REPORT: ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR TOLD FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO CHARGE VIOLENT RIOTERS WITH SEDITION18 U.S. Code § 2381.TreasonU.S. Code
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat.sedition conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
According to the WSJ, which cited “people familiar” with the conference call, Barr “encouraged the prosecutors to seek a number federal charges, including under a rarely used sedition law, even when state charges could apply.”