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Federal ‘Strike Force’ Builds Sedition Cases Against Capitol Rioters. Will It Work?

A group of pro-Trump protesters climb the walls of the U.S. Capitol after storming the west lawn on Jan. 6. A pro-Trump mob broke windows in the Capitol and clashed with police officers. Now there is debate whether federal charges of seditious conspiracy should be used against them.

Seditious conspiracy is among the more serious federal charges prosecutors are looking at for some U.S. Capitol rioters. Some legal experts caution against going down that road.

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