FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently penned an opinion piece in Newsweek addressing William Barr’s assault on the rule of law and his abuse of power as Attorney General of the United States. In her new piece, Professor Taub points to testimony from a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Department of Justice: Political Interference and Threats to Prosecutorial Independence.”

“The most stunning testimony came from Zelinsky, an assistant U.S. attorney. He detailed the pressure he faced in February to go easy in sentencing Roger Stone, President Donald Trump’s longtime associate whom a jury convicted in November 2019 on seven felony counts involving obstructing the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the Trump campaign, lying to Congress and witness tampering,” said Taub.

Citing vindictive abuse of power, Free Speech For People has called for Congress to reconvene its impeachment inquiry and investigate whether to recommend new articles against AG Barr and President Trump. Following additional abuses from the Attorney General, FSFP joined a coalition of organizations calling for Barr’s immediate impeachment and removal from office.

“With Barr, Trump has the entire criminal justice apparatus in his hands to target his enemies and reward his family and friends. But here’s the good news…Congress still has the authority to shape this role, fund the Justice Department and, of course, impeach,” said Taub.

Read the entire piece here.