Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Cory Booker sent a letter Friday.
A letter from Shepard's parents attacking Barr was read aloud during a ceremony inside the Justice Department.
Legal experts worry the Department of Justice is losing its independence.
Both the call and the way officials reportedly handled it echo the Ukraine scandal, which prompted House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry last week.
“It’s as if the department’s only job is to protect Trump. They should change their name to the Department of Cover-up”
Investigators are now looking into whether these people also knew, for sure, that Epstein had been left alone in his cell.
An autopsy determined Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in federal custody.
I bought a novel by Donald Barr about sex slaves in space for $1.95. Now, it’s worth hundreds.
His autopsy revealed neck injuries that are associated with strangulation, as well as with hanging.
They were meant to check on him regularly, but reportedly fell asleep, leaving him unsupervised for three hours.
“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation,” Barr said.