Don’t expect charges against Trump for inciting Capitol siege, say DOJ officials

Don’t expect charges against Trump for inciting Capitol siege, say DOJ officials
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[Ed. – Looks as though the Dems’ second try at landing the ‘big fish’ may fail.]

The U.S. Justice Department does not plan on seeking incitement charges against President Donald Trump or any of the others who spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C, just before protesters launched a violent siege Wednesday on the U.S. Capitol that left a Capitol Police officer and four others dead, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Some Democratic lawmakers have suggested that Trump and others should potentially face criminal charges for allegedly encouraging the fatal riot, but on Friday the Justice Department official told reporters that federal investigators are not pursuing such matters.

“We don’t expect any charges of that nature,” Ken Kohl, a senior prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, said.

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Federal authorities have already filed charges against more than a dozen protesters who infiltrated the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. …

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