Group of Attorneys and Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against A.G. William Barr

  

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Via:  flynavy1  •  3 weeks ago  •  37 comments

By:   Jerry Lambe

Group of Attorneys and Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against A.G. William Barr
“Serious violation of ethical standards by the Attorney General of the United States erodes public faith in our legal system. Guarding against such a threat is a shared responsibility of members of the American legal profession,”

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A coalition of 27 distinguished legal professionals on Tuesday filed an ethics complaint with the Washington, D.C. Bar Association against Attorney General  William Barr  which urges the organization’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel to open an investigation into the A.G.  The group alleges that Barr has undermined the rule of law and interfered in the administration of justice.

Former Massachusetts Attorney General   Scott Harshbarger , one of the document’s authors,   described   the 36-page complaint as “a meticulously researched legal brief that describes in painstaking detail how Mr. Barr has violated his attorney’s oath of office and rules of professional conduct.”

The complaint is predicated on four particular actions taken by the attorney general, each of which the group claims evinces Barr’s pattern of professional misconduct and exemplifies his breach of duty to the American people.  Here are those four points, as quoted directly from the document:


  1. In absolving the president of criminal liability for obstructing justice upon receiving the Mueller Report last year, Mr. Barr repeatedly engaged in dishonest and deceitful conduct. His Senate defense of his determination of insufficient evidence to prove [ Donald ]   Trump’s   obstruction was transparently untenable, as 1000 prosecutors publicly stated.


  2. In abandoning all precedent by attacking an inspector general’s [Crossfire Hurricane]   report , Mr. Barr acted in alignment with the president’s narrative that the FBI’s investigation into his campaign was illegitimate. Mr. Barr rested his “beyond unusual” attack on half-truth, mischaracterization and deceptive concealment of facts.


  3. Asked in a televised interview about any FBI misconduct during the investigation of the Trump campaign, Mr. Barr abandoned the rules of his Department and of professional responsibility by publicly maligning the conduct of FBI personnel who are the subject of a criminal investigation; Mr. Barr thereby undermined the fairness of future criminal proceedings involving those individuals. He did so using language that no ethical prosecutor would use in public comments about individuals under investigation.


  4. In overseeing and ordering the unconstitutional attack on citizens peacefully protesting in Lafayette Square, the attorney general violated his lawyer’s oath. With the whole world watching, he demonstrated the starkest, anti-constitutional harm that a conflict of interest can cause.

The group specifically emphasized Barr’s “deception” regarding the Inspector General   Michael Horowitz’s   conclusion on the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation – the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials. While Barr   asserted   on national TV that the investigation being predicated on information from a friendly foreign government was “very flimsy,” the attorney general withheld “critical facts” concerning corroborating evidence that the IG specifically noted. That evidence included the Russian hacking of servers belonging to the DNC and Clinton campaign, the Wikileaks release of material hacked by Russians, and Russian attempts to hack U.S. state election computers.

“There was nothing inadvertent about Mr. Barr’s misrepresentation. Not only did he avow ‘flimsiness’ on national television, Mr. Barr repeated his allegation in his press statement that day — stating that the FBI launched Crossfire Hurricane ‘on the thinnest of suspicions.’ That statement, according to Georgetown and American University law professors, was also ‘willfully inaccurate’ and ‘a misleading statement, if not a deliberate distortion,’” the group wrote.

In conclusion, the complaint emphasized that Barr’s conduct presented a dire threat the American system of justice that demanded a thorough investigation.

“Serious violation of ethical standards by the Attorney General of the United States erodes public faith in our legal system. Guarding against such a threat is a shared responsibility of members of the American legal profession,” the complaint said.

“That threat is upon us. The grounds described above call out for a disciplinary proceeding to be initiated under DC Bar Rule XI, Section 2(b) governing lawyer misconduct, and for the imposition of appropriate sanctions from among the alternatives in Rule XI, Section 3. We respectfully urge the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to do so.”

Read the full complaint below.

DC Bar Compalint AG   by   Law&Crime   on Scribd


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FLYNAVY1
1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

Where are the congressional voices on all this Trump related shit going on?

  • Russian bounties on American Troops.
  • No Federal plan to fight Covid19
  • Federal troops violating constitutional rights in Portland
  • Using the office of the President for financial benefit and self dealing
  • Tampering within the justice department and skirting the rule of law.

Rubio... Scott... McConnell.... Cruz....  where the hell are you?

 
 
 
evilgenius
1.1  evilgenius  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    3 weeks ago
Rubio... Scott... McConnell.... Cruz....  where the hell are you?

We'll hear from then about 10 seconds after Biden takes the oath in Jan.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  evilgenius @1.1    3 weeks ago

I'm betting it will won't take that long EG....

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

that's the face of a fat little fixer that just realized his career is over in 6 months, although he'll still be visiting some federal courtrooms...

 
 
 
evilgenius
1.1.3  evilgenius  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

You know me, I'm an optimist! LOL

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

federal courtrooms...followed by federal corrections facilities

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

I bet Biden will begin to drain the swamp, beginning with Barr.

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1  devangelical  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    3 weeks ago

all the big rats will flee the sinking ship on 11/4

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  devangelical @2.1    3 weeks ago
all the big rats will flee the sinking ship on 11/4

Are you finally admitting that they'll all run like vermin from the United Slimy Ship Hiden Biden

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
Are you finally admitting that they'll all run like vermin from the

...Trumptanic? Yes.

