Acting prosecutor in Washington Mike Sherwin assessed the likelihood of bringing U.S. President Donald Trump to account because of the riots at the Capitol.
According to him, such a development is not excluded. “We’re looking into the actions of all the actors. Anyone who played a role in this, which will be confirmed by the evidence, corresponds to the offender,” he said when asked by a reporter about the role of Trump, who is accused of incitement.
Trump’s term as White House host expires Jan. 20, after which he will not enjoy immunity from the charges.
Earlier, President-elect Joe Biden accused Trump of starting the riots in Washington. In his view, the Republican tried to use the crowd to disrupt congressional approval of the election results. “This was the result of President Trump’s relentless attacks on democracy,” the Democrat said.
On Jan. 6, protesting Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives adjourned for a session scheduled to approve the results of the past election. According to this data, Biden won the presidential election. During the protests, four people were killed and police detained nearly 70 rioters.