Beryl Howell noted that supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump, who entered the Capitol building on January 6, were not simple troublemakers.
The actions carried out by the U.S. Department of Justice against the participants in the storming of the Capitol on January 6 “bordered on schizophrenia” and tarnished the country’s reputation around the world, according to the head of the Federal court of Washington, Beryl Howell. The newspaper Politico reported this.
According to the newspaper, during the trial of one of the participants in the assault, the judge expressed the opinion that the conclusion by federal prosecutors of a plea bargain with the suspects in the assault “bordered on schizophrenia.” She criticized the actions of the Ministry of Justice against the accused, calling them “tarnishing the reputation of the United States in the world and allowing the rebels to threaten the peaceful transfer of power in the country.”
Howell said that supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump, who entered the Capitol building on January 6, were not simple troublemakers. She stressed that all the participants of the penetration, which, according to the estimates of the Ministry of Justice, were from 2 to 2.5 thousand people, are “accomplices of the attack on the republic.”