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MSNBC 17 Feb 2020

Joe Biden Calls On Trump's AG William Barr To Resign

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Democratic hopeful and fmr. Vice President Joe Biden joins MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace to react to the calls for Trump's attorney general to resign his office. Aired on 02/17/20.


Over a thousand former Justice Department officials have called on Attorney General William Barr to resign after he overruled Roger Stone's sentencing. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang and Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller join CBSN to discuss the president's relationship with Barr.
In an open letter signed by more than 2,000 former Department of Justice officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations calls on William Barr to resign, arguing that the Attorney General interfered "in the fair administration of justice." The controversy started after fallout from the Roger Stone case.
More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
Over a thousand former Justice Department officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign after he overruled the sentencing of Trump associate Roger Stone. Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes and Reuters White House reporter Jeff Mason join CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the reaction on Capitol Hill.

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UNDERWAY IN HENDERSON, NEVADA. JOINING US FROM RENO, NEVADA,
JOINING US FROM RENO, NEVADA, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN.
PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.
US. >> HAPPY TO BE HEAR, NICOLLE.
>> HAPPY TO BE HEAR, NICOLLE. >> SO, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING
>> SO, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE LETTER SIGN BIDE MORE
ABOUT THE LETTER SIGN BIDE MORE THAN 2,000 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
THAN 2,000 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS CALLING ON ATTORNEY
OFFICIALS CALLING ON ATTORNEY GENERAL TO RESIGN.
GENERAL TO RESIGN. DO YOU JOIN THEIR CALL FOR HIS
DO YOU JOIN THEIR CALL FOR HIS RESIGNATION?
RESIGNATION? >> ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE.
>> ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE. THIS IS THE MOST GRAVE ABUSE OF
THIS IS THE MOST GRAVE ABUSE OF POWER I’VE EVER SEEN AT THE
POWER I’VE EVER SEEN AT THE HANDS OF THIS PRESIDENT WHO HAS
HANDS OF THIS PRESIDENT WHO HAS NO, NO SENSE OF DECENCY OR
NO, NO SENSE OF DECENCY OR UNDERSTANDING OF THE
UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONSTITUTION.
CONSTITUTION. AND BARR’S FACILITATING IS
AND BARR’S FACILITATING IS BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION.
BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION. I USED TO CHAIR THE JUDICIARY
I USED TO CHAIR THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR YEARS.
COMMITTEE FOR YEARS. NO PRESIDENT, NO PRESIDENT, NO
NO PRESIDENT, NO PRESIDENT, NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER INTIMIDATED
PRESIDENT HAS EVER INTIMIDATED AN ATTORNEY GENERAL INTO ABUSING
AN ATTORNEY GENERAL INTO ABUSING POWER AS MUCH AS THIS PRESIDENT
POWER AS MUCH AS THIS PRESIDENT HAS.
HAS. >> I HAD YOUR EXPERIENCE CHAIR
>> I HAD YOUR EXPERIENCE CHAIR OF THE JUDICIARY IN MIND WHEN I
OF THE JUDICIARY IN MIND WHEN I THOUGHT I WOULD LOVE YOUR
THOUGHT I WOULD LOVE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD DO
THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD DO AS PRESIDENT.
AS PRESIDENT. DO YOU HAVE CANDIDATES IN MIND
DO YOU HAVE CANDIDATES IN MIND TO SERVE AS YOUR ATTORNEY
TO SERVE AS YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PUT THIS DEPARTMENT
GENERAL TO PUT THIS DEPARTMENT BACK TOGETHER?
BACK TOGETHER? >> YES.
>> YES. I CAN THINK OF AT LEAST THREE
I CAN THINK OF AT LEAST THREE OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD,
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, INCLUDING WOMEN.
INCLUDING WOMEN. >> CAN YOU SHARE THEM WITH US?
>> CAN YOU SHARE THEM WITH US? >> NO.
>> NO. BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A BIT
BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A BIT PRESUMPTUOUS OF ME NOW.
PRESUMPTUOUS OF ME NOW. AND I’LL GET CRITICIZED FOR
AND I’LL GET CRITICIZED FOR DOING IT.
DOING IT. BUT I’VE THOUGHT AN AWFUL LOT
BUT I’VE THOUGHT AN AWFUL LOT ABOUT THIS.
ABOUT THIS. I REALLY BELIEVE, NICOLLE, OUR
I REALLY BELIEVE, NICOLLE, OUR DEMOCRACY’S AT RISK.
DEMOCRACY’S AT RISK. FOUR MORE YEARS, OUR DEMOCRACY
FOUR MORE YEARS, OUR DEMOCRACY IS AT RISK.
IS AT RISK. IT’S THE GREATEST ABUSE OF POWER

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