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Judge Set to Rule on Immunity For Police at Lafayette Square
Law Enforcement
Judge Set to Rule on Immunity For Police at Lafayette Square
2021-06-02 12:19:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. federal judge is expected to rule within days on whether lawsuits can go forward accusing police of violating protesters’ civil rights in the way they cleared Lafayette Square in front of the White House last... Read More

Trump Doesn't Rule Out Firing Barr, Calls AG's Voter Fraud Debunking 'a Disappointment'
Justice
Trump Doesn't Rule Out Firing Barr, Calls AG's Voter Fraud Debunking 'a Disappointment'

It might be time for Attorney General William Barr to start packing his bags. President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that he may fire Barr over his affirmation that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. "Ask me that in a number of... Read More

Barr Appoints Special Counsel in Russia Probe Investigation
Political News
Barr Appoints Special Counsel in Russia Probe Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, granting him authority to complete the work without being easily fired. Barr told The Associated Press... Read More

Barr Says Justice Department Finds No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
2020 Elections
Barr Says Justice Department Finds No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
2020-12-01 21:08:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not uncovered voting fraud at a scale that could have affected the results of the presidential election. Barr's comments, made during an interview with the Associated Press,... Read More

Barr Allows Probes Into Voting Outcome Despite Lack of Evidence
Justice
Barr Allows Probes Into Voting Outcome Despite Lack of Evidence

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr authorized Justice Department officials to open inquiries into potential irregularities in the presidential election, while acknowledging there's no conclusive evidence. Barr issued a memo on Monday evening authorizing U.S. attorneys across the country, as well as his top lieutenants, "to pursue... Read More

Attorney General Barr Broke Elections Law, Ethics Groups Say in Call to Impeach
Justice
Attorney General Barr Broke Elections Law, Ethics Groups Say in Call to Impeach

WASHINGTON — Two groups promoting ethics in government called for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of violating laws and undermining public confidence in the Justice Department. Barr has used the department to further President Donald... Read More

William Barr Floats Theory of Foreign Mail-vote Fraud That Experts Call Impossible
2020 Elections
William Barr Floats Theory of Foreign Mail-vote Fraud That Experts Call Impossible

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly floated a conspiracy theory that other countries may distribute counterfeit mail-in ballots to sway the November election. That’s virtually impossible, according to election officials, ballot-printing companies and political scientists. Yet it’s a... Read More

Attorney General Barr Defends Response to Protests, His Role in Criminal Cases of Trump Allies
Congress
Attorney General Barr Defends Response to Protests, His Role in Criminal Cases of Trump Allies

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday aggressively defended the federal response to violence and protests at the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, and his decision to intercede in criminal cases involving President Donald Trump’s close associates. The attorney... Read More

Barr to Prosecutors: Look for Unconstitutional Virus Rules
Justice
Barr to Prosecutors: Look for Unconstitutional Virus Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Monday ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to identify coronavirus-related restrictions from state and local governments “that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens.” The memo to... Read More

Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns
In The News
Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will consider taking legal action against governors who continue to impose stringent rules for dealing with the coronavirus that infringe on constitutional rights even after the crisis subsides in their states, Attorney General William Barr... Read More

Mueller Report Redactions Subject to Federal Judge’s Review
Courts
Mueller Report Redactions Subject to Federal Judge’s Review

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., expressed doubt about Attorney General William Barr’s credibility and said he’ll conduct an “independent review” of the Mueller report to determine whether the Justice Department properly redacted it. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton in... Read More

Barr Taps Official to Receive Ukraine Tips From Giuliani, Others
Justice
Barr Taps Official to Receive Ukraine Tips From Giuliani, Others

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department designated a U.S. attorney’s office in New York state to coordinate and handle investigations and material related to Ukraine, including receiving information from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. The department... Read More

Will There Be an Investigation of U.S. Attorney General Barr?
In The News
Will There Be an Investigation of U.S. Attorney General Barr?
2020-02-18 16:36:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A Washington-based advocacy group for government ethics is asking the Justice Department to investigate the U.S. attorney general for his statements about the criminal conviction of an associate of President Donald Trump. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in... Read More

Trump Tweets ‘Make it Impossible for Me to Do My Job,’ AG Barr Says
Justice
Trump Tweets ‘Make it Impossible for Me to Do My Job,’ AG Barr Says

Attorney General William Barr complained about President Donald Trump’s tweeting habits Thursday, saying on national TV that the tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr then quickly doubled down on his criticism, adding that, as head... Read More

House Oversight Panel Sues Barr, Ross to Obtain Census Documents
Litigation
House Oversight Panel Sues Barr, Ross to Obtain Census Documents

WASHINGTON — A House committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to get documents on the administration’s unsuccessful attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. President Donald Trump... Read More

Attorney General Barr 'Has Gone Rogue' to Protect Trump, Pelosi Says
Impeachment
Attorney General Barr 'Has Gone Rogue' to Protect Trump, Pelosi Says
2019-09-27 21:02:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she believes Attorney General William Barr has "gone rogue" in his handling of a whistleblower complaint that implicates him in efforts by President Donald Trump to solicit Ukrainian interference in the 2020... Read More

Justice Department to Resume Federal Executions
Criminal Justice
Justice Department to Resume Federal Executions
2019-07-25 21:52:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades. In a written statement, the Department said Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to adopt... Read More

House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt
Criminal Justice
House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt
2019-06-13 11:33:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the addition of a citizenship question to the... Read More

House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
Criminal Justice
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

Barr Defends Trump on Obstruction, Saying President Was 'Frustrated and Angry'
In The News
Barr Defends Trump on Obstruction, Saying President Was 'Frustrated and Angry'
2019-04-18 19:52:55
by Dan McCue

Attorney General William Barr vigorously defended President Donald Trump ahead of Thursday's public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying what some might see as obstruction on the part of the president... Read More

Redacted Mueller Report 'Within a Week' Barr Tells Congress
Congress
Redacted Mueller Report 'Within a Week' Barr Tells Congress
2019-04-10 00:02:41
by Dan McCue

Attorney General William Barr told a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election "within a week" as he repeatedly defended his handling... Read More

Nadler Steps Up Push for Mueller Docs After Explosive Media Reports
In The News
Nadler Steps Up Push for Mueller Docs After Explosive Media Reports
2019-04-05 00:25:50
by Dan McCue

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Attorney General William Barr to release the full, unredacted Robert Mueller report on his Russia investigation following a pair of explosive stories published in the New York... Read More

House Judiciary Committee Approves Subpoenas for Mueller Report
Congress
House Judiciary Committee Approves Subpoenas for Mueller Report
2019-04-03 19:12:17
by Dan McCue

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report increasing pressure on the Justice Department to release the document without redactions. The committee voted 24-17 to give Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., permission... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Mueller Report Subpoenas
Congress
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Mueller Report Subpoenas
2019-04-01 16:20:16
by Dan McCue

The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on subpoenas this week seeking release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report. House Democrats have set an April 2 deadline for receiving a copy of the full Mueller report, but... Read More

House Democratic Leaders Set Deadline to See Full Mueller Report
Congress
House Democratic Leaders Set Deadline to See Full Mueller Report
2019-03-26 23:59:24
by Dan McCue

The Democratic chairs of six House committees sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr late Monday demanding that Congress receive Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his Russia probe no later than Tuesday, April 2. In their letter,... Read More

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