Key lessons learned from Wednesday’s developments in the Capitol Riots investigation
Nearly a dozen new known defendants have been arrested or charged across the country, and the Justice Department made it clear that it is committed to prosecuting important cases in what may be the largest counterterrorism investigation since September 11, 2001.
The new arrests on Wednesday brought the total number of new federal criminal cases at nightfall to at least 32, with hundreds more people being sought or investigated.
Over the past week, investigators have tracked down some of the most notable faces of the uprising. On Wednesday, a federal court brought public charges against two rural Virginia police officers who shared a photo on social media of themselves posing in front of a statue of a Revolutionary War general in the Capitol.