In what can only be described as a vast escalation in verbiage, the FBI and the DOJ laid out a heavy new vocabulary during a Tuesday press conference.
The appearance was the first by either agency after a riotous mob stormed the Capitol on January 6th, threatening to hang the Vice President, and seemingly prepared to take hostages as well.
The incident, which Democrats say was instigated in part by President Trump himself, has also conjured an article of impeachment against the Commander in Chief to be voted on within 36 hours. The lone article describes the President’s actions as inciting an insurrection, which is likely why federal authorities are now suggesting that charges of conspiracy and sedition could be coming.
“There are a lot more to come,” said Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office.
Federal investigators continue to track down people from across the country accused in the siege on the U.S. Capitol.
D’Antuono said investigators are looking for every person in the mob inside the Capitol.
When asked about the worst charges a rioter could face, D’Antuono said “everything we can possibly look at.”
“I know there’s been a lot of information about the Sedition Act out there, that’s probably why you’re asking the question,” said D’Antuono. “We are not closing the book on anything.”
The charge of sedition is a felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
The agencies said that they had already opened over 160 case files in the six days since the Capitol was breached.
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