WCCO-TV outlined the first of several new public hearings that will lay out the findings of the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Business litigation partner Erica MacDonald shared her perspective on the investigation.
Regarding evidence, MacDonald said, “There were body cameras, there were surveillance cameras, and there were people actually recording their own criminal acts. All of that digital evidence coming into play is an insurmountable amount of evidence.”
“With all that evidence, someone has to review it, and that slows things down,” MacDonald added. “This is a tremendous undertaking for the government in this case. This is the biggest investigation of its kind.”
Based on her experience, MacDonald stated, “As prosecutors, our job is to make sure that we are taking each case individually. We are not lumping people together. We are making appropriate and careful consideration of what they did and whether they should be held accountable and to what extent they should be held accountable.”