The New York Times reports:
Justice Department officials have reviewed potential sedition charges against members of the Oath Keepers militia group who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, and they have been weighing whether to file them for weeks, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the deliberations.
The group members, including Thomas E. Caldwell, Jessica M. Watkins and Donovan Crowl, were indicted last month on charges of conspiring to obstruct Congress’s ability to certify the Electoral College victory of Joseph R. Biden Jr., then the president-elect.
The Justice Department has rarely brought charges of sedition, the crime of conspiring to overthrow the government, and has not successfully prosecuted such a case in more than 20 years.
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Whether or not these characters are charged with seditious conspiracy under 18 USC 2384, those in high office who gave aid and comfort to their insurrection may well be guilty of violating 18 USC 2383, punishable by permanent disqualification from office. https://t.co/578ClVbuKl
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 23, 2021