1. The framers made a special rule for a traitors' children and grandchildren. Insurrection, that turns to violence like the #CapitolAttack was charged as treason during and after the Civil War. Why did framers make it constitutional to punish a traitor's descendants?
2. Here it is:
"The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted." III, 2, 2.
3. Have you folks discussed your decision with your children? Their children? Their children's' children? @HawleyMO @tedcruz @SenHydeSmith @ScottforFlorida @CynthiaMLummis @RogerMarshallMD @TTuberville @mobrooks @laurenboebert @mtgreenee @replouiegohmert

How about your staff?
4. I have an idea from my law practice of over 30 years. I have cited in briefs Statutes 13 Elizabeth that was enacted to allow the crown to seize the assets of the Catholics who were pursued by the Protestant Queen. It is the basis for American common law
5. fraudulent conveyance law. It's my area of practice that often involves pursuing a person who received property for no value or with knowledge the transfer was a fraud on creditors even though they gave value. Banks doing business with a known criminal can lose
6. its lien to people like my clients that have included Bankruptcy trustees. That may explain why @DeutscheBank has come back to the world of law-abiding bankers. It's one of the oldest motivations: Money.

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13 Jan
1. If you’re making plans for DC on Jan 21, I predict its chances of being sacked by then are about 50-50. #Orcs @maddow @Lawrence @FrankFigliuzzi1 @BeschlossDC
2. Trump's pardoning of monsters was not random. He is building an army of Orcs. Evil, willing to do his bidding. We must prepare to meet them and defend the Capitol. But be assured if you don't remove him, he'll burn DC. @DCPoliceDept @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer
3. You have no idea how outgunned the DC National Guard unit is in the face of Trump's Orc army. We need an airborne division. Nothing short. And that won't happen with Trump in power. Remove him or DC is already lost. @VP @senatemajldr
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1. Reason @POTUS Donald Trump must be removed immediately is because he's coordinating another attack, this time with a fully armed force of murderous traitors. @SenateGOP @HouseGOP & seditionists like @laurenboebert @mtgreenee @RepGosar who won't remove him, give aid & comfort
2. to that force. That is a chargeable offense and may be charged if we don't interdict the attack by having @VP become our loyal commander in chief. A reasonable juror could find that the Trump supporters in Congress are acting to advance the success of the coming attack.
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1. Federal law contemplates charging members of Congress with Title 18 Chapter 115 disloyalty crimes and the Hiss Act provides for terminating Congressional pensions & benefits. IMO level of support for Trump will be inversely proportionate to the length of service. Just watch.
2. So members like @laurenboebert @mtgreenee and @HawleyMO have less economic motivation to avoid being charged. People like @RepMoBrooks @replouiegohmert may decide to save their pensions. If you look at the #SeditiousSeven @HawleyMO @tedcruz @SenHydeSmith @ScottforFlorida
3. @CynthiaMLummis @RogerMarshallMD @TTuberville only Cruz has any significant seniority. Rest are less than 3 years of service. So Cruz, who may still be able to think like a lawyer, will be viewing his options. He's already looking at a possible ban from office for his conduct
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1. Is @FoxNews" giving aid and comfort" to insurrectionists? Can the sponsors, hosts, directors, producers, writers, managers, and directors be charged under 18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection?
2. "Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be
3. incapable of holding any office under the United States."

What have courts defined to constitute "aid and comfort?" The crime is also part of the treason statute and is addressed in cases of people charged with treason. Words alone can constitute aid and comfort.
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1. I'd love to have a spreadsheet of cash on-hand held by @GOP members. If McConnell is signaling that Koch's ecosystem is shutting off pro-Trump @SenateGOP from funding in this environment, they'd be starved for funds in 2022. That would impact these 18 Senators in running 2022:
3. This is where I stop and ask myself, what would I do if I were McConnell's puppeteer Charles Koch? And then I remembered that Koch is likely culpable starting in the armed astroturfing that also involved violation of the same crimes committed on 1/6.
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1. One reason why I am least worried about most members of military:

Code of Military Justice. 10 U.S. Code § 894 - Art. 94. Mutiny or sedition
(a)Any person subject to this chapter who—
. . .
(2)with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of
2. lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence, or other disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition;

(3)fails to do his utmost to prevent and suppress a mutiny or sedition being committed in his presence, or fails to
3. take all reasonable means to inform his superior commissioned officer or commanding officer of a mutiny or sedition which he knows or has reason to believe is taking place, is guilty of a failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition.
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