FBI and DOJ issue statements vowing to identify, arrest, prosecute those that stormed U.S. Capitol

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and FBI Director Christopher Wray have vowed to arrest and prosecute those that stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday while lawmakers were counting electoral votes.

In a statement, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen said “Yesterday, our Nation watched in disbelief as a mob breached the Capitol Building and required federal and local law enforcement to help restore order. ”

The statement continues “The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that those responsible for this attack on our Government and the rule of law face the full consequences of their actions under the law. Our criminal prosecutors have been working throughout the night with special agents and investigators from the U.S. Capitol Police, FBI, ATF, Metropolitan Police Department and the public to gather the evidence, identify perpetrators, and charge federal crimes where warranted. ”

“Some participants in yesterday’s violence will be charged today, and we will continue to methodically assess evidence, charge crimes and make arrests in the coming days and weeks to ensure that those responsible are held accountable under the law,” the statement concludes.

Meanwhile, the FBI has issued the following statement “The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021.”