From tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes:

Lead Capitol riot prosecutor says Trump could be culpable for his role

Michael Sherwin, the federal prosecutor who previously led the criminal investigation into the Capitol riot, said former President Trump could be culpable for his role in the raid.

Sherwin told CBS News’s “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday that it was “unequivocal” that the former president was “the magnet that brought the people to D.C. on the 6th” before his supporters stormed the Capitol building.

“Now the question is he criminally culpable for everything that happened during the siege, during the breach?” Sherwin said after Scott Pelley asked if Trump’s role has been part of the probe.

“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,’” he said. “That moves the needle towards that direction. Maybe the president is culpable for these actions.”

I knew the likelihood that Mr. Trump’s provocative actions, and equally Trump’s omission of actions to end the attack, would come under intense legal scrutiny by the Biden Justice Department sooner or latter. I can’t wait to see Trump’s lawyers try to explain why Donald couldn’t tear himself away from the live TV coverage long enough to deploy the National Guard to the Capital and stop the attack on our Congress. 

Michael Sherwin said to expect a long thorough investigation, so sooner probably isn’t in the cards. 

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