Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Trump’s legal goon’ Bill Barr needs to be impeached before he corrupts the election: ex-FBI agent

Published

on

Attorney General William Barr appears to be obstructing justice, according to one legal expert, and must be investigated and possibly impeached.

The attorney general gave conflicting statements over the weekend about the ouster of Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and attorney and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa called for Barr’s removal in a new column for The Daily Beast.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Barr tried to bamboozle the country (and, apparently, bully Berman himself) into believing that Berman had resigned his post,” Rangappa wrote. “Berman’s day-long standoff with Barr, in which he refused to resign, included a public letter that was an S.O.S. to anyone paying attention, as he assured the public that the ‘office’s important cases would continue unimpeded’ — suggesting that Barr was attempting to obstruct justice by removing him, which Barr ultimately succeeded in doing.”

Barr has authority over any Justice Department investigation of his own conduct, and Rangappa argued that leaves only one option to determine why the attorney general removed Berman.

“That leaves just one last option: impeachment,” she wrote. “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has stated that pursuing impeachment against Barr would be a ‘waste of time’ because the Senate would never vote to remove him. That may be true. It may also seem pointless to begin impeachment with an election only five months away. But that approach misses the point, and the urgency.”

Rangappa said the attorney general’s actions seem intended to help Trump win re-election, and she said that makes an investigation and possible removal crucial.

“Barr has the potential to inflict more damage on the U.S. than even the president because he can use the levers of justice to stonewall investigations, bury evidence, and provide a veneer of legality to illegal acts,” she wrote. “Even if he isn’t ultimately removed, an impeachment hearing brings some measure of accountability to Barr, by making public the myriad ways he has subverted the administration of justice by acting as Trump’s legal goon.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“As Adam Schiff stated in his closing statement in the Senate’s impeachment trial for President Trump, ‘No constitution can protect us if right doesn’t matter anymore,'” Rangappa added. “Right matters. It’s time to impeach Bill Barr.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Here is the trick Trump’s chief of staff is using to try to identify officials who are not loyal enough

Published

on

President Donald Trump's fourth White House chief of staff has admitted to lying to the workforce he oversees in an attempt to catch White House whistleblowers, according to a new report.

"President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions," Axios reported Sunday.

"This hunt for leakers has put some White House staffers on edge, with multiple officials telling Axios that Meadows has been unusually vocal about his tactics," Axios explained. "So far, he's caught only one person, for a minor leak."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump ripped as a ‘traitor’ by veterans for his mask photo-op at Walter Reed Hospital

Published

on

The veteran advocacy organization Vote Vets on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for holding a photo-op at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

After a round of golf on Saturday, Trump traveled to the hospital to be photographed by the press pool wearing a mask, which was a first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vote Vets, which says it has raised over $120 million since being founded in 2006 and made over 50 million voter contacts, released a new video on Trump's visit.

The ad says it shows "what wounded warriors see when Trump comes for a photo-op."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump’s DHS ripped by senator for ‘acting like an occupying army’ after shooting peaceful protester in the head

Published

on

President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security were called out by a U.S. senator after federal officials allegedly shot a peaceful protester in the hed.

"Federal law enforcement shot and severely injured a protester Saturday night during demonstrations in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland, according to friends and family of the protester. Donavan LaBella, 26, was shot in the head by what friends and witnesses said was an impact munition," Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image