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

Trump Presses Barr to Target Political Enemies While Justice Department Stays Mute
Political News
Trump Presses Barr to Target Political Enemies While Justice Department Stays Mute

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at U.S. Attorney General William Barr for not doing more to prosecute his political enemies, including arresting Obama-era officials who the president accuses — without evidence — of illegally spying on his 2016... 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

Barr Stokes Doubts Over Mail-In Voting, Echoing Trump Theme
Political News
Barr Stokes Doubts Over Mail-In Voting, Echoing Trump Theme

WASHINGTON — State and local officials are “playing with fire” if they rely on sending out tens of thousands of mail-in ballots for the November election, Attorney General William Barr said, without providing evidence that there’s a risk to 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

House Judiciary Democrats Set to Grill Attorney General Barr
Congress
House Judiciary Democrats Set to Grill Attorney General Barr

WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have wanted to question Attorney General William Barr at an oversight hearing for more than a year, so they have a dizzying list of controversial topics for what promises to be a... Read More

Democrats Seek Probe on Police Actions, Use of Force in Portland
Law Enforcement
Democrats Seek Probe on Police Actions, Use of Force in Portland

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have asked for internal investigations into the use of federal police by Attorney General William Barr and the acting secretary of the Homeland Security Department, Chad Wolf, to crack down on protests in Portland, Oregon, and... Read More

Gohmert Tries to Drown Out Barr Critic With Incessant Tapping at Hearing
Congress
Gohmert Tries to Drown Out Barr Critic With Incessant Tapping at Hearing

WASHINGTON — East Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert tried Wednesday to drown out a critic of Attorney General William Barr by tapping his desk during a House hearing — not just once or twice like a judge or chairman calling for... Read More

Impeaching Barr ‘A Waste of Time,’ Top Judiciary Democrat Says
Congress
Impeaching Barr ‘A Waste of Time,’ Top Judiciary Democrat Says

A top House Democrat says there’s little point pursuing the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr, as some lawmakers have urged, because a “corrupt” Senate will simply ignore the charges. Impeaching Barr is “a waste of time at this point... Read More

Analysis: Barr’s Move On NY Prosecutor is Latest From Loyal Trump Defender
Political News
Analysis: Barr’s Move On NY Prosecutor is Latest From Loyal Trump Defender

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr’s move to oust one of the nation’s most prominent U.S. attorneys is only the latest to ring alarm bells inside and outside of the Justice Department that his actions are being driven by political... Read More

Nadler Seeks to Punish Barr for Not Testifying
Congress
Nadler Seeks to Punish Barr for Not Testifying

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee squared off against Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday to counter what Democrats say is continued defiance of Congress for refusing to testify at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced that... Read More

Barr Vows to Push Overturning of Obamacare, Despite Virus
Health
Barr Vows to Push Overturning of Obamacare, Despite Virus

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department would continue its efforts to invalidate Obamacare even as millions of Americans have lost their health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. Barr, in an interview with CBS News on Thursday,... Read More

Barr to Prosecutors: Look for Unconstitutional Virus Rules
Dep. of 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
Dep. of 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
Dep. of 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

Italy’s Spy Chief Met Twice With Barr to Aid Inquiry: Repubblica
Foreign Affairs
Italy’s Spy Chief Met Twice With Barr to Aid Inquiry: Repubblica

ROME — Italy’s spy chief Gennaro Vecchione met twice in August with U.S. Attorney General William Barr and prosecutor John Durham to help an investigation into the scandal involving President Donald Trump’s possible ties to Russia, one of Italy’s leading... 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
Political News
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

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