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These people tried to use their powerful positions in the US government to thwart the will of the voters in the 2016 election. This is not treason, but it is something equally as bad; it was a non-military coup from within a powerful faction in the government. It was the government/Deep State asserting its power over the American people.
If this is not a serious crime with death penalty consequences, it needs to be, before one instigated a coup in the US, one should be comfortable with the consequences of the death penalty for the crime.
Ben Franklin and the founding fathers of this nation were familiar with those consequences: "We must. Indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin. They undertook the revolution regardless because they believed in their cause, liberty, and the grand American experiment in republicanism.
The founders stood in the open, and proclaimed their independence; the current coup plotters did nothing of the like. Instead, they stayed in the shadows and even pretended to be on the President's side while attempting to continue the coup against him.
The loss of their jobs should be the least of their worries but it seems likely that there will be only minor criminal penalties for this shocking coup attempt. We Americans have always believed it could not happen here. It has. Time to wake up and realize the evil totalitarianism which exists within the heart of the progressive.