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.
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“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 70 criminal cases have been filed to date.
While many of them involve people whose photos…