Lincoln Project Sets Sights On Bill Barr Removal
The Lincoln Project is a conservative political action committee that’s been focused on making Donald Trump a one-term president, creating ads that point out flaws and failures in his behavior and policies. Now, they’re also turning their attention to Attorney General Bill Barr, with a petition demanding Republican Senators take action in his removal.
In a hearing on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee listened to witness testimony to determine whether the U.S. Department of Justice, under Bill Barr, has become politicized and partisan. The committee concluded that testimony supported that Barr had influenced Roger Stone’s case for Trump’s purposes, and that the DOJ had ben used by Barr to target industries he and Trump opposed, including cannabis.
The Lincoln Project had already called for Barr’s impeachment, and warned in February that Barr’s actions in the Roger Stone case, overruling the prosecutor’s sentencing recommendation, was a “blatant example of political interference, retaliation, and coercion by an emboldened, unbowed President,” and said that Barr’s efforts to influence the outcome of that case “set a dangerous precedent and should alarm all Americans.”
Impeach Bill Barr. Pass it on.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 20, 2020
Now the PAC is circulating a petition, calling for Barr’s removal, on the grounds that the A.G. ” is abusing the power of the Justice Department to protect Donald Trump’s personal corruption and his criminal friends.”
The Lincoln Project has had an impact already, getting noticed by the president and fueling his outraged tweet sessions. House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler has said that the House may move forward with proceedings to impeach the Attorney General.