CNBC is reporting that a top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. on Thursday did not rule out charging President Donald Trump in connection with inciting a riot where his supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol complex.
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.
When a reporter asked in a press conference if he was eyeing Trump’s role in sparking the chaos, Sherwin stated “I don’t want to sound like a broken record. we’re looking all actors here.
“Anyone who had a role and where the evidence fits a crime,” he said.
The White House counsel had warned the President that he could be charged because of his remarks at the rally, where he urged his supporters to march to the Capitol. This was reported by the New York Times.