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More than 2,000 former employees of the Ministry of Justice sign a letter demanding that Bill Barr resigns

More than 2,000 former Ministry of Justice employees sign a letter demanding that Bill Barr resigns as Advocate General for handling the Roger Stone case

  • On Sunday, 2,003 former DOJ employees issued a public letter that they all signed and urged Attorney General Bill Barr to resign from the Department of Justice
  • They specifically note the recent handling of the Roger Stone case when Barr urged prosecutors to recommend a lower sentence for Stone
  • “Each of us strongly condemns the interference of President Trump and Attorney General Barr in fair justice,” the letter reads
  • DOJ prosecutors advised that the president’s old friend was sentenced to nine years in prison for lying to Congress and obstruction of justice
  • Trump went on a Twitter catastrophe bashen the decision, and Barr said that this had no impact on his decision
  • He did, however, admit that Trump’s tweets are getting in the way
  • “I am not being bullied or influenced by anyone,” Barr said in an interview with ABC News. “I’m going to do what I think is right”
  • “And you know,” he added, “I can’t do my job here in the department with a constant background commentary that undermines me”

More than 2,000 former prosecutors at the Ministry of Justice have signed a petition calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign for “political interference” in matters related to President Trump.

In a public letter2,003 DOJ alumni said the Attorney General had to resign due to his handling of the case with Roger Stone, an old friend of Donald Trump.

“Each of us strongly condemns President Trump and Attorney General Barr’s interference in fair justice,” the letter reads, and welcomes other former employees to sign with.

The dissatisfied former employees also urged current department employees to report the unethical behavior they witnessed.

The letter is the latest in a confidence crisis at DOJ after prosecutors had recommended that Stone be sentenced to nine years in prison.

On Sunday, 2000 former DOJ employees issued a public letter that they all signed and urged Attorney General Bill Barr to resign from the Justice Department

They specifically note the recent handling of the Roger Stone case when Barr urged prosecutors to recommend a lesser sentence for the president’s old friend

DOJ prosecutors advised that Stone was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for lying to Congress and obstruction of justice

But Trump tweeted that he “would not allow this judicial error!”

Stone was convicted of tampering with witnesses and lying to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, when he was an informal Trump adviser.

Democrats accuse it of being part of a “cover” to protect Trump.

After Barr and other DOJ leaders intervened and insisted on a lesser punishment, four prosecutors stopped the case.

And some criticized Barr for not intervening until the president had publicly canceled the recommendation.

After Barr insisted on reconsideration, the DOJ submitted an updated memo suggesting that Stone should receive less jail time.

Trump complained about the decision on Twitter, but Barr says his decision was not influenced by the president – and even admitted that frequent tweeting makes it harder for him to do his job.

“I am not being bullied or influenced by anyone … whether it is the congress, a newspaper editor or the president,” Barr said in an interview with ABC News.

Trump went on a Twitter catastrophe bashen the decision, and Barr said that this had no impact on his decision, but admitted that Trump’s tweeting prevented him from doing his job

“I’m going to do what I think is right. And you know, “he added,” I can’t do my job here in the department with a constant background commentary that undermines me. “

White House Secretary, Stephanie Grishman, said that Trump did not take the interviews to heart.

“The president was not bothered by the comments at all and he has the right, like any other American citizen, to make his opinion public,” Grisham told Fox on Thursday.

Those who signed the letter calling for Barr to resign were collected by Protect Democracy, a group critical of Barr’s leadership at DOJ – and in particular about Robert Mueller’s special investigation by Russia.

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