On January 6, 2021, following the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, an investigation and legal action were initiated against Trump and his allies for inciting the public, causing damage to government property, and disrupting peace and security.
Donald Trump and his associates faced extensive investigations and legal action on a large scale for inciting the public, causing damage to government property, and undermining the atmosphere of peace and security. The attack on the Capitol involved a crowd of approximately 2,000 to 2,500 people, including groups such as the “Proud Boys” and “Oath Keepers.” Vice President Mike Pence had to evacuate immediately during the incident, and some lawmakers were forced to hide in the building due to the perceived threat to their lives from the rioters, who were subsequently apprehended and prosecuted.
The U.S. Department of Justice has stated that its agencies have launched the largest police investigation in American history following the attack on the Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. Nearly 2,000 electronic devices were seized during the investigation, and over 20,000 hours of video footage were reviewed.
Approximately two years later, charges were brought against 964 individuals, and 465 were charged with federal crimes. The founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, was sentenced to 20 years for his involvement in plotting sedition against the state.
Former Army paratrooper and disbanded attorney Mr. Rhodes were accused of organizing a conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from certifying the presidential elections. A former police officer from New York City, Mr. Thomas Webster, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of attacking and assaulting police during the Capitol Hill attack.
Cattle rancher from Texas, Guy Reffitt, was found guilty on five counts after being charged with multiple criminal charges. He was sentenced to 87 months in prison after a full investigation. Following the complete investigation, Capitol Hill saw multiple allegations against Trump, including treason and sedition, deception and conspiracy against witnesses and high-ranking American officials.
Fulton County District Attorney Fanni Willis has accused Trump of attempting to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results, potentially resulting in a 5 to 20 years sentence for Trump and other individuals if the investigations result in proven charges.”