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Blumenthal Calls on DOJ & FBI to Detail Steps to Investigate Capitol Attack

Blumenthal & Judiciary Committee members call on Acting AG Rosen, FBI Director Wray to ensure ‘necessary steps are being taken to identify and prosecute the participants in this crime’

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in writing to Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and FBI Director Christopher Wray calling for a detailed report on actions the Department of Justice and FBI are taking to investigate the mob attack on the Capitol on January 6.

“On January 6, 2021, a violent mob broke into and looted the United States Capitol, leading to injuries and deaths, including the death of a United States Capitol Police officer. The swift and effective investigation and prosecution of those who illegally broke into the Capitol and those who incited them to do so is essential,” the Senators wrote.

The Senate Judiciary Committee members request a written response to their questions by January 15, as well as a telephone briefing as soon as possible.

Full text of the senators’ letter can be found here.