Trump rejects responsibility for Capitol riot he inspired and claims his words 'totally appropriate' – live

8.56pm GMT

Some veterans of the justice department and the FBI questioned why it was not Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general, and Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, who were briefing the press on charges related to the Capitol riot.

From a former federal prosecutor:

How on earth can DOJ call this press conference and not have the acting AG or FBI Director at the podium?

FBI has two modes: Reactive and proactive. We are hearing right now what they have done/are doing REactively. I have no doubt they will be excellent. But the question is: What did they miss in their PROactivity capacity, and why??? (Appear to be avoiding this) 1/

8.42pm GMT

The acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, has indicated that many amid the hundreds of pro-Trump rioters who violently invaded the US Capitol last Wednesday are suspected in a “mind-blowing” range of crimes including felony murder and sedition and conspiracy.

BREAKING: DOJ says “we’re looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy,” charges that have prison terms of up to 20 years.

“You will be charged and you will be found,” acting US attorney in DC Michael Sherwin says.

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Source: theguardian