By Steve Neavling
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this morning that an Ohio driver who plunged into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., “does meet the definition of domestic terrorism.”
The driver, 20-year-old James Fields, killed one person and injured 19 others.
“It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute,” Sessions said on ABC News’ “Good Morning America ” today. “We are pursuing it in the (Justice Department) in every way that we can make a case.”
Sessions said the driver could be charged with more serious, federal charges.
“You can be sure we will charge and advance the investigation towards the most serious charges that can be brought because this is unequivocally an unacceptable evil attack,” he said. “Terrorism investigators from the FBI are working on the case as well as civil rights division FBI agents.”
The car slammed into a group of people protesting white supremacists who turned up in droves to protest the planned removal of a statue of a Confederate general.