US pursues sedition charges in vast, 'unprecedented' probe of Capitol siege

The US Justice Department has opened criminal investigations of more than 170 individuals for their alleged involvement in last week's riot at the Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters, and investigators are working toward charging people with assault and seditious conspiracy, senior Justice Department officials revealed Tuesday.

US pursues sedition charges in vast, 'unprecedented' probe of Capitol siege
The US Justice Department has opened criminal investigations of more than 170 individuals for their alleged involvement in last week's riot at the Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters, and investigators are working toward charging people with assault and seditious conspiracy, senior Justice Department officials revealed Tuesday.