Transcript for Growing outrage directed at Attorney General William Barr
Growing anger directed at attorney general William Barr more than 2000 former Department of Justice officials have now publicly called for his resignation. This of course stemming from the DOJ's reversal on sentencing recommendations for a long time trump confidant Roger Stone your Phillips has more from the White House. Tonight more than 2000 former Justice Department prosecutors and officials. Are calling on attorney general William Barr to resign signing a letter saying they strongly condemn bar and president trump. For interference in the fair administration of justice they call bar's decision to overrule his own prosecutors. To recommend a lighter sentence for the president's friend Roger Stone. Unheard of and outrageous. Did you talk to the president at all about. Your decision regarding the recommendations to recommendations on that this case never. But Barr has also taken an interest in other cases involving people close to the president including ordering a review of the prosecution. Of Trump's first national security advisor Michael Flynn. In their letter those 2000 former DOJ employees were blunt. A person should not be given special treatment in a criminal prosecution. Because they are a close political ally of the president. Thank your Phillips joins me now cure how significant is it for these former DOJ officials to call for bars resignation. Are these regular critics of the administration or is this out of character. That's a good question Diane these former employees served under both democratic and Republican presidents. And many of them have called on bar to resign in the past now as for Roger Stone. He set to be sentenced on Thursday and was the White House saying about bars future and his relationship with the president. Yet make no mistake president trump was not happy with attorney general Barr saying that trucks tweeting makes it impossible for him to do his job but as senior advisor to the president. Says his confidence in bar remains steadfast and that he still thinks Bart is the best man for the job. Trump Anbar remain on the same page this source tells me. In the belief that the DOJ needs to be cleaned up.
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