Via a form letter the D.C. Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel informed the lawyers - including four former D.C. Bar Presidents that it would not investigate the actions of former Attorney General William Barr. The gravamen of the charges filed is stated concisely by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger in a post on Just Security. The charges are that in his service to the President rather than the country Barr is to be sanctioned for:
Asserting that the complainants lacked "personal knowledge" the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel said it does not "intervene in matters that are being discussed on the national political scene.
It is notable that in the Watergate scandal former A.G. John Mitchell was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He served 19 months in federal prison. He was disbarred in New York.
- George Conk
D.C. Bar Ethics Committee Refuses to Investigate former Attorney General William Bar
by Michael Frisch - Ethics Counsel, Georgetown University Law Center