The FBI has also opened an investigation into the death of a Capitol Hill police officer

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that any member of US Congress who assisted a crowd of Trump supporters storm the Capitol will be investigated and face prosecution, according to Reuters on Friday.

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"If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crimes, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress, in terms of prosecution for that," Pelosi said during a news conference.

The unprecedented Jan. 6 attack on the seat of Congress left five dead and led the House to impeach US President Donald Trump a second time, for a fiery speech that day in which he urged thousands of his followers to fight Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

The hundreds who stormed the Capitol quickly overwhelmed police guarding the building, calling security preparations into question, and showed a level of detailed knowledge about the location of lawmakers' offices by some rioters that raised suspicions.

The Capitol Police have opened a probe into allegations that US Congress members may have led people through the lower legislative chamber a day before the attack. Read more at i24