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.
These people must have an awfully lot of crimes to hide. They are so desperate to bring President Trump down. All of you criminals s sicken me. God Almighty will be the one you answer to.
I DO NOT recall EVER hearing Mr. Trump call upon ANYONE to do violence!
They’ve forgotten Waters inciting attacks on Trump supporters. What do you call that? Nothing was said about having her brought up on charges for inciting violence on citizens. What about Harris encouraging the riots of BLM. No one said anything about charging her with inciting violence. And they actually did encourage chaos in our streets. Our President NEVER told anyone to resort to violence.
It’s unconstitutional to indict or even investigate a Socialist Democrat for a crime.
They can investigate or indict anyone that commits any crime does not matter what party you are in.
Wrong, Dems have proven over and over again they are immune. They’ve even lied to the FISA court and consequences.
That is a utopian expectation of what should happen but doesn’t. When was the last Democrat charged with a crime that was actually found guilty and actually served time?
Anyone who believes that would buy a bridge in New York.
That wS meant as sarcasm, Dman….duh
Unfortunately, DMan, you’re talking legal theory.. NOT practice over the last decade or so.
How about hunter and jo biden?
Yes, What about the biden0? Joe Biden lied and corrupt
Yes but they don’t investigate Democrats . Why is that do you suppose ? A Democrat could commit murder in broad daylight in Times Square and it would never be investigated .
There is much evidence of Democrat Crimes, including Murder, that never get investigated let alone prosecuted such as Hillary’s Email Crimes that the FBI avoided investigating and Comey gave her a pass (i.e., obviously she violated over a dozen Federal Felony Statutes, but he falsely claimed “Hillary Did Not INTEND to, so she Deserves a Pass”).
However, Hillary Obviously “INTENDED” to set up her own clandestine illegal server which she as a slick lawyer and fully-briefed government official was totally aware as well as directing her Dept. of State Staff to also violate these same laws by exchanging “Classified Information” and destroying 30,000+ Federally Subpoenaed emails.
The Clinton “Body Bag Counts” of folks that have mysteriously died and have been murdered currently exceeds 100 witnesses and Clinton-Inner-Circle members to Hillary’s scandals and crimes — These have been publicly listed many times over the years, but no-one has dared investigate them and lived to make it stick!
It looks like with Biden/Harris and the Democrat Socialists coming into power 2021 will be the fruition of George Orwell’s cogent & predictive book: 1984!
Yes it does matter what party you are in ! Have you been living in a cave on a secluded island for the past 5 years ? Democrats have immunity with impunity ! They are guilty of committing thousands of crimes and walk around free as the wind …..I don’t recommend you j-walk or park your car in the wrong place if you’re a Conservative or you’ll be doing time I prison !!!!!
That is practical application of what actually happens.
Boy, you’d think – with the massive numbers of crimes Dems have been committing, apparently – the Trump administration might have, I dunno, arrested or prosecuted them some time in the past four years, when they had control of all levers of justice and power. So strange. It’s almost like … there was nothing to prosecute!
Or, oh my god … President Trump is the leader of the Deep State! Someone tell Q, quick!
President Trump was constrained by always acting lawfully and he is only able to delegate and lead, but that breaks down when our government is infested by Anti-American Democrats & Rino politicians and the Democrat-Controlled Very Deep State Marxists who find ways to ignore, delay and obfuscate in order to cover-up their myriad of Crimes and Illegal Actions to protect the Guilty!
The leaders of the Deep State are the “Swamp Rats” that hate Trump the most and who are the most vocal, radical and untruthful since Trump dared to expose them and limit their power.
Now they have exposed their own selves by their public display of Hate and their inability to prevent Trump from continually to Win over their constant Resistance and Opposition — Until they had to shamelessly Steal the 2020 Election to Illegally WIN against “Truth & Justice”!
That presumes that the elected representatives and President actually are the people who have the power to make such decisions. Apparently, they are not. You have to look deeper behind the curtains.
I take that as a joke. Am I right?
