The Justice Department and FBI have reportedly launched a probe into whether high-profile right-wing figures like Alex Jones and Roger Stone played a role in the Capitol breach on Jan. 6.
The probe is part of continued investigations into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that rocked Washington, D.C., and left several dead more than a month ago.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that people familiar with the matter said these figures may not necessarily face criminal charges, as investigators are instead focusing on exploring the mindset of rioters and those who may have influenced them.
One U.S. official, who along with the other sources spoke on the condition of anonymity, said those being investigated included Jones, Stone and “Stop the Steal” organizer Ali Alexander.
All three men were among those who repeated former President Trump’s unsupported claim that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him through widespread voter fraud.
Officials told the Post that prosecutors are looking through a variety of motives and intentions among the approximately 800 people who raided the Capitol, with probes into Stone, a longtime adviser to Trump, and Jones, a Trump ally and radio host. The efforts from the DOJ are part of painting a larger picture of the events leading up to and during the breach.
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