Seasons Greetings

Flash News: The oldest living Marine, Dorothy Cole, died at age 107     - | -     Starbucks closes some New York stores out of possible violence     - | -     COVID-19 vaccine export may start in 2 weeks: Poonawalla     - | -     Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates becomes largest private farmland owner in US     - | -     Alarm at death of teachers: Naseeb Gill      - | -     “Strong evidence” Feds walk back claims Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' elected officials     - | -     Dr Reddy's gets DCGI approval to conduct phase-3 trial of Sputnik V     - | -     Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic package: few keynotes     - | -      Indian consumers to be among the first to buy Samsung Galaxy S21 series globally     - | -     6.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 34 people     - | -     Fear looms as over 90,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in next three weeks, CDC forecast shows     - | -     Deborah Rhode, Stanford law professor and authority on legal ethics, dies at 68     - | -     Coronavirus: Government is yet to decide on giving indemnity to vaccine makers     - | -     UK to fine companies that hide connections to China Xinjiang region     - | -     U.S. executes mentally diseased woman on murder charges     - | -     Malaysia nationwide Emergency: Election suspended until pandemic is over     - | -     Flight AI-176 enters the book of history with all women crew members     - | -     Trump administration declares Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism     - | -     Mayor Muriel Bowser urges people to avoid DC says Trumpism won't die on January 20     - | -     Ban imposed on genetically modified corn in Mexico     - | -     Ratan Tata travels to Pune to meet ailing former employee     - | -     Florida doctor dead after receiving COVID-19 vaccine     - | -     US Capitol Chaos: Pro-Trump Mob Clash with Police, 4 dead     - | -     Nashville bomber blew himself up, police say     - | -     December deadliest month of COVID-19 pandemic     - | -     Trump signs covid-19 stimulus and government spending bill into law     - | -     This Is What GOP Feared. Now that Trump Has Governed with Executive Orders, Dems Plan to Do Same      - | -     Man Throwing 'Incendiary Devices' at ICE Detention Center Is Killed in Attack      - | -     Mueller Hearing Pushed Back a Week to Allow More Time for Him to Answer Questions      - | -     Trump Tells 4 Congresswomen of Color to 'Go Back' to 'Crime-Infested' Countries They Came From      - | -     GOP Congressman Invokes 'The Deep State'

National News

No charges against Trump or allies for inciting DC riot: DOJ officials

viewsViews 169

No charges against Trump or allies for inciting DC riot: DOJ officials

2021-01-11 03:46:00

By Dwaipayan

The U.S. Justice Department does not plan on seeking incitement charges against President Donald Trump or any of the others who spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C, just before protesters launched a violent siege Wednesday on the U.S. Capitol that left a Capitol Police officer and four others dead, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Some Democratic lawmakers have suggested that Trump and others should potentially face criminal charges for allegedly encouraging the fatal riot, but on Friday the Justice Department official told reporters that federal investigators are not pursuing such matters.

"We don't expect any charges of that nature," Ken Kohl, a senior prosecutor in the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, said.

Federal authorities have already filed charges against more than a dozen protesters who infiltrated the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and officials are working with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington to investigate the death of officer Brian Sicknick as a result of the melee.

Overnight, in the wake of Sicknick's death, Rep. Rosa Delauro, D-Conn., issued a statement saying that while "the mob who attacked the People's House" must be charged, "those who instigated them" must also be held accountable. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., issued a similar statement, saying that "those who brought about this awful crime must be prosecuted and brought to justice."

Speaking to an agitated crowd just before many in the crowd began marching to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the president and several of his closest allies reiterated baseless claims that the White House was being fraudulently stolen from Trump.

"We're just not going to let" Joe Biden become president, Trump declared. "We're going to have to fight much harder. We're going to walk down to the Capitol, and you have to show strength, and you have to be strong."  

Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. told the crowd, "If you just roll over, if you don't fight in the face of glaring irregularities and statistical impossibilities if you're going to be the zero and not the hero, we are coming for you." On Thursday, the acting U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., Michael Sherwin, declined to rule out charges against Trump and others for their incendiary rhetoric, but his colleague's official comments on Friday suggested that federal investigators would be focusing their efforts elsewhere.


Post Your Comment

Most Recent News

NFL Playoffs: Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes 'Doing Great' According to Head Coach Andy Reid

18 January, 2021

  Mahomes 'doing great' - Reid  ...More

Tennis: Australian Open Players in Lockdown

18 January, 2021

  Australian Open players in lockdown  ...More

College Football: FWAA Unveils 20th Annual Freshman All-America Team

18 January, 2021

  -Posted by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: Freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler led Oklahoma to a Big 12 title. (Image Source: Tim Heitman / USA Today) DALLAS (FWAA) –......More

Get Published

Want to publish your own articles?

Create an account, and submit your articles, photos and/or videos. They will be reviewed by our professional copy editors, and if it is approved, it will be published for all our readers to view.