Fresh demands for the resignation or impeachment of U.S. Attorney General William Barr have started stacking up since the Department of Justice on Thursday dropped its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, which critics have condemned as a decision designed to politically benefit President Donald Trump.\u0022We are a nation of laws yet William Barr, the nation\u0026#039;s top law enforcement official, has routinely abused the powers of his office to undermine the rule of law for political advantage of the president who appointed him.\u0022—Karen Hobert Flynn, Common CauseIn a statement Friday, Karen Hobert Flynn, president of the national advocacy group Common Cause, called Barr \u0022a cancer on justice in this nation\u0022 and accused him of turning the DOJ \u0022into a political tool of a corrupt presidency.\u0022\u0022Americans expect and deserve an Attorney General who enforces the law impartially,\u0022 she said, \u0022not one who abuses his office to accommodate the whims of a president who believes he has unlimited power.\u0022The DOJ\u0026#039;s decision to drop charges against Flynn, which U.S. Attorney Timothy Shea detailed in a filing Thursday, came after Barr in February installed an outside prosecutor to review the department\u0026#039;s case against the former Trump adviser.In December 2017, Flynn had struck a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, agreeing to plead guilty to lying to the FBI and cooperate with Mueller\u0026#039;s Russia investigation. However, Flynn filed a motion to withdraw his plea in January.I just signed a @commoncause petition: Impeach and Remove Attorney General Barr. Sign here: https://t.co/6EAuBe2mBP— Sam Pancake (@jsampancake) May 8, 2020Since Barr replaced Jeff Sessions as Trump\u0026#039;s attorney general in February 2019, various actions he has taken have prompted government watchdogs groups to call for his removal from office. Hobert Flynn acknowledged that history Friday.\u0022The unprecedented decision to drop the prosecution of Michael Flynn, despite his guilty plea, is yet another blatant abuse of the powers of his office to cover up the misdeeds and crimes of the Trump administration,\u0022 she said. \u0022Barr\u0026#039;s attempt at a Soviet-style whitewash of the Mueller report and other abuses of his office led Common Cause in December to call on Congress to impeach Attorney General Barr.\u0022\u0022We renew our call to Congress to impeach William Barr before he does irreparable damage to the system of justice in our nation,\u0022 she added. \u0022We are a nation of laws yet William Barr, the nation\u0026#039;s top law enforcement official, has routinely abused the powers of his office to undermine the rule of law for political advantage of the president who appointed him. Congress cannot allow these abuses to stand.\u0022Common Cause was not alone in calling for Barr\u0026#039;s ouster over the past day:William Barr is not the President’s lawyer – he is the country’s lawyer. His political interference is blatantly corrupt and he should resign.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 7, 2020#ImpeachBarr https://t.co/PahDJbkked— Jeff Hauser (@jeffhauser) May 7, 2020Seeing this Trump crony get a pass for criminal behavior means the politicization of our justice department is near complete. Their contempt for the rule of law is sickening. We must #ImpeachBarr and #DisbarBarr now.Sign my complaint: https://t.co/vFBWjIGIKM https://t.co/IEi1yJCAqa pic.twitter.com/m4P9RTCZhQ— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@PascrellforNJ) May 7, 2020Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday denounced the DOJ\u0026#039;s decision to drop the case against Flynn \u0022to continue to cover up for the president\u0022 and declared that \u0022Attorney General Barr\u0026#039;s politicization of justice knows no bounds,\u0022 she did not incidate whether Democratic leaders in Congress plan to take any action.