Assistant U.S. Attorney Says William Barr ‘Dishonors’ Justice Department

A federal prosecutor wrote a letter expressing his opposition to Attorney General William Barr, who he said “brought shame” to the Department of Justice.

“While I am a federal prosecutor, I am writing to express my own views, clearly not those of the department, on a matter that should concern all citizens: the unprecedented politicization of the office of the attorney general,” said James D. Herbert, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, in a letter to The Boston Globe published Thursday.

More recently, Barr took the unprecedented step of throwing the weight of the Justice Department behind Trump in a lawsuit filed by a rape accuser. Barr also recently designated New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” in a bid to cut federal funding to the cities perceived as liberal.

“William Barr has done the president’s bidding at every turn,” Herbert wrote. “For 30 years I have been proud to say I work for the Department of Justice, but the current attorney general has brought shame on the department he purports to lead.”

HuffPost reached out to Barr’s office for comment.

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