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Over 1,100 Justice Department Alumni Call For A.G. Bill Barr To Resign

The letter comes after Barr intervened in Roger Stone's case last week.
Posted at 3:37 PM, Feb 16, 2020

Over 1,100 Justice Department alumni are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign after he intervened in Roger Stone's case.

Last week, all four federal prosecutors in Stone's case withdrew from the proceedings after the Justice Department took issue with their sentencing recommendation. 

The DOJ argued in a new filing that the initial recommendation of seven to nine years in prison "could be considered excessive and unwarranted" and that Stone should receive "far less" prison time than prosecutors recommended, but that it would leave the decision up to the court. The longtime associate of President Donald Trump was convicted last year on charges including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing Congress' investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Advocacy group Protect Democracy shared the letter by former DOJ officials on Sunday. The letter condemned both Barr and President Donald Trump, saying, "Barr's actions in doing the President's personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words."

The ex-employees also pushed for current government workers to "report future abuses" to the DOJ's inspector general, the Office of Professional Responsibility, and Congress.

Contains footage from CNN