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Prosecutor: Sedition charges possible for rioters who stormed the Capitol

Prosecutor: Sedition charges possible for rioters who stormed the Capitol
The top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia said Thursday that "all options are on the table" for charging members of the violent pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol — including sedition charges.

Other possible charges for the pro-Trump mob include civil disorder, destruction of property and rioting, experts say." The Department of Justice has aggressively gone after demonstrators who caused violence during the protests over police brutality, charging more than 300 with crimes including civil disorder and burglary.Serious charges — including destruction of property over $1,000, inciting a riot, civil disorder, sedition, using a destructive device like a pipe bomb — could potentially have venue in Michigan, he said, if there are connections to the state.JULIO CORTEZ/AP WASHINGTON — The top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia said Thursday that "all options are on the table" for charging members of the violent pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.

"You can literally throw the book at them, and it would be a pretty heavy book," said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and professor at Loyola Law School."It's always helpful to prosecutors if people pose for pictures in the midst of committing crimes," said Stanford Law School professor David Sklansky, a former federal prosecutor in California.

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