William Barr may soon live to regret his decision to take up the role of Attorney General of the United States under Trump because the NYC Bar Association has just asked Congress to investigate him for bias. This is very bad news for Barr because he is so blatantly biased for Trump that there is no way he would come out of an investigation clean.
The NYCBA says that the Justice Department under Bill Barr has become “political partisans willing to use the levers of government to empower certain groups over others.” The should be the slogan for the entire administration, but just Barr will do for now.
According to a Bloomberg report:
The request disclosed on Thursday appears to be the first time the New York bar or any comparable bar association has asked Congress to investigate a sitting attorney general. Last year, 450 former federal prosecutors from Republican and Democratic administrations signed a statement chastising Barr for his handling of the Mueller report on Russian election interference.
In the letter sent to Congress, Bar officials said that “The duties to act impartially, to avoid even the appearance of partiality and impropriety, and to avoid manifesting bias, prejudice or partisanship in the exercise of official responsibilities are bedrock obligations for government lawyers.”
In their letter, Roger Juan Maldonado, the president of the association, and Stephen Kass, chairman of the association’s task force on the rule of law, didn’t take a position on whether Barr had violated any rules of professional conduct. Instead they said that his recent statements “warrant further investigation by Congress as part of an inquiry into Mr. Barr’s conduct as attorney general.”