Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted by two agents of the Capitol Police, a force guarding parliament in the capital, Washington. Trump January parliamentary building as police officers accused of inciting the deadly storm.
Agents James Blassingham and Sidney Hempy say Trump has been pushing his constituency for months with unproven theories about election fraud. In their view, this led to the Capitol storm, where, according to the police union, at least a hundred officers were injured. Many were killed.
The first Capitol police officers to charge Trump were Blossingham and Hemp. They say they were attacked by rioters with substances such as pepper spray and tear gas. According to court documents, Blassing also struggles with psychological issues. The police are demanding compensation. Trump’s spokesman said Washington Post Not responding yet.
Last week, the former president said in a conversation Fox News The rebels posed a “no threat” to agents in and around the Capitol.
“Many of them (insurgents, ed.) Went inside, where they embraced police and security guards. They had a good time together,” Trump said. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in the Capitol storm.
In the aftermath of those riots, Democrats have already tried to sue Trump through parliament, but to no avail. There is not enough support in the Senate to condemn the former president. His legal issues did not end there. Many Democratic politicians have taken Trump to court.