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George H.W. Bush deputy attorney general says ex-colleague Barr is creating a 'banana republic'

More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials, current federal prosecutors, and federal judges are urgently concerned about Attorney General William Barr's evident politicization of the Justice Department. Even "Trump voters" should be afraid of "Bill Barr's America," a "banana republic where all are subject to the whims of a dictatorial president and his henchmen," Donald Ayer, a former colleague of Barr's and deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, wrote in ...
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Trump calls for Roger Stone's conviction to be thrown out

President condemns ‘fraudulent investigation’ and falsely claims that he is the country’s chief law enforcement officerDonald Trump has called for his longtime ally Roger Stone’s recent conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress to be thrown out.Trump’s barrage of Tuesday morning tweets comes days after his own attorney general, William Barr, sparked a furore over his apparent intervention in the case. Continue reading...
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Trump says he has 'total confidence' in Barr

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has "total confidence" in Attorney General William Barr despite a swirl of controversies in the past week that have led to questions about the department's impartiality and widespread calls for Barr to step down.
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Roger Stone judge ignores Trump's taunts, leaves sentencing scheduled for Thursday

Roger Stone will be sentenced on Thursday and President Trump can do nothing about it.That's the message U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who's overseeing the criminal case against Trump's longtime adviser, sent Tuesday when she confirmed the date of Stone's sentencing hearing. Despite receiving threats from Trump to delay the sentencing for a second time, that "would not be a prudent thing to do under all the circumstances," Jackson said.Uproar surrounding Stone'...
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Obama reportedly expects he'll have to play a 'prominent role' in uniting Democrats this summer

Expect former President Barack Obama's radio silence on the 2020 Democratic primary to continue in the coming months. After all, he's reportedly got a very specific reason for staying out of it.Obama has intentionally remained on the sidelines throughout the primary so far, not throwing his support behind any candidate, including former Vice President Joe Biden. This, New York Magazine reports, is part of a "choreographed strategy" on the part of Obama, who is "increasingly sure he will ...
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Group of more than 1,000 judges calls emergency meeting amid Trump concerns

Judges will meet to address alarm over the president intervening in politically sensitive casesA national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting to address growing concerns about the intervention of Donald Trump and justice department officials in politically sensitive cases, according to US media reports.Cynthia Rufe, a Philadelphia US district judge who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, which has more than 1,100 members, told USA Today the group “could no...
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Despite Warning From Barr, Trump Tweets That Roger Stone’s Conviction ‘Should Be Thrown Out’

(WASHINGTON) — Hours before a court session regarding his longtime ally Roger Stone, President Donald Trump is tweeting that Stone’s recent conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress “should be thrown out.” The barrage of Tuesday morning tweets comes days after Trump earned a public rebuke from his own attorney general, William Barr, who had said the president’s tweets were “making it impossible” for Barr to do his job. Trump tweeted Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano’s comm...
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William Barr is not the problem

I don't know if Attorney General William Barr will bow to a new pressure campaign to get him to resign. But I do know that whether he leaves office or whether he stays, it doesn't matter: As long as Donald Trump remains president, the Department of Justice will be compromised.The fish rots from the head, after all.The effort to force Barr's resignation has picked up a great deal of steam in the aftermath of Trump's successful push to get federal prosecutors to reduce their senten...
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Trump praises embattled Attorney General William Barr, says 'I do make his job harder'

"I do make his job harder," Trump said of Barr."He's a very straight shooter. We have a great attorney general and he's working very hard."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Federal judges association holding emergency meeting over DOJ interference in Stone case

The Federal Judges Association will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss concerns members have over President Trump and top Justice Department officials intervening in the case of longtime Trump friend and adviser Roger Stone.The association has more than 1,000 members, and says it supports a "fair, impartial, and independent judiciary." The group's president, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, told USA Today that members decided they "could not wait" until the organization's s...
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Bolton Warns of Possible ‘Censorship’ of His White House Memoir

(Bloomberg) -- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton raised alarm the Trump administration could block his memoir that describes his interaction with the president over Ukraine.“I hope it’s not suppressed,” Bolton said Monday in a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “This is an effort to write history, and I did it the best I can. We’ll have to see what comes out of the censorship.”Bolton added later: “I say things in the manuscript about what he said to me,” referring to T...
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Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Former Federal Prosecutors Urge Attorney General Barr To Resign

More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials have signed an open letter to Attorney General William Barr calling on him to resign.
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Trump 'complicated things' by praising attorney general after Roger Stone sentence, president's lawyer says

A member of Donald Trump's impeachment defence team has criticised the president, saying his support for attorney general William Barr's move to reduce a sentencing recommendation for his friend "complicated things.""I do think that the attorney general ... did send a strong message that when you have sensitive matters like a sentencing before a court where someone's liberty is at stake, it's important that the executive branch speak with one voice," Robert Ray said during a Sund...
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Democrats Plan to Highlight Health Care and Jobs Over Investigating Trump

