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Trump & Barr / Justice Department / A Discussion #1145674

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 2020
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at former Justice Department officials asking Attorney General William Barr to resign because of his intervention in political cases like that of President Trump's friend Roger Stone introduced; details given of the written criticism in "The Atlantic" of Barr from former deputy attorney general Donald Ayre. [On ABC, last week, BARR - says the Justice Department will not be used as a political football.] [With CNN's Wolf Blitzer, AYRE - explains why he considers Barr un-American.] [On July 19, 2017, for the "New York Times," TRUMP - criticizes Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself.] How Trump has finally gotten an attorney general {in Barr} to do his bidding noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Elle Honig & Jim Schultz about Barr. [HONIG - offers views on how Barr has done damage to the credibility & independence of the Justice Department, so he signed the letter, on how 2,000 signed the letter: full year of abuse from Barr.] [SHULTZ - offers views on this rush to judgment, how those leaving the Department are partisan: it was a jump to Democrats.]

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