The DOJ said Tuesday that prosecutors are pursuing charges of sedition against the Trump supporters involved in the deadly attack on the Capitol. If found guilty, they’d be the 1st people convicted of sedition in more than *25 years*.

I wrote about that:…
The last time the DOJ convicted someone on charges of sedition was in the aftermath of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, when 10 people were found guilty of seditious conspiracy.
In addition to the investigation of the riot, two of Trump’s top allies – along with his son Don Jr. – are reportedly under investigation by the DC Attorney General, who is considering charging them w/ riot incitement for their incendiary remarks at a rally just before the riot.
The DC Attorney General also said he hasn’t ruled out trying to bring similar charges against Trump for using inflammatory language to incite violence at his rally last Wednesday.

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Here's a livestream of the joint FBI/DOJ briefing about last Wednesday's riot at the Capitol. Thread with additional information will be posted below this.…
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