“Because the left is psychotic.”
Though the Department of Justice reportedly employs over 100,000 people at any given time, Democrats and their media allies are at the edges of their seats right now over an open letter signed by 1,100 former DOJ employees who’re calling for Attorney General Bill Barr’s immediate resignation.
“We, the undersigned, are alumni of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) who have collectively served both Republican and Democratic administrations. Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice,” the letter published Sunday at Medium reads.
Responding to the letter the following morning, outspoken conservative commentator Dan Bongino expressed amusement at how “psychotic” he believes the left have become.
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“Well, let’s just say Bill Barr is probably laughing at these idiots right now,” he said. “They’re former DOJ people for a reason.”
“If you look back under the Obama Administration and their hiring practice … what they did was, although you’re legally not allowed to ask party affiliation when you hire people for those jobs, it was clear based on the resumes of the people Obama’ administration overwhelmingly hired in the DOJs — attorneys and otherwise — that they were hardcore leftists, all of them.”
Bongino continued by arguing that the premise of the former DOJ’s letter is flawed.
“There’s nothing illegal happening right now,” he said. “Bill Barr made an independent decision about a grotesque violation of sentencing guidelines here, and he made a decision as the steward of the elected president of the United States.”
“I mean, that’s just what happens. He’s the appointed official approved by the Senate, and if you don’t like it, then elect someone else next time.”
Again, he was right.
The letter chiefly focuses on Barr’s decision to overrule the original prosecutors on former Trump campaign official Roger Stone’s case and reduce his recommended sentence. His intervention led to the prosecutors withdrawing from the case altogether.
During an ABC interview last week, the AG revealed that he’d expressed to the original prosecutors his concerns about the “excessive” nine-year sentence they’d been seeking for Stone. But after news broke last Monday that the prosecutors were moving forward with the nine-year recommendation anyway, Barr vowed to take action.
“I was very surprised,” he said to ABC News. “And once I confirmed that that’s actually what we filed, I said that night, to my staff, that we had to get ready cause we had to do something in the morning to amend that and clarify what our position was.”
But before he could actually take action, the president posted the following tweet:
This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
Because of the timing of the tweet, which Trump dropped before Barr’s team could formally take action, congressional Democrats, their media allies and now these 1,100+ former DOJ employees have been accusing Barr of being a political hack.
But as Bongino noted, the facts don’t bear out this narrative (they never do). Yet the left is having orgasms over the former employees’ letter.
More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials who served in Republican and Democratic administrations signed an open letter condemning Trump and Barr, and asking Barr to step down. https://t.co/zn8EbRQ43O
— Amy Siskind ?️? (@Amy_Siskind) February 16, 2020
“Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s & AG Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice,” the former DOJ lawyers, who came fr across the political spectrum, wrote in an open letter on Sunday. Those actions “require Barr to resign.” https://t.co/jLFp9v7Va1
— David Leopold (@DavidLeopold) February 16, 2020
A bipartisan group of more than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and DoJ officials signed an open letter condemning the president and the attorney general over the Roger Stone case, by @ktbenner. https://t.co/LAKnw3tDHS
— Matt Stiles (@stiles) February 16, 2020
Hundreds of DOJ alums signed an open letter urging the Attorney General to step down over his intervention in Roger Stone’s sentencing. https://t.co/KAEq5oWhPE
— Esquire (@esquire) February 16, 2020
More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials who served in Republican and Democratic administrations signed an open letter condemning the president and the attorney general over the Stone case, calling for Barr to step down. https://t.co/RvxTkenSZ4
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) February 16, 2020
Former Justice Dept. Lawyers Press for Barr to RESIGN: “More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials who served in Republican and Democratic administrations signed an open letter condemning the president and the attorney general over the Stone case.” https://t.co/RZw97vpfvV
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 16, 2020
Why all this excitement?
“Well, because the left is psychotic,” Bongino replied when asked this very question. “I don’t have any easy explanation for what’s going on right now. A better way to phrase this is why do they keep stepping on rakes? Why do they think this is helping?”
“You had an obvious egregious sentence. Come on. Nine years for Roger Stone? You don’t have to like Roger Stone … but nine years for someone with no criminal history!? You want this guy to die in prison? Let’s just be candid. The left is all in on the police state right now and government spying. They just are. There’s no other way to describe it.”
Furthermore, the left is all in on Stone spending nearly a decade in prison, despite the defenses it frequently posits for those left-wing figures who’ve been accused of the exact same crimes, including disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
As for Stone, the judge presiding over his case has reportedly scheduled a telephone hearing for Tuesday …
“The judge handling the criminal case that set off a white-hot, national political controversy last week — the prosecution of President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone — has ordered both sides to take part in a telephone hearing Tuesday to discuss the status of the case,” Politico confirmed.