Top federal prosecutor and DC Attorney General hint that they’ll investigate Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Donald Jr. for inciting violence before MAGA mob attacked the Capitol
- Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters he’d probe ‘all bad actors’
- DC AG Karl Racine said on Friday morning: ‘How far up does it go?’
- He said: ‘We’re going to investigate not only the mobsters but also those who invited the violence’
- Trump, Donald Jr. and Rudy Giuliani all spoke before the crowd of thousands on Wednesday
- Police in DC are offering $1,000 rewards for information about members of the mob
- Racine said that he’d been contacted by at least one rioter wanting to turn themselves in
- The FBI is also offering a $50,000 reward for information about pipe bombs left outside the RNC and DNC
- Eighty people have been arrested as a result of the riot so far
The top federal prosecutor in the country and the Washington DC Attorney General have hinted that President Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani may all come under investigation for inciting the MAGA mob that terrorized the Capitol Building on Wednesday.
Speaking on Good Morning America, AG Karl Racine said his office was in the process of identifying dozens of people who were seen breaching the Capitol, but said: ‘The fault lies with the capitol hill police… even Trump now is critical of them.
‘But the real question is how far up does it go? Clearly the Capitol was ground central in all of this mob’s behavior.
‘Donald Trump Jr, Giuliani, even the president of the United States were calling on their supporters and hate groups to go to the Capitol and in the words of Rudy Giuliani ‘exercise combat justice’.
‘We’re going to investigate not only the mobsters but also those who invited the violence,’ he said.
On Thursday, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters during a call that he was going to investigate all ‘bad actors’.
Donald Trump – pictured at the Wednesday rally near the White House where he whipped his supporters into a frenzy by repeating his false claims of election fraud – finally accepted his fate on Thursday morning and promised an ‘orderly transition’ on January 20, when Joe Biden will take office after being confirmed once and for all as the election winner
Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani speaking at the Save America rally on Wednesday less than two hours before the mob attacked the Capitol building
Asked specifically about the President and his remarks at the Save America Rally that directly preceded the riot, Sherwin said: ‘I don’t want to sound like a broken record. We’re looking at all actors here.”
‘Anyone who had a role and where the evidence fits a crime.’
Trump, Giuliani and Donald Jr. all spoke before thousands of people before the mob attacked the Capitol on Wednesday.
The President promised to march with the crowd down to the Capitol building on Wednesday but did not actually go with them.
As the violence escalated, he pleaded with his fans on Twitter to be peaceful and resist causing any damage or harm.
Eventually, he released a video telling them to go home.
DC Attorney General Karl Racine said on Wednesday that he would investigate ‘those who incited violence’ as well as those who carried it out
The FBI is now offering a $50,000 reward for any information about the suspect seen leaving pipe bombs outside the RNC and DNC on Wednesday
But before the day’s end, four MAGA fans died and a cop was killed in the chaos.
Now, the FBI is trying to identify everyone who breached the building. Police have so far arrested 80 people but they are working to find more.
The FBI is now offering a $50,000 reward for information on the pipe bombs that were left outside the RNC.
The bureau has released a surveillance footage still of the suspect they say left it there.
He was dressed in a gray hoodie, dark pants and an N-95 mask.
Three police chiefs have resigned over their ‘complete failure’ to stop Wednesday’s riot.
Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund stepped down on Thursday after Nancy Pelosi asked for his resignation and both the Sergeant at Arms for the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms for the House quit too.
Dozens of Trump loyalists were photographed breaking windows, entering both the Senate and House chambers and going into the offices of lawmakers at the Capitol Wednesday
The FBI is now working with various law enforcement agencies to identify perpetrators and charge people with federal crimes
A total of 68 people were arrested between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday. That number is expected to climb as authorities search for more suspects