George Washington Law School Faculty Calls For Barr’s Censure, Resignation

Attorney General William Barr in May, 2019.Screengrab / NBC News / YouTube

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The George Washington University Law School faculty “with a heavy heart” calls for Barr to resign and be censured.

The George Washington University Law School faculty released a statement on June 23, 2020 calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign, for Congress to censure him, and for the Justice Department’s Inspector General to investigate him.

Barr received a juris doctorate from the Law School in 1977, served on its board of advisors, and has previously been honored by the school.

  • “80% of the active full-time faculty with voting privileges” signed the letter, in addition to 18 emeritus professors, deans, and legal professionals.
  • The signers include members of “both major political parties, and of none.”
  • The statement also endorses the recommendation of 2,500 Department of Justice alumni from both Republican and Democrat administrations who call for Barr to resign, for Congress to censure him, and for an inspector general to begin a formal inquiry into his conduct.

The faculty’s statement cites the following as instances of Barr’s failure to uphold his constitutional oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The signers assert that Barr

  • Deliberately misled Americans about the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report,
  • Intervened in Roger Stone’s sentencing,
  • Interfered with the prosecution of Michael Flynn,
  • And violated civilians’ First Amendment right to assemble and protest at Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020.

The letter states, in part,

We feel a special obligation to speak out because of the long relationship Attorney General Barr has with our law school and our university… William Barr’s actions as Attorney General since 2019 have undermined the rule of law, breached constitutional norms, and damaged the integrity and traditional independence of his office and of the Department of Justice.

Read the statement.

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Comments (116)
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Liljuan
Liljuan

AG Barr is nothing but Trump's Lap Dog!! He is supposed to be America's lawyer. He will end up where Nixon's AG ended up..in prison!! I hope losing everything for the Trump is worth it! November can't get here soon enough. Time to take out ALL the garbage. #VoteBlue

RUKind
RUKind

I wonder what happens to a man's mind where he can turn against all his education, experience, and a once-respected reputation and see how way clear to blindly follow someone like trump? I just can't imagine how he sleeps at night for his part in helping to destroy the rule of law in this country.

Tehavian
Tehavian

Disbar Barr

JsDeBrita
JsDeBrita

You people disgust me! Obviously you are blinded by your bitterness, hatred and your own evilness that you cannot see the truth staring at your very soul. Trump ain’t perfect and neither is Barr. But this action is just more of the far left’s agenda to remove Trump in the wrong way. Cheating the judicial system and the voter’s.
You lost in the voting system so you want to shortcut the constitution and the law. You are no better than the high priest who sentence Jesus to death by holding a secret trial.
I am not comparing Trump or Barr to Jesus.
I am comparing our government and their followers (traitors) to the movement of people that hung a Messiah on the cross and deemed it justice.

I cannot believe you people cannot see Nancy Pelosi as the oppressor of the people that she really is in plain sight.

Nancy wants to fund illegal immigration in order to feed, house and care for the undocumented workers while systematically starving legal citizens from work, healthcare and voting her out for such atrocities.
Nancy Pelosi is the spitting image of an American Traitor. Yet people like you make her out to be the hero she really isn’t.
People like you would rather see America burn to the ground than to march into congress and grab these traitors by the hair and drag them out of congress into the streets and execute them on the spot.
Because that is what it is going to take to stop them due to the laws they have created to protect their own power and tenure.
Its people like you who have diluted the constitution so much that the justified are in prison and the unjustified make the laws of the new world order.

I say wipe the slate clean in congress.
Wipe out all news media
And start over.

It seems we are destined to nuke ourselves to wake up from our own nightmare.

dlpny
dlpny

Why don’t you just shut up and let this country be the USA instead of a Russian satellite? Americans have had enough of your STUPIDITY, ANGER and RACISM!

dlpny
dlpny

DIS-BARR!

Lee Rich
Lee Rich

JsDeBrita, you are a perfect example of your type. Turn a discussion about Barr's clearly unlawful conduct into a screed about Nancy Pelosi as an oppressor of the people. At one time that would have been funny but now its just sad and a little scary. The point here is that Barr is denounced by the Law School of George Washington University (no bastion of liberalism). They are mortified that one of their own acts as he does. And they are just the latest in a long list of respected and well-informed colleagues who are alarmed by the actions of him and Trump. Is it eventually just going to be you and Trump and Barr against the rest of the civilized world?

Auntalva
Auntalva

It is interesting that you refer to Speaker Pelosi as “Nancy” but you call the AG Barr rather that “Bill.” One might be tempted to think that you don’t respect women. Or maybe it’s powerful women that bother you . . .

