The Associated Press reports:
The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is still hunting for scores of rioters, even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have pleaded guilty.
The struggle reflects the massive scale of the investigation and the grueling work still ahead for authorities in the face of an increasing effort by some Republican lawmakers to rewrite what happened that day. The FBI website seeking information about those involved in the Capitol violence includes more than 900 pictures of roughly 300 people labeled “unidentified.”
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Six months after the Capitol insurrection, DOJ is still hunting for scores of rioters. The struggle reflects the massive scale of the probe, which is happening against the backdrop of an increasing effort by some GOP lawmakers to rewrite what happened. https://t.co/BfdcTxwgrv
— Julie Pace (@jpaceDC) July 6, 2021