Michael Sherwin, the former top prosecutor for the US Capitol riot said former President Donald Trump could be culpable for his role in the insurrection.
Sherwin told 60 minutes, it is “unequivocal” that Trump was “the magnet that brought people to D.C.” on Jan. 6.
“Now the question is he criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?” Sherwin said.
“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,” he added.
Asked by host Scott Pelley if investigators were looking into Trump’s role, Sherwin responded, “We have people looking at everything, correct. Everything’s being looked at.”
Sherwin’s comments come as he leaves his Justice Department post leading the Washington, DC prosecutors’ office, where he led the Justice Department’s investigation into the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection and charged more than 300 people for their role in the riot.
He was appointed to the job during the Trump administration. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Sherwin’s successor, acting US Attorney for DC Channing Phillips, have not directly addressed whether Trump will be investigated, CNN reports.