Warren Calls for AG Barr to Be Impeached if He Refuses to Resign
Democratic Presidential candidate blamed Trump's 'inappropriate influence'
White House hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Attorney General William Barr to resign or face being impeached over the recent decision by the Justice Department to reverse Roger Stone’s sentence.
The lengthy prison sentence for Stone was overruled earlier this week, igniting backlash from Democrats like Hillary Clinton and the left.
Warren blamed President Donald Trump's "inappropriate influence" and the attorney general for Stone escaping the sentence.
“I have to say I know everybody wants to talk about the horse race, but the thing that is really getting to me right now is what’s going on over at the Justice Department," Warren said.
"The whole notion that we have people in our Justice Department resigning because Donald Trump’s inappropriate influence and the attorney general overturning sentencing of Donald Trump’s cronies," the presidential candidate added.
"You know, right in front of our eyes, we are watching a descent into authoritarianism," she added.
"And this just seems like a moment to me everybody should be speaking up.”
“Understand we should all be calling for the Attorney general to resign. What Barr has done should mean that we are demanding a resignation, and if that guy won’t resign, then the House should start impeachment proceedings against him.”
Last year, the jury found that Stone misrepresented and concealed his 2016 effort at colluding with Wikileaks to obtain dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton.
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and intimidating a witness in November.
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The Republican was found guilty on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee, as well as a further two more charges of obstructing a congressional investigation and intimidating a witness following a two-week trial.
Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) revealed Barr has "created a process" to vet information regarding allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.
Graham said Sunday that AG Barr is currently vetting any info provided to the Justice Department by Rudy Giuliani regarding Hunter Biden and possible corrupt dealings in Ukraine.
Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," Sen. Graham said the Justice Department has not been ordered to investigate the Bidens but is vetting all intelligence about Ukraine.
"The Department of Justice is receiving information coming out of the Ukraine from Rudy to see," Graham said, revealing that he spoke with Barr before his interview.