Prosecutors say they will not be overwhelmed by the number of cases being pursued over the US Capitol riots – despite the FBI identifying more than 400 suspects.More than 150 people have so far been charged after Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on 6 January, leaving five people dead.Investigators are also continuing to look at whether there was a coordinated effort to launch an attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC.The FBI said it has received more than 200,000 tip-offs, with people who were part of the riots being warned by prosecutors that “if a crime was committed, we are charging you”.The charges so far include assault on law enforcement offices, theft, damage to government property and unauthorised access. Advertisement US attorney Michael Sherwin, the top prosecutor on the case, said the judges and the FBI would have enough resources to deal with opening such a large number of cases, reported NBC News.He said: “Regardless of the level of the criminal conduct, we’re not selectively targeting or just trying to charge the most significant crime. More from Donald Trump US Capitol police chief apologises for ‘failings’ during deadly riots Donald Trump opens his ‘Office of the Former President’ in… Read full this story
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