Then-acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference on Jan. 12. After an interview Sherwin gave about the ongoing Capitol insurrection investigation, a federal judge criticized the Justice Department with a potential gag order.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. Federal prosecutors are looking at bringing “significant” cases involving possible sedition and conspiracy charges in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)