The Justice Department warned a Washington, D.C. court late last year that more than 1,000 people could be indicted in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.
This number is on top of the nearly 1,000 people DOJ has already arrested in February for the January 6 crimes. U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves notified Chief Justice Beryl Howell of the potential indictment in his October 2022 letter, according to Bloomberg News. Specifically, the letter said the court should expect another 700 to 1,200 indictments.
“We anticipate a systematic increase in the pace of new cases in the coming months,” Graves said in a letter, according to Bloomberg News. Graves added that it is difficult to predict the exact number of cases due to the “nature and complexity of the investigation.”
Some Republicans in the Capitol are increasingly vocal against the January 6 indictment of the participants. Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Green (Georgia) and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (Kentucky) approached the defendant in a Washington, D.C. prison on January 6. I am planning to visit my house.
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“We intend to address human rights violations, such as the fact that they are being held in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day and denied the ability to see their families,” Greene told Hill.
Green previously visited defendants in November 2021. The Republican congressman, in his Real America appearance on Steven Bannon’s “War Room” in His Voice, claimed prisoners were in worse conditions than Guantanamo Bay.
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“Last night I finally got into a deplorable jail. In a Washington, D.C. prison, these people have been held for months in conditions that I have never seen in my life.” It’s nothing you’ve seen and every American in this country should be outraged by what’s going on.I don’t care how you vote.”
However, when U.S. Marshals inspected the facility, they found that the inmates were in good condition.
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So far, a Washington, DC court has announced a steady stream of indictments on January 6. It is unclear how long it will take for the court to complete the proceedings.
Bradford Betz of Fox News contributed to this report.