Federal Judges To Convene On Issue Of Trump’s Political Intervention Into Cases

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The leaders of a group of federal judges will meet Tuesday to “address growing concerns” about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in “politically sensitive cases,” USA Today reports.

Trump and Attorney General William Barr ignited fresh concerns about the impartiality of the Justice Department last week when Barr retracted a recommended sentence for Trump ally Roger Stone after the President criticized it on Twitter. Barr is also ordering a re-examination of several high-profile cases, including that of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.The actions prompted more than 2,000 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations to sign a statement calling on Barr to resign.

This is unprecedented but a welcome response to attacks on the judicial branch of government.

Even this morning….

He also tweeted this….

AG Barr said these kinds of tweets make it impossible for him to do his job. Will he resign today?

LATE UPDATE – February 20 — it was “postponed”. No reason why, Hmmmm.