“THESE PEOPLE SOUGHT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 12, 2019) — On Thursday night’s “Hannity,” former U.S. Attorney for the District of Washington, DC Joseph DiGenova said that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe; his boss, former FBI Director James Comey; former FBI Counterintelligence second-in-command Peter Strzok; and his former paramour, FBI attorney Lisa Page, “engaged in acts of sedition” by attempting to sabotage the Trump candidacy and later, presidency.
The definition of “sedition” in U.S. law is:
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.
On July 14, 1798, the U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act, whose purpose is stated as, “for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States.”
Earlier on Thursday, Fox News reported that a Justice Department source said that an “appeal” on the part of McCabe’s legal team to the DOJ on the finding that he should be charged for lying to the FBI was unsuccessful. McCabe is reportedly now “facing the prospect of criminal charges” stemming from his alleged “lack of candor” with the DOJ’s inspector general in its investigation of media leaks.
DiGenova followed guests Gregg Jarrett, investigative journalist Sara A. Carter, and her colleague, John Solomon of “The Hill,” all of whom said that McCabe’s current situation likely heralds a number of indictments resulting from the obtaining of four FISA warrants on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
The “evidence” presented to the FISA court justifying the warrants consisted of an unverified “dossier” compiled by British citizen Christopher Steele, who was paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign indirectly through Fusion GPS.
In early January 2017, Comey told then-President-Elect Trump that the dossier was “salacious and unverified” while at the same time, it was being used as the rationale for the spy warrants on Carter Page.
Prior to DiGenova’s appearance, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said that Comey “was running this investigation,” referring to the counterintelligence operation launched by the FBI during the campaign which was folded into the Special Counsel probe headed by Robert Mueller in May 2017 after Comey was fired.
In March Mueller’s team concluded that no one in the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russia to win the election, as the FBI had alleged. Carter Page was never charged with a crime, although his communications were monitored for a year on the premise that he was an “agent of a foreign power.”
DiGenova characterized McCabe, Comey, Strzok, Page, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates “and others” as having “engaged in acts of sedition against the United States government, against the President of the United States…the FISA warrants are key evidence…four of them knowingly submitted to the FISA court, were part of a series of acts of sedition against the duly-elected government of the United States. I hope that in the analysis of all of these cases, it’s not just about lying or not telling truth to the investigators; these people sought to overthrow the government of the United States through acts of sedition. Let’s see if we get there.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.