U.S. attorney Michael Sherwin said his task force is building riot and conspiracy cases against those involved in the Trump uprising.
US attorney Michael Sherwin says the Trump uprising is facing sedition and conspiracy charges. pic.twitter.com/bTcVUDDm9X
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 12, 2021
Acting US attorney for DC Sherwin said at a news conference, “What the public is not aware of is that the FBI works in US attorney offices across the country and the core of those who are in DC are based on Riot and conspiracy. Just yesterday, our office organized a strike force of senior national security prosecutors and prosecutors for corruption. Your only marching order from me is to bring seditious and conspiratorial charges in connection with the most heinous pacts in the capital. These are substantial criminal charges with a prison term of up to 20 years. In addition, we seek and prioritize cases where weapons were involved and cases where destructive devices were involved. “
Sherwin said his task force will find anyone who has even entered the Capitol and that they will be arrested. Law enforcement wants to send a loud message to all current and future Trump conspirators who are considering committing acts of violence to disrupt Joe Biden’s inauguration. They also try to put down anyone who gets the idea that attacking the government in the future is a sensible way to go.
The attack on the Capitol was domestic terrorism. It was also an inflammatory act that must be treated in the strictest sense of the law. The politicians from Donald Trump to Republican Congressmen who helped instigate the uprising shouldn’t be overlooked.
They too should be prosecuted for attacking the United States government.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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