DOJ probing prosecutor for ‘60 Minutes’ interview on Capitol riot

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The former US attorney in Washington who previously led the probe into the Capitol riot is being probed for comments he made to “60 Minutes” about the ongoing cases, a federal prosecutor said. Michael Sherwin — who was replaced as Washington’s top prosecutor days before his “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday — said Tuesday he believes evidence in the investigation supports sedition charges in some of the 400 criminal cases filed thus far in connection with the Jan. 6 siege. “We have people looking at everything,” Sherwin said. US District Judge Amit Mehta said during a hearing Tuesday that he was “surprised” to have seen Sherwin sit for the tell-all. “Whether his interview violated Justice Department policy is really not for me to say, but it is something I hope the Department of Justice is looking into,” Metha said. Mehta added that he was “being restrained” in his usage of the word “surprised, to say the least” in describing Sherwin’s decision to sit for the interview.

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