Biden prosecutor says January 6thers who did not enter Capitol will face consequences

 January 8, 2024

To mark the 3rd anniversary of the "insurrection," Joe Biden's handpicked prosecutor in Washington D.C. vowed to crack down on January 6th protesters who remained outside the Capitol building.

The stunning threat from U.S. attorney Matthew Graves blows up any pretense that the DOJ's January 6th investigation is about the rule of law. This is clearly a political witch hunt.

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Graves made the comments at a splashy press conference, where he bragged about the DOJ's ongoing, relentless pursuit of the so-called insurrectionists.

“An important note about those who remained outside the [Capitol] building,” Graves said. “We have used our prosecutorial discretion and to primarily focus on those who entered the building, on those who engaged in violent or rough conduct on Capitol grounds.”

The prosecutor said the DOJ will pursue consequences for "thousands" of protesters who entered a "restricted area" outside the building proper.

"If a person knowingly entered a restricted area without authorization, they had already committed a federal crime. Make no mistake, thousands of people [were] occupying the area that they were not authorized to be present in in the first place.”

Biden's crackdown

Graves' comments are sure to raise doubts about Biden's motives as he seeks re-election largely by using January 6th as cautionary tale about "our democracy."

Biden gave a divisive speech Friday in which he asserted, "we nearly lost it all" and blasted Donald Trump for calling the January 6th protesters "patriots."

“Since that day more than 1,200 people have been charged for assaulting the Capitol," Biden bragged. "More than 900 have been convicted or pleaded guilty. Collectively to date, they have been sentenced to more than 840 years in prison.”

While hundreds have been charged with assaulting cops, the majority of the more than 1,200 people charged are not accused of any violence.

Major questions about January 6th remain unanswered, including who planted the pipe bombs near the DNC headquarters the night before.

It's worth noting that Graves, while going after Trump supporters like a rabid dog, has declined to prosecute many street crimes. D.C. has experienced a shocking rise in violent carjackings.

Trump described the January 6th protesters as "hostages" during a rally in Iowa on Saturday.

"Release the J6 hostages, Joe," Trump said. "Release them, Joe. You can do it real easy, Joe."

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