For inciting mayhem, Trump could face criminal charges as prosecutors hunt down for ‘most wanted’ MAGA protestors

 

The public disturbance of peace by Trump supporters is likely to cause President Trump serious troubles ahead as criminal charges against him is most likely.

According to the Sun, US President Donald Trump could face criminal charges over his role in encouraging Wednesday's riot at the US Capitol building, federal investigators have indicated.

Prosecutors say they are looking at "all actors" involved in the unrest, which saw protesters storm the Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers certifying the result of November's election.

It came just hours after the president held a rally nearby at which he told supporters: "We're going to walk down to the Capitol.

"And we're gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women.

"And we're probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong."

Asked on Thursday whether prosecutors are investigating Trump's possible role in inciting the unrest that followed, Michael Sherwin, the acting US Attorney in Washington DC, said: "We're looking at all actors here.

"Anyone that had a role and, if the evidence fits the elements of the crime, they're going to be charged."

A total of 68 people were arrested in the immediate aftermath of the incident, and cops have now released images of many others wanted on federal charges.

At a news conference on Thursday, DC Police Chief Robert Contee said: “We have collected numerous images of persons of interests that we are asking the community to help us identify.

“These images depict individuals engaged in various acts of violence or property destruction.”

One of the rioters has been identified as Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge, reported Gothamist.

Dressed in fur pelts and a bullet proof vest, Mostofsky joined protesters who swarmed the halls of Congress.

His father is Shlomo Mostofsky, a prominent modern Orthodox figure in Brooklyn and former president of the National Council of Young Israel.

His brother, Nachman Mostofsky, is vice president of the South Brooklyn Conservative Club, and an elected district leader in the borough.

He also attended the rally, but said he left before the group entered the Capitol building.

Dozens of charges are expected in Washington, DC's local and federal courts, including as many as 15 federal cases against people who are believed to be involved in the more serious alleged crimes, officials said Thursday.

FBI digital experts have been examining surveillance footage from the Capitol buildings and the area around the complex through the night.

The officials are using software to match images and faces with social media posts showing some of the chaos.


In some cases, people involved in storming the Capitol made social media postings ahead of the rally making clear what their plans were, which federal prosecutors can use to help bring charges, reported CNN.

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said “some participants in yesterday's violence will be charged today, and we will continue to methodically assess evidence, charge crimes and make arrests in the coming days and weeks to ensure that those responsible are held accountable under the law.”

"The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that those responsible for this attack on our Government and the rule of law face the full consequences of their actions under the law," Rosen added.

He said federal authorities have also teamed up with other law enforcement agencies to gather evidence, identify those involved and charge those people with federal crimes.

It is likely the suspects will be quickly tracked down thanks to 'facial recognition' technology used by the FBI and Secret Service, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson said.

The picture release comes as horned QAnon nut Jake Angeli vowed he would be back for inauguration after claiming he wasn’t worried about being arrested.

Coulson told Fox News on Thursday the incident was 'instigator-generated'.

The rioters had been stirred up by President Trump, who has spent weeks falsely attacking the 2020 election’s integrity and had urged supporters to protest Congress's formal approval of Biden's victory.


Calls have now been made by a bipartisan political uprising to force Trump from office using either the 25th Amendment or impeachment. 

Two men and two women died in the violent uprising yesterday, including 35-year-old US Air Force veteran Ashli Babbit, who was shot dead by police after she tried enter the building.

Another three victims died after suffering 'medical emergencies' related to the breach.

They have been identified as Benjamin Phillips, 50, of Ringtown, Pennsylvania, Kevin Greason, 55, of Athens, Alabama, and Rosanne Boreland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia, DC Police Chief Robert Contee confirmed on Thursday.


See Donald Trump's speech concerning US Capitol Hill rioters:

https://twitter.com/DesignedToFade/status/1347370539967414274?s=19

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