Ex-FBI Director James Comey's Message To Capitol Rioters

Written by on January 12, 2021

Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday suggested supporters of President Donald Trump that they will count on a knock on their door from authorities in the event that they participated in final week’s rebel on the U.S. Capitol.

Comey, who was fired by Trump in 2017, stated on “The Late Present” with Stephen Colbert that anybody who participated in Wednesday’s riot ought to flip themselves in, even when they’ve not but been named by authorities.

″In case you went up these stairs ― not even into the constructing ― in case you went up these stairs you dedicated a criminal offense. In case you participated in assaults on cops, in case you went contained in the constructing, any of that, you’re going to be discovered,” Comey stated. 

In a press convention Tuesday, the FBI and Justice Division introduced that tons of of instances can be introduced in opposition to insurrectionists, whose actions led to the deaths of 5 individuals, together with a U.S. Capitol Police officer. 

Michael Sherwin, performing U.S. legal professional for the District of Columbia, stated the vary of legal conduct was “unmatched” by something he’d seen on the FBI or Justice Division. Greater than 160 case information have been opened, and 70 individuals have been charged up to now, he stated. 

“We’re taking a look at every little thing from easy trespass, to theft of mail, to theft of digital units contained in the Capitol, to assault on native officers, federal officers each inside and outside the Capitol, to the theft of potential nationwide safety data, to felony homicide,” he stated.

Comey was main the investigation into whether or not the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia within the 2016 presidential election earlier than he was abruptly fired in Might 2017. He has since been a vocal critic of the Trump administration. 

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