Showing posts with label William Barr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Barr. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Eric Holder: William Barr is unfit to be the US Attorney General

In a Washington Post op-ed, former US Attorney General Eric Holder took current US attorney, William Barr, to task for not only being partisan but unfit to hold the office itself.

Read excerpts of the piece below:

As a former U.S. attorney general, I am reluctant to publicly criticize my successors. I respect the office and understand just how tough the job can be.

But recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate for America’s chief law enforcement official that they demand a response from someone who held the same office.

...Virtually since the moment he took office, though, Barr’s words and actions have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution. Which is why I now fear that his conduct — running political interference for an increasingly lawless president — will wreak lasting damage.

The American people deserve an attorney general who serves their interests, leads the Justice Department with integrity and can be entrusted to pursue the facts and the law, even — and especially — when they are politically inconvenient and inconsistent with the personal interests of the president who appointed him. William Barr has proved he is incapable of serving as such an attorney general. He is unfit to lead the Justice Department.

Read the entire op-ed here:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Eric Garner's family responds to Justice Department decision to not charge cop who killed Garner

Eric Garner's daughter and mother react to the not so surprising news that the William Barr led Justice Department will not be bringing federal charges against a New York Police Department officer accused of fatally choking her dad in 2014.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Eric Holder: AG Barr not fit to run USDOJ

Former United States Attorney General, Eric Holder took to twitter to give reasons why current Attorney General William Barr is not fit to run the United States Justice Department.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Senator Booker Questions AG Barr in Judiciary Committee

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., told Attorney General William Barr that he feared Barr's response to special counsel Robert Mueller's report and his characterization of President Donald Trump's actions normalizes a "deep litany of lies and deceit and misconduct," as well as foreign election interference. Booker also questioned Barr on some of the report's findings about the Trump campaign's links to Russia, and said the attorney general's unwillingness to criticize the Trump administration calls his credibility into question.