THREAD: How wrong is this article? Let me count the ways. 1/…
Let’s start with the headline. “DoJ doesn’t seem willing to penalize Trump rioters with serious crimes.” First, at least 275 defendants have been charged with obstructing an official proceeding. Same sentence as seditious conspiracy : max 20 years. 2/ Image
And at least 40 have been charged with conspiracy - either: (a) conspiracy to obstruct a congressional proceeding, (b) conspiracy to obstruct law enforcement during a civil disorder, (c) conspiracy to injure an officer, or (d) some combination of the three. 3/
And More than 225 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including over 75 individuals who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer. 4/
Next let’s talk about this comparison. According to current US code, seditious conspiracy comes with a max 20 year sentence. Not decades. That’s the same as Obstructing an official proceeding. Sure, “seditious conspiracy” sounds cooler, but it’s harder to prove. 5/ Image
Alright, now this BS right here. Sherwin wasn’t “drummed out of DoJ”. He RESIGNED and has now been replaced with Biden’s nominee. Besides, does the author even know who Mike Sherwin is or how he got the job? Let’s review…6/ Image
Barr installed Sherwin in 2018 bypassing career prosecutors to intervene in cases to protect trump allies. He’s a Barr protégé. He resigned after being placed under investigation for violating DoJ policy for his public statements 7/…
No one should hold Sherwin up as an example of what the DoJ should be doing. Sherwin also indicated trump was being investigated by DoJ, so why would anyone believe the seditious conspiracy thing but not the DoJ is investigating trump part? 8/…
If you want an update on what the new @USAO_DC has done, and who has been charged with what, the latest press release is here. END…

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