April 13, 2021 12:00

Capitol Riot Suspects Grow to 400; Feds Promise Sedition Charges Soon

The far-reaching investigation into the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol siege continues to grow, as more than 400 suspects have been identified by federal authorities who expect to bring sedition charges against some of those linked to the insurrection, reports USA Today. The charges, which carry a maximum punishment of 20 years, would be among the most serious for those in the armed attack to disrupt Congress’ counting of President Joe Biden’s state-certified electoral victory. “These cases are moving at a very rapid clip,” said Michael Sherwin, the chief federal prosecutor overseeing the enquiry, referring to a flurry of 500 subpoenas and search warrants issued in support of the inquiry. “There is no manpower issue here … Everyone is all-in on these cases.”

While the public has flooded authorities with more than 200,000 pieces of digital media to review, Assistant FBI Director Steven D’Antuono said investigators continued to appeal for help in the search for the suspect or suspects who planted pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic national committees. Federal officials have offered a $75,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, which D’Antuono described as “a top priority.”

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