A former U.S. Attorney says that it appears the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection is seriously considering referring failed, one-term former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department on a charge of seditious conspiracy.
Barbara McQuade, who served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan for seven years, made her remarks during an interview with Andrea Mitchell while appearing on MSNBC.
Mitchell asked McQuade about comments made by Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) the top Republican on the Jan. 6 committee:
And then McQuade brought up the most serious possible charge: Seditious conspiracy:
What exactly is the definition of seditious conspiracy? According to 18 U.S. Code § 2384:
“If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”
Twenty years in federal prison. Considering that Donald Trump is already 75, he’d die while incarcerated. And considering what he’s done to this country, he deserves to never see freedom again.