Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence – Reports

Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr told federal prosecutors in a call last week that they should consider charging rioters and others who committed violent crimes at protests in recent months with sedition, according to two people familiar with the call.

The highly unusual suggestion to charge people with insurrection against lawful authority alarmed some on the call, which included U.S. attorneys around the country, said the people, who spoke on the condition they not be named…

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