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.
4. "Inciting or encouraging others" to aid the enemy, even if such incitement or encouragement is merely verbal, may constitute very substantial acts of aid and comfort." Charles Warren, What is Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy? The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 27 No. 4 (Jan. 1918),
5. 340, note 32, Judge Smalley in Charge to Grand Jury (1861, U.S.D.C. S.D.N.Y.) 4 Blatch. 518, Fed. Cas. No. 18,270.

My review of the case law has reinforced that I am quite certain that the actions being reported of forces forming to attack DC constitute the US crime of
6. treason that has two parts, one is levying war and does not require a foreign enemy or a declaration of war. What is important for the conspirators is they are now entering the realm of a capital crime from which there is no chance that they will make bail. Members of media,
7. Congress and the executive branch who have set off on this path may find their freedom terminated shortly. Moreover, for Donald Trump and his family, believing that they can pardon these crimes, many states have treason statutes that carry both capital punishment and life
8. without hope. We presume that only life would be sought but a former president and his/her family thinking that the traitor has successfully pardoned them with these dubious pardons, will find the pardons will not protect them from a state charge.
9. The Trump conspirators should think twice about these pardons that may move the resolution of their fate from the federal system and the more comfortable federal facilities to the accommodations reserved for prisoners charged with a heinous offense to be housed in state
10. facilities that are seldom as posh as those in the Federal system. Trump has still not called these forming violent forces to stand down. He is by any definition a traitor and any state with a current treason statute may charge him and his co-conspirators and for giving him
11. aid and comfort likely includes @rupertmurdoch @LouDobbs @seanhannity @TuckerCarlson @IngrahamAngle and the @FoxAndFriends hosts who continue to advance the treason. @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI

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