"Trump has now publicly admitted that his attorney general intervened in the case of his own longtime adviser -- who obstructed an investigation into an attack on our political system--for the express purpose of undermining DOJ's own investigative conclusions about himself."
"I don't want to talk about it."
"Donald Trump is shredding the rule of law in this country. His AG overruled career prosecutors to reduce the sentence for his buddy Roger Stone after Stone committed crimes to protect him. Every Republican who voted to acquit Trump for his corrupt actions enabled and owns this. Donald Trump can continue his corrupt rampages and vendettas because elected Republicans do nothing. They lack the courage and backbone shown by four career prosecutors who stepped down rather than facilitate the Attorney General's corrupt scheme. But we are not powerless."
Government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) concurs with Warren's demand Barr step down.
"The decision to overrule your career prosecutors and significantly reduce the recommended sentence for Roger Stone, who has been convicted for lying under oath, at the apparent request of the president a decision that led to all four prosecutors handling the case to withdraw from the proceedings in protest."
House Intelligence Committee Chairman, and lead impeachment manager, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), said:
"I do not take a position on the proper prison term for Mr Stone, but it would be a blatant abuse of power if President Trump has in fact intervened to reverse the recommendations of career prosecutors at the Department of Justice. Doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the attorney general will join him in that effort. Coupled with the president's blatant retaliation against those who helped expose his wrongdoing, the Trump administration poses the gravest threat to the rule of law in America in a generation."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to pronounce:
"We are witnessing a crisis in the rule of law in Americaunlike one we have ever seen before. It is a crisis of President Trump's making. But it was enabled and emboldened by every Senate Republican who was too afraid to stand up to him and say the simple word 'no', when the vast majority of them knew that that was the right thing to do."
Barack Obama's former Attorney General, Eric Holder, concurred:
"Do not underestimate the danger of this situation. This affects the rule of law and respect for it. Unprecedented."
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) tweeted: