Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared on CNN that Attorney General William Barr should step down or be impeached in light of the Justice Department’s decision to backtrack on the harsh sentence recommendation for Roger Stone following a tweet by President Trump.
Warren told Anderson Cooper that the president exercised “inappropriate influence” and is guilty of bringing the country into “authoritarianism”:
I have to say, I know everybody wants to talk about the horse race, but the thing that is really getting to me right now is what’s going on over at the Justice Department. The whole notion that we have people in our Justice Department resigning because Donald Trump’s inappropriate influence and the attorney general overturning a sentencing of Donald Trump’s cronies. You know, right in front of our eyes, we are watching a descent into authoritarianism. And this just seems like a moment to me everybody should be speaking up.
The 2020 presidential candidate added, “Understand we should all be calling for the Attorney general to resign. What Barr has done should mean that we are demanding a resignation, and if that guy won’t resign, then the House should start impeachment proceedings against him.”
President Trump has taken heat from his detractors after four federal prosecutors handling the case of Trump ally Roger Stone resigned in protest over Barr’s intervention to have the Justice Department recommend Judge Amy Berman Jackson impose a lighter sentence than the 87 to 108 months the prosecution originally sought.
Upon hearing the original desired sentence of seven to nine years for the 67-year-old Republican strategist, President Trump called the news “a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”
Later, the DOJ top brass submitted an amended filing in which they asserted that the original sentence recommendation was not appropriate for Stone’s alleged crimes, which include witness tampering and lying to Congress:
The prior filing submitted by the United States on February 10, 2020.… While it remains the position of the United States that a sentence of incarceration is warranted here, the government respectfully submits that the range of 87 to 108 months presented as the applicable advisory Guidelines range would not be appropriate or serve the interests of justice in this case.
The president later praised the change in direction, writing, “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!”
The pushback from Democrats, which has encompassed calls for an investigation into the “political interference,” mirrors the outrage that led to the recently concluded impeachment.
“By tweet [the president] engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone. It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation. Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of the DOJ should be investigated,” tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Representative Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his panel will “get to the bottom of this.”
Curiously, such comments from Democrats were lacking back when Barack Obama similarly “interfered” in legal processes.
As Breitbart notes:
In 2015, President Obama told CBS news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured private email server for her official communications may have been a “mistake,” but added: “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”
The New York Times reported that FBI officials: “saw an instance of the president trying to influence the outcome of a continuing investigation — and not for the first time.” The officials recalled Obama’s comments in 2012 defending then-CIA director David Petraeus, who was under investigation for sharing classified information with a journalist with whom he was having an affair.
And, of course, who can forget Obama’s divisive comments about the Trayvon Martin case? Obama expressed his opinion that Martin, a black youth, was murdered in cold blood, stirring racial tensions throughout the country. Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, maintained that he acted in self-defense and was ultimately acquitted.
It appears that Democrats, disappointed with the failure of Robert Mueller’s “Russian collusion” investigation and now the impeachment, are in need of a new crisis to investigate the Trump administration over.
They didn’t even bother to wait until after the election.
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