Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign in light of the Justice Department's move to ask for a shorter sentence for longtime Trump ally Roger Stone.
“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless Attorney General,” Warren, a 2020 presidential candidate who has previously called for Barr's resignation, said on Twitter. “Barr should resign or face impeachment. And Congress should use spending power to defund the AG’s authority to interfere with anything that affects Trump, his friends, or his elections.”
Four federal prosecutors arguing the case against Stone resigned en masse on Tuesday ahead of the Justice Department's request to ask a judge for a lighter sentence than the one they had originally proposed.
The prosecution team had just a day earlier recommended that Stone serve seven to nine years in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering. The charges stemmed from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.