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Federal Law Enforcement Investigation Shifts To Building Conspiracy Cases Against Capitol Insurrectionists




Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers.
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The FBI’s investigation into the January 6th Capitol attack is evolving as investigators move toward building cases alleging that some of the rioters carefully planned the attack.

Authorities are working through evidence that includes hundreds of thousands of digital tips on social media, news and surveillance footage, tips from the public as well as nonpublic evidence taken from search warrants and grand jury subpoenas. 150 people have already been charged with federal crimes for their involvement with the Capitol insurrection, though officials expect arrests to slow as they move their investigation into motive.

Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more about what the federal investigation and charges look like for the Capitol insurrection. Questions? Leave them below or give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Aruna Viswanatha, Wall Street Journal reporter covering the Justice Department; she tweets @aviswanatha

Shan Wu, former federal prosecutor based in Washington D.C.; he tweets @shanlonwu