Every piece of published evidence about the events of January 6 only makes matters worse. In the past six months, it has become clear that intelligence agencies and police repeatedly downplayed the threat posed by Trump’s white supremacist supporters. It is obvious that both the Trump White House and members of Congress were aware of the plots to disrupt the electoral vote counting and the threat to Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi and other officials. And it is clear that instead of curbing these threats, the Republicans did everything possible to foment violence.
“Above all, we have seen that the television coverage of that day only hinted at the level of aggressive brutality used by those who broke through on Capitol Hill. Even as Republicans in Congress have tried to pass off that day as a “tourist visit,” newly released videos continue to show additional incidents of extreme violence.
To ensure that some of these images of assault and destruction do not fall through the cracks, and to piece the images together in our still expanding understanding of that terrible day, Political reports that the Justice Department has set aside $ 6.1 million to create a database with information on January 6 to be used in ongoing prosecutions.