No one should be above the law, not the former President and not his friends. A bedrock foundation of our democracy is that every person is treated equally under the law. — Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of New York
No one should be above the law, not the former President and not his friends. A bedrock foundation of our democracy is that every person is treated equally under the law. — Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of New York
Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case 'was inappropriately suppressed'
Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of New York requested an "investigation into whether Mr. Barrack or any other friends of the former President were given special treatment by the Department of Justice during the last Administration, and whether his case was inappropriately suppressed."

"We understand prosecutorial discretion," they wrote in a letter dated Thursday and obtained by CNN. "But that discretion can never be based on how wealthy or connected a defendant happens to be. No one should be above the law, not the former President and not his friends. A bedrock foundation of our democracy is that every person is treated equally under the law."

... Barrack, the head of a real estate and private equity firm and a longtime Trump ally who served as chairman of his inaugural committee, was indicted Tuesday for illegal foreign lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates in connection with what prosecutors described as an effort to influence the Trump campaign in 2016 and the first year of his administration.


In addition to asking the inspector general to examine the circumstances surrounding Barrack's indictment, Lieu and Rice also requested the inquiry include a look at whether "any other friends of the former President were given special treatment by the Department of Justice during the last Administration."
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