NoParty
NoParty

He was clearly vetted prior to his confirmation. I believed him when he wrote years ago that he believed in an imperialist presidency. Why all the shock and awe watching him in action?

MARYSAVIOR
MARYSAVIOR

YOU DISGUST YOUR SAVIOR HERSELF‼️🔥🔥🔥🔥🤦‍♀️ YOU WASTE YOUR TIME HERE‼️ WE ALL KNOW YOUR DNA TYPE‼️ IT SPELLS DONE TO ME AND MY GOODNESS‼️ DONE‼️🤧🤮🥴🤦‍♀️

Opus
Opus

JsDeBrita, We did NOT elect Barr. You are still talking about Barr? Aren't you? The article is about Barr.

Flhilltop
Flhilltop

Makes me puke when people use fairy tales to condem or justify their ignorant positions

Marc911
Marc911

But ...her Emails! Seriously though...William Barr has lost his morals & integrity and his commitment to uphold justice. He is now a pawn of the president. He aids & enables Trump to circumvent the rule of law and the Constitution. He should be held accountable for his actions. No one, including the Attorney General or the president is above the law.

tavit
tavit

JsDeBrita... with all the available body of facts and information indicating trump and his administration has no respect for the rule of law. through his actions, he has embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation. I am a vietnam veteran with a purple heart. what do you know and what have you done that is good for This America?

Willieandthehandjive
Willieandthehandjive

The only thing that makes sense is wiping the slate clean. The rest of your rant where you keep referring "you people", "people like you", and "the far left". Dude, you sound like a zealot.

magicdragon
magicdragon

Nope. That should be almost 20,000 false or misleading statements.

Frieda PR
Frieda PR

This guy should be disbarred! No integrity whatsoever! Congratulations to the school for being vocal about his transgressions. If true justice is to be served,Barr, Trump, Pompeio and some of their "gang members" at the White House should end in jail!

CyndyB 7149
CyndyB 7149

JsDeBrita ... It's heartbreaking when someone uses a scenario from the Bible as a comparisons, out of context, to rationalize his/her argument especially since the Bible states "that he who is without sin, cast the first stone".
So, I ask you ... have you walked on water, lately?

Gerry137
Gerry137

I am Canadian. Bar should be disbarred. He has acted as a Trump weapon on Truth, Liberty and Justice.

MrEdWeber
MrEdWeber

It is further disturbing that Mr. Barr, now Trump's pit bull absent of discretion, appears also to be a powerful member of the Catholic insider group, Opus Dei.

Frank Lyon
Frank Lyon

I'm not much of a fan of Trump (and didn't vote for him), but I'm really tired of these endless, self-serving open letters attacking Trump for one reason or another. Although I don't know the current faculty (my law degree is from the 80s), I think it's a safe bet that it's dominated by progressives (re-labeled left-wing Democrats). In my view, the letters are really just intended to draw attention to the authors themselves as they share their great wisdom with the uninformed (the rest of us).

Here's some ideas for the faculty, who no doubt has some time of their hands (law school professor is a nice gig, if you can get it). Maybe they could write an open letter about the lawlessness of many "peaceful" protestors and the immense damage they inflicted on small business owners. Or maybe about the violations of law committed by the peaceful protestors in destroying public property. Isn't the faculty dedicated to the rule of law?. Maybe they could advise us grads as to whether we should be tearing up our George Washington law diplomas, as memorials to George Washington become targets of the peaceful protestor mob?. Or maybe the law school faculty could get together with the Med School faculty to write an open letter addressing the mental acuity of Joe Biden, who often to be in pre-dementia. Or maybe an open letter when the Durham report is issued. Not holding my breath on any of this, though.

Corncrake
Corncrake

Methinks though dost protest too much.

Teri Mookini
Teri Mookini

He’s very disrespectful and not very truthful! There has been to many lies in the Trump aministration.. to much covering for his friends

Teri Mookini
Teri Mookini

Disbar him right away

Sissywlb
Sissywlb

I am not a lawyer, but I am licensed to practice clinical social work. If I had as many ethical violations publicly expose as Barr does, my license to practice would be revoked. Permanently. I don't understand why this has not already happened. His violations re public fact, not public opinion. What is most disturbing to me is that every single Senator and Representative and all members of the judiciary are sworn to uphold and defend the constitution. As a governing body they have shown that they will not do anything to serve the best interest of America or enforce law, or support constitutional rights. I am an old retired lady now and I have never feared for this country as I do today. Might makes right is the only law practiced in this country and it is so appalling that people put politics and self interest before our own country.

whatsmatteryou
whatsmatteryou

finally some one has the balls to do what needs to be done to stop all these illegal actions barr seems to do thank you for taking action

SavageSavage
SavageSavage

They should revoke his degree.

