Supposing no major scandals break between mid-February and late March — a major assumption in the current administration — the most pressing concern will be Barr’s personal intervention in the sentencing recommendation of Roger Stone
Lawmakers want to know why Barr intervened in Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendations — and a whole lot more.Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Last May, after Attorney General William Barr condensed the whole of the almost-two-year Mueller investigation into a four-page memo determining that President Trump had not obstructed justice, Democrats wanted him to explain his process under oath. Though the plan disintegrated when the Attorney General refused to be questioned by committee staff instead of lawmakers, Barr agreed on Wednesday to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, after lawmakers confirmed his appearance by letter: Supposing no major scandals break between mid-February and late March — a major assumption in the current administration — the most pressing concern will be the NBC News report that Barr personally intervened in the case of Roger Stone in order to ease prosecutors’ initial sentencing guidelines of seven-to-nine years. (The Department of Justice’s actions toward Stone were so out of the ordinary that all four federal prosecutors on the case withdrew after being overruled.) According to NBC News, the decision was part of Barr’s plan to “take control of legal matters of personal interest to President Donald Trump.” On Wednesday morning, Trump confirmed the report by congratulating Barr for “taking charge of a case that was totally out of control.” While it’s possible that Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee could address questions dating back to the handling of the Mueller report, the letter on Wednesday suggests more timely concerns are on their minds. In addition to questioning Barr over the DOJ’s override on Stone’s sentencing, the committee will interrogate the AG on the removal of U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu, who oversaw the prosecution of Stone and fellow Trump allies Michael Flynn and Rick Gates. Another topic of interest surrounds the admission on Sunday by Senator Lindsey Graham that the Department of Justice has a “process” by which Rudy Giuliani — who is not a government official and is reportedly the subject of a counterintelligence probe — can hand over information for “verification.” Read more: New York Magazine
AG William Barr will lie under oath and Trump will pardon him. It was another sham prosecution by Trump haters.
Attorney General William Barr is expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in MarchPresident Trump denies he was involved in the Justice Department's decision to water down a recommendation by its own prosecutors for his longtime confidant Roger Stone. Follow here for the latest. Nothing there.....move on!!! More jobs, high stock prices, all I need for my future. Barr is going to own the liberal Hacks.. If you want to be honest, ask yourself if 9 years for lying to Congress is a legit sentence? It's absolutely ridiculous and politically charged. There are violent criminals getting lighter sentences. This is another MSM sham.
Attorney General William Barr to testify before House Judiciary CommitteeThe arrangement comes as Democrats have demanded answers about Barr&39;s apparent intervention in the sentencing of Roger Stone. Just enough time to get their stories straight. Smh. SethAbramson UNDER OATH? It’s a trap
Sen. Blumenthal: Attorney General Barr should resignSenator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reacts to Hallie Jackson over the recent developments in the sentencing of former Trump aide Roger Stone, where the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr have intervened. Blumenthal calls Barr a 'henchman and political operative' of the President and says that he should step down immediately. Kinda like a wingman 🙄 DemocratsAreADisgrace Trump2020 Patton would eat Blumenthal’s lunch.. and the slap him silly.. what a freakin hypocrite Sure thing Dicky.
William Barr Intervened to Ease Sentencing Rec for Convicted Trump Ally: ReportThough a Justice Department spokesperson claims that Barr had no contact with the White House regarding Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation, the Attorney General has mobilized the DOJ in favor of the presidency before Ok we believe there was no contact. Quit calling it the Justice department it it is William Barr’s office we no longer have a DOJ
Lindsey Graham Implicates William Barr in Massive Scandal, on Live TelevisionAppearing on Face the Nation, Lindsey Graham blurted out an apparent confession of what, if true, would be a scandal of Nixonian proportions. jonathanchait writes
Trump praises AG William Barr after Roger Stone sentencing reversal leads 4 prosecutors to quitTrump, in a tweet, congratulated Attorney General William Barr 'for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.' So what is the point of having an attorney general or courts or judges ... if they are all going to do whatever trump wants. 🇺🇸 is lost your country is circling the drain. Talk about problem solving.