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats, recovering from their failed push to remove President Donald Trump from office, are making a sharp pivot to talking about health care and economic issues, turning away from their investigations of the president as they focus on preserving their majority.Top Democrats said that oversight of the president will continue, and they plan in particular to press Attorney General William Barr over what they said are Trump's efforts to compromise the independence of the ...
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Over 1,000 Ex-DOJ Officials Call on AG Barr to Resign following Roger Stone Sentencing

More than 1,100 former Justice Department officials signed a letter released on Sunday urging Attorney General William Barr to resign in the wake of Barr's intervention in the sentencing of political operative Roger Stone."In this nation, we are all equal before the law. A person should not be given special treatment in a criminal prosecution because they are a close political ally of the President," the letter reads. "Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish thei...
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William Barr: More than 1,000 former justice officials demand attorney general step down over Roger Stone controversy

Contending his "unheard of" move regarding Roger Stone, Donald Trump's convicted friend, over 1,000 former Justice Department employees called for Attorney General William Barr to resign because his actions resemble those of "autocracies."The group of former Justice officials were referring to Mr Barr stepping in to overrule prosecutors who decided to suggest a federal judge hand Mr Stone a nine-year sentence for lying to Congress and obstructing a federal investigation. That came after Mr T...
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Former DOJ officials call on Attorney General William Barr to resign

More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Trump.
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More than 1,100 former DOJ officials accuse Trump of behaving like autocrat over Roger Stone sentencing

More than 1,100 former employees of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have called on Attorney General William Barr to step down over his handling of the sentencing of Donald Trump ally Roger Stone.The decision to reduce the prison sentence faced by the self-described “dirty trickster” led to four DOJ prosecutors resigning from the case – amid fears the department was being unduly influenced by the Oval Office to offer preferential treatment for Mr Trump’s close confidant.
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George Conway Says William Barr’s Rebuke Of Trump Had A Hidden Message

Kellyanne Conway's husband interprets the attorney general's criticism as more of a masked warning.
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George Conway Thinks William Barr’s Rebuke Of Trump Had A Hidden Message

Kellyanne Conway's husband interprets the attorney general's criticism as more of a masked warning.
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Justice Department Alumni Call For Barr To Step Down

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Julie Zebrak, who spent nearly two decades working for the Department of Justice, on her decision to sign a letter demanding Attorney General William Barr's resignation.
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1,100 Former DOJ Employees Call On Barr To Resign After Intervening In Stone Case

William Barr's Justice 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. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
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William Barr must quit over Trump-Stone scandal – former justice officials

More than 1,000 public servants decry presidential interferenceAide Conway claims justice system rigged against TrumpRobert Reich: assaulting justice, Trump has out-Nixoned NixonMore than 1,000 former US justice department officials, including some of the top government lawyers in the country, have called on attorney general William Barr to resign in the wake of the Roger Stone scandal. Related: William Barr: how the attorney general became Trump's enabler-in-chief Continue reading...
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If William Barr Truly Believed in Rule of Law, He Would Resign

“Nothing could be more destructive of our system of government, of the rule of law, or Department of Justice as an institution, than any toleration of political interference with the enforcement of the law.” Those were William Barr’s words at both his 1991 and 2019 confirmation hearings, the words of someone who claimed to respect the Justice Department and its mission. Barr’s commitment at his most recent confirmation hearing, reaffirming that an Attorney General must prevent political inf...
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Former DOJ officials call on Attorney General Barr to resign

More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump. The former officials, who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, criticized Barr, the country's top law enforcement officer, for overruling his own prosecutors in a case that has prompted accusations that the Trump administration is weakening the rule of law. On Tuesday, the Ju...
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Over 1,100 Former Justice Department Officials Call for Attorney General Barr’s Resignation

More than 1,100 former Justice Department officials have called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr in an open letter published Sunday. It comes after Justice Department leadership said it would lower the amount of prison time it would seek for Trump ally Roger Stone, reversing the initial sentencing recommendation brought by DOJ prosecutors. This prompted the four DOJ lawyers who prosecuted Stone to quit the case. The open letter, signed by former DOJ employees who served ...
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Over 1,100 former Justice Department officials call for William Barr's resignation after his handling of Roger Stone's sentencing

"Mr. Barr's actions in doing the President's personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words," the former DOJ officials wrote.
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Fearful of Trump's Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

WASHINGTON -- In an email a few days ago to the 270 lawyers he oversees, Nicola T. Hanna, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, offered a message of reassurance: I am proud of the work you do, he wrote.Other U.S. attorneys in the Justice Department's far-flung 93 field offices relayed similar messages of encouragement after President Donald Trump's efforts to influence a politically fraught case provoked the kind of consternation the department has rarely seen since the Watergate era. "All I...
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Over 1000 former DOJ employees calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign

As this Politico piece details, "more than 1,100 former Justice Department employees have signed an online petition pressing Attorney General Bill Barr to resign and commending the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Roger Stone case."  In this context, I am tempted to make a sour joke that it would seem that AG Barr's eagerness to recommend a below-guideline sentence for a non-violent first offender finally  crossed a line in the sand in the eyes of all these former DOJ employees.  But, of c...
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