FBI asks for help in identifying rioter amid impeachment trial

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FBI officials tweeted photos of a man they are trying to identify for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on Twitter Thursday as the impeachment trial of former President Trump stretched into its third day.

Photos of a white man wearing a yellow-brown jacket were released by the agency, with one picture appearing to show the man wielding a metal pole or object of some kind.

The tweet from the FBI’s account noted that the individual pictured was suspected in involvement in “violence at the U.S. Capitol,” but no further information was included about what allegations the man faced specifically. His picture is one of more than 200 hosted on a gallery set up by the FBI’s Washington, D.C., bureau depicting individuals present during the Jan. 6 violence, during which several people died, including a Capitol Police officer. Dozens of other officers were injured.

The FBI has been regularly calling for information from the public in regards to the Jan. 6 riot. Its latest comes as Trump’s impeachment trial continues to resurface horrific images and video scenes from the bloody riot that overtook the Capitol, footage which left senators shaken after Tuesday and Wednesday’s proceedings, according to media reports.

Newly-unveiled video at the trial this week showed how some senators including Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) came within seconds of encountering rioters who had broken in to the building. 

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