Feds Promise To Prosecute Attacks On DC Journalists

The Hill reports:

The top federal prosecutor for Washington, D.C., on Tuesday promised to investigate threats and assaults on journalists who were covering the deadly riot at the Capitol last week. Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia who’s leading the investigation and prosecutions following the riot, said his office is aware of reports of violence and harassment against reporters during the incident.

Photographs, videos and personal accounts from reporters who were at the Capitol indicate that journalists were among those targeted as the mob of Trump supporters swarmed the Capitol. In one video, John Minchillo, a photographer for The Associated Press, can be seen being dragged and shoved violently through a crowd outside the Capitol building. Erin Schaff, a New York Times photographer, gave her account of being assaulted by a group of protesters who had stormed the Capitol.

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