It has been revealed that there was vandalism, weapons in the crowd (Bullet holes reported in walls) , 4 people have died, and a police officer has died also…
The top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., said Thursday that his office has brought 55 cases against members of the mob that overran the Capitol, and that he’s open to adding serious felony charges against both those involved in and those who helped instigate the riot.
Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for D.C., said that the charges were brought in the district’s federal and local courts and that more could follow, adding that “all options are on the table.”
“This is an organic, fluid situation but we will continue to aggressively pursue charges for all federal offenses based on the evidence both in the superior court side and in the federal court side,” Sherwin said on a call with reporters.
“We will bring the most maximum charges we can based on the conduct,” he added when asked if his office was considering charges such as sedition, rioting and insurrection.
Sherwin said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be releasing charging documents later Thursday after the defendants had made their initial court appearances, but said that weapons charges were being brought against some of the group.
One man was arrested at the Capitol with a “military semi-automatic rifle” and 11 Molotov cocktails that were “ready to go,” he said.
Sherwin told reporters that his investigation is still ongoing and that his office is open to bringing charges against those who may have organized or incited the riot, refusing to rule out speakers at a rally Wednesday shortly before the mob swarmed the Capitol.
President Trump was among those who spoke, continuing to float baseless claims of election fraud and urging his supporters to “fight” and march on the Capitol….