A year has passed since the assault on the Capitol in Washington and the Department of Justice continues to investigate what happened that day. Five people died and 140 agents were injured, after the former president Donald trump urged his followers to “fight like hell” to “take back the country.”
Many of the protesters who decided to enter the Capitol that day have been accusedmore than 700, with charges ranging from planning an attack to prevent official confirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory to assaulting the police.
Of the accused, 165 people have pleaded guilty and face a conviction of 20 years or more in jail. Meanwhile, 71 people have been sentenced with sentences that, like that of Robert Scott Palmer, punished with the greatest penalty so far, reach five years in prison.
The first sentence for the assault on the US Capitol was that of Anna Morgan-Lloyd, sympathizer of former US President Donald Trump, who spent ten minutes inside the Capitol during the insurrection and was convicted of a misdemeanor, being on probation without jail time, but with the obligation to pay a fine of 500 dollars.
While the Department of Justice handles the criminal charges, a commission from the House of Representatives, formed by seven Democrats and two Republicanscontinues to study the role that Donald Trump played during the assault. The report, which is due to be released in the coming months, could confirm possible crimes of Trump and his environment and recommend action to Justice.
Two sides of the coin
A year after what happened, the democrats They continue to want to collect evidence to show the role Trump played in the assault on Capitol Hill. However, most of the republicansfocus the debate on the unfounded accusations of electoral fraud to justify what happened on January 6, 2021.
In order to find out if there was pressure from the former president and his environment during the vote counting, the committee’s congressmen have interviewed many witnesses, collected information and visited the states where Trump insists that it was committed. scrutiny fraud never proven.