(AmericanProsperity.com) – It has been 3 years since the Capitol Building riot of January 6, 2021, when a large group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building. This riot has been one of the largest investigations and federal prosecutions of those who participated. It’s also noteworthy since it involved former President Trump who played a part in instigating it.
More than 1,200 defendants have been charged with crimes that were associated with the riot, but officials are still looking for more. Over 700 of these defendants have pled guilty to the crimes they committed, but the majority will face little to no jail time for their actions since they were classified as misdemeanors.
The two biggest sentences that are from the riot include an 18-year sentence for the Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and a 21-year sentence for the Proud Boys leader Erique Tarrio.
Prosecutors are still searching for people who were involved in the riot. They say that they are looking for about 80 more suspects from the Capitol Building riot on January 6th as well as a perpetrator who allegedly put pipe bombs outside both Democratic and Republican party headquarters on January 5 – one day before the riot. Officials are offering a $500,000 reward for information that may lead them to the perpetrator who did this.
The biggest case here is Donald Trump’s case. He is being charged with obstructing an official proceeding as well as three other counts from the pushback he had while failing to over the Presidency in the 2020 election.
Donald Trump has pled guilty and also tried to get his case dismissed due to Presidential immunity, however, the case, for now, will continue. Jack Smith, who is the original person who got the indictment on Trump, says that he did not try to blame the crimes on Trump, however, it’s said that evidence from Jack Smith may prove that the events on January 6 were “exactly what Trump was hoping for.”
It’s said that many people face their charges proudly and feel no response for the events that happened, while others are apologetic and feel that their choices were a mistake.
Judge Tonya Chutkan, overseeing Trump’s prosecution, said that the January 6 event “was no exercise of First Amendment rights. It was a violent attempt to overthrow the government.”
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