Former DOJ officials call on U.S. Attorney General Barr to resign
More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for At...
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives prior to U.S. President Donald Trump's statement about his acquittal on impeachment charges by the U.S. Senate in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump.The former officials, who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, criticized Barr, the country’s top law enforcement officer, for overruling his own prosecutors in a case that has prompted accusations that the Trump administration is weakening the rule of law.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department abandoned prosecutors’ initial recommendation to give the veteran Republican operative Roger Stone seven to nine years in prison after he was found guilty in November of seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering, prompting all four prosecutors to quit the case.
“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” said the letter, published on the website Medium.
“Those actions, and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice’s reputation for integrity and the rule of law, require Mr. Barr to resign,” the letter said.The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Trump had heavily criticized the original sentencing request for Stone and the Justice Department subsequently abandoned it, instead deciding to make no formal sentencing recommendation.
Democrats blasted the department’s shift in the high-profile case involving Stone, whose friendship with Trump dates back decades. Stone’s trial arose from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that detailed extensive Russian interference in the 2016 election to benefit Trump’s candidacy.
Barr said on Thursday in an interview with broadcaster ABC that Trump’s criticism of those involved in the Stone case “make it impossible for me to do my job.”Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Additional reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Daniel Wallis
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Nobody cares what ‘Former’ officials think. That’s why they are former officials. Maybe you should ask the 100,000 DOJ employees? They won’t agree. Politics again MSignorile I'm trying to find this letter, and not having luck.... where is a copy posted? The Medium article (sort of) cited in this Reuters article doesn't have a posted link afaict either.
Former..... lol ❤️ DeepState’rs trying to stop-up the Swamp. Barr is Putin’s boy. Barr when leaving for office locks up his home? None living there? Not locking up his wife & kids? Acknowledgement of law & order breakdown under his administration in his own neighborhood? Strange man administering justice as running dog for strange President?
They should also call for him to be disbarred. Swamp crickets. “Former” 😂 Hahahahaha
More Than 1,100 Former DOJ Officials Press For Attorney General Barr To Step DownThe officials warned William Barr&39;s interference in criminal cases for Trump &39;s personal benefit is behavior one would expect to see in an autocracy. Ignore them Nobody cares what ‘Former’ officials think. That’s why they are former officials. Maybe you should ask the 100,000 DOJ employees? They won’t agree.
You mean the wastes that drove the United States directly into the ground? Cc BarackObama Nope, he's a trump's lapdog for now. Which means Barr will double down and turn the DOJ into a fortress with a big black tower and a fiery eye from which a foul shadow shall belch forth and fall over the land. Since when do former employees have a say so? Our world is getting very weird!
Where were they when Comey let HRC off the hook. Why don’t I hear them chastising the FISA courts or the officials invoked in that try scandal? He won’t tho The has been are seeking company. Ex-DoJ officials telling America that DoJ officials are perfect, shouldn't be reviewed, shouldn't be criticized. Most Americans would love to work under those conditions. Many wrongly charged and/or incarcerated Americans would beg to differ.
Did he quit yet?
DOJ drops probe into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeThe Justice Department has decided to abandon its efforts to seek criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to his attorneys What a travesty of Justice. The American Justice system is dead, just like the FBI, CIA, and NSC! WE WILL NEVER TRUST YOU AGAIN! .GenFlynn’s life was destroyed over a voluntary conversation with dirty FBI agents ordered to frame him by McCabe. McCabe breaks the exact same law for which he’s criminally referred by DOJ’s own IG; he gets a pass and airtime. Justice is dead in America Best wishes for him and his family. Hope they can put this behind them!
The officials hired by Obama? Ah... All those little democrat DOJ’s can go suck it. Nothing can stop what is coming nothing much love from the ukxx Q sent me When you drain a swamp there is a lot of ugly and mean things living at the bottom. MAGA 10:55 PM · 16 февр. 2020 г.·True Anthem This is clearly an obstruction of justice by William Barr and Donald Trump. America is now caught in a political quagmire where even our justice system is under siege by Donald Trump.
before you resign first clean up your mess but don't forget to say goodbye when ya heading to jail. Oh, you mean all the liberals who worked for a Obama? Ahhh. Well, they need not worry. They have no say in the matter. Bill Barr has done nothing wrong. They know it. It is all part of the idiots against Trump. TRUMP IN 2020!!!
97% of DOJ's employees supported Hillary against Trump and they have been among the most active and abusive Deep-Staters against him and his people (the notorious Muller prosecutors among them). Of course they oppose Barr's efforts to shed light on that.
Former DOJ insider blasts Bill Barr: He's 'weaponizing' Justice Dept. to shield TrumpAfter facing scrutiny for interfering with longtime Trump aide Roger Stone ’s criminal case, Attorney General Barr is now tapping an outside prosecutor to review ex- Trump aide Michael Flynn’s guilty plea. NBC News Reporter Carol Lee and former federal prosecutors Paul Butler and Gene Rossi join The Beat. hypocrisy of the highest order. The DeepStateCorruption is very real Trump's TOADY...……. Simple
You can’t link to it? Now we know who these deep state people are! They are the source of danger to American democracy. They believe their supreme elite class ruling and used to calling the shots because past presidents were simply their puppets, not any more! One thousand officials is pretty impressive, proves just how corrupt, immoral Barr is.
America has a dictatorship. Please hold your breath while waiting, thanks. He can't resign. He will end up in jail. A survey passed around by left wing group. I love how the article says 'the prosecutors served both Dem and Republican admins. As if the admin you serve indicates your political leanings The swamp is unhappy
Roger Stone: Donald Trump ally asks for new trial amid DOJ controversy1984 but for real. That one foreperson is grounds for a new trial. Other reversable error case in chief There was 'significant bias' no doubt. Should be allowed a new trial. Still wont change the fact that hes guilty tho.
meaningless ImpeachBarr VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare Like Barr or trump care? The GOP has handed trump unlimited power. We must vote that mess out in November
DOJ drops leak case vs. McCabe, judge said White House involvement like a ‘banana republic’The judge, a George W. Bush appointee, said 'the fact that you got somebody at the top basically trying to dictate whether somebody should be prosecuted' was like a 'banana republic.' Yet another that q said would be arrested and none of them ever were and they never will be. A two-tiered system of justice? One for Dems, another for Trump allies. So glad this weasel is out of the FBI. McCabeTheRat
Katyal: Barr's defense of DOJ crisis is ‘poppycock’Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal tells Ali Velshi that it is 'disheartening' for the Justice Department that Attorney General Bill Barr is accused of using his power to help President Trump in criminal cases involving the president's allies and foes. neal_katyal *o* neal_katyal Melania is shocked! Shocked I tell you! BeBest neal_katyal Just a scheme he worked out with Trump !