Prosecutor Expects ‘Sedition’ Charges Against Capitol Rioters — and They Should Be Very Worried


The U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C, Michael Sherwin, who had been leading the prosecution of hundreds of Capitol rioters, recently gave an interview to 60 Minutes that should have many leaders and organizers of the January 6 insurrection worried. Asked whether some defendants met the bar for charging them with “sedition,” Sherwin said: “I personally believe the evidence is trending towards that, and probably meets those elements.” “Do you anticipate sedition charges against some of these suspects?” the interviewer asked. “I believe the facts do support those charges, and I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that.” “If two or more persons in any State or Territory… of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States… or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

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