Over 1,100 Ex DOJ Officials Call Barr Resign For Doing Trump's 'Bidding'
Former officials condemned department’s decision to intervene on Roger Stone's case
More than 1,100 former DOJ prosecutors and officials have signed a letter calling for the resignation of Attorney General Barr while condemning the department’s decision to intervene on Roger Stone's sentencing last week.
The letter reads:
"Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice."
On Tuesday, the DOJ announced it would seek to lower Stone's sentence of up to nine years in prison.
The letter accuses Barr of doing Trump’s "personal bidding" by intervening in the case.
"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 says.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week accused Trump of engaging in “political interference" in the sentencing of Roger Stone.
Pelosi called for an investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) after their decision to withdraw from the case.
“By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone,” Pelosi wrote.
“It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation."
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"Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”
Trump later sent a tweet blasting the prosecutors.
“Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9-year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?”
In November last year, Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and intimidating a witness.
Stone 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.
The jury found that Stone misrepresented and concealed his 2016 effort at colluding with Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange to obtain dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton.