People who deliberately spread coronavirus could face federal terrorism charges for “purposeful exposure and infection,” according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) memo obtained by reporter Justine Coleman in the conservative Washington D.C. journal The Hill

“Because Coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a ‘biological agent’… such acts potentially could implicate the Nation’s terrorism-related statutes,” Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen wrote in a memo distributed department leaders, law enforcement agency chiefs and U.S. attorneys on Tuesday.

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that hoarders and price gougers would face prosecution.

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