Daily US Times: Federal prosecutors are looking at everyone involved in the unrest and riot at the US Capitol on Wednesday, including the role President Trump played in inciting the mob, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said on Thursday.
Asked directly by a reporter on a press call if investigators were looking at the role president Trump played at the rally, acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin said, “We’re looking at all actors here and anyone that had a role and, if the evidence fits the elements of the crime, they’re going to be charged.”
Washington’s Law enforcement officials are moving swiftly to bring criminal charges against the rioters, even as the Capitol Police faces serious questions about how the building’s security was breached in the first place.
Sherwin said, federal prosecutors have charged 15 criminal cases stemming from Wednesday’s riot, including one man arrested with a military semi-automatic rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails “that were ready to go.”
Sherwin added: “Make no mistake about this. It was a very dangerous situation. We are aggressively trying to address these cases as soon as possible.”
Most of the cases relate to unauthorized entry to the US Capitol building and the Capitol grounds. He said they were also charging cases involving theft of property and firearms.
It is expected that the defendants will appear before a federal Magistrate’s judge later Thursday.