Prosecutor: Trump may be charged with organizing riots

09:34, 08 January 2021
Prosecutor: Trump may be charged with organizing riots Photo: Erin Scott/Global Look Press

Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin didn’t rule out charging President Donald Trump in connection with inciting a riot after his supporters invaded the US Capitol complex a day earlier, CNBC reports.

Sherwin said the Department of Justice would consider lodging criminal charges against anyone who played a role in the riot, which for hours delayed the confirmation by Congress of Joe Biden’s election as the next president.

I don’t want to sound like a broken record. We’re looking at all actors here, Sherwin said.

The leader of the Democratic minority in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to remove incumbent President Donald Trump from power, reported earlier. For this, it is necessary to use the 25th Amendment to the constitution.