Justice Dept. Officials to Testify on Politicization Under Barr

Lawmakers will hear from officials claiming that politics drove decisions on the sentencing of a presidential ally and on antitrust actions.

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Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

The prosecutor’s supervisor said that the case was being treated differently because of the defendant’s relationship with the president, according to planned testimony.

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Justice Dept. Unit That Prosecuted Roger Stone Is Reorganized

The overhaul of a division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington came at the end of a brief tenure as head of the office by a longtime adviser to Attorney General William P. Barr.

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Ex-Justice Dept. Officials Lash Out at Barr Over Flynn and Stone Cases

The attorney general’s interventions damaged the Justice Department, argued the former officials, who were directly involved in the cases of the two Trump allies.

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Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Here’s the Truth.

The F.B.I.’s interview of Mr. Flynn was constitutional, lawful and for a legitimate counterintelligence purpose.

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Dropping of Michael Flynn Case Heightens Fear of Justice Dept. Politicization

Across the country, rank-and-file prosecutors cringed at another extraordinary intervention by Attorney General William P. Barr.

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‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Experts Question Dropping of Flynn Prosecution

Abandoning the case is the latest step in a pattern of dismantling the work of the Russia investigators. A former prosecutor likened it to eating the department from the inside out.

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