Warren Calls for Impeachment of AG Barr

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 3:30 PM
Warren Calls for Impeachment of AG Barr

Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), whose campaign is flatlining, is calling for an impeachment comeback. Just a week after President Trump was acquitted by the Senate, Sen. Warren is calling for the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Warren's call is in response to AG Barr's interference in the prosecution of former Trump advisor Roger Stone. The Department of Justice, under Barr's leadership, indicated that Stone's lengthy sentence was too harsh a punishment for the crimes committed.

The DOJ ultimately recommended a shorter sentence for Stone; the prosecution recommended seven to nine years behind bars. AG Barr's involvement has received criticism, with many Democrats calling the DOJ's interference in the ruling "corrupt." Sen. Warren doubled-down on those criticisms and called for AG Barr to resign willfully, and if he elected not to, for the House to launch impeachment:

Attorney General Barr is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31.