Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s (D. OR) re-election campaign:
Attorney General William Barr said that a president, by definition, cannot ever obstruct justice.
When protesters were peacefully demonstrating in front of the White House for black lives and against police brutality, he supported and stood by as Lafayette Square was violently cleared.
Barr has even bragged that “history is written by the winner.”
The winner. That's how he sees the pursuit of justice?!
It's become abundantly clear that Barr is acting as a personal lawyer to Trump instead of representing the American people. Check the record:
We called on him to release the full Mueller report, but he refused.
He's running Trump's Justice Department while the administration violates human rights by separating families and caging children on our southern border.
He dropped the case against the disgraced Michael Flynn — who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with a Russian official.
Barr's corruption of the Justice Department must come to an end. Which is why I'm on the front lines of the movement calling for him to step down.