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Afternoon Briefs: Riot review won’t exclude Trump; sanctions bid against election lawyers targets 'paranoia'

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US attorney doesn’t rule out Trump charges

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin of Washington, D.C., on Thursday promised a criminal review of “all actors” in the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Asked if the review will include President Donald Trump and his statements to supporters before the riot, Sherwin replied, “We are looking at all actors here, and anyone that had a role, if the evidence fits the element of a crime, they’re going to be charged.” Trump had urged supports to “fight like hell” and to march to the Capitol. Prosecutors have already charged 15 people, Sherwin said. (The Washington Post, CNN)

Sanctions bid in election suit targets ‘dark strain of paranoia’

The city of Detroit’s bid for sanctions against Trump campaign election lawyers says “a dark strain of paranoia” infected their suit. Detroit wants sanctions imposed on lawyers L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell for their failed suit seeking to overturn Michigan election results. When Reuters reached Wood for comment, he said the publication is “a Communist propaganda tool.” (Reuters Legal)

Boeing to pay more than $2.5B to resolve 737 Max charge

Boeing has agreed to pay about $2.5 billion to resolve a federal charge that it conspired to defraud the federal government during a review of the 737 Max airliner. Boeing will pay a criminal penalty of $243.6 million; compensation payments to 737 MAX airline customers of $1.77 billion; and $500 million to a fund benefiting relatives of 346 people who died in two crashes of the plane. The deal is part of a deferred prosecution agreement. (Justice Department press release, the Washington Post)

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