The number of former Justice Department employees calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign over his handling of the Roger Stone case has now climbed above two-thousand. And for the record, they include both Democrats and Republicans.
Among them: Donald Ayer, former Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush, who calls Barr "un-American" in a new op-ed. Writing in "The Atlantic," Ayer says Barr must either resign or be impeached. He further accuses him of having made America "subject to the whims of a dictatorial president." Ayer also says Barr has been in the crosshairs for a while.
As we told you before, Barr came under fire last week after the Justice Department intervened in the sentencing for Stone, a longtime Trump friend, Barr decided to knock down the seven to nine year sentence prosecutors initially recommended for Stone's conviction for obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering. While Trump later praised Barr for the move, Barr has maintained that Trump has never interfered.