Former Department Of Justice Staffers Call On Bill Barr To Resign

Headline Roundup February 17th, 2020

More than 1,100 former Department of Justice employees signed a letter calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.

The letter claims that Barr's handling of the Roger Stone case "openly and repeatedly flouted" the principle of equal justice under the rule of law. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.

Former Department Of Justice Staffers Call On Bill Barr To Resign

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Justice Department, resignation, former DOJ staffers, Roger Stone, equal justice

More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials at the Department of Justice called on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign Sunday after he intervened in the case of Roger Stone to reduce the recommended sentence of President Trump’s longtime friend and quasi-adviser. The former DOJ employees expressed outrage in an open letter at Barr’s intervention after Trump tweeted his disapproval of the nine-year sentence recommended by prosecutors in the case where Stone had been convicted of seven felonies. “Mr. Barr’s actions in doing the President’s personal bidding… and the damage...

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Justice Department, resignation, former DOJ staffers, Roger Stone, equal justice

More than 1,100 former Department of Justice officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign after his department lowered the prison sentence recommendation for Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Trump, in a move that's led to accusations of political interference.

In a letter released Sunday, the former DOJ officials, who have worked across Republican and Democratic administrations, wrote that Barr's intervention in the Stone case has tarnished the department's reputation.

"Such behavior is a grave threat to the fair administration of justice," the former officials wrote....

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From the Right
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Justice Department, resignation, former DOJ staffers, Roger Stone, equal justice

More than 1,100 former Department of Justice alumni signed a petition calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign. They take issue with the fact that he instructed the U.S. Attorney’s Office to reverse their recommendation for Roger Stone to serve between seven and nine years in prison. According to the petition, Barr did not uphold the department's principle of "apply[ing] the law equally to all Americans."

We, the undersigned, are alumni of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) who have collectively served both Republican and Democratic administrations. Each...

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