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Over 1,250 ex-DOJ officials ask IG to investigate AG Barr in clearing protesters –
We should not let DOJ fatigue stop us from caring about the rule of law!

Credit: Ann Telnaes, WaPo

“Over 1,200 ex-DOJ officials call for probe into Barr’s role in clearing protesters”

“More than 1,250 former Department of Justice employees have signed a letter asking the department’s inspector general to investigate Attorney General Bill Barr’s role in police forcibly removing a group of mostly peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square last week.

Why it matters: Barr has acknowledged that he gave the order to extend the security perimeter around the White House, but has denied giving the tactical command to officers. He also claims there was “no correlation” between the decision and President Trump’s subsequent visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op, and has accused the media of lying about the protesters being peaceful.

What they’re saying: ‘While the full scope of the Attorney General’s role is not yet clear, he has admitted that he was present in front of the White House before law enforcement personnel took action to disperse the crowd,’ the former DOJ officials wrote.”

By Fadel Allassan, Axios. Read more

“Trump, Barr insider put in charge of DOJ criminal division”

“Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Ali Velshi about Brian Rabbitt, a former Trump White House lawyer and chief of staff to William Barr, who will be the new head of the DOJ’s criminal division,” by MSNBC. Read more

Posted by Steve on June 11, 2020 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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