Cassidy correction: Person in tweeted photo not wanted for questioning in police officer's killing


Louisiana's senior U.S. Senator, Bill Cassidy, says he has received new information from Capitol Police about a man wanted in connection with last week's attempted uprising on Capitol Hill.

Initially, the man in the picture was identified as a person of interest in the murder of a Capitol Police officer. Cassidy says Capitol Police identified the man as such, but now say he is not sought in connection with the killing.

Cassidy tweeted that the man in the image is a person of interest in a separate incident from the January 6 violence, but did not offer any details about what that incident was.

Meanwhile, federal law enforcement in Washington D.C. say sedition charges are possible against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week. The FBI is examining the movement and money flow of the rioters who converged on Washington.

"We're looking at and treating this just like a significant counter-terrorism or counterintelligence operation," said Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. District Attorney for Washington, D.C. "We're looking at everything: money, travel records; looking at disposition, movement, communication records, so no resource related the FBI or the U.S. Attorney's office will in check."

U.S. law enforcement official say some of the original misdemeanor charges are intended as placeholder counts, and more serious counts like sedition and conspiracy are being considered.