DC’s Top Federal Prosecutor Doesn’t Rule Out Probing Trump Remarks That Drove Capitol Mob

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Acting US Attorney for Washington, DC, Michael Sherwin speaks at a news conference to provide an update on the investigation of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 on the 32nd ann... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Acting US Attorney for Washington, DC, Michael Sherwin speaks at a news conference to provide an update on the investigation of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 on the 32nd anniversary of the attack, at the Department of Justice December 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Attorney General Bill Barr announced criminal charges against one of the alleged Libyan bombmakers. The bombing occurred on December 21, 1988, killing all 259 people on board and eleven on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 7, 2021 5:22 p.m.

Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin did not rule out the possibility on Thursday that President Trump would be investigated for comments he made egging on the Trump-supporting rioters who overran the Capitol on Wednesday.

“All actors” who played a role in the mob were being looked at, Sherwin said, according to the Washington Post, “not only the people that went into the building, but … were there others that maybe assisted or facilitated or played some ancillary role in this.”

He was asked specifically about the speech that Trump gave to the protestors on Wednesday, in which the President told his supporters that “you will never take back our country with weakness” as he urged them to head over to the Capitol.

“We are looking at all actors here, and anyone that had a role, if the evidence fits the element of a crime, they’re going to be charged,” Sherwin said, according to the Post.

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