Warren Says AG William Barr Must ‘Resign or Face Impeachment’ for Intervening in Roger Stone Case

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / Flickr elizabeth warren listening...
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / Flickr

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called on Attorney General William Barr to resign for “abusing official power to protect political friends” after Barr overruled career federal prosecutors to reduce the recommended prison sentence for Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump.

“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless attorney general,” tweeted Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. “Barr should resign or face impeachment. And Congress should use spending power to defund the AG’s authority to interfere with anything that affects Trump, his friends, or his elections.”

“Trump and Barr’s conduct has no place in our democracy,” Warren added. “To end it, Congress must act—and the American people must hold them accountable in November.”

 

 

Stone was convicted last November on seven counts of witness tampering and lying to Congress during the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Federal prosecutors on Monday recommended that Stone receive a prison sentence of seven to nine years for his crimes. Early Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted his disapproval of the recommended sentence, calling it “horrible and very unfair.”

Just hours after Trump’s tweet, the Justice Department said it was “shocked” by the recommended sentence and announced plans to reduce it, leading all four prosecutors handling the Stone case to withdraw in protest. In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump applauded Barr for intervening.

“Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought,” Trump wrote.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government watchdog group that called for Barr to step down late Tuesday afternoon, tweeted Wednesday that “it’s both scary and telling to see him so openly pat the attorney general on the back for interfering in a prosecution on behalf of one of his associates.”

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6 Comments on "Warren Says AG William Barr Must ‘Resign or Face Impeachment’ for Intervening in Roger Stone Case"

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Sid Waxman
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Sid Waxman

“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless attorney general”

Elizabeth is right. We need to rid the DOJ of this evil Trump abettor. At the very least, we need to get the appropriate Bar Association to terminate his license to practice law.

Johnnie Z
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Johnnie Z

They all think they’re just unreachable where the law is concerned.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

Resignation and impeachment is to good for the tubby ewok. Disbarment and imprisonment would be more appropriate

John Johnson
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John Johnson

Oh yea the REPUBLICAN Senate is really going to do that! Are you for real. We just need to GET TRUMP OUT. Problem solved!

Independent
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Independent

We need to clean house’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Independent
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Independent

Another strong woman takes on donnie and barr.
It must make donnie very angry but Elizabeth can handle it.