BREAKING NEWS: The Late Show staff arrested last month for “illegally entering” the Capitol will NOT be prosecuted, according to DOJ rules
The late show’s nine employees have been arrested for “unlawful” trespassing Capitol will not be prosecuted last month, the Justice Department ruled.
Capitol Police released a statement in an update Monday night about the incident involving members connected to Stephen Colbert’s June 16 talk show.
“The United States Capitol Police (USCP) cooperated with the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia on June 16, 2022, the illegal entry case involving a group of nine people connected to The Late Show stand,” it said.
“The USCP arrested nine people for trespassing because members of the group had been told several times before entering the Congress buildings that they had to stay inside with a staff escort, and they didn’t.
“The United States Capitol Police have just been informed that the US Attorney for the District of Columbia has declined to prosecute.
“We respect the decision of this office.”
Colbert dismissed the comparisons between the arrests and the January 6 riot as “non-resurrection” and joked that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog should be charged with “first-degree puppetry.”
The nine staffers of The Late Show arrested last month for “unlawfully” entering the Capitol will not be prosecuted, the Justice Department has ruled