Sandeep Prasanna Comments on Next Steps for Investigation of January 6th Attack in The Hill
"End of Jan. 6 Panel Opens New Chapter for Department of Justice"
Sandeep Prasanna, who served as an investigative counsel on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, commented on potential action by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) following the completion of the Committee's investigation and the release of its final report. "At the end of the day, the task that was in front of the committee was just so different in nature than the task for DOJ. The report is intended to be a definitive account of the lead up and the attack itself. Congress, unfortunately, is not a prosecuting body. But we can tell a full story using the facts that we were able to uncover in a way that I think DOJ can't. In many ways, they're complementary institutions," Prasanna said. "There was a lot of conduct in the lead up to Jan. 6 that contributed to the effort to overturn the election and contributed to the precursors to the attack that may not necessarily rise to the level of crimes but are still incredibly relevant and central to telling the story."