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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:15 PM

Evidence in Capitol Attack Most Likely Supports Sedition Charges, Prosecutor Says

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — Evidence the government obtained in the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol most likely meets the bar necessary to charge some of the suspects with sedition, Michael R. Sherwin, the federal prosecutor who had been leading the Justice Department’s inquiry, said in an interview that aired on Sunday.

The department has rarely brought charges of sedition, the crime of conspiring to overthrow the government.

But in an interview with “60 Minutes,” Mr. Sherwin said prosecutors had evidence that most likely proved such a charge.

“I personally believe the evidence is trending toward that, and probably meets those elements,” Mr. Sherwin said. “I believe the facts do support those charges. And I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that.”

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/03/21/us/politics/capitol-riot-sedition.amp.html

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Reply Evidence in Capitol Attack Most Likely Supports Sedition Charges, Prosecutor Says (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 21 OP
bottomofthehill Mar 21 #1
AverageOldGuy Mar 21 #2
COL Mustard Mar 21 #3
bucolic_frolic Mar 21 #4
Lucky Luciano Mar 21 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 21 #5
James48 Mar 21 #7
70sEraVet Mar 21 #8
turbinetree Mar 21 #9
Pepsidog Mar 21 #10
orangecrush Mar 21 #12
Talitha Mar 21 #14
LudwigPastorius Mar 21 #11
BobTheSubgenius Mar 21 #13
NCjack Mar 23 #15
Deminpenn Mar 23 #16

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:19 PM

1. Like I have been saying all along

Investigate, charge, arrest, try, convict, incarcerate. If along the way you can flip a few to testify to help their circumstances, so be it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:29 PM

2. I certainly hope so

I certainly hope prosecutors follow through with charges of sedition, including charging any members of Congress who can be proven to have assisted the attackers.

It's past time to show these terrorists that their running around the woods, playing with guns, waving their Confederate flags, proclaiming their readiness to overthrow the communists is not funny.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:09 PM

4. Very Machiavellian, but the State must defend itself

and if we're going to have democracy now is the time to make that apparent.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:26 PM

6. Hopefully, they get 20+ of solitary confinement as I don't think sedition gets the death penalty.

These miscreants must never be heard from again and their movement permanently destroyed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:16 PM

5. Lock him up!!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:28 PM

7. I want to see someone charged with sedition

I’m tired of everyone blaming someone else, and asking for a do-over.

Bring the proper charge. Convict, and send to prison. Case closed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:33 PM

8. Wow! Sounds like 20 years.

Just wait till they see REAL cancel culture!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:57 PM

9. I dislike traitors .............send them to Florence Colorado..........

and also go after all of these fuckers that were on the stage..........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:14 PM

10. Set the example now so it never happens again. I think a lot of these people are going to prison. As

a criminal defense attorney I know most first time offenders don’t do time but this case is different. January 6, 2021 is a date we will never forget and is now a historical event. In my 59 years l have never seen anything like it. They stormed the Capitol, people died and were injured. I suspect there are plenty of federal judges who will show the public what befalls someone who attacks the Capitol police to takeover and disrupt the transition of power. Never in my lifetime did I think this ever would happen. Those charged I think are in for a very rude awakening.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:02 PM

12. Well said.




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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:34 PM

14. Excellent post, Pepsidog - thanks!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:42 PM

11. Fuck talking about that, Michael.

I'm not worried about those cases. They are in good hands with Merrick Garland leading the Department.

Let's talk about you being a punk fixer for Donald Trump and Bill Barr.

Let's talk about you giving Micael Flynn's defense team internal FBI documents.

Let's talk about you ordering an end to an investigation of a $10 million illegal foreign contribution from a Egyptian state-owned bank to the Trump campaign.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:17 PM

13. The problem is that "most likely" is equivalent to reasonable doubt.

"Probably" is not "beyond a reasonable doubt," as much as I want these POSs to be tossed into a federal max and forgotten.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 10:05 AM

15. Isn'T Sherwin the TRUMP-appointed prosecutor who let all of the insurrectionists leave the

Capitol grounds and WDC without charging them? With plenty of visual evidence on Jan 6th, now that he no longer is involved in the prosecutions, he runs his yapper about the DOJ should bring sedition chargers. The defense is thankful for his assistance.

Sherwin appears to me to be a torpedo from Trump to wreck the prosecutions by AG Garland.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 11:13 AM

16. Sherwin should've kept his moutn shut

Neal Katyal said what I was thinking yesterday when he was a guest on MSNBC, that defense lawyers are and are going to use some of things Sherwin said in arguments for their clients.

His answers should've stuck with what was in the public charging documents, otherwise "I can't comment on ongoing investigations".

It was also interesting that Sherwin was actually in the crowd moving toward the Capitol but at no time, apparently, did he think it would be a good idea to call someone and relate what he was seeing.

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