Profs & Pints DC: The Capitol Riot Investigations- Door tickets remain available

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Tuesday, March 8 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT

Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door.

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Capitol Riot Investigations,” with Randall Eliason, former federal prosecutor and a professorial lecturer on white-collar criminal law at George Washington University Law School.

January 6, 2021 was a dark day in U.S. history, as more than 2,000 rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an unprecedented assault on our democracy. But the riot at the Capitol was only one aspect of a broader effort to overturn the presidential election—a scheme that took place over several weeks and included false allegations of voter fraud, plans to seize voting machines, and sending false slates of “alternate electors” to Washington.

Come to DC’s Church Hall bar to hear expert analysis of the investigations of these events. Helping you gain a thorough understanding of the probes and their potential outcomes will be Randall Eliason, a white-collar crime expert and Washington Post contributing columnist who previously gave sold-out Profs and Pints talks on the Muller investigation.

He’ll walk you through each of the two major investigations now underway: An aggressive investigation by a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives seeking to propose legislative solutions to prevent such efforts in the future, and the largest criminal investigation in the history of the U.S. Department of Justice, which has resulted in the indictment of more than 700 rioters and includes ongoing probes potentially implicating higher-level officials.

You will learn about the scope of the House investigation and where it might lead, and about the controversies surrounding witnesses who have refused to cooperate and face contempt charges. In terms of the Justice Department’s investigation, you’ll learn about the different statutes at issue in the criminal investigation and who might be charged, and about the status of related investigations into events such as the plot to influence the election in Georgia.

Finally, Professor Eliason will tackle the key question on everyone’s mind: is Trump himself at risk of being indicted? (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, or $13 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.  Please also bring proof of Covid vaccination and be prepared to wear a mask except while seated and eating or drinking, as Profs and Pints reserves the right to require both if necessary in response to local infection rates.)

Image: Rioters outside the Capitol shortly after the evacuation of Congress on January 6, 2021. Photo by Tyler Merbler / Creative Commons.