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Why aren't Merrick Garland & DOJ going after GOP politicians yet for the January 6 insurrection?

Why aren’t Merrick Garland & DOJ going after GOP politicians yet for the January 6 insurrection?

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As a former federal prosecutor in tune with political ongoings throughout the country, Shan Wu has a particular interest -- and particular insight -- into what’s going on with the cases regarding the January 6th insurrection. Both the House Select Subcommittee and the Department of Justice are currently investigating what happened before, during, and after the insurrection, as well as who is responsible for it. The House Subcommittee has already been busy, issuing broad subpoenas and making headlines, but many have criticized the DOJ prosecutors for dragging their feet. Read on for Shan’s take on both investigations and why these differences might be occurring. 1. The Difference Between the House Subcommittee and the DOJ A Congressional Committee has a very different charge than a prosecutor.  The Committee is looking to build a case, give information to the public, and maybe change policies in the future. On the other hand, the...
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The Presidential Election Fraud and the Supreme Court - Shanlon Wu

The Presidential Election, “Fraud,” and the Supreme Court: Everything You Need to Know

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Attorney and CNN Legal Analyst Shan Wu is often invited on to CNN to offer his take on contemporary politics. As a former federal prosecutor and current defense attorney at DC Student Defense, Shan provides legal analysis on a variety of topics. On November 28 — almost a month after the 2020 Presidential Election and Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the Supreme Court — Shan was asked to discuss some of these judicial goings-on. You can watch the whole CNN clip on YouTube here.  A federal judge in Pennsylvania seemed frustrated by Trump’s lack of allegations and evidence. What does this mean? Shan responded that Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania was just the latest in a series of judges who are fed up with the Trump team's weak legal arguments.  As he has said on CNN before, Shan reiterated that it...
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Trump’s executive order to stop separating families at the border is a farce

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President Donald Trump is on a crusade to imprison immigrants as they cross our borders. And what’s worse: he’s billing his “zero tolerance” immigration policy -- pitting asylum-seekers as criminals -- as a humane solution. In an op-ed published on CNN’s website, Shan Wu, a former federal prosecutor who also served as counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno, explains that Trump’s new immigration policy is an effort to deter immigrants from coming to the United States by locking up as many of them as possible. How is his administration doing this legally? Investigators tried simply attaching “illegal entry” to immigrants’ rap sheets, automatically converting their civil asylum request into a criminal proceeding. It’s important to note that seeking asylum in the United States is not a crime. Once these immigrants were deemed criminals, they detained the asylum seekers and separated thousands of children from their families. This continued for weeks,...
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