A U.S. attorney in the West Washington District issued a statement early Thursday denying an explosive report alleging Attorney General William Barr asked federal prosecutors to investigate whether they could file criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for authorizing the organization. Capitol Hill protest (CHOP) protest zone without police, leading to two fatal shootings.
Brian T. Moran, a federal prosecutor, said he had held numerous interviews with management at the Department of Justice and “at no point did anyone in the ministry tell me that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was, was or should be charged with federal crime “related to CHOP.
“As an American lawyer, I would have known about such an investigation,”
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The New York Times reported Wednesday that Bar has directed the Department of Justice’s civil rights department to investigate criminal charges against Democratic Mayor, who publicly agreed with President Trump and repeatedly refused federal aid to quell unrest in her city. . A spokesman for the department told the publication that Bar did not head the civil rights department to investigate the idea.
The report also accuses Barr of prompting federal prosecutors to consider charges of riots and other violent charges with federal charges – including theft – in a conversation with U.S. lawyers last week.
Federal theft charges apply to two or more people who “conspire to overthrow, overthrow, or destroy by force” the U.S. government and impose a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Durkan published his own statement in the light of the Times report. She said the report was “chilling and the latest abuse of power by the Trump administration.”
“After all, this is not a story for me. It’s about (sp) the way this president and his attorney general are willing to undermine the law and use the Ministry of Justice for political purposes. It’s especially admirable to try to use “civil rights laws to investigate, intimidate or deter those who fight for civil rights in our country,” she wrote.
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The administration’s aggressive crackdown on protesters follows warnings from Bar and other officials, who expect violence to escalate ahead of the November elections.