The truth will come out when biden and hairless make enemies or teas sanders off
Right Sandra… and when Waters said that, people did in fact attack many people in restaurants…. not a word out of the communist media. Now they are just blowing smoke… they know they’re toast.
I would care less if I picked up the morning paper and read that Maxine Waters caught the corona virus with a terminal result. Same for Nancy Pelosi and a few more.
I would jump with glee but let’s include Schumer and Clinton as well
That is so true, Sandra. Trump was asking “US”, as supporters to march, not riot. I firmly believe that some of those actors were NOT Republican patriots. Of course, we will never know if BLM, Antifa, or any other organizations were involved, but I’d venture to say there were plenty that were not Trump supporters or Republicans.
A comment on ABC News said that the ones who breached the building did not look like Trump supporters.I was starting to wonder if they knew more than they were letting on. Someone must have taken who ever said it behind the woodshed because I haven’t heard a peep from ABC about it since.
Antifa…were confirmed, via photos from previous riots. Recently saw a post stating that 55+ Antifa were arrested.
Yip, I thought Antifa and BLM were involved via their actions as to what happened , and I live across the pond. My entire family are Trump supporters.
So you seem to think Trump supporters look special and can be identified by the way they look. I did not know White Supremists, racists, or militias looked different. I should pay closer attention.
No, But ANTIFA/BLM operatives can be identified from past activities.
Not sure what White Supremists, racists or militias have to do with theses comments but Trump Supporters have muscle mass unlike the spaghetti armed AntiFa members who live in their parents basements…… C’Mon Man pay closer attention ! Old Fart , I mean Old Sarge
There were plenty of photos identifying Antifa and BLM characters (provocateurs} at the forefront of the violence!
This is what they do in third world nations. When you come into power put forth some fake charges against your opponent as an excuse to to put them in jail. Hillary committed real crimes but was never indicted.
I agree 100%
Well there just was a guy who was there that said he was paid to go there and do what they did. Oh my doesn’t that sound what we’ve been going thru with blm and Amrita. Soros paying them.
What the left did not anticipate was that the march from the Ellipse to the Capitol would begin late because Trump talked longer than planned. In doing so, the group that broke into the Capitol began that assault before the main body of marchers reached the Capitol grounds. That’s what made it obvious that there were two different groups involved in what went down. Then, the lack of sufficient Capitol Police and them letting the group into the building without resistance signals a plan behind the entire episode as an attempt to discredit Trump supporters and Trump one more time in hopes that he would be rendered “damaged goods” that could not come back to run again in 2024. He had to be completely destroyed. Nothing left to do but go for broke.
True there is a double standard one for the Dems and another who they hate! I remind myself daily God has this!
Thank you Brenda, I pray every night and sometimes mornings the say thing. God is working and one day they will get theirs. Everyone has to answer to God in the end and maybe we could get on the jury (LOL). May God be with you always. GOD BLESS AMERICA
Thanks for bringing THAT up….so TRUE, and now we have to expect harris to become president some day….WHAT and AWFUL, AWFUL thought….and such creeps are going after our still sitting President..??? Just RIDICULOUS….Round them up FIRST and PROSECUTE…..!!!!
I can see some of them disappearing never to be seen or heard from again.
Let’s not forget Holder did the same thing.
You are so right about Maxine Waters and nothing was done about her ! President Trump said nothing to the protesters about storming the Capitol , only to march to the Capitol in protest ! Always my President !
Nope and there are times when he should have declared martial law and did not to try to work it out. Not wimp out.
He can still declare martial law, however he wanted to flush all the swamp creatures out. Those who did not stand with Trump on this vote, they are all compromised, aka swamp, and will go down maybe on attempting to overthrow the government.
Me neither and I listened to his whole speech.
They need to get their facts straight first
Antifa gang of 20-30 lead the break-in and encouraged the Trump supporters to follow them. Now that was dumb. My sources say Special Ops were involved too but for other reasons. It’s still not over yet from what I’ve seen.
