Justice Dept. probing prosecutor's Capitol riot interview


March 24, 2021

The former acting U.S. attorney in the nation's capital likely violated Justice Department rules when he gave an interview to CBS' "60 Minutes" about the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and has been referred to an internal office for review, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

The chief of the criminal division for the U.S. attorney's office in the District of Columbia made the comments after a federal judge scolded the Justice Department over the TV interview along with another recent news report and warned that further press statements could lead to a gag order or sanctions.


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