Ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr to resign

Attorney General William Barr is facing new criticism for intervening in the case of President Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone.
1:17 | 02/17/20

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To Washington now where attorney general William Barr is facing new criticism for interveing in the case of president trump's long-time confidant, Roger stone. More than 1,100 justice prosecutors and officials are now publicly calling for his resignation. Cecilia Vega has the details for good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Good morning to you. These are folks who worked in both democratic and Republican administrations now calling on bill Barr to resign. This is part of that growing fallout. Of course, after the justice department overruled prosecutors' seven to nine-year sentencing recommendation for stone. That reversal happened after, of course, the president blasted the original recommendation publicly. Now these 1,100 names signed this letter including the former deputy attorney general under president George Bush, about 50 former U.S. Attorneys. They're now calling on justice department employees to report abuses of political interference, and resign if they see them. Take aing loo what the they said. They said, quote, it is unheard of for the department's top leaders to overrule line prosecutors who are following established policies in order to give preferential treatment. They say it's a grave threat to the fair administration of justice. So far, robin, no comment from the justice department, but meantime, stone is yet to be sentenced on Thursday.

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