Some accused in Capitol riot reportedly tried to scrub info from their phones and social media

Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on January 6th. | Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Some 49 people accused of taking part in the January 6th riot at the US Capitol building have tried to erase images, videos, and texts from their phones and social media accounts, the Associated Press reported, citing a review of court records. Authorities told the AP that the people may have realized that the many photos and videos posted to social media by people participating in the riot could be used as evidence against them.

The AP cited several cases where accused rioters’ social media posts apparently contradicted what they told authorities about their involvement in the attack.

Hundreds of supporters of former President Trump stormed the Capitol building on January 6th as members of Congress prepared to certify the results of…

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