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Prosecutors hunt rioters over US Capitol ‘crime scene’



The US Justice Department has opened criminal investigations on more than 170 individuals for their involvement in the riot at the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, aiming to charge people with assault and seditious conspiracy.

Photo: Lev Radin/Sipa USA

“I think the scope and scale of this investigation and these cases are really unprecedented, not only in FBI history but probably DOJ history,” Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin said in a media briefing on Tuesday.

“The Capitol grounds outside and inside are… a crime scene.”

Sherwin said people are “going to be shocked by some of the egregious contact that happened in the…

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