Jessie Liu Assumes USAO Office

On September 24th, US Attorney Channing Phillips transferred power to Jessie Kong Liu, a Trump appointee.

During Phillips’ tenure, he oversaw all felony indictments and prosecutions in the DC Superior Court.  Liu will now continue Phillips legacy of mass incarceration of district residents.

But, despite Phillips’ flaws, and there are many, Liu is an avid supporter of the Republican party donating in excess of $15,000 to candidates and PACs over the last ten years.

So, while Liu can pretend to be fair and balanced, it’s clear she cannot hold back her political affiliations. If Phillips’ vigorously prosecuted the J20 defendants, what escalation will Liu bring?