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Politics Jerry Nadler says Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached but it would be a 'waste of time'

18:07  21 june  2020
18:07  21 june  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Prosecutor in Roger Stone Case Will Testify About Barr’s Intervention

  Prosecutor in Roger Stone Case Will Testify About Barr’s Intervention Two Justice Department officials have agreed to testify under subpoena before the House Judiciary Committee next week about politicization under Attorney General William P. Barr, setting up a likely fight with the department about what they will be permitted to say. House Democrats issued subpoenas on Tuesday to the two officials, including Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, one of the career prosecutors who quit a case against President Trump’s friend Roger J. Stone Jr. after Mr. Barr and other senior officials decided to intervene to reverse their recommendation that Mr. Stone be sentenced in accord with standard guidelines and instead requested leniency.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor investigating President Donald Trump's lawyer but the effort would be a " waste of time ," a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Jerrold Nadler , the House Judiciary

Barr MUST be impeached and Trump removed. “America is right to expect the worst of Bill Barr , who has repeatedly interfered in criminal investigations on Trump’s behalf,” Representative Jerry Nadler (D-New York), the chairman of the committee, tweeted.

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that he believes Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached, but that pursuing it would be a "waste of time" because of the Republican-controlled Senate.

Nadler, a New York Democrat, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that House Democrats would instead work to withhold $50 million from the Department of Justice in an effort to punish Barr.

"I don't think calls for his impeachment are premature any more than calls for the President's impeachment were premature, but they are a waste of time at this point," Nadler told Tapper of Barr, whom he criticized for removing Geoffrey Berman as the US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Nadler: House Judiciary Committee will open investigation into Berman firing

  Nadler: House Judiciary Committee will open investigation into Berman firing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced Saturday that the committee will immediately open an investigation into the Trump administration's decision to fire Manhattan U.S. attorney Geoff Berman. © Greg Nash Nadler: House Judiciary Committee will open investigation into Berman firing "The House Judiciary Committee will immediately open an investigation into this incident, as part of our broader investigation into Barr's unacceptable politicization of the Department of Justice," Nadler said in a statement.

Attorney General William Barr 's apparent loyalty to the president, some argue, is counter to the intended role of the attorney general and should be disqualifying. Several prominent Democrats have called on Barr to resign. If he refuses, their only other option to remove him is impeachment .

Jerry Nadler looks on as Attorney General William Barr fails to arrive for testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington on Thursday. William Barr ’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday was a sad affair. The attorney general proved himself willing to

"We've seen a pattern of...Barr corruptly impeding all these investigations, so this is just more of the same," Nadler said, noting Berman's office was looking into several cases involving associates of President Donald Trump.

Nadler called the Republican Senate "corrupt" over its decision earlier this year to acquit Trump on on two articles of impeachment, and he stressed there was nothing to be gained from pursuing Barr's impeachment because it would likely end in the same not guilty vote.

"We're instead going to do what we have to do without that, and including barring $50 million from his own personal budget," Nadler said.

Nadler's committee has invited Berman to testify before it, and told Tapper that he is confident the former US attorney will do so, though he wouldn't say when that may happen.

President Trump tries to cover his tracks by attacking the rule of law .
The leaders in the executive branch have harmed the nation.Trump dismissed five inspectors general, all of whom were either critical of the administration or doing their duties to actively investigate alleged misconduct. His former national security adviser John Bolton has clearly accused the president of seeking some assistance from China to win the election. But with the collective outrage rendered numb from countless scandals and the mounting national crises, his relentless obstruction of justice and several efforts to undermine democracy barely register.

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