WASHINGTON — The nation’s military leadership on Tuesday denounced last week’s storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as a plot to overthrow the government, while federal prosecutors said they were examining more than 160 cases and weighing sedition charges in some of them.

Washington continued to grapple with security concerns and threats of violence from extremist Trump supporters centered around next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat. The overrunning of the Capitol drew widening criticism from lawmakers and others, who said federal authorities weren’t prepared for the possibility of violence last week.

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