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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 02:53 PM

Trump, Republicans, and their lawyers are very close to committing sedition.

Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it. The following provides an overview of this particular crime against the government, with historical references.

The federal law against seditious conspiracy can be found in Title 18 of the U.S. Code (which includes treason, rebellion, and similar offenses), specifically 18 U.S.C. 2384. According to the statutory definition of sedition, it is a crime for two or more people within the jurisdiction of the United States:

To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;

To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States; or

To take, seize, or possess by force any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.

https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/sedition.html

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Reply Trump, Republicans, and their lawyers are very close to committing sedition. (Original post)
Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2020 OP
2naSalit Nov 2020 #1
empedocles Nov 2020 #3
apnu Nov 2020 #2

Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:14 PM

1. There are too many words in that title...

Trump, Republicans, and their lawyers are committing sedition.

There, fixed it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 07:21 AM

3. This big issue has been lurking in the background for some time.

Waiting for the right time, right 1st target.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. Who would actually charge them?

Trump is POTUS and protected. Trump can pardon anyone he wants, he can even pre-pardon people. Trump has broken numerous federal laws in his time as POTUS and has not answered for those violations, nor will he, even under a Biden Admin.

If Trump goes to jail it will be on some state charge, and sedition will not the the conviction.

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