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U.S. ATTORNEY ADMITS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE OF KIDNAP PLOT AT CAPITOL

The US Attorney for the District of Columbia said that there is no direct evidence of "kill/capture teams" attempting to kidnap lawmakers during riots at the US Capitol, Sophie Wingate and Eliyahu Kamisher reported for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa).

Atty. Michael Sherwin made the statement despite a separate US attorney office in Arizona accusing rioters of seeking to "capture and assassinate" lawmakers.


Prosecutors in Arizona made the assessment in a filing requesting that a judge detain Jacob Chansley, one of the mob leaders, who was photographed with a horned bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint and a bare torso.


"Strong evidence, including Chansley's own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States Government," prosecutors said in the court filing.


But Sherwin contradicted those statements while speaking to reporters on Friday saying there is a "disconnect" among federal law enforcement, according to a report in US public radio. The Arizona prosecutors accuse Chansley of "active participation in an insurrection attempting to violently overthrow the United States Government."


He allegedly left a note on Vice President Mike Pence's dais, warning that "it's only a matter of time, justice is coming."


Pence had earned Trump's wrath for rebuffing the president's demand to declare him the winner of the election during Congress' session to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory.


Chansley, a known supporter of the QAnon movement, is due to appear in court later on Friday.


He described himself as "a mystic who receives visions," the Arizona Republic newspaper reported.



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