BREAKING: DOJ Prosecutor Now Says Trump Could Be *Charged* for Capitol Riots
I am putting this article here in case something seriously stupid happens…
A Department of Justice prosecutor believes that former President Donald Trump could be charged for his alleged role in the Capitol riots. The DOJ federal prosecutor, Michael Sherwin, made the bombshell assertion on 60 Minutes on Sunday.
“Has the role of former President Trump been part of your investigation?” Pelley asked.
“It’s unequivocal that Trump was the magnet that brought the people to D.C. on the 6th,” replied Sherwin, making a spurious argument.
So does that mean that Trump is “criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?” Pelley asked.
Sherwin said that: “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,” Sherwin argued.
“Maybe the president is culpable for those actions,” the prosecutor insinuated. “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.’”
“In short, you have investigators looking into the president’s role?” asked Pelley.
“We have people looking at everything, correct,” Sherwin replied. “Everything’s being looked at.”
The news media has been pushing for Donald Trump’s prosecution for the Capitol riots since January 6th.
“Trump must be prosecuted,” the Week argued in January. “Trump can and must be prosecuted,” the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin opined. “Trump must be prosecuted, or we should just admit presidents are above the law,” Business Insider proclaimed.
“Lawyers inside the Washington, DC attorney general’s office are working to determine if it is legally viable to use district statutes to charge former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the insurrection,” an ABC affiliate reported in January.