BIG NEWS: Barr to testify before House Judiciary panel [READ LETTER]

Sign up for our newsletter
BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 12, 2020 /

GET the DML NEWS APP (FREE) Click Here

Below is a report that DML News App gives a 4 OUT OF 4 STARS trustworthiness rating. We base this rating on the following criteria:

  • Provides named sources
  • Reported by more than one notable outlet
  • Does not insert opinion or leading words
  • Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos

Click here to read more about our rating system.

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by TheHill.com:

Attorney General William Barr has agreed to give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee next month amid growing questions over the administration’s alleged interference in the criminal case of a close ally of President Trump.

Democrats on the panel released a letter Wednesday confirming Barr’s March 31 appearance, saying they are concerned the agency has become politicized under his watch.

The article goes on to state the following:

RELATED — VIDEO: WHITE HOUSE SPEAKS OUT ON BARR INTERVENING ON ROGER STONE CASE

“In the interest of transparency, we wish to be candid about one set of concerns we plan to address at the hearing.  Since President Trump took office, we have repeatedly warned you and your predecessors that the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes is both dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable to the House Judiciary Committee,” they wrote.

“In your tenure as Attorney General, you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant concerns for this Committee. In the past week alone, you have taken steps that raise grave questions about your leadership of the Department of Justice,” the Democrats wrote.

“These are not the only issues that our Committee intends to discuss with you when you appear, but they are enough to require our immediate attention.”

READ THE LETTER HERE.

The hearing comes as Democrats question whether President Donald J. Trump is influencing the Department of Justice (DOJ). The recent scrutiny was prompted by the trial of Trump associate Roger Stone.

Department prosecutors had suggested that a federal court sentence Stone to serve seven to nine years on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress — charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.  

Then, a day later, the DOJ asked the court to sentence Stone for “far less” time after Trump criticized the first sentencing guidance.


To get more information about this article, please visit TheHill.com. To weigh in, leave a comment below.

DML News App offered you the above aggregated article preview as part of our ongoing effort to educate and inform people around the world about news, events, and politics. We encourage you to obtain additional information by visiting TheHill.com

Sign up for our newsletter

GET the DML NEWS APP (FREE) Click Here

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *