Federal Prosecutor Does Not Rule Out Possible Criminal Charges For Trump Over D.C. Riot

Federal Prosecutor Does Not Rule Out Possible Criminal Charges For Trump Over D.C. Riot


The U.S. Department of Justice did not rule out the possibility yesterday of criminally charging President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting a riot in the nation’s capital this week.

“We are looking at all actors, not only the people who went into the building,” Michael Sherwin, the U.S. attorney in Washington, said on Thursday.

The New York Times reported that Sherwin was also asked whether targets in the investigation would include the president.

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“We are looking at all actors here,” Sherwin said. “Was there a command and control? Were there others that maybe assisted or facilitated or obviously played some ancillary role in this? Anyone that had a role, and the evidence fits the elements of a crime, they’re going to be charged.”

Sherwin later added that the DOJ “will bring the maximum charges we can based upon the conduct.”

“Sherwin also said no charges are off the table,” USA Today reported. “Charges such as seditious conspiracy, rioting and

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