FBI Director Testifies on Capitol Hill About Jan. 6 Riot

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2021
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Senate Judiciary Committee, Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray is making his first extensive remarks about the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol before a Senate panel Tuesday, as the agency grapples with how to combat violent domestic extremism in the wake of the attack.

Around 300 people have been charged with federal crimes in connection to the attack, ranging from trespassing to conspiracy and assault charges, laying bare the bureau’s challenges in stopping politically motivated violence before it occurs.

The hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee comes as the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

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