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[BREAKING] FBI, DOJ Announce Felony Charges of Sedition and Treason

 

The FBI and the Department of Justice held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce arrests and charges connected to last Wednesday’s insurrection inside the Capitol Building. The agencies are looking at sedition charges “inside and outside the Capitol,” related to “transportation, funding, and planning” according to statements made during the briefing.

Michael Sherwin, the Acting U.S. Attorney for Washington, DC, announced that there have been more than 70 charges brought against unnamed individuals involved in both the planning and the carrying out of the attack on the Senate and House of Representatives that left at least six people dead and millions of dollars in property damage.

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES – 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

 

Sedition and treason both carry severe punishments that can include the death penalty. The full briefing is available through the tweet below.

 

 

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