The US attorney denied the report that Barr asked prosecutors to consider criminal charges against Durkan


The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington issued a statement on Thursday denying an explosive report that claimed Attorney General William Burr asked federal prosecutors to find out if they were working with the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP ) May bring criminal charges against the Mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan. Police-free protest zone that led to two fatal shootings.

Federal Prosecutor Brian T. Moran said he has had many conversations with leadership within the Department of Justice and “at no point has anyone in the department asked me whether there is any sort of allegation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Federal Crimes.” Is related to CHOP.

“As a US attorney I would know about such an investigation,” he said.

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The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Barr directed the Civil Rights Division of the Judicial Department to consider criminal charges against the Democratic mayor, who publicly molested President Trump, and to reduce federal unrest in his city. Denied help repeatedly. A department spokesperson told the paper that Brar did not direct the Civil Rights Division to explore the idea.

The report also accuses federal prosecutors of considering charging Barar with federal charges to rioters and other violent actors – including a treason with US lawyers last week.

Federal treason charges on the US government apply to two or more people who are believed to “uproot, topple, or to destroy by force” and serve a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Durkan released his statement in light of the Times report. He said the report was “chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration.”

“Ultimately, this is not a story about me. It is about (SP) how this president and his attorney general are prepared to overturn the law and use the Department of Justice for political purposes. This particular It is arrogant to try to use it. Our country has laws to fight, intimidate, or prevent civil rights for civil rights.

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The administration’s aggressive tone at the protesters follows the warning of Barr and other officials who fear an escalation of violence ahead of the November election.