Feds walk back claims outlined in court documents that Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' elected officials. Federal authorities said Friday that there is "No direct evidence of kill and capture teams" among the Capitol rioters, walking back claims outlined in court documents that attackers sought to apprehend and "Assassinate elected officials." Arizona federal prosecutors made the assertion, but acting D.C. U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin suggested that there was a disconnect among federal authorities or that local prosecutors acted on information that was not known to officials in Washington. Ref. USAToday.