amid clashes of white nationalists and counter-demonstrators, AP reports the US officials have opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that took place. The investigation was announced late Saturday by the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia and the FBI's Richmond field office. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says US Attorney Rick Mountcastle has begun the investigation. He added Mountcastle will have the full support of the Justice Department saying, "The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice. When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated."