Appearing on 60 Minutes, federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin said sedition charges are possible for at least some of the Capitol rioters and Trump may be “criminally culpable” as well.
“I personally believe the evidence is trending toward that, and probably meets those elements,” Sherwin told host Scott Pelley. “I believe the facts do support those charges. And I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that.”
He also suggested Trump could face charges himself.
“It’s unequivocal that Trump was the magnet that brought the people to D.C. on the 6th. Now the question is, is he criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?” Sherwin asked rhetorically.
“What I could tell you is this, based upon, again, what we see in the public record. And what we see in public statements in court. We have plenty of people – we have soccer moms from Ohio that were arrested saying, ‘Well, I did this because my president said I had to take back our house.’ That moves the needle towards that direction.”
“Maybe the president is culpable for those actions. But also, you see in the public record, too, militia members saying, ‘You know what? We did this because Trump just talks a big game. He’s just all talk. We did what he wouldn’t do,’” he added.