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(77,425 posts)
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:46 PM Jan 2021

D.C.'s Acting U.S. Attorney Calls Scope Of Capitol Investigation 'Unprecedented'

(NPR) The acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, says "hundreds" of people may ultimately face charges related to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, which interrupted a session of Congress and left five people dead.

Sherwin spoke with NPR's Martin Kaste in an exclusive interview Saturday evening about the multiagency investigation, the challenges officials face and what they'll be looking for.

Sherwin says he doesn't want to "Monday morning quarterback" the U.S. Capitol Police, but the fact that they allowed hundreds of potential suspects to leave the scene has made his job more difficult. Now he says staffers are putting in "24-hour shifts" to identify suspects, searching for evidence online and saving it before it can be deleted. ...........(more)


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(133,232 posts)
3. They are BUSY.
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:51 PM
Jan 2021

'staffers are putting in "24-hour shifts" to identify suspects, searching for evidence online and saving it before it can be deleted.'


(29,567 posts)
4. Not sure why they didn't close the doors once they got control of things
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:53 PM
Jan 2021

then arrested everyone in the building.


(52,078 posts)
8. Some cops let them in
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:01 PM
Jan 2021

so maybe the same cops allowed them to leave with their support. Lots of investigations need to be held on the police who were insurrectionists. There is a lot of videos of them.


(8,578 posts)
5. Subpoena the records! Make sure nobody can delete their evidence!
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:54 PM
Jan 2021

This is the federal government. They need to figure out a way to find the evidence before it's deleted.


(17,186 posts)
7. Exactly how were they supposed to keep them from
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:58 PM
Jan 2021

leaving? They were thrown to the wolves and now it seems they are being thrown under the bus. The “breakdown” that allowed this to happen needs to be rooted out and dealt with.


(88 posts)
11. I definitely think some were culpable and let them leave.
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 08:28 PM
Jan 2021

And it disgusts me that people were allowed to just stroll on out. But I suspect some were allowed to leave because the Capitol Police had just been assaulted for hours and were exhausted and confused. No back up came to help them for hours. I would love to hear police scanners for that day. How many of them begged for back up to come and none did.


(17,186 posts)
12. The Governor begged for backup but DOD
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 09:04 PM
Jan 2021

wouldn’t authorize it. Pence finally got through to the Secretary of the Army who authorized the National Guard to respond but that was hours after the fact.


(14,240 posts)
9. Yet for peaceful protests like Occupy, or against the WTO, they simply rounded up herds of them
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:05 PM
Jan 2021

zip tie their hands behind their back, and throw them into buses, and jail cells.

Then it was perfectly fine to detain everyone they could grab, sort out the instigators later.


(16,297 posts)
10. And cull through congressional phone records
Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:05 PM
Jan 2021

Which ones were calling or texting family members where to find their wills and which ones were offering inside information to the insurrection taking place during the siege.

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