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Ex-DOJ Official Named In FISA Abuse Report Signs Petition Calling On William Barr To Resign


Added 02-17-20 07:16:02pm EST - “A former Justice Department official named in the inspector general's report on FISA abuse signed a petition calling on William Barr to resign as attorney general.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Ex-DOJ Official Named In FISA Abuse Report Signs Petition Calling On William Barr To Resign”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A former Justice Department official who is discussed throughout the inspector general’s report on FISA abuse added his name Monday to a petition calling on William Barr to resign as attorney general.

David Laufman, who served as chief of the Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section through 2018, said Monday that he joined more than 2,000 former Justice Department employees who signed the petition, which was started by the anti-Trump activist group, Protect Democracy.

“Proud to join over 2000 of my fellow Justice Dept. alumni in expressing our alarm over recent actions by Attorney General Barr, and the vital importance of protecting the rule of law and the impartial, nonpartisan administration of justice,” wrote Laufman. (RELATED: CNN And MSNBC Analysts Sign Petition Urging William Barr To Resign)

The petition blasted Barr intervening in federal prosecutors’ recommendation that the Trump confidante serve between 87 months and 108 months in prison for obstructing a congressional investigation and witness tampering.

Barr said Thursday that he thought Stone deserves prison time, but that the initial recommendation was “very excessive.”

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