New Calls For Attorney General Barr To Resign | NBC Nightly NewsFeb 18, 2020
The pressure is mounting tonight on Attorney General Bill Barr amid allegations of political interference by the Justice Department. In an open letter signed by more than 2,000 former Justice Department officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations, they are calling on Barr to
resign, arguing that each of us strongly condemns the president. Trump and Attorney General Prohibit Interference in the Fair Administration of Justice The controversy began after the fallout from the Roger Stone case the president's longtime friend was found guilty of lying and witness tampering the
generaloverruled career prosecutors several of both of whom dropped the case in protest after the bar was lowered The recommended prison sentence for Stone being moved came just hours after President Trump tweeted that Stone's sentence was horrible and unfair tonight.
John Flannery, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, spoke to NBC News accusing Barr of working on behalf of the president. he may not
resign, but he should wear a red mark for the rest of his life for what he has done to this nation and the notion of the rule of law. The
generaldenied that he was coordinating with the White House, instead criticizing the president's tweets. about the DOJ cases in a recent interview public statements and tweets about the department make it impossible for me to do my job over the weekend the white house insists the president didn't interfere the president didn't do what he said he didn't he had done he did but Barr said he hasn't he hasn't but now Democratic presidential candidates including Joe Biden are joining the chorus calling on the Attorney General to be absolutely positive and tonight the former security adviser National John Bolton is making his first public comment Six excerpts from his forthcoming book have been leaked in which he allegedly says the president linked aid to Ukraine to the Biden investigation.
Bolton said he hopes his book is published and not suppressed by the White House, which is currently reviewing its content NBC News fans, thanks for watching our YouTube channel, please subscribe by clicking that button here and click any of the videos here for the latest interviews, show highlights and digital exclusives, thanks for watching.
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