The problem with criminals who keep getting away with criminal behavior is that they keep amping up the kind of criminal behavior they are trying to get away with.
Courtesy of NYT:
Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter.
The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career prosecutors.
Mr. Barr has also installed a handful of outside prosecutors to broadly review the handling of other politically sensitive national-security cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the people said. The team includes at least one prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter, as well as prosecutors from the office of the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen.
Over the past two weeks, the outside prosecutors have begun grilling line prosecutors in the Washington office about various cases — some public, some not — including investigative steps, prosecutorial actions and why they took them, according to the people. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal deliberations.
This is right out in the open interference by the Justice Department, as clearly directed by the White House, in our criminal justice system.
The fact that Republicans in Washington are turning a blind eye means that each and every one of them are a traitor to their country.
Thankfully not everybody is turning a blind eye.
Courtesy of Law and Crime:
Attorney General William Barr has been named in a formal complaint with both the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Citing his recent and by now well-documented intervention into the DOJ decision-making process vis-à-vis sentencing recommendations in the Roger Stone case as just one of many instances in which the attorney general has interfered in an ongoing process, the 10-page complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) accuses Barr of violating several Justice Department rules, guidelines and procedures.
Addressed to OPR Acting Director and Chief Counsel Jeffrey Ragsdale and OIG Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the filing “respectfully requests” that both oversight agencies “investigate public statements” made by Barr “that are prejudicial to persons who are the focus of” various pending DOJ cases, controversies and investigations because such comments ”appear to violate rules intended to protect due process and privacy interests afforded to persons under investigation.”
I am not sure if this will actually have much of an impact, but at least somebody is doing something.
To put a definite stop to all of this we are going to have to show up in huge number at the polls in November.