Facts straight ? Since when as a Democrat anywhere ever worried about facts , let alone getting them straight . Their motto ‘ Never let a good crisis go to waste’ They failed to impeach with their Russian BS now the want to waste more time and money trying to remove him in the final two weeks . They want their revenge for his defeating Queen Hillary and exposing much of their corruptness .
Neither did any democrat
Agree with your comment. He did everything right for our country and now the criminals themselves want to hide their crimes behind Trump. Ridiculous.
4 busloads of antifa were brought in to do this.
Now the rub.
What POTUS TRUMP SAID was for people to march TO the Capital…NOT ON THE CAPITAL.!
He did not instigate a riot.
And…. The Commiecrats are who brought in antifa.
Think on that.
I believe that was possible, where did you find facts??
Without having a 2nd thought, THIS is exactly what I came up with and….I am convinced that the Antifa were on…direct orders.
you are absolutely right! He neve told them to do anything. Listen to his rally
Yep – everyone you don’t like is Antifa, BLM, or Deep State. Thank goodness you have some cold, hard FACTS! Antifa, well-known for their love of Confederate flags and posting of white supremacist nonsense online. Oh, and taking pictures with Rudy. Oh, and being part of the Proud Boys.
Something very few people know! Antifa is GREAT at playing the long con. They’ve gone so far as to actually *support* President Trump, and believe all the “stolen election” lies he peddles – *that’s* how dedicated they are to faking everyone out.
Thank god for smart, smart, smart PATRIOTS like you. And remember – masks are for suckers because Liberty! Breathe deep!
Antifa is loyal to noone. They used the opportunity to create chaos.
Burke, not sure if that was a joke but oh boy, no idea what you are smoking Oh by the way, what you say is utter BS, they have never supported President Trump , Antifa that is as well as BLM.
You’re such a JackAss !!! You must be a Science Denying, Flat Earther that lives in your Mom’s Basement !!!! You should consider giving up your Crack Habit and join the Human Race ……
Idiot. BLM activists issued advisories to dress MAGA style to impersonate Trump supporters. Even when they tell you they are doing something and admit to doing it you idiots deny they do it.
There are horrific crimes that are KNOWN…. crimes that will make you vomit.
AMEN to that!
you said it Linda
God is about to drop the hammer on deep state and the democrat liberals 👀🤭🙄🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏
Sherwin is calling for WAR!
He won’t have any trouble getting it.
We have watched the liberal dem bloodsucking parasitical ticks, run an otlaw impeachmnet scamp for 3.5 years, then we watched a steal the election for 6 months.
Let’s get it going/
It is the ONLY WAY “WE’RE GOING TO END THE DEMONRAT BS & TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY” in some semblance of “the way the Founders intended it to be.” The demonrats threw out democracy and the constitution and ONLY follow bits of law (when it suits them) otherwise, LYING, CHEATING & STEALING from US ALL… Is the order of the day, EVERY DAY! Sadly, Civil War (just like on 1860) to RIGHT what is SO WRONG! IS ALL THAT WILL CHANGE ANYTHING!
Leave our President alone…. He did not incide nothing period….. Look at who’s inciding RIOTS our Democratic Communist Party in Wash DC…. Now we have lame brain dead Biden coming into Office too put this Country into chaos with no end insight…… God save this Country from the Evil that’s coming in the White House… Amen!!!
If we got through 8 years of Obama, we can get through 4 years of him.
Just simply ignore him!
Who said that it will only be 4 years with all that voter fraud and vote rigging ensuring stolen elections for years to come?
That’s what is frightening. We lost the Senate and the House, it doesn’t look good. How in the bloody hell did Pelosi get back in there? It doesn’t make any sense.
She has her ways!! Not good!!
We didn’t lose them , they were stolen ! The corruptness of the left knows no bounds plus they want their revenge for 2016 .
Exactly! Same voting machines and mail-in ballots. Same fraud!
Don’t forget dumb voters. Dumb Georgia voters just sent a black wife beater and a snowflake to the US Senate. And the vote margin was narrow in both cases so don’t count on the majority to make any peace with the minority…
Because no one has the balls to challenge her for some reason, when you run unopposed you can pretty much figure that you’ll be the winner.
