Federal Prosecutor Won’t Rule Out Charging Trump With Inciting A Riot

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The top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., on Thursday pointedly did not rule out charging President Donald Trump in connection with inciting a riot after his supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol complex a day earlier.


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Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said the Department of Justice will consider lodging criminal charges against anyone who played a role in the riot, which for hours delayed the confirmation by Congress of Joe Biden’s election as the next president.

A reporter during a press call noted that Trump had called on his supporters at a rally before the riot to fight for him.

Asked if he was eyeing Trump’s role in sparking the chaos, Sherwin said: “I don’t want to sound like a broken record. We’re looking at all actors here.”

“Anyone who had a role and where the evidence fits a crime,” he said.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sherwin’s remarks.

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