Warren Calls on Barr to Resign After Prosecutors Quit in Roger Stone’s Case

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Attorney General William Barr to resign on Wednesday, just a day after controversy erupted over the sentencing of former Trump advisor Roger Stone.

This is not the first time Warren has called on Barr to resign, either. She made similar calls for him to step down over how he handled the release of Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s election interference in 2016.

Now, though, Warren is calling on Barr to resign after four federal prosecutors withdrew from a case against Stone when the Justice Department abruptly changed its sentencing request for the Trump ally. After news reports broke that federal prosecutors suggested a seven to nine-year sentence for Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering, Trump sent out a tweet criticizing the sentencing.

Not long after, the Justice Department withdrew its recommendation and put forward a lighter sentencing guideline. Many interpreted the move as Trump stepping across the sacred boundary between the president and his Justice Department. The four prosecutors on the case withdrew and criticism immediately mounted.

“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless Attorney General,” Warren said on Twitter. “Barr should resign or face impeachment. And Congress should use spending power to defund the AG’s authority to interfere with anything that affects Trump, his friends, or his elections.”

A DOJ spokesperson denied that it consulted with the White House and said the decision to change the sentencing guidelines was not made due to President Donald Trump’s tweet but was already under consideration Monday night. Trump later congratulated Barr on Twitter, saying he was “taking charge of a case that was totally out of control” and “should not have even be brought.”

Warren posted a lengthy Twitter thread in her call for Barr to step down, imploring voters that “we are not powerless” to fight back.

She also tied her calls into her current bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

“I am the only candidate to propose an independent DOJ task force to investigate crimes by Trump administration officials,” she said. “Every Democratic candidate must commit to it—so Trump officials know they will be held accountable by career prosecutors once he is out of office.”

Even some Republicans joined in on the criticism. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told reporters that she “didn’t like this chain of events.”

Given the strong support Barr has from the president, it’s unlikely he would step down. But ultimately, the sentencing of Stone will come at the discretion of the judge in the case — Amy Berman Jackson. She’s expected to question the remaining DOJ lawyer about why the sentencing guidelines were changed and she will ultimately decide how long, or if, Stone will go to prison.

Responses

  1. I call on ALL facists, communists, demonrats and totalitarians (all one in the same) to resign. That would be a huge uptick for freedom.

  2. Of course she does. But does she, as a lawyer, even look at the political persecution that happened to Stone? Nope. Does she look at what the typical sentence is? Nope. Does she care? Nope. Does she care that all the leftie liars (Comey, Brennan, Clapper, McCabe) have even yet to be charged for the same thing? Nope. Does she care about real justice? Nope. The left is all about ‘if Trump likes/dislikes it they take the opposite direction (this includes RINOs).

  3. This is how democracies die.

    “I’ve never seen so many prosecutors, including those who aren’t political or those who haven’t been following this situation closely, go to red alert so quickly,” said Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. attorney in the Obama administration. “The reason is this: If a president can meddle in a criminal case to help a friend, then there’s nothing that keeps him from meddling to harm someone he thinks is his enemy. That means that a president is fully above the law in the most dangerous kind of way. This is how democracies die.” WP

  4. BS Lyin’ Liz. Guess who the DOJ answers to? Hint: it’s part of the executive branch. As an *ahem* law professor YOU should know that.

    The four prosecutors were guilty of prosecutorial misconduct, including recommending a sentence OUTSIDE of the DoJ chain-of-command, and are themselves now subject to charges.

    Kravis, the guy who left the DOJ entirely has a heinous history of misconduct. No surprise as he was a lawyer originally working for Obozo’s admin. He in particular is being eyed by Barr for prosecutable violations.

  5. The left has lost their one collective brain cell. If people know nothing about the admin of Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. they will think the claims made by these unhinged leftists are valid. Don’t be part of the hive mind. Learn. (Eric Holder = Wingman is one for you to look up).

  6. Senator Warren who? Fauxcahontas? Why would the lying Indian princess feel herself worthy of judging what she perceived as a lie?

    As I’ve said for years, liberals have an amazing lack of self awareness!!

    Who the Eff is she?

  7. Question: will Lizzie and the Dims question DoJ decisions once the prosecutions of corrupt liars like Brennan, Comey, McCabe, Ohr, etc. start rolling in ? You bet they will.

  8. Interesting that a habitual liar like Lizzie is now accusing an experienced and respected attorney like Barr. Especially now that voters have determined what a liar and fantasist she is.

    Sure she won’t raise taxes to buy free healthcare for illegal immigrants. Just like she’s 1/1024th South American native, her kids did not go to private school, and she quit her school job instead of being fired for being pregnant.

    Trump should issue a spate of

  9. Warren is sinking like a boulder. This was just another lame excuse to hop into the spotlight. Barr out classes her and is far superior on the subject of law. Go back to the reservation and sulk.