WASHINGTON, January 15. / TASS /. The Washington authorities do not have direct evidence that the participants in the January 6 Capitol riots planned the assassinations. This was announced on Friday at a briefing by Acting Attorney for the Metropolitan District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin.
Earlier, the Associated Press (AP) reported that, according to the authorities, the participants in the riots intended to "grab and kill the elected officials" of the United States. According to AP, such a statement is contained in a petition from prosecutors sent to court on Thursday in one of the cases opened after the riots. At the briefing, Sherwin was asked to comment on this information.
"At the moment, we do not have any direct evidence [of] teams [for] killing or capturing," Sherwin said. He explained that the Metropolitan Prosecutor's Office is investigating the riots, but many arrived in Washington on January 6 from other parts of the country, and returned home after the riots. In this regard, colleagues from other cities of the country provide active assistance to the capital's law enforcement officers. "We need to work with other counties to not only find these people (suspects - approx. TASS), but also for their initial appearance in court in counties throughout the United States. There were other prosecutors at some of these hearings," Sherwin explained. … According to him, against the background of this, data contradictions may arise.