed criminal charges including assaulting law enforcement officers, weapons charges, and obstruction of an official proceeding.
Watch Garland’s statements live below, via Yahoo News, airing at 2:30pm.
The Justice Department has a list here of hundreds of defendants in the attack, and the FBI still has a Wanted list of many, many more who have not been identified and on whom they are seeking information.
Meanwhile, the House Select Committee continues to investigate the political side of the matter, subpoenaing some of Donald Trump’s nearest allies and those who were in contact with him in the time leading up to the attack. Some have already attempted to dodge these subpoenas, with Steve Bannon taking the lead as the first of the group to be indicted for defying a COngressional summons.
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