In a bipartisan statement signed by 65 professors and law school professors, the group wrote that Barr’s actions as attorney general “have undermined the rule of law, violated constitutional norms, and damaged the integrity and traditional independence of his office. and from the Department of Justice. “
Signatories to the letter include President and CEO of the National Bar Association Alfreda Robinson, and Acting Dean of the School Christopher Alan Bracey.
“[Barr] obfuscated and misled the American public about the results of Mueller’s investigation. He unfairly interfered in the daily activities of career prosecutors, and continues to do so, doubling the criminal justice system to benefit the president’s friends and target those who are perceived as his enemies, “the letter said.
CNN reached out to the Justice Department for comment Tuesday.
“At a critical moment in United States history, Attorney General Barr may have been a leader in protecting the First Amendment right of Americans to express outrage at our nation’s long history of institutional racism and police brutality against people of color. Instead, Attorney General Barr is on the wrong side of history, “the statement said.
Barr’s actions, the statement continued, “have posed and continue to create a clear and present danger to the impartial administration of justice, civil liberties and the constitutional order.”
“I don’t think the impeachment appeals are more premature than the president’s impeachment appeals were premature, but they are a waste of time right now,” Nadler said in “State of the Union.” “We have seen a … Barr pattern that corrupts all of these investigations, so this is more of the same.”
CNN’s Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb contributed to this report.