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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:55 AM

Prosecutors 'looking at all actors,' including Trump, as charges are filed against Capitol rioters

This is the reason for Trump's hostage video ("Trump finally admits defeat" ) released Thursday afternoon. A White House lawyer (a real one) probably pointed out to him that he could face possible criminal charges, so it was time for some bigly CYA:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/federal-law-enforcement-agencies-push-for-arrests-and-charges-after-wednesdays-capitol-riot/ar-BB1cyBol

By Evan Perez, Jeremy Herb, Katelyn Polantz, Kara Scannell and Christina Carrega, CNN

Federal investigators are looking at everyone involved in the unrest at the US Capitol on Wednesday, including the role President Donald Trump played in inciting the crowd, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said Thursday.

Asked directly by a reporter on a press call if investigators were looking at the role Trump played at the rally, acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin said, "We're looking at all actors here and anyone that had a role and, if the evidence fits the elements of the crime, they're going to be charged."

Law enforcement officials in Washington are moving swiftly to bring criminal charges against rioters in Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol, even as the Capitol Police faces serious questions about how the building was allowed to be breached in the first place. (more at link)

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scarletwoman Jan 8 OP
Cha Jan 8 #1
scarletwoman Jan 8 #3
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Skittles Jan 8 #2

Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:16 AM

1. Excellent News.. TY!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:23 AM

3. Thanks. I've seen a number of posts with people wondering about the subdued trump video, then

I saw this on the news about the prosecutor. The news reader brought up the idea that the threat of criminal liability was probably why trump had to do that video and condemn the violence.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:32 AM

4. Exactly why I thought he

threw his cult off the cliff.. to try and save his own stupid skin.

And, he won't have potus protection in 13 days!

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:19 AM

2. I hope this includes "Elizabeth in Knoxville"

yes INDEED

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