The FBI weighs sedition charges after opening 160 files related to pro-Trump riots in the US Capitol.

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WASHINGTON – The nation’s military leadership on Tuesday denounced the storming of the Capitol last week by a pro-Trump mob as a plot to overthrow the government, while federal prosecutors said they were examining more than 160 cases and weighing charges of sedition in some of them. Washington continued to grapple with security concerns and threats of violence from extremist Trump supporters centered around the inauguration next week of President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat. The invasion of the Capitol drew increasing criticism from lawmakers and others, who said federal authorities were unprepared for the possibility of violence last week.