The FBI is looking for more who engaged in violence that were among the protestors inside or around the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.
The official statement reads:
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building and assaulted federal law enforcement personnel on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.”
The FBI wrote on their official Twitter account that if anyone recognizes some of the people photographed on their post to submit a tip.
The #FBI is seeking information to help identify individuals who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and assaulted federal law enforcement personnel. If you recognize someone, submit a tip at https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH. @FBIWFO https://t.co/Fn002FxqZd pic.twitter.com/MtWgQvdAS5
— FBI (@FBI) January 11, 2021
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said on the House floor on Jan. 7 that some protestors who breached the Capitol were “members of the violent terrorist group Antifa” that were “masquerading as Trump supporters.”
Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, in response to questions about group affiliations of protestors that participated in the storming of the Capitol, answered: “It looks like there may have been a loose affiliation, but it didn’t look like there was any specific ‘militia groups’ that planned or were affiliated with the persons that we specifically charged.”
In response to questions about Capitol Police opening the barricades and letting protestors in, Sherwin said that the federal prosecutors are “looking at all actors” involved.
Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said that his office has started a federal, excessive force investigation over the shooting and killing of former U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol on Jan. 6.
His civil rights section will lead the prosecution, which is being investigated by D.C. police and the FBI.
A Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed to The Epoch Times: “The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an investigation into the officer involved shooting that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. This is routine, standard procedure whenever an officer deploys lethal force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is overseeing the investigation.”
On Jan. 6, Trump supporters marched on foot to the Capitol after President Donald Trump gave a speech near the White House. Trump thanked his supporters for being present and listed a series of voting irregularities that happened in different states, alleging there was widespread fraud. Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, also gave a speech listing evidence for the alleged fraud.
Babbitt entered the Capitol building with a group of protesters and was shot at point-blank range in the neck as she was climbing a door with a broken window inside the Capitol, she tragically succumbed to the wounds.