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FBI conference call

Law enforcement has identified more than 400 suspects and has brought federal criminal charges against over 150 people for actions related to the storming of the Capitol....

“You will see a geometric increase in cases related to assault on police officers,” acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin told reporters on a conference call.

While most of those charged so far have faced solely misdemeanors, dozens have faced more serious felony charges, like obstruction of Congress, interfering with police during civil disorder, or carrying a dangerous weapon into the Capitol.

Sherwin said he expects some defendants to soon face a particularly serious charge: sedition.

“We are looking in this investigation at everyone who has criminal intent to commit a crime — a federal crime,” Sherwin said.

 ......such as whether any charges will be brought against people who whipped up the crowd at a rally that took place on the same day as the breach of the Capitol. Former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and attorney Rudy Giuliani were among the speakers.