DOJ wants to hire 131 more lawyers to help with Jan. 6 prosecutions
The Department of Justice wants to hire 131 more lawyers to help prosecute cases related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Driving the news: The DOJ is seeking $34.1 million for the effort, according to President Biden's budget request for next year, which was released Monday.
What they're saying: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Monday that the Jan. 6 investigation is "among the most wide-ranging and most complex that this department has ever undertaken."
- She added: "Regardless of whatever resources we seek or get, let's be very, very clear: We are going to continue to do those cases. We are going to hold those perpetrators accountable, no matter where the facts lead us, [and] as the attorney general has said, no matter at what level. We will do those cases."
The big picture: More than 770 people have been charged in prosecutions related to the Jan. 6 attack, according to Business Insider.
- Earlier this month, the first Jan. 6 defendant to go to trial, Guy Wesley Reffitt, was found guilty on all charges.