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.3  devangelical  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

145K dead

40M unemployed

US economy tanked

trumpski's secret police bashing heads

... and fearless leader goes golfing...

good luck with that...

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  devangelical @2.1.3    3 weeks ago
145K dead

40M unemployed

US economy tanked

Yeah, we really have to thank the Communist Chinese fuckers that Hiden Biden things are friends for that shit.

trumpski's secret police bashing heads

US Marshals are NOT//NOT secret police no matter how hard you wish it were so.

... and fearless leader goes golfing...

Actually he is fearless.  He faces the press every fucking day and answers questions.  Hell, it's reported that he's answered more in his time in office than any other President ever has in eight years.   Oh, where the fuck is Hiden Biden today?  Did Jill let him out of the basement?

good luck with that...

Thanks.   But have no fear, the SILENT MAJORITY are still that the silent majority who vote.  Unlike the asshats protesting, rioting, looting and committing arson.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Barr tRumps' fixer/consigliere - can't wait to see his big fat ass behind bars just like his boss.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

"Actually he is fearless.  He faces the press every fucking day and answers questions.  Hell, it's reported that he's answered more in his time in office than any other President ever has in eight years."

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The peaceful protesters will be voting - the thousands of peaceful protesters in Portland will be voting.  Gee, I wonder who they'll vote for thanks to Barr/tRumps'/Erik Prince's thug goons squads?  Millions and millions and millions of folks of all ages will be voting for Biden, not tRump. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4  XDm9mm    3 weeks ago
“a meticulously researched legal brief that describes in painstaking detail how Mr. Barr has violated his attorney’s oath of office and rules of professional conduct.”

Is that what they're calling the US version of the debunked Steele Dossier?

I'll be more interested in reading what Durham has to say.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @4    3 weeks ago

Yes, we're still waiting for those indictments XDM9mm.  It's been about 3-1/2 years now?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    3 weeks ago
Yes, we're still waiting for those indictments XDM9mm.  It's been about 3-1/2 years now?

Have no fear.  Unlike the Steele dossier, any indictments will be based on FACTS, not the fictional bullshit bar talk of a foreign operative being paid by the DNC and Clinton campaign.

 
 
 
Snuffy
4.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    3 weeks ago

Actually the Durham investigation only started in May, 2019.  Hardly 3 1/2 years.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

Whatever sniffles. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
4.2  bbl-1  replied to  XDm9mm @4    3 weeks ago

The Steel Dossier has not been 'debunked'.  It is yet to be vetted.  The alleged 'pee tapes' are nothing but a distraction although there may be merit to the allegations.  What was really discussed at Helsinki? 

The meat of the matter is Russian money and Russian influence on a political movement and a very compromised American man by the name of Donald J. Trump.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2    3 weeks ago

Da!  Kompromat!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.2.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2    3 weeks ago

The Steel Dossier has not been 'debunked'.  It is yet to be vetted. 

Steele just lost a libel suit over its contents. There’s no excuse for anyone to still defend it at this point. It’s like admitting you are flat earther.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.2.3  Tacos!  replied to  bbl-1 @4.2    3 weeks ago
The Steel Dossier has not been 'debunked'.  It is yet to be vetted. 

So, a federal investigation should have been launched based on something that hasn't even been vetted?

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

Great question there!

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loki12
4.2.5  loki12  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.2.2    3 weeks ago
It’s like admitting you are flat earther.

Only slower, 

 
 
 
bbl-1
5  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

All jokes aside, how can anybody file ethics charges against a man who never possessed any in the first place. 

Barr is protecting something far more nefarious than Donald J. Trump and I suspect that path leads to Moscow.

 
 
 
devangelical
5.1  devangelical  replied to  bbl-1 @5    3 weeks ago

Barr's name is in epstein's little black book too...

 
 
 
bbl-1
5.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  devangelical @5.1    3 weeks ago

Barr's name in a 'little black book'?  I doubt that.  But...………..there are other names.  And certain Russians are prolific in the business of 'young girls'.

I still wonder what happened to that video clip of Trump when asked about Epstein a decade ago replied, "He likes them young."  Trump lives in fields of landmines.  What will happen when his protections cease?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1.2  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  bbl-1 @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

What will happen when his protections cease?

Justice?

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.3  Krishna  replied to  devangelical @5.1    2 weeks ago
Barr's name is in epstein's little black book too...

And then the's also the matter of Trump and Epstein:

 
 
 
JBB
6  JBB    3 weeks ago

Bill Barr should be disbarred and put behind bars...

 
 
 
XDm9mm
6.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JBB @6    3 weeks ago
Bill Barr should be disbarred and put behind bars...

Hot shit.....   others were saying the same about Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  XDm9mm @6.1    3 weeks ago
 others were saying the same about Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.

Yes, but these are actual educated law professors, not just toothless Jim Bob down at your local Bait & Tackle...

 
 
 
bbl-1
6.1.2  bbl-1  replied to  XDm9mm @6.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah.  People like Barr, Trump and the rest of the money launderers.

 
 
 
loki12
7  loki12    3 weeks ago

Look Squirrel!!!!!! 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
7.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  loki12 @7    3 weeks ago

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Too bad you don't care about doing something constructive.

 
 
 
Krishna
8  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Barr has been one of the most totally corrupt people to hold office since..well at least since the Nixon era.

its amazing what he's gotten away with....but it seems more and more people are starting to reaiize it...and many will vote..

 
 
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