Frank Lyon
Frank Lyon

I see the responses here reflect my experience of the usual liberal (re-labeled under the better-sounding label of "progressives") intolerance of those with whom they disagree. At least many, although certainly not all, conservatives/republicans are more willing to listen and respect the views of those with whom they disagree rather than reflexively resorting to name-calling and disparagement of character. Unfortunately, what I see here only confirms my assessment. Not a good reflection of GW Law. I think the country will survive Trump and his shortcomings. Btw I did not vote for Trump, but quite frankly Biden scares me more since he seems to have lost more than a step.

liaisonsus
liaisonsus

He is a criminal and should go to jail!

JoeBryson200
JoeBryson200

This LOW LIFE, COMMUNIST SON OF A BITCH, NEEDS TO BE 6' UNDER, NEXT TO #45, SOONER THAN LATER

cece1968
cece1968

I like the Dis-Barr! He should be embarrassed! He’s Fred Flinstone in a suit! Why hasn’t someone made a “Dump Trump” 2020 sticker yet? Just saying.

JoeBryson200
JoeBryson200

To ASSHOLE, NAZI abrita
YOU ARE THE MOST HATE MONGERING, NAZI RACIST on this site, just remember this, DUMB ASS,
FRUMP & BARRF, (NAZI
BASTARDS)happen to be two of the worst entities FUCKING up our DEMOCRACY & OUR
CONSTITUTION & the both SHOULD BE 6' UNDER, SOONER THAN LATER, & you should join them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kcathomecol1
kcathomecol1

JsDeBrita
You should have your voting right taken away... Seriously...you are a hateful disgusting pig who is a a waste of good oxygen. People like you should be run out of the country. You are a traitor...coward...bigot...you have no morals or redeeming qualities... Nancy Pelosi is a goddamn hero if you ask me....that sunavabitch in office needs to be taken straight to prison along with Barr Pence and the rest of you small minded piss poor excuses for human beings....hope you get the Coronavirus you idiot...you suck...jerk...

David78
David78

I'm reading these statements and I find them hilarious 🤣. Your hatred for one man has yku hoping and praying for another man's demise. 1st, nothing will happen to Barr. Because despite your opinions, (even this university) he has done nothing illegal. These items listed are opinions, not crimes. In fact, when he has intervened, it was to correct issues of law enforcement abusing and misusing power. Of course you can't see that. All of those shady processes are okay if you hate trump. But if it was you? A family member, would this be okay? I doubt it. Again hate blinds you guys from reality. Let's say this out loud..... AG BARR IS CONSTANTLY BREAKING THE LAW? OUT IN THE OPEN....DAILY, BREAKING THE LAW IN PUBLIC. THE #1 LAW OFFICIAL IN THE COUNTRY.....
You guys sound crazy.....but it's cool. Do you even ask why only Trumps associates are being investigated when more the half of congress and the house is dirty? Especially on the democrats side? Especially Hillary and her camp? Especially President Barack and Biden spying on Trumps campaign illegally? No.......nothing? Open your eyes people. Trump isn't a saint, but NO President deserves this. Just think, one day,(not soon) the democrats will win the White house again. What if the Republicans flipped the script and did everything the dems have done over the last 3 years.....🤔

Canadian made
Canadian made

All of the idiot right wing trumptards have no argument. They can defend yrum all they want. They just look stupid for doing that. One thing we do know is that trump supporters have no shame and terrible hygiene.none of them can prove barr and trump didn't do anything wrong all they say is " they did nothing wrong"

macrumpton
macrumpton

I wonder if they can rescind his degree.

FRITZL
FRITZL

Obama had his wing man. Trump has his Barr! Go get 'em, Mr. President!!

Valleyofhorses
Valleyofhorses

Um, no. Trump and Barr are corrupt and They are about as far away ftom Jesus as one can get. No integrity at all. Trump has committed treason against the American people, by not requiring Everyone to wear masks like countries such as S Korea and Hong Kong who beat covid escalation. Trump has endangeted Everyone but not following science (which he is too stupid to understand) , and not following His Own advisors. Trump has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which is plain to see! He has destroyed detente with Most Countries.
And bc of his stupidity, he will cause even More businesses to fail, bc he has dragged out covid nuch longer than it had to be- with bankruptcies, and now businesses being barred from international travel.


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