More than 1,100 ex-Justice Department employees signed a letter Sunday calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign following his handling of the case involving long-time Donald Trump ally Roger Stone. They also called upon current DOJ employees to report any suspicious conduct.
The letter comes after four prosecutors stepped down from the Stone case last week after Barr and other DOJ officials suggested Stone should receive a lesser sentence than the seven-to-nine years recommended by prosecutors.
Trump tweeted that sentence was much too harsh for Stone, who was convicted WILLIAM BARR: 1,100 Ex-Justice Employee Call for Him to Resignof lying to Congress and obstruction.
In the letter posted online, the DOJ alumni wrote, “Mr. Barr’s actions in doing the President’s personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words. 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 Washington Post)
- Barr and Trump claim that Trump did not interfere with the DOJ’s recommendation.
- These people are former DOJ employees. Who cares what they say?
- Stone did the crime. Now he must do the time.