Top line

The FBI is offer a reward of up to $ 50,000 for information “leading to the location, arrest and conviction” of whoever is responsible for placing homemade bombs in front of DNC and RNC headquarters in Washington DC Wednesday – The award is part of a larger hunt for information to identify pro-Trump rioters suspected of illegally storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.


The agency announced the award on Thursday, sharing a photo of the suspect suspected of placing the explosives outside the political headquarters of the two main US parties.

The image showed a subject wearing a mask, gloves and a hoodie, carrying an unidentified object.

Authorities mentionned the explosives, which were reported at around 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, were active and could “cause serious damage to public safety.”

The FBI is also while searching public assistance in identifying those involved in Wednesday’s siege on Capitol Hill, urging “anyone with information on these people, or anyone who has witnessed illegal violent actions on Capitol Hill or near the region” to contact the agency’s telephone line.

Key context

The Capitol was put in confinement Wednesday after hundreds of Trump supporters crossed police lines and stormed the building, disrupting the Electoral College certification process and forcing lawmakers across the country to flee or take cover. Trump has come under fire for encouraging crowds to come to Capitol Hill, stoking tensions with another rally peddling baseless allegations of voter fraud. He later justified his supporters storming the Capitol saying “these are the things and the events that are happening”. Five people died in or around the Capitol grounds, including a police officer and a woman shot dead inside the Capitol. President-elect Biden has denounced the siege as an “insurgency” that “borders on sedition” and there are growing calls for President Trump to be immediately removed from office, whether through Accused or by invoke the 25th Amendment, which would strip Trump of his powers and install Vice President Mike Pence as the new chief executive. Pence is would have opposed to invoking the amendment.

Further reading

Figures show clear difference between arrests at DC Black Lives Matter protest and arrests on Capitol Hill (Forbes)

“What if they were black?” “: Commentators and Twitter users denounce” double standard “as police take selfies with protesters on Capitol Hill (Forbes)

Trump justifies his supporters storming the Capitol: “Here are the things and events that are happening” (Forbes)

Reports: Cabinet members discuss to impeach Trump as president using 25th Amendment (Forbes)

Live coverage of Trump’s removal effort: Pence reportedly opposes invocation of 25th Amendment (Forbes)

Biden says Capitol violation is an ‘insurgency’ that ‘limits sedition’ (Forbes)

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