Elizabeth Warren Demands “Blatantly Corrupt” AG Barr “Resign”

Thursday afternoon, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) demanded Attorney General William Barr resign after the decision to drop the case against General Flynn.

Warren tweeted:

William Barr is not the President’s lawyer – he is the country’s lawyer. His political interference is blatantly corrupt and he should resign.

A supporter of Warren replied “There is not a single Democrat who is better positioned to clean up Trump/Pence’s web of corruption. Memo to Joe Biden – it has to be VP Warren. #WarrenforVP”

Matt Couch replied “The woman who lied about being native American is now going to try to attack an Attorney General with an impeccable record…”

Per RCP, Attorney General William Barr told CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge dropping the charges against Michael Flynn was an “easy decision.” In an interview Thursday, Barr talked about how the FBI tried to lay a perjury trap for Flynn, the Steele dossier and subsequent Russia investigation, and how there will be consequences for those involved in any wrongdoing before and after the election.

“What should Americans take away from your actions in the Flynn case today?” Herridge said.

“Well, as I said in my confirmation hearing, one of the reasons I came back is because I was concerned that people were feeling there were two standards of justice in this country,” Barr said. “I wanted to make sure that we restore confidence in the system. There’s only one standard of justice. And I believe that this case, that justice in this case requires dismissing the charges against General Flynn.”

“When the special counsel report was released last year, you were accused by critics of putting your thumb on the scale in the president’s favor. Are you doing the president’s bidding in General Flynn’s case?” O’Donnell asked.

“No, I’m doing the law’s bidding,” Barr responded. “I’m doing my duty under the law, as I see it.”

“I made clear during my confirmation hearing that I was gonna look into what happened in 2016 and ’17,” Barr said. “I made that crystal clear. I was very concerned about what happened. I was gonna get to the bottom of it. And that included the treatment of General Flynn.”