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Trump Wasn't Convicted For Capitol Riot, But Legal Repercussions Are Still Possible

The Senate has acquitted former President Trump of inciting the deadly January 6th siege at the Capitol. But Senator Mitch McConnell and others point out that prosecutors have not yet had their say.

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Corrected: February 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM EST
An earlier headline incorrectly said Donald Trump wasn't impeached for the Capitol riot. He was, in fact, impeached by the House in January on the charge of "incitement of insurrection." The Senate acquitted him of the charge on Feb. 13.
Carrie Johnson is a justice correspondent for the Washington Desk.