I don’t think Biden will be there 4 years. If he makes it and then Harris take over she would still be eligible for 2 terms. And anyone imagine 10 years ???
Biden or Harris; Biden is bad enough but Harris (if it is possible) will be worse. Both take their marching orders from someone hiding behind the curtain.
Biden will be luck to survive 6-months, the Democrat Socialist/Communists Deep State bosses will quickly cast him aside or continue to use him as their Puppet to hide their Anti-American & Corrupt actions!
Trump will have two terms. He’ll have a different VP.
Wait until you see what Dementia Joe and the DemonRats have in store for our country then say: “Just ignore him.”
He’ll never last 4 years. I’ll bet Harris will be in his seat within a year. His health is fragile and he has dementia.
Yes and then God Help America and her people .
Not obiden you need to watch out for.. It’s the round heel tramp , harris. That’s going to be in the WH. A dangerous situation.
obiden is simply the smoke screen.
Once it is socilism with china in the mix nothing will be the same again!!
I wish it were that simple. With complete control of Congress we can expect them to ramp up their drive to fundamentally change our form of government, our economic system, our social order, and our society in general. We may survive but will our liberty & freedom?
I am livid with these trolls! If they think they’re not being exposed they have another thing coming! These mongrels think they are on top of the world but they are heading for a great fall!
From your lips to God’s ears!
We a only HOPE!!
Coming ? Honey, its already here !
We need to RIOT the likes of which, makes ANTIFA (The ones who actually DID THE DAMAGE to the Federal Building BTW! Disguised as MAGA) LOOK LIKE A KIDDIES BACKYARD BIRTHDAY PARTY! Violence is ALL the demonrats understand & (of course) it’s perfectly FINE “when it’s THEIR PEOPLE DOING IT!” Now they’re scared! Hell, all the swamp rats SHOULD BE! There’s WAY MORE of US than there is of them! They’re supposed to work FOR US! “THAT” whole thought process IS GONE & currently, they don’t even try TO LIE about it (even) anymore! They just openly ACT like “we owe them!” We must obey them (he’ll, “WE” DIDN’T ELECT THEM!) Since 2016’s Presidential election, NO ELECTION has been “on the level” no matter who ran for what! That’s how I see it and anyone with EYES “SEES IT THAT WAY TOO!” So buckle up Joe & Nancy & Kameltoe… ’cause if “WE” HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT (& yesterday in DC PROVES “WE DO!”) Yer in for a BUMPY RIDE! EXPECT INSURRECTION & THE LIKES OF WHICH, MAKE “ALL OF YOURS THE LAST 4 YEARS” LOOK LIKE NOTHING! WE’RE FED UP AND FED UP, UNFED, PEOPLE… ABOUT TO BE “TRIPLE TAXED” WITHOUT “REPRESENTATION” ARE WHO FOUNDED THIS COUNTRY! AND… WE WILL TAKE IT BACK FROM YOUR LYING, CHEATING, STEALING ASSES AND YOU’RE GOING TO BE “SO SORRY” FOR ALL THE NEFARIOUS CRAP YOU’VE PULLED AND… GOTTEN AWAY WITH (it seems, up to now) INCLUDING (last but not least) THE PLANDEMIC YOU CONSPIRED TO RELEASE ON US ALL! A SCREAMING. HORRIBLE DEATH IS TOO GOOD FOR ANY OF YOU! BUT… IT’S COMING! Mark my words!
God save this country and all of us!
It amazes me that they want to charge President Trump with inciting a Riot,yet Pelosi, Biden, Harris, Green, Jesse Jackson, all urged the BLM to Riot and continue to burn buildings and destroy properties that weren’t there own and nothing. A word to the wise, you are getting ready to do something you cannot reverse. Yet, they continue to pass laws for us to follow and exempt themselves and that is against the constitution, they gave social security members 2.3% cost of living raises and 17% for themselves. When is enough going to be enough, when my grandchildren watch their neighborhood turn into war zones.
Amen and Amen…
I totally agree with you TopGun