US attorney denies report that Barr asked prosecutors to consider criminal charges against Durkan

9/17/2020 1:39:00 PM

U.S. Attorney General William Barr reportedly asked federal prosecutors to explore whether they could bring criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Durkan for allowing the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) police-free protest zone that led to two fatal shootings.

and repeatedly denied federal help to quell the unrest in her city. A department spokesman told the paper that Barr did not direct the civil rights division to explore this idea.The report also accuses Barr of directing federal prosecutors to consider charging rioters and other violent actors with federal charges --  including sedition --  in a call with U.S. attorneys last week.

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Federal sedition charges apply to two or more people who "conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force" the U.S. government, and carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.Durkan issued her own statement in light of the Times' report. She 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 the (sp) how this President and his Attorney General are willing to subvert the law and use the Department of Justice for political purposes. It is particularly egregious to try to use the civil rights laws to investigate, intimidate, or deter those that are fighting for civil rights in our country," she wrote.

The administration's aggressive crackdown on demonstrators follows warnings from Barr and other officials who anticipate an increase in violence ahead of the November election.Yael Halon is a reporter for Fox News.Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox

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She and any mayor or city council that let rioters destroys businesses and lives. They aided the enemy! Seattle mayor, Portland Mayor and city councils should all be brought up on charges! In portland a man was killed, in Seattle a 19 year old boy was killed. Long prison terms! When the media purposely spreads lies like this to help one political party over an other, there are problems. It’s time to fix this problem. Vote out of office all Democratz at every level of government in November. Vote straight Republican🇺🇸

One of the worst AG’s the USA has ever had. Fox News is the worst culprit it is responsible for the divided USA Durkin knows she's done, will try anything now. Barr will do anything to keep his job, up to and including nullifying a legal election if Trump loses to Biden by declaring all mail-in votes illegal and there for not to be counted!!! GET OUT AND VOTE, TRUMP MUST GO!!!! WETHEPEOPLE

George Soros, George Soros, George Soros...did George Soros buy Fox News? I believe all those Democrat mayors who refused the offered federal help from the President during their cities’ street violence & murders.....ALL of those mayors should be held accountable for NOT stopping all that violent action as soon as law & order are fully restored.

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AG Barr called for aggressive charges against violent protesters - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. Violent protesters. Don’t lose sight. Halt die klappe! Der Reichsführer-SS will be asking the questions now!

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