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Trump’s Role in Capitol Riot May Figure in Criminal Probe

  • U.S. charges 55 people with crimes related to Capitol storming
  • More charges expected to come, acting U.S. attorney says
Demonstrators storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Jan. 6. 

Demonstrators storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Jan. 6. 

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
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The U.S. charged 55 people with crimes stemming from the siege of the U.S. Capitol and President Donald Trump’s actions ahead of the riot may be investigated by federal prosecutors.

Asked whether the U.S. Attorney’s office would scrutinize the president’s role in inciting the storming of the Capitol, Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney in Washington, said at a press conference that “all actors” are being looked at.