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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 BarrDominion: Ex-Michigan state senator 'sowing discord in our democracy' with election fraud claims Hunter Biden says he doesn't know if Delaware laptop was his Gaetz showed lawmakers nude photos of women he claimed to have slept with: report MORE to recuse himself from any future or current Department of Justice review regarding the Trump administration's conduct with the Ukrainian government.

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"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 TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech 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 BidenBiden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE and his son, Hunter Biden.

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