When he testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray was asked in great detail about what transpired on January 6 when thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead.
Specifically, Wray weighed in on the ongoing investigation of the Capitol insurrection, telling members of the committee:
Wray added that he did indeed consider the Capitol riots to be an act of “domestic terrorism.”
But it was a question Wray refused to answer that led legal analysts to suggest that former President Donald Trump is indeed facing felony charges for his role in the insurrection.
Wray was asked if the FBI was also looking at charging Trump and others around him, along with members of Congress, for inciting the violence on Jan. 6.
Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi noted that what Wray didn’t say spoke volumes:
Trump’s speech shortly before the rioting started is what incited the riots. That means he’s partially responsible for what happened.
Trump is also part of a larger conspiracy which seems to involve others in the administration and Congress who helped set up the actions that took place that fateful day in Washington.
Anyone that played a role — no matter how small — in the Jan. 6 insurrection should be charged. That includes Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). If, as they all maintain, they did nothing wrong, then they have nothing to fear.
Let the chips fall where they may. Charge every last one of them and take them to trial. Justice demands it.