NYC Bar calls for AG Barr to recuse himself from Ukraine dealings

NYC Bar calls for AG Barr to recuse himself from Ukraine dealings
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The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) on Wednesday urged Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGOP senator says Trump commuting Stone was a 'mistake' Barr recommended Trump not give Stone clemency: report Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence MORE to recuse himself from any future or current Department of Justice review regarding the Trump administration's conduct with the Ukrainian government.


"We hope that Mr. Barr will act promptly to remedy, at least in part, his prior failure to recuse himself from the Ukraine Matter," the association said in a statement.

The NYCBA continued, "If he fails either to recuse himself or to resign, Mr. Barr should be subject to appropriate Congressional sanctions, including possible removal from office, in order to restore the Office of the Attorney General and the DOJ to their historic roles as defender of the law on behalf of the American people."

Barr was mentioned in the whistleblower complaint that centered around President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksky. The complaint became the catalyst for the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry launched last month. 

Specifically, the whistleblower alleges that Trump told Zelensky that Barr would be in contact to speak further about Zelensky opening an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump Jr. to self-publish book 'Liberal Privilege' before GOP convention Tom Price: Here's how we can obtain more affordable care The Memo: Democrats feel rising tide in Florida MORE and his son, Hunter Biden.

The spokesperson for the Department of Justice did not immediately respond to The Hill for comment.