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DC AG suggests Trump could face charges for inciting Capitol riot

The extraordinary move came just two days after pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol following a rally nearby in which Mr Trump continued to spout baseless conspiracy theories about November’s presidential election being stolen from him. 

The insurrection at the Capitol left at least five people dead, including a police officer, and is looking increasingly likely to culminate in a second impeachment of Mr Trump. 

Despite Mr Trump later condemning the violence in a video shared on social media, one Republican congressman said White House officials had revealed the president was “delighted” when he heard supporters were breaking into the Capitol building. 

“That was happening. He was delighted.”

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Tom Embury-Dennis9 January 2021 10:28