Today: Tuesday, 28 May 2024 year

In the United States, special prosecutors are investigating threats against members of Congress.

In the United States, special prosecutors are investigating threats against members of Congress.

The US Capitol Police have hired three special prosecutors to look into the thousands of threats against lawmakers and their families that have increased over the years, the Hill reported, citing sources.

“The US Capitol Police have hired three special prosecutors to investigate threats against members of Congress and assist in bringing criminal charges in cases of threats involving members of Congress,” the publication writes.


It is noted that the special prosecutors will not be involved in cases related to the riots at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, but will advise the Justice Department during the prosecution of suspects who threatened lawmakers and their loved ones.


Threats against lawmakers, their staff and their families have increased over the years. So the Capitol Police investigated more than 8 thousand threats to members of Congress in 2023.