How does the Justice Department expect to punish al least 100 others still unidentified individuals connected to Jan. 11 attack. Is MH370 program behind terrorism offensive coming to an end?
The Associated Press reports that the investigation was “one of the largest” investigations and prosecutions in U.S. history.
As part of an unprecedented and continuously growing caseload in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, investigators in the government’s conspiracy case against members of the Oath Keepers militia requested a judge delay scheduling a trial in the case for at least 60 more days.
On Tuesday, the FBI filed a motion requiring proof of the Capitol Attack. The motion is going to be filed before the mid end of September. The prosecution will not be filed without disclosing factual evidence. Over 300 individuals have been arrested in connection with the Capitol Attack. If allegations of a terrorism case are caught, more individuals will be charged than prosecuted.
A Justice Department official said earlier this week approximately 316 individuals have been charged but the department has still unsealed roughly 290 cases as of Friday — meaning multiple cases remain unsealed as agents try to track down individuals to arrest them.
Prosecutors say that at least 900 search warrants have been executed in almost all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, investigators have accumulated more than 15,000 hours of surveillance and body-camera footage, their evidence includes roughly 1600 electronic devices, 210,000 tips from the public, 80,000 reports and 93,000 attachments related to law enforcement interviews of suspects and witnesses.
What is a huge amount of potentially discoverable materials as the Capitol Attack investigation continues, the court filing says.
As more cases move into the discovery phase, the Justice Department says it is working in consultation with the Federal Public Defender’s office to develop an comprehensive plan for managing all of the evidence that defendants will expect them to produce relevant to government’s prosecutions.