Federal prosecutor condemns William Barr’s ‘dangerous abuse of power’

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Possibly for the first time in modern history, a current federal prosecutor of the Justice Department speaks out against a sitting attorney general.

James D. Herbert, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, submits the following letter to the Boston Globe. We’ve included hyperlinks Herbert includes on his Globe letter:


Many former federal prosecutors have spoken out against Attorney General William Barr, while current federal prosecutors have understandably remained silent. The attorney general’s comments at Hillsdale College, however, compel me to speak out as well. While I am a federal prosecutor, I am writing to express my own views, clearly not those of the department, on a matter that should concern all citizens: the unprecedented politicization of the office of the attorney general. The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political interests of Donald J. Trump. This is a dangerous abuse of power. From his misleading summary of the Mueller Report, to his selective intervention in cases against political allies of the president, to his accusation that victims such as George Floyd are being used as mere “props” by those calling for racial justice, to his baseless claims about mail-in ballots, William Barr has done the president’s bidding at every turn. For 30 years I have been proud to say I work for the Department of Justice, but the current attorney general has brought shame on the department he purports to lead.

James D. Herbert

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/24/opinion/barr-dishonors-justice-department/

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it's first reported.

Possibly for the first time in modern history, a current federal prosecutor of the Justice Department speaks out against a sitting attorney general.

James D. Herbert, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, submits the following letter to the Boston Globe. We’ve included hyperlinks Herbert includes on his Globe letter:


Many former federal prosecutors have spoken out against Attorney General William Barr, while current federal prosecutors have understandably remained silent. The attorney general’s comments at Hillsdale College, however, compel me to speak out as well. While I am a federal prosecutor, I am writing to express my own views, clearly not those of the department, on a matter that should concern all citizens: the unprecedented politicization of the office of the attorney general. The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political interests of Donald J. Trump. This is a dangerous abuse of power. From his misleading summary of the Mueller Report, to his selective intervention in cases against political allies of the president, to his accusation that victims such as George Floyd are being used as mere “props” by those calling for racial justice, to his baseless claims about mail-in ballots, William Barr has done the president’s bidding at every turn. For 30 years I have been proud to say I work for the Department of Justice, but the current attorney general has brought shame on the department he purports to lead.

James D. Herbert

Source

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/24/opinion/barr-dishonors-justice-department/

Photo: Public Domain

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