FBI Releases 'MAGA Most Wanted' List, Warns Trump May Be Added
Justice Department pursues agitators during Capitol riots
The FBI has published a list of suspects sought in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.
The agency released a batch of images of people dubbed the “MAGA Most Wanted” list as law enforcement seeks to track down the agitators of the violence.
However, the Department of Justice released a statement indicating that President Donald Trump could be added to the list for his alleged "role" in the events.
Federal prosecutors announced that President Trump could potentially face charges over the violent siege of the Capitol.
Acting US attorney for DC Michael Sherwin on Thursday said: "all options are on the table" for charging rioters, who could now face up to 10 years in prison for storming federal property.
"We are looking at all actors here," Sherwin said during a press conference on the mayhem.
"Not only the people who went into the building," Sherwin added.
When asked if the president could be included in the probe, he replied: "We're looking at all actors here, and anyone that had a role and the evidence fits the elements of a crime, they're going to be charged."
Police say they are now in the process of tracking down at least 36 suspects who scaled the Senate and House Chambers, vandalized statues, fired tear gas, and defaced property on Wednesday in chaotic scenes.
The suspects are in addition to the 81 already arrested.
Sherwin said 55 cases have been charged so far, but warned it is "just the beginning."
Before events deteriorated at the Capitol on Wednesday evening, Trump tweeted out a statement urging his supports to "Go home with love & peace."
He added: "Remember this day forever!"
Before that, he posted a video message to Twitter, addressing supporters, saying: "I know your pain, I know your hurt."
"We had an election that was stolen from us," Trump said from the White House.
"It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side.
"This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people," Trump said.
"We have to have peace."
Twitter suspended the president for the pair of tweets and removed them.
On Thursday, when Twitter lifted Trump's suspension, he posted a video message to his supporters calling for "healing and reconciliation" and promising that "our incredible journey is only just beginning."
"Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem," Trump said of the riots in Washington D.C.
On Friday, Twitter made the Communist China-like decision to permanently ban President Trump from its platform.