Prosecutors investigating the 6 January attack on the Capitol have reportedly been unsuccessful in finding evidence that these militia groups devised an attack plan.
“There is no discussion of forcibly entering the Capitol until January 6, 2021,” prosecutors said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “However, there is talk about being prepared for violence.”
Kathryn Rakoczy, an assistant U.S. attorney, told a court on Friday that the goal of the rioters was to “stop the certification [of President Biden’s win]. Part of the reason there wasn’t as concrete a plan was because they were waiting to see what leadership did.”
Former President Trump had been raising claims of widespread voter fraud in the election, which was seen by his critics as the main culprit of the riot. Trump revealed he had offered to call up 10,000 National Guard troops to be on hand for the protest, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned down the offer.
Michael Sherwin, the former top prosecutor looking into the attack, told 60 Minutes on Sunday about 400 rioters have been charged and said there is a chance some could be hit with sedition charges, which carry up to a 20-year prison sentence. He also seemed to leave open the possibility that former President Trump could face charges for being the “magnet” that brought the rioters to the area that day.
TRENDPOST: The fact that the 6 January Capitol riots were not planned by domestic terrorists was barely reported in the mainstream media. For those who carried the story, it was in and out of the news in one day. Yet, despite these facts, the majority of the population believes the storming of the Capitol was planned, and they accept the passage of new laws and procedures that are ostensibly designed to prevent future insurrections.

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