Attorney General Updates January 6th Investigation

January 6, 2024

We are upholding the rule of law.

Attorney General Merrick Garland marking the third anniversary of January 6th.

Why It Matters: During a press briefing on a meeting focused on violent crime in American cities, AG Garland updated what he calls “one of the largest, and most complex and resource intensive investigation” in the department’s history regarding January 6th. “unprecedented attack on the cornerstone of our system of government.”

Law enforcement continues to seek the identities of more than 80 people.

The Associated Press, according to their database, reports: “More than 1,230 people have been charged with federal crimes in the riot, ranging from misdemeanor offenses like trespassing to felonies like assaulting police officers and seditious conspiracy. Roughly 730 people have pleaded guilty to charges, while another roughly 170 have been convicted of at least one charge at a trial decided by a judge or a jury, according to an Associated Press database.”

Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), continue to release footage from January 6th, suggesting that footage chosen by politicians and the media do not accurately represent what happened that day. Other critics have raise questions about law enforcement embedded in the crowd.

by Jenna Lee,