Federal Prosecutor Doesn’t Rule out Charging Trump over Capitol Riot -- 'Anyone Who Had a Role'

Federal Prosecutor Doesn’t Rule out Charging Trump over Capitol Riot — 'Anyone Who Had a Role'


Washington, D.C.’s leading federal prosecutor did not rule out charging President Donald Trump following the assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the president.

In a Thursday press call, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters that the Department of Justice will consider lodging criminal charges targeting any individual for playing a role in Wednesday’s riot. At one point, one reporter asked if President Trump could face charges, to which Sherwin replied: “I don’t want to sound like broken record. We’re looking at all actors here.”

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

Sherwin also said prosecutors filed 55 criminal cases in last 36 hours.

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“I think that’s a good start, but in no regard is that the end. This is just the beginning,” he said.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser late Wednesday extended a public emergency for 15 days, blaming President Donald Trump for inciting his

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