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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Readout from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Meeting on the One Year Anniversary of the January 6th Attack on the Capitol

This morning, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met with many of the Department of Justice employees who are assigned to the January 6th investigation.

Along with Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, the Attorney General thanked agents, analysts, task force officers, prosecutors and professional staff from the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and additional offices around the country for their tireless work this past year to hold accountable those who attacked the Capitol one year ago today.

Building on his remarks from yesterday, the Attorney General commended their incredible commitment to this investigation, which has resulted in more than 725 arrests in nearly all 50 states. The Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and FBI Director also recognized the challenges of conducting this investigation during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the work on this case is far from done. They encouraged the team to remain dedicated and, as the Attorney General said yesterday, to follow the facts wherever they lead.

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Updated January 6, 2022