Attorney General William Barr was deemed non-credible by District Judge Reggie Walton on Thursday. Now, according to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, Barr should be investigated by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
Walton, a George W. Bush appointee on the D.C. District, noted on Thursday that Barr went out of his way to misrepresent the topline findings of the Mueller report to the public when it was being released, in a way that painted President Donald Trump in a better light.
“The actions of Attorney General Barr and his representations about the Mueller Report preclude the Court’s acceptance of the validity of the Department’s redactions without its independent verification,” wrote Walton. “The court will conduct an independent review of the unredacted version of the Mueller Report to determine whether it concurs with the Department’s determination.”
According to Vance, Barr should be investigated after Walton’s ruling.
DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility opens an investigation when a judge finds conduct by one of its lawyers that violates ethical obligations. This is the fiercest condemnation I’ve ever seen. Is Barr subject to an ethics process like any other DOJ lawyer would be? https://t.co/ffRm69mY3I
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 6, 2020