Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday suggested supporters of President Donald Trump that they’ll anticipate a knock on their door from authorities in the event that they participated in final week’s revolt on the U.S. Capitol.
Comey, who was fired by Trump in 2017, mentioned on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert that anybody who participated in Wednesday’s riot ought to flip themselves in, even when they’ve not but been named by authorities.
″If you went up these stairs ― not even into the constructing ― in case you went up these stairs you dedicated a criminal offense. If you participated in assaults on cops, in case you went contained in the constructing, any of that, you will be discovered,” Comey mentioned.
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In a press convention Tuesday, the FBI and Justice Department introduced that a whole lot of instances could be introduced towards insurrectionists, whose actions led to the deaths of 5 individuals, together with a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
Michael Sherwin, performing U.S. lawyer for the District of Columbia, mentioned the vary of prison conduct was “unmatched” by something he’d seen on the FBI or Justice Department. More than 160 case information have been opened, and 70 individuals have been charged to date, he mentioned.
“We’re looking at everything from simple trespass, to theft of mail, to theft of digital devices inside the Capitol, to assault on local officers, federal officers both outside and inside the Capitol, to the theft of potential national security information, to felony murder,” he mentioned.
Comey was main the investigation into whether or not the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia within the 2016 presidential election earlier than he was abruptly fired in May 2017.