Because Barr so significantly placed his hand on the scales of justice in making his declination decision, the public deserves to know the full basis for it.
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Wheeler signed an ethics pledge barring him for two years from working on issue areas on which he lobbied within two years of his appointment.
Barr's conflicts include his involvement with President Trump’s legal team, as well as Barr’s 19-page memo criticizing a possible obstruction charge.
On President Trump's first full day in office, our legal team officially filed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump to stop the President from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.
There is compelling evidence that Donald Trump may have personally committed up to eight criminal offenses while campaigning and during the first year of his presidency. Potential offenses include violations of laws regulating campaign contributions and their disclosure.
In his second year in office, President Trump continued to use the presidency to enrich himself. Political allies, wealthy donors, special interests and foreign governments adopted a key tactic of patronizing Trump’s businesses to curry favor with the Trump administration.
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