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Nadler Demands DOJ Provide Information Regarding Political Interference in Roger Stone, Other Cases

Washington, February 28, 2020

Washington, D.C. – In advance of the Judiciary Committee’s March 31st hearing with Attorney General William Barr, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter requesting that the Department of Justice provide the Committee with information and access to 15 individuals who are currently or formerly employed by the Department and who have knowledge concerning improper intervention in the Roger Stone prosecution and other cases of personal interest to President Trump.

"The Judiciary Committee needs to examine a range ofrecent actions that smack of political interference, including the Department’s withdrawal of the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation; intervening in the handling of the Michael Flynn prosecution; overruling the decision to relocate Paul Manafort to Rikers Island; opening investigations into career officials involved in the Russia investigation; and a series of controversial interventions into sensitive antitrust matters," said Chairman Nadler. "Our democracy is founded on the notion that no one is above the law, and strict adherence to the rule of law has separated us from all other nations. Attorneys General have supported this principle on a bipartisan basis throughout our history, but that principle is now under assault. There is also a long history of Attorneys General cooperating in oversight inquiries led by both Democrats as well as Republicans, and given the stakes for our nation, we expect Attorney General Barr’s full cooperation here."

Full text of the 4-page letter can be found here.


On February 12th, Chairman Nadler sent a lettersigned by 23 Judiciary Committee Democratic Members confirming that Attorney General Barr would testify before the Committee on March 31st to address numerous concerns regarding his leadership of the Department of Justice and the President's improper influence over the Department and our criminal justice system.