While Attorney General William Barr continues his investigation into Russiagate for which Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said ‘half the people are going to jail‘ if we ‘just hang tight,’ Democrats across the board are calling for his resignation – or impeachment, following his decision to overrule federal prosecutors on their recommended sentence for former Trump adviser Roger Stone.
From members of Congress to members of the media, political operatives to law professors, Barr is under intense scrutiny from the left for alleged “misuse of the criminal justice system” involving not only the Stone case, but for the removal of a U.S. Attorney and accepting Ukraine-related information from Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. –Fox News
In a Friday tweet, Trump quoted Barr’s highly-publicized comments Thursday that he’s never been asked to intervene in a criminal case – saying “This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so…”
“The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.” A.G. Barr This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2020
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody….whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the president," Bill Barr tells @ABC News.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 13, 2020
Barr has agreed to answer questions during a March 31 hearing in front of Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) House Intelligence Committee, after Nadler wrote “you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant questions for this Committee,” in a letter confirming that Barr would testify.
READ IT HERE: Letter from @HouseJudiciary confirming AG Barr will testify before the Committee on March 31st to address concerns regarding his leadership of the DOJ and the President's improper influence over the Department and our criminal justice system. pic.twitter.com/W5YHly85BL
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) February 12, 2020
After Barr took the unprecedented step to soften a recommended 7 to 9 year sentence for lying, witness tampering and other process crimes, four DOJ prosecutors resigned their posts, while Democrats called the move “without precedent.”
Attorney General Barr is trying to argue that the decision to interfere with the Roger Stone trial wasn't political, and wasn't related to the president's corrupt request.
If that's true, why did all four prosecutors resign in protest? https://t.co/OsnbpRr7aU
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) February 13, 2020
“This situation has all the indicia of improper political interference in a criminal prosecution,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding Stone’s sentencing. “I therefore request that you immediately investigate this matter to determine how and why the Stone sentencing recommendations were countermanded, which Justice Department officials made this decision, and which White House officials were involved.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Barr “ought to be ashamed and embarrassed and resign as a result of this action directly interfering in the independent prosecution of Roger Stone.” He also said the controversy was yet another example of “political interference by the president to alter the independent decisions of the Department of Justice.”
Nadler didn’t answer a question on whether Barr should resign but said: “I think the behavior is extremely egregious.” -Fox News
Democrats’ freakout over Barr’s intervention in the Stone case comes on the heels of their last freakout over Barr’s willingness to accept information from Rudy Giuliani gathered during the course of his independent Ukraine investigation.
Nadler openly posited that Barr might be “in league with Mr. Giuliani and his associates.”
NEW: @RepJerryNadler sent a letter to AG Barr to demand answers after @LindseyGrahamSC and Barr admit that Rudy Giuliani is sending information concerning Ukraine to the Department of Justice through a special intake process. pic.twitter.com/Yg6rPZ5zOt
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) February 10, 2020
MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner has called for Barr’s impeachment, saying that the AG has lied “to Congress, he lied about the Mueller report, he refuses to investigate obvious crimes by the administration, he is conflicted out of many matters but refuses to recuse.”
Others to mention impeachment include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., liberal Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe and self-labeled conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin. House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned Barr on Thursday and called for an investigation but did not outright call for impeachment. Sen. Cory Booker joined calls for an investigation. -Fox News
Justice in America should not depend on your wealth and connections. I agree with @SenSchumer — DOJ OIG should open an investigation into potential improper political interference in the Stone case.
No one is above the law, that includes Trump’s friends.
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) February 11, 2020
Indeed, there is no shortage of triggerings for Democrats who seek to dismantle the Trump administration by any means possible.
Meanwhile, maybe someone needs to get to the bottom of the decision to recommend 7-9 years for Stone in the first place.
— Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸 (@willchamberlain) February 14, 2020
Obunghole, and his fellow coon Holder were dirty, but the coonRAT party never said a word.
Always look for what is missing in any media or political comment. Note what is missing in this one. 1. Other reports say the 4 lawyers just withdrew from the case, not that they resigned. In other words, they are still hanging on to their jobs. 2. There is not one word on the difference between what the 4 lawyers told Bar they would recommend as a sentence versus what they actually then recommended. Barr was not asked about either of these reports!
Shame on the media. Why didn’t they report on these points. There will not be another impeachment attempt. The Democrats while vindictive have learned their lesson and aren’t that stupid.
If these reports are both true all 4 should be fired immediately!!!!!
Gene, as much as I wish you’d be right, I seriously doubt the DEMONcRATS “have learned their lesson and aren’t that stupid.” They are more than that stupid. They are filled with blind rage at OUR PRESIDENT and at us for having the audacity to vote for a non-politician and not their “Queen”. They will do anything and everything to destroy OUR PRESIDENT, our Constitution and our beloved USA. Their greed, their lust for power drives them into a fantasy world.
What a bunch of ne’er-do- wells the inner core of the Democratic Party have become. It’s like they’re caught up in an ill wind that totally obliterated the noble reason they got into government. Their feet rush to mischief, neglecting the good things they could be doing for their constituents. It’s all based on an overwhelming hatred of Trump who has pledged to clean the swamp. If these particular Democrats weren’t a part of the swamp, they would not have built up such hatred. This hatred is masking a deep fear of Trump. They want to kill the very things that will expose them. I wish the more moderate Democrats would replace these useless warriors. They are wasting time and money and doing nothing for the People.
there is no doubt that pelosi and her bf are the worst reprensitives in congress calif burning homeless sleeping in the streets and ny state the highest taxes in the country and the only they are doing about it is nothing except go after trump
The real reason to demand AG Barr’s resign is the “mass indictments coming down soon for the past and present leadership for the criminal Democrat Party Mob for their crooked FISA Warrant scandal and other scandals!! People in their criminal Party are going to jail, if they do not stop AG Barr and DOJ Durham soon!!!! Their ‘quid pro quo revealed”!!!! Maybe they should be impeached instead at the 2020 election polls!!!!!
The Democrats need to be called to task, THERE HASN’T BEEN ONE PIECE OF LEGISLATION PASSED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. We sent these people to Washington to Represent US not to destroy our Country. They have wasted MILLIONS of our Tax dollars on these FRAUDULENT clams and now they are up to it again.
We need to Write and Email our Representatives
We DEMAND the immediate resignation and removal of Nancy Pelosi, Adam Shidff and Jerry Nadler for all their crimes against the Constitution, America and her citizens!
The Democrats and Liberals are not going to do anything for the good of this great Nation. They need to leave the Government jobs and stop wasting our time and money
Go ahead, sons-of-bitches, DO IT!
BRING IT ON! WE ‘LL SHOW YOU YOU WHAT DUMBASSES YOU ARE FOR A SECOND TIME!
YOU BUNCH OF STUPID DEMOCRAT ASSHOLES….
You have to wonder what the other countries think of our dumb ass Democrats. Civil war.
Dim0cRATS are so FOS