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 (119)
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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.

41 Replies

atheistforlife
atheistforlife

I wonder how you can lace up your shoes? You must have Velcro. To be that willfully ignorant must be painful.

yogini
yogini

It's hard to fathom how my parents republican party has turned into the party of Trump. Oh wait....here is a Republican who ran McCain and the Bushes campaigns telling us what he thinks of Trump. It is worth reading before America becomes "Trumpistan" "Donald Trump has been the worst president this country has ever had. And I don't say that hyperbolically. He is. But he is a consequential president. And he has brought this country in three short years to a place of weakness that is simply unimaginable if you were pondering where we are today from the day where Barack Obama left office. And there were a lot of us on that day who were deeply skeptical and very worried about what a Trump presidency would be. But this is a moment of unparalleled national humiliation, of weakness.
"When you listen to the President, these are the musings of an imbecile. An idiot. And I don't use those words to name call. I use them because they are the precise words of the English language to describe his behavior. His comportment. His actions. We've never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis by anybody in the history of the country whose ever been charged with substantial responsibilities.
"It's just astonishing that this man is president of the United States. The man, the con man, from New York City. Many bankruptcies, failed businesses, a reality show, that branded him as something that he never was. A successful businessman. Well, he's the President of the United States now, and the man who said he would make the country great again. And he's brought death, suffering, and economic collapse on truly an epic scale. And let's be clear. This isn't happening in every country around the world. This place. Our place. Our home. Our country. The United States. We are the epicenter. We are the place where you're the most likely to die from this disease. We're the ones with the most shattered economy. And we are because of the fool that sits in the Oval Office behind the Resolute Desk."

yogini
yogini

oh and about the nukes.........Trump has lied over 200,000 times to the american people.. he is not stable enough to have his finger on the button. HE NEEDS TO GO #BLUEWAVE2020

Woodlord
Woodlord

You need to stop freebasing FOX news or Breitbart or wherever you get this tripe from.

jasmcknight134
jasmcknight134

Sorry, I don't buy it. I've looked up the definition of an "idiot" and know exactly what that would entail and Trump doesn't qualify, although I suspect you might.

John Ryder
John Ryder

There is only one thing you got right: "our government and their followers (traitors)".

Hugh Manatee
Hugh Manatee

It's FOX ONLY in your remote area of white people down there in Texas, ain't it Johnny Scott. You don't see anything wrong with "wiping out all news media"? ONLY FOX and OANN are ok with you? The rest of the hundreds of thousands of professional journalists around the world are all "fake"? You think it's a good idea to drag members of Congress out and execute them on the spot? You ought to have a visit from the SECRET SERVICE, you insane redneck Trump cult fascist nitwit

getdressedstupid
getdressedstupid

answer me one question Why do people who don't have a clue invoke biblical BS when the truth hits them in the face. your cannot compare one with out comparing the other leave the bible to the Priests and take the government for what it is a bunch of crooked politicians that want to rob the American people and that have their own agendas. Grow up and start thinking for yourself and not preaching to the rest of the world about your bible. And so you know this government was not founded on Christian religion it was founded on the principles of taxation without representation was wrong and we where not going to stand for it . Put your big boy panties on and get over yourself righteousness.

Vasakeen
Vasakeen

I find it wonderful that decent responsible professionals are calling out bad behavior on the part of their colleague...Barr. This should give all of us hope that the many decent citizens who care about the USA are speaking up and standing up for what is ethical and moral. This kind of action is what will make a positive difference for the USA.

Debbieanne
Debbieanne

You’re delusional. Sad.

JusticeToAll2020
JusticeToAll2020

Very well said! The President of the United States of America is an embarrassment to this nation! He’s mentally unfit to be our president. The whole world is watching and laughing about us. Trump and his accomplices continue failing the American people, The Constitution, and the law without any consequences. Unbelievable what we have witnessed from this president and his followers! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Jakem80
Jakem80

Another american who understands nothing about america. Either you believe in america or you don't, and you can't support Trump or Barr or ANY republican in washington and logically say you support america. They prove daily that they do not.

Gary123
Gary123

JsDeBrita
Your a dope

godsmote
godsmote

I find it more than ironic that someone who used the faulty logic and spews catch lines created for morons was able to find his way to a site named "The Intellectualist" let alone type your abbreviated screed.

Johnnnyt
Johnnnyt

You’re an idiot, unbelievably stupid....

Watching_in_Awe
Watching_in_Awe

Well Bless your little deranged heart.

Phillll
Phillll

Sorry, but you said the high priest who condemned Jesus in a secret trial. You must not be familiar with your own religious text. As this is my religious text as well, let me educate you.

No high priest condemned Jesus to death. A Roman did. Jesus was bounced back and forth between several bodies, including King Herod, the Pharisees, and Pilate, twice. Pilate ended up condemning Jesus due to the voice of the crowd at the overwhelmingly public trial of Christ.

Now, as you did not know what's written in the Bible, but so vehemently drew allegory between that and the current situation, you have lost all credibility. There is nothing "unconstitutional" about the actions taken against Trump or Barr, though on June 1st there were definitely some constitutional quandaries.

Tigerjag
Tigerjag

Yogini, what is this Republicans name?

huidel
huidel

Why are you so angry?!! You have obviously drunk the Kool-aid! Yet another conned person.

GaryGWG
GaryGWG

LOL all I can say....talk about a manifesto...........

Sweet melissa
Sweet melissa

You sir, are the one who is blind! Trump has given people like you an excuse to be all of the repugnant things he is! He has wiped his ass with our constitution! Do you know what that is? Maybe, like all the rest of his uneducated, unworldly supporters, if you can read and comprehend, you should Google the constitution and read it. Then re read it! They have it at a place called the library too!

Sweet melissa
Sweet melissa

Have it.

JimmyBoy99
JimmyBoy99

When you say Trump and Barr aren’t perfect, could elaborate a little? I’d be interested to know what you think is wrong with them.

JimmyBoy99
JimmyBoy99

Do you either dispute the 200k fact checked lies Trump has told or think the poster is an idiot for caring about the lies? Or do you have no real answer so abuse is your only way forward?

Ignatio
Ignatio

My goodness--Misinformed AND Misguided! You wouldn't happen to be a Trump supporter by any chance, would you? Doh!

Not Trump
Not Trump

Sorry, jasmcknight134, but You're clearly brainwashed by FOX. Trump is a loser.

objectivity-rules
objectivity-rules

JsDeBrita put your "whataboutism" away and it'll make you look a lot less ignorant. Pelosi does or doesn't do this or that, however that in no way changes Barr's complete lack of ethics and his total political motivations. You then claim "But this action is just more of the far left’s agenda to remove Trump in the wrong way." Newsflash: Trump is corrupt and anyone willing to actually look at the facts and possessing an IQ over 85 can tell that. I'm sure your own IQ is much more than 85 which leaves you in the position of either being unwilling to be objective, or simply not caring. This means you are the architect of your own nightmare -- the product of selective apathy.

NoraB
NoraB

Are you off your meds?

KathleenH99
KathleenH99

This you people crap. Our form of government is in jeopardy. Barr's law school called him out on it. Wake up. Look in the mirror for the idiot. Staring back at you bud.

dominokey
dominokey

You're making it about politics. What you appear not to understand is that this censure is not about politics, but about the integrity of the rule of law and the American justice system. When it is undermined, it's easier for any future administration of either party to indulge in corrupt abuse of power and to trample on the rights of Americans. People hate Congress because lawmakers have reduced our political discourse to partisan theatrics and muckraking. But that's mostly because American elections have become popularity contests funded by agenda-driven donors and decided by ill-informed voters. Federal judicial positions are appointed precisely because the judicial branch is supposed to function outside the political arena. Bill Barr has not only failed on this account, he has violated the Constitution to do it.

MaAnWa
MaAnWa

No one cares if you’re disgusted. The law is the law! Trump, Barr, McConnell and many others in this administration have trampled on our Constitution. YOU, and people who support this, are who is disgusting. And you and your ilk are always furious whenever you’re trying to force trump down our throats. Why? Because you know damn well everything about this administration is corrupt. After a lifetime of claiming moral superiority, no government spending, and family values, you now have to find a way to defend a man like trump. You’re pathetic and weak. That would make me furious too. You’re having to deal with conflicting beliefs. It’s called cognitive dissonance.

MaAnWa
MaAnWa

Yes! We are now the so-called “sh!thole” country with trump up to his eyeballs in it.

NativeMainer
NativeMainer

"People like you." "The far left's agenda." You have no idea what I am like; you've never met me. The "far left agenda" you are so terrified of is a product of your own imagination. It bears little or no resemblance to reality. Really. You're caught up in a feedback loop of conspiracy delusions that has made you incapable of rational thought. You disagree. of course, but perhaps you can keep this in mind:

Don't believe everything you know. There are things you know that aren't so..

Not just you, of course. It applies to everybody, including me. Just try to accept the possibility that you may be wrong.

liaisonsus
liaisonsus

Get off your meds. You do not make any sense and if there is someone with hatred, it is you.

Akells
Akells

Your ignorance is disgusting. Your reluctance to accept the truth that is right in front of you is disgusting. I wonder if you’ll ride this blind wave until you drown or will you wake up and use your “boot straps” to hang your dumb opinions, unsupported by facts and really educate yourself. Just curious

Akells
Akells

We know. He’s not that dumb he’s playing idiots like you. Just saying

Akells
Akells

God has nothing to do with what Trump is doing. True followers of Christ know that God allowed him to win to show our country exact how ugly and great it really is. Great potential but our Country has never been “Great”. And all those idiots that tell themselves that are a part of the problem. Especially the bootstrap people. They are either rich or thieving savages! This country was started by being stolen from others. Give me a break.

URHiskid
URHiskid

Suppose your brain surgeon bought into "Don't believe everything you know...?"

Someone recently pointed out that when you come to a fork in the road sometimes the right direction is to turn around and go back to where you came from. Maybe we should consider applying that alternative to the direction our country needs to head.

I like the idea of less government and more freedom. Fighting for freedom is how it started out, and freedom is why America became the greatest nation in the world.

An obscure, national politician used to love advising her audience: "Stop turning to the government to solve your problems." Well said by someone who knew the foundation of our country's greatness, in a word: freedom.

In 2020 I'm going to vote for the candidate that I think can do the best job of keeping our country free.

Average American
Average American

Yeah, ummm - that's a hard NO.

PixieEars
PixieEars

I honestly don’t think America has ever been “the greatest country on Earth”, you’ve all just been brainwashed into thinking so for generation upon generation.

JailTraitors
JailTraitors

@JsDeBrita

In light of the recent attempted murder of members of Congress, your vile comment wishing the execution of same, has been reported to the FBI. Good luck with that!

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!!