More than 1,100 former Justice Department officials demand William Barr's ouster in scathing letter

“Each of us strongly condemns [Trump’s and Barr’s] interference in the fair administration of justice"

Published February 17, 2020 1:30PM (EST)

U.S. Attorney General William Barr (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


According to a report from the New York Times, over 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials have signed on to a letter calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to step down.

The report states the letter insists, "Each of us strongly condemns President Trump's and Attorney General Barr's interference in the fair administration of justice," adding those actions "require Mr. Barr to resign."

The Times notes that signers of the letter come from across the political spectrum, adding, "Protect Democracy, a nonprofit legal group, gathered the signatures from Justice Department alumni and said it would collect more."

Pointing out that the impetus for the letter is related to Barr's interference in the Roger Stone case that led to prosecutors who handled it resigning en masse, the Times also reports that the signees, "Also urged current government employees to report any signs of unethical behavior at the Justice Department to the agency's inspector general and to Congress.

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By Tom Boggioni

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