The District of Columbia’s top federal prosecutor, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, has not ruled out charging President Donald Trump with a crime in connection to inciting a riot.
The news comes one day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building, resulting in four deaths and injuries to 14 police officers. White House counsel Pat Cipollone reportedly warned Trump he could face legal exposure for the riot because of his remarks encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol.
Asked if he was eyeing Trump’s role in sparking the chaos, 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,” he said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sherwin’s remarks.
The New York Times reported that White House counsel Pat Cipollone had warned Trump that he could face legal exposure for the riot because of his remarks at the rally, where he urged his fans to march to the Capitol.