President Trump and Attorney General Barr under fire

Trump and Barr are accused by more than 1,100 department of Justice officials of interfering in “the fair administration of justice.”
2:29 | 02/17/20

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Next, new turmoil for the department of justice after attorney general William Barr overruling prosecutors in the case of Michael Flynn. Tonight, more than 1,100 former department of justice officials are accusing him and president trump of interfering with the fair administration of justice. Here's Kyra Phillips. Reporter: President trump in Florida today revving up the crowd as grand marshal of the daytona 500. Taking a lap in his limo, the beast, before thousands of NASCAR superfans. But tonight the president and his attorney general are under attack by more than 1,000 former department of justice officials. Accusing them of interfering in "The fair administration of justice." Calling for William Barr to resign, saying it's "Outrageous" the way he interfered in the case of convicted trump ally Roger stone. But in an exclusive interview with ABC news, Barr told Pierre Thomas he did not coordinate with the white house in the stone case. So just to be clear here, did you talk to the president at all about your decision regarding the recommendations? The recommendations on this case? Never. Anybody from the white house call you to try to influence you? No, nope. I have not discussed the Roger stone case at the white house. At all? At all. Reporter: The president called the department's sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years a "Miscarriage of justice." It was thrown out, prompting all four prosecutors on the case to resign. The former doj employees and federal prosecutors accuse Barr of flouting principles based on an "Evenhanded administration of justice," saying that the stone case was just the latest example. Adding, "A person should not be given special treatment in a criminal prosecution because they are a close political ally of the president." Kyra joins us live from west palm beach, Florida, where the president spent the weekend. Many of the former department of justice officials have been critical of the administration in the past? Reporter: You're absolutely right, Tom. They served under democratic and Republican presidents, and many of them have called on Barr to resign in the past. Roger stone is set to be sentenced Thursday. Kyra, thank you.

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