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Who Were the Insurrectionists from IL?

 
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

President Joe Biden has directed his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism in the United States. The undertaking is being launched weeks after a violent mob loyal to Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. As of January 25, 2021, the FBI has opened more than 200 cases and arrested more than 100 individuals connected with the events of that January 6. Details have emerged about some of the individuals involved, and amongst those arrested are at least five Illinoisians, including a now former CEO and a military veteran, revealing a varied composite of the mob that stormed the Capitol.

To talk more about some of the Illinoisans who have been arrested in relation to the Capitol seige, The 21st spoke to a federal courts reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Guests:

Jon Seidel, Federal courts reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times

 

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