Dozens have so far pleaded guilty to their role in the siege of the Washington Capitol in early January. The attack claimed the lives of five people and so far, two people have been convicted in the case.

The US Attorney General said in a statement that at least six hundred people have been accused of various crimes since supporters of former President Donald Trump surrounded the US Capitol on January 6 this year, and 26 of them pleaded guilty. from the inside Quoted, and 24 published.

The purpose of the trapped was to prevent Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.

Five people were killed in the attack. An insider article reveals that Jon Schaeffer, the founding guitarist for the band Metal Iced Earth, was the first to testify against himself. He was also a member of a militia that prosecutors said planned and carried out an attack on the Capitol weeks earlier.

Attorney General Merrick Garland told senators at the confirmation hearing that he would personally oversee the Justice Department’s actions in the case. “This horrific attack was aimed at the cornerstone of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power to the newly elected government,” the minister said. The newspaper wrote that by July 20, two people had been convicted of participating in the siege.

First man convicted of the Capitol siege

More than 270,000 reports were received, 280 people were arrested, and 300 people were charged. The Director of the FBI spoke on a Senate committee about the ongoing investigation into the events of January 6th.

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Republicans voted to form a commission to investigate the Capitol siege


Trump warned Republicans that there would be “consequences” if any of them supported the legislation.

First man convicted of the Capitol siege


Paul Hodgkins from Florida was given 8 months.