US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland – BBC News

by birtanpublished on August 15, 2020

The political neutrality of american justice has been examined today u.s attorney general william barr has been testifying to the house judiciary committee in congress now that committee is led by the democrats who say mr barr

Has politicized the justice department this will give you a flavor of how things have gone this was the committee chairman on william barr's relationship with president trump again

And again you personally have interfered with ongoing criminal investigations to protect the president and his allies from the consequences of their actions when career investigators and prosecutors resisted these brazen

Unprecedented actions you replaced them with less qualified staff who appear to be singularly beholden to you well mr barr is also accused of supporting the actions of federal agents

Who responded to black lives matter protests in oregon here's jerry nadler on that under your leadership the department has endangered americans and violated their constitutional rights

By flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of american cities against the wishes of the state and local leaders of those cities to forcefully and unconstitutionally suppress dissent well this is what mr

Nadler was referring to these pictures from portland in oregon where protesters against police brutality clashed with federal agents which the trump administration had sent in

Here's william barr on that in the wake of george floyd's death violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests to wreak senseless havoc and destruction on

Innocent victims the current situation in portland is a telling example well next we have the accusation that william barr abused his power to help associates of president trump including

Michael flynn and roger stone who've been facing criminal proceedings here's mr barr on that accusation the president has not attempted to interfere in these decisions on the contrary he has told me from the

Start that he expects me to exercise my independent judgment to make whatever call i think is right and that is precisely what i've done now it's worth reminding ourselves that william barr took over at the justice

Department after president trump fired his predecessor this man his first attorney general jeff sessions mr sessions recused himself from the investigation into russian interference

In the 2016 election much to donald trump's irritation well when the mueller report was eventually published two days afterwards william barr who was attorney general by then

Provided his own summary to congress in which he exonerated mr trump which the report itself hadn't done

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