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Glenn Kirschner: DOJ Press Release: Insurrection Investigation Update. Here’s How Prosecutors are Building the Case.


July 15 2021

The Department of Justice recently issued a press release regarding the status of the investigation into the insurrection on January 6. The FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia are moving expeditiously, arresting (according the the press release) an average of three insurrectionists per day. After each person is arrested they are interrogated by the FBI (assuming the defendant waives his/her Miranda rights and agrees to be interviewed). These interrogations are instrumental to developing evidence of the potential complicity of others who are higher up on the criminal food chain: the funders, the organizers and the inciters. It’s clear that the federal prosecutors are following a tried and true investigative blueprint for investigating up their way up the criminal ladder.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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