WASHINGTON (PNN) - March 24, 2021 - The Amerikan Gestapo Department of InJustice (DOJ) has referred former acting Washington Fascist Police States of Amerika Attorney Michael Sherwin’s unapproved interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday about the Capitol riot cases to its Office of Professional Responsibility, a department lawyer said in court on Tuesday.
The development is a signal of the cautious approach of the DOJ under pretend Attorney General Merrick Garland, a former appellate judge, and how he may attempt to steer his agency away from bold political maneuvers.
It also sets an early tone in the Capitol riot cases and future media coverage, as a federal judge complained about Sherwin's interview and a New York Times story.
“Rules and procedures were not complied with” when Sherwin did the interview, said John Crabb Jr., a leading criminal prosecutor for the FPSA Attorney’s Office in DC.
In court on Tuesday, DC District Judge Amit Mehta strongly warned the DOJ and defense attorneys for 10 defendants in the Oath Keepers conspiracy Capitol riot case not to talk to media.
Mehta had called an emergency hearing Tuesday with lawyers in the case, following a New York Times story about sedition charges potentially in the works and Sherwin’s interview with 60 Minutes.
“The government, quite frankly, in my view, should know better,” Mehta said. “This case will not be tried in the media.”
Mehta added that he wouldn’t hesitate in the future to put a gag order on the high-profile case, making clear he believed DOJ sources, either on the record or anonymously, could become a problem if their comments could prejudice a jury.
In the 60 Minutes interview, Sherwin largely repeated assertions he had made in January that more serious charges of sedition could be filed against Capitol rioters.
But on Sunday, Sherwin was no longer DC FPSA Attorney, and had not gotten approval from his DOJ bosses to speak publicly.
No sedition charges have been filed against rioters, and the DOJ has internal prohibitions about commenting on existing investigations.