Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are requesting the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate possible political interference in the section.
They’re requesting Horowitz to ascertain if there is”a pattern of misuse or misconduct” within the section or one of DOJ employees.
The letter, obtained by NBC News, comes after Attorney General Bill Barr stepped in to urge a lesser sentence for Trump partner Roger Stone than that which had been asked by the profession prosecutors, four of whom resigned in the situation or the section in response to Barr’s activities.
The senators stage to questions stemming from Barr’s recommendations from the Stone case, his mission of an outside prosecutor to check in the prosecution of former national security advisor Michael Flynn and also the choice to pursue a case against former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe despite recommendations from doing this.
They also notice other cases of concern where the section was involved in questionable situations, including the function that Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani has inside the Justice Department along with the president’s attempts to research former Vice President Joe Biden.