Michael Sherwin, the federal prosecutor who until recently was leading the criminal investigation into the Capitol riots, told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that evidence indicates sedition charges will be laid against some suspects.
Why it matters: Few people have faced this Civil War-era charge, which makes it a crime to conspire or overthrow the government. But Sherwin told CBS' Scott Pelley "the evidence is trending towards that" charge "and probably meets those elements."
- "I believe the facts do support those charges. And I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that," he added.
Of note: During his interview, Pelley asked Sherwin if investigators were looking into former President Trump's role in Jan. 6 insurrection.
- "We have people looking at everything," Sherwin replied.
- Trump was acquitted of charges of high crimes and misdemeanors over the rights following his second impeachment trial after the Senate failed to reach the two-thirds majority necessary to convict him.
Murder charges will be brought against the Capitol rioters who were charged with using bear spray on a Capitol Police officer who died the next day, “if evidence directly relates that chemical to his death,” says federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin. https://t.co/Lpfxbnz1t7 pic.twitter.com/3ldks7FqMl— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 21, 2021
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