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Larson: Barr’s Involvement in Stone Case is Alarming

February 12, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after Attorney General Barr overruled career prosecutors in the sentencing of Roger Stone. Stone was found guilty by a jury in November of multiple felonies, including witness tampering and obstruction of Congress.

“The crisis within the Department of Justice and the rule of law was underscored yesterday when four courageous prosecutors resigned. They did so because of the unprecedented assault on the rule of law to protect the President’s political ally. Americans should be alarmed by Attorney General Barr’s actions. We cannot allow any administration to threaten the independence and integrity of our justice system. I call on the Judiciary Committee to immediately begin an investigation and with the four prosecutors as witnesses, so the American people can hear the whole truth,” said Larson.