Radio host Dan Bongino on Monday told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” that Attorney General William Barr “is probably laughing” at the people calling for his resignation over the change in sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone.
More than 1,000 former DOJ staffers signed an open letter calling on Barr to step down after top officials in the department changed the sentencing recommendation for Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump. Stone was convicted of multiple charges brought by federal prosecutors, who recommended that he be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison for his offenses.
“Nine years for someone with no criminal history. You want this guy to die in prison?” Bongino said. “Let's just be candid. The left is all in on the police state right now and government spying. They just are. There is no other way to describe it.”
When asked about the petition, Bongino said that “Bill Barr is probably laughing at these idiots right now,” adding, “they’re former DOJ people for a reason. If you look back under the Obama administration and their hiring practice … What they did was, although you’re legally not allowed to ask party affiliation when you hire people for those jobs, it was clear, based on the resumes of the people Obama's administration overwhelmingly hired in the DOJ, attorneys and otherwise, that they were hardcore leftists, a lot of them, so it shouldn't be surprising to anyone now that they are former.”
He concluded that “Bill Barr made an independent decision about a grotesque violation of sentencing guidelines here and he made a decision as a steward of the elected president of the United States. I mean, that's just what happens. I mean he’s the appointed official approved by the Senate. And if you don't like it, then elect someone else next time.”
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