The Hill reports:
The FBI is asking for the public’s help identifying individuals who were “actively instigating violence” in Washington, D.C., after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.
The bureau is accepting tips and digital media, including photos and videos, depicting the rioting and the violence to help find those who possibly violated federal law. “Our goal is to preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity,” it said in a statement.
Trump, who has not condemned the violence, had initially urged his supporters to go home in peace but also continued to insist falsely that he won the election.
That’s Richard “Bigo” Barnett, 60, from Gravette, Ak., showing off the personalized envelope he took from Speaker Pelosi’s office. He insisted he didn’t steal it — “I left a quarter on her desk.” pic.twitter.com/aST7MCoRwP
— Matthew Rosenberg (@AllMattNYT) January 6, 2021
The FBI is setting up a website to collect evidence & tips about the violent rioting at the US Capitol today. FBI urges anyone who witnessed unlawful violent actions to submit tips at https://t.co/nN0ao9O6ib. Agents looking for videos or photos to help identify federal crimes.
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) January 7, 2021