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In their self-righteous letter calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to reign Monday, over 2,000 former Justice Department officials claimed he interfered with “the fair administration of justice,” by recommending a reduced prison sentence for Roger Stone. But there was no such letter when the DOJ inspector general found that the FBI had lied to the FISA Court in order to obtain warrants to spy on a Trump campaign aid.
Of course, the same networks that blacked out how the top FISA judge accused the FBI of a criminal act were the same ones gushing about the new letter.
“The number of signatures on this letter doubled since this morning. And these former officials are calling Barr's actions outrageous,” CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell asked to White House correspondent Weijia Jiang.
Jiang quickly quoted a line from the pompous letter which insisted Barr was helping to enable Trump to set up an autocracy in America:
WEIJIA JIANG: They are, Norah, and they are also warning that Barr's actions have damaged their reputation and the integrity of the Department of Justice and require him to step down.
So far, 2,003 former officials have signed the letter saying, “governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics. They are autocracies.”
CBS had leaped at the chance to promote anti-Barr stories in the past. In May of last year, CBS was excited to tell viewers about how Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had called the AG a liar and a criminal.