9 Democrat Senators including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have formally called for Attorney General William Barr to resign in wake of the Roger Stone sentencing reversal.
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Ed Markey (D-MA)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Now, according to new reports, the independent Judges association is planning an emergency meeting.
The Hill reports the independent Federal Judges Association is planning an emergency meeting to address issues stemming from the Justice Department’s decision to intervene in the case involving Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Trump.
Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, president of the group, told USA Today that it “could not wait” until its spring conference to discuss the recent decisions made within the department and that its executive committee would convene a conference call on Tuesday after the department backtracked on its recommendation for Stone’s sentence.
“There are plenty of issues that we are concerned about,” Rufe, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush, told the newspaper, noting that the group called for the meeting after Trump railed against the initial sentencing recommendation Stone received.
The group, which includes more than 1,100 federal jurists, did not immediately return a request for further comment from The Hill.
Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are facing mounting scrutiny from lawmakers and former DOJ officials over the perception that Trump influenced their actions on Stone.
After the DOJ asked a judge last week for a lighter prison sentence for Stone than the seven to nine years that was initially recommended, the four federal prosecutors assigned to the case all resigned from it, with one leaving the DOJ altogether.