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@ktbenner  reports that Michael Sherwin (the acting U.S. attorney in D.C.) will move to a position overseeing the Capitol insurrection cases from Main Justice:

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michael sherwin'>Prosecutor Michael Sherwin won a top DOJ job by impressing Donald Trump with his handling of a 2019 terrorist attack. But his aggressive pursuit of the investigation into the Jan 6 riot has the Biden administration considering keeping him on.

Blunt Top Prosecutor on Capitol Riots, Michael Sherwin, May Stay On Under Biden (Wall Street Journal)

DOJ officials are considering keeping Michael Sherwin, currently the acting U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., in a different post so that he can continue overseeing the Capitol riot investigation - latest from @aviswanatha ⁩ & @sgurman ⁩

Prosecutors have said some of the rioters could eventually face more serious charges. “We try to look for the most easily provable case” to quickly file a criminal complaint, said Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

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Acting Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sherwin also said that list of suspects is "growing by the hour."

Acting Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sherwin also said that list of suspects is "growing by the hour."

Acting Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sherwin also said that list of suspects is "growing by the hour."

Acting Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sherwin also said that list of suspects is "growing by the hour."

Acting Washington, D.C., U.S. michael sherwin'>Attorney Michael Sherwin said that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sherwin also said that list of suspects is "growing by the hour."

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BREAKING: DOJ says "we're looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy," charges that have prison terms of up to 20 years. “You will be charged and you will be found," acting US attorney in DC Michael Sherwin says.

BREAKING: DOJ says "we're looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy," charges that have prison terms of up to 20 years. “You will be charged and you will be found," acting US attorney in DC Michael Sherwin says.

NEW: Acting U.S. michael sherwin'>Attorney Michael Sherwin says "we're looking at more significant felony charges" being brought against Capitol related suspects in the near term. They expect to have 300+ criminal cases by the end of the day.

Holy crap. How did I not know this? U.S. michael sherwin'>Attorney Michael Sherwin helped the Michael Flynn defense team and was part of Barr's decision to dismiss his guilty plea? He's in charge of this investigation -- for now.

U.S. michael sherwin'>Attorney Michael Sherwin: There is a task force looking at "seditious and conspiracy" charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years related to the Capitol attack. "You will be charged and you will be found."

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NEW: Acting U.S. michael sherwin'>Attorney Michael Sherwin says the pipe bombs found near the DNC and RNC "were real devices" with timers. He says they don't know if the devices were a diversion mechanism or an effort to injure or both.

Acting US attorney Michael Sherwin says they are looking at building “signifiant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy,” which carry prison terms of up to 20 years. Some prosecutors are looking specifically at acts of violence committed against members of the media.

Acting U.S. attorney Michael Sherwin on U.S. Capitol investigation. "I think the scope and scale of this investigation in these cases are really unprecedented not only in FBI history but really in DOJ history." He says the Capitol Grounds are, essentially, a crime scene.

Acting U.S. michael sherwin'>Attorney Michael Sherwin said they are looking at all actors involved in the unrest at the US Capitol on Wednesday, including the role President Donald Trump played in inciting the crowd.

—>> Acting US Atty Michael Sherwin said they are looking at all actors involved in unrest at US Capitol, including the role President Trump played in inciting the crowd. “If the evidence fits the elements of the crime, they’re going to be charged